Glock 43 — Make: Glock; Model: 43; Caliber: 9mm; Barrel Length: 3.39 inches; Length: 6.26 inches; Height: 4.25 inches; Width: 1.02 inches; Sight Radius: 5.20 inches; Weight: 17.95 oz. (empty magazine); MSRP: $580
Kimber Micro Raptor Stainless — Make: Kimber; Model: Micro Raptor Stainless; Caliber: .380 ACP; Barrel Length: 2.75 inches; Length: 5.6 inches; Height: 4 inches; Width: 1.08 inches; Sight Radius: 3.9 inches; Weight: 13.4 oz. (empty magazine); MSRP: $960
Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 – 3″ Subcompact — Make: Springfield Armory; Model: XD Mod.2 – 3” Subcompact; Caliber: .40S&W / 9mm; Barrel Length: 3 inches; Length: 6.25 inches; Height: 4.75 inches; (compact mag); Width: 1.19 inches; Weight: 26 oz. (compact mag – empty magazine); MSRP: $618
Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Sentinel — Make: Wilson Combat; Model: Ultralight Carry Sentinel; Caliber: 9mm; Barrel Length: 3.6 inches; Length: 7.2 inches; Height: 4.8 inches; Width: 1.3 inches; Sight Radius: 5.3 inches; Weight: 25.2 oz. (empty magazine); MSRP: $3,875 (base)
Sig Sauer P320 Subcompact — Make: Sig Sauer; Model: P320 Subcompact; Caliber: 9mm / .357SIG / .40S&W; Barrel Length: 3.6 inches; Length: 6.7 inches; Height: 4.7 inches; Sight Radius: 5.5 inches; Weight: 25 oz. (empty magazine); MSRP: $699-$713;
More and more people are applying for and receiving concealed carry weapon permits (CCW). In fact, a 2014 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that more than 11.1 million Americans now have CCW permits, up from 4.6 million only seven years ago.
On top of that, the number of people who carry concealed guns in this nation is even greater than that, because at least five states didn’t require CCW permits in 2014.
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As a result, the popularity of compact, subcompact and even smaller pistols is on a meteoric rise. Manufacturers have taken notice and are cranking out more new models with varying sizes, calibers and features than ever before. This wave of new pistols is a welcome trend for not only those of us who concealed carry but also for pint-sized-pistol enthusiasts.
If you’re in the market for a pocket-sized firearm or just like to see what’s new in the world of personal protection, look no further. Here is a peek at five of the latest and greatest models that you can carry home today.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
- Glock: US.Glock.com
- Kimber: KimberAmerica.com
- Springfield Armory: Springfield-Armory.com
- Wilson Combat: WilsonCombat.com
- Sig Sauer: SigSauer.com
Three everyday carries, including Chris Costa’s personal setup.
by John Scott / Apr 28, 2015