June 2018 Top Selling Pistols
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This massive size and ability to connect so many people give us some interesting insights into the consumer market. Gun Genius, a Gun Broker property, gathers tons of data and gives us nice and handy lists for what’s hot on a month to month basis.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 new and top 5 used pistols for June 2018.
1. SIG P365
This is no surprise to me. The SIG P365 does a lot of things right, even after the initial teething issues Sig’s little P365 is proving popular. It’s hard to beat regarding size and capacity. 10+1 rounds in a gun that’s the size of your standard 9mm single stack. The SIG P365 also comes with a ton of features that make it an outstanding firearm for the price.
The SIG P365 features an outstanding grip, amazing sights and came to the market with tons of holster compatibility and 12 round extended magazines. The SIG P365 arrived just in time to be the next big summertime carry gun, and as a fan of the design, I can see it changing the next generation of concealed carry pistols.
2. Kel-Tec PMR-30
Of all the Top 5 new guns on this list, this is the only one that’s not a carry gun. The PMR 30 is a full sized 22 magnum pistol that packs a predictable 30 rounds in a single magazine. The PMR 30 is a fun little gun that’s perfect for those summertime plinking sessions. It’s a fun gun that looks like it stepped out of the future.
With 22 Magnum and other rimfire rounds being a little easier to find these days it makes sense this pistol would see a revival. It was hard to get due to Kel-Tec’s high demand and seemingly low production numbers. The gun seems to be doing well these days.
3. Smith and Wesson M&P9 Shield
I remember a time when the Shield was released, and they sold crazy fast, in record numbers. The demand was so high their price was driven up rapidly. Since then things have settled down, but the Shield is still a great seller apparently. Again with summertime in full effect, people are liking their small guns. The Shield is a single stack 9mm that’s proven to be an ultra-reliable and easy carrying gun.
These days its one of the most affordable options for a quality concealed carry gun. The 9mm variant of the Shield is the most popular, and that makes a lot of sense with 9mm quickly rising to the top of the heap for concealed carry guns.
4. Kimber 380 Micro Carry
Kimber is known for their 1911s, and the Micro Carry is easily the smallest 1911 I’ve ever seen. This mini 1911 combines function with form to produce a good looking little pocket gun. The Micro Carry is a pocket-sized gun that’s perfect for those hot summer days where you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt. This all metal gun is packed with features not commonly seen on a small gun.
This includes real steel sights, a flared ejection port, a beveled magazine well, and even extended 7 round magazines. Like all Kimbers the 380 Micro Carry is available in a wide variety of finishes and configurations.
5. Ruger LCP
The little Ruger made the list. This is easily one of the most value-packed concealed carry guns on the market. The Ruger LCP is one of the most affordable ‘name’ brand guns on the market. This little 380 ACP is another pocket-friendly piece for summer carry that’s ridiculously lightweight and easy to carry.
The LCP has been a favorite gun for a long time, and they even are routinely found for under 200 dollars new. At that price its a reliable gun that has a long history of success. It’s not the fanciest gun, but its functional enough to use for self-protection.
1. Glock 19
The Glock 19 is often considered the best Glock. It’s in 9mm, holds 15 rounds, and just the perfect size for most concealed carriers. The Glock 19 is a competent weapon, and now that it’s on its 5th generation it’s undoubtedly a well-proven gun. The Glock 19 has been around since 1982, so you know there are tons of used Glock 19s just floating around, looking for homes.
The Glock 19 is what I often consider the perfect starter gun for new concealed carriers. It’s easy to shoot, simple, reliable, and well suited for both home defense and concealed carry.
2. Glock 17
Well following its little brother is the original Glock Safe Action Pistol, the Glock 17. The Glock 17 is a full sized 9mm pistol that’s only slightly less popular than the model 19. The Glock 17 is the original combat Tupperware and sits in the holster of many a police officer and soldier worldwide.
The 17 is a little bigger than the 19, but it can still serve a variety of roles. The Glock 17 is a natural shooting gun, and I don’t think anyone’s surprised it made the Top 5 list.
3. SIG Sauer P226
The SIG Sauer P226 is easily just as legendary as the Glock 17 and 19, but also a complete opposite design philosophy. This DA/SA hammer fired gun has an all-metal frame and is renowned for its durability and toughness. The SIG P226 has been around for a long time, and lots and lots of models exist.
It’s likely impossible to nail down the exact model that’s the most popular, but the SIG P226, in general, is a great service gun. The MK25 model serves the SEALs, which is somewhat appropriate since the SIG P226 is commonly called a boat anchor.
4. Walther PPK/S
Who doesn’t want to be James Bond? Or at least pretend to be. The Walther PPK/S is cemented in the cultural conscious due to the Walther and James Bond licenses. In reality, the PPK/S is a little too big, and cumbersome to keep up with modern concealed carry guns. That being said there is a specific class the Walther carries that something like the LCP can never match.
The Walther PPK/S is carried for style more than practicality. That being said it is an ergonomic gun that’s fixed barrel makes the gun quite accurate. The biggest downside is that harsh recoil caused by a blowback action. The Walther may be a little out of date, but its never out of style.
5. SIG Sauer P229
The SIG Sauer P229 is the compact variant of the SIG P226. It replaced the P228 as the compact model decades ago and has remained a popular choice for Law Enforcement and even concealed carry. It’s considered a compact, but it’s still a big and heavy gun. That being said its easy to shoot, and the ergonomics speak for themselves.
The SIG Sauer P229 comes in a wide variety of caliber sand configurations. With many companies offloading their 40 S&W and 357 SIG the SIG P229 can be had quite cheaply used, especially in DAK configurations.
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