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.

Winchester .38 Special Silvertip JHPs: Power & Precision for Self-Defense
Winchester .38 Special Silvertip JHPs: Power & Precision for Self-Defense
Scott W. Wagner — February 14, 2019

Today’s Winchester .38 Special Silvertip load weighs 110 grains, giving it a bit more effectiveness than the original 95-grain load, albeit with less velocity. It is NOT a +P load, which makes it safe for use in older revolvers or by people who carry lightweight guns.

A Bulletproof Briefcase!
A Bulletproof Briefcase!
Kevin Michalowski — February 11, 2019

Does your briefcase stop bullets? Does it put your gun right where you need it in a hurry? The PDG Slingshot Armor Carrier is a bulletproof messenger bag that will carry your laptop and your office supplies … AND stop bullets! It will also present your pistol in an instant…

Why Buy an Old Smith & Wesson Model 10?
Why Buy an Old Smith & Wesson Model 10?
Kevin Michalowski — February 7, 2019

I recently purchased a gun. This, of course, is not news. I own a number of guns. That number is none of your business, but that fact is for another story. This story I feel comfortable sharing. Smith & Wesson Model 10: A True Classic The gun I purchased is…

The S&W Model 986: Seven Bold Shots of 9mm
The S&W Model 986: Seven Bold Shots of 9mm
Scott W. Wagner — February 7, 2019

Smith & Wesson is the leader in revolver design and manufacturing. Its newest design comes from the Performance Center line: the S&W Model 986 seven-shooter in 9mm Luger. Even today, when semi-automatic handgun designs reign supreme, the defensive revolver is FAR from dead. There are still…

Insurance for Your Guns
Insurance for Your Guns
USCCA — February 3, 2019

People collect guns for many reasons, such as hunting, sporting, historical interest, home defense and self-defense. You may be wondering if your insurance covers loss of or damage to your guns. What about liability protection in the event of a firearm-related injury or accident? Review your current…

Shooting With Your Eyes Closed?
Shooting With Your Eyes Closed?
Kevin Michalowski — January 31, 2019

Do you know what I like about George Harris? Everything! He is knowledgeable, articulate and backs up his words with proof. He has forgotten more about guns and firearms training than I will ever know. AND … despite being something like twice my age, he has more drive and energy…