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.

Gun Review: North American Arms .22LR Mini Revolver

NAA may not have pioneered automatic handguns or revolutionized lever action rifles, but they do what they do well. Read More >

OSS SOE Lapel Dagger

The best tactic was to tip-toe up behind the guard and grab him from behind in a threatening manner,… Read More >

Gun Review: The SCCY CPX-1, Great for CCW – USCCA

The CPX-1 is the first firearm offered by Skyy Industries. While the gun may bear some resemblance to other… Read More >

Gun Review Heckler & Koch P2000 – US Concealed Carry

Germany’s state police wanted a new gun, but they didn’t want a USP. So HK took the USP, put… Read More >

The Liger Gun Belt

The Liger Gun Belt is fashioned from man-made synthetics, a proprietary material called Ligerthane. I don’t pretend to know… Read More >

SureFire U2 Ultra

The U2 Ultra is adjustable to six different light output levels, from 2 to 80 lumens! If you are… Read More >

The CCW Shirt

The CCW Shirt is, in essence, a holster shirt. Finding the right holster can be a struggle. Those who… Read More >


The Armalaser is available for the Kel-Tec P-32 and P-3AT, the Kahr PM-9 and PM-40, and for Glock models. Read More >

The Box of Holsters

Every gun owner eventually accumulates a box of not-quite-perfect holsters. If you’ve carried a concealed weapon for any length… Read More >

The Wilson Combat SDS

Bill Wilson wanted to make the ultimate concealable 1911 for those with taste, to truly appreciate it. He succeeded. Read More >

Folding Knife Review

From left to right: CRKT–M16 Special Forces, SOG–Flash II, SOG–Pentagon, Spyderco–Chinook, Buck–Police Advocate, Kershaw–Tactical Blur, Emerson–Reliant, Boker–AK74. The personal,… Read More >

SHOT Show 2006

1. S&W M&P pistol with a compact light attached. 2. The Wilson Combat ADP. 3. The STI LS9 compared… Read More >

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