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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.

Choosing the Best Revolver for Self-Defense

Bob Campbell —May 18, 2020

There are several types of revolvers on the market today. Choosing between single-action and double-action is… Read More

SIG ROMEOZero 1x18mm Micro Reflex Sight Review

Kat Ainsworth —May 16, 2020

If there’s one trend experiencing steady growth, it’s red-dot love for carry guns. There was a time when red-dot users… Read More

Comparing the Past and Present: Hydra-Shok vs. Federal Premium

Scott W. Wagner —May 15, 2020

When my law enforcement career started back in 1980, it was still somewhat the “dark ages” of handgun ballistic science… Read More

Ruger PC Charger and Crimson Trace CTS-1000 Tactical Red-Dot Sight

Scott W. Wagner —May 8, 2020

The 9mm Ruger PC Charger is Ruger’s first pistol-caliber entry into what can best be labeled the “personal-defensive weapon” —… Read More

Springfield Armory’s 911 Alpha Micro .380

Scott W. Wagner —May 1, 2020

Springfield Armory continues to deliver innovative and well-thought-out defensive, target and sporting handguns. And there’s a strong emphasis on 1911-type… Read More

Gear We Love — April 2020

USCCA Editor —April 29, 2020

American Tactical Nomad American Tactical Nomad MSRP: $109.95 Whether for a truck gun or for a backpacking scrounger,… Read More

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