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.

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson 640 Concealed Carry Revolver

George Hill — July 1, 2005

This is the S&W 640. It is a small gun chambered for the .357 Magnum. Some people have… Read More

High Noon Holster’s Slide Guard

Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. — July 1, 2005

The High Noon Slide Guard is a strong side, two-slotted, open-topped, pancake style, belt holster that comes in… Read More

Gun Review: The Springfield Ultra Compact – USCCA

George Hill — May 1, 2005

Springfield’s Ultra Compact (or UC as I’ll call it from here on out) feels very good in the… Read More

Book Reviews: Armed Response, The Concealed Handgun Manual, and Enemies Foreign and Domestic

Tim Schmidt — April 1, 2005

Reading is something that I love to do. Unfortunately, it is difficult for me to find time to read as… Read More

Ruger SP101

George Hill — April 1, 2005

You want something that is accurate, concealable and as rugged and reliable as possible? Then consider a Ruger… Read More

Gun Review: Ruger P345R .45 for Concealed Carry

Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. — February 1, 2005

The name, “Ruger”, is legendary in the firearms industry for rugged, durable and reliable, working handguns and long… Read More