Posted on 01/19/2019 by Pew Pew Guru LLC

The Best 5 Guns for Concealed Carry— For Women


The Best 5 Guns for Concealed Carry— For Women

The Best Guns for Concealed Carry— For Women

A personal review to help you narrow down the search

I am an FFL Dealer, a US military Veteran, a licensed State of Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, A NRA Certified Instructor. So I think I know a thing or two about guns. I have trained countless women who had varying degrees of experience with guns. The article The Best Guns for Concealed Carry was really an in-depth look at the best options in multiple price points and levels of quality and manufacturers reputation.

According to the NRA Basic Personal Protection Course there are five factors to consider when selecting a gun for personal protection: fit, power, functional reliability, deciding between a revolver versus a semi-automatic and size.

Top Guns I recommend for Concealed Carry

#1. The Springfield Armory XD Subcompact .40SW. This gun fits in a purse, isn’t very heavy, has manageable recoil and fits great in the hand. MSRP $500.

#2. The Colt Mustang XSP.  It weighs under a pound fully loaded with 6 in the magazine and one in the chamber and is thin- making it very concealable. MSRP $ 649.

#3. The Glock 26/27. Both bear the Glock name, which lends credibility to reliability, quality and accuracy. They are identical except for their calibers. The Glock 26 is a 10 round 9 mm. The Glock 27 is a 10 round .40 caliber. MSRP $599.

#4. Smith and Wesson Shield. The 9mm Shield is a quality firearm and as accurate as you will find. A great buy for the money, MSRP $469 (9mm).

#5. Smith and Wesson M&P .380 EZ. It’s a smaller caliber but on a larger frame. It’s the size of the most common smaller 9mm- which helps it absorb recoil. MSRP $399.

The Guns I personally recommend for Concealed Carry

This review is personal, several of the guns on the list are from my personal collection, so that intimate knowledge should help you narrow down the search 

I like to consider myself a resource for women considering firearm purchases and concealed carry for personal protection but I don’t really do the subject justice the way the blog article The Best 8 Guns—  for Concealed Carry does. It goes more in depth and list MSRP and pro and cons of each. I really like the how they approach the subject. 

I purposely left off a lot of popular and honestly, some great guns. I tried to keep the list to guns priced south of $650, with most in the $400-500 range. Each person will find that what is perfect for me, won’t be as perfect for them, and that it is a totally subjective choice. This is just a guide based on some parameters I set in the beginning. There is no substitute for that trip to the gun store. My hope is that this this list makes that trip as painless and easy as possible.


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