With the expansion of right-to-carry laws across the country, gun owners are focusing on smaller, lighter pistols for personal protection.
A whole collection of new carry guns were released at the 2014 SHOT Show, with exciting offerings from several major brands. This year, .380 ACP pistols such as the Glock 42 and S&W Bodyguard were introduced, while the Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0″ and Remington R51 made their debut to 9mm fans.
A couple of new revolvers chambered for .38 Special also stood out as prime candidates for concealed carry.
For more information, check out the best new carry guns from the 2014 SHOT Show.
<h2>Springfield XD-S 4.0</h2>The <a href="http://www.handgunsmag.com/2014/01/13/first-look-springfield-armory-9mm-xd-s-4-0/" target="_blank">Springfield Armory XD-S 4.0"</a> is the newest member to the XD-S line of pistols. The XD-S 4.0" is essentially the same exact pistol we have become familiar with in the XD-S 3.3", only the XD-S 4.0" features a 4-inch slide and barrel for a longer sight radius and greater accuracy.