CARRY OPTIONS

FROM CLASSICS TO CUTTING EDGE IN CARRY METHODS

Galco Improves On Most Popular Holsters

Galco’s latest designs include updates to the WheelGunner and the Wraith belt holsters.

Your First Time

I’ve been a firearms instructor and federally licensed gun dealer for about 12 years now and been asked a whole lot of questions about how to carry a...
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Providing Value with Values

Providing American firearms owners with value since 1990, EAA Corp has searched the world to import quality firearms from respectable international...
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Critical Defense for When...

Offering reliable expansion without the possibility of clogging, Hornady Critical Defense is the ultimate choice for concealed carry firearms and self...
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More Carry Options — Options

Our old friends from Alaska have come up with a bare minimalist holster fitting medium and large autos. Called the “Alaska EDC,”
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More Than Equal

When my editor assigned me to an upcoming concealed carry class, I cringed. Not another “ladies-only concealed carry course,” I thought. Needless to...
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American Rebel

American Rebel, designer and manufacturer of their own innovative “concealed and safe” lifestyle products for gun owners, introduced several new...
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New Products Nov/Dec 2019...

CrossBreed Holsters teamed up with Naroh Arms to develop a line of Holsters for Naroh Arms N1 pistols.
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GALCO KODIAK HUNTER

Okay, so let’s say you’ve invested $800 bucks or more in a fancy hunting revolver. Maybe put $500 worth of scope on it too. Then spent another $200 on...
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Mossberg's New 9mm MC1SC

When you think of Mossberg, I’ll wager the words coming to mind are along the lines of “tough,” “rugged,” “affordable” and “reliable.” I...
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Heizer's PK045

It may seem impossible, but here it is. A semi-auto in .45 ACP about the same size as a 9mm compact. The design is brilliant, and the materials and...
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New, Old Colt Defender ......

You know the Colt Defender. It’s a classic 1911 for concealed carry, an old-timer showing how to pack .45 ACP into a small, rough and tumble platform....
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A Betta' Beretta

In the world of defensive handguns, Beretta is a name to conjure with. And in the world of its popular Model 92, the same’s true of the name Ernest...
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How I Carry

I don’t always carry a Glock 26 in a shoulder holster, but when I do, it’s usually in a Diamond D Custom Leather rig. This good-looking, functional...

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My Backup Backup Knife

My primary knife is a folder clipped to my strong side pocket. My backup knife is a fixed blade; its location varies depending on the day/situation. And my...
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Micro-Carry

First of all, this isn’t my fault. Editorial Director and fellow conspirator here, Mike Humphries, sent me a photo of a tiny NAA revolver in a pocket...
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EDC Gear

There’s a category called “super handy gear you oughta’ always have with you” but we usually abbreviate it as Every Day Carry (EDC) gear. Carrying a...
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Off Duty Carry

When they first pinned a badge on me in 1972, carrying a gun off duty was pretty much part of the law enforcement culture. Some departments mandated it,...
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Tauris Holsters

You want custom? I can do custom!” laughed Mike Taurisano. “As a matter of fact, it’s most of what I do, and what I love best!” Mike’s been making...
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The Virtually Unsnubbable...

Smith & Wesson’s J-frame -- what many consider the quintessential snub-nose revolver -- is virtually unsnubbable. That is, you can’t fault it for...
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What I Carry: Kershaw...

Here's a favorite lightweight for light duty. The popular Kershaw Leek in orange looks great, opens with a snap, stands out in a bag or backpack or clipped...
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What I Carry: A...

I’ve almost always been the guy who carries a full-size handgun for CCW. I was willing to forego comfort for capability, wanting to make sure I had a gun...
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Other Tools at the Ready

I'm a big fan of the tactical pen. A last-ditch strike weapon, it can go virtually anywhere with you, riding innocuously in a shirt pocket. Because — it's...
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5.11 Small Kit Tool Bag

While you’re creating an all-around survival kit list, I'll bet it numbers more than 10 items. Probably at least 20. So think of what you’ll put all...
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Simply Rugged Holsters

As the story goes, Rob Leahy started making holsters at his kitchen table because he was having a difficult time finding the perfect fit for his S&W...
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What I Carry: Kahr Arms CM9

Living in a rural area finds me carrying a firearm in the truck on a daily basis. Our farm is just a few minutes' drive from our home and some type of gun...

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My Backcountry Carry Gear

We all know that guy ... the one who has a backpack or satchel or some kind of bag always with him. And it’s always packed with exactly the right piece of...
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Federal Adds Premium...

In 2018, Federal reinvented the proven Hydra-Shok bullet design with Hydra-Shok Deep in 9mm Luger. Now, it has expanded the line with new loads in 40 S&W...
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Crimson Trace Laserguard...

These days, there's almost no reason not to have a laser aiming system on your gun. Many makes and models of handguns can accommodate a laser. Many holster...
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Roy's Daily Carry Gear

“What do we carry?” feature in Handgunner. In looking back, I wasn’t surprised to note my daily carry stuff has changed a bit.
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Returning to its Roots —...

When you think of Mossberg, I bet the words that come to mind are probably along the lines of “tough,” “rugged,” “affordable,” “reliable,”...
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Two To Draw To

When kydex first appeared, the die-hard leather crowd (where I was firmly entrenched) sneered, jeered and dismissed. I was writing this column then and...
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Diamond D Leather

After meeting these great folks many years ago at a local gun show, I was struck by the sheer high quality of their work. Over the years I’ve used many of...
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Moss Custom Leather

Have you ever used a product and thought to yourself, “It’s not bad, but if it would just do this other thing, it would be great?”
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Comp-Tac Evade Holster —...

Serving as vehicles for our guns, our holsters must safely carry, conceal and protect our pistols, while also making them accessible in a moment’s notice....
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Old West Reproductions...

While I was exploring different holster designs lately, looking for an option I needed, our Esteemed Editorship asked me if I’d tried any of Rick...
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G-code

I wrote my first column on holsters for Handgunner in the Jan/Feb 1997 issue. I’ve long ago lost count of the number of holsters and associated carry...
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N82 Tactical Holsters

I’ve had the pleasure to watch this little company grow from a “Gee, we have an idea” stage to a company doing splendid work supplying honestly...
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Hiding Your Heater:

People can be ingenious when it comes to protecting their lives. There are dozens of ways of carrying a handgun, but what is important is if it works for...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Thad Rybka Holsters

Wouldn’t it be nice to purchase a product that would last forever? There’d be no need to send it back for warranty work or repair, and it’d look...
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Blade-Tech

Around 1995, if memory serves, Tim Wegner founded Blade-Tech in his garage. A classic American success story — once invested with scads of hard work,...
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Putting The "Options" In...

We get flooded with products here, and frankly, some make us scratch our heads and wonder what were they thinking? Those don’t make the cut and you...
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Personal Defense And Security

It seems the topic might be broad — and it is. What tools should you use to protect your family? Every possible tool you can find, that’s what.
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Viper Holsters

Some things coming across our desks often look like holsters, some even sorta’ act like holsters — until they wear out, lose the gun or just plain fail,...
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Carry Options: Tote It Tips

Without further fuss or fiasco, let’s focus on a hand-full of our favorite go-to carry concepts. While this isn’t everything, we like to think it helps...
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Make Mine A 'Trial' Nine

As a wee lad, I lived often with my grandparents and three good-looking aunts, especially one, a tall Northern Italian beauty with long wavy reddish hair...
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Origins Of The New S&W...

“In 1947, after retiring from the regular army and moving to Mexico City, I formed a Mexican sales company for representation of American firearms and...
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Carry Options... Options

Life is more demanding and complicated than ever before. It seems we need to pack more gear just to keep up. Remember when you just needed your pockets full...
Read Full Article Aimee Grant