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.

How to Hide a Big Gun

Glock’s Model 21 is a big gun — not only in size (8.07 inches long, 1.34 inches wide, 5.51 inches… Read More >

The Appeal of Appendix: A Contrast to Crossdraw

I tend to go with proven handguns and equipment I’ve used for many years. This includes the strong-side belt scabbard,… Read More >

My $50 Charter Arms Revolver

Yep. I bought a $50 revolver. It’s a Charter Arms Undercover made in about 1969. Does that mean I think… Read More >

Not New, But Noteworthy

Gun reviews are interesting forms of communication. Usually, they feature the new, the noteworthy and the latest and greatest. That’s… Read More >

Carry a Larger, Lightweight Revolver

Lightweight revolvers are not always snub-nosed with short stocks. The Ruger LCRx weighs 15.7 ounces and sports a 3-inch barrel… Read More >

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 >

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