Six Best Pistols for Concealed Carry

The sheer number of handguns available for concealed carry is staggering. Add in different options and calibers and it can get overwhelming. With that in mind, we have assembled a short list of some of the best concealed carry handguns! Now, first understand a concealed carry gun for me, may be too big for you. To help, we have offered a variety of suggestions ranging from micro to full size to help you make your choice.

SIG Sauer P365
While many people desire a super small gun to comfortably carry, they usually suffer in the capacity field. The P365 has a 10+1 capacity in a small package that also enjoys the Sig Sauer fit and feel. This is a solid choice in the sub compact range.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
Length: 5.8 inches
Weight: 17.8 ounces

Glock Gen5 G26
The Glock G26 was one of the first guns really marketed as a compact concealed carry gun. Known as the “Baby Glock” it has seen some improvements with the new Gen5. The Gen5 version has an improved trigger, new Marksman barrel delivering increased accuracy. Other features include removal of the finger grooves, an ambidextrous slide stop levers and nDLC finish.

Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.43 inches
Overall Length: 6.42 inches
Weight: 21.69 ounces

M&P Shield 2.0
One of the most popular concealed guns of all time has enjoyed some improvements this year. The 2.0 offers an improved trigger and more aggressive grip to make the gun an even better option for personal defense.

Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Weight: 18.3 ounces

Kimber KHX Pro
In the 1911 category, the Kimber KHX Pro is a great choice. With Hogue Enhanced MagGrip G10 laser grips, classic Kimber trigger and superb finish the gun is a pleasure to carry!

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.7 inches
Weight: 38 ounces

The VP9 has been in development for more than four years and is Heckler & Koch’s first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were introduced in the 1980s. It has a fantastic trigger and ambidextrous controls. Throw in well-designed ergonomics and you have a winner.

Caliber: .9mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.09 inches
Overall Length: 7.34 inches
Weight: 25.56 ounces

Colt Night Cobra
Colt has a stable of “snake” guns so it was no surprise when they named their new revolver the Night Cobra. This is a small frame revolver the enjoys a six round cylinder as opposed to the standard five we see in similar guns. It has been customized for concealed carry with a bobbed hammer and smooth edges. It is everything we would expect from Colt.

Caliber: .38 Special
Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.1 inches
Overall Length: 7.25 inches
Weight: 25 ounces