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.

Carolina Custom Foam: Functional Custom Art for Firearms

I try to do Christmas shopping all year round, and I’ll purchase a little something here and there whenever I… Read More >

Bright Ideas for a Folding Knife

BriteStrike’s Brite-Blade Tactical Lighted Survival Knife puts the functionality of a multi-tool — including a small, 45-lumen mini flashlight —… Read More >

Stop Telling People What Gun They ‘Must’ Buy!

In more than two decades in this business, I will admit that I have, in the past, made the mistake… Read More >

ArachniGRIP Slide Spider: Grip Enhancer for Your Pistol’s Slide

Sometimes the smallest, most inexpensive things can make a huge difference, whether in day-to-day tasks or more complicated procedures such… Read More >

Gear We Love — October 2018

Pac Mag Magnet Pac Mag Magnet Pachmayr, one of the most respected names in handgunning, is offering a firearm-specific… Read More >

A Word About Hot Brass!

Deal with it! Don’t be a sissy! Take the pain. Hot brass burns, but the burn is not nearly as… Read More >

Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style .45: Compact Carry Pistol With a ‘Sunday Punch’

Ruger has been producing its SR1911 pistol series since 2011, which is rather fitting. Debuting a line of 1911 pistols… Read More >

The Oldest Holster

The oldest holster in my possession is the Fobus paddle holster pictured here. In it resides my trusty Smith &… Read More >

A Foregone Conclusion: How to Safely Transport Four Guns

Most range bags are fine for simply carrying a gun back and forth from home to the range, but at… Read More >

Birchwood Casey Super Bright Touch-Up Sight Pens

Back in 1980, when I entered law enforcement and began extensive handgun training, handgun sights were much like the Model… Read More >

Not Just Packin’ … Packin’ Neat

I’ve mentioned before that I am an organization nut. “A place for everything and everything in its place” would truly… Read More >

Clearing a Cover Garment

As the weather gets cooler, we usually add an extra layer of clothing. That layer is just one more thing… Read More >

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