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.

Grip Safety: Yea or Nay?

One gun that I typically carry with me on a daily basis — one of my go-to concealed carry guns… Read More >

Simple Summer Carry

During hot summer months, carrying a concealed handgun goes best when carrying is simple — and by simple, I mean… Read More >

Kershaw/AL MAR AM-3 and AM-4 SpeedSafe Assisted-Opening Tactical Folding Knives

Kershaw and AL MAR are both pretty storied names in the world of cutting tools. The AL MAR company has… Read More >

All Aboard: How Do You Carry All of That?

WHEN I FIND MYSELF attending a social function during which I will have to tell people outside of this industry… Read More >

Personal Lessons on Why You Need to Clean, Maintain and Inspect Your Firearms

I thought it was me. When I heard the shot timer go off at the Steel Challenge state championships, and… Read More >

Rigging Your Fixed-Blade Knife

If you choose to carry a fixed-blade knife, rigging that knife on a static line makes a lot of sense… Read More >

Charter Arms Earthborn (Undercover) .38 Special Lightweight Revolver

Charter Arms introduced its “Undercover” revolver to the shooting world in 1964. Designed to compete directly with the Smith &… Read More >

Slim Nines, Beware!

Slim nines may be all the rage these days, but many of us still like our slim .45s. Not the… Read More >

How to Use the Clipless IWB Holster

If you are making your holster choice based on you reholstering, you might be making the wrong choice. For simplicity… Read More >

One Thing I’ve Learned About Grip

A few weeks ago, I completed the Handgun 1 and Handgun 2 training classes at Close Quarters Tactical (… Read More >

Focus on the Front Sight? Maybe. Maybe Not.

I did some shooting over the Memorial Day weekend and came away shaking my head. The reason for the headshake… Read More >

First Light USA’s TORQ Tactical Light: Multiple Utility and Lifesaving Functions

If you aren’t a member of the law enforcement tactical community, you might not have heard of the First Light… Read More >