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.

How to Concealed Carry in the Summer
Tom McHale — May 24, 2019

Which of the following statements about summer concealed carry is true? Concealed carry in the summer requires a different approach… Read More

Keeping Your AR-15 Pistol Build Within Legal Limits
Scott W. Wagner — May 23, 2019

The modern AR-15 pistol, obtained complete at the time of purchase or assembled with user-selected components — is extremely popular… Read More

How to Choose Ammo for Home Defense
Scott W. Wagner — May 19, 2019

Now that you have made a decision about which home-defense firearm to purchase — and which… Read More

Optics for Your Concealed Carry Gun?
John Caile — May 17, 2019

Red-dot and reflex sights allow for very rapid target acquisition, even in low light. It is one of the reasons… Read More

How Many Guns Are Too Many Guns?
Beth Alcazar — May 16, 2019

I remember years ago (in my 2A infancy) when my husband and I had a Springfield… Read More

Tactical Flashlight: Streamlight ProTac HL 5-X USB
Scott W. Wagner — May 16, 2019

I hit the switch on the new Streamlight ProTac HL 5-X USB tactical flashlight and said, “Holy smokes!” I was… Read More