No corner of the market is growing faster in 2019 than that for concealed-carry guns, and manufacturers are fulfilling the need with a host of carry-ready options. Some are sized to be as compact as possible for easy carry, while others bring innovative, new features in guns sized similarly to today's popular double-stack, polymer-framed carry guns. Whether you're looking for a backup gun or a primary carry option, this new-for-2019 list of concealed-carry guns is sure to have something that fits you:
Archon Firearms Type B Rather than relying on a Browning-style tilting barrel, the Type B operates with Archon’s unique AF-Speedlock technology, allowing the barrel to sit lower in the frame than in other striker-fired guns.
Arex Rex Delta A striker-fired, polymer-frame pistol designed for concealed carry with snag-free beveling on every edge, the Rex Delta also sports user-friendly features like takedown without a trigger pull and comfortable texturing wherever you might grip the gun and place your thumb.
Beretta APX Carry Beretta shrunk the APX to produce the APX Carry, a single-stack, subcompact 9 mm ideal for concealed carry. With the same slide serrations, removable chassis fire-control group and bladed trigger as the larger APX pistols, the APX Carry is the smallest member of the APX family.
Bersa TPR9 with Threaded Barrel Available in full-size or compact as the Model TPR9C with Threaded Barrel, this new variant allows the easy installation of a suppressor. Threaded barrels are now an option for many Bersa pistols.
Charter Arms Pit Bull Now in a new caliber, the Charter Arms Pit Bull is chambered in .380 ACP while maintaining similar features to the original model, including easy cartridge-insertion and retention technology.
CZ-USA P-10C Optics-Ready All three U.S.-made pistols in the P-10 series are now available with a blank fill plate to accommodate assorted red-dot sights with the correct mounting plate. Additionally, sights are offered in various heights to co-witness with red-dot sights or to work with a suppressor.
Dan Wesson DW TCP Dan Wesson has put mass in the right places to create a high-performance pistol that won’t weigh you down. The company incorporated a rail on the aluminum-alloy frame and a ramped, bull barrel make it easy to accessorize and to resist muzzle rise, respectively.
Diamondback Firearms DBAM29VLH Adding to its AM2 pistol line, this model, available in two colors, sports a Viridian Green Laser with a magnetized DeSantis holster and comes with a 17-round extended magazine.
Faxon Firearms FX-19 Hellfire The first in a new line of complete handguns from Faxon Firearms, the FX-19 Hellfire includes features like aggressive slide milling and a flat-faced trigger to name just a few.
Glock G43X The G43X takes the amazingly popular subcompact G43 and gives shooters a little more to hang onto, thanks to a slightly extended grip frame. Part of Glock’s Slimline series, the single-stack G43X is comfortable for a wide range of hand sizes.
Glock G48 A slimmer, single-stack Glock similar in height and length to the wildly popular G19, the G48 is sized right for those with smaller hands or anyone who feels a double-stack is too much to carry/conceal all day. Yet, it is big enough to achieve a full grip and balances well.
Honor Defense Honor Guard 9SCMS American-made and veteran-assembled, the Honor Guard is built around a polished stainless steel chassis, making it modular. There are three interchangeable grip configurations in 10 colors, and two barrel lengths available.
Kimber EVO SP CDP New for 2019, the EVO line from Kimber offers a number of variations on the company’s new striker-fired pistol. The CDP (Custom Defense Package) offers a Carry Melt treatment that obviates sharp corners, as well as G10 grips for firm purchase.
Kimber K6s DASA Big news in Kimber’s revolver world, as the K6s is now available with a hammer. Originally offered in DAO configuration with an enclosed hammer, now 2- and 3-inch models with external hammers are available for those who prefer the DA/SA operating system.
Mossberg MC1sc Viridian Laser-Equipped In 2019, Mossberg came out with its first handgun in a century and aimed the design squarely at the hot concealed-carry market. Several models of the MC1sc are available with different sights and accessories.
North American Arms True Black Widow North American Arms brings an aesthetic change to its Black Widow by adding an all-matte-black PVD coating while keeping the option of fixed or adjustable sights, just like the original model.
Remington RM380 Executive Most don’t consider pocket .380s to be “barbeque worthy,” but Remington is going to try. The RM380 Executive features a two-tone styling with G10 grips that can be swapped out if preferred.
SIG Sauer P320X Compact With a host of options making this pistol perfect for concealed carry, SIG Sauer’s new P320X Compact blends some of the hottest trends. Set up for micro-red-dot sights, this is a pistol built for the 21st century.
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Ported M&P9 Shield M2.0 Performance Center upgrades come to the M2.0 version of Smith & Wesson’s popular M&P9 Shield. The Performance Center builds on the M2.0 enhancements, bringing the Shield to the next level.
Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ with Crimson Trace Green Laserguard A Crimson Trace laser makes the award-winning Shield EZ an even better option for concealed carry. All of the features that made the EZ such a hit are present, and now it’s even more on-target.
Springfield Armory 911 Springfield Armory surprised us last year with the introduction of the 911, a micro-.380 ACP small enough to fit in a pocket. This year, the company ups the ante with 9 mm power in a gun not much larger.
Springfield Armory EMP Contour Carry While the EMP Contour Carry isn’t new, different color combinations are for 2019. Available in OD Green and FDE, Tactical Gray and the FDE shown, the same elements of the original that make it such a great concealed-carry pistol are all still present.
Standard Manufacturing S333 Thunderstruck Small in size and firing two rounds with each pull of the trigger, the S333 Thunderstruck is sure to create a loud boom as a double-barrel, double-action revolver in the concealed-carry market.
Steyr Arms L9-A2 MF Enhancing its A2 MF pistol series, the L9-A2 MF includes an ambidextrous magazine release, loaded-chamber indicator, trapezoid sights as well as modular grip panels in various sizes.
Stoeger STR-9 A pistol? From Stoeger? 2019 brings many new things, and one of them is this striker-fired, polymer-frame 9 mm that joins the company’s no-nonsense shotguns. All the features one would expect—including the accessory rail—are present, in a not-so-surprisingly affordable package.
Wilson Combat Paul Howe G19 Designed with input from retired MSG Paul Howe (U.S. Army, SFOD-D), the Howe-Wilson Combat Glock is loaded with tactical/concealment-oriented features that are ideal for EDC. It’s also available for the G26.
Wilson Combat Vertec Centurion Tactical Ideal for shooters with smaller hands or who prefer a straighter, more 1911-style grip, the Wilson Combat/Beretta Centurion Tactical offers a grip-frame conversion to an already-enhanced Beretta 92, which significantly reduces frame size.
Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Glock G45 Wilson Combat collaborated with firearms expert, tactical trainer and Special Operations veteran Larry Vickers to create what might be the ideal defensive Glock. It’s also available for the G17 and G19.
ZEV Technologies O.Z-9 Built around a full-length, steel receiver that houses the fire-control unit, the O.Z-9 is incredibly modular. Multiple full-size grips are available, with compact versions coming soon. It is compatible with other ZEV products like slides, barrels and triggers, making it eminently customizable.