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

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
Do You Have an Oven?
Do You Have an Oven?
Beth Alcazar — April 15, 2014
Out of Reach? Keeping Guns Out of Little Hands
Out of Reach? Keeping Guns Out of Little Hands
Beth Alcazar — April 10, 2014
Politically Correct Playtime
Politically Correct Playtime
Beth Alcazar — April 8, 2014
Second Amendment Sunday School Outing
Second Amendment Sunday School Outing
Beth Alcazar — April 1, 2014
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