Top 5 Concealed Carry Handguns

Choosing the right concealed carry handgun can make all the difference in a self-defense situation. The three most important things to consider when choosing a concealed carry pistol are size, capacity, and caliber. For size you'll be looking at the size of the footprint along with the thickness. How thick a handgun is mostly determined by if the magazine is single stack or double stack, single stack is thinner but has less capacity while a double stack is thicker but has more capacity. For caliber the most common will be 9mm but 45 ACP, 40 S&W, and 380 ACP are also solid choices.

Glock 43X MOS Semi-Automatic Pistol 9mm Luger 3.41" Barrel 10-Round Black

Chambered in 9x19 the G43X MOS features slide cuts designed for specific micro-optics and the GLOCK Slim Mounting Rail for mounting accessories. The perfect tactical partner in the well-known GLOCK Slimline design for comfortable concealability.
The G43X MOS has a short subcompact barrel length and a comfortably balanced, versatile compact-size grip with a minimal profile. It incorporates elements of the Slimline series such as the short trigger distance, a frame with a built-in beavertail as seen on the G43 and the G42, a reversible magazine catch. This model has the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) of the Gen5 series as well as the tough nDLC finish on the slide. The G43X MOS also features precision-milled front serrations.

The slim magazine is built in reliable GLOCK style, it has an orange magazine follower for higher visibility and is specifically developed to ensure the 10 rds magazine capacity.

  • 1 magazine, loader, cleaning kit, pistol case, gun lock
  • Optics ready
  • Safe action trigger
  • Rough textured beavertail grip

Note: The G43X with the Modular Optic System (MOS) does not come with adapter plates.


What Customers Are Saying

I would buy this product again as well as others from Midway

Great gun! Shoots really well and has a nice feel. Is one of my favorites. Service at Midway is outstanding. Great prices and no hassle delivery. Will continue do use them for my firearm purchases.
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Springfield Armory XD-M Elite Compact OSP Semi-Automatic Pistol

Combining potent power with cutting-edge performance, the new XD-M Elite 3.8” Compact OSP 10mm provides concealed carry users with an outstanding defensive pistol option. Compact yet powerful, the pistol packs in 11+1 rounds of the powerful 10mm. Additionally, the OSP pistol comes packaged with a HEX Dragonfly red dot, featuring a rugged machined aluminum body and a 3.5 MOA dot. Harness fight-stopping CCW power with the new XD-M Elite 3.8” Compact OSP 10mm.



  • 3.8" Match Grade Barrel
  • Ambidextrous Slide Stop
  • Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly
  • Captive Recoil System

What Customers Are Saying

A great EDC .45 ACP.

This has quickly risen to the top of my carry guns. The size of this 45 makes it very comfortable to carry concealed. But the best part is it is a true shooter. I was surprised at the low recoil for a .45 with such a short barrel. First time shooting it at the range I was getting 1 inch groups at 20 yards. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great CC .45. I will be purchasing more Springfield Armory products and will definitely be buying from Midway. Thanks to Midway for your fantastic customer service.
- GMAN 128, 10/12/2022

About Springfield Armory

It takes a lifetime to build a legacy. It takes discipline to protect it. Shaped by an unrelenting commitment to craftsmanship and legendary customer service, Springfield Armory has grown to become the premier manufacturer of quality firearms. The leading maker of our country’s iconic 1911, SA-35 and M1A models, the exciting SAINT series of rifles and pistols, the custom-grade Model 2020 bolt-action family of hunting rifles, and a pioneer in today’s most trusted striker-fired solutions, every Springfield Armory firearm is built on a foundation of excellence. Anchored by our rich history and inspired to break new ground, our proudest legacy is giving you the tools to defend yours.

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Ruger LCP Max Semi-Automatic Pistol

The Ruger LCP Max is a Semi-Automatic Pistol is a compact, double-action, magazine-fed, autoloading, pistol that is perfect for deep carry. The pistol is chambered  for the popular .380 ACP cartridge. The LCP max is constructed from an alloy steel slide, an alloy steel barrel, and a glass­ reinforced nylon grip with anodized frame insert for precision and stability. The most substantial difference between the original LCP models and the LCP max is the magazine capacity. With a 10-round, flush fit magazine, the Max provides more capacity in a similarly sized package.



  • Slide features raised cocking ears and functional serrations for easy manipulation
  • Slide and frame surfaces and edges are soft and smooth for comfortable carry and handling
  • Tritium front sight with white outline makes for fast acquisition in all light conditions
  • Rear sight features a generous u-notch for easy alignment and a square front face for one-handed cocking. Sight dovetails are sized to accept all aftermarket BodyGuard-pattern sights
  • Improved magazine feed lips, feed ramp, extractor, and barrel cam geometries
  • Patented barrel cam geometry delays unlocking, slows the slide, and ultimately reduces felt recoil compared to other .380 Auto pistol


What Customers Are Saying

Amazing Little 380 Caliber Pistol

Ordered/received this newest offering (released by Ruger July 2021) called the 'LCP Max' from Midway in mid-July 2021. The previous models (the LCP and LCP 2 are both still for sale) are often rated some of the top 380 caliber pistols available (I own/carry LCP 2 in rotation) this new 'max' model exceeds the previous (and great) LCP 2 model in several important ways: uses same holster as LCP 2, is only tenths of an inch wider/taller, slightly wider grip is far more comfortable/secure to hold/fire, staggered magazine holds 10 rounds (with a 12 round optional one - vs 6 rounds for LCP 2), improved/usable/replaceable sites, improved loading ramp plus it retains all great/familiar aspects of the LCP 2. If you like the Ruger LCP line of pistols, you're going to love this product. I've owned tried/owned many 380 pistols and this 'Max' model is by far the best available. Loaded with some of the special self-defense ammo, this pistol breaks new ground for subcompact 380 carry.
- Luke, 8/5/2021

About Ruger

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines, across both the Ruger and Marlin brands. For almost 75 years, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Semi-Automatic Pistol 380 ACP 2.75" Barrel 6-Round Black

Compact and sleek, the Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 delivers personal protection in an easy-to-carry, comfortable platform. Chambered for .380 ACP, the lightweight pistol features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, matte-coated stainless-steel slide and barrel. The M&P Bodyguard 380 retains original design features including a 2 ¾-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5 ¼ inches and an unloaded weight of only 12.3 ounces making it perfectly suited for concealed carry.  Lightweight, simple to use and featuring integrated adjustable laser sights – nothing protects like a Bodyguard.

• Ships with Integrated Crimson Trace Red Laser
• Ships with Two Magazines - One Flat Butt Plate and One Finger Rest Butt Plate
• Ergonomic Grip
• Double Action Fire Control
• Armornite Durable Corrosion Resistant Finish


What Customers Are Saying

Excellent Conceal Carry Gun

Love this little gun! I like the built in laser targetting. Bought this for my wife and wanted to make sure she was able to be as accurate as possible if she ever needed it. Shooting at a short distance this gun is great. Use it for what it is. Definitely not something I would be using for anything else other than a up-close and personal defense gun.
- Aarsyth, 1/30/2022

About Smith & Wesson

169 Years of American Stories. Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfil the promise of America.

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Walther PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol

An evolution of the classic PPK, the PPK/s maintains the timeless features, essence and the elegance of the original with an additional extended grip allowing for added capacity and improved ergonomics.

Walther’s industry-leading innovation takes the spotlight with their PPK model handguns. At the time of its invention over 80 years ago, the PPK inspired an entirely new category in the firearm industry, now widely known as the concealed carry pistol. To fill the need for performance in a concealable package, Walther broke the mold of pocket pistols and full-size military pistols to bring undercover officers a more-practical and reliable option, the PPK. It is chambered in.380 ACP, the PPK provides all the power needed in a self-defense pistol without sacrificing on critical functionalities.

To execute this revolutionary concept, the Police Pistol Kriminal took all the modern advancements available at the time and combined them into one performance leading pistol. It features a double-action/single-action trigger that decocks when rotating the safety down into the safe position, first introduced by Walther.

Few guns have withstood the test of time like the brilliantly designed PPK. To this day, the PPK is still one of the most sought after concealed carry pistols on the market. This demand serves as a testament to Walther’s long-enduring legacy of excellence and unparalleled performance. The timeless design and superior engineering make the PPK a true legend amongst firearms.



  • Double, Single action
  • Time tested design
  • Checkered grip
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