2024‘s Best Concealed Carry Guns: Pistols and Revolvers

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Best Handguns for CCW

When it comes to buying and owning a handgun, many people are worried about the conceal-ability of the gun, and most of the time the final decision whether to buy it or not revolves around this specific reason.

This is especially true when deciding on a gun for your EDC gear. You never know when disaster will strike so being able to take your SHTF weapon with you anywhere (except where it isn’t legal, obviously) is imperative.

A handgun is not a random fashion accessory that you carry with you freely. The model of your pistol or revolver depends on what your purpose of owning it will be in the first place.

If you’re one of those people who shoots for fun and likes the performance of the gun rather than carrying it for your own protection, then you are not limited to the size of the gun or how concealable it is.

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But, for the rest of people who are looking to buy a quality handgun for self-defense purposes and are not interested in being spotted that they’re carrying a gun, there are a few gun shopping options.

Now depending on your taste, you can pick between a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol.


Smith & Wesson Model 642CT

If you want the classic revolver gun look and are interested in carrying it without having to worry much about it, then you can go for a Smith and Wesson five shot hammerless such as the 642CT model, which is a very reliable and lightweight gun. Ideal for people who never owned a gun before.

It’s aluminium framed, and it uses .38 S&W Special rounds. This revolver also includes a lasergrip for better accuracy when shooting. Plus, putting a laser right on someone’s chest can mean the difference between having to fire or not.

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It’s pretty intimidating to know where the hole in your body will be when you’re (the attacker, not you specifically) thinking of mugging or attacking someone.

Smith & Wesson Model 642CT bug out gun

Taurus 905 9mm Revolver

Another great lightweight revolver that is ideal for concealed carry is the Taurus 905. But what makes this handgun even more special is the fact that it uses the popular 9mm caliber rounds. 9mm ammunition is very cheap and has a large availability in the market.

Taurus 905 9mm Revolver shtf gun

 Ruger LCR .22mag

The Ruger LCR is a .22 magnum lightweight revolver with a 6 rounds cylinder. It might be a bit pricey because of its cool look, but nevertheless it’s a very accurate gun with a great performance. The LCR .22mag is great hand gun for concealed carry.

Ruger LCR .22mag for bug out bag

Semi-automatic Pistols

Glock 19

If you’re one of those people who are willing to sacrifice the great look of a revolver and instead own a semi-automatic pistol , then you have even more choices for yourself – and your wallet will be thankful. You can never go wrong with a Glock 19 handgun.

The legendary pistol, that is a favorite self-defense weapon for thousands of people all over the world and a professional weapon for many police departments in many countries, will be a perfect choice if you’re concerned about conceal-ability.

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The Glock 19 is a compact gun that uses 9mm Parabellum rounds in a 15 round capacity magazine.

Glock 19 survival gun

Springfield XD Compact .45

This gun is quite concealable with a barrel that is 4″ and a 7″ slide, not to mention that that this is one of the most reliable weapons out there. Many law enforcement people have one of these in their holsters when they’re not in duty. The great thing about this gun is that it comes with a 13 rounds magazine.

They go for around $550 in the market, and that’s a pretty good price for a quality gun like this one.

Springfield XD Compact .45 SHTF weaponWe’d also recommend the CZ 75 pistol. Check out our review of it here.

In the next article we’re going to talk about the best concealed carry holsters that you can use to carry your gun.

What do YOU think is the best concealed carry gun? Tell us in the comments.

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