As another year comes to an end, it’s only right for us here at Personal Defense World to reflect on what the last 12 months have wrought. Normally the word “wrought” conjures up negative connotations. But we can assure you we mean it in the best possible sense. Especially as it applies to concealed carry pistols. Indeed, 2017 saw the introduction of some of the best CCW pistols in recent memory. And—contrary to what you may have read or heard—the market for these guns is very healthy and getting stronger all the time.

So as the clock winds down on 2017, scroll through the gallery above to learn about 10 of the best CCW pistols to hit shelves over the past 365 days. Who knows, you may just find your next carry gun in this collection. If not, we have no doubt that 2018 will see exciting new additions in this particular space that may tickle your fancy.

For more information about the concealed carry pistols featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0

Springfield EMP4 CCC

Kimber Micro 9 CDP

Glock 19 Gen5

CZ P-10 C

Springfield XD-E

Canik TP9SF Elite-S

Wilson Combat EDC X9


Coonan Compact

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