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.

Hating on Gun Shows

So many things conspire. A dozen years ago, Casey Anthony was tried for murdering her tiny daughter … and, apparently,… Read More >

The Streamlight KeyMate USB

It has been rightfully said that “big things come in small packages.” The new Streamlight KeyMate USB is clearly one… Read More >

The Point of a Tactical Pen

The point of a tactical pen is that you can always carry it. Always? Virtually, yes. But, you say, “I’m… Read More >

The Appendix Carry Conundrum

When it comes to appendix carry, there’s a bit of a conundrum. It offers a great place to hide a… Read More >

Hogue Cylinder Release Lever: Speed Up Your Revolver Reload

With the right revolver, accessories, setup (gear positioning), technique and practice, a determined revolver shooter can reload his or her… Read More >

Pistol vs. Rifle: It’s Not as Uneven as You Think

»I’LL SAY IT DIRECTLY: SOME OF YOU ARE MORE ANXIOUS about facing a rifle with nothing but your carry pistol… Read More >

TUFF Products/Sentinel Concepts A.R.B. Range Bag

There are times when collaborations between companies or manufacturers are disasters (or even just unsuccessful). Anyone remember the short-lived Colt… Read More >

The More Comfortable Cover6 Gear Holster

We’ve heard it a hundred times: A concealed carry gun is supposed to be comforting, not comfortable. In other words,… Read More >

A Gun Girl’s Wish List

I recently had the chance to attend “The Concealed Carry Fashion Show,” presented by REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition in Independence,… Read More >

Embrace Your Flashlight!

You have two friends in a deadly force situation: your gun and your flashlight. Reach for your flashlight first —… Read More >

Train with the Gun You Carry

I had the conversation again the other day. It started with, “I should do some IDPA shooting to improve my… Read More >

Streamlight Strion DS HPL Tactical Flashlight

This time of year is always an exciting one for the firearms consumer. The SHOT Show is over and all… Read More >