New Concealed Carry Handguns for 2022

As we look at the new guns being introduced this year, some trends seem to be emerging. While micro 9 mm carry guns are still being introduced, some established manufacturers of such pistols are making versions just a little longer for improved ergonomics. “Optic-ready” or “optic-equipped” pistols continue to increase in number. Also, enhanced-capacity pistols chambered in the new 30 Super Carry are already hitting the market, but these are just the tip of what is predicted to be an iceberg. Elsewhere, the flooded market of AR-platform rifles is now resulting in higher quality, feature-rich guns as manufacturers compete for your firearm dollar. Lastly, precision long-range shooting has resulted in off-the-shelf rifles with accuracy unimaginable just a few short years ago.

Beretta | 92X RDO Compact
Building on the 92X improvements, the RDO variant allows a red-dot optic to be attached to Beretta’s iconic model 92. The Compact model is well suited for concealed carry and offers excellent capacity.

▶ Vertec frame
▶ Short reset trigger
▶ 92X-style thin grips
▶ Dovetail sights

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
barrel length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.8 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $729
(301) 283-2191 beretta.com

APX A1 CarryBeretta | APX A1 Carry
The smallest member of Beretta’s polymer-frame APX family, the A1 Carry, now comes with an RMS-footprint optics cut should a red-dot sight be desired on this subcompact single-stack pistol.

▶ Optics-ready slide
▶ Extended 8-round magazine available
▶ Removable fire-control group
▶ Oversized trigger guard

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 6 rounds
barrel length: 2.9 inches
Overall Length: 5.8 inches
Weight: 20 ounces
MSRP: $449
(301) 283-2191 beretta.com

CZ USA P-10MCZ United States | P-10M
Built exclusively for concealed carry, the P-10 M’s frame is sculpted for excellent ergonomics despite the pistol’s small size. Other than the magazine release, there are no controls protruding from either the slide or the frame, thus assuring a smooth draw.

▶ Three-dot sights
▶ Cold-hammer-forged barrel
▶ Bladed trigger safety
▶ Front and rear cocking serrations

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
barrel length: 3.19 inches
Overall Length: 6.31 inches
Weight: 20.01 ounces
MSRP: $499
(800) 955-4486 cz-usa.com

FK Brno PSD-CFK Brno | PSD c
Last year’s Handgun of the Year is now available in a model designed for concealed carry. The incredible performance of the 7.5 FK round combined with the more compact dimensions of the PSD-C make carrying a concealed pistol capable of solid accuracy at 100 yards a reality.

▶ Optics-ready, narrower slide
▶ Recoil attenuation system
▶ Richly textured grip stippling
▶ Optional barrel in 10 mm/.40 S&W available

Specs
caliber: 7.5 FC
Magazine Capacity: 14 rounds
barrel length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 8.1 inches
Weight: 33.8 ounces
MSRP: $1,750
(352) 745-7002 fkbrnous.com

Mossberg MC2scMossberg | MC2sc
Mossberg adds an optics-capable pistol to its growing MC line of handguns with the MC2sc. This also adds a micro-9 mm double-stack pistol to the line-up, with 11+1 rounds in a pistol the same size as the MC1sc.

▶ White dot front and rear sights
▶ Crossbolt safety model available
▶ Optics ready for RMS footprint
▶ Glass-reinforced polymer frame

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 11 rounds
barrel length: 3.4 inches
Overall Length: 6.25 inches
Weight: 19.5 ounces
MSRP: $556
(203) 230-5300 mossberg.com

SAR-USA SAR9 CompactSAR-USA | SAR9 Compact
The SAR9 Compact is designed to be the perfect balance between a micro and full-size pistol. It’s small and light enough to be easily concealed and comfortably carried, yet has the capacity of a full-size pistol. The lightweight, polymer frame, striker-fired SAR9 Compact points naturally, and is a pleasure to carry.

▶ Interchangeable backstrap and side plates
▶ Hammer-forged barrel
▶ 20-degree grip angle
▶ Black oxide slide

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
barrel length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.2 inches
Weight: 26.8 ounces
MSRP: $399
(833) 727-4867 sarusa.com

Savage StanceSavage | stance
Available with either a black, gray or FDE grip frame, this first handgun to be offered by Savage in more than a century boasts a completely ambidextrous design, interchangeable backstraps and optional night sights as well as a manual safety.

▶ Matte black melonite slide
▶ Three-dot sights
▶ Ambidextrous slide stop
▶ Textured grip

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
barrel length: 3.2 inches
Overall Length: 6.2 inches
Weight: 22 ounces
MSRP: $479
(800) 370-0708 www.savagearms.com

SCCY CPX-1 G3SCCY | CPX-1 G3
Newly redesigned, the Generation 3 frame eschews finger grooves and incorporates a rail section. A new trigger is made of aluminum and the manual thumb safety has been reduced in size. Moreover, the proprietary sight cut has been replaced with a G43-compatible cut. The CPX-2 G3 includes the same enhancements, but does not include a manual thumb safety.

▶ Smooth front strap
▶ Aluminum trigger
▶ Rail section
▶ Small safety lever

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
barrel length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6 inches
Weight: 15 ounces
MSRP: $329; $359 (optics-ready)
(386) 322-6336 sccy.com

SCCY DVG-1RDRSCCY | DVG-1RDR
The DVG-1RDR radically expands the versatility of the DVG line. The G43-compatible rear sight cut opens up numerous possibilities in iron sights, while the Shield-footprint slide cut does the same for the choice micro red-dot sights. Ten frame colors and two slide finishes are available.

▶ Lightweight, polymer frame
▶ Flat trigger
▶ G43-compatible sight cut
▶ Front and rear cocking serrations

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
barrel length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.01 inches
Weight: 15.5 ounces
MSRP: $399
(386) 322-6336 sccy.com

SIG Sauer P320 Specter CompSIG Sauer | P320 Specter Comp
Building on SIG Sauer’s popular X-series, the P320 Specter Comp adds a built-in compensator, enhanced trigger and TiN-gold-finish barrel to the mix, along with a slotted, optics-ready slide.

▶ Built-in compensator
▶ Two magazines
▶ Gold barrel and trigger
▶ Extended magazine well

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
barrel length: 4.6 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 41.8 ounces
MSRP: $1,399
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com

Smith & Wesson CSXSmith & Wesson | CSX
Smith & Wesson upped the ante on the 1911-style, micro-9 mm pistol with the CSX, an aluminum frame, double-stack offering the same size and capacity (in 9 mm) as its polymer-frame Shield Plus.

▶ Bladed safety trigger
▶ Ambidextrous thumb safety
▶ Interchangeable back straps
▶ Ships with 10- and 12-round magazines

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
barrel length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Weight: 19.5 ounces
MSRP: $609
(800) 331-0852 smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Shield EZ 30 SCSmith & Wesson | Shield EZ 30 SC
Harnessing the reduced recoil of the new 30 Super Carry round from Federal, the Shield EZ offers 11-round capacity in a pistol that most should find extremely easy to both operate and shoot effectively.

▶ Grip safety
▶ Tactile loaded chamber indicator
▶ Easy to load magazines
▶ Adjustable rear sights

Specs
caliber: 30 super carry
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
barrel length: 3,675 inches
Overall Length: 6.8 inches
Weight: 21.6 ounces
MSRP: $521
(800) 331-0852 smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Shield Plus 30 SCSmith & Wesson | Shield Plus 30 SC
With the smaller overall size of the new 30 Super Carry round, the capacity of the Shield Plus has been increased by three rounds from the 9 mm version. With the extended magazine, 17 rounds of 30 Super Carry are available.

▶ Extended magazine holds 16 rounds
▶ Dovetail front and rear sights
▶ Optics ready
▶ Manual thumb safety

Specs
caliber: 30 super carry
Magazine Capacity: 13 rounds
barrel length: 3.1 inches
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Weight: 19.3 ounces
MSRP: $595
(800) 331-0852 smith-wesson.com

Springfield Armory Hellcat ProSpringfield Armory | Hellcat Pro
Springfield Armory’s Hellcat experiences some growth—literally—with the new Hellcat Pro, bringing a longer slide and barrel and more capacious flush-fit magazine to the popular handgun.

▶ Dual captive recoil springs
▶ Tactical rack rear sight
▶ Accessory rail
▶ Optics ready

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
barrel length: 3.7 inches
Overall Length: 6.6 inches
Weight: 21 ounces
MSRP: $634
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3 .45 ACPSpringfield Armory | XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3 .45 ACP
Springfield Armory extends the OSP—Optic Sight Pistol—line of XD-S handguns to include the .45 ACP version. With an optic cut for the RMS footprint, even the big-bore XD-S can wear a red-dot sight.

▶ Extended magazine holds six rounds
▶ Full-length guide rod
▶ Melonite finish
▶ Enhanced grip texture

Specs
caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
barrel length: 3.3 inches
Overall Length: 6.3 inches
Weight: 23 ounces
MSRP: $465
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

Stoeger STR-9C Compact Optic ReadyStoeger | STR-9C Compact Optic Ready
Stoeger is expanding the STR line at a rapid pace, with multiple new models for 2022, including the Compact Optic-Ready. This variant features a slide with an optics cut for those looking to mount an MRDS to their concealed-carry pistol.

▶ Three-dot sights
▶ Ships with four optic mounting plates
▶ Nitride finished slide
▶ Optic not included

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 13 rounds
barrel length: 3.8 inches
Overall Length: 6.9 inches
Weight: 24 ounces
MSRP: $399
(800) 264-4962 stoegerindustries.com

ZEV Technologies OZ-9 CombatZEV Technologies | OZ-9 Combat
Designed with flawless reliability in mind, the latest version of the OZ-9 platform features less “bling,” but the same outstanding accuracy and shootability as the original version of this modular system. It accepts all OZ-9 accessories and Glock magazines.

▶ ZEV Citadel slide
▶ ZEV per barrel
▶ ZEV Pro curved-face trigger
▶ Magpul PMag-17 GL9 magazine

Specs
caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
barrel length: 4.49 inches
Overall Length: 8.03 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $1,499
(805) 486-5800 zevtechnologies.com

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