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.

BP380CC: Spec’d Out for Fun

Bersa’s polymer .380 concealed carry pistol could replace your plinker as the fun gun in your arsenal. At the same… Read More >

Kahr CW380 Black Carbon Fiber: Deep Cover Micro Pistol

Kahr Arms has been manufacturing finely crafted semi-automatic defensive handguns since 1995 — without enough fanfare, as far as I’m… Read More >

Pocket Carry: Is It Right for You?

Two things make concealed carry effective: concealment and access. Your gun needs to be out of sight until you need… Read More >

Be Sure, Not Sorry

Any piece of mechanical equipment needs preparation and maintenance, especially if it may one day be needed in an emergency. Read More >

Holsters: There Can Be Only One … or Not?

Cautiously, I opened the lid to the large, overstuffed container, trying carefully to avoid the jack-in-the-box explosion that I expected… Read More >

Five to Stay Alive

This Springfield Armory XD-S sports a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 7 inches. And with a grip width… Read More >

Flint River Armory CSA45: Short Piston .45 ACP AR-Style Carbine

Starting in the mid-1980s, semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbines became quite popular, particularly in law enforcement circles. While Colt AR-15s were available,… Read More >

Iver Johnson Arms Hard Chrome 1911A1 .38 Super Automatic

The original Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was a storied name in the history of inexpensive… Read More >

One of the Mightiest Pens

Tuff Writer’s Flamed Titanium Pen offers a writing instrument ten times as tough as it is good looking. Measuring 6… Read More >

Running and Gunning!

Being active with a concealed firearm sometimes poses a challenge, but the Marathon GunPack from Elite Survival Systems gives you… Read More >

Colt 1903 Hammerless General Officer’s Pocket Pistol: Rebirth of a Warrior

I first saw the prototype of the Colt 1903 Hammerless General Officer’s Pocket Pistol at the Colt booth at a… Read More >

Walkers Razor XV: Not Just Hearing Protection

The around-the-neck, retractable-earbud-equipped Walkers Razor XV retails for $159.99 but takes hearing protection to a whole other level, including enhancing… Read More >

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