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: The Springfield Ultra Compact – USCCA

Springfield’s Ultra Compact (or UC as I’ll call it from here on out) feels very good in the hand. Read More >

Book Reviews: Armed Response, The Concealed Handgun Manual, and Enemies Foreign and Domestic

Reading is something that I love to do. Unfortunately, it is difficult for me to find time to read as… Read More >

Ruger SP101

You want something that is accurate, concealable and as rugged and reliable as possible? Then consider a Ruger SP101. Read More >

Gun Review: Ruger P345R .45 for Concealed Carry

The name, “Ruger”, is legendary in the firearms industry for rugged, durable and reliable, working handguns and long guns… Read More >

Gun Review: Springfield XD Sub-Compact – USCCA

This Mini-XD is one of the best CCW choices out there right now and I wouldn’t say that unless… Read More >

A Concise Primer on Concealment Holsters

“You never have trouble if you are prepared for it.” — Theodore Roosevelt   Created especially for the popular… Read More >


The CZ 75 and the P-01 are made in the Czech Republic by Ceska Zbrojovka and imported into the… Read More >

SureFire® Lighting Solutions

Two low priced SureFire lights: the 6P and G2 Nitrolon. Photography by Teresa Daiker. If you are carrying a… Read More >

KEL-TEC P3AT: Product Update

While I mentioned it in passing, as something of interest for those that had the Kel-Tec P3AT, I hadn’t… Read More >

Magnum Research: Baby Eagle Compact Polymer & Semi-Compact Polymer

Magnum Research is a company that almost everyone knows. At least everyone knows of their flagship product, the famous… Read More >

High Noon Holsters®: Closing Argument

(Left) High Noon Holster - Closing Argument. Note the slide serration imprint on the upper tab. (Center) Closing Argument… Read More >

The Sexy Snubby

Hollywood has always considered snubbies to have a ‘sexy’ image, and we could all name a whole galaxy of… Read More >

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