Top Handguns for Women to Protect Themselves

Women’s hands aren’t anything like men’s hands. Female hands are littler and typically not as strong as a male. Actually, women’s bodies are usually smaller too. It’s just simple anatomy. While this really doesn’t mean that women can’t shoot a handgun just as skillfully as a man can, it does mean women may have a preference when it comes handguns types. Women can carry and shoot, particularly if their goal is to carry a concealed firearm.

It’s not just a gun’s grip style or frame that makes a difference. The caliber of the pistol is also an issue. Normally, the bigger the caliber, the weightier the power and recoil. Nonetheless, it will be more difficult to make repeated shots with precision.


Many women have .380 caliber handguns. While it’s a solid choice, sometimes women buy them because it’s what the salesman suggested. The .380 is a good round, but there are other, more mighty rounds obtainable and models in other calibers that you may find easier to shoot because of the dissimilar frame size or because the weight and design of the gun offers a recoil in a more comfortable way. Here are a few common handgun calibers:

.22 Long Rifle

.22s are good pistols to learn with if you’re a new shooter. Both semiautomatic pistols and revolvers are chambered in .22. They barely recoil at all and are great to shoot. A .22 doesn’t have a lot of power and so isn’t a good choice for a conceal carry pistol. Many popular concealed-carry models in bigger calibers can either be bought with a .22 conversion kit or have a matching model in .22 caliber. Ammo can be hard to find in today’s market.

.38 Special

This revolver caliber is a solid “middle of the road” round. It’s a good self-defense caliber, but has less of a punch than its bigger cousin, the .357 Magnum. Also, a revolver chambered in .357 Mag can shoot .38 Special rounds.

Steps to Using a Sword for Self Defense

If you look at it in historic terms, swords have killed way more people than guns. Therefore, it’s understandable that folks may consider them as alternatives to guns.

Before we go any further into this, I’d like to remind everyone, just in case, that while blades have a place, something like a sword shouldn’t even be considered in countries where you can legally own firearms. Even a double barrel shotgun would be a way much alternative. If you live in America, the choices you have in firearms makes even considering a sword for self-defense a silly idea.

Buy a Glock. If you’re worried about stopping power get one in 357 SIG or 10mm. A sword shouldn’t even be in the scenario.

With that being said, let’s suppose you can’t own a gun. Then, a sword is your 2nd best option. I’ve mentioned over and over again that even if you carry a concealed gun you should also have a switchblade too. The reason for this is that if you’re fighting or struggling with your assailant, the blade is more useful than any firearm. Moreover, if your gun isn’t working, the knife can be used as a weapon.

But what about swords? The first problem we see with them is that you of course can’t carry it with you all day, every day. Getting a big sword means you have a tool for self-defense with you all day, every day. You should know that there are blades for self-defense and blades for war.

A short, broad sword with a sharp tip can serve your purpose. Machetes possess similar characteristics, all but the penetrating tip. When it comes down to it, it all depends what you need and what your personal preference is.