Now most citizens can protect themselves by carrying compact pistols at all times—meaning they’ll always be ready to defend themselves and their families. When it comes to concealed carry, there are a number of factors to consider, including the chambering, size and ease of use of the pistol. Gun manufacturers have pulled out all the stops to make super-compact semi-autos that are less of a compromise than their forebears.

Here are some of the best new subcompact pistols entering the market in 2015.

For more information on the subcompact backup handguns mentioned in our gallery above, please visit the following websites:

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