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.

How to Choose Ammo for Home Defense

Scott W. Wagner — May 19, 2019

Now that you have made a decision about which home-defense firearm to purchase — and which… Read More

Optics for Your Concealed Carry Gun?

John Caile — May 17, 2019

Red-dot and reflex sights allow for very rapid target acquisition, even in low light. It is one of the reasons… Read More

How Many Guns Are Too Many Guns?

Beth Alcazar — May 16, 2019

I remember years ago (in my 2A infancy) when my husband and I had a Springfield… Read More

Tactical Flashlight: Streamlight ProTac HL 5-X USB

Scott W. Wagner — May 16, 2019

I hit the switch on the new Streamlight ProTac HL 5-X USB tactical flashlight and said, “Holy smokes!” I was… Read More

Subcompact Pistols for Summer Concealed Carry

Tom McHale — May 10, 2019

Subcompact pistols are light, portable, convenient, effective enough for self-defense and easy to conceal. That makes them ideal for summer… Read More

Smith & Wesson Governor: The Ultimate Survival Revolver | USCCA Gun Review

Scott W. Wagner — May 9, 2019

I will cut right to the chase: The Smith & Wesson Governor revolver is probably the finest and most versatile… Read More