Green Light Shooting

Author - Chad

Top 4 Best Concealed Carry Guns for Women

When I worked at the gun shop, I would get in women everyday looking for a gun to keep in their purse. Or, even more common than that, we would get husbands coming in to buy a gun for their wife.

In Utah, you don’t have to shoot at all or have a gun in order to get your concealed carry permit. So once you receive your permit in the mail, of course you want to buy a gun to use it! The problem is, if you haven’t shot much, there are so many choices to choose from and so many different opinions.

I will say that one of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen ladies make is for their very first gun, they go out and buy a tiny little pink gun. While there is certainly nothing wrong with a pink gun, there is something wrong with getting a super small, super light gun if you’re not an experienced shooter. Generally speaking, the smaller and lighter the gun is, the more recoil it’s going to have. So these ladies get out on the range with their new gun and after just a few rounds, they hate it. They put it back in it’s box, store it in the closet, and forget about it.

If it’s your first gun and you’re not an overly experienced shooter, one of the most important things you can do is shoot the gun before you buy it. Get something that feels comfortable in your hand and is (relatively) comfortable to shoot. The most important thing I can say is to buy a gun that you will practice with.

Along those same lines, some new ladies just have a really bad experience with the slide on a semi-automatic handgun. Whether it’s just intimidating or it’s an actual physical limitation, there is no doubt that the slide adds another step to worry about in a critical situation. I would urge you to practice and see if that’s something you can work through but if not, the revolver is an absolutely solid way to go. Remember, get what you’re comfortable with. A concealed carry gun does you absolutely no good sitting at home in the closet.

With all that being said, we took 4 guns that would be great women’s beginner concealed guns. We tried to cover a broad range in terms of sizes, styles, and budget. Like I said in the video, my fiance actually shoots and carries the Sig Sauer P238. She loves that it’s got some girly charm to it but it still looks and functions like a high quality weapon. It’s something that she can comfortably shoot at the range every time we go. She has taught herself to be extremely accurate with it and most importantly, it’s small enough to carry with her everyday.

So let me know what you think about these choices. Would you agree with them? Would you change something? If we expanded it to Top 5 guns, what would be your choice for that fifth place?

Green Light Shooting is a YouTube Channel… Why Did You Start a Blog?

Trust me, I asked myself that question a lot as well. But as soon as I asked the question, the answers started flying into my head and I knew this was something I wanted to do.

This website and this blog are a place for me to gather everything that I think is important to new and growing shooters and put it into one place. These things aren’t necessarily just my Green Light videos that I’ve made, but also some other amazing content out there on the web. I want to bring together tips and tricks, gun and equipment reviews, lifestyle posts and so much more. I wanted to create a a central hub where someone who is interested in guns, regardless of skill level, could come and not only be entertained, but also hopefully learn something new and participate in a community that fosters the sport and the love of shooting, not just the politics and egos.

So here’s how it’ll break down:

On the top of the page, you’ll see 5 featured posts. Those posts will be the highlight news. Everything from new gun releases, current gun reviews, handy tips & tricks, as well as just entertaining stuff.

Below those 5 posts will be the written posts. These will be written either by me or by one of my amazing guest contributors. These will cover new ideas, findings, and just answering general questions about things we think you guys might be interested in.

Then finally, on the right hand side of the screen you’ll notice a sidebar including categories. Every single thing that we post will be tagged within the categories that they most fit in. If you click on any of those categories it will sort every post on the website and give you just those types of posts. That way, if for example, you’re mainly interested in competition shooting, you can select that category and not have to wade through the other posts on the website.

I’ll do my best to always have fresh content for you guys as frequently as possible. Granted, at first it might be a little slow but I promise I’ll get the hang of it.

Thanks for all the support along the way and I hope this site turns into something as fun for you to read and watch as it is for me to make. If you have any suggestions of specific things you’d like to stay updated on, please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to keep that content coming.

I want this website to be your one stop shop for everything shooting related. — One note on that real quick. I actually don’t want this to be only shooting related. I want to be able to talk about what knives I think are worth carrying, and what kinds of pocket flashlights have performed the best for me, things like that. So let’s not say a one stop shop for everything shooting. Let’s just say it’ll be a damn good website and a whole lotta good information.

Until next time,