Articles like that are generalized and usually the writers have no actual experience with most of the selections they suggest. Several of their choices seem to reflect that. Not to mention everyone has their preferences and what actual does or doesn't work. For example the Glock G26 is a reliable and durable pistol, yet the Glock G43 is far easier to conceal. The Springfield XD compact is another good pistol, yet it's XDS counter-part despite having a slimmer design has a horrible trigger to say the least. Walther has the PPS out, yet I've always had reliability issues from that company. My point is that top 10 lists are destined to fail, everyone has their picks and without actually having tried a large number of guns, nobody can pick which are "best".