Best 9mm for Someone Looking to Get Their Conceal Carry

Finding the right 9mm

Best 9mm for Someone Looking to Get Their Conceal Carry

There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right gun for conceal carry. A larger caliber gun will be physically larger, which may not make it the best choice for someone who is smaller or likes to wear tighter clothing.

For size and reliability, the 9mm is one of the most popular guns for conceal carry. Technically, a “9mm gun” refers to any firearm that shoots bullets that are 9 millimeters in diameter. But when people reference 9mm, they generally mean a semi-automatic handgun. We will dive into a few of the most popular 9mm handguns for concealed carry:

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm is a good size for concealing. Yet it is still large enough to get your whole hand on the grip, meaning a more secure shot. It’s pretty thin, and it is smaller than many compact guns yet larger than a subcompact gun. This makes it a very solid choice when it comes to 9mm guns.

Glock 43

Glock has a reputation for reliability, and that certainly carries over to the 43. It is a great option for concealed carry because of its size, while still maintaining a decent grip area for a 9mm.

Sig Sauer P365

Another good choice is the Sig Sauer P365. It is technically a micro-compact gun, but it holds a lot of ammo for its size. It has a width of about an inch, but yet still has a rail so you can add a light or another attachment.

It is important to point out that there have been some production issues of the P365 and voluntary recalls – but those issues seem to be largely ironed out now.

FN 509

The FN 509 was designed for military and law enforcement operations but is now available to law-abiding citizens. With 2 additional styles, Tactical FDE and Midsize, the FN 509 is tested and durable for an accurate shot.

Tactical Dynamics: Massachusetts top firearm training professionals

If you still aren’t sure which 9mm is the right one for you, you should see them in person and even try shooting each. Contact Tactical Dynamics for an in-person gun matching evaluation, as well as shooting lessons (if you need them)!

Evan Bidgood
  • F.J.H Berg
    Posted at 22:29h, 25 September Reply


  • Dip Mandal
    Posted at 01:37h, 25 February Reply

    I want this
    Can you tell me
    How I can get

    • Jeff - TacDyn Instructor
      Posted at 19:12h, 10 March Reply


  • Roger French
    Posted at 03:59h, 28 November Reply

    Could I have a cost for a Glock 43

    • Jeff - TacDyn Instructor
      Posted at 17:15h, 28 November Reply

      Depends on where you find it. We don’t sell guns so I couldn’t quote one for you. Typically Glocks are between $500-$800.

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