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.

Selecting the Right Load This Winter

Bob Campbell — January 9, 2020

The winter will drastically change your everyday carry gear, whether by forcing you to add layers and compromising your ability… Read More

CrossBreed’s New Reckoning Holster

Kevin Michalowski — January 6, 2020

CrossBreed is famous for innovative hybrid holsters, and its Reckoning holster offers several innovations that move it even closer to… Read More

Backup Gun Carry Options

Scott W. Wagner — January 2, 2020

It wasn’t until I had three or so years on the job as a cop that I began to carry… Read More

Mounting a Sightmark Red Dot

Kevin Michalowski — December 30, 2019

Red dot sights are all the rage on pistols these days, but they often require some extra work when it… Read More

My 2020 Wish List!

Scott W. Wagner — December 26, 2019

As we exit 2019, I was tasked to come up with a list of gear or items I would like… Read More

‘O AR-15’ — A New Christmas Poem

Beth Alcazar — December 24, 2019

In 2015, I penned my re-envisioning of Clement C. Moore’s infamous Night Before Christmas poem. My version included several 2A… Read More