The Top 10 Guns Women Buy

The Top 10 Guns Women Buy

Knowing what guns women buy can be very helpful. We know that a woman will know which is the right one for her, but knowing the top 10 guns women buy can help to narrow the field of options. Remember, what is right for one woman may not be right for another, therefore, when making your choice it is important to consider all of the variables that may be unique to you such as, hand size, recoil sensitivity, location and reach of the controls and their ease of operation. Most importantly, get to a gun store and get your hands on numerous models and if possible. Rent or try these models on the range. Trust me, you will know the right one when you find it.

What Did The Data Show?

I find a number of things very interesting in this list. One, women are primarily buying semi-automatic handguns with a slight majority of them choosing a 9mm. Secondly, three of the top 10 guns women are choosing are Glocks, which historically has not been known as a woman’s favorite brand. These clear preferences help put to rest such myths as; a woman needs a smaller caliber, she should have a revolver or she should have… fill in the blank.

You can see by the variety below, that there is NO ONE RIGHT GUN for a woman or any one feature that makes a gun a “woman’s gun”.

What About Revolvers?

Now, I am not nixing revolvers, as both number eleven and twelve came in as revolvers. Many women prefer them and they are the better choice if one’s primary mode of carry is in a concealed carry purse. But clearly, women are breaking some of the stereotypes usually placed on them.

As you make your decisions, learning what other women like you think about the guns they carry can be very helpful. The Well Armed Woman has collected hundreds of reviews to help you.

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Drum Roll Please! Here are the Top 10 Guns Women Buy!

This list was compiled from data collected from The Well Armed Woman holster sales for 2015.

Click here to read The Top 10 Guns Women Are Buying (2018)


1. Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm
2. Sig Sauer P238 - .380
3. Glock 43 - 9mm
4. Glock 42 - .380
5. Springfield XDs - 9mm
6. Ruger LCP - .380
7. Ruger LC9s - 9mm
8. Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380
9. Glock 26 - 9mm
10. Sig Sauer P938 - 9mm
11. Ruger LCR
12. Smith &Wesson J-Frame
13. Bersa Thunder
14. Beretta Nano
15. Ruger SR 22
16. Smith &Wesson Bodyguard .38
17. Walther CCP
18. Ruger SR9C
19. Kahr PM 9mm
20. Smith & Wesson M&P 9