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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.

The Bag Sent Packing … and the 5.11 RUSH24 Backpack

Beth Alcazar —April 21, 2020

I’m usually pretty good at making smart purchasing decisions. I like to do research before I buy. I love to… Read More

Springfield Armory 1911 EMP Champion Concealed Carry Contour 9mm

Scott W. Wagner —April 17, 2020

Every handgunner should have at least one 1911-style handgun in his or her personal battery. Quality 1911s are very accurate… Read More

Spring Training Challenge Week 2: Gear Up for Personal Defense

Bob Campbell —April 13, 2020

Carrying a concealed handgun is a great responsibility. You need to conduct more research than if you were purchasing a… Read More

Five Guns to Purchase With Your Tax Returns

Scott W. Wagner —April 10, 2020

Tax season is upon us. For those lucky enough to receive a refund, I’ve gathered the top five guns on… Read More

Behind the Name: Guns Named After Animals

Frank Jastrzembski —April 9, 2020

April 11 is National Pet Day. Most people have a dog, cat, fish or some other animal as a pet. Read More

Go Big or Stay Home: Carrying Larger Handguns During Times of Crisis

Scott W. Wagner —April 5, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. Because of all the panic, fear and bizarre behavior (the great toilet paper wars… Read More

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