A concealed carrier shows off her Glock 19 in an AIWB holster. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
With over 50 Glock models in the world, looking for the best options for concealed carry might seem overwhelming. When diving through the models, perspective Glock buyers should weigh each for its strengths and weaknesses and also consider the driving force behind the purchase – more rounds, easy concealability, etc?
Follow that up with a trip to a nearby range, rent a few models and check each model for fit—making sure the slide can clear the webbing of your hand. Fickle physics oftentimes means you’re giving up something with a smaller gun so it’s best to see if it’s worth it prior to throwing down cash.
When you shrink a gun to suit the concealed market, there are compromises that must be made. The difference between firing a full-size G17 in 9mm and a G43X is noticeable to the hand. Physics dictate more recoil, though it is manageable with a good grip. For this reason, a 9mm for concealed carry is advisable; though Glock offers subcompacts in many chamberings all the way up to the G29 in 10mm.
The various 9mm models Glock offers are outstanding options for concealed carry with a small, light, accurate and, above all, reliable construction