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There are lots of great choices if you’re looking for a gun for concealed carry purposes, including the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm, the S&W 340 PD, the Glock G19X, the Glock 43 and the Sig Sauer P365. (And we have stainless-steel guide rods for all of them!)

What makes a great concealed carry weapon? You should look for a small, lightweight yet substantial caliber pistol because:

  1. They are easier than a big gun to conceal. 
  2. For most people, they are more comfortable to carry. 
  3. You want the power and penetration that you get with a 9 mm load or greater. 

 

The Sig Sauer P365 sub-compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol is currently popular for all these reasons.  

The Importance of Maintenance with Concealed Carry Guns

Since they are chosen to be carried often, concealed carry guns are subject to more wear and tear from sweat, heat, lint, etc. than are handguns that are not every day carry guns. Therefore, more attention must be given to regular maintenance of the gun, inspection of its essential parts, and upgrades when parts are wearing down. 

Handguns that are not maintained properly tend to be less reliable. Proper pistol maintenance, as most firearm manufacturers recommend, requires that the recoil spring guide rod assembly be replaced after firing a certain number of rounds through the pistol. The recoil spring guide rod assembly, which is the heart of the mechanical action of a semi-automatic pistol, takes a major beating. And the smaller the pistol, the greater the beating.  

Whether you prefer the Sig Sauer P365, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm, the S&W 340 PD, the Glock G19X, the Glock 43 or one of many other great choices for concealed carry, you can order a single spring stainless steel guide rod for your gun from us. Stainless-steel guide rods have tested extremely well. They will provide a little extra weight to the pistol which aids shooting reliability. Its stainless-steel composition allows it to take lubricating oil well. An appropriately lubricated pistol is essential for reliability.