There are many good handguns out in the market.
Many lawful gun owners have different perspectives on which is best. So it can be a challenge not only for the newbie but the seasoned carriers as well.
Even with handguns it does come in different sizes, such as the full standard that LEO’s carry to a mini snub nose revolver.
Here are some top handgun choices to consider for compact size.
- Glock 26 Gen 3 (9MM)
This particular Glock is for concealed carry and it may be the most popular among CCW. Its small frame, short barrel makes it easy to conceal and the high magazine capacity is heaven sent with 10+1 rounds of 9mm.
One thing that stands out when compared to other compact guns is that while shooting the pistol won’t jump out of your hand. This id due to the full width size, this allows a shooter to have a good hold of it.
- Springfield XDs (.45 ACP)
This Sprinfield XDs is a .45ACP and considered one of the best on the market. The downside is that its a single stack which only holds 5 rounds of .45ACP.
The size is perfect for the concealed and the quality of the gun and operation is perfect.
- Ruger LCRx .38 Special
LCR stands for “Lightweight Carry Revolver”, the whole LCR series comes with its patent-trigger system. The reduced friction trigger system is designed to give the double-action shooting a smooth even trigger pull. This all helps in getting a more accurate shot every time.
- Smith & Wesson M&P 40C
Smith&Wesson produces some of the best handguns no matter the size. This M&P 40C is reliable, accurate and easy to carry makes it a great choice for CCW.
One thing that stands out from the others is its affordable pricing.
- Taurus PT111
The Taurus PT111 is not well known but its great for CCW. The compact frame and 13-round capacity makes it ideal to tuck under your shirt.
Something that stands out with this PT111 is the double-action/single-action mode.
- SCCY CPX-II
The SCCY may be one of the most affordable carry gun on the market with an excellent customer service and lifetime warranty.
Its slim design, lightweight, easy to use and 9mm pistol holds 10+1 rounds of 9mm – has more than enough stopping power for you.
- Springfield XDM Compact .40 S&W
The Springfield XDM Compact is another awesome carry gun – and you can have your choice of carrying either 11+1 rounds of .40S&W, or 16+1 rounds when you carry the extended magazine.
This gun is a bit pricier than some of the other guns, but it sure is quality. It’s 6.26-pound trigger pull makes this gun a dream to shoot – and it’s extremely accurate.
- Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40S&W
No “top carry gun” list is complete without adding one of the best carry guns on the planet – the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. It comes in both .40S&W or 9MM and is slim, lightweight, and accurate.
The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield is one of the top selling guns in America right now. The 6-pound trigger pull makes for a crisp and accurate shot placement, and the sights on top of the gun are fantastic. Due to the demand for these guns, the M&P Shields are hard to find – if you see one, nab it up for the perfect concealed carry gun!
There you have it, this isn’t the complete list. There are many more out there, maybe you can add it to our list below.