Most Popular Handguns at A Girl & A Gun's 2022 National Conference

Some 550 AG & AG members brought 739 handguns to their annual training conference. Here’s what these women say are the right guns for them.

by posted on November 3, 2022
AGAG Conference 2022 Lede

All NRA Women love to know what other women are carrying! After all, the more information available on what guns women prefer provides insight into that perpetual question, “which guns are great for women?” For many it can be a starting point—sometimes a turning point—in their journeys to responsible firearm ownership and concealed carry.

That’s why it’s great that female-centric firearm training groups like A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) are contributing greatly to the community of gun ownership among women, fostering exceptional training, responsible and safe gun use—all in a welcoming and supportive environment. This has been especially true since 2020, when more new women gun owners surged onto the scene than ever before, feeling the need to become responsible for their own personal protection.

We are happy to once again share some fun data that is surfacing from the 2022 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, which took place last spring. While we consistently report on this website that each woman should take them time to determine which gun is right for her, one of the questions we love to have answered is which guns women decided were right for them, especially if it turns out that you have choices in common with them.

Some 550 AG & AG members from around the country attended the conference, and were allowed to bring their own handguns. While we have no way of knowing if many of these women were the same who attended the 2021 conference, the brands and models of the 739 handguns “in attendance” in 2022 looked like this:

  1. GLOCK 19
  2. SIG P320
  3. SIG P365
  4. Smith & Wesson M&P
  5. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
  6. GLOCK 17
  7. GLOCK 43
  8. Canik TP9
  9. Walther PDP
  10. GLOCK 34

 

AG & AG points at that all 550 students were required to go through a “gear check” process where their handguns, belts, holsters, and mag pouches were all reviewed and function checked.

Note: CELEBRATE 2022 Gear Check logs listed brands and models of handguns, belts, holsters, and mag pouches. No serial numbers or personally identifiable data was collected. No information on rifles or shotguns was collected during gear check.

The following lists the most popular brands and models of handguns that the women brought to training:

Brand

Percentage

GLOCK

29.36%

Sig Sauer

20.97%

Smith & Wesson

13.40%

Springfield

7.44%

Walther

6.63%

CZ-USA

5.55%

Canik

3.92%

HK

3.65%

STI

2.30%

Ruger

0.81%

Kimber

0.81%

Shadow Systems

0.81%

Beretta

0.68%

FN

0.54%

Taurus

0.41%

SAR USA

0.41%

Wilson Combat

0.41%

Mossberg

0.27%

EAA

0.27%

Rock Island

0.27%

Atlas

0.14%

Black Diamond

0.14%

Dan Wesson

0.14%

Kahr

0.14%

Para

0.14%

SCCY

0.14%

Stoeger

0.14%

Zev

0.14%

Models

Percentage

Glock 19

12.31%

SIG P320

9.61%

SIG P365

7.85%

S&W M&P

6.90%

S&W M&P Shield

5.82%

Glock 17

4.74%

Glock 43

3.92%

Canik

3.91%

Walther PDP

3.52%

Glock 34

3.52%

HK VP9

3.11%

STI

2.30%

CZ-USA Shadow

2.17%

Springfield XD

2.17%

CZ-USA P10

1.89%

Springfield XDM

1.89%

Glock 48

1.76%

Walther PPQ

1.62%

CZ-USA 75

1.49%

Glock 45

1.49%

SIG P226

1.49%

Springfield Hellcat

1.22%

Glock 26

1.08%

Springfield XDM

1.08%

Walther Q5

1.08%

Other

12.04%

 

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