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Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are 16 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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Best 1911 Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2020)

More than ever before the 1911 pistol is configured for concealed carry. Find the top models to protect your six.
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Springfield's Carry-Friendly XD-M Elite Compact

Hefty capacity, excellent ergonomics and trigger that breaks like winter ice ... meet Springfield's XD-M Elite Compact.
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Gear To Get: Wheelguns And Revolver Accessories

Love the revolver? We gather up great wheelguns and gear to enhance them.
Check your rearview mirrors frequently every time you make a turn when driving home. If you have made three turns inside your neighborhood and the same ragged, old car you’ve never seen before is right behind you, you might have a problem.

Honing Your Situational Awareness To A Razor's Edge

Situational Awareness is your most powerful defensive tool. Treat it that way and enhance it for a life-saving advantage.
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Lipsey's Goes Old School With Retro Glock P80

A throwback to the earliest days of polymer perfection, Lipsey's Glock P80 puts a Gen 1 G17 back into shooters' hands.
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Power On The Cheap: Best Affordable 10mm 1911 Options

The 10mm 1911 typically commands a king's ransom, but not the five we hunted out.
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Audio: Massad Ayoob On Kenosha, Wisc. And Lethal-Force

Straight from the horse's mouth. Massad Ayoob dissects the recent police and civilian involved lethal-force events in Kenosha, Wisc.
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7 Shoulder Holster Options To Carry Up Top Like A Pro (2020)

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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Glock 43X And 48 MOS Offer Optic-Ready Carry

Still as slim and easy to carry, the Glock 43X MOS and Glock 48 MOS offer optics-ready options in the Slimline series.
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Going Old School: Carrying The Browning Hi Power

The world is not yet all polymer. Classics, such as the Browning Hi Power, have tried and true place in concealed carry. There was a...