The concealed-carry market continues to be a growing segment of the firearm industry, as more people take responsibility for their own defense. Handguns optimized for concealed-carry continue to sell well, and firearm companies rolled out numerous new options for 2020. The handguns presented in this round-up join a host of established offerings from many manufacturers, offering those who wish to carry a firearm for protection a plethora of attractive options.
Beretta | Bobcat Covert The venerable Bobcat can now take a suppressor thanks to this new model’s threaded barrel. An FDE-Cerakoted model is also available for those looking to make this easy-to-operate pistol even more modern.
Bond Arms | Grizzly We wouldn’t recommend taking on a grizzly bear with this derringer, but it is a great choice for a pocket gun to carry on a trail where you might encounter snakes or other dangerous wildlife. It comes with a leather holster.
▶Crossbolt safety ▶Stainless steel barrel and frame ▶Spring-loaded, cammed locking lever ▶Rosewood grips
EAA | Regard MC Sport Gen 4 While it may resemble another certain Italian SA/DA pistol originally created for military use, the latest iteration of the Regard MC was designed with competitive shooting in mind.
FN America | FN 503 Designed for deep concealment, this tiny single-stack ships with two magazines—a six-round model with a pinky extension and an eight-round variant with an extended sleeve for more grip area.
▶Low-profile sights ▶Oversize controls ▶Recessed target crown ▶Replaceable grips available
Honor Defense | Pro9 The Pro9 Compact is one of two new enhanced pistols from Honor Defense. The other is the slightly longer, rail-equipped ProTac9 Compact. Both have a number of high-end features, require no trigger pull for disassembly and are 100-percent American made.
Kimber | EVO SP Raptor (Collector’s Edition) Featuring a unique two-tone finish and accented with a special patterned G10 grip with trademark scales, the Collector’s Edition of the EVO SP Raptor is sure to be a favorite for concealed-carriers and collectors alike.
Mossberg | MC2 Building on the success of the subcompact, single-stack MC1sc, Mossberg released its bigger brother for 2020. Offering 13-round capacity and the same award-winning features as the MC1, this larger offering helps build on Mossberg’s handgun line.
▶Ships with second, 15-round magazine ▶Available with manual safety ▶Forward cocking serrations ▶Available with stainless slide
SCCY | DVG-1 RD With the DVG-1 RD, SCCY brings its customary value to the cutting edge of carry guns. The new semi-automatic is a polymer-frame, striker-fired subcompact that comes with a Crimson Trace red-dot sight already installed. It gives cost-conscious consumers an affordable, yet ultra-modern carry pistol design.
▶Crimson Trace CTS-1500 red dot ▶Flat trigger ▶Quadlock barrel-locking system ▶Enhanced grip texture
SIG Sauer | P365 XL RomeoZero A balance of subcompact concealability with full-size handling and shootability, the new SIG Sauer P365 XL RomeoZero features a more generous sight radius, enhanced handling characteristics and a MRDS-compatible slide.
▶XRay3 night sights ▶SIG Romeo Zero MRDS ▶Front and rear cocking serrations ▶Extended beavertail
Walther | CCP M2 380 Walther takes the already soft-shooting .380 ACP and makes it even more comfortable with its Softcoil gas technology. Not only is felt recoil reduced, but the pistol’s slide is easier to rack. Additionally, takedown requires no tools and the fixed barrel simplifies cleaning and maintenance.
▶Softcoil gas technology ▶Fixed barrel ▶Ergonomic grip frame ▶Easy-to-rack slide
Wilson Combat | ACP Compact Offering all of the precision, craftsmanship and quality consumers expect from the Wilson Combat brand in a lower price point, the ACP Compact offers features such as Eagle Claw grip and slide treatment along with other select customer-selected options.
▶G10 Eagle Claw grips with black medallions ▶Contoured magazine well ▶Battlesight with red fiber optic front sight ▶Eagle Claw frontstrap/mainspring housing treatment
Wilson Combat | Experior Commander Double Stack Available in full-, commander-length or compact sizes, the Wilson Combat Experior is for those who desire a more capacious 1911 to meet their concealed-carry needs. Chamberings include 9 mm and .45 ACP.
Zev Technologies | O.Z9C Compact This compact version of the modular O.Z9 is built around a steel receiver, which is the serialized part. The new compact is ideal for concealed carry, and multiple variations are available—or you can select Zev parts and build one yourself.
▶Bronze match barrel ▶Slimmed PRO magazine well ▶Fiber-optic front sight ▶PRO Flat Face Trigger