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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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Versacarry Compound Series Rethinks The Hybrid Holster

Combining Kydex and leather in a new way, the Compound Series adds a new twist to the hybrid holster concept.
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Mossberg Goes Back To Its Roots With MC1sc Pistol

Drawing inspiration on one of its earliest firearm, Mossberg ventures back into handguns with the subcompact MC1sc.
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Medium-Bore Match-Up: .38 Special vs 9mm

Offering many of the same advantages, the .38 Special and 9mm nevertheless shine for much different shooters.
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After Drawing, When Should You See Your Sights?

Knowing when to transition focus from target to sights will allow you to fire an accurate shot faster.
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Galco Releases WalkAbout 2.0 Revolver Holster

Streamlined to keep extra ammunition at hand, the WalkAbout 2.0 Revolver Holster offers a more manageable system to carry a wheelgun.
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10 Top .45 Pistol Options For Any Budget

Looking for a .45 pistol? These 10 will get you on target.
Two inches, single action, 25 yards, with Critical Defense 110-grain FTX bullets. Any complaints? I thought not.

Choosing .38 Special Ammo For Self-Defense

Which .38 Special ammo will save your life? Patrick Sweeney gives you the inside edge.
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Self-Defense: .357 SIG And .357 Magnum Ammo Considerations

From the right gun, most .357 SIG and .357 Magnum ammo choices are the best and hardest-hitting self-defense rounds.
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6 Semi-Auto Pistol Options For Any Occasion

Everyone has favorites — and I’m no different — but I do get to shoot and evaluate a lot of different semi-auto pistols. Here are my favorites by category.
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Picking Up The Pace With The Ripcord Speedloader

Slight, light and effective, the incredibly simple Ripcord Speedloader represents the next step in defensive revolver technology.