ABOUT THE COVER CCM STAFF POCKET POWERSince the invention of handguns more than a thousand years ago, the constant quest has been to make them as small and powerful as possible. After all, if you aren’t trying to deliver fight-stopping power into an attacker, why are you shooting it? And if you don’t care about how large your firearm is, why aren’t you holding a rifle or a shotgun? No, the pistol has been constantly shrinking since its birth — sometimes more successfully than at others — and through all of its permutations, the pocket gun has remained free humans’ stalwart companion, there to defend innocent life when nothing else will meet that dire need.