Get Your Hands On The Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols

Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols

9mm pistols are choice self-defense weapons in part because of the ubiquity of their ammunition and the rounds’ stopping power. Today, let’s take a look at the best concealed carry 9mm pistols on the market. You’ll be able to combine these capable cartridges with a gun that’s perfect for defending you from any sudden threat.

Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols in 2020

1. Glock 19

Glock 19 | Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols

Readers of this site will already know that we really like Glocks as regular, open-carry pistols, both for their ease of use and durability.

But they’re also excellent as concealed carry 9 mm pistols, and especially the G19.

What makes the G19 such a good choice? Basically, it’s between a compact and a full-sized firearm and comes with a special trigger safety system.

In short, this trigger safety system means you have to pull the trigger in a particular way to let off a shot.

This is great for use with a concealed carry holster since any gun you carry beneath the waistband will be jostled around a lot more than an open-carry pistol.

It makes it almost impossible to accidentally fire a shot, in other words. Still, some folks will want a weapon they can fire more quickly in a self-defense situation.

But we think the G19, with its trademark durability and fantastic size, is a great concealed carry pistol for more folks than not.

2. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield


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This classic 9 mm pistol is a subcompact model that’s also budget-friendly at around $350 for most vendors.

Depending on the model, you can find M&P Shields with capacities of either 7 or 8+1.

Regardless, each of these pistols should be relatively slim and easy to grip, particularly if you have a small palm-size (for instance, if you’re a woman).

It also comes with a short barrel, hovering at just over 3 inches. These pistols come made with stainless steel barrels, too, which afford better accuracy and more durability over the long-term.

All in all, it’s a fantastic concealed carry weapon, especially because it’s so easy to fit into most small IWB holsters.

3. Ruger LC9


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The Ruger LC9 is a compact handgun that’s perfect if you want to conceal carry a pistol on a budget.

You can usually find a great pistol between $300 and $400, and most come with a 7+1 capacity: pretty good compared to many other concealed carry 9 mm pistols.

Keep in mind that the Ruger LC9 has a relatively long trigger pull and reset.

Again, this lowers the likelihood of a misfire and is ideal for those who prioritize controlled shooting more than reactionary self-defense.

4. Mossberg MC1

Mossberg is arguably more well-known for their shotguns these days. But their first guns were actually pistols like this one.

The MC1 is a subcompact model with a durable polymer frame and included three-dot sights for added accuracy.

The flat profile trigger is easy to pull and comes with a similar safety system as the G19.

We also really like the texturing on the grip and a lightweight at just over 22 ounces with a full magazine.

It’s perfect for every day concealed carry for a variety of users and hand sizes.

5. Sig Sauer P365

Sig Sauer P365 | Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols

The Sig Sauer P365 is another commonly concealed carry pistol with a special textured grip and modifiable backstraps, allowing it to work for a variety of palm sizes.

It features relatively high capacity at 10+1, even with its small size, plus an accessory rail (though you may not use this for a concealed carry pistol).

Any and every one of the above pistols will be a phenomenal choice if you want a reliable 9 mm concealed carry pistol.

You’ll feel capable and confident in any environment so long as you have one of these around your waist.

Which of these handguns from our best concealed carry 9mm pistols are you eyeing to have? Tell us why in the comments section!

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8 Responses to :
Get Your Hands On The Best Concealed Carry 9mm Pistols

  1. Cheryl Conroy says:

    What steps do I take to become able to buy a gun?

    1. Bingo Fuel says:

      Cheryl Conroy
      I don’t know what state you live. I can only suggest that you do a search for the requirements to own handguns and rifles and shotguns.
      Make a decision of what type of firearm you are interested in buying and what you are
      interested in using it for. Such as for Self Defense and do you intend to carry it…or just keep beside you bed or whatever/wherever.

      You need at least an idea of what type of firearm and I will also highly suggest that you handle as many different firearms as you possibly can.
      You will be looking for ones that fit and feel good and are comfortable in your hands or against your shoulder in the case of long guns/rifles/shotguns.
      IF you can find someone is willing to teach you proper grip stance how to aim….preferably with a .22 LR and then increase and move on to larger calibers would be great…
      As there is very little to no noticeable recoil so you don’t develop bad habits such as flinching.

      IF there is a local shooting range by all means tart there and let them know you want to know what the local requirements to own a firearm.
      You can also to any local gun shops or reputable pawn shops…..or perhaps any chain stores that sell firearms and go to he Sporting Goods and ask the person what are the laws or what you need to do to buy a firearm…..but one never knows what firearms experience such people may have.

      You could also try asking a local police officer or Deputy.

      Once you make a decision you can go to and see what reasonable prices are for the firearm/s you are looking or considering to purchase.
      Handle before you buy!!
      If the weapon does not feel good or comfortable you will not enjoy shooting it and won’t practice with it

      Once you make a purchase you will need to how to clean it and practice practice and practice some more!!!
      I hope this helps you and leads you to the answer and hopefully opens the world of shooting up to you.

  2. La Donna says:

    I am looking for a reasonably priced (New or used in very good condition) Walthers PPK .22 and you can send me some pics to look at it would be great!!
    La Donna C.

    1. Bingo Fuel says:

      La Donna
      Try going to
      It is like Ebay but deals with firearms….There are auctions as well as firearms for sell.
      They have lots of photos of different firearms. No doubt you will find some in there.

  3. Sky says:

    380 Colt – Pocketlite

  4. Karen Barnts says:

    Want to attend a carry permit class in Columbia Tenn. what are the steps? I own a 38 special gun. thanks Karen

  5. DAVID says:

    Glock-19 . Don’t leave home without it.

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