6 Concealed Carry Handgun Options for Women
Self-defense with a firearm is effective if the person holding the gun is properly trained in self-defense techniques. Getting to know your gun and how to wield it will not only make accidents far less likely, but it will make you a better shooter. From gun safety to self-defense techniques, taking training courses will help you feel confident when carrying your gun.
Finding the correct firearm is often overlooked. With so many available handguns on the market, how should you know which one is best? Before you go testing every gun from A to Z, you can narrow down the possibilities by understanding your needs as a gun owner. If you’re investing in a handgun for self-defense, you want to consider what is capable for concealed carry or if you want a firearm more sizeable for defense inside your home.
There are plenty of vetted handguns that are accessible and trustworthy; here are a few of our popular concealed carry firearms.
1. Ruger LC9s
With rounded edges, slim body, and comfortable grip makes the Ruger LC9 a great choice for a concealed carry. The Ruger is reliable and accessible to the beginner with minimal recoil and consistent accuracy. Since it’s chambered in 9mm Luger, ammo is inexpensive and effective.
2. Ruger LCP
Small and light, the Ruger LCP semiautomatic pistol is personal protection you can carry discreetly in your handbag or even your pocket. It’s light in weight, but not in firepower and is a dependable option that is perfect for concealed carry.
3. S&W M&P Bodyguard
Weighing in at less than a pound, the .38 Automatic is a practical choice for concealed carry. The equipped laser sight can be an effective aiming tool when the pressure is on or under adverse conditions.
4. Glock 43
One of the most reliable names in handguns provides a compact variation of its larger counterpart. Capable of housing six rounds, the magazine size is a small sacrifice for a consistent and effective handgun.
5. Glock 19 Gen4
This handgun is slightly larger than others, making it easier to shoot accurately, and still comfortable for concealed carry. With a dual recoil system, firing is manageable and excellent for beginners.
6. Ruger LCR 9mm
If you like the simplicity of a revolver, the reliable Ruger LCR (Light Compact Revolver) 9mm may be right for you. Its smooth trigger pull has made it a popular option and the moon clips give this five-shot a fast reload.
Heritage offers top-notch indoor gun ranges and boasts a wide variety of rentals. It’s important to get familiar with a weapon before you commit to buying it, and there is no better place to research your choices than at target practice. For special offers at Heritage, see what up and coming events are taking place so you can get started finding the right handgun for you.