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”.

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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, view them here.


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.

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#1 S&W M&P Shield

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#2 Sig Sauer P238

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#3 Glock 43

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#4 Glock 42

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#5 Springfield XDS

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#6 Ruger LCP

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#7 Ruger LC9

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#8 S&W Bodyguard .380

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#9 Glock 26

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#10 Sig Sauer P938

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#11  Ruger LCR .38  Revolver

#12 S&W .38 Revolver

#13 Bersa Thunder .380

#14 Beretta Nano

#15 Ruger SR22

#16 S&W Bodyguard .38

#17 Walther CCP

#18 Ruger SR9c

#19 Kahr PM9

#20 S&W M&P


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6 responses to “The Top 10 Guns Women Buy”

  1. I carried a Ruger LCR .38+P for a few years. Great little gun! This past year, however, I got a Glock 43 and love it! My husband would have preferred I got something in a .45, but I just couldn’t find one that fit my hand well and was feasible for an everyday carry. My 43 is an awesome little piece that shoots well, is easy to handle, and perfect for concealed carry.

  2. I am disappointed that only men have chimed in here in the comments. I sincerely hope that women are reading this article and finding it helpful. My wife chose her carry gun without my “guidance”. The only input I gave was “if that’s the one you like then that’s the one you should get”. She chose a Kimber in 9mm just because it spoke to her. I’m proud of her for making her own choice and the bonus is not only do I get to shoot her Kimber, she is proud of it and truly OWNS it. If I had made the choice for her or pushed her towards something she would refer to her firearm as the one my husband got for me instead of “that’s MY Kimber. You may shoot it if you like but it is mine”. Honestly I love it when she says that 🙂

  3. Keep in mind that while these are all good choices, none of them are the best for someone with only a little experience or none at all. For that, you can’t beat a good .22 revolver or pistol. It’s what the experts recommend – and so do I. If hitting your target is the goal, practice (and lots of it) is the key to getting there. Ammo is inexpensive, the muzzle blast and recoil are almost non-existent, so you can focus on learning the principles of sight alignment and trigger pull.

  4. If you notice though, almost all of them are features of a good conceal weapon instead of just being all over the place.

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