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.

Choosing a Quality Holster
Choosing a Quality Holster
R K Campbell — April 1, 2009

This is a Leatherslinger holster for the 1911 .38 Super. Sometimes a bit of flash is just fine, and this holster features a heavy cross pattern stitching and a reinforced holster mouth. This holster will last a while! I don’t peruse yard sales and flea markets in search of…

Galco Ankle Glove
Galco Ankle Glove
Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2009

Perfect for a backup: The Galco Ankle Glove. I had never been a huge fan of ankle carry. There are clearly some limitations to this method of carry for your primary firearm. However, I recently took a snubby revolver class that required use of an ankle holster, and I…

PentagonLight K2 Porcupine
PentagonLight K2 Porcupine
Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2009

The PentagonLight K2 Porcupine reveals a menacing spike head. I see a lot of flashlights over the course of a year, and many don’t make this column because there is just nothing special about them. Then, every once in a while, someone comes up with something new. The K2…

Reliable Concealment Holsters for the Street and the Range
Reliable Concealment Holsters for the Street and the Range
Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. — February 1, 2009

Glock in a Fobus invisible under a sweater. Now you see it, then you don’t! Fobus holsters ride close to your body. I am unabashed to proclaim freely that I am a Glock lover. I own Glock pistols in most calibers, and I believe there is a place for…