The Glock is one of the most popular brands for female gun owners today. Some are sized a little smaller than a typical pistol, which is more comfortable for those with smaller hands, or for everyday carry under snug-fitting clothes.
One of the positives of owning a Glock is that there’s no problem finding replacement/upgrade parts. Glocks are also known to be reliable and comfortable to handle, even for beginner shooters. As of 2021, over 20 million women in the United States own at least one handgun.
This model is smaller than the average pistol and holds sixteen rounds total. The overall length is 7.36 inches and weighs almost 24 ounces. It may not be a fan favorite for concealed carry, but many people buy this model to keep at home for defense purposes or to bring to the shooting range.
The G26 is a subcompact model that works well for concealed carry. It’s similar to a snub-nosed revolver but has decent accuracy and minimal recoil. When fully loaded, this 6.5-inch long pistol weighs almost 26 ounces.
The Glock 43X is one of the newer, top handguns purchased by women. Designed as a cross between the 48 model and the 43, the “X” combines the best features of each model. Weighing 23 ounces and at just over six inches long, this subcompact can fit easily into a purse or a deep concealment holster. It also has an easy slide to rack and a thick grip.
Women have a range of options when choosing a holster for everyday carry. An elastic “belly band” style holster is one way to keep a pistol within fast reach while offering decent concealment under a baggy top. The belly band uses strong velcro, so it can be sized perfectly around the waist or top of the hips.
Purses designed for carrying pistols are becoming very popular. Some of them have flaps that pull down to reveal the weapon or pockets inside that are designed to hold the pistol in place.
The bra holster is an interesting invention, but they don’t work for every body type or clothing style. Some are designed to hold the weapon under the armpit and some have a strap in the middle to hold it in the center of the chest below the bust. Most female shooters will have to try a range of holsters that work with different outfits.