1. Glock 23. .40 cal.
2. Caracal C .40 cal.
3. S&W M&P .40 Sub Compact.
4. Springfield XDM 3.8 Compact .40 cal.
5. Glock 19. 9mm.
6. S&W M&P Sub Compact 9mm.
7. Caracal C 9mm.
8. Glock 29 10mm.
9. Glock 30 .45 Auto.
10. Springfield XDM 3.8 Compact 9mm.
This list is going raise a few eyebrows. There are many popular guns that are absent. But this isn’t my tipping the hat to the popular. If I was to do that, then this list would have SIG’s, 1911’s, H&K… You know… the guns that are out dated, with cult like followings, premium pricing, and shortcomings for defensive use.
I’m looking at the best options for today and tomorrow. Feel free to disagree.
You’ll notice that I favor .40 cal over 9mm. I also favor the midsized options.