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.

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

Gun Review: Kel-Tec SUB2000 .40 — Survival Carbine Extraordinaire!

Scott W. Wagner — July 4, 2019

As the 2019 summer vacation and travel season kicks into high gear, it is important to… Read More

The Holster Effect

Jessica Koth — July 2, 2019

Holsters. It’s a love-hate relationship. Everyone has an opinion on what is the best and what you should try. By the… Read More

Do You Plunk? (Options for Testing Ammo)

Beth Alcazar — July 2, 2019

Hey, responsible gun owners! Are you inspecting your ammunition before you use it? Of course we want to purchase quality… Read More