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 DeSantis Mini Scabbard: Minimal Size with Maximum Function

Ever since I’ve had the Bond Arms Bullpup 9 to work with, I have been searching for additional holsters for… Read More >

Good Holster Matches for the FMK 9C1 G2

New gun manufacturers — and new guns — are great, but sometimes it takes a while for holster manufacturers to… Read More >

Concealed Carry’s Unsung Hero

The unsung hero of an effective concealed carry rig isn’t the type or size of gun you carry. It’s not… Read More >

SOG SOGzilla Tactical/Utility Knife: Outstanding Buy at $19.99!

As I look for products that I think will be of interest to our readers, I try to make sure… Read More >

What Caliber Do You Want to Get Shot With?

The correct answer is: none of them. I didn’t say you had to choose one caliber to get shot with. Read More >

MultiHolsters Elite Quick Ship IWB Holster

A MultiHolsters Elite Quick Ship IWB holster retails for $59.95 and is ready-to-order from the company’s website for most of… Read More >

SIG P320 and 1911 Spartan CO2 Pistols: Indoor/Outdoor “Real Deal” Understudies

At one time in the not too distant past, the term “understudy” (or “sub-caliber”) handgun (or rifle) meant a firearm… Read More >

Long-Term Review: Fort Knox Original Pistol Box

It’s been in my service for years: a Fort Knox Original Pistol Box. In it resides a Smith & Wesson… Read More >

Ninja Nate Woodworking Cocobolo Wood Kubotan

Kubotan — The Kubotan is a genericized trademark for a self-defense weapon developed by Takayuki Kubota in the 1960s. The principal targets in self-defense include… Read More >

Train With That 1911

The question has been asked: Is the 1911 an effective defensive platform? Well, yes it is. The pistol may not… Read More >

Talons for Your Shield

A couple weeks ago, I complained about the texture of the stocks on my Smith & Wesson Shield .45 Compact. Read More >

Are You Fully Dressed?

We in the gun community tend to use a lot of jargon. Do you know what EDC stands for? How… Read More >

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