Guns & Gear

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.

Viridian XTL: An Eyewitness in Your Holster?
Kevin Michalowski — April 8, 2019

The stress of a dynamic deadly force incident does funny things to a human’s memory. Video evidence is the gold… Read More

How to Clean Your Revolver
Kat Ainsworth — April 7, 2019

If you were to count every revolver model and variant on the market, the running tally would climb into the… Read More

Should You Carry With One in the Chamber?
Tom McHale — April 6, 2019

Baseball might be more interesting if the fielders left their gloves in the dugout until a ball was hurtling in… Read More

Top 6 Concealed Carry Tips & Techniques
Tom McHale — April 5, 2019

If you’re new to concealed carry, you have a big learning curve in front of you. While that may sound… Read More

You’re Prepared … But Is Your Hardware?
John Caile — April 5, 2019

The time to find out if your defensive tools are up to the task is long before you find yourself… Read More

Century Arms VSKA 7.62×39 Rifle: The Ultimate Semi-Auto AK
Scott W. Wagner — April 4, 2019

There is no doubt that the AR-15 — with its gazillion variants — is truly “America’s rifle.” This means that… Read More

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