Nice List: 5 Well-Behaved Concealed Carry Guns
know much about the Nice list, as I’ve never actually been
on it myself. But I’m told there’s a flip side to the
record. And I think I know nice when I see it.
have made some genuine contributions to the market this year. My
Naughty list tended to focus on some traditional designs that have
been made unnecessarily tactical. The list will focus on some concealed
carry guns that have made major contributions to
1. The Beretta
knocked one out of the park with the Nano,
which became widely available in 2012. This 9mm isn’t as compact
as the 9mm gets, but it is close, and easy enough to conceal. And
with an MSRP of $475, it isn’t going to set you too far back.
There are two
things that define the Nano for me. The first is the gun’s
reliable accuracy. It shoots very well for a gun with a 3-inch barrel.
The sights are functional. The ergonomic feel of the Nano is ideal,
which makes point shooting easy at close range. And the snag free
exterior means drawing from a IWB holster happens gracefully. If
you are looking for a 9mm for concealed carry, try the Nano. I have
yet to meet anyone who has been disappointed.
2. The Colt
single action pistols. Though the original Mustang had its issues,
one seems to be perfect. It is single action, and a .380, so
it will have a hard row to how with some folks. But this is the
best of the truly pocket sized .380s I’ve ever handled.
The fit of
the gun is superb. The aluminum is more substantial than polymer,
and the result is a gun that feels like an honest gun. And this
thing shoots to point of aim better than most pocket pistols. Still,
it costs twice as much, too. With an MSRP of $615, a Mustang can
set you back. But it is an investment, of sorts, and will hold its
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