Once in a while, a pistol stands out as a perfect option for those of us who carry concealed. It’s a personal decision as to which you choose, but today we’re going to share 10 of our favorites out of the many options available.
This list is in no particular order. We feel that each of these offers their own unique spin into the mix when it comes to concealed carry.
A concealed carry list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of this duo. The Glock 26 and Glock 27 are identical firearms aside from their calibers. Some consider them the champions of concealed carry due to their reliability and conceal-ability.
The PM9 is a nice light and short pistol that is great for concealed carry. You have a few different options from the factory such as regular combat sights or tritium night sights, and it is a favorite among many.
Colt Mustang XSP
This little ball of fury is designed for those who like to carry a full-size 1911-style firearm, but want a deep concealment option. At under a pound fully loaded, this pistol is very tiny and very concealable.
The XDs line, now consisting of both a 9mm and 45ACP version (with rumors of a 40S&W in the works), has turned out to be a fantastic seller in the concealed carry world. Although they were in the spotlight under a massive recall, Springfield made good on their promise to fix the problem.
Capacity: 9mm 7+1 ; 45ACP 5+1
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
The Shield is a scaled-down version of the popular M&P duty line, giving them a smaller profile for better concealment. Available in both 9mm and 40S&W, the Shield is a great option for both a primary firearm as well as a backup.
Capacity: Varies on model
This pistol from Ruger is nothing too exciting, but it’s still a great option to carry. At less than an inch wide, it’s slim profile allows for pretty much any method of carry that you can think of.
The Nano is an oddly designed pistol that was designed like that for a reason. With absolutely nothing protruding that could get caught up in a holster or clothing, it’s an excellent option for concealed carry.
This firearm is a pretty basic setup, but offers many great reviews of happy customers. They retained the best features from our P-11 and P-3AT pistols while making it flatter and lighter for great concealment.
Kimber Super Carry Pro
If you’re looking for a big-bore pistol that’s absolutely stunning, look no further than the Super Carry line from Kimber. You’ll need to fork over quite a few dollars for this one, but anyone I’ve ever talked to that owns one has said that it’s worth every penny.
SIG Sauer P938
A tiny 1911-style that eats up 9mm rounds, the P938 is a very popular pistol for concealed carry. It’s light and small, and will feel great as a primary concealed carry firearm. Just don’t mistake it for the P238, it packs more of a punch.
Did we miss some? Absolutely. These are just ten of many options available to you. The best option for each person is to head over to your local gun shop and check them out in person. What you see on the computer may not be what you like in person at all. The feel might not be right for your hands, or it could be perfect. The only way to know for sure is to give it a whirl.