By Jay Chambers
Handguns are small and can be hidden under clothing, so they’re a great way to protect yourself in all situations. But, in order to make that possible, you need to know what the best handguns are.
Although there are many models out there and each one of them is good in its own way, not every handgun is suitable for every person. Whether you’re about to purchase your first handgun, add to your collection, or want to replace old reliable, it’s a good idea to know the best handguns of the year.
So, the following list is packed with some of the best handgun models of 2019.
Ruger Koenig Custom Shop 1911
Ruger did a good thing by teaming up with Doug Koenig, as they are now created an effective and beautiful handgun. The Custom Shop 1911 model is one of the most fun guns to shoot and it’s also easy to conceal.
The pistol is a 9mm one with a fiber-optic front sight, checkered front strap, and low recoil. In addition, it is very accurate. If you want to learn how to shoot and don’t mind dropping some $$$, this handgun will be of great help. A nice thing about this gun is that the ammo isn’t too pricey either.
It’s suitable to use during competitive shooting or for daily carry.
Colt King Cobra DA Revolver
This small pistol is very cute, while still holding the classic look it’s so loved for. The model has a 3.0-inch barrel and a chamber for .357 Magnum. It’s important to note that it’s a double-action revolver.
Besides, the rest of the handgun is made of stainless steel, while the front sight has a brass-bead. With a six round cylinder, this pistol is easy to conceal and is great for self-defense.
Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2
What’s good about this model is that while the design is a subcompact, it is also quite thin. So, it’s sure to be more comfortable when carrying it, making it an ideal concealed carry option.
Another advantage is the grip safety to ensure the model doesn’t discharge accidentally. This model has two OEM magazine versions available, 7-round and 9-round. It comes at a more affordable price as well, so if you need a new EDC pistol this is a great choice.
Nighthawk Custom Firehawk Model 1911
Having a beautiful, stainless finish, this handgun is truly a jewel. This Firehawk comes in either .45 ACP or 9mm. It has a modified slide and a full-length recoil guide rod with Commander-length spring. Meanwhile, the barrel is a 5.0-inch bull one.
You don’t need to worry if the barrel seems a little longer than expected – it can still be concealed properly. However, bear in mind that the price is high.
Because of Glock’s reputation, their products are expected to live up to expectations, which is why this model has made it to the list. Its trigger is smooth, and the recoil is reduced in comparison to the Glock 17.
The Glock 34 is a version of the Glock 17. The difference lies within its barrel – the barrel is longer, so it will help you shoot more accurately. It’s not too heavy and works great for competitions.
If you need a less expensive alternative while maintaining a high-quality build, look into the Glock 34.
Kimber EVO SP
It doesn’t matter whether you’re right or left-handed – the Kimber EVO SP is a wonderful concealed carry firearm.
It has an enclosed rear on the slide, making sure that no crud, dust or lint accumulates inside your firearm. As such, maintenance is a less burdensome thing to deal with, since there will be barely anything to clean on the inside.
FN 509 Midsize
Another pistol suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people is the FN 509 Midsize. It comes with ambidextrous controls to make sure no matter what hand you use, you will be able to access the amazing features and shoot with the same accuracy.
The firearm has a 4.0-inch barrel, with the full length being 7.4 inches and weighing 26.5 ounces. To make things better, it comes with interchangeable backstraps for all hand sizes and shooter preferences.
10 or 15 rounds can be used with this handgun depending on the magazine you use. It is a model that doesn’t only come for a decent price but also has an outstanding performance.
2019 has seen some amazing handguns so far and knowing some of them may help you purchase a model that suits you. Whether you settle for Glock, Colt, Springfield or any other brand present in the list above, you’ll hopefully find the handgun that suit your needs.