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.

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 >

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 >

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