The concealed-carry market continues to be one of the hottest spots for firearm sales, as more citizens continue to obtain their concealed-carry permits and seek out compact, easily concealable guns for personal defense. One of the most-popular kinds of personal-defense pistol in this corner of the market is the so-called, "pocket pistol," a gun that, due to its diminutive size, can be carried in a pocket holster and deployed with a surreptitious slip of a hand inside a front pocket. These pistols are often hampered by anemic chamberings and reduced capacity, but several of today's manufacturers are enhancing the ability of armed citizens to have more firepower in their pockets than ever before. Take a look at these latest additions to the pocket-pistol world:
Beretta APX Carry Beretta shrunk the APX to produce the APX Carry, a single-stack, subcompact 9 mm ideal for concealed carry. With the same slide serrations, removable chassis fire-control group and bladed trigger as the larger APX pistols, the APX Carry is the smallest member of the APX family.
Charter Arms Pit Bull Now in a new caliber, the Charter Arms Pit Bull is chambered in .380 ACP while maintaining similar features to the original model, including easy cartridge-insertion and retention technology.
Kimber EVO SP CDP New for 2019, the EVO line from Kimber offers a number of variations on the company’s new striker-fired pistol. The CDP (Custom Defense Package) offers a Carry Melt treatment that obviates sharp corners, as well as G10 grips for firm purchase.
Kimber K6s DASA Big news in Kimber’s revolver world, as the K6s is now available with a hammer. Originally offered in DAO configuration with an enclosed hammer, now 2- and 3-inch models with external hammers are available for those who prefer the DA/SA operating system.
Mossberg MC1sc Viridian Laser-Equipped In 2019, Mossberg came out with its first handgun in a century and aimed the design squarely at the hot concealed-carry market. Several models of the MC1sc are available with different sights and accessories.
North American Arms True Black Widow North American Arms brings an aesthetic change to its Black Widow by adding an all-matte-black PVD coating while keeping the option of fixed or adjustable sights, just like the original model.
Remington RM380 Executive Most don’t consider pocket .380s to be “barbeque worthy,” but Remington is going to try. The RM380 Executive features a two-tone styling with G10 grips that can be swapped out if preferred.
Springfield Armory 911 Springfield Armory surprised us last year with the introduction of the 911, a micro-.380 ACP small enough to fit in a pocket. This year, the company ups the ante with 9 mm power in a gun not much larger.
Standard Manufacturing S333 Thunderstruck Small in size and firing two rounds with each pull of the trigger, the S333 Thunderstruck is sure to create a loud boom as a double-barrel, double-action revolver in the concealed-carry market.