Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Concealed Online Reviews - TOP 8 GO-TO GUNS FOR CONCEALED CARRY

Whether you’re new to the concealed carry community or a long-time member, check out this list of our top 10 go-to handguns!

It can be a challenge selecting the best concealed carry gun. The team at concealedonline.com compare and contrast 10 compact guns, grading them on portability, stopping power, weight, handling and cost.

#1 – Taurus PT111



Perhaps our favorite, the Taurus PT111 is a perfect conceal carry weapon. The compact design and 13-round capacity make it a great IWB gun with features like manual safety, slide stop and tear-down bar.

But the best thing is the double-action/single-action mode — a potentially life-saving feature. When the slide resets the internal striker in preparation to fire the next round, the trigger is in single-action mode. If the round fails to fire, it automatically switches to double-action, allowing you to strike the same primer again. Pretty amazing stuff!

Portability: A+

Handling: A-

Weight: B+

Cost: A

Stopping Power B

#2 – Glock 26 Gen 3 (9MM)



If there was ever a handgun meant for carry, this is it! The Glock 26 boasts a small frame and short barrel that make it easy to conceal – plus it packs the punch of a 9mm!

But even with the small frame size, it has the same width of a full size Glock for improved grip and confident control. Plus, like a Glock, it has the same proven and reliability.

Portability: A-

Handling: A

Weight: B+

Cost: B-

Stopping Power: B

#3 – Springfield XDs .45




One of the best (though pricey) carry guns on the market, the Springfield XDs .45 has a single stack mag with 5 round capacity of .45ACP, plus you can add an extra round in the chamber if you like.

A steel slide and polymer lower ensure this 1-inch wide compact carry will always be there for you.

Portability: A+

Handling: B

Weight: B+

Cost: D

Stopping Power: A-

#4 – Smith & Wesson M&P 40C




As compact carry’s go, this one is a real winner!

The Smith & Wesson M&P .40S&W is super concealable, reliable and accurate. Standard features include a trigger safety + optional thumb safety and is gives you a lot of bang for you buck. Literally!

Portability: A+

Handling: 3

Weight: 4

Cost: 3.5

Stopping Power: 3

#5 – Ruger LCRx .38 Special




The latest in the Ruger “Lightweight Carry Revolver” line, this LCR compact comes with Ruger’s unique trigger system, designed to give double-action shooting a smooth, even trigger pull, which ensures shot accuracy.

Plus the exposed hammer enables single-action mode as well, making the Ruger LCRx .38 Special an exceptional all-around weapon for the concealed carry set!

Portability: A+

Handling: A+

Weight: A

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: A-

#6 – SCCY CPX-II




Tuck this in your waistband or under your shirt and you’re good to go! The SCCY CPX-II conceals like nobody’s business and is probably the newest, most affordable member of the concealed carry market.

This slim, lightweight, easy-to-use 9mm holds 10+1 rounds of 9mm, is a pleasure to shoot, and a fantastic carry pistol for the price. Adding to the mix SCCY’s excellent customer service and lifetime warranty make this a must-have!

Portability: A+

Handling: A

Weight: B+

Cost: A+

Stopping Power: B-

#7 – Beretta Nano



Sounds like some kind of smartphone but is in fact a perfect choice for concealed carry enthusiasts!

The super sleek Beretta Nano is practically guaranteed to never get stuck in a holster, waistband or purse. It sports no external safety lever, teardown lever, or slide lock to snag anywhere!

The size and weight make it a dream for concealed carry and the 9mm rounds can stop just about anything that comes up on you!

Portability: A

Handling: B-

Weight: B

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: B

#8 – Bersa Thunder .380




The Bersa Thunder .380 is a so compact it could literally fit in your pocket! This little-big-man carries 7+1 rounds of .380ACP and weighs a mere 23 ounces!

Sporting single and double-action trigger modes means an accurate, clean shot every time.  Also features an external thumb safety for added protection while carrying.

Portability: A

Handling: B-

Weight: B

Cost: B+

Stopping Power: C