Ruger has a tradition of products that provide long-lasting quality without a budget strain, though, so a new variant appeared in 2014. The 9E, still part of the SR series, cost roughly $100 less, but that price drop required a few changes.
Looking back through the history of concealed-carry pistol development, models stand out that exemplify a just-right balance of compact size, performance and price point, and the next gunmaker to throw its hat into that ring is Taurus Intl. Mfg. with the new-for-2021 model GX4.
American Rifleman's Mark Keefe and world-class shooter Rob Leatham of Team Springfield exchange thoughts on the ideal carry gun.
American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach talked to the top makers of concealment holsters to find out what carry pistols are most popular today.