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Concealed Carry Handguns

Concealed Carry Handguns


Concealed Carry Handguns features articles about descreet carry of handguns for personal defense. Appearing annually, we look at the the state laws affecting handguns and how they can and cannot be carried. We feature gun tests of concealed carry handguns and their holsters and carry rigs. We also focus on concealed carry tactics and techniques with step-by-step how-to details.

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2 min.
something for everyone

CONCEALED CARRY has gone mainstream. With record-breaking numbers of citizens acquiring concealed-carry permits and droves of new shooters entering the market, the wide variety of self-defense products available today is astonishing. Whereas only a few decades ago the choices in concealed-carry handguns were often limited to a few small-framed revolvers and some compact semi-autos based off of traditional full-sized guns, today’s consumers have a huge array of options to choose from. But it is not just the variety of guns and gear that has grown—it is also the diversity of those who are using them. Many of the people picking up their new concealedcarry permits these days are often new to the subject of defensive firearms. Large numbers of female and younger shooters are now exercising their right to self-defense, and…

9 min.
dressed to defend

“Self-protection can take many forms, and more and more women are choosing to carry firearms.” BEING ABLE TO PROTECT YOURSELF and your loved ones is something every woman must consider today, when no one is immune from the dangers of life. How you choose to do that is a very personal decision and requires learning what’s involved so you can make the best choice for you. It’s becoming more common for women to carry a firearm for personal protection, but the decision to carry one concealed should not be made lightly. You must be ready mentally and physically to take on this awesome responsibility. Once the decision is made, however, you are granted a feeling of empowerment and confidence. When you decide to carry a firearm concealed, you must consider several things…

11 min.
hot from shot

THIS YEAR, a whole new crop of handguns suitable for the role of everyday carry, or EDC, was debuted at the 2017 SHOT Show. Some are brand new and some are revisions of previous offerings, but they all provide the user with a compact, lightweight handgun that is highly portable and can get the job done. We’ll take a look at autoloaders, revolvers and a couple of other interesting designs that might just fill any special need you have for a concealment-type handgun. AVIDITY ARMS PD10 The “PD” stands for “Personal Defense,” and this single-stack 9mm sure fills the bill. Even with a 4-inch barrel, it has a short overall length and slender 1-inch width, plus an unloaded weight of just 18.8 ounces. It’s loaded with features like an ICE Claw rear…

9 min.
before you carry

“If you don’t have confidence in your firearm, you will never be comfortable carrying that firearm.” WITH SIX YEARS under my belt as an NRA firearms instructor and federally licensed gun dealer, I have been asked a lot of questions about how to carry a pistol concealed. Carrying a gun is a huge responsibility—so much so that I have even seen a lot of people choose not to carry a pistol or even obtain the permit. They may be nervous of what to expect, how people will look at them, someone else seeing your handgun and feeling threatened (brandishing), comfort, safety or even having to use their pistol in self-defense. When you carry, you suddenly become more aware of your surroundings, your senses operate a little bit higher, you notice signs on…

10 min.
back with a vengeance

AFTER THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT from Smith & Wesson, I can’t help but to remember a quote from Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in The Godfather Part III: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” This is where I should explain that I have suffered an addiction for Smith & Wesson handguns for well over four decades. My first centerfire handgun was a S&W Model 10 Military & Police, and that medium-frame revolver was soon sitting next to a Model 28 Highway Patrolman in .357 Magnum. It was the Model 28 that got me into shooting Handgun Silhouette matches, which soon justified my need for greater power and the Model 29 in .44 Magnum. I could continue recounting the path of my downfall, but I will abstain since I…

7 min.
shield upgrades

“Even the best handgun design needs a few accessories to be truly complete.” SMITH & WESSON’S M&P SHIELD PISTOLS have been some of the most popular handguns introduced in the past decade. Single-stack pistols available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, the guns have struck a chord with many citizens looking for self-defense handguns. The question of why seems fairly simple. Every M&P Shield is thin yet large enough to provide a good grip. They’re easy to shoot and come chambered in the most popular defensive calibers. They’re also very affordable. Even the best handgun design needs a few accessories to be truly complete. Basic accessories like a holster should be obvious. Others like a laser or light may also come to mind. For the M&P Shield series, there is also…