NRA Women's Top 10 All-New Concealed-Carry Pistols for 2022

Find your first or favorite concealed carry firearm on this list.

by posted on July 27, 2022
Woman Firing Walther

Is it because this is the year that concealed carry went "shall issue" in all 50 states? Is it because gun manufacturers are working overtime to design pistols optimized for women? Whatever the reason, it's only July and the year 2022 has already delivered a bumper crop of concealed-carry-ready handguns for women. Here are our top 10 (so far)! 

Smith & Wesson | M&P SC30 EZ
The M&P SC30 EZ merges the easy-to-rack slide of the EZ with an all-new cartridge designed for self-defense performance. It’s the perfect size for a nightstand or on-body carry with a crisp, light trigger featuring a tactile and audible reset, making this firearm ideal for concealed carry.

▶ Reversible magazine release
▶ Optimal 18º grip angle for natural point of aim
▶ Grip safety
▶ Armornite durable corrosion resistant finish

Caliber: 30 Super Carry
Magazine Capacity: 10+1
Barrel Length: 3.675”
Overall Length: 6.8”
Weight: 21.6 ounces
MSRP: $521

Mossberg | MC2sc
This micro-compact 9 mm features two double-stack magazines capable of holding 11+1 and 14+1 rounds. The high-tensile-strength glass-reinforced polymer frame features Mossberg’s signature aggressive grip texturing and palm swell for a confident, firm grip under a variety of shooting conditions.

▶ Integrated trigger blade safety
▶ Snag-free dovetail sights
▶ Flat profile trigger
▶ Optic-ready slide

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 11+1; 14+1
Barrel Length: 3.4”
Overall Length: 6.25”
Weight: 19.5 oz.
MSRP: $556

Ruger | LCP Max
This definitive pocket pistol features raised cocking ears and functional serrations for easy manipulation. Ruger also improved the magazine feed lips, feed ramp, extractor and barrel cam geometries on the LCP max.

▶ Tritium front sight with white outline
▶ Textured grip frame
▶ Reversible magazine release
▶ 12-round magazines available

Caliber: .380 Auto
Magazine Capacity: 10+1
Barrel Length: 2.8”
Overall Length: 5.17”
Weight: 10.6 oz.
MSRP: $469

Savage | Stance
The Savage Stance is a thin, highly concealable handgun with surface textures, advanced slide serrations and ergonomic grip. The steel slide with beveled front makes for easy holstering.

▶ Interchangeable grips
▶ Easy takedown
▶ Short, crisp trigger
▶ Ambidextrous magazine release and slide catch

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10
Barrel Length: 3.2”
Overall Length: 6.2”
Weight: 22 oz.
MSRP: $479

The DVG-1 is a slim, striker-fired pistol that is red-dot-ready for your self-protection needs. Its polymer frame is lightweight and still boasts a 10+1 magazine capacity despite its diminutive size.

▶ Roebuck Quadlock
▶ Striker-fired operation
▶ 5.5 lb. trigger pull
▶ Red dot ready

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10+1
Barrel Length: 3.1”
Overall Length: 6.01”
Weight: 41.8 ounces
MSRP: $339

Smith & Wesson | CSX
Smith & Wesson’s aluminum alloy CSX offers a double-stacked magazine capable of holding 12+1 rounds. Despite its micro-sized frame, it features both ambidextrous slide releases and manual safeties.

▶ Bladed safety trigger
▶ Chamfered ejection port
▶ Interchangeable backstraps
▶ Glare reducing serrations on top of slide

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 12+1
Barrel Length: 3.1”
Overall Length: 6.1”
Weight: 19.5 oz.
MSRP: $609

Springfield Armory | Hellcat Pro
The Hellcat Pro delivers full-size performance in a concealable EDC package. The tritium u-dot sights offer intuitive and easy target acquisition in all lighting conditions, while the adaptive grip texture is easy on clothes but locks your hand when firmly engaged.

▶ Picatinny rail
▶ Loaded chamber indicator
▶ Reversible magazine release
▶ Front and top slide serrations

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15+1
Barrel Length: 3.7”
Overall Length: 6.6”
Weight: 21 oz.
MSRP: $559

Stoeger | STR-9c
Tough and compact, this personal defense pistol features a three-dot sight system and enhanced ergonomics. The loaded chamber indicator and internal safety ensure you’re prepared for any defensive situation.

▶ Interchangeable backstraps
▶ Reversible magazine release
▶ Low bore axis
▶ Optimized slide serrations

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 13+1
Barrel Length: 3.82”
Overall Length: 6.9”
Weight: 24 oz.
MSRP: $329

Taurus | GX-4
This micro-compact pistol causes minimal printing even under light clothing. The flat face, serrated trigger offers better comfort and control.

▶ Recoil management pad
▶ Taurus optics ready
▶ Takedown pin
▶ Reversible magazine release

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 13
Barrel Length: 3.06”
Overall Length: 6.05”
Weight: 18.7 oz.
MSRP: $468

Walther Arms | PDP F-Series
Walther’s PDP F-Series features a reduced trigger reach, reduced grip circumference and reduced force necessary to operate the slide. This is the first pistol designed and built specifically for women—read more about it here

▶ SuperTerrain Serrations
▶ 20 percent reduction in slide racking force
▶ Performance Duty Texture
▶ Red dot ready

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15
Barrel Length: 3.5”
Overall Length: 6.5”
Weight: 23.3 oz.
MSRP: $699


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