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.

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

Great Gun Buys on a Budget

Tom McHale — August 27, 2019

The key to buying a gun on a budget is knowing where you can cut corners and where you can’t. Read More

Keeping Your Firearms Rust-Free: Tips and Tricks

Michael T. Romeo — August 25, 2019

Your firearm may be manufactured with plastic or wooden parts, but it certainly has metal components. And most metal is… Read More

SCCY CPX-2 9mm: Firearm Torture Test

USCCA — August 22, 2019

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

Dust to Dust: Defending Your Castle With Frangibles

Kat Ainsworth — August 21, 2019

Which came first, the firearm or the bullet? Historically speaking, the advent of firearms came centuries after bullets had already… Read More

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