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Guns & Gear

Read no-holds-barred reviews of both personal- and home-defense firearms and stay up-to-date on the latest concealed carry gear offerings on the market. Discover everything you need to know to select the best, tried-and-true self-defense gear — from holsters, knives and ammunition to flashlights, first-aid kits and alternate weapons.

XS RAM Tritium Sights: Now Available for Canik TP9 Pistols

Scott W. Wagner —August 7, 2020

Canik U.S.A. is a Turkish manufacturer of some very nice combat, concealed carry and competition 9mm handguns that have a… Read More

The Ruger American Pistol Competition 9mm Is ‘Tactical’ Too!

Scott W. Wagner —July 31, 2020

The 9mm Ruger American Pistol Competition is a Ruger American with some upgrades designed to make it… Read More

Gear We Love — July 2020

USCCA Editor —July 29, 2020

Versacarry AIWB Comfort Flex Deluxe The embedded polymer layer that prevents holster collapse after drawing is integrated into the water-buffalo-hide… Read More

Ruger American Compact .45 Pistol in Gray Cerakote

Scott W. Wagner —July 24, 2020

The American Series, Ruger’s flagship service pistol line, has been around for a while now. The series is duty-capable and… Read More

Ammunition for Beginners

Bob Campbell —July 23, 2020

“Ammunition for beginners” doesn’t mean there is one type for those new to shooting and another for experienced shooters. But… Read More

Less-Lethal Crowd Defense: A New Reality

Scott W. Wagner —July 17, 2020

While our right to defend ourselves within our homes is still unquestionable — particularly in Castle Doctrine states — encounters… Read More

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