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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.

Left: This is what a target focus shooting sight picture looks like. You can see the target clearly, you did not have to shift your focus to the sight, and you can still see the sight on the target. Right: This is the typical sight picture we all strive to maintain. At close distance, and with practice, it’s not necessary to focus on the front sight.

What Is Target Focus Shooting?

Within arm's reach, target focus is your best bet to hit center mass.
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On A Draw, When Exactly Is It Trigger Time?

It stumps some, but figuring out when to place your finger on the trigger is an important element to defensive handgun use.
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Video: Does SIG’s Micro 9 P365 Cut Muster?

Small in stature, big on firepower, SIG hits the right notes with the P365.
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SIG P365: Small Package, Big Performance

For everyday carry, SIG Sauer's micro nine P365 is a small miracle.
In this diagram, the front sight is shown in four different positions. If you fire a single shot with a duty handgun, using each of the four sight pictures shown, you will still have a group of about 10 inches at 5 yards.

Self-Defense: How Much Sight Picture Do You Need?

Given a sight picture varies with range and size of the target, how much is adequate in a self-defense situation?
Though vastly underrated, Remington’s Black Belt ammunition performs very well — and it’s proved reliable in many handguns.

3 Simple Rules For Choosing A Defensive Handgun And Ammo

Historic tests present contradictory results, so how do you go about figuring out what defensive handgun and ammo you should choose?
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What Is The Best Concealed Carry Holster?

Looking to enhance going armed? Here are the best concealed carry holsters around today.
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Buckling Up The Basics Of Gun Belts

Overlooked, gun belts are the backbone of a solid concealed-carry system.
From 10 to 20 rounds in a magazine, the BHP is easy to carry, simple to shoot, and brings envy in spades from jealous onlookers.

Hi Power or High Power: What’s in a Name?

Given its near-global presence, the Browning Hi Power goes by many names.
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Video: Building The Perfect Pistol Grip

Building from the bottom up, the first step to solid pistol marksmanship is a good grip.