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.

Hiding in Plain Sight With Cacharme

The Cacharme Concealed Carry Jacket allows you to hide your gun completely without the need for tactical-looking clothing. This good-looking… Read More >

Top Five Magazine Holsters

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: These are great days for handgun owners — especially those who… Read More >

Tyler T-Grip Revolver Grip Adaptor: Bridging the Revolver Grip Gap

I started shooting defensive and combat handguns back when nearly all of them were steel with wooden grips. Combat revolvers… Read More >

Sometimes Reason Has Nothing to Do With It

Have you ever done something so irrational that you can’t for the life of you figure out why you decided… Read More >

The Apex of Upgrades

Glocks are some of the most easily field-stripped pistols on the market today. They’re able to be detail-stripped, too —… Read More >

Three for Three: Compact .45 Countdown

Some days, a single-stack 9 just won’t do. Don’t get me wrong — I carry my share of skinny 9s,… Read More >

Bland, Basic, Boring and Black

Not too long ago, I was working with a group of USCCA Instructor candidates, watching them as they endeavored to… Read More >

The Proper Use of a Shoulder Holster

They’ve been around for a while. Don Johnson made them famous again in the 1980s. Shoulder holsters offer real benefits… Read More >

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact

Smith & Wesson continues to innovate and refine its handgun product line to meet the demands of the shooting public. Read More >

The Other Tool That Can (Help) Save Your Life

Of all the tools we imagine can save our lives, precisely zero of them will do that. A tool, after… Read More >

When Form Serves Function

I’m not too big on form or style, especially when it comes to concealed carry gun holsters and belts. After… Read More >

Is That a Gun on Your Belt?

Concealed carry means your gun should stay hidden until it is needed to save a life. But what should you… Read More >

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