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.

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

Streamlight TL-Racker Shotgun Forend Light for Home Defense

Scott W. Wagner — August 11, 2019

The first combat shotgun with a mounted light that I encountered was the futuristic-looking High Standard Model 10 (HS10). It… Read More