Firearms are our tools for defending freedom and liberty against those with ill intentions who would do harm unto others. By this token, gun rights have also become women’s rights. These tools that we choose to carry are the great equalizer in any situation.
Among these tools of freedom at SHOT Show were a number of firearms that are excellent for concealed-carry and self-defense purposes. Though far from an exhaustive list, some of the highlights from the 2020 SHOT Show include the firearms below:
The Springfield Armory Hellcat is a micro-compact pistol that is a great option for an everyday-carry gun. Loaded with features, this pistol doesn’t sacrifice functionality or capacity despite its size. The sights are excellent, especially when transitioning between bright and dark conditions. Standing at just four inches, this micro-compact is an all-around winner. It will create hell for anyone on the receiving end without inflicting hell on the user.
Look for a detailed review of the Springfield Armory Hellcat in the next issue of America’s 1st Freedom.
Having found success with their earlier pistol, the MC1sc, Mossberg’s MC2c was an eagerly awaited follow-up. Whereas the MC1sc was a single-stack subcompact pistol, the MC2c is a double-stack compact, as the name suggests. Everything that was good about the predecessor was carried over to the MC2c, with welcome additions. This compact pistol features a 13-round flush-fit magazine or a larger, 15-round alternative. Smaller and slimmer than many other similar compact-size pistols, it’s easy to see why this one is a great choice for your everyday-carry gun.
This offering from Kel-Tec is an ideal size for a concealed-carry firearm. What sets it apart is that it boasts quite the capacity for a .22 LR handgun with a 16-round magazine, plus one in the chamber for a 17-round total (hence the name), and it comes with three of them. Its lightweight frame – under ¾ a pound unloaded – also makes it a clear winner for concealed carry. The P17 is accessory-ready straight out of the box with a standard Picatinny-style rail and threaded barrel. To boot, it’s incredibly affordable and a standout for concealed-carry purposes.