Jason Braun works as a proofreader and content assistant for Concealed Carry Magazine. He enjoys writing, illustration and the great outdoors. One of Jason’s favorite aspects of his position within the USCCA is his “duty” — pleasure, really — to read and learn about self-defense, home defense and the concealed carry lifestyle. Jason's Everyday Carry... I choose to carry the XD-S Mod.2 from Springfield Armory because of its small profile and Springfield Armory’s reputation for reliability. The gun is well-balanced, easy to bring on target and just disappears in my CrossBreed SuperTuck IWB holster. Because I already owned a .45 ACP pistol, I decided to keep my ammunition consistent. Recoil is manageable, though a 9mm would have been fine too. I love taking this peppy little lifesaver to the gun range.