Most Glocks are not often mistaken for being pocket pistols. And for many years, they were like the old Model T — you could get them the way they were offered and only in black. That doesn’t ring true today, as Glock offers some great choices for the concealed-carry/self-defense market. They even come in different colors and sizes. The Glock 42 in .380 ACP and Glock 43 in 9mm are perfect examples of slim, ultra-concealable pistols. They can slip into the pocket of a pair of pants just like an old snub-nose Chief’s Special.

You can step up from the single-stack Glock pistols to the larger compacts, which run the gamut of chamberings from the 9mm all the way to the 10mm. Sprinkle in more specialized cartridges like the .357 SIG and .45 GAP and you have yourself a wide range to choose from.

Glock’s patented Safe Action system consists of three different internal safeties that must be engaged at the same time for the pistol to discharge. There’s no external safety to disengage, so it’s as simple as draw, point and squeeze. This is one reason why the majority of America’s law enforcement personnel—over 65 percent, in fact—choose Glocks to protect their flocks. These guns are simple to operate, natural to point and have the largest aftermarket support of any single firearms manufacturer. Many of the models also share some parts commonality as well.

If you’re looking for that perfect everyday-carry gun, keep Glock in mind. These are amazing workhorses. They are simple, rugged and easy to use. So, without further ado, let’s look at some great Glock pistols for concealed carry.

For more information, visit Glock’s website.

This article was originally published in ‘Concealed Carry Handguns’ Spring 2017. To subscribe, visit

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