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.

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 enough…

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…

IWB or OWB: That Is the Question
IWB or OWB: That Is the Question
Scott W. Wagner — January 31, 2019

My apologies to William Shakespeare, but the real question is, “How should you carry?” While there is plenty of discussion on inside-the-waistband (IWB) versus outside-the-waistband (OWB) carry, the details, advantages and disadvantages of each are often overlooked. Which handguns work best in OWB?…

Handloading as a Form of Protest
Handloading as a Form of Protest
Rick Sapp — January 25, 2019

The concealed carry community overwhelmingly contains citizens who follow the rules. That is getting increasingly hard these days, however, as cunning politicians manipulate the written rules of the Constitution that founded America. So, as the rules change, we have to find ways to adapt in order to…

Remington Golden Saber Black Belt Ammunition
Remington Golden Saber Black Belt Ammunition
Scott W. Wagner — January 24, 2019

In my review of the Remington 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive .45 — one of the very best carry 1911s on the market, especially for the price — I promised a more extensive review of the new Remington Golden Saber Black Belt JHP loads. I was testing outside…