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.

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

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