Whether you are choosing a new gun to add to your growing collection or this is your first handgun purchase you probably want to make sure you are choosing the right firearm for your needs. With a variety of manufacturers and gun models choosing one can get overwhelming if you haven’t done your research.
Lucky for you, you’ve stumbled upon this article and are one step closer to choosing your next handgun. This article is all about Glocks. There are a lot of Glocks so we’ve narrowed down this list to the top 10 Glocks for concealed carry. So, if you are interested in purchasing a Glock keep on reading.
If you are a first time handgun buyer and don’t know what you should be looking for, hop over to this article for some tips on buying your first handgun. Let’s get into talking about Glocks. Glock has been around since 1963 and the company has been producing semi-automatic pistols since they became popular in the early 1980s. Since then Glock has continued to expand their line of pistols and enhance their guns with each generation they release.
These guns are known for their reliability and are an extremely popular choice by law enforcement and concealed carriers around the world. Each of the Glocks we have chosen for this list are striker fired and are great options for concealed carry firearms from the Glock family.
10. Glock 36
First up and coming in at number 10 on our list is the Glock 36. This subcompact slim framed pistol is chambered in 45 Auto and is very ergonomic. Its overall design makes it comfortable to hold and easy to use. This is a powerful pistol in a small package.
The Glock 36 is available with or without a mounting rail for attaching lights, lasers, and other accessories. Weighing only 19.93 ounces unloaded this pistol is easier to conceal than many others. Its single stack magazine only holds 6 rounds of .45 ACP but gives the gun its slim shape.
9. Glock 19x
Number 9 on our list is the Glock 19x. This pistol is a crossover that combines features from the Glock 17 and the Glock 19. Chambered in 9mm this coyote colored pistol is the best of both worlds. The Glock 19x was originally designed to meet the US Army’s modular handgun system specifications but it was later released to the public for civilian use.
The Glock 19x features a Glock Marksman Barrel, a lanyard loop, and ambidextrous slide stop levers. Weighing only 22.05 ounces unloaded, this compact pistol is easily concealed. It comes standard with a 17 round magazine but can be used with extended mags, making it capable of holding up to 33 rounds of 9mm.
8. Glock 45
Continuing with our list and moving on to number 8 we have the Glock 45. This is a compact pistol that is very similar to the G19x. It is also a crossover pistol, combining the slide of a Glock 19 with the full size frame of a Glock 17. This all black pistol is chambered in 9mm and unlike the G19x does not have a lanyard loop.
Weighing only 21.73 ounces unloaded, the Glock 45 comes standard with a 17 round magazine but it can also be used with extended mags making it capable of holding up to 33 rounds.
7. Glock 42
Moving on to number 7 on our list the Glock 42. The Glock 42 is one of the smallest subcompact pistols available. If you thought the Glock 36 was small wait till you see this one. This ultra-compact pistol is chambered in 380 AUTO and maintains many of the features popular on Glocks.
By far the smallest gun on our list, the Glock 42 weighs only 12.17 ounces unloaded. That is about as heavy as a can of soup. With a loaded magazine, this pistol will still weigh less than a pound. The Glock 42 comes standard with a 6 round mag making it super easy to conceal.
6. Glock 48
Next up is number 6, putting us almost halfway to number one on our list. The Glock 48 is a compact pistol chambered in 9mm and uses a compact grip with a built in beaver tail for a comfortable and versatile grip. It features a short trigger distance, a reversible magazine catch, and the Glock Marksman Barrel.
Weighing only 25.12 ounces unloaded this slim pistol is easily concealed inside or outside the waistband and comes standard with a 10 round magazine.
5. Glock 26
We’ve made it to number 5, the Glock 26. If you have heard of the infamous Glock 19, the Glock 26 is a similar pistol with just a shorter grip. It’s a 9mm subcompact pistol that has minimal recoil and high accuracy.
Weighing only 19.4 ounces the smaller size of this popular gun is what makes it so easily concealable. It is sometimes used as a backup pistol for those that like to carry a Glock 19. The Glock 26 uses a standard 10 round magazine but can use up to a 33 round magazine.
4. Glock 43
Now we are getting to some of the most popular concealed carry Glocks, number 4 on our list is the Glock 43. This subcompact pistol uses an aggressive grip texture and built in beavertail design. Chambered in 9mm the Glock 43 has the reliability and durability Glocks are known for.
The Glock 43 is similar to the Glock 19 but in a smaller, more concealable package. This extremely reliable pistol weighs only 16.23 ounces unloaded making it one of the smaller firearms on our list. It comes standard with a 6 round magazine.
3. Glock 43x
A more recent addition to the Glock family and number 3 on our list is the Glock 43x. It is very similar to the Glock 48 with a few small differences. This lightweight pistol uses a subcompact slide and built in beavertail design. Chambered in 9mm the Glock 43x has a reversible magazine catch and is great accuracy.
Weighing only 18.7 ounces unloaded, the Glock 43x is only slightly bigger than the Glock 43. Similar to the Glock 48 the Glock 43x uses a single stack 10 round magazine giving this gun its slim frame. Not to mention the ease of concealability that a single stack magazine only adds.
2. Glock 23
Moving on to number 2 on our list we have the Glock 23. This compact pistol is chambered in 40 S&W and is known for surviving endurance tests and use by law enforcement. It has similar features to the popular Glock 19 and continues to prove its durability.
The surprisingly lightweight Glock 23 weighs only 21.16 ounces unloaded. It comes standard with a 13 round magazine but can hold up to 22 rounds with an extended mag.
1. Glock 19
And finally, number one on our list of top 10 Glocks for concealed carry is the infamous Glock 19. There is no question of the reliability that comes with the Glock name and the Glock 19 is one of the most commonly known pistols around. It is one of the most proven and carried firearms of the past decade. This popular pistol is chambered in 9mm and it has a comfortable grip that fits great in most hands.
Weighing only 21.16 ounces this exceedingly well known concealed carry gun may be just what you are looking for. This compact pistol comes standard with a 15 round magazine but fits up to a 33 round magazine.
Selecting a concealed carry gun can be a challenging task. Research, knowing what features your gun needs to have, and a quality gun salesman can all help make it easier. We hope this blog has given you a better idea of what popular Glocks may be best suited for you and your needs. Ultimately, what concealed carry gun you choose is up to you.
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