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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11 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber) [2020]

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [2020 Hands-On Tested]

10 Best CCW Spare Magazine Holsters: Two Is One

Top 9 Best CCW Positions: Concealment & Comfort

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

6 Best Concealed Carry (CCW) Guns Under $400

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

6 Best Sub-Compact Single-Stack 9mm for CCW

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

Best Affordable Full-Sized Pistols for Under $400

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters [2020]: Concealed & OWB

4 Handgun Carry Conditions: Best for Concealed Carry?

8 Best Holsters for Your Sig Sauer P365

Best 9mm Glocks [Ultimate Models Guide]

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

5 Best New Compact Carry Guns for 2018

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

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

5 Best Everyday Carry (EDC) Flashlights [2020 Hands-On]

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

Best .22LR Pistols for Pocket Carry

Best Beginner Revolvers: Six Guns For The Modern World

The 7 Best CCW .38 Revolvers

Best Glock 19 Sights (And Other Models)

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

Best 9mm Pistols [Full-Size, Compact, Sub-Compact]

7 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

7 Best Compact 9mm Handguns

5 Best Derringers: Our Favorite Tiny Bois

Best Glock 19 Sights (And Other Models)

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Best P320 Upgrades [Hands-On]: Even Better

Holster Reviews

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [2020 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.

[Review] Hidden Hybrid Holsters: Current Favorite

There's so many holsters and Hidden Hybrid Holsters is our current favorite one for IWB carry. We hands-on tested a couple models over many months.

[Review] Urban Carry Revo Holster

Looking for a modular holster system? Urban Carry's new Revo Holster might be the answer. We cover the pros/cons of each of the 7 distinct holsters.

[Review] Brave Response Belly Band Holster: Gimmick?

Struggle to find a concealed carry holster that doesn't print no matter what you wear? We hands-on review the Brave Response Holster that does just that.

[Review] Bravo Concealment IWB DOS Gun Holster

If your holster can't hold onto your belt, how can it hold your gun? The Bravo Concealment IWB holster will help you keep it in your pants.

[Review] Bravo Concealment OWB Holster

Kydex holsters have come a long way. Find out why as I review Bravo Concealment's OWB Holster + Universal Mag Holster. Will it replace my old Safariland?

[Holster] Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Review

Comfortable, concealable, and affordable. That's what Alien Gear's Cloak Tuck 3.0 brings to the table. See if it's the right IWB holster for you.

[Review] Concealment Express Holsters: IWB, OWB, & Tuckable

Looking for a simple kydex holster that conceals well and is comfortable? Concealment Express does all that and at the right price point.

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

We've been carrying our P365 for over a year with tons of rounds through it and plenty of tested upgrades. Here's 9 that we still use on the daily.

Lethal Lace: A Hands-On Review

The Lethal Lace holster has been getting a lot of hype lately, but does it deserve it? We wanted to do an honest review and found that...no. It doesn't.

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.

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [2020 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.

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters [2020]: Concealed & OWB

There's 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.

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.

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters [2020]: Concealed & OWB

There's 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.

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.

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 Universal Holsters (That Don’t Suck)

Universal holsters often suck, but they don't have to! We hands-on review a few of the best multi-fit pistol holsters that are actually worth it.

Our Top 5 Favorite Kydex Holster Makers

Finding a Kydex holster you like can be a long, annoying, and often expensive process. Here are our favorites after dozens of holsters and countless hours of carrying.

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.

CCW Firearm Reviews

Sig Sauer P365 [Review+Video]: Why So Popular?

Is the Sig Sauer P365 the perfect concealed carry handgun for you? We cut through the hype and focus on shootability, accuracy, reliability, and more.

[Review] Taurus G2C: $200 for a Reliable CCW?

How cheap can you go with a concelaed carry gun? The Taurus G2C puts it to the test with a $200 12-round micro pistol. But is it reliable and accurate?

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

Looking for a super slim sub-compact.? FN enters the ring with its tiny 503 based off the 509. But how does it compare against the P365 and G43?

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

Is the Glock 43 perfect for you? We hands-on review it and give you 10 reasons why we love it...and 3 we don't. Plus lots of video and size comparisons.

[Review+Video] Kahr CW9: Perfect for CCW

Want to know if the Kahr CW9 is for you? We cover everything from reliability to the trigger, fit & feel, accuracy, upgrades, holsters, and more.

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

Looking for a snub-nosed revolver in .38 Special as a backup gun? We hands-on review the popular S&W 642 Airweight for reliability, shootabily, and more.

[Review] Springfield Hellcat: Homerun CCW?

How does Springfield's Hellcat fare in the new arena of hi-cap micro CCW guns? We hands-on review it for reliability, ergonomics, concealability, and more.

[Review] Taurus G2S: Decent for Under $200

On a budget but need a reliable concealed carry gun? We hands-on review the Taurus G2S for realiability, accuracy, bang-for-the-buck, ergonomics, and more.

[Review] Kimber K6s: Worth It

Looking for a primary or backup revolver? The Kimber K6s outperforms its price point in our review of its reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and more.

Glock G43X and G48 [Hands-On Review]

The G43X and G48 are Glock's newest models. We hands-on review these two concealed carry contenders for reliability, price, ergonomics, capacity, and more.

[Review] Walther P99C: Still Relevant

Does the Walther P99C still have a place in concealed carry? We hands-on review it for its unique trigger, ergonomics, reliability, accuracy, and more.

[Review] Glock G45, Gen 5 G17 MOS, & G19 MOS

We received some of the first few Glock G45 & Gen 5 MOS pistols and test their reliability, accuracy, & ergonomics. Is it all hype or should you upgrade?

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

The Ruger LCP II is one of the most popular pocket pistol CCW gun. We hands-on review its shootability, reliability, ergonomics, price, and more.

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

Having trouble choosing the best M&P .45 handgun. We cover all the variants so you save time and find the perfect gun for you.

Glock .40 Caliber Breakdown

Sometimes Glock's simple model numbers are great, sometimes its a pain figuring out which one is which. Here's a by-the-numbers comparison of the .40 cal offerings from Glock so you can better decide which one is for you.

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 [Review]

Wondering about the S&W Bodyguard .380 for concealed carry? Check out our full review to see if its really all its cracked up to be.

[Review] Glock 19 Gen 5: 3500 Round Report

The Glock G19 is one of the most popular handguns. But is the newest Gen 5 version worth it for you? We hands-on review it after shooting 3500+ rounds.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Shield Review

The S&W Shield is a wildly popular little gun, so we decided to see how the S&W Performance Center Ported Shield in 9mm stacked up to its competition.

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

Looking for one of the best compact 9mms? That's optics ready, ergonomic, reliable, and more? Read on for our hands-on review of the CZ P10C.

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

There are lots of good CCW guns on the market and this 9mm Sig Sauer is one of our favorites! Learn all about the P938, why we love it, and if it's for you.

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

Looking for a concealed carry 1911? We hands-on review the Springfield 1911 EMP in 9mm. Complete with videos, possible upgrades, reliability, and more.

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

Is the Sig Sauer P320 right for you? Our review covers everything from price and ergonomics, to reliability, upgrades, accuracy, and all the different models.

[Gun Review] FNH FNS-9

A gun that might beat our favorite Glock 19! See how we review the FNS-9 in terms of reliability, cost, shootability, upgrades, safety, and more.

[Review] Chiappa Rhino 40DS: Current Favorite Revolver

Want a different kind of revolver? How about a futuristic one that has the lowest bore axis possible? We hands-on review the Chiappa Rhino 40DS!

6 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.

4 Best Glocks [Across Calibers & Sizes]

"Just get a Glock!" But which one? We cover our pick of the best Glock models across calibers and sizes. All hands-on with standalone reviews too.

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.

6 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.

11 Best Concealed Carry Guns (By Popular Caliber) [2020]

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.

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.

What the Pew Pew Writers Carry [2017]

Want to know what guns our author's bet their lives on every day? Click here to find out just what we're packing on a daily basis, and why.

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!

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.

Best .22LR Pistols for Pocket Carry

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

Best Beginner Revolvers: Six Guns For The Modern World

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

.380 vs the 9mm [Battle Of The Nines]

Think the .380 ACP is just an inferior version of the 9mm? It's so much more than that. We take a look at the pros and cons of each caliber and choose the best for self defense.

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.

Best 9mm Pistols [Full-Size, Compact, Sub-Compact]

Our top picks for full-size, compact, and sub-compact 9mm semi-auto pistols! If you need a "do-it-all" 9mm, here they are!

7 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

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

7 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 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.

CCW Gear & Clothing Reviews

4 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.

Solving Problems With Purse Carry: A Woman's Perspective

Women are often told that purse carry is an easy way to avoid the problems associated carry, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Let's find out.

The Gray Man Loadout

Is discretion really the better part of valor? We took a look at the "Gray Man" style that eschews the "tacticool" look in favor of looking like just another face in the crowd, while being prepared for any situation.

Best Tactical Pants: Never Go To The Mall Without Them

Need pants? Need them to be tactical? We've got our favorite picks for operators, security, LEO, weekend range warriors, and mom's basement dwellers.

5 Best Tactical Jackets: Military Style Meets Civilian Chic

Want useful features in a military style...that's still great for daily use? We cover the best tactical jackets across a wide range of budgets.

Best Body Armor [2020 Tested]: Hard Plates & Soft Armor

Want the best body armor for your purpose and budget? We've hands-on tested the most popular options out there and cut through the misinformation.

5 Best Handgun Laser Sights: Light Up Your Targets

Laser sights make aiming your handgun easier, especially in high-stress situations. Here are some of the best and useful ones out there.

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 IFAKs: Pouches, Complete Kits, and Contents List

What's the best IFAK? Should you build or buy? We cover our favorite pouches, the best gear to include, and the most complete kits available.

Best P320 Upgrades [Hands-On]: 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.

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.

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