Contrary to what many think, concealed carry is not a new phenomenon, and there has traditionally been steady demand for small and discreet concealed carry guns for self-defense. However, it is beyond debate that the interest in and market for small, concealable and effective handguns has never been greater than it is today.
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It is an unenviable task to try and identify the best small handguns of all time, and in this attempt I have stuck with a few caveats. Suitable concealed carry guns must be sufficiently powerful to reasonably stop an assailant, so I considered nothing less than the .38 Special or .380 ACP. Being able to place multiple hits on target is also a concern, and no handgun with less than a five-round capacity has been included. I have also strongly considered quality, reliability, size and accuracy, and still this list will remain far from comprehensive.
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For more information on the handguns featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
Smith & Wesson