Carrying a cartridge pistol in a coat or trouser pocket goes back to the Civil War days, and in the ensuing years modern classics such as the Walther PPK and the Smith & Wesson Model 36 have earned an enduring popularity with shooters. In addition, today’s armsmakers have developed innovative manufacturing techniques that combine polymer, steel and alloy, to bring forth enhanced-capacity, lighter-weight concealed carry subcompact firearms. In the gallery above is a list of six new models and six top-rated pocket pistols that will provide options to suit almost every need.


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Bond Arms Backup

Colt Mustang XSP

Glock 42

Kahr P380

Kel-tec P-3AT

Kimber Solo

Ruger LC9s

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 38

Springfield Range Officer Compact

Taurus 738

Walther CCP

Beretta Nano



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