Handguns have always been popular for personal protection, and they sell very well today, even though the gun market has slowed a bit in the last year. The brisk sales are partly explained by a Pew Research Center study in which the majority of male and female respondents said they own guns for protection rather than hunting or other sports. And it’s also due to a 30-year increase in the number of states that have “shall-issue” concealed-carry laws. Therefore, it’s no surprise that there were a number of personal protection handguns designed to meet varying tastes and needs of a strong market. There were some entirely new personal protection handguns produced, as well as many newly released variations of already popular models.

Scroll through our gallery above to see what personal protection handguns made our list.

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Chiappa Rhino 30DS

Colt Night Cobra

Kahr CM9 Kryptek Camo, CW380 Kryptek Camo, S9

Kimber K6s 3-inch, K6s CDP, Micro 9 CDP (DN)

Remington RM380 & R51

Ruger EC9s, GP100, LCRx, SP101, SR1911 Officer Style

Sig Sauer P365

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 686/686 Plus

Springfield 911, XD E .45 ACP, XD-S Mod 2

Taurus Model 692 & Model 856

Walther PPQ SC

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