By far one of the most popular reasons to carry a firearm is self-defense. And chances are, you’re going to need to conceal your weapon to do that. Luckily, there are plenty of specially-made concealed carry guns on the market in 2022. There’s so much out there, in fact, that it can get a little overwhelming. If you’re feeling inundated with information about a CCW, don’t worry. We’re here to help. In this post, we’re going to look at the top 3 best concealed carry guns of 2022.
The Top 3 Best Concealed Carry Guns in 2022
When it comes to a concealed carry gun, you want to look at a few different factors. First and foremost, it needs to be easy to conceal. But on top of that, you’ll also want to assess its capacity and it's caliber to determine its overall firepower.
SIG really pulled out all the stops with the P365. Chambered in the ubiquitous 9x19mm Parabellum, this highly modular gun boasts both high capacity and a small size. Both those factors team up to make the SIG P365 one of the best concealed carry guns of 2022.
First, let’s go over capacity. The SIG P365 has three different sized magazines. They come in 10, 12, and 15 rounds. As the capacity increases, concealability gets a bit trickier. The high capacity is one of the best things about the P365. After all, you never want to be left with an empty gun in a situation where your life depends on it. Small size is great, too, since it reduces the chance of the gun “printing,” or outlining itself beneath your clothes.
Kimber R7 Mako
Kimber is usually the kind of company that specializes in metal handguns like revolvers or 1911s. So the R7 Mako is a bit of a departure from their normal fare. However, it’s okay to stray from what you’re good at if you keep succeeding. And that’s exactly what the Kimber R7 Mako is: a success.
The Kimber R7 Mako is a great choice for a concealed carry gun. Kimber actually designed it to out-class the SIG P365 in some ways, since the P365 has been the king of concealed carry since 2018. It can hold either 11 or 13 rounds, one more than the P365. However, as far as concealment goes, they’re pretty similar. You can’t go wrong either way.
Last but not least on our list is the Kimber Micro. It’s more in-line with what you’d expect from the company. In fact, it’s essentially just a shrunken-down 1911 chambered in 9mm. It functions exactly the same as a 1911, and if you can clean a 1911, you can clean a Kimber Micro.
Regardless which of these guns you choose as your next concealed carry weapon, they’re just one part of the puzzle. A Kimber Micro, R7 Mako, and a SIG P365 all need the right concealed carry holster to stay hidden on your body. Fortunately, Southern Trapper is here to help. To learn more, check out all of our holster styles in our online store.