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Read no-holds-barred reviews of both personal- and home-defense firearms and stay up-to-date on the latest concealed carry gear 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.

Gun Review: 7-Shot Taurus 617 .357 Magnum Revolver

Scott W. Wagner —December 11, 2015

Make no mistake about it, the .357 Magnum revolver is not only at the top of the heap when it… Read More

The Taurus Judge: .45 Colt/.410 Shotshell Defender

Scott W. Wagner —October 30, 2015

I love the versatility of revolvers. For example, a .357 Magnum revolver can fire full-power .357 Magnum ammunition. That can… Read More

Reloading a Revolver with Moon Clips

Duane A. Daiker —February 17, 2012

Even in a world full of high-capacity autoloaders, many lawfully armed citizens still choose a revolver. Revolvers have… Read More

Holsters for Snubbies

Bob Campbell —November 1, 2011

Revolver Advantages Bobby Mac is a recognized specialist in snubnose revolver holsters. This pancake type offers a good… Read More

10 Quality, Lightweight Guns For Summertime

Mike Piccione —July 29, 2011

It’s been unusually hot this summer. That means you probably won’t be wearing a lot of layers. Since concealed carry… Read More

Ruger LC9: Safe Choice for Concealed Carry

Duane A. Daiker —July 1, 2011

The LCP, the SR9 Compact, the LCR and the LCR-357 are all great carry guns. But… Read More

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