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.

Tyler T-Grip

Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2008

Tyler T-Grip for S&W J-Frame The revolver T-Grip by Tyler Manufacturing is a truly classic accessory that has… Read More


Steve Henigson — February 1, 2008

Left: The “Universal” Clipdraw, semi-auto version. Note that we had to shorten the base plate to fit. Right:… Read More

An Ugly Gun You Can Love

Michael Tan — February 1, 2008

The XD-45 Compact comes with a 10-round magazine and a 13-round magazine. A review of the XD-45 compact. Read More

SureFire Echo

Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2008

The Echo is a simple fixed blade that just works. The Micarta handles offer a secure grip that… Read More

Hogue Exotic Hardwood Grips

Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2008

Hogue Pau Ferro Compact Grips Wood grips are traditional, look great, and are very functional. Don’t get me… Read More

Boker Subcom F

Duane A. Daiker — February 1, 2008

The Subcom falls into the category of a “go anywhere” utility knife that is not tactical, but is… Read More