Beth Alcazar

Author of Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers column, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW and I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor.

Beth's Everyday Carry...

My EDC of choice includes both the Springfield Armory XD-S and the SIG Sauer P365. I am very comfortable and proficient with my XD-S (which I use frequently in competitive shooting) and I typically purse carry this as a backup gun. The 365 has a slim enough profile for me to conceal fairly well; plus, I love the 10- or 12-round magazine capacity.


Recent Articles By Beth Alcazar

Protecting Your Family While Shopping
Protecting Your Family While Shopping
Beth Alcazar — December 10, 2019
How Do I Know When to Shoot?
How Do I Know When to Shoot?
Beth Alcazar — December 3, 2019
Shoot to the Beat of a Different Drummer
Shoot to the Beat of a Different Drummer
Beth Alcazar — November 26, 2019
5 Tips to Survive Anti-Gun Family Gatherings
5 Tips to Survive Anti-Gun Family Gatherings
Beth Alcazar — November 19, 2019
2A Gaming: Reaching Gamers With Pro-Rights Messages
2A Gaming: Reaching Gamers With Pro-Rights Messages
Beth Alcazar — November 12, 2019
We Are the Gun Lobby!
We Are the Gun Lobby!
Beth Alcazar — November 5, 2019
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