When taking on the responsibility of personal protection, choosing the right handgun can be a daunting task. Your handgun choice should factor in the type of firearm, the caliber and how you will ultimately carry it. If the pistol is to be used as a home-defense tool, you as well as your loved ones living there should be trained and proficient with the handgun chosen. The dozen pocket pistols on this short list of appropriate concealed-carry models demonstrate different manufacturers’ abilities to build compact and powerful defense tools that are simple to operate, easy to shoot and effortless to conceal.



Charter Arms


Kahr Arms

Kimber America



Sig Sauer

Smith & Wesson

Springfield Armory


Walther Arms


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