Several of our readers have inquired as to what would be a good concealed carry weapon to purchase. Choosing a gun for yourself, as you may well know, can be pretty daunting. Especially if you are a new shooter.  There are so many options and factors – from fit to caliber to price – that you can’t blame a girl for getting a little overwhelmed.  It’s more challenging than choosing a nail polish color!

I wasn’t quite sure where to start on my quest for my first concealed carry handgun, so I headed down to the range and chatted with the guys there about some solid recommendations.

As we’ve mentioned before in our posts, it is critical to try out a gun before you buy it. No one can do it for you. This is a very personal experience and only you can know which one fits you best. If you take the time to do it right, your weapon will be the  firearms equivalent of your favorite pair of jeans: cute, comfy, and reliable. That said, here is my list of a few choices to get you headed in the right direction. If you don’t see your fave on the list, leave it in the comments section below.

Kahr PM 9mm

Kahr PM9

Suggested Retail: $786.00

Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 6+1, 7+1 (magazine with grip extension)
Operation: Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; “Browning – type” recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
Barrel: 3.0″, polygonal rifling; 1 – 10 right-hand twist
Length O/A: 5.3″
Height: 4.0″
Slide Width: .90″
Weight: Pistol 14 ounces, Magazine 1.9 ounces
Grips: Textured polymer
Sights: Drift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights
Finish: Black polymer frame, matte stainless steel slide
Magazines: 1 each: 6 rd flush floorplate & 7 rd extended grip

Glock 19 9mm

Glock 19 (Laser not included. I just thought it looked cool.)

Suggested Retail: $511.00

HK P2000 SK 9mm

HK P2000SK

Suggested Retail: $797

Dimensions V2 v3
Overall length 7.00 in. 7.00 in.
Overall height 5.04 in. 5.04 in.
Overall width 1.34 in. 1.34 in.
Barrel length 3.26 in. 3.26 in.
Sight radius 5.59 in. 5.59 in.
Weight
Without magazine 1.5 lb 1.5 lb
Other Specifications
Magazine capacity 9 or 12 Cartridges
.40S&W/.357 SIG

10 or 13 Cartridges
9 mm

9 or 12 Cartridges
.40S&W/.357 SIG

10 or 13 Cartridges
9 mm

Single Action (SA) trigger pull 4.50 lbs 4.50 lbs
Double Action (DA) trigger pull 11.47 lbs 11.47 lbs
Sights 3-dot 3-dot

Seecamp .32 caliber

Seecamp .32

Suggested Retail: $446.25

More information available here: http://www.seecamp.com/

Sig Sauer P238  .380

Sig P238

Suggested Retail: $693

Item Number 238-380-TSS
Caliber .380 ACP (9mm short)
Action Type SAO
Trigger Pull DA N/A
Trigger Pull SA 7.5 – 8.5 lbs
Overall Length 5.5 in
Overall Height 3.9 in
Overall Width 1.1 in
Barrel Length 2.7 in
Sight Radius 3.8 in
Weight w/Mag 15.2 oz
Mag Capacity 6 Rounds
Sights SIGLITE Night Sights
Grips Fluted Polymer Grips
Frame Finish Black Hard Coat Anodized
Slide Finish Natural Stainless
Accessory Rail No
Features Beavertail style frame, fluted grips