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.

Gen-G: Glock’s Generation 5 9mm

Every year, Detroit, Tokyo and Berlin roll out the window dressing for the new models. The new vehicles might have… Read More >

Dress for Success

Most of us who carry firearms outside our homes know that how we dress is about a lot more than… Read More >

Obscure and Excellent

The market forces that, at a given time, make one type of handgun more popular than another are interesting. Today,… Read More >

Show Me Your Hands!

Last fall, I traveled to Portland, Oregon, to visit the home of Crimson Trace, where I learned about the company,… Read More >

Streamlight Stylus Pro COB Tactical Utility Light

There are times that call for a true tactical light — one that puts out a lot of light power… Read More >

Keep It Simple With a DeSantis Mini Scabbard

J-frames and other snubbies aren’t just for pockets and inside-the-waistband carry. Carry one outside the waistband and you’ll enjoy one… Read More >

Gear We Love — January 2018

{1} SSP Eye Protection MSRP: $49.99 FOR TWO SETS This unit — part of the “Entiat Deluxe Bifocal Bundle” in… Read More >

Concealed Carry Options for Petite Women

I’ve written a blog post previously about holster options for larger women, and I was recently asked to… Read More >

Old Pepper Spray Still Burns

So you haven’t used your pepper spray in a decade or two? Guess what? It very likely still works and… Read More >

XS Sights F8 Night Sights

I have long been a fan of XS Sights — the XS Express Sighting Systems in particular. XS Express Sights… Read More >

Another SHOT Show Come and Gone

As I type these words, I have a pile of business cards, press credentials and various other items on my… Read More >

Generations of a Royal Legacy

Just like there are legacy guns — classics that have been around forever and which remain largely unchanged over time… Read More >

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