Carrying a concealed weapon involves selecting the right type of gun to carry in an efficient and discreet manner. Certain types of guns lend themselves well to concealed carry for their size, weight, and easy transport on your person or in a bag. Small handguns are typically the most practical to carry with a concealed weapons permit since they can easily fit in a hip, ankle, or shoulder holster. Larger, heavier models of handgun can be appropriate for concealed carry, but may be better suited for a backpack or handbag. Here is a look at some of the best gun selections for concealed carry.

Colt Mustang XSP .380

This new Colt Mustang handgun model is one of the lightest models on the market and ideal for concealed carry. This pistol is a polymer framed version with a squared tactical trigger guard. The gun has an upgraded front and rear sight, slide serrations for a better grip, and two safeties. At less than 12 ounces, it is one of the lightest of the Mustang models and perfect for concealed storage or carry on your body.

Rhino Snub Nose .357

This 2 inch snub nose magnum model measures 6.5 inches and has the capacity for 6 shots. The compact size and lightweight design of the gun make it an ideal concealed carry weapon. A hexagonal cylinder also creates a flat surface against your body for comfortable carry. It also has less muzzle rise than traditional .357 magnum handguns.

Beretta Pico .380

This new Beretta features a similar design as the 9mm Beretta, but with some modifications for its size. It maintains the single interchangeable one-piece frame surrounding a stainless steel sub-frame. This Beretta measures 0.72 inches wide by 3.87 inches high with a small 2.7 inch barrel for compact storage and transport. The gun weighs in at 11.5 ounces, making it an ideal weapon for concealed carry.

Kimber Solo Carry DC 9mm

This 9mm handgun weighs in at 17 ounces empty, measures 5.5 inches long and 3.9 inches high with a 1 inch width for a light, easy to carry feel. It features horizontal serrations for positive grip and night sights for easy targeting in low light. While slightly larger than some other smaller handgun models, this gun is easily transported and makes for an efficient concealed carry option.