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.

Gun Belt Basics

Kat Ainsworth — July 23, 2019

One of the most egregious gear errors consistently popping up on social media is the lack of a good gun… Read More

Galco Fletch High Ride Belt Holster for OWB

Scott W. Wagner — July 18, 2019

There are three main qualities you should consider when selecting any type of concealment holster system. Read More

Gun Review: Ruger Security-9 Compact 9mm

Bob Campbell — July 13, 2019

Sturm, Ruger & Co. have earned a well-deserved reputation for workmanlike, reliable firearms. Ruger has armed Americans for decades, even… Read More

Do You Remember Your First ‘Big’ Handgun?

Kevin Michalowski — July 11, 2019

It must have been right around 1979. Apparently, my father had been thinking about buying a revolver for some time,… Read More

Make That Holster Your Own!

Kevin Michalowski — July 8, 2019

The goal of a good holster is to secure the firearm and make it easy to access. Still, we all… Read More

Concealed Carry: Gun vs. Knife

John Caile — July 5, 2019

Most men and women who carry a firearm for personal protection have heard the old saying: “Never bring a knife… Read More