Concealed Carrying weapons is more of a common occurrence than most people think or realize. Many people carry a concealed weapon with them daily to work, the store, and just about anywhere outside of the home. A concealed carry permit is in my opinion a very good idea to get. There’s no way the government can regulate and legislate safety (take Virginia Tech for example, a gun-free campus), so it’s up to us as private citizens to show would-be shooters or attackers that we are not to be messed with. A shooter would be far less likely to open fire on a group if he wasn’t sure how many of them were concealing weapons, and ready to shoot back. Maybe you already have you Concealed Carry Permit and are looking into carrying everyday. What is the Best Concealed Carry Handgun available?
We’ve chosen the Glock 27 (.40 S&W round) from Glock as the Best Concealed Carry Handgun on the market today. We’ve picked that handgun because of its size, round, capacity, reliability / readiness and price.
The Glock 27 is in the sub-compact size category, which is probably the best and most popular size of a gun to concealed carry. People think pocket pistols are great, but they’re usually to small to control recoil, be accurate beyond spitting distance and have enough stopping power to actually take someone down. The compact size is a little bit big for regular concealed carry on your person, as it would be more difficult to conceal. The Sub-Compact is the perfect compromise of the small frame to conceal easily, as well as being big enough to shoot effectively. They also feel great in smaller hands, especially in women, and the recoil of the Glock 27 is not bad at all.
The Glock 27 chambers a 40 cal (.40 S&W) round, which is in my opinion the Best Caliber for Concealed Carry. It is the perfect compromise between the power of a .45 ACP round, while keeping the smaller size of the 9mm round. It has great stopping power, especially when paired with hollow point or other self-defense rounds. Many people like the 9mm round because of its price and ready availability, but I don’t think the round is as powerful as you’d want for self-defense.
This is the area where the semi auto pistol beats out the revolver, round capacity. While revolvers can only hold about 5-6 rounds, the Glock 27 comes with a standard 9 round magazine, with upgrade options of 11, 13, 15 and 17 round magazines. In the times where you would need to use a concealed weapon, you probably won’t be nearly as accurate as you usually are because of stress, and your heart beating a mile-a-minute. You would probably want as many rounds as you could get. This gun is perfect for that, and if not, switching a magazine is a very quick and easy process, especially compared to reloading a revolver.
Reliability / Readiness
Glocks are traditionally known to be some of the most reliable guns available. They are designed with a simple firing and clearing system, which makes them reliable in almost any circumstance. They are also known for the safety being built into the trigger, which means no more hassling with a safety switch being the right way for the gun to fire. If you pull the trigger, it will shoot.
The price is also a great selling point for the Glock 27. There are many other guns that are great for concealing (Kimber, H&K, SIG), but all of those are significantly more expensive than a Glock, and with comparable performance and extreme reliability, I’d buy 2 Glocks. You can find them new for about $400-500 compared to a $800 H&K USP Compact.
Our Final Pick for the Best Concealed Carry Handgun
The bottom line is that the Glock 27 is an absolutely fantastic gun, and can be considered the Best Concealed Carry Handgun available for a variety of reasons. It’s small enough to easily conceal, yet large enough to shoot powerfully and accurately. The .40 S&W round is small enough to pack a lot of them in, yet powerful enough to take down an attacker. The Glock is extremely reliable in any circumstance, and is ready to fire at a moment’s notice. It’s also a reasonably priced gun, so you won’t be into it for an arm and a leg. Truly the Best Concealed Carry Handgun.