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.

Top Gear of 2019

Bob Campbell — December 21, 2019

The past few months have been very interesting for firearms enthusiasts. The personal-defense market continues to grow as freedom rings… Read More

The Springfield Armory ‘Micro Hi-Cap’ 9mm Hellcat

Scott W. Wagner — December 19, 2019

Industry experts and consumers alike have been searching for the perfect full-powered everyday carry (EDC) pistol for the last 10… Read More

6 Stocking Stuffers to Get Right Now

Beth Alcazar — December 17, 2019

Oh, boy. It’s almost time! The Christmas decorations are up. The fruit cakes are baked. The holiday carols are playing… Read More

What Is a SIRT Pistol?

USCCA — December 14, 2019

A Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) pistol is a useful training tool in improving defensive shooting and marksmanship. Invented by… Read More

Shooting the Springfield Hellcat

Kevin Michalowski — December 9, 2019

Our first look at the Springfield Armory Hellcat was impressive. Now that I have shot it,… Read More

How Do You Buy a Used Gun?

Tom McHale — December 7, 2019

The nifty thing about firearms is that they’re designed to last a long, long time with reasonable maintenance. I’m not… Read More