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.

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

The Wilderness Safepacker

Duane A. Daiker — August 1, 2006

The Safepacker comes in various sizes to accommodate nearly any gun, including the J-frame snubby. The Safepacker from… Read More

XS Sight Systems

Todd Burgreen — August 1, 2006

S&W640 with Big Dot Tritium front sight (RV-0001N-3) What do you think of when the term “express sight”… Read More

Del Fatti Pocket Holster

Duane A. Daiker — August 1, 2006

There are two other things you need to know about Del Fatti holsters. First, they are not inexpensive,… Read More