Guns & Gear

Read no-holds-barred reviews of both personal and home defense firearms and stay up-to-date on the latest concealed carry 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.

You Need EDC First-Aid Gear

You are much more likely to use first-aid gear than you are to use your gun. But those of us… Read More >

The Ultralight Executive: An Ideal 1911 .45 Carry

When I saw the bobtail frame — normally only seen on high-end 1911s — of the Remington R1 Ultralight Executive,… Read More >

Knives: For Fighting or for Opening Mail?

I once had dinner with a man who had just bought a knife company. He bought the company because, he… Read More >

Don’t Buy a Cheap Carry Belt!

Don’t go cheap when you choose a gun belt. Your belt is an integral part of your everyday carry system. Read More >

Gear We Love — January 2019

Cordair Avant Shooting Glasses MSRP: $169.97 Cordair Avant Shooting Glasses What an eye surgeon did here is remove… Read More >

5.11 Response XR2 Dual Power Tactical/Utility Flashlight

5.11 Tactical has a reputation for being a tactical clothing company. Its pants basically started the tactical clothing revolution. However,… Read More >

More to Carry? This Is Important…

The list of things you “should” be carrying every day just keeps getting longer. Of course we want you to… Read More >

New Twist on an Old Favorite: The Morale Patch Gift Exchange

For a recent get-together, I was trying to think of something fun for our group of women shooters to do. Read More >

Shoot Yourself … Go to Jail!

This type of story makes me so angry, but I use it as a cautionary tale. Don’t be like the… Read More >

Consistency Is Crucial

Consistency is the foundation of any skill and absolutely vital when it comes to carrying a firearm for personal protection. Read More >

Shoot Yourself … Face Charges

While shopping in a local Walmart on Nov. 27, 2018, an Arizona man negligently shot himself in the groin. According… Read More >

Light Show: Streamlight Roundup

One of the most misunderstood and underutilized tools in a gun owner’s toolbox is the modern flashlight. For this reason,… Read More >