Popular Guns for Women
Are you a woman looking for a self-defense weapon? It’s likely that not all guns suite your needs and taste; however, there are a number of handguns designed specifically with women in mind. Consider the following guns that are popular for women to get an idea of the gun that’s right for you.
Sig Sauer P238
The Sig Sauer P238 is a small gun ideal for concealed carriers and individuals with small hands. Although it’s a bit heavier than some other concealed carry guns, at just over 15 ounces, this weight helps tame the gun’s recoil. The gun is 5.5 inches long, almost 5 inches high, and 1.1 inches wide. It features a six-round magazine and uses .380 ACP rounds.
A new one from Glock, this is the smallest version they’ve made so far. The slim design makes it great for small hands and for concealed carry. It’s just under one inch wide and has a mild recoil since its .380 ACP cartridge is light. It holds six rounds plus one in the chamber.
Another small, light handgun, the Ruger LC9 uses a seven round, single stack magazine to achieve a slim 0.9-inch width. It’s known for how easy it is to control, even for the most inexperienced shooters, and it is also praised for its accuracy and reliability. It uses 9mm ammo.
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard
The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is a light, compact gun that weighs just over 11 ounces and measures 5.25 inches long. It also comes with integrated laser sights for accuracy, which can be especially important in high-stress situations and in low lighting. This gun uses .380 ACP ammo and can hold six in the magazine and one in the chamber.
Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard
An alternative to the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard is the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard. This one is a revolver that’s great for self-defense and for women who want to go the revolver route. Like the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, this one also comes with integrated laser sights for accuracy. It weighs just over 14 ounces and uses .38 S&W Special +P ammo. It holds five rounds and has a manageable recoil.
Designed for concealed carry, the Kahr CW9 is a simple yet reliable and accurate handgun. It’s also very affordable, making it great for women on a budget. Its small, slim size at 0.9 inches wide makes it great for small hands and concealed carry. It can hold seven rounds of 9mm.
Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm
This slim pistol is a bit longer and heavier than the others on the list, measuring in at 6.1 inches long and weighing 19 ounces. However, it’s still slim at just 0.95 inches wide. It takes 9mm bullets and offers seven- and eight-round options.
Glock 19 Gen4
This is the compact version of the 9mm pistol. Not only is it small, but it features a dual recoil spring system to minimize the amount of recoil the shooter feels. This is one of the more customizable guns on this list. With a modular grip system, the shooter can customize the grip to fit their hand size. Plus, the magazine release makes it easy to switch between right- and left-handed shooters. It also features numerous magazine options and can use 10, 15, 17, or 33 round magazines.If you’re a woman seeking a handgun to conceal carry, start with one of these guns on the list. They’ll be light and slim in your purse and also fit nicely into your hands.
*Always check with your state and local laws for restrictions before purchasing firearms or ammunition, and make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.