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.

Make Mine a Chunky Nine

If a slim nine just doesn’t cut it for you as a self-defense gun, perhaps a chunky nine will do. Read More >

How Many Guns Are Too Many Guns?

I remember years ago (in my 2A infancy) when my husband and I had a Springfield Armory XD … and… Read More >

Tourniquet Etiquette

Don’t make the use of a tourniquet too complex. Find where the blood is leaking out of the body. Place… Read More >

No Lightweight, but a Commander Nonetheless

Colt’s Lightweight Commander, an iconic handgun if there ever was one, is no lightweight. Fully loaded and resting on my… Read More >

Ruger LCR 9mm: The Ultimate CQB Snub-Nosed Revolver

A recent assignment by one of my editors at Concealed Carry Magazine, USCCA’s print publication, gave me the opportunity to… Read More >

Annie Get Your Gun … and Your Jacket

Being from Alabama, I can honestly say that I don’t wear jackets very often. I don’t own many jackets in… Read More >

Drawn to a JM4 Tactical Holster

We see magnets playing more of a role in everyday firearms use, from unique mounting and storage solutions to holster… Read More >

The Gen5 Glock 17 and 19: Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

Firearms of any given type only get one shot (pun intended) at being revolutionary. Take John M. Browning’s 1911 .45… Read More >

TUFF Products T2 Compact Flashlight: Versatile, Pocket-Friendly Mini LED

I’m always on the lookout for tactical lighting products I think our readers will find beneficial and useful to up… Read More >

Charter Arms Earthborn

The Charter Arms Earthborn Undercover Lite (MSRP $422) weighs a mere 12 ounces unloaded and just over 16.5 ounces when… Read More >

Single-Action Autos and “Cocked and Locked” Carry

I have been carrying the Iver Johnson Hard Chrome .38 Super 1911A1 (that I reviewed a few weeks ago) as… Read More >

Hogue Bantam Style Grip

When you have a 3-inch-barreled Smith & Wesson 686+ in hand, loaded with seven rounds of .357 Magnum, there’s not… Read More >

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