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7 On-Target Concealed Carry Insurance Options (2021)

Seven major concealed carry insurance programs are now available to the millions of Americans who carry concealed.
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Springfield Announces XD-M Elite Compact OSP .45 ACP

Springfield’s compact carry option just got punchier with the release of the XD-M Elite Compact OSP .45 ACP.
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Taurus Announces Optics-Ready GX4 T.O.R.O.

The GX4 T.O.R.O. is Taurus’ new optics-ready configuration of the company’s budget-friendly carry pistol.
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Belly Band Holsters: Useful Gear Or Gimmick?

One of the less orthodox methods of concealed carry, belly band holsters offer both distinct advantages and disadvantages that may or may not suit your lifestyle and body.
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Mossberg Expands MC2 Family With Optics-Ready MC2sc

Mossberg’s new MC2sc is the latest optics-ready micro-compact 9mm carry pistol, and its features make it a serious contender in the ongoing battle for the best micro-9.
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Beretta’s Feline Family Of Pocket Pistols

Smaller than their Cheetahs, but with more bite than a housecat, the Beretta Tomcat and Bobcat can still make for good backup guns.
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Stop A Crime In Progress … Think Again Armed Citizen

Best intentions might spur you into action, but the potential legal ramifications of trying to stop a crime in progress should give pause.
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5 Unconventional Calibers For Concealed Carry

When the gun store ammo shelves go bare, these five unconventional concealed carry calibers still keep you shooting.
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Smith & Wesson Releases Optics-Ready M&P9 Shield Plus

Smith & Wesson’s already-established M&P9 Shield Plus is now available in an optics-ready configuration with a J-Point pattern footprint and factory tritium night sights.
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First Look: Beretta APX A1 Carry Pistol

Beretta’s new APX A1 Carry pistol is optics-ready, modular and available in four different colors.