Author: Garrett Lucas
Combat Handguns March/April 2021
Combat Handguns January/February 2021
.357 Magnum Revolver Battle: Kimber 6s DASA vs. S&W PC Pro M60
Ruger PC Charger: How to ‘Soup Up’ Ruger’s New 9mm Takedown Pistol
The Ruger PC Charger fills the gap between carry pistol and defensive carbine, with its takedown design providing tremendous versatility.
Combat Handguns January/February 2020
Ruger Security 9 vs. FN 509 Midsize in a Compact 9mm Pistol Battle
In our latest battle of semi-auto pistols, we test the FN 509 Midsize against the Ruger Security 9 in a showdown between two popular 4-inch variants.
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Concealed Carry Handguns 2019 #215
How to Build a Get Home Bag and What Should Be in It
Follow this guide to build your own 'Get Home Bag', so that when disaster strikes you'll have the tools necessary to get back to safety and family.
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.