Techna Clip specializes in carrying gun belt clips for several handguns, including the ICP 380 belt clip, Sig P238 belt clip and the Ruger IC9 gun clip.

Techna Clip strives to provide their customers with valuable information. This article highlights the best general-purpose handguns for survival-type situations.

Sig Sauer P226 – Often carried by the military and police, this 9mm handgun can hold up to 15 rounds of ammunition and weighs a mere 34 ounces when loaded with a full magazine. It is available in both .40 and .357 calibers and retails for approximately $800 to $900.

Glock 36 – This ultra compact weapon’s nickname is the “Baby Glock.” Firing a .45 caliber, this weapon packs a dramatic punch. The pistol itself is slim, making it an idea handgun for concealed carry. Weighing only 27 ounces with a full magazine, this lightweight composite handgun sells for approximately $500.

Glock 17 – Larger than the Glock 36, this 9mm weapon is popular among law enforcement. Weighing 32 ounces with a fully loaded 17-round magazine, this weapon is ideal for novice shooters. The Glock 17 retails for approximately $440.

Springfield XD Service Model – This weapon boasts a beveled magazine to allow for quick 16-round reloadings. At only four inches, this weapon is precise and uses the popular Federal M882 124-grain FMJ ammunition. Average

Smith & Wesson .40 M&P – This comfortable weapon has a light recoil and holds 15 rounds of ammunition, making it an extremely popular choice. The Smith & Wesson retails for approximately $600.

Taurus Judge – This revolver is capable of shooting both .45 Long Colt and .410 ammunitions. It has a devastating effect up close and is often known as the “snake gun.” Not ideal for concealed carry, this weapon weighs 37 ounces and is nine-and-a-half inches long. It retails for approximately $600.

Smith & Wesson Airlite – This .357 Magnum revolver is exceptionally lightweight and perfect for concealed carry. Weighing only 12 ounces when unloaded, its alloy frame and Titanium cylinder make this one of the lightest and strongest handguns on the market. The Airlite holds five rounds and retails for approximately $800.

Ruger RedHawk – This .44 Magnum revolver is a powerhouse weapon, capable of handling nearly any type of situation. Ideal for a backup weapon and self-defense, this weapon holds six rounds and retails for approximately $990 to $1,050.

This list is not comprehensive, as weapons are subject to a number of personal tastes and reviews. This list simply highlights popular handguns that dominate the U.S. gun market.

When purchasing a weapon, always consider the feel and weight of the weapon, the recoil and caliber. If someone desires a self-defense handgun, it is important that comfort and accuracy with the weapon be the topmost priority.