Guns & Gear

Read no-holds-barred reviews of both personal and home defense firearms and stay up-to-date on the latest concealed carry 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.

5.11 All Missions Packs (AMP)
5.11 All Missions Packs (AMP)
Scott W. Wagner — February 21, 2019

The new All Missions Packs (AMP) from 5.11 Tactical Gear are perhaps the most well-designed packs I have ever encountered.

SHOT Show 2019 Roundup
SHOT Show 2019 Roundup
Kat Ainsworth — February 20, 2019

If there is one thing we can agree on — aside from the liberal use of hand sanitizer — it’s the impossibility of seeing everything on the SHOT show floor.

Bullets Toward the Belt Buckle
Bullets Toward the Belt Buckle
Kevin Michalowski — February 18, 2019

It’s a good idea to carry spare ammo. Personally, I always carry spare ammo with the bullets facing my belt buckle. Then I train my reloads.

USCCA Gun Review: Taurus Millennium G2
USCCA Gun Review: Taurus Millennium G2
USCCA — February 17, 2019

Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski is no stranger to the most expensive firearms in the world … so why does he have such a soft spot for the extremely affordable 9mm Taurus Millennium G2?

Winchester .38 Special Silvertip JHPs: Power & Precision for Self-Defense
Winchester .38 Special Silvertip JHPs: Power & Precision for Self-Defense
Scott W. Wagner — February 14, 2019

Today’s Winchester .38 Special Silvertip load weighs 110 grains, giving it a bit more effectiveness than the original 95-grain load, albeit with less velocity. It is NOT a +P load, which makes it safe for use in older revolvers or by people who carry lightweight guns.

A Bulletproof Briefcase!
A Bulletproof Briefcase!
Kevin Michalowski — February 11, 2019

Does your briefcase stop bullets? Does it put your gun right where you need it in a hurry? The PDG Slingshot Armor Carrier is a bulletproof messenger bag that will carry your laptop and your office supplies … AND stop bullets! It will also present your pistol in an instant…