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.

Kahr Arms PM9

George Hill — February 1, 2006

The PM9’s advantage is that in spite of being so small, it remains very shootable. Many readers have… Read More

Kershaw Tactical Blur Knife

Duane A. Daiker — January 1, 2006

In the Blur configuration, you merely have to press on the thumb studs to start the blade opening… Read More

Threat Solutions UCR Holster

Duane A. Daiker — January 1, 2006

The holster shown is Dave’s first UCR for the Ruger SP-101. I have tried a lot of inside-the-waistband… Read More


George Hill — January 1, 2006

This version of the 229 looks much less like a military spec tool than the standard. Right off… Read More

SureFire Alpha Knife

Duane A. Daiker — January 1, 2006

Everything about this knife is large. SureFire, well known for high quality illumination tools, has entered the knife… Read More

Sigarms® SigTac® Concealed Carry Jacket

Tim Schmidt — January 1, 2006

1. The Sigarms SigTac concealed carry jacket is “built tough,” yet very good looking. 2. Tim shows off… Read More