Best Guns For Women
For its price and functionality, the Mossberg MC1sc is an excellent budget option as the best handgun for women. It’s a single stack, lightweight, polymer, concealed carry weapon with a sleek, dehorned design that allows for a snag-free quick draw.
You can make a great self-defense gun by pairing it with an excellent holster. The transparent 7-round magazine allows for you to see the bullets’ condition. You will also find a good grip. You might find it too sticky to conceal carry weapons.
It’s a heavier gun than the Glock 43. The gun weighs in at 22 ounces when fully loaded. However, it is very stable and can aim with great accuracy. The trigger is a flat-profile easy-pull with a Mossberg-designed Safe Takedown System that prevents you from pulling the trigger during disassembly.
The subcompact Mc1sc 9mm is a newbie handgun that doubles its small size and ergonomics to make it an effective budget weapon for self defense.
Smith & Wesson M&P 380 is the best value for money
- Action Type: Hammer fired
- Cartridge: 9mm luger
- Barrel length: 3.675-inch
- Total length: 6.7 inches
- Magazine type: Removable
- Capacity: 8+1 round
The M&P 380 Shield EZ is a compact and lightweight everyday carry designed for safety and ease of use, succeeded by the popular M&P pistol line.
It is a blowback-operated pistol. Unlike similar pistols with a stiff recoil spring that makes it difficult to use for people with limited hand strength, this gun is engineered to require minimal force to rack the slide.
The slide is easy to rack. You can see the load chamber at the top of the slide to know when your gun has been loaded. It has thumb studs that allow you to pull the follower down while simultaneously loading the magazine. The gun comes with a single track and eight rounds of ammunition.
To provide grip when you rack, the rear slide has deep serrations. The grip is angled at 18, which offers a natural point of aim and better recoil control.
The M&P 380 has an optional manual safety feature that is easy to access and clicks in place fast, whether turning it on or off. The safety is ambidextrous and placed such that the thumb of the firing fingers sits on the safety lever, and you can easily deactivate the gun.
The gun has grip safety safety features to enhance safety. It has a one-piece trigger, rather than the double-piece trigger of its predecessors. It is drop-safe and reduces the chance of the gun accidentally being fired when it’s holstering.
This handgun is easy to disassemble. You simply open the slide, remove the magazine, turn the takedown lever at a right angle, and pull the slide off.
- Lightweight and thin
- Slides that are easy to assemble
- Light trigger for an enhanced shooting
- Minimal recoil
- This product is suitable for those with reduced hand strength
- Includes two magazines
- Reversible magazine
- Both manual and non-manual safety options available
- It doesn’t have a grip safety feature for some people.
- It doesn’t have a grip safety feature for some people.
- Action Type: Transfer bar firing mechanism
- Cartridge: 6 rounds cylinder
- Barrel length: 4.62-inch
- Overall length: 10.25-inch
- Magazine type: Fixed
- Capacity: 6-round
You can shoot the Ruger Wrangler whether you’re a novice or an experienced shooter. At an affordable price, you can have a handgun that is elegant, sleek and shoots accurately.
It has a single-action wheel gun compatible with the readily available and inexpensive .22LR rimfire ammunition. The frame is made of aluminum, while the grips are polymer.
It is fitted with fixed sights and is a fun and easy gun to shoot. It is quite accurate with 35 yards with virtually no recoil. The trigger is fast, light, and crisp. It is therefore suitable for those with smaller hands and weak wrist or finger strength.
It is available in three colors – black, burnt bronze, and silver.
- Super affordable
- Performance at the Descent
- Accurate within a 35-yard range
- It is simple to use
- Easy-to-find ammunition
- Limited capacity
- Capacity limit
Glock G43X: Concealed carry weapon that is most reliable
Moreover, no one can deny the dependability and service that Glock pistols give. Glock is one of the best-concealed carry handguns for women available in the concealed carry market.
The Glock G43X is a recent model, and with a magazine capacity of 10+1, it’s a significant upgrade over the standard G4. The G43X can carry four additional rounds. Sure, it’s not as concealable, but the longer grip makes it simpler to shoot effectively.
The 16.4-ounce weight makes it ideal for female shooters. It also has two additional rounds, which makes it an ideal concealed weapon to carry for self-defence. It’s easy to use, has a great trigger, clear sights, and is a Glock.
- Easy to maintain and discover disassembly components
- Reliable pistol
- The trigger is easy to use and feels comfortable
- Perfect for concealed carry weapons
- One of the best lightweight handguns for women
- The design is simple, without any unnecessary gadgetry and levers.
45 Acp, 9Mm
Look no further if you are looking for something that you can conceal in the.45 ACP and love the classic look of an old firearm.
It’s a classic 1911 with an excellent single-action trigger and just the right size for concealment while still making the most of the .45 ACP. It’s also available as a 9mm, which shoots great in this all steel handgun.
You’ll love its looks and security. A grip safety will protect you from accidental discharges. You will need to learn how to disable the thumb safety manual on the draw for those who are new to this platform. The 1911 is meant to be locked and cocked with the safety off and the hammer on. –AD
Weight unloaded: 28 oz
Magazine capacity: 7+1
M&P Shield Ez 9Mm Specs
A third Shield has hit the list in the form of the Shield EZ 9mm. The 9mm Shield EZ 9mm is similar to the 380 version in that it’s easy to set up, load and shoot. As this 9mm barks shooters experience very little recoil, more so than the 380 ACP version, but still very little recoil in general. If you can take that extra recoil, the 9mms ballistic potential is well worth it.
As the chosen choice of military and police forces worldwide, the 9mm round is a proven man stopper. Plus, the 9mm offers tons of defensive round options. Training rounds are even cheaper than 380 ACP rounds. The slightly larger nature of the gun allows for a Picatinny rail, which means attaching a light is plenty easy.
The 9mm EZ is appealing to everyone thanks to its big sights and ambidextrous control. You poor lefties aren’t left in the cold by any means. Unlike the 380 ACP version, the 9mm is the size you expect from a single stack 9mm. Although slightly larger than the Shield’s, it is still manageable.
Smith & Wesson Shield – 9Mm,
When a Glock 19 and Shadow Systems are not enough, the Smith & Wesson Shield has been my favorite. This gun is slim and sleek, so it can be tucked into your bellyband or used with tighter CCW clothes.
Controls are easy to reach and use, which is great! There is no need to fumble.
The tradeoff for this compact and lightweight camera is that it’s a snap to use while you are shooting. Although it’s manageable, the camera is not great.
I also like that you have some options in terms of models. The standard Shield comes in 9mm and.40 S&W. It is your basic model.
As an additional caliber, the Shield M2.0 includes.45 ACP. You can also get it in an optics-ready version.
If you struggle with arthritis or hand strength issues due to injury, the Shield EZ is a great option! It features an easy to rack slide and a grip safety.
There are a lot of choices, and we like when a company brings some options to its lineup.
Prices accurate at time of writing
Prices accurate at time of writing
All prices correct at the time of writing
Check out our Shield M2.0 review!
8 Sig Sauer P365 9Mm Pistol
Too many people in the soup…
The P365 stumbled a little out of the gate, in the beginning. The sights were not bright enough, or completely failing to function. The feed problems it was having due to tiny burrs at the ramp needed attention.
Here are some specs about the Sig Sauer 9MM pistol W/ XRAY3 Night Sights. Caliber: 9mm
Action: DA, striker. Micro-Compact Frame. Grip Type: Polymer. Frame Finish: Nitron. Frame Material: Stainless Steel. Slide Finish: Stainless Steel. SIG Rail is the accessory rail. Barrel Length: 3.1″. Overall length: 5.8″ Overall Width: 1.0″. Height: 4.3″. Weight: 17.8oz. Magazine Capacity: 10+1. There are 2 magazines: 1 flush mag and one extended grip mag.
Sights: XRAY3 Day/Night Sights. Rated ammunition: +P
They have made improvements to the Sig Sauer P365 over time. It was especially impressive when the xray 3 sights were first introduced. There were also issues with the sight. But, you can simply replace them and solve that problem.
It was too many people in the soup. This is because the XRAY 3 was created and manufactured by two different companies. Personal note: We believe that Sig should’ve done the work on the sights since the company’s reputation is at stake.
We think this is a great choice for a woman’s handgun. It can be used as either a conceal carry handgun or a home defense handgun. The size is almost the same as that of a Glock 43. It has a 9MM ammo reserve of ten plus one.
The best part?
You can buy a twelve round mag for it and have a 12 + 1 capacity. The mag springs are stiff out of the box. You may need King Kong to load more than four rounds. We believe that a mag loader and loading the mag up to its maximum capacity can help reduce it. This is not an issue.
As we said, it stumbled out of the gate with sights mag and feed issues, but Sig had done a great job improving it overall. It handled well and shot beautifully, according to us.
- 12+1 max Capacity ammo.
- Reliable and durable
- Excellent accuracy.
- King Kong mag spring.
Get 380 ACP
Ruger’s internal, hammer-fired LCP II is the second.380 ACP. This revision to their original LCP was so full of safety features that it made it difficult for self-defense and practice. There are many reasons to use larger calibers in self-defense, and Ruger’s LC9 can help you do that. However, a segment of women believe that a.380 suffices.
Ruger’s concealable, lightweight shooter is a great choice. The trigger pull length and break, not to mention the sights and slide lock, are much improved in the LCP II. The LCP II has a magazine that can hold a full round of ammunition, just like an adult gun. The slide is easy to pull back. The six-round magazine with pinky support still punishes aggressive mag insertion with pain.
It’s still a budget-friendly gun that’s available in many colors, making it an attractive choice for women who want to learn how to conceal carry. It’s not perfect, but it is dependable and far better than going unarmed.
Magazine capacity: 15 or 18 +1
Hk Vp9 9Mm
You want to be the coolest kid in school? Then you need an HK!
At least, that’s what internet memes tell me.
The magazine can hold either 10, 15, or 17 rounds.
There are a few variants on the VP9 lineup, including an optics-ready model – so throw on a red dot if you must.
Controls were easy to access and manipulate, and it shoots pretty flat.
But if you’re starting out, you likely won’t have this issue.
Heckler & Koch VP9
Prices accurate at time of writing
All prices correct at the time of writing
Prices accurate at time of writing
Are you looking for details about the VP9? See our review here.
357 Mag /
Known best for their 1911 pistols, Kimber shook up the market with the release of its first revolver, the K6S, stepping out of the box both from company tradition and revolver design.
The K6S makes us say, “why didn’t someone think of this before?” Kimber’s designers strategically shaved off excess material between chambers of its cylinder to create a less bulky, higher-capacity .357 Mag / .38 Spl that holds six rounds instead of the five that most of its size do.
Numerous variants of this revolver are now offered, mostly in concealment-friendly double action only configuration. The K6S is an elegant and functional choice for the revolver lover.
Unloaded weight: 23 oz.
Magazine capacity: 6
MSRP: $999 to $1,699
SCCY is known for its affordable .380 and 9mm carry pistols that come in a rainbow of colors. They unveiled their first 9mm striker-fired model at SHOT Show 2020, and it’s looking like a winner.
Crimson Trace collaborated to create an optional motion activated red dot option with co-witness capabilities. The DVG-1, named after David vs. Goliath, is a promising option for a small amount of coins. It has good handling and capacity.
Although the initial run is only available in black, SCCY reps say new colors will roll out over time. Available April 2020
Weight unloaded: 15.5 oz
Magazine capacity: 10+1
Ruger Lc9S – 9Mm
Its compact size makes the Ruger LC9s a popular choice among women. The Ruger LC9s is slim and lightweight. It conceals well under clothes thanks to its smooth edges.
The LC9s is a descendant of Ruger’s LCP, which was a popular concealed carry gun. Although it was first introduced in 2008 with.380 ACP ammunition, people began to request a 9mm version.
The LC9 was first introduced in 2012. It’s a double-action, hammer fired pistol which is slightly larger than the LCP. Although it’s a double action, hammer-fired pistol, the market demanded a similar-sized striker gun. The LC9s were launched in 2014.
The pistol is lightweight at 17.2 ounces, and can hold 7+1 rounds. –AD
Unloaded weight: 17.2 oz.
Magazine capacity: 7+1
1 Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9Mm – Best Self Defense Handgun For Women
Along with the growing interest in women owning guns, they are getting smaller and lighter. For a concealed handgun, this Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm really deserves to be on our list of best women’s handguns.
Is it good for self-defense?
This gun is very attractive to women because of its small size. This small, discreet weapon is made of lightweight polymer. This 9mm version, sports a 1″ profile, and an 18-degree optimized grip angle. Reliable performance and simple operation make it an excellent choice of handgun for women.
The one-inch designation is really 0.95″. It’s actually 0.2% slimmer than the M&P Compact. It may seem small, but it’s actually quite significant when you compare the weapons. The weapons look very different.
How about safety?
Here is another feature that we really like. For those who say you don’t need a safety on a striker-fired pistol, this model comes with or without. You can leave the thumb safety off for most of the model. The switch is very secure, and there is little to no risk of it being switched on or off accidentally.
- Caliber: 9mm
- Action: Striker Fire
- Barrel: 3.1” / 7.874 cm
- Rearward Sight: White 2-Dot
- Fwd Sight: White Dot
- Total Length: 6.1” / 15.5 cm
- Width: 0.95”/ 2.41 cm
- Total Height: 4.6” / 11.684 cm
- Weight: 19.0 oz / 538.7 g
- Material: Polymer
- Finish: Black 68 HRc
- Pull: 6.5 lbs. +/-
- Sight Radius: 5.3” / 13.3 cm
- Safety: Thumb Safety
- Very low recoil
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Heavy trigger pull.
- Only the mag release can be reversed for left-handed shooters.
The Best Handguns For Hiking
The Model 63 is the modern, stainless-steel version of Smith’s original J-Frame rimfire, known by many as the “Kit Gun.” S&W still has a revolver officially called the Kit Gun in its line (the aluminum-alloy-frame 317) and a number of J-frame rimfires, but the heft of the stainless version is undeniably appealing in a trail gun. Today’s Model 63s (when you can find them) have a transfer-bar safety, eight-round cylinders, and good adjustable sights. Although they are not as good at tack driving than larger 617s these models can still be used for general plinking and squirrel guns. –W.B.
When most people see this pistol, they say, “Well, ain’t that cute.” And, it is. The Browning 1911-22 appeals to 1911 devotees because of its authentic design. It’s also great for serious outdoormen, as it is compact and lightweight enough to be carried around easily. It’s reliable and accurate enough to be relied upon for all your head-shooting squirrel needs. Though the Browning 1911-22 may cost a bit more than some .22 pistols, you’re paying for all that weight you won’t have to carry; unloaded this pistol weighs a mere 13 ounces. –R.M.
Shooters and handgun hunters are enjoying the 10mm’s revival. There is a wide range of 10mm pistols available on the market. The Glock 20, a full-size, 15-round 10mm, has been in production for years, and it remains one of the best choices for a semi-auto hunting pistol or a general-purpose outdoors gun with big firepower. Yeah, you can get more punch from a bigger revolver, but at the expense of more recoil, a heavier gun, and less than half the capacity. Pistols for bear protection are all a compromise, and this is a pretty good one. –W.B.
The Colt 1911 is considered one of the most effective handguns for fighting. It has seen plenty of action. After his plane crashed, American pilot John F. Kennedy used the 1911 to fight with German troops in an actual shootout. The LW Commander is 6 ounces lighter than the full-size 1911 and has a 4.5 inch barrel. After its introduction almost 50 years ago, it became a favorite of undercover and off-duty cops, and it remains one of the most popular carry guns chambered for the .45 ACP. Many have taken to heart the Lightweight Commander, which is still readily available in 9mm and.45 versions with slight enhancements. –R.M.
Smith And Wesson
Just when it seemed as though magnum revolvers had hit their power plateau on the commercial market with the .454 Casull, Smith & Wesson introduced the X-frame double-action, chambered in the new .500 S&W (and later, the .460 S&W). The mammoth round–and equally massive gun–still holds the title of the most powerful commercial handgun made (even though high-powered rifle rounds in specialized single shots technically still outclass it). Most of the earlier .500s were sold with long, ported barrels and intended for use as big-game hunting tools. Some more recent versions designed for bear protection are available with much shorter barrels. Model 500, a 5-shot revolver that weighs in at nearly 4 1/2 pounds, is almost 5 1/2 pounds. The Model 500 kicks hard, but many experienced shooters will agree that it is more painful than a.454 shot from a smaller gun. –W.B.
If you want a fully custom single-action revolver, Freedom Arms is the premier source. Their Model 83 is like a Swiss watch, with no detail spared. You can choose from a range of different grades depending on your Champagne preferences and the intended use. And, the list of options is extensive and includes sling swivels, special grips, octagonal barrels, and an assortment of sight selections. There are all the popular revolver cartridges, even.22 LR. You tell Freedom Arms how you want your Model 83 built, and then apply for a new credit card. These are exquisite handguns. They are not cheap. –R.M.
Grandma’s gun. But what is it?
The Shield’s latest iteration was introduced in January 2022. It is now a descendant from the M&P family that was originally introduced in 2006 by Smith & Wesson. You may be aware of its cousin, the popular Bodyguard, which is also chambered in .380 Auto.
The gun is the stretch version, and the appeal–as is implied by its “EZ” nickname–is its easy ability to manipulate the slide and many other things. Smith & Wesson claim the magazine is simple to load. The magazine is also very easy to clean.
Let’s take a closer look at Shield EZ to find out if this is the best protection for women…
The term EZ is because of the slide operation is easy. It is also easy to use as a whole. Standing 4.98″, with a barrel length of 3.675″ and overall is 6.7″.
The width was 1.15″, and the length of 1.43″, including slide “wings”. It weighed 18.5 ounces. The round capacity is 1+8 mag. Some of the other features include white three-dot sights front and rear, and the rear is windage adjustable. Amornite Finished stainlesssteel is used for the barrel.
It also has an underframe Picatinny rail for laser or lights. You can modify the thumb safety lever to fit the needs of a left-handed shooter. A rear grip safety lever can also be activated by firm pressure when gripping. The trigger pull is just under five pounds.
We did enjoy shooting the Grandma gun. It did fail twice the second round. We’re still not sure what is the exact cause, as we changed ammo and shooters as well to ensure it was not operator error.
The accuracy wasn’t very high either.
It was able to run 50 rounds the first time. Then we thought maybe we should try running more. Although the accuracy improved, we were not happy. We shot from twenty-five yards, off and on the bench rest.
- All functions can be done in a matter of seconds.
- Safety features with dual safety.
Ruger Lcp Specs
My experience with the LCP taught me it’s a reliable gun that goes bang every time the trigger is pulled. Because of its reliability and small size, the LCP is still a very popular gun. It’s not my first choice, but I understand the appeal. Ruger’s small gun works well if you need to wear formal attire and need something that is easy to transport while still wearing your tucked-in skirts or shirts.
What do I need a holster?
Purses and other bags are good for conceal carry firearms, but make sure you have a proper holster on you at all times.
Although concealed carry handguns are small enough to fit in purses, I recommend that you get a holster. Shoulder holsters and ankle holsters are a good idea as well.
Flashbang.com has a wide selection of bra and waist holsters that can be used to accomplish the task.
Ruger Lc9S Pros And Cons
- For a 9mm diameter, it is small and thin.
- Reliable and robust
- Very snappy
S&W M&P Bodyguard 380
The S&W Bodyguard 380 measures 5.3 inches overall, making it perfect for concealed carry. Its extra-slim 0.77-inch grip width is comfortable for small hands, and the magazine provides an extended finger grip for a more reliable hold. Although the Bodyguard 380’s trigger pull weight is 9.5 pounds, it provides some protection from accidental firing. The Bodyguard 380’s 2.75 inch barrel makes it easy to aim and control.
While comfort and function are the most important aspects of any pistol, personalization can also play a major role in women’s weapons. There are several possibilities available, such as colors, styles, patterns, accessories, and so on. You may still choose the perfect gun for your purposes while also ensuring that it appeals to your sense of style.
The Glock 43 is a widely used single-stack, 9mm caliber pistol popular for its subcompact frame, narrow grip, and overall brand reliability. It also has a 3.50 inch barrel, which makes it easy to shoot close-range shots.
It is not surprising that it didn’t rank higher in our rankings. The market has many other models of praise.
But overall, this pistol definitely makes an excellent first-time gun or concealed carry weapon.
Related: 8 Best Guns for Women Who Live Alone
Best Handgun For Women Buyers Guide
In buying a handgun for women, there are a few things to consider. The first is handling – how does it handle when in point and shoot? The next step is to determine the right size for you or what you prefer. You need to keep in mind what features you need and don’t need for concealment or home defense.
There is however more to it. What brand name do you want? What caliber? What caliber do you prefer? If you’re concealing, how many different ways is it concealable with your choice of a handgun?
What is better for self-defense, pepper spray or taser?
Pepper spray is more effective than both because it provides some protection. However, wind can blow pepper spray away from your face or right back in. You might consider moving closer to make your Taser more effective. A Taser is only as effective as your aim. Therefore it doesn’t matter how near you are if you can make contact with the torso.
Summary Of Our Top Picks
Sig Sauer P365
Heckler & Koch VP9
Shadow Systems MR920
Sig Sauer Legion P226
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For women looking to carry, it’s important to find the right caliber that will stop an attacker and light enough to manage the recoil. A large majority of women’s handguns are chambered for 9mm or .380 ACP. Each will offer adequate protection. 9mm is a far more versatile caliber than .380 and is usually easier to find in stores.
Best Guns For Women
The Handguns that Millions of American Women bought last year were a huge success. But what did they buy? Below are The Top 10 Handguns That Nearly 6,000 Women Have Purchased.
News Firearms Support NRA Women DONATE We all know that gun ownership has increased dramatically in the past year. Most of the purchases came from first-time buyers. A significant portion of first-timers were also women. So what were women buying? Even though we cannot possibly know exactly what every gun-seller in America bought, there is a sample that can give us an idea. This representative sampling was compiled by The Well Armed Woman’s survey on gun purchases. Nearly 6,000 women were involved and provided their views.
Let’s take a look at why survey like this is so crucial. If you’re ready to buy a pistol, learning what other women like and why can be extremely useful in helping you to narrow down your decision. It can be difficult to decide where to begin when there are so many options available. Good news: As more women talk about guns and buy them, the industry leaders are listening to their needs, creating more feminine-friendly firearms. See what the women of The Well Armed Woman are buying!
1. SIG Sauer P365. It is not surprising that this gun was the top-selling in the United States. SIG Sauer P365 was the pistol, who topped the TWAW 2019 survey as the most popular manufacturer. It is also the gun that sparked the rush of high-capacity micro-pistols for concealed-carry. In 2018, it was the first gun of its caliber and size to have a 10+1 magazine (plus an extended one). The “XL” version now offers a 12+1 capacity standard pistol and 15-round magazines. These pistol features are most popular with women: grip, size and capacity.
sigsauer.com 2. Smith & Wesson M&P9 EZ Shield EZ Originally introduced in January 2020, it would surprise us if this pistol wasn’t more frequently in the Top 3. It’s a model of its popular smaller brother, the M&P380 Shield EZ. We would be shocked if this pistol didn’t make it to the top 3. The good news is it is smaller than the.380 ACP model. It makes a fantastic first CCW pistol for people who struggle to manipulate a slide on semi-automatics.
smith-wesson.com 3. Smith & Wesson M&P380 shield EZ This phenomenal M&P380 EZ pistol is now in third place. It was a game-changer for both men and women who struggle with slide manipulation because of diminished hand strength or arthritis. This gun is still loved by the women who took part in the survey. Easily tucked away in concealed carry clothing , the pistol features a double safety ideal for EDC.
smith-wesson.com 4. Glock 43 Glock43 The Glock43 was created to answer the question, “Why has it taken you so long Glock?” Although it ranks fourth when the Glock was launched in 2015 as the company’s first compact 9mm option, its popularity is still high, especially among those who show brand loyalty. The recoil can still be managed despite being small and slim for concealment.
glock.com 5. Glock 19 The 9mm Glock 19 is the most well-known pistol in the world. It has more than a few extra inches, but it’s renowned reliability, lightweight recoil, and ease of use will ensure that this gun remains a favorite among men and women for many years.
What are the Most Popular Guns Women Carry in 2020? Every year, The Well Armed Lady conducts an annual survey to learn more about women and their guns. This year we were able to gather information on the most common guns that women carried in 2020. It is vital to understand which guns were purchased in order to best assist our customers. But, this is only a part of the story. Check out these top 10 guns which women wore in 2020.
The survey results have been analysed and the following are the guns most women purchased in 2020. Before we dive into the data, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the over 5,000 female respondents who participated in our survey. This data is extremely important. Why? Your responses allow us to show women searching for new guns what others have purchased. Additionally, this information is very helpful to the firearm industry, which strives to meet women’s gun ownership needs.
An infographic I made that gives you a glimpse of our identities and personalities is this infographic. Here’s a great infographic that will give you more information about gun-owner women and how they behave in 2019.
The firearms industry is shaped and improved by all of the great information. The industry has long ignored women, and I want to change that. As mothers and wives, as well as friends, grandmas, great-grandmothers, and much more, we are all so many things. Each year, I share these results with industry leaders and manufacturers to help you get what you want.
Here are some considerations for the best handguns for women
Consider the dimensions and weight of your handgun and the shooting experience. The best handguns are lightweight and compact because of the smaller hands and strength women usually have.
Handgun caliber can have a major impact on how heavy or light the gun’s felt recoil will be. Women love handguns with smaller ammunition. This is because they emit less recoil as well as are easier to use. The intended purpose of the handgun must be considered. The handgun should be powerful enough to keep the shooter safe, yet light enough for comfortable shooting. For concealed carry, a gun must be slim and lightweight enough to carry throughout the day without fatigue. A handgun used for competition shooting should have a snappy trigger and large enough magazine capacity.
Caliber: A large number of small handguns have a chamber that can hold.380 ACP (or 9mm) ammunition. With enough power and light recoil, both calibers can stop most threats. 9mm handguns produce a stronger feel than.380 ACP pistols. However, 9mm guns are larger and have a greater range of recoil. 9mm ammunition also has many uses, from competition shooting to self-defense.
Light recoil: Guns with less felt recoil are more comfortable and don’t cause fatigue. Also, lighter recoil will allow for precise follow-up shots when needed. Because recoil depends on the caliber, weight, and size of the gun, some pistols with small or light capacities can have high feel recoil. The recoil felt by each person will be different so it is best to try the gun for yourself. Concealed carry is best with subcompact, or even ultra-compact guns. However, if seeking a home defense weapon, a shooter may opt for a larger handgun as larger pistols are often easier to shoot accurately. The grip width of a handgun also impacts how comfortable the gun will be to hold, and a gun that fits the shooter’s hand will have less felt recoil.
Weighing: Handguns that are heavier often produce a lower feel recoil but may be harder to aim for those with shorter arms. Weight can have an impact on how convenient the gun will be for concealed carry. It is important to choose a handgun that offers comfortable shooting and manageable recoil.
Magazite capacity: A larger capacity magazine may be required for competitive shooting. Compact handguns are available with double-stack magazines for greater capacity. For self defense, most handguns will only require a single-stack magazines.
1. Sig P365
SIG P365 is the first on our list. SIG Sauer’s concealed-carry handgun, the SIG P365 was selected as the Guns & Ammo 2018 Handguns of the Year. This compact 9mm pistol, which measures just 9.9mm in length, is ideal for concealment and has an extended ammunition storage.
SIG P365 has a 1-inch-wide grip that is ideal for small hands. It also features a 3.1″ barrel which improves accuracy. SIG P365, which has a frame and slide of stainless steel, weighs 17.8oz. This makes it both lightweight but balanced. For enjoyable shooting, this striker-fired pistol has a smooth trigger pull.
SIG P365’s unique feature, having a 10-round maximum capacity and a compact size that is comparable to micro-compact pistols, is what makes it stand out. With an overall length of just 5.8 inches, the SIG P365 is a perfect choice for a woman seeking a concealed carry weapon that packs a serious punch.
SIG Sauer’s striker-fired 9mm pistol, P320, is extremely accurate and reliable. The grip can be customized to your liking. SIG P320’s modular backstraps are no longer an option. The pistol comes with separate grip modules to suit the size of the hand. A better grip can improve shooting performance and accuracy as well as create a better shooting experience.
The full-size P320 measures 8 inches overall with a barrel length of 4.7 inches, making it one of the largest handguns on this list. With a weighty 29.6 ounces the P320 might not be the best choice for conceal carry weapons. The P320 makes a great weapon for target shooting and home defense, with its 17-round mag capacity and exceptional sighted accuracy.
Also available is a subcompact P320. At 6.7 inches, the P320 measures 24.9 ounces. For concealment or shooters who have small hands, the P320 Nitrogen Subcompact model is ideal.
Attesting to its exceptional performance, the SIG P320-M17 was chosen as the Modular Handgun System for the U.S. Army. The P320-M17 can be purchased by civilians with the same Coyote Tan PVD coated slide, grip and military-grade coyote color as the military model. Or you can choose from many colors and styles for other P320 models. P320 falls within the mid price bracket and is a beautiful, reliable, and powerful handgun for ladies.
Best Self-Defense Handguns for Women Women have been growing rapidly in both the hunting- and shooting industry. Yet, the majority of major firearm manufacturers aren’t making guns designed specifically for women. However, things are changing. There is now a wider range of quality self-defense handguns that women can choose from than they did in the past.
When choosing a handgun for self-defense, there are several things you should look out for. You might assume that all handguns designed for women should be pink. However, the opposite is true. Indeed, the color of the handgun should be low on your list of priorities if you’re a woman seriously looking for a good handgun for self-defense.
The handgun should be chambered with a cartridge that is powerful enough to stop the assailant when it’s properly placed. Now, the purpose of this article is not to debate the merits of the various handgun cartridges that are on the market today. When we wrote this article, the.380 ACP was the minimum suitable cartridge to use for self-defense.
Second, the handgun must comfortably fit the hands of an average woman. A properly fitted handgun will feel less difficult to use and have a lower perceived recoil. This makes it more attractive for shooters to practice shooting the gun.
However, smaller handguns can be easier to conceal and carry, but they’re not nearly as easy to fire as larger guns. A person only looking for a handgun to use for home defense, where concealability and portability are not as important as someone who wants a handgun for concealed carry, should probably go with a larger handgun.
Finally, the handgun must be reliable and easy to operate. A handgun should be reliable, and it should always work without failure. The handgun should not malfunction on the range. It might fail to function when you need it, which is unacceptable. The gun must work well under stress. In a desperate situation, everyone’s fine motor skills are dramatically reduced. It is because they require very few movements to work that the handguns designed for self defense are best for women.
All of the above characteristics are reflected in our selections for best self-defense pistols for women. There are other great guns that can be used by women. It does not mean that a gun on this list is inferior for self-defense.
Before purchasing a gun for self defense, all women should try several guns. You can find the right hand gun for you, try different controls, and then compare the shooting performance of each one. Every person has different needs, so what might work well for you may not be the best for you. You should make sure that the handgun you are considering is right for you.
You can’t stop the work once you find the perfect handgun for self defense. If you can’t hit the target at the right time and use poor ammunition, even the most powerful handguns for women are useless. So, make sure you use high quality self-defense ammunition and spend as much time as possible practicing with it and learn how to use it properly. Get professional training if you need it. Any miscreants who want to harm her are likely to be stopped by a highly trained woman equipped with the right handgun.
The majority of experts say that it is not advisable to use novelty ammunition (like G2 RIP), or target ammunition (like wacutter or full metal jacket bullets) in self-defense. Choose one of many tested ammunitions that has been specifically developed for your task. Check out our blog post on the “Best Self Defense Ammunition.” In order to ensure accuracy and reliability, shoot at least 100 rounds of the ammo you choose in the handgun that you will use as defense. Different firearms may prefer different loads. You only can find out by spending some serious time at ranges and determining what your handgun shoots best.
Women are likely to have more choices of clothes than men. Some clothing is also easier for concealing handguns, in particular summer.
Because women wear clothing that is less fitted than men’s, it can be harder for you to conceal the gun prints under your clothes.
It is important that your concealed carry gun be the right weight and size to fit into your body.
Any extra features on your pistol that add more weight than you’re comfortable carrying or features that make it more difficult to use your weapon should be discarded.
It should be easy for a handgun to conceal, carry, then use, so its features need not hinder that ability.
3. Glock G43X
Women who had the opportunity to test Glock’s abilities to make a light-weight and reliable firearm were impressed. This handgun is still considered one of the best for women.
If you ask 10 people which company makes the best semi-auto pistols, at least four will say Glock and no one can question the reliability and service Glock pistols provide. The Glock G43x is recent, and with a magazine capacity of 10+1, it’s a real improvement over the standard G4, which can hold four more rounds than the G43. While it may not be as concealable as the standard G4, it has a longer grip which makes it easy to shoot. With at least 2 more rounds and a 16.4-ounce weight, it is lighter than the S&W Shield. Slide operation is simpler, trigger works well, sights easy to see, and it is a Glock. While the G43x MSRP is modest at $549 (but it’s readily available for as low as $500), its availability can’t be beat.
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