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.

Functional, Good-Looking Grips

Grips? Stocks? If we can suspend — just for a moment — which term to use when referring to the… Read More >

Taking Care of Your Guns Is Vital … and Easy

I was recently reminded of how important it is to be a conscientious gun owner. This covers a lot of… Read More >

The Remington R51 9mm: Born Again and Ready to Rock

During my short stint working retail gun sales at Vance Outdoors in Columbus, Ohio, I frequently had my eyes, and… Read More >

Your First — and Maybe Last — Gun Belt

A proper concealed carry rig — whatever keeps your gun safely secured to your person — includes gear described as… Read More >

Making My 1911 an A1 Again

The venerable 1911 series of pistols has gone through many changes in form and available calibers over its 107-year history. Read More >

Running Your Slide: You Choose!

I just got another letter asking about the “right” way to grasp a slide. The author said he had an… Read More >

Gear We Love — August/September 2018

Underwood Ammunition Underwood Ammunition Now that summer’s in full swing and millions of Americans are hitting the hiking trails… Read More >

A Key Feature of a $10 Tool

No gun or knife or tactical pen featured here today — just a $10 keychain tool that’s found its way… Read More >

Bring the Noise: Mossberg Maverick 88 Security 12-Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun

Every person who intends to guard home and hearth and kith and kin ought to have a minimum of three… Read More >

Hardened Target: EDC Ballistic Plates

Imagine you are part of the crowd of concertgoers at the country music festival in Las Vegas at the moment… Read More >

Is This Pistol Ideal?

The Ideal Conceal Pistol looks like a smartphone until you flip down the grip to reveal the trigger of a… Read More >

Streamlight Dualie Waypoint Emergency Preparedness Spotlight

Most people who have taken the time and effort to get a concealed carry permit have done so because of… Read More >

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