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.

Gifts for the Gun Owners in Your Life

John Caile — November 22, 2019

It’s that time of year when many of us begin to consider what sort of presents to get for the… Read More

The ‘Mythical’ AR-15

Scott W. Wagner — November 21, 2019

There is more misinformation in the public domain about the AR-15 rifle than there has been about any firearm in… Read More

Eastern Cousin: AK Rifles for Home Defense

Bob Campbell — November 21, 2019

The AK-47 rifle can sometimes cause consternation in some of the population. That certainly isn’t the case among savvy shooters,… Read More

Buying a .380: Choosing the One for You

Scott W. Wagner — November 20, 2019

The .380 is a highly capable yet vastly underappreciated cartridge with a lot going for it. It is compact, accurate… Read More

First Look at the Springfield Hellcat

Kevin Michalowski — November 18, 2019

The defensive pistol market is pretty crowded, and companies need to have something special to rise above the noise. Springfield… Read More

Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at a Gun Show

Kat Ainsworth — November 17, 2019

Making the most of your time at a gun show might sound counterintuitive. You’re there to walk around and see… Read More