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20 Best Concealed Carry Guns In 2023 (Updated!)

Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are 20 excellent concealed carry gun options that will keep you on the defensive.

First Look: Taurus 856 & 605 T.O.R.O. Optics-Ready Revolvers

Taurus broke new ground at SHOT Show 2023 with the announcement of the Taurus 856 & 605 T.O.R.O. optics-ready revolvers, the first of their kind.
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Shoulder Holster: 8 Pro Up-Top Carry Options (2023)

The shoulder holster isn't just for cinematic good and bad guys. It has a role in real life as these seven upper-body rigs prove.
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Best .380 Pistol Options For Deep Carry (2023)

With improvements in defensive ammunition, the .380 pistol has surged in popularity? What are the top picks in the small and concealable option?
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SHOT Show 2023 Day 2: Beretta 80X Cheetah

At SHOT Show 2023 Beretta unveiled the return of its classic .380 ACP pistol line, only this time modernized for the 21st century and called the 80X Cheetah.

Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense, 2nd Edition

The 2nd Edition of Massad Ayoob’s Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right To Self Defense is now available, updated and expanded with the latest advice for handling a lethal force encounter.
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The Chest Holster Buyer's Guide

Looking to comfortably carry an iron up-top without any concern for concealment? A chest holster may be just what you need.

First Look: Bond Arms Stinger RS And Rawhide In .22 LR

Bond Arms has just released two new double-barrel handguns, the Stinger RS .22 LR and the Rawhide .22 LR.

The CCW Basic Proficiency Test

A defensive handgun drill for testing your practical defensive shooting skills with a concealed carry pistol.

CCW 101: All Major Types Of Pistol

Looking for your first handgun? New to concealed carry? Here we break down all the major types of pistols and revolvers to help find what’s best for you.