Concealed Carry

This Deputy...

The Taurus Deputy has all of the features of a gun designed for fun afternoons at the range, combined with real world capabilities for a working gun.
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Versacarry...

I love the smell of new leather but new water buffalo hide is, shall we say, a little less savory. Fortunately, I’m pretty sure the new VersacarryDefender...
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Shoot Smaller...

Someone carrying concealed has to balance power and “shootability” with discreet and comfortable concealment. When the latter considerations override...
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Springfield...

Everything seems to have a shelf life and passes through phases of changes and improvements, and good guns are no exception. As a matter of fact, good guns...
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Shooting With...

When the feces hit the rotating oscillator and your body is not cooperating with what you need it to do, it’s good to be able to say to yourself,...
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The Enduring...

The snub-nose revolver had been a staple of concealed carry since the 19th century. Colt conceptualized the 2" barrel small-frame .38 Colt Detective Special...
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The Astra Cub

It is for the pleasure of GUNS readers that I introduce my Astra Model 2000 “Cub.”
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Concealed Carry On The...

Flying with guns isn’t hard, but I didn’t want to pack an arsenal. I needed a single compact yet powerful handgun along with the carry gear to hide it....
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Mobilizing Mouse Guns

Whether you carry a mouse gun for its convenience or because it’s the best you can do for now, here are a few things to keep in mind.
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Less-Lethal Defense Options

Many people discount less-lethal defense, assuming having a concealed carry license will solve everything. There are times and places where carrying a...
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Then And Now: Our...

What was your first concealed carry gun? Tom McHale, Ashley McGee, and Nic Lenze discuss where they started, what they carry now, and how clueless husbands...
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Skills Tracking

Are you as good with a handgun as you used to be? It makes sense to keep track.
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Taurus GX4 Micro 9mm

Not only does this Taurus run like a champ and shoot like a house on fire, it packs 10-11-13 rounds of 9mm in a package I can almost hide behind my right...
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Concealed Companions

Concealed carry of a firearm is the holy grail of gun ownership — but you don't have to stop there. You can carry a knife as a backup to our firearm as...
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Gunsite GLOCK Service Pistol

Gun scribes are frequently accused of exaggerating the unexceptional, overstating the obvious and generally putting lipstick on any pig that comes waddling...
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Ultimate CCW Upgrade

The civilian world should recognize A9T Mission Pant as the ultimate CCW upgrade.
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Hide ‘N Seek

Winter months in the Pacific Northwest, upper Midwest and in the far Northeast are for concealed carry, and for that purpose, most people I know have more...
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The Return Of The 10mm Auto

Smith & Wesson’s recent introduction of their Military & Police pistol in 10mm Auto is but the latest proof this caliber is undergoing a reasonably strong...
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Cimarron Pistoleer For...

The Pistoleer is a faithful reproduction of a design more than a couple hundred years old. When we pull the trigger, this gun will go bang and large lead...
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PPC Competition

Depending on who you talk to, PPC stands for “Practical Police Course,” “Police Pistol Course” or “Police Pistol, Combat.” LAPD veteran,...
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More Room More Gun

Since a vehicle gives you far greater flexibility about what you carry in it, it makes sense to carry more gun in your car than you do on your person.
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Thoughts on PC

A pocket cannon is a defensive handgun most people wouldn’t carry to start with because it is “too big.”
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Get A Grip

In my world, we have an old saying going something like, “It doesn’t matter how good of a shot you are, you can’t shoot until you get it out and you...
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Bond Arms Roughneck

The Remington over-under, single-action Derringer has been seen in numerous Western movies and television shows. The little guns were popular in real life...
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A Gun For A Gun

One of my biggest points in training is to teach students they should be able to use or fight with weapons other than their own. Probably one of the most...
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CCW Phenomenon

While next weekend will see me attending the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas (well, actually Irving), Texas, a live face-to-face event for the...
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Compromise Part VII: The #5

On the Fourth of July in 1925 a young cowboy decided to celebrate by firing his Colt .45 Single Action.
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The 3" Colt Python

Introduced in 1955 and advertised as the Cadillac of revolvers, the Colt Python became something of a cult gun to my generation of handgunners.
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Engage And Own The Outdoors

If they built this knife any stronger, it would be described as a pocket hatchet.
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Ready ... Or Not?

What is the proper position of your gun if a threat is near?
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We the People holsters

I always enjoy supporting an American company offering high quality, fast service and sensible designs, so welcome to our friends at “We The People...
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Back Up Guns

I see no negative aspects to having another or second gun for personal defense. Reasonable and responsible training is a requirement for all guns and this...
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Langdon GLOCK

For a while, it was something of a secret among the cognoscenti that world champion Ernest Langdon, who shot and gunsmithed his way to fame with the DA...
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Springfield Garrison &...

It seems Springfield Armory (SA) has been taking refresher courses on cool, vintage, battle-proven pistols of late.
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The Colt Trooper

If you’re going to make a case for the 1950s as being the Golden Age of double-action revolvers, it’s going to be a fairly easy task because you’re...
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Making the Selection

My primary job is that of firearms and deadly force instructor so I habitually carry a handgun for work as well as normal personal protection. I also...
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