If SHOT Show 2016 showed us anything, it’s that handguns for women is a major focus.
Now that the 2016 SHOT Show is behind us, several guns really stood out to the insiders of the industry. This is especially true as it pertains to the ever-expanding market catering to the female shooter.
The need for self defense has only increased in recent years and more and more women are looking to arms themselves. These six handguns for women unveiled at SHOT Show 2016 will get that job done.
1. Kimber K6s Revolver
This new platform for Kimber was a hit. Women, like my wife, tend to reach for a revolver when all else fails. With a simple point and pull philosophy, a revolver adds a lot of protection with incredibly easy operation.
With the K6s, it’s also being billed as the lightest .357 revolver on the market.
2. Walther PPS M2
This small new compact pistol from Walther is a good one. Firing a 9mm round is a good choice as well; not only will this gun stop a threat, but it does so in a way that is not overpowering for the shooter.
Being lighter than other similar guns and also just over three inches long, it allows this gun to be concealed discreetly just about anywhere.
3. SIG SAUER P320 Subcompact
Another 9mm, but then again, why not? SIG continues to develop new and exciting pistols and the P320 is no different.
This double action six inch carry gun is a good choice when you need to grab a gun you can trust. With a 3.6 inch barrel length and just over one inch wide, it is a little bigger than some, but sometimes that’s nice when you need it.
4. Beretta PX4 Compact Carry
Beretta is a name that is known when it comes to great guns. Their new PX4 compact carry should be at the top of your list if you are looking for a new gun in 2016. Another 9mm, this gun comes with three 15-round magazines and night sights are standard.
5. Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380
The original Bodyguard is the gun that I used for everyday carry, that is until my wife got her hands on it. However for 2016, Smith and Wesson took this very popular gun and removed the slide safety. This new feature has been something that many owners of the original Bodyguard have been requesting for years, but now, we finally have it.
6. Springfield Armory EMP4 Lightweight Champion
Now this is a good looking gun. The 1911-style frame is just my flat out favorite. This gun is not a pocket gun by any means, but if there was one on the list that I would take above all others, it would probably be this one. With a four inch barrel and firing 9mm rounds, this might be my wife’s next Christmas present.
So out of these handguns for women on the list, what do you think is your favorite? According to current Internet trends about guns that women are looking for, odds are, it’s going to be one of these six. However, don’t let that fool you. There aren’t many men who would turn any of these guns down if given the chance.
When it comes to self defense, any gun is better than no gun after all.