2. Taurus G3C

The Taurus G3C is a 9mm pistol that is available in both caliber and with a number of different barrel lengths and finishes. The pistol is chambered for 9x19mm and is a single-action only firearm. The pistol has a number of features that make it a popular choice for personal defense, including a polymer frame and slide, a 4-inch barrel, and a 10-round magazine. The pistol comes with a lifetime warranty.

warriorgunstore.com lists the Taurus G3C at only $367.99 for the newest and most affordable CCW I’ve seen since the pandemic started. If you’re looking for a gun to break in a new shooter or to get a modern striker-fired 9mm with a respectable capacity and reliable accuracy, the G3C is a great option. However, if you’re holding a Glock in one hand and a Taurus in the other, it’s like driving a Tesla versus a  1999 Honda Accord.

Taurus G3C Specs

Length (Overall) 6.50″
Slide Length 6.06″
Width (Overall) 1.10″
Slide Width 0.87″
Height incl.Mag. 5.04″
Line of Sight (Polymer) 5.24″
Line of Sight (Steel) 5.20″
Line of Sight (GNS) 5.16″
Weight (loaded) 1.38lbs
Magazine Capacity 12+1
Caliber 9x19mm Luger
Barrel Length 3.41″
Trigger Pull Weight 26.7 N/ 6 Lbs
MSRP $339.65


  • 3 safety mechanisms, including the loaded-chamber indicator, striker block, and trigger safety
  • Affordable, only $367.99 for a striker-fired CCW
  • Perfect for EDC/CCW use
  • Great capacity for a subcompact pistol
  • Lightweight trigger pull
  • Only 1.38 lbs!
  • Outstanding aggressive grip
  • Perfect for new shooters

3. Glock 19 Gen 5

The Glock 19 Gen 5 is an improved variant of the Glock 19. It has a number of modifications, including a widened grip and a taller sights. The Glock 19 Gen 5 is a reliable handgun that is perfect for self-defense.

Some Glock aficionados may not like the fingerless grip on the Gen 5, especially with the shooters I know with large hands. However, the rest of us love the versatility to position our hands any way we want without worrying about being in the finger grooves.

The Glock 19 Gen is the most versatile pistol on this list with optimal performance and practicality as a CW or open carry pistol. The height is still the same as the compact Glock Slimline models like the Glock 43X, so it won’t print through most shirts if you’re not wearing a smedium while out on the town.

Glock 19 Gen 5 Specs

Length (Overall) 7.28″
Slide Length 6..85″
Width (Overall) 1.34″
Slide Width 1″
Height incl.Mag. 5.04″
Line of Sight (Polymer) 6.02″
Line of Sight (Steel) 5.98″
Line of Sight (GNS) 5.94″
Weight (loaded) 1.88 lbs
Magazine Capacity 15 / 17 / 19 / 24 / 31 / 33
Caliber 9x19mm Luger
Barrel Length 4.02″
Trigger Pull Weight 26 N/ 5.84 Lbs
MSRP $575.00


  • Great magazine capacity
  • Lightweight trigger pull
  • perfect line-of-sight length for up to 50-yard shots
  • Perfect as a CCW with the same height as compact Glocks
  • The most dependable pistol I’ve ever owned and operated
  • Glock Marksman barrel makes a subtle improvement in my accuracy
  • An absolute steal for $565.99!
  • Lightweight
  • Best ergonomics of any pistol I’ve shot with (except Glock 23 Gen 4 LEO pistol)

4. Taurus G2C

Taurus G2C is an amazing smartwatch that offers an incredible amount of features for an affordable price. For only $284.99, you can purchase the Taurus G2C and start enjoying all of its amazing features.

The Taurus G2C smartwatch offers a number of features that are perfect for anyone looking for an affordable smartwatch. First and foremost, the Taurus G2C is affordable, which makes it a great option for anyone looking for a smartwatch that won’t break the bank. Additionally, the Taurus G2C is lightweight and easy to wear, which makes it a great option for anyone who wants.

The rough-textured grip is very aggressive but provides excellent control over the pistol. The trigger pull for the G2C is very light, but the over-travel is absurd relative to any other pistol on the list (Excluding Taurus). It’s built with the perfect length, width, and height to be used as a primary CCW or open-carry pistol. Even with a 12-round mag loaded, the Taurus G2C is still only 1.38 lbs.

Taurus G2C Specs

Length (Overall) 6.30″
Width (Overall) 1.20″
Slide Width 1″
Height incl.Mag. 5.10″
Weight (loaded) 1.38lbs
Magazine Capacity 12+1
Caliber 9x19mm Luger
Barrel Length 3.20″
Trigger Pull Weight 24 N/ 5.40 Lbs Estimated
MSRP $299.99


  • Most Affordable pistol on the list
  • One of the most compact pistols for universal CCW application
  • Lightweight
  • The aggressive grip with the palm swell provides optimal grip and control
  • Lightweight trigger pull
  • 12+1 rounds is great for a CCW
Who Should Buy The Taurus G2C?


The Taurus G2C is the most affordable pistol on the list and offers a great opportunity for new gun owners to buy their first CCW. I would use this 9mm pistol to train my family and friends or to use as a plinking handgun at my range. I think for $252.99, the G2C is an absolute steal for first-time gun owners, but not for veteran gun owners who know better.

Holding the G2C and G3C pistols next to my Glock 43X and Glock 19 Gen 5 immediately brought me back to Earth with how much better a Glock is. The Taurus is great for beginners, but I’d never carry this pistol as my CCW when I have a Glock, Walther, S&W, or even Ruger.

5. Glock 44

The Glock 44 is a popular pistol that is known for its reliability and accuracy. This pistol is perfect for self-defense and can be used in a variety of situations. If you are looking for a reliable pistol that is easy to use, the Glock 44 is a great option.

The Glock 44 is a 9mm pistol that is compact and easy to use. This pistol has a polymer frame and a fixed barrel. The Glock 44 is also equipped with a polymer grip and a slide that is locked back for improved accuracy.

The Glock 44 is a reliable pistol that is perfect for self-defense.

Other than the Glock 43X, the G19 is the most universally used and accepted pistol worldwide. The only difference in wit the Glock 44 over the Glock 19 Gen 4 is in the pistol’s weight. Every other specification is the same between the two pistols.

If you like the Glock 19 and want a .22 LR pistol, there is nothing better or more comfortable than the Glock 44. I think Glock may have rushed the design or it’s just harder than I think it is to create the expected reliability of Glock pistols chambered in higher calibers like the 9mm, .40 S&W, and the .45 ACP. However, even with a few inconsistency issues while you break your magazines and slide in, there isn’t another .22 LR pistol that can give you the performance of the G44.

Why Should I Buy The Glock 44?


Glock has been the standard for striker-fired pistols since the first polymer Glock came out in 1963. How many people are looking for a great .22 LR pistol for plinking, training, and shooting varmints? The .22 LR is becoming more popular by the day because of the advancement in rimfire technology. In fact, the Glock 44 is one of only 2 (Taurus TX22) striker-fired rimfire pistols on the market.

The only way you should buy a Taurus over a Glock is for the savings in overall cost. If you can afford to pay a couple hundred more, Glock will always be better than a Taurus (no disrespect intended).

Glock 44 Specs Glock 19 Gen 4
Weight 12.63 oz/ 0.79lbs 21.52 oz/ 1.34 lbs
Weight w/unloaded mag  14.64 oz/ 0.92lbs 23.63 oz/ 1.48 lbs
Weight w/loaded mag 16.40 oz/ 1.02lbs 30.16 oz/ 1.89 lbs
Height 5.04″ 5.04
Barrel Length 4.02″ 4.02″
Overall Length 7..28″ 7.28″
Slide Length 6.85″ 6.85″
Caliber .22LR 9mm
Magazine Capacity 10/18 15/17 / 24 / 31 / 33
Trigger Pull Weight 26N/  5.84lbs of force 26N/ 5.84lbs.
Overall Width 1.28″ 1.34″
Slide Width 1.00″ 1.00″
Trigger Distance 2.76″ 2.76″
Line of Sight (Polymer) 6.00- 6.22″ Adjustable 6.02″
Line of Sight (steel) 5.98″ 5.98″
Line of Sight (GNC) 5.94″ 5.94″
Safety Safe Action Safe Action
MSRP  $415 $700


  • Affordable
  • Feels, looks, and shoots like a Glock 19, but with less felt recoil
  • Incredibly fun to shoot with the 18-round magazine