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 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 >

Off-Body Carry—Hidden in Plain Sight

A good fanny pack will easily hold a full-size auto, but there may be some question as to whether… Read More >

Toters™ Jeans From Blackie Collins

The pockets also have a super-deep holster panel of this same material sewn right into these main pockets. These… Read More >

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson 3913 TSW for Concealed Carry

While S&W certainly arms a very large portion of the CWP holders in this country, it is most noticeably… Read More >

Kahr Arms PM9

The PM9’s advantage is that in spite of being so small, it remains very shootable. Many readers have e-mailed… Read More >

Kershaw Tactical Blur Knife

In the Blur configuration, you merely have to press on the thumb studs to start the blade opening and… Read More >


This version of the 229 looks much less like a military spec tool than the standard. Right off the… Read More >

Threat Solutions UCR Holster

The holster shown is Dave’s first UCR for the Ruger SP-101. I have tried a lot of inside-the-waistband (IWB)… Read More >

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