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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.

Eastern Cousin: AK-47 for Home Defense

Bob Campbell —November 21, 2019

The AK-47 rifle can sometimes cause consternation in some of the population. That certainly isn’t the case among savvy shooters,… Read More

Buying a .380: Choosing the One for You

Scott W. Wagner —November 20, 2019

The .380 is a highly capable yet vastly underappreciated cartridge with a lot going for it. It is compact, accurate… Read More

First Look at the Springfield Hellcat

Kevin Michalowski —November 18, 2019

The defensive pistol market is pretty crowded, and companies need to have something special to rise above the noise. Springfield… Read More

Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at a Gun Show

Kat Ainsworth —November 17, 2019

Making the most of your time at a gun show might sound counterintuitive. You’re there to walk around and see… Read More

Gun Review: Kel-Tec P32 — The Start of a Concealed Carry Revolution

Scott W. Wagner —November 14, 2019

The current crop of popular locked-breech, ultra-micro .380 pistols emanated from one handgun — the .32 ACP Kel-Tec P32. Prior… Read More

.380 vs 9mm: A Comparison of Eight Handguns

Joel T. Nadler —November 13, 2019

All tactics, including choice in firearms, are a function of compromise, person and gun. My choices are not highly influenced… Read More

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