Top 5 Small 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

Concealed carry guns are great when you want to carry a gun, but don’t want to take up a lot of space. These guns are usually smaller in size with the purpose of concealment in mind. Different people will have different preferences for concealed carry guns,
therefore, we compiled a listing of five small pistols measuring 9mm that are worth taking a look at.

This article will list 5 of the most valuable and popular small handguns in the 9mm category. The following guns are very easy to conceal and can be used as a backup firearm to any reputable concealed carry rig.

Taurus PT 38

The Taurus PT 38 is basically a small version of the popular PT 9. The gun only weighs 9 ounces and is chambered in 9mm. This handgun is made with a stainless steel frame and has a 3.6” barrel.

When tested on the firing range, most people agree that this little gun is not very accurate. One of the major issues with this model is its trigger pull, which some argue is much too long.

That said, when it comes to concealed carry, this gun is perfect for people who are looking to conceal their gun without covering up too much of it. The gun is small enough to hide in the waistband of your pants and is also lightweight.

Ruger LC9

The Ruger LC9 has a 1″ barrel and weighs in at 12.2 ounces unloaded. The grip size on this gun is only 1.18″ wide, so it can fit into most concealed carry holsters.

It retails for around $400, which is a fairly low price for a gun of this caliber.

One of the advantages to this gun is that it has a high magazine capacity of 12+1 rounds. When it was tested on the firing range, the Ruger LC9 proved itself as one of the best handguns in terms of accuracy and reliability. This handgun is definitely worth considering for concealed carry.

S&W M&P Shield

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield is basically the size of a standard sized gun, but it is chambered in .40 S&W instead. This means that you can use it to shoot .40 S&W ammunition that is available to the public.

This handgun comes in a variety of colors, but it is designed to be concealed without being too noisy or bulky on the draw. It measures 5.7″ inches long and weighs 10.76 ounces, which makes it small enough to fit into most concealed carry holsters.

When tested as a concealed carry gun, this pistol proved itself especially accurate at close range. With people stating that they had no problem at all with the trigger pull. The only real complaint about this gun is that it is loud when fired, so it might not be good for people who don’t like noise.

Ruger LC9s Pro

The Ruger LC9s Pro is basically the same gun as the regular LC9 with a few minor design changes. The most notable change is that it will accept both a 7 round magazine as well as an 8 round magazine. The grip serrations are also designed to help make for easier deployment.

This pistol weighs in at 12 ounces and has a barrel of 3.12 inches. It has an all-steel construction and retails for around $400, making it about the same price as the standard LC9.

In terms of concealed carry, it’s small enough to hide in a holster without having to worry about it being noticed. In terms of accuracy, although the.40 caliber is a little small, it is still very accurate and reliable.

Walther PPS M2

The Walther PPS M2 is a special version of the PPS M2 that has been designed to accept 9mm ammunition only. It is made of the same material as the standard PPS M2, but it does come with a few changes. It will accept both 7 and 8 round magazines, which make it more versatile than the normal models.

It weighs in at 15.9 ounces unloaded, which makes for a pretty small gun. Meaning its perfect for concealed carry.

On the firing range, this gun proved itself as one of the most accurate guns available on the market. It hit the target in the crosshairs every time, no matter how many times it was fired.

Most people agree that this is one of the best concealed carry handguns on the market today and was designed to fit a niche that no other gun had provided for.


We hope you found this round up useful and you were able to find a handgun that will fit you and your needs.

We highly recommend purchasing an extended magazine or two. We found that the 5 shots that we carried in our standard magazine were too few for when we did more serious concealed carry. For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing an extended 10-round magazine if the cost is reasonable.

Stay safe out there!

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