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.

The Box of Holsters

Phil Elmore — May 1, 2006

Every gun owner eventually accumulates a box of not-quite-perfect holsters. If you’ve carried a concealed weapon for any… Read More

The Wilson Combat SDS

George Hill — April 1, 2006

Bill Wilson wanted to make the ultimate concealable 1911 for those with taste, to truly appreciate it. He… Read More

Folding Knife Review

Charles Ellis — April 1, 2006

From left to right: CRKT–M16 Special Forces, SOG–Flash II, SOG–Pentagon, Spyderco–Chinook, Buck–Police Advocate, Kershaw–Tactical Blur, Emerson–Reliant, Boker–AK74. The… Read More

SHOT Show 2006

George Hill — April 1, 2006

1. S&W M&P pistol with a compact light attached. 2. The Wilson Combat ADP. 3. The STI LS9… Read More

Off-Body Carry—Hidden in Plain Sight

Kevin Michalowski — April 1, 2006

A good fanny pack will easily hold a full-size auto, but there may be some question as to… Read More

Toters™ Jeans From Blackie Collins

Tim Schmidt — February 1, 2006

The pockets also have a super-deep holster panel of this same material sewn right into these main pockets. Read More