Guns & Gear

Read no-holds-barred reviews of both personal and home defense firearms and stay up-to-date on the latest concealed carry 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.

Craft Holsters Belt Holster with Two Cant Positions

Make no mistake about it: Kydex and nylon qualify as great materials for holsters. These two synthetic materials have become… Read More >

How to Easily Carry a Reload

I just completed a training event at Close Quarters Tactical in Shelby Township, Michigan. The class,… Read More >

Beware Sharp Things That Cut!

If you have been reading Concealed Carry Magazine for the past couple issues, you will have noticed stories from Michael… Read More >

Meet Mike Janich, Learn About Knives…

Because so many of our readers carry knives and because we believe that training is the backbone to any sort… Read More >

SIG Sauer 1911 TACOPS Carry .45

Some of you who are new to firearms may not be all that familiar with 1911-pattern .45 ACP pistols. And… Read More >

Repeat After Me: Strong and Light

Count the folding knives you own and carry on a regular basis. You’ve probably got at least three, right? One… Read More >

Ruger Reboot: The American Compact and LCP II

SO, LAST AUTUMN, Ruger invited several of us gunwriters to an event at the scenic FTW Ranch in the Texas… Read More >

Diamond D Leather Simple Shoulder Rig: Another Level of “Comforting”

Carrying a concealed pistol at 4 o’clock for over 10 years has its advantages. For one, you’ll get used to… Read More >

.38 Super vs. 9mm: Which is Best?

A short time back, I reviewed the excellent Wilson Combat Sentinel Compact 1911 in .38 Super. If you missed that… Read More >

The BLACKHAWK! Omnivore Multi-Fit Holster

The BLACKHAWK! Omnivore represents a total departure in design from most of the secure, synthetic handgun holsters available on today’s… Read More >

Ammo Anxiety? Keep it Simple

You don’t have to look very far to find a discussion on defensive handgun ammunition. Just last week, on a… Read More >

Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0: “Otherworldly” Comfort for Glock 26

We’ve heard it for years: Gun holsters are supposed to be comforting, not comfortable. But these days, gun holsters are… Read More >