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CCW Reviews: Handguns, Holsters, & More

Our favorite guns & gear for concealed carry that's all hands-on tested by our team. Find your perfect combination of handgun and holster to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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12 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber)

Not sure what concealed carry handgun to get? Or even what caliber is best for you? We'll cover all our favorite guns for the most popular calibers.

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

What's the best concealed carry holster? We cover what makes a great holster and choose our favs for IWB, OWB, Ankle, & Shoulder holsters.

10 Best CCW Spare Magazine Holsters: Two Is One

Many of us have a CCW and carry daily. But do you carry an extra mag? If so we've rounded up the best spare magazine holsters out there.

Top 9 Best CCW Positions: Concealment & Comfort

Inside waistband (IWB) to bra carry and appendix. We'll cover all the top carry positions for CCW...plus a couple you probably don't know about.

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Revolvers make for excellent CCW weapons...reliable, consistent, and easy to conceal. We've rounded up some of the best CCW revolvers on the market.

12 Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

As American as apple pie, the 1911 is a classic and outstanding firearm. Find out the best affordable 1911 that fits your budget.

7 Best Concealed Carry (CCW) Guns Under $400

Want a reliable and accurate concealed carry gun for an affordable price? Here's some of the most popular (and tested) CCW guns that don't cost over $400.

[Review] CCW Safe Concealed Carry Insurance: The Best?

Is CCW Safe the best concealed carry insurance you can get? We dive into its coverage limits and compare it against other big ones like USCCA and NRA.

Best Sub-Compact Single-Stack 9mm for CCW

Want the best concealed carry gun? You'll want to start with a single stack sub-compact 9mm. We take a look at the pros/cons and why they are so popular.

Best Concealed Carry Gear For Women: Holsters, Bags, & Clothing

Looking to conceal carry as a woman? We cover some special considerations for finding the best holsters, bag options, and clothing.

Best Affordable Full-Sized Pistols for Under $400

Want to add something to your collection that won't leave you eating ramen for a month? Fear not, we list some of the best, affordable full-sized handguns!

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters: Concealed & OWB

There are a lot of Glock 19 holsters...what's the best for you? We cover the different types of holsters and then dive into our favorite models.

4 Handgun Carry Conditions: Best for Concealed Carry?

We go over all four handgun carry conditions and what they mean for you. Plus the ideal condition when it comes to concealed carry.

8 Best Holsters for Your Sig Sauer P365

The Sig Sauer P365 is great. Make it the best conceaeld carry gun with our list of favorite IWB, OWB, and pocket holsters that are comfy and effective.

Best 9mm Glocks [Ultimate Models Guide]

Glock is one of the standards that all other pistols are held to. But what Glock is right for you? We cover the most popular 9mm Glocks on the market!

6 Best IWB (Inside Waistband) Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

Want the best IWB (inside waistband) holster for your specific gun and position? We go over the pros/cons of IWB, some tips, and our favorite holsters.

5 Best New Compact Carry Guns for 2018

SHOT Show 2018 is over...here's our favorite new carry guns for 2018. Stay tuned for in-depth reviews on all the ones we can get our hands on.

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

Looking for the best Glock 43 holster for you? We cover what makes a great holster, and our favs for IWB, OWB, shoulder, and women specific ones too.

6 Best Gun Belts for Concealed Carry & Range [Hands-On]

Looking for the best gun belts for concealed carry and the range? One that can carry everything and look normal? Here's the ones we wear daily.

5 Best Everyday Carry (EDC) Flashlights [Hands-On]

We bought all the most popular EDC flashlights to test, torture, and photograph their beam patterns. Find out our favorites and what we now carry everyday.

13 Best P365 Upgrades & Holsters We Use Daily [Hands-On]

We've been carrying a P365 for a while with tons of rounds through it and plenty of tested upgrades. Here's some that we use on the daily.

Best .22 LR Pistols & Revolvers for Pocket Carry [Guide]

Sometimes, bigger isn't always better. These pocket-sized .22s offer convenient defense options in a petite, pocket-portable package.

Best Beginner Revolvers: 7 Wheelguns For The Modern World

Think revolvers are too old school? We'll cover reasons why revolvers still rule in the modern world (plus our picks of the best models and brands.)

The 7 Best CCW .38 Revolvers

The .38 is one of the classic American revolvers...used and loved for its concealability and reliability. We pick our top 7 best .38 revolvers for CCW.

Best Glock 19 Sights (And Other Models)

The Glock 19 is one of the most popular CCW guns but has terrible factory sights. Here's our picks for the best upgrade sights for the 19 and other models.

Best .380 Pistols [Hands-On]: Pocket Rockets

Can a .380 pistol save your life? We'll cover what the round can do, things to consider in choosing a gun, ammo, and our top 5 picks of the best .380 pistols.

14 Best 9mm Pistols [2022]: Home Defense, CCW, Women, Competition

Our best 9mm pistols review with emphasis on home defense, concealed carry, women, and competition use. All hands-on reviewed with video!

8 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

So many choices! We quickly go over what to look for in a wheelgun and our Best .357 Magnum Revolvers across different frame sizes & budgets.

8 Best Compact 9mm Handguns

Looking for a concealable 9mm you can tuck just about anywhere, but still shoot almost as easily as a full-size handgun? Check out our favorite compact 9mms

5 Best Derringers: Our Favorite Tiny Bois

A small gun that fires a big bullet? We choose our top favorite Derringers that are a blast to shoot at the range and even conceal as a backup gun.

Best Glock 19 Sights (And Other Models)

The Glock 19 is one of the most popular CCW guns but has terrible factory sights. Here's our picks for the best upgrade sights for the 19 and other models.

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Want to hold more ammo for your Glock? We cover how to choose the best mag holster, our favorite companies, and our favorite models for whatever your use.

Best Sig Sauer P320 Upgrades [Hands-On]: Making the P320 Even Better

Looking to make your P320 even better? We'll cover our favorite upgrades from triggers, sights, and barrels to lights, holsters, and even PDW kits.

Holster Reviews

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

10 Best CCW Spare Magazine Holsters: Two Is One

[Review] Hidden Hybrid Holsters: Current Favorite

[Review] Urban Carry Revo Holster

[Review] Brave Response Belly Band Holster: Gimmick?

[Review] Bravo Concealment IWB DOS Gun Holster

[Review] Bravo Concealment OWB Holster

[Holster] Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Review

[Review] Rounded Gear (formerly Concealment Express) Holsters

13 Best P365 Upgrades & Holsters We Use Daily [Hands-On]

Lethal Lace: A Hands-On Review

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters: Concealed & OWB

Best Concealed Carry Gear For Women: Holsters, Bags, & Clothing

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters: Concealed & OWB

8 Best Holsters for Your Sig Sauer P365

6 Best IWB (Inside Waistband) Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

5 Best Universal Holsters (That Don’t Suck)

Our Top 5 Favorite Kydex Holster Makers

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

CCW Firearm Reviews

Sig Sauer P365 [Review+Video]: Still the Standard?

Taurus G2C Review: $200 for a Reliable CCW?

FN 503 Review: Top Tier CCW? [Hands-on + Video]

[Review+Video] Glock 43: Concealed Carry Perfection?

[Review+Video] Kahr CW9: Perfect for CCW

[Review] Smith & Wesson 642 Airweight: Go-To Snubbie?

[Review] Springfield Hellcat: Homerun CCW?

[Review] Taurus G2S: Decent for Under $200

[Review] Kimber K6s: Worth It

Glock G43X and G48 [Hands-On Review]

[Review] Walther P99C: Still Relevant

[Review] Glock 45, Gen 5 G17 MOS, & G19 MOS

[Review] Ruger LCP II: The Best Pocket Pistol?

[Review]: Smith & Wesson M&P .45: M2.0 & Shield

Glock .40 Caliber Breakdown

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 [Review]

Glock 19 Gen 5 Review: 3500+ Round Report

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Review: Still Good?

[Review] CZ P10C: Compact Optics Ready 9mm EDC

[Review] Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?

[Review] Springfield 1911 EMP 9mm: When Nothing Else Will Do

Sig Sauer P320 [Review+Video]: Worth It?

[Gun Review] FNH FNS-9

[Review] Chiappa Rhino 40DS: Current Favorite Revolver

7 Best Concealed Carry (CCW) Guns Under $400

Best Glocks: Across Calibers & Sizes [Ultimate Guide]

The 7 Best CCW .38 Revolvers

Best Sub-Compact Single-Stack 9mm for CCW

12 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber)

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

What the Pew Pew Writers Carry [2022]

Best 9mm Glocks [Ultimate Models Guide]

5 Best New Compact Carry Guns for 2018

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

Best .22 LR Pistols & Revolvers for Pocket Carry [Guide]

Best Beginner Revolvers: 7 Wheelguns For The Modern World

.380 vs. 9mm: Which is Better?

Best .380 Pistols [Hands-On]: Pocket Rockets

14 Best 9mm Pistols [2022]: Home Defense, CCW, Women, Competition

8 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

8 Best Compact 9mm Handguns

5 Best Derringers: Our Favorite Tiny Bois

12 Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

Concealed Carry Insurance Review

More Concealed Carry Posts

Sig P365 XL Spectre Comp Review: Worth $500 over the P365XL?

Taurus Executive Grade 856 Revolver Review: Elite .38 SPL CCW?

7 Best Glocks for Concealed Carry [Ultimate Guide]

6 Best Gun Belts for Concealed Carry & Range [Hands-On]

Shadow Systems DR920 Elite Review: “Glock Perfection” Perfected?

Smith & Wesson CSX Review: Hammer-Fired Micro 9mm

Gain Concealed Carry Confidence...From Home

What We Carry: The Guns & Gear of a Former Cop

Ruger Max-9 Review: Best Budget Micro Compact 9mm? [Hands-On]

6 Best IWB (Inside Waistband) Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

7 Best Micro Compact 9mm Handguns [Review+Video]

Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield Plus Review: Upgrade Your Shield? [Hands-On+Video]

Sig Sauer P365 [Review+Video]: Still the Standard?

12 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber)

Taurus G3C Review: Ditch Your G2C? [Hands-On + Video]

Best Concealed Carry Insurance [Top 6 Comparison]

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