Beth Alcazar

Author of Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of a popular women's focused USCCA Blog 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

The Orthodox Jew Who Bought a Nazi Gun
The Orthodox Jew Who Bought a Nazi Gun
Beth Alcazar — February 11, 2020
Lessons From a Break-In
Lessons From a Break-In
Beth Alcazar — February 4, 2020
2020 SHOT Show Recap
2020 SHOT Show Recap
Beth Alcazar — January 28, 2020
In Defense of Patriotism
In Defense of Patriotism
Beth Alcazar — January 21, 2020
Online Firearms Classes: To Attempt or Avoid?
Online Firearms Classes: To Attempt or Avoid?
Beth Alcazar — January 14, 2020
Keeping Kids Safe Through Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation
Keeping Kids Safe Through Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation
Beth Alcazar — January 7, 2020
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