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.

Good Guns for Beginners

Bob Campbell — February 27, 2020

Sometimes choosing a handgun comes with a sense of urgency. Perhaps some event has occurred in the community and one… Read More

Rise of the High-Capacity Mini-Pistol

Beth Alcazar — February 25, 2020

A lot of the time when I hear people talking about little guns that hold lots of rounds, I hear… Read More

Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ M2.0

Scott W. Wagner — February 21, 2020

Smith & Wesson’s new Performance Center .380 Shield EZ offers extra features and refinements, including black, silver and gold options… Read More

Gear We Love — February/March 2020

USCCA Editor — February 19, 2020

On Point: On Your 6 PPQ SC Holster and Mag Pouch On Point: On Your 6 PPQ SC… Read More

XS RAM Three-Dot Handgun Sights

Scott W. Wagner — February 14, 2020

I have used XS pistol sights on both duty and off-duty handguns since 2006. I am sold on the company’s… Read More

Crimson Trace CWL-300 Handheld Tactical/Utility Light

Scott W. Wagner — January 30, 2020

Crimson Trace is known for having some of the finest laser sights on the planet. I have been using the… Read More