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

The Concealed Carry Purse
The Concealed Carry Purse
Beth Alcazar — May 27, 2014
Pistol-Packing Mom: Tessa Renaud
Pistol-Packing Mom: Tessa Renaud
Beth Alcazar — May 20, 2014
Paranoia or Preparedness?
Paranoia or Preparedness?
Beth Alcazar — May 13, 2014
Pregnancy & Guns
Pregnancy & Guns
Beth Alcazar — May 6, 2014
Why I Carry What I Carry: Part 2
Why I Carry What I Carry: Part 2
Beth Alcazar — April 29, 2014
Why I Carry What I Carry: Part 1
Why I Carry What I Carry: Part 1
Beth Alcazar — April 22, 2014
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