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The top 5 guns for the ladies allow most women to handle these firearms with ease. Know which gun is best for her as you read on!

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In this article:

  1. The Best Handguns for Women
    1. Ruger LCP
    2. Smith & Wesson: M&P Shield
    3. Smith & Wesson: Bodyguard 38 Special
    4. Diamond Back DB9
    5. SCCY CPX 2

Top 5 Guns for the Ladies: The Best Options for Her

The Best Handguns for Women

This article about the top 5 guns for the ladies is a touchy subject for several reasons. Some people think women cannot handle larger guns.

This is not always true. It depends on the person’s size or strength.

Both men and women of slighter frames have a hard time racking a slide on a gun. Regardless of gender, you want a gun you can easily handle and are comfortable with.

Here are the top five guns we believe would fit most women very well. Again ladies, base your choice on what you can handle and what you feel most comfortable with.



1. Ruger LCP

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This 380 Auto with a laser is robust, accurate, and reliable. It’s a lightweight small compact with a very decent trigger.

This is also one of the easy to rack pistols out there.

2. Smith & Wesson: M&P Shield

This gun is a bit larger than the Ruger LCP. It’s a concealed carry with easiest slide pull.

It has a manual safety on the left side of the frame. It has good sights, great trigger, and a slim setup you can have either a plus one extension or a flat base mag for concealed carry.

It’s slim being a single stack 9mm. Good gun to carry on your person.

A lot of ladies are wanting to carry on their person now instead of the purse. Drawing from the purse can be cumbersome, or in a theft situation, the purse could get stolen thus losing your gun.

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3. Smith & Wesson: Bodyguard 38 Special

The good things about this gun are as follows: revolver option, easy to operate, crane release, simple, and straightforward. It’s ideal for ambidextrous people.

Ambidextrous Definition: Able to use both left and right hands equally well.

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It has a laser which is great for concealed carry or defensive pistol. Psychological factor – auto think gun.

It also allows you to have easy sight indicator of where your shots are or where they’re going to land. If you have a stoppage, all you have to do is pull the trigger again and you can shoot again — easy to maintain and readily shootable. A great choice for anyone, not just the ladies.

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4. Diamond Back DB9

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This gun is similar to a single stack low recoil Glock. The slide is actually quite hard to pull back.

It does need some pulling back to check the chamber, operate the gun, and clear stoppages. If it is hard then push the gun and pull the slide at the same time to rack it easily.

This gun does have an awesome trigger and has a small profile. It has decent little sights and is easy to slip into a purse or waistband.

Also, it’s good for someone who has a bra holster. Slightly snappy recoil and is only slightly bigger than the Ruger LCP but is still a 9mm.


SCCY CPX 2 is an interesting gun. It’s a double stack 9mm semi-automatic.

It’s stainless, so if it’s in your waistband or against your skin you don’t need to worry about rusting. This gun has a great warranty.

It’s one of the best lightweight guns in the industry. The trigger isn’t the best and does have a heavy trigger pull.

Always consider that the trigger and recoil are also a bit snappy. Always a tradeoff between the weight and the recoil so you will have a bit more recoil the lighter the gun.


You can also check out this full video by Iraqveteran8888 on the top 5 guns for the ladies:

We based our choices on what female customers are most interested in. These guns are usually what ladies ask for in gun shops.

Ladies also need a firearm they can use as their survival gun during survival situations.

What do you think of this roundup? Do you have anything to add to this list of guns for the ladies? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!



Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 24, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. v. orru

    January 21, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Love the reviews but why no price ranges mentioned. Need to see that too.

  2. Graham Kneale

    January 21, 2018 at 7:16 AM

    Good article. Drop the Diamondback DB9 due to difficulty in retracting the slide it should not be on this list. Substitute the Ruger LC9S. It has a great trigger, easier to retract the slide, and is a 9 mm.

  3. George Fannin

    January 19, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Great video, my EDC is a Colt 1908 25 cal auto, but also have the SW Shield for concealed carry. I was having trouble with concealing but was using the extended mag. Your video clued me in to use the flat base mag for conceal, stupid me. Thanks

  4. Cesar

    January 19, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    I prefer a Beretta Nano 🙂


    January 19, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    My wife absolutely loves her SIG 238 and her S&W MDL 60 Ladysmith. I noticed that neither is listed in your article. What a shame! These are both excellent pistols for women.

  6. Michael J Zaremski

    January 9, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Walther PPS M2

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