|CCW Gun Reviews
We often get questions from students asking "What is a good to carry concealed?" This is our opinion.
Things to consider first: You'll want something small enough to conceal, so the size will be compact or subcompact. The weight of the gun shouldn't be
too heavy, neither too light.
Ammo capacity is important, so this is why we prefer semi-autos over revolvers...but revolvers are undeniably the most reliable guns.
Stopping power is also very important, as well as shot placement (where you hit the target). You want a round that has decent stopping power. We
recommend nothing smaller than 9mm.
So, here are few guns & manufacturers that we ourselves wouldn't mind having for a CCW gun, in Compact or Subcompact Sizes only, 9mm or
40S&W. 9mm is best for beginners:
Glock 19, Glock 26. Really anything from Glock is great!
Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm or 40S&W or S&W Shield are also great choices!
Anything from Sig Sauer is great!
Ruger SR9 Compact is a good buy! Or Ruger LC9. Berretta Nano 9mm.
Most of manufacturers we mentioned also make decent revolvers also. 38 Special is a good caliber for revolvers. 357 magnum for those who can
handle the extreme recoil.
Other great manufacturers: H&K, Colt, Les Bauer, Springfield Armory, FN, CZ, Berretta, Browning, Ruger, etc.
Mediocre guns, definitely not the best, but also not the worst manufacturers: Taurus (stick to their revolvers, Taurus 85 .38 special), Kahr, Bersa, etc.
As they say "You get what you pay for!" $350 is where decent new CCW guns start at. $450+ is where the VERY GOOD CCW guns start at. Anything
cheaper than that brand new, save your money until you can get something great, if you can!