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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.

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.

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