One of finest guns available for deep concealed carry, the M&P Shield has a low-profile frame and slide that sends recoil straight back into the hand, thereby mitigating muzzle-flip. It's also supremely reliable, has no-nonsense controls, and is accurate. Yet at only 1 inch thick and 19 ounces, it's made to conceal. Its integrated Crimson Trace Green Laserguard makes it easier to put the bullet where it needs to be under pressure and bad lighting. I shot golf-ball-size groups at 7 yards and never experienced a jam. Carried inside the waistband, it's virtually undetectable. $449-$589.