Pocket Guns

Because of its top hinge, the Bond Arms derringer should be held sideways or slightly inverted to prevent cartridges from sliding out when closing the action. The lever is the barrel release, the auto/manual extractor is mounted on the barrel, and the circular object under the hammer is the cross bolt safety.

Pocket Shotguns and Hand Cannons

Are these small but powerful firearms — call them hand cannons or pocket shotguns — just market hype or true mighty midgets for concealed carry?

Possibly the most famous of all .380 ACP pistols are the Walther PPK and PPK/S, great pocket pistols and backup guns, and favorites of James Bond fans.

Three Cheers for the .380

When an earlier story on carry calibers wrongly omitted the .380, Gun Digest readers sounded off. We heard you loud and clear.