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.

Gear We Love — May/June 2018

{1} Dust Devil BBs MSRP: $12.99 for 1500 Dust Devil BBs For those shooters who elect to train indoors… Read More >

Superior Summer Carry

Appendix carry seems to be popular these days (at least that’s what I gather from the plethora of appendix carry… Read More >

The Ruger Security 9: Compact, High-Capacity, Bargain-Priced EDC Gun

“Everyday carry” is the watchword du jour for those of us who take personal self-defense seriously. The concept of EDC… Read More >

365-Days-Per-Year Concealed Carry?

SIG Sauer touts its new P365 as the gun you can carry concealed every day of the year. Few guns… Read More >

Streamlight Microstream USB Pocket Light — Just in Case

I know. I am beginning to sound like a broken record when I talk about one of the latest products… Read More >

EZ Does It! Smith & Wesson’s New .380

What do they say about the internet? Never read the comments. A few days before I sat down to write… Read More >

Concealed Carry Like a Boss

The Boss by Packin’ Neat is a multi-pocketed, holster-equipped purse insert that provides a concealed carry option for women. It… Read More >

Vintage Revolver Defense Load — Remington LSWC Target Ammo

Before you read any further, this article is not about the 158-grain lead semi-wadcutter (LSWC) hollow-point +P .38 Special load,… Read More >

Gear We Love — April 2018

{1} ESS Marathon Gunpack MSRP: $59.95 Designed for active outdoor endeavors, this belt system is a handy and comfortable way… Read More >

Bang for Your Buck

I own a lot of guns. Many of you do too. We own them not just for personal protection, but… Read More >

Mossberg Maverick HS12 Thunder Ranch Over/Under Shotgun

Immediately after an unspeakably evil shooter murdered innocent children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School with an AR-15, former… Read More >


The individual first aid kit (IFAK) is quickly becoming a key piece of everyday carry gear — and rightly so. Read More >

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