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.

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

Which Firearms and Ammo Do Police Use?

Scott W. Wagner — August 18, 2019

This answer to this question is as varied as the number of law enforcement agencies that exist across this great… Read More

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