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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.

This article was originally published in Concealed Carry Handguns, 2018. To order a copy, please visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

For more information about these personal protection handguns, please visit:

Chiappa Rhino 30DS
chiappafirearms.com

Colt Night Cobra
colt.com

Kahr CM9 Kryptek Camo, CW380 Kryptek Camo, S9
kahr.com

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

Remington RM380 & R51
remington.com

Ruger EC9s, GP100, LCRx, SP101, SR1911 Officer Style
ruger.com

Sig Sauer P365
sigsauer.com

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 686/686 Plus
smith-wesson.com

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

Taurus Model 692 & Model 856
taurususa.com

Walther PPQ SC
waltherarms.com

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