Author: Garrett Lucas
Personal Defense World
Why You Need a Backup Carry Gun and How to Do It the Right Way
When it comes to strapping on a backup carry gun, there is much to consider, so follow this guide on guns, gear, concealment, training and more.
FN 509 Compact MRD: First Look at FN’s New Red Dot-Ready Pistol
With military-grade features, the FN 509 Compact MRD brings red dot optics into its newest conceal carry package, delivering a high-performance EDC pistol.
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Combat Handguns November/December 2019
Best 45 ACP: Springfield XDS Mod.2 or S&W PC Ported M&P45 Shield 2.0
In a showdown of subcompacts to determine the best 45 ACP carry gun, the Springfield XDS Mod.2 and S&W PC Ported M&P45 Shield 2.0 equally shine.
Combat Handguns September/October 2019
.380 ACP Pistol Battle: Remington RM380 Executive vs. Ruger LCP II
We tested two updated .380 ACP pistols, the Remington RM380 Executive and Ruger LCP II, to see which pocket pistol offered the most in deep concealment.
Combat Handguns July/August 2019
Custom Glock 19 Showdown: Grey Ghost Compact vs. ZEV Z19 Spartan
Over the last few years, an entire industry has sprung up around the customization of Glocks; we put two against each other in a custom Glock 19 showdown.
Combat Handguns May/June 2019
300 Blackout Pistol Showdown: CMMG Banshee 300 vs POF P415 Edge
In a 300 Blackout pistol showdown, we pitted the POF-USA P415 Edge against the CMMG Banshee 300 to see how these guns perform in the real world.
Combat Handguns July/August 2018
Double Gun Review: Testing the 9mm Kahr S9 and Kahr ST9 Pistols
The Kahr S9 and ST9 pistols hit the sweet spot for performance and value by providing important self-defense features for an affordable price.
Combat Handguns November/December 2018
Tale of the Tape: S&W M&P Bodyguard vs. Taurus 856 .38 Special Snubbie
Considering the popularity of snub-nose revolvers for self defense, we put the M&P Bodyguard 38 against the Taurus 856 in this Tale of the Tape.
Concealed Carry Handguns 2019 #215
Review: Smith & Wesson’s M&P380 Shield EZ Makes Self Defense Simple
By making it a bit larger, and adding a grip safety and charging supports, Smith & Wesson made the M&P380 Shield EZ very similar to its name.