Summer sweaty season is here, and it comes with the want (not necessarily the need) to carry a smaller and more easily concealable pistol. I say “want” because there’s no reason one can’t carry a standard compact or even full-size pistol inside the waistband with nothing more than a tee, polo, or short sleeve button-down shirt. Yes, the smaller guns are easier to conceal, and no one complains about lugging around less weight.
Anyway, outside of the big vs. small concealment debate, if you’re looking for something more convenient to tote around when wearing shorts and shirt instead of jackets, here are two new pistols that might fit the bill. They have different design goals, apples, and oranges if you will, so let’s look at where the Beretta APX Carry and Glock 43X fit.