What is the best concealed carry gun? That depends on a number of factors including how you dress, the size of the person carrying the gun, and personal preference. There are many options to consider when choosing a handgun for everyday carry.
For example, a full size Glock or 1911 might not be the best choice for a women who wears a skirt to work everyday. She would be better off with something smaller that she can put in a purse or handbag. For someone who wears a suit and tie, the above option could be a perfectly suitable choice as a concealed carry gun.
Personally I think the smaller sub-compact pistols are too small for my large hands; It’s not comfortable to shoot. I think the compact mid-sized pistols are a good middle ground and are comfortable to carry.
The size of the round is also an important decision that you will have to make. I think it’s best to stick with standard calibers like the 9mm, .40, and .45 cal. Despite many haters, I have always been a big fan of the 9mm for the large magazine capacity and easy recoil management, but that’s just a personal preference. There is something to be said however when police and military around the world have chosen this round to be standard within their units.
So What is the Best Concealed Carry Gun?
In my opinion, the absolute best concealed carry gun that money can by is… (drum roll please)
The Glock 19. I know, I know. It’s nothing special and it doesn’t look pretty but it’s simple, reliable, and effective which is everything that you want to have in a gunfight. I have carried this weapon all over the world from the streets of hometown, USA to the streets of Iraq and it has never once failed me.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of other great pistols out there that can do everything the Glock 19 can and more but with the Glock, you get the best package for the best price.
The Best Concealed Carry Gun For You – Resources:
When choosing a handgun for concealed carry it’s best to do your research and the best source I have come by is from Monderno. These guys wrote a 67 page ebook that covers everything form choosing a handgun to carry methods and holsters. I think they charge about 15 bucks for the book which is a little spendy but well worth it for the amount information that you get. You can read my full review on the book here.
If you’d like to read more about my concealed carry setup read my review of the Snagmag.