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From concealed carry tips and tactics by experts like Massad Ayoob, Richard Mann, and Patrick Sweeney, to the best CCW handguns for personal defense, you’ve come to the right place! Gun Digest is your trusted source when it comes to the state-of-the-art in semi-auto handguns and revolvers for concealed carry. What's the best caliber for concealed carry? You'll find expert opinion on that hot topic, too. Browse articles on cutting-edge self-defense ammo, CCW holsters and ammo carriers, handgun reviews, ammo reviews, holster reviews, CCW insurance, armed defense legalities, and handgun shooting drills you can use right now to sharpen your handgun-shooting chops!

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Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are six excellent concealed carry handgun options that will keep you on the defensive.
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The evolution of the concealed carry handgun continues. These are some of the hottest new models for 2018.

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Recommended Reading

Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry Volume 2

For more than a quarter century, Massad Ayoob has advanced the practice, training and theory of concealed carry. Now you have access to the treasure trove of his vast experience in Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry Volume 2. This is a must-have addition to any serious firearms or self-defense library, loading you up with advanced instruction previously only available inside the walls of Ayoob’s elite classroom.

Gun Digest Concealed Carry Digital Issue + Subscription Bundle

Get a FREE digital copy of our 2018 Concealed Carry special issue when you subscribe to Gun Digest Magazine.

Joseph Terry Presents the ABC’s of Concealed Carry

A law enforcement officer’s step-by-step guide to concealed carry.

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Making The Case For .45 ACP ‘Hardball’

In the era of cutting-edge expanding bullets, does .45 ACP 'Hardball' have a place as defensive ammo?
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Federal Premium Expands Hydra-Shok To .40 S&W And .45 ACP

Adding two popular self-defense calibers to the Hydra-Shok Deep lineup, Federal Premium has armed citizens covered.
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Stoeger Takes On Striker-Fired Pistol Market With STR-9

Stoeger shocked SHOT with the release of the 9mm STR-9. Does the pistol have what it takes to survive the demanding striker-fired market?
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SHOT Show 2019: The Right-Sized FN 509 Midsize

Trimmed in all the right places, FN America’s 509 Midsize offers a concealable and effective person-defense option.
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SHOT Show 2019: The Advantage Of The Vertx Dead Letter Sling Bag

Efficient and effective, the Vertx Dead Letter sling bag make off-the-body carry much more feasible.
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Gun Review: Kimber’s Mighty Micro 9

Micro 9mm handguns are popping up all over, and Kimber’s Micro 9 is no slouch.
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SHOT Show 2019: CZ Expands The P-10 Series

Introducing full-sized and sub-compact P-10 models, CZ offers a full-catalog of striker-fireds to shooters.
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4 Guns That Caught Our Eye At The 2019 SHOT Show

There were plenty of new guns at the 2019 SHOT Show, but what were the ones that turned heads?
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Glock Slimline Series Adds G43X And G48

Glock extends its single-stack line with enhanced-capacity G43X and G48.
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Smith & Wesson Adds Lasergrip Performance Center Model 442

Outfitted with Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips, the Performance Center Model 442 is ready for low-light duty.