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.

Mika’s Pocket Holsters

Steve Henigson — October 1, 2006

Left: Mika’s Pocket Holster for my Semmerling LM-4. Yes, it’s for my right hand. Center: My fingers slide… Read More

Self Defense Ammo: The Search for the Magic Bullet

Tony Walker — October 1, 2006

The thing to remember is that most criminals are cowards. They don’t want to get shot, and the… Read More

Lasers for Concealed Carry

Duane A. Daiker — October 1, 2006

Laser sights for handguns offer a lot of tactical advantages worth considering. I remember the first time I… Read More

Gear Review: Bianchi Speed Strips

Duane A. Daiker — August 1, 2006

The Speed Strip is a flat piece of black, flexible plastic that securely holds 6 rounds of .38… Read More

A Better Holster

Tim Schmidt — August 1, 2006

(Left) The tight fit of the shirt fabric allows for a very securely hold weapon. (Right) The concealment… Read More

Crimson Trace LG-405 Lasergrips

Duane A. Daiker — August 1, 2006

…the 405s also include a master “on-off” switch hidden on the bottom of the grip, which is nice… Read More