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

Good News: The Good Guys With Guns
Good News: The Good Guys With Guns
Beth Alcazar — October 1, 2019
Some Red Flags About ‘Red Flag’ Laws
Some Red Flags About ‘Red Flag’ Laws
Beth Alcazar — September 24, 2019
Females With Firearms: Respected, Not Mocked
Females With Firearms: Respected, Not Mocked
Beth Alcazar — September 17, 2019
Kids & Guns: 5 Simple Steps to a Safer Home, Part 3
Kids & Guns: 5 Simple Steps to a Safer Home, Part 3
Beth Alcazar — September 15, 2019
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