For ladies only. Okay. Now that all the guys have tuned in – works every time – you fellas can read along. But you have to bring chocolate. Clear?
Now that we’ve got that straightened out, today we’re talking about best concealed carry guns for ladies. In case you haven’t already figured this out, carrying concealed poses some unique challenges for women. So I asked my friend Eric Reed to weigh in on the topic. Eric is the founder and president of Gun Rights Across America. Here’s what he had to say:
By Eric Reed
Used by permission
The Top 10 Best Concealed Carry Guns For Women
One issue I feel very passionately about, is the need for women to be properly armed. This world is unfortunately full of predators, and I insist that my wife can adequately protect herself, and my children in my absence.
So I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 handguns (in no particular order) suitable for concealed carry for women (or the elderly). I can speak with some authority on this issue too, as my wife is a two time cancer survivor. The disease and treatments left her with a sensory peripheral neuropathy in her extremities. Essentially, that means she now has decreased strength and sensation in her hands, so this does pose some unique challenges when selecting an adequate concealed carry weapon. Especially considering that many women tend to wear tighter fitting clothing than men at times.
10) Sig P238 .380 ACP
This is a phenomenally manufactured weapon with concealed carry in mind. The sights for a “pocket pistol” are excellent. The trigger pull is light and smooth. Accuracy is second nature with that smooth trigger and excellent sights. Racking the slide is light and very manageable. Cons are that this isn’t a cheap pistol. Quality comes with a price tag, but you’re well being is worth it.
9) Springfield XDs 9MM
Springfield did great with this modestly priced conceal carry pistol. The striker fired pistol has a nice smooth trigger pull, but the strength required to rack the slide is a bit excessive. The 9MM version is much more controllable than the .45, it’s older brother. Sights are excellent and it points instinctively, as it comes with a hi-visibility fiber optic front sight. The gun conceals beautifully with a Crossbreed Super Tuck IWB holster, and is a comfortable “all day carry” gun.
8) Glock 42 .380 ACP
Coming in at just a hair over $400 is Glock’s first pistol in .380. This gun conceals well, but definitely is not a true “pocket pistol.” It performs like every other Glock in terms of accuracy, simplicity, trigger, and reliability. Recoil is very manageable, but racking the slide requires a good firm grip. Sights are like every other Glock, average.
7) Sig P938 9MM
What can I say? This is almost the perfect choice. Almost! Like it’s younger brother the P238, the sights, trigger, ease in “slide racking” ability, ease of concealment, and overall quality are excellent. Plus you’re getting the more powerful 9MM cartridge. But it’s at a cost. Shooting the P938 is quite “snappy” surprisingly. I’ve been told by other women that it’s still in the manageable category, but gripping the small frame with my barbaric hands proves challenging.
6) Ruger LCR .38 SPL
This gun is a winner! Affordable, smooth trigger, no slide to rack, and manageable recoil. The gun grips well for most women, and conceals adequately. The only major drawback is that you’re limited to 5 rounds, and since it’s a “wheel gun” reloading is slow.
5) Walther PK380
Walther did well with this in terms of trigger pull, and “slide racking” ease. But concealing this gun for women is virtually impossible. The only option is to keep this as your “purse gun.” The pistol is priced modestly, but it’s a very large package for a .380. Sights and accuracy are slightly above average.
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About the Author
Eric Reed is the President and Founder of Gun Rights Across America. GRAA, was founded in December 2012 by Eric as a result of the push for more gun control in our country. Eric watched the Sandy Hook tragedy on TV, and he wept with the rest of America for the tragic loss of so many innocent children. But he also watched President Obama turn this tragedy into nothing more than a ludicrous political agenda just a few short hours after the shooting occurred. This sparked something deep within him, and made his blood boil red, white, and blue. He decided that he could no longer sit idly by and watch Americans rights wither away. GRAA has since become the fastest growing gun rights organization in the nation, has over 250,000 followers on social media, and recently has moved to memberships to take their fight for Americans rights to the next level. Eric resides in Texas with his lovely family, and was named the 2013 “Grassroots Activist Of The Year.” http://Facebook.com/EricReedGRAA