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.

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…

You Need EDC First-Aid Gear
You Need EDC First-Aid Gear
Kevin Michalowski — January 21, 2019

You are much more likely to use first-aid gear than you are to use your gun. But those of us who carry a gun every day often overlook the need for a good trauma kit. I’m not talking about a “boo-boo kit” with Band-Aids and tweezers for pulling ticks. I’m…

The Ultralight Executive: An Ideal 1911 .45 Carry
The Ultralight Executive: An Ideal 1911 .45 Carry
Scott W. Wagner — January 17, 2019

When I saw the bobtail frame — normally only seen on high-end 1911s — of the Remington R1 Ultralight Executive, I knew I had to try it. I regret not trying a Remington 1911 earlier because if the R1 is at all representative, then I have been missing out on…