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.

Why Are Glocks So Popular?
Tom McHale — September 17, 2019

Like people, some guns are famous for certain attributes, while others are famous for being famous. I think the long-term… Read More

‘Sticking’ Glock Magazines
Scott W. Wagner — September 12, 2019

When the Austrian Army adopted the revolutionary Glock 17 as its official duty pistol in 1982, it created quite a… Read More

SIG Sauer P365 Air Pistol
Scott W. Wagner — September 5, 2019

The SIG P365 Air Pistol is the latest addition to the precision air pistol lineup, which now totals 11 SIG… Read More

BLACKHAWK T-Series Retention Holsters
Kevin Michalowski — September 2, 2019

God bless the free market! Consumers demanded a better retention holster, and BLACKHAWK delivered. If you want active retention built… Read More

Clear Impact: Federal Hydra-Shok 147-Grain 9mm Jacketed Hollow-Point
USCCA — August 29, 2019

Concealed Carry Magazine Senior Editor Ed Combs discusses overpenetration in this assessment of Federal’s Hydra-Shok 147-grain 9mm jacketed hollow-point. What… Read More

Gear Review: Kershaw Launch 8 Automatic-Opening Stiletto Knife
Scott W. Wagner — August 29, 2019

Back in the 1960s, when I was a kid, you could find advertisements for inexpensive Japanese-made Italian-style pocketknives in various… Read More