If you’re looking to update your daily carry, you’re not alone. As your level of skill and comfort changes, it’s natural to want to change things up. It’s also perfectly normal to develop a sense that you need different tools for different situations, and to give yourself some variety of choice. This season’s options for an upgrade are great, so let’s talk about what’s popular and why it might be a good fit for you.
Glock Generation 5
Gen5 Glock pistols continue the tradition of quality craftsmanship and smooth operation that has made them popular for decades. The new nDLC finish is tougher than before, so your new pistol will resist dings and scratches better. It’s also got an ambidextrous slide lever, so it’s easy to use no matter how you shoot. Last but not least, the new marksman rifled barrel is designed to increase overall accuracy when compared to the last generation of Glock pistols.
Walther PPQ M2 Q5
The Walther PPQ is known for its smooth operation and low recoil, making it great for beginners. While it has traditionally been known for a high degree of accuracy and is even favored by some shooters for it, the recent Glock upgrades have left the comparison muddier than it has been in recent years. While the most recent PPQ innovations keep it in line with the legacy, it has been a little while since a truly notable upgrade was added.
Ruger LCR x
This three-inch .357 is a great choice for a concealed carry when you don’t have much space, but for the experienced shooter, its short range and recoil are serious drawbacks. It’s a good choice in its category, but for those looking to purchase a pistol they can use as personal protection and still enjoy at the range, it doesn’t stand up to the other options.