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.

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

Is This a Better Flashlight?
Kevin Michalowski — April 1, 2019

A tactical flashlight provides target identification and can also be used as a force option. But shooting with a hand-held… Read More

Steps in Cleaning Your 1911
Kat Ainsworth — March 31, 2019

In a world of plastic pistols and mouse guns, there’s something grounding about a 1911. A well-made 1911 is a… Read More

Where Do You Store Your Firearms?
Tim Schmidt — March 30, 2019

There are many different rules regarding when and where you can and can’t carry your firearm. Knowing how to store… Read More

What to Expect the First Time You Shoot a Handgun
Tom McHale — March 28, 2019

I wish I’d been able to shed my pride and ask someone what to expect the first time I shot… Read More

A Gun Changes Everything
Kevin Michalowski — March 28, 2019

Yes, the Second Amendment protects our right to keep and bear arms, but with every right comes tremendous personal responsibility. Read More

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