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Looking to go armed, but are stuck in the weeds as to what to arm yourself with? Here are 20 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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Springfield Armory Releases 4.25-Inch 9mm Emissary 1911

Springfield Armory’s .45 ACP Emissary already received the compact treatment, but now the 9mm Emissary is available with a 4.25-inch barrel as well.
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Pocket Holsters: 11 Options For Easy Everyday Carry (2022)

Here are several pocket holsters that simplify carrying a self-defense gun and keep it at the ready.
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Best 9mm Revolver: 5 Options For Everyday Carry (2022)

What do you get when you cross a time-tested platform with the most popular centerfire handgun cartridge? The 9mm revolver. Here are five that are fit to cover your six.
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Walther Releases PDP F-Series: Pistols Designed For Female Hands

Common handguns aren’t always viable for people with smaller hands or a weaker grip, but the new Walther PDP F-Series was designed to be usable by nearly anyone.
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First Look: SAR9 Compact X

SAR USA has just announced the SAR9 Compact X, a new compact 9mm CCW pistol for the U.S. market.
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5 Great Pocket Pistols: Picking The Best Backup Gun

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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The Pros And Cons Of Concealing A Snub-Nose

Snub-nose revolvers are a staple of the defensive handgun world, but are they still worth carrying given other available options?
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4 Must-Have Concealed Carry Upgrades (2022)

Here are four practical concealed carry upgrades that fall into almost any shooter's budget.
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Best .357 Magnum Revolver Buyer's Guide (2022)

The .357 Magnum revolver soldiers on, a fine choice for concealed carry ... if you hunt out the right piece.