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Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are 18 excellent concealed carry gun options that will keep you on the defensive.
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It’s all about pulling the trigger, because when it comes to shooting a defensive handgun, pulling a trigger correctly is the hardest thing to learn.

Is There A Secret To Top-Notch Trigger Control?

Trigger Control is the foundation upon which all other skills are built. Is there a way to ensure a precision press each and every time?
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Power On The Cheap: Best Affordable 10mm 1911 Options (2021)

The 10mm 1911 typically commands a king's ransom, but not the five we hunted out.
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The KelTec P32: A Beloved Backup Piece

From police ankles to grandma’s purse, the KelTec P32 has been the preferred pocket pistol of many since it was first released.
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Zastava M70 Pistol: The Pocket Tokarev

The Zastava M70 pistol is a bit hefty for a pocket gun, but at their current prices this little .32 is still a solid option.
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The AA19: Adams Arms’ First Complete Handgun

Experienced manufacturers of custom pistol parts, Adams Arms has decided to release their first complete handgun, the AA19.
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The H&K P7K3: A Pocket Pistol Unicorn

Even rarer than the standard versions, the HK P7K3 pocket pistol variant may be this gun’s best iteration.
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The R7 Mako: Kimber’s First Polymer Micro-Compact 9mm

Mostly known for their high-quality 1911s and revolvers, Kimber has decided to take on the modern CCW pistol with their new R7 Mako.
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Knife Vs Gun: When Are You Justified To Shoot?

Knife vs Gun — when is the armed citizen on solid legal footing when using lethal force against an attacker with a blade weapon. On...
A Glock 19 C makes a great concealed carry gun with a few enhancements that help it perform like a much larger one with a compensator.

Best Glock Upgrades: Customizing For Performance

When it comes to Glock upgrades, the aim should be a high-performance pistol over a flashy gat.
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The L.W. Seecamp Model 32: The Pocket Pistol Perfected?

Born too late to fully capitalize on the pocket pistol craze, the Seecamp .32 still became many people’s go-to backup piece for years to come.