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.

Risk MK1 Folding Knife by Benchmade

Duane A. Daiker — November 1, 2006

The RSK is available in two sizes: the standard with a 3.44-inch blade, and the mini with a… Read More

SureFire X200 LED WeaponLight

Duane A. Daiker — November 1, 2006

Two models are available. The X200A is a 60-lumen light and the X200B is a 100-lumen light. I… Read More


Duane A. Daiker — November 1, 2006

The jackets average 40 pockets! It takes a while of wearing the garments just to find all of… Read More

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Chief’s Special 9mm

George Hill — November 1, 2006

What I really like about the CS9 is that it comes up on plane so easily and precisely. What… Read More

Sharp and Semi-Automatic

Michael S. Black — November 1, 2006

I would like to present to readers five of my own knives that I carry to be politically… Read More

Grandfather Oak Neck Holster

Duane A. Daiker — November 1, 2006

The holster is fashioned from black Kydex with very snug retention. I am constantly looking for new ways… Read More