Choosing a firearm is a highly personal decision that must take into consideration idiosyncratic factors like region, clothing, and more. However, I’ve prepared a quick list of my preferred pistols for you. These are 5 firearms that I would certainly consider for daily carry, and honestly, I believe you should give them a try.
Since we’re focusing on carry pistols, we will only be considering striker-fired models. I don’t recommend the use of single-action or double-action pistols for this purpose.
Also, we won’t be considering customizations, comparing the pistols exactly as they come out of the box.
Please note that this list is not in any particular order of preference.
- Glock G19MOS
In my humble opinion, the G19s are the best pistols made by Glock. Although the G17s and the crossovers are amazing, the G19s are able to combine both capacity and portability in a smart way.
Of course, in 2023, having a pistol with an optic sight is a must.
- SIG SAUER P320 M18
The P320 series likely has the best original triggers on the market. I always like to test triggers as soon as I get my hands on a pistol because the trigger pull is often where people ruin their shots.
- Springfield Echelon
I’ve fired very few rounds with the Echelon, but it was enough to convince me that it should be taken seriously. The Echelon has a good 17-20 shot capacity, a nice trigger, and the perfect size for a compact handgun.
- CZ P10C OR 9x19mm
This is a classic pistol that must be considered. Although the 15-shot standard magazine might make us think it could be better, the overall performance of the P10C matches its competitors.
- Taurus TS9
If you are from the US, it’s very likely you haven’t yet considered the TS9 as a reliable and precise pistol. You should think again. Taurus has sold thousands of TS9s to law enforcement and shooters in Brazil, proving its value. The only significant disadvantage of this model is that Taurus does not make it optic-ready.