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5 Best Handguns for Ladies Who Shoot

Looking for the best handguns for ladies?

When looking for a handgun, there are certain aspects women should take into consideration, like comfort, class and concealment, to name a few. If you?re looking for your first gun, don?t assume you?re looking for one that is small in size and caliber, aim for reliability and accuracy.

Listed below are the top handguns rated by women, for women.

Ruger SR22


  • Price: $450
  • Weight: 17.5 oz
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Capacity: 10

When considering buying a handgun, the Ruger SR22 is a natural choice for most women. It is light in weight, and easy to conceal, use and clean. The pistol is slim and compact in shape, not skimming on power to compress in size. With its ambidextrous thumb safety, the SR22 is built for both right- and left-handed shooters. When purchasing from a distributor, buyers can choose from two different handle options, to accommodate various hand sizes.

Glock 19


  • Price: $600
  • Weight: 23.6 oz
  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Capacity: 15

The Glock 19 is known for being a reliable handgun, even shooting when wet or covered in dirt. The grip of this gun has grooves that help guide fingers into place each time it is picked up. The grooved handle adds a heightened sense of security, making you feel more in control of the machine in your hand. Referred to as the ?Baby Glock,? this subcompact 9 mm concealed weapon fits in a full-sized handbag.

Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Pistol (9c)


  • Price: $529.99 – $649.99
  • Weight: 21.3 oz
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Special Capacity: 12

Smith & Wesson is known for making guns with smaller handles, which is a natural choice for women, as it helps ensure gripability. This compact revolver comes with a green Crimson laser, which guides shooters to make precise shots. Most women are drawn to this gun for its design and size, it can easily fit in any holster, purse or back pocket. It also features three interchangeable grips.

Sig Sauer P938


  • Price: $750
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Capacity: 6

The Sig Sauer P938 is modeled after their very popular P238 (.380), but with added power. It is suited for the woman looking for a more powerful gun that still has a manageable recoil. With its wood-paneled handle, this pistol is a prized piece by women who own one. Though a bit higher in price, its quality and power are well worth it for the experienced shooter.

Remington 1911


  • Price: $650
  • Weight: 38.5 oz
  • Caliber: .45
  • Capacity: 8

The Remington 1911 gives you the most bang for your bullet in a .45 caliber gun. The power-packed gun will leave you with a sore shoulder after hitting the shooting range, but for women looking for ?one-and-done? protection, this is should be their No. 1 gun choice. Although it is heftier in size, it will still fit into your bag or glove box.

Now that you’ve seen a few select choices, what do you think you or your lady should go with?



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