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.

The Safariland 6376: Quality, Concealable Security at an Excellent Price

The Safariland 6376 with Automatic Locking System (ALS) is one of the most solid, secure holsters you can get for… Read More >

The SCCY Finale

Enough is enough. The SCCY wins. We could continue to abuse the pistol, but why? We have tormented and tortured… Read More >

SOG-TAC California Special: A Short, Versatile Switchblade

SOG-TAC’s California Special is a California-legal automatic knife. Retailing for $134, its 1.9-inch blade is short by most measures, but… Read More >

Rock River Arms POLY 1911: Lightweight, Full-Sized Concealed Carry

There is simply no other handgun like the 1911. In fact, no other kind of gun can claim the same… Read More >

There’s More to It Than Fit

“The best gun for you is the one that will fit your hand.” I have heard this sentence (or a… Read More >

My Lone Wolf Glock

If you like all the good things about Glock pistols but want to make your Glock pistol even better, check… Read More >

It Just Fits My Hands

You’ve heard it a million times and probably said it yourself when discussing your favorite handgun: “It just fits my… Read More >

TASER Strikelight: The Rechargeable Flashlight/Stun Gun That Packs a Punch!

I have to admit this: When the TASER Strikelight was introduced a few years back, I was underwhelmed. After all,… Read More >

Would You Use a .22 for Self-Defense?

Very early on in my self-defense journey, an instructor said to me, “Use a handgun of the largest caliber you… Read More >

Holster With a T-Shirt or T-Shirt With a Holster?

Carrying a handgun under deep cover is an exercise in compromise. For more concealability, you get less accessibility. The debate… Read More >

Nevada Gunleather Upside Down Revolver Shoulder Holster

I was watching what has to be the all-time coolest police detective movie with the all-time coolest actor portraying the… Read More >

Head to Head: .32 ACP vs. .380 ACP

For those who are new to the game, “ACP” stands for “Automatic Colt Pistol.” The .32 ACP was developed by… Read More >

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