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.

Never Be Satisfied With an Uncomfortable Holster
Never Be Satisfied With an Uncomfortable Holster
Kevin Michalowski — March 4, 2019

Into the Fray, Episode 260: Never Be Satisfied With an Uncomfortable Holster – Never be satisfied with a holster that is just not "right." If you are going to carry a gun every day, your gun and holster combination needs to be as comfortable as you can make it.

How to Choose a Home-Defense Gun
How to Choose a Home-Defense Gun
Scott W. Wagner — March 3, 2019

Remember the old adage: “Location, location, location.” Where you live will determine which type of home-defense gun and caliber is apt to work best.

How to Choose a Gun Safe for Home Defense
How to Choose a Gun Safe for Home Defense
Kat Ainsworth — March 2, 2019

Gun safes are for everyone. A quality gun safe keeps your firearms secure from thieves, protects them from fire and keeps them out of unauthorized hands.

Safety for Your Home, Car and RV — The Life Jacket Security Case
Safety for Your Home, Car and RV — The Life Jacket Security Case
Scott W. Wagner — February 28, 2019

The Life Jacket Security Case is brilliantly simple, providing portable, keyed storage for handguns, pump or semi-automatic shotguns, or AR-15s.

PepperBall LifeLite — When Lethal Options Aren’t an Option
PepperBall LifeLite — When Lethal Options Aren’t an Option
Beth Alcazar — February 26, 2019

The PepperBall LifeLite is one innovative and effective solution for self-defense (especially when lethal force is not warranted or permissible).

Taurus TX22: Rethinking the .22
Taurus TX22: Rethinking the .22
Rick Sapp — February 22, 2019

Taurus has introduced a new .22 handgun, the TX22. But why? The market is flooded with .22s. Is there really a need for a new .22?