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The CCW Basic Proficiency Test

A defensive handgun drill for testing your practical defensive shooting skills with a concealed carry pistol.

CCW 101: All Major Types Of Pistol

Looking for your first handgun? New to concealed carry? Here we break down all the major types of pistols and revolvers to help find what’s best for you.
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First Look: Smith & Wesson EQUALIZER 9mm Carry Pistol

Smith & Wesson has just announced the EQUALIZER pistol, a 9mm micro-compact optics-ready carry gun with a 15-round capacity.

Why You Should Carry A Concealed Weapon

Whether you already carry a concealed weapon or are thinking about starting, here are some bulletproof reasons supporting why it’s a good idea.

Covert Rifle Carry

Concealed carry is about praying for the best while prepping for the worst, so why not improve your preparedness by considering covert rifle carry?
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First Look: Anderson Kiger-9c Compact Polymer Pistol

Anderson Manufacturing has just announced its first handgun, the Kiger-9c compact polymer 9mm concealed carry pistol.

Critical Carry Theory

Simplifying some of the more complicated aspects of carrying a concealed handgun.
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The Baby Glock Buyer’s Guide

Baby Glock pistols are some of the most popular concealed carry guns on the planet, the only trouble is picking which model is best for you. 
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Taurus Announces The GX4XL And GX4XL T.O.R.O.

Taurus has just announced the GX4XL, a new enlarged version of the GX4 available in both optics-ready and standard configurations.

What Is The Best Concealed Carry Holster? (2022)

Looking to enhance going armed? Here are the best concealed carry holsters around today.
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Wilson Combat Launches The SFT9

Wilson Combat has just launched the SFT9 pistol, a double-stack 9mm carry gun based on the 1911.
To finish out the custom Glock project of the big 10mm G40 MOS, the author had a Match Target barrel installed by Bar-Sto Precision Machine. It proved to be a wise choice, with improved accuracy and the versatility to reload 10mm ammo.

Shooting Fleeing Felons

When is a private citizen within their rights to use deadly force to stop a fleeing felon?

Couples Counseling For Concealed Carriers

If you’re a concealed carrier and have a partner, you could both likely benefit from practicing more effective communication in high-stress environments.

Carrying Full-Size Handguns

Are full-size handguns too big to carry? Sometimes small CCW pistol options are limited, so you need to know how to make do with what you have.
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First Look: Sig Sauer P365-XMACRO

Sig Sauer has just released the P365-XMACRO pistol, a new member of the P365 family that boasts a 17+1 capacity of 9mm.

Carry Light, Carry Right: Concealed Carry Tips

Some tips on gear selection and methodology for a more comfortable concealed carry experience.


Concealed carry is a serious responsibility. At Gun Digest, we provide you with the most current and useful information about CCW with the latest news, reviews and tips related to personal defense. When you decide to carry a gun for personal protection, start here to research CCW handguns, handgun drills, handgun shooting, custom handguns, concealed carry holsters and more. Also see: Gun ReviewsHandguns

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