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.

Buying Ammo Online: What You Need to Know

Michael T. Romeo — September 29, 2019

We live in a golden era for buying ammunition. Whether for shotgun, handgun or rifle, never before have shooters had… Read More

Crimson Trace CMR-206 Rail Master: Universal Green Laser Sight

Scott W. Wagner — September 26, 2019

I can’t stress strongly enough how important a laser sight is as a force multiplier in an armed self-defense situation. Read More

Gear We Love — August/September 2019

USCCA Editor — September 25, 2019

OPSol Mini-Clip 2.0 Small Wonder OPSol Mini-Clip 2.0 Small Wonder The popularity of the “mini-shells” manufactured… Read More

Springfield Loaded Operator 1911 .45

Bob Campbell — September 24, 2019

The men and women who have saved lives with weapons are more worthy of study than the arms yielded. Just… Read More

The Charter Would Not Break

Kevin Michalowski — September 23, 2019

How much did your gun cost? Could you have bought a less expensive gun and more ammo? I have lamented… Read More

The Leather Sap: Old School, But Is It Legal?

Kevin Michalowski — September 19, 2019

I recently purchased a leather sap. For you youngsters, a sap is a leather club filled with a metal rod… Read More