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.

Which Firearms and Ammo Do Police Use?
Scott W. Wagner — August 18, 2019

This answer to this question is as varied as the number of law enforcement agencies that exist across this great… Read More

Smart Guns and Gun Locks: Should You Use Them?
Kat Ainsworth — August 17, 2019

In recent years, the topic of so-called “smart” guns and locks — or “personalized” guns — has been studiously avoided… Read More

Customizing Your Concealed Carry Gun
John Caile — August 16, 2019

As Americans, we are seldom satisfied with things as they come from the factory; hot-rodding was born in America. It’s… Read More

Gun Review: NAA Guardian
USCCA — August 15, 2019

In this edition of the USCCA’s Gun Vault, Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski reviews and shoots the NAA… Read More

Alchemy Custom Weaponry ‘Brimstone’ Custom Carry .45 Gun Review
Scott W. Wagner — August 15, 2019

The John M. Browning 1911 .45 ACP pistol is one of just a few pistols that lends itself to high-end… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Dressing for Concealed Carry, Part 4: Gloves
USCCA — August 14, 2019

*This is the fourth article in a series about dressing for concealed carry. Click below to… Read More