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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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The evolution of the concealed carry handgun continues. These are some of the hottest new models for 2018.

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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...
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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.
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First Look: Canik Mete SFX And SFT Pistols

Meet the next generation of Canik pistols, the Mete SFX and SFT.
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Video: Pistol Mounted Laser And Light Fundamentals

There’s more to weapons lights and laser sights than slapping one on your pistol.
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Bond Arms Goes Utilitarian With The Rough Series

Bond Arms’ Rough Series of derringer-style handguns shoots for function over form.
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Pocket Pistols: Still Viable Or Deader Than Elvis?

Once the gentleman’s way to carry concealed, pocket pistols have fallen out of style. Should they be left to rest, or do they still have merit as defensive weapons?
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First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

The new Emissary 1911 from Springfield Armory is built for defense and loaded with custom-level features.
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Lethal Force Vs Pepper Spray: Is There Ever A Justification?

Is lethal force versus pepper spray ever warranted? It depends on more than if you face someone wielding the less-than-lethal option. On October 11, 2020,...