GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR "HANDGUNNING"

Accessories

Ruger Security-9

The Ruger Security-9 is arguably the best value in a domestically produced defensive handgun today. This new Ruger pistol sports plenty of whiz-bang...
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Garmin Zero C1 Pro chronograph
Moore’s Law Meets...

Moore’s Law said processing power would double approximately every 18 months. For shooters, it offers benefits, too, like the paradigm-changing Garmin...
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Simtek StealthALERT...

Safes and lockboxes are a necessity for responsible gun storage and security from theft, but wouldn’t it be great to know if someone was messing with them...
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Infinity Defense Targets

What’s heavier than paper, lighter than steel, welcomes spray paint graffiti and encourages you to shoot the crap out of it?
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60 Years Strong!

The venerable Buck 110 celebrates its 60th anniversary of non-stop production, a run that continues to defy the odds in a competitive world where the major...
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Get A Grip!

Yeah, I have my share of GLOCKs. But my first and last love is single-action revolvers. There, I’ve said it and I’m sticking to my guns (mostly in .45...
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CLEANING

GUN CLEANING SUPPLIES, TIPS AND TRICKS
Breakthrough Clean...

Breakthrough Clean Technologies' new suppressor cleaner is water-based, like its Military solvent, and contains no ammonia, but it’ll still help you get...
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OTIS Technology New...

I’ve been an OTIS Technology cleaning system fan for as long as I can remember. The innovative breech-to-muzzle cable systems made us all reconsider the...
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Spotlight New Gear...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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Shooting Iron: The Most...

S&W Model 10 Military & Police .38 Specials are point and shoot, home guns. No more practical, down-to-earth, no-nonsense handgun has ever existed.
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Georgia on My Mind and...

Dave Workman updates readers on the Georgia gubernatorial campaign and his winter leather project.
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Frankford Arsenal Tumbler
Frankford Arsenal Platinum...

Frankford Arsenal's Platinum Series Rotary Tumbler holds an impressive amount of brass, capable of cleaning up to 1,000 pieces of .223 brass at a time.
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HOLSTERS

INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND EVEN UPSIDE DOWN CARRY OPTIONS
Flat As A Pancake

A discussion of a specific class of concealment holsters, known generically as the “Pancake.” I’ve always admired the concept of the Pancake rig,...
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The S&W Fighting 500

I should receive very few arguments about using “enough gun” about this little test. Is it “too much gun?” I’d imagine your perspective on the...
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Three IWB Options from...

I think 1911 Government models get a bad rap. Sure, few would argue about their proven ability in fights, at least as far as pistols go, but there are lots...
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Restoring a Classic...

If you like old guns, you probably also like old holsters. I’ve collected a nice assortment of vintage leather over the years from digging through the box...
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Solutions for Big, Less...

Like any of us who carry a firearm for whatever reason, I need holsters. And like most of us who live the concealed carry lifestyle, I’m not a big-shot...
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Boutique Holsters

Mainstream leather companies provide a wide selection of products, from holsters to slings, cartridge carriers, and more. There are occasions when the...
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KNIVES

60 Years Strong!

The venerable Buck 110 celebrates its 60th anniversary of non-stop production, a run that continues to defy the odds in a competitive world where the major...
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Blade-Blank Build

If you’re reading this, it means you’re probably into knives. Knives serve a variety of purposes — from everyday chores to wilderness survival to...
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Army of Steel

Last time we checked in with the folks at Spartan Blades, they had formed Pineland Cutlery, Inc. with plans to expand their line by infusing more affordable...
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Brothers In Steel

There is a special bond between our U.S. Military Veterans that spans generations of dedicated service to our country through wars,
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American Tomahawk's...

Wait a tic … this does not look like any tomahawk I know. I do love the sheer handiness of the traditional Model 1 and 2 hawks
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Sharp Dressers!

Havalon Knives are well known in the hunting and fishing segments of the outdoors market for pushing the envelope of replaceable scalpel-bladed knives...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

Ruger Security-9

The Ruger Security-9 is arguably the best value in a domestically produced defensive handgun today. This new Ruger pistol sports plenty of whiz-bang...
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Streamlight TLR-8 sub

The “sub” in this one hints at its small and (extremely) light nature. Designed for compact carry guns like the GLOCK 43X and 48,
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Hung By The Lanyard Until Dead

Most consider the lanyard an asset, and if used correctly it probably is. But without an awareness of what it is, how it should be set up, and potential...
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Less-Offensive EDC Tools

We talk about firearms for self-defense, and less-lethal options to a lesser, but still respectable degree. What we never discuss is non-lethal —...
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streamlight protac 2.0 and TLR-8 Sub
Streamlight ProTac 2.0 &...

This year at SHOT Show 2023, Streamlight announced a variety of new lights for just as many purposes. Tom McHale takes a look at the three new ProTac 2.0...
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The Tactics Of Light

We shouldn’t shoot at what we can’t identify and much of what cops and even civilians do is often done in altered light environments. Some understanding...
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Sights & OPTICS

BETTER OPTIONS FOR HITTING THE TARGET
Holosun EPS Carry red dot sight
Holosun EPS Carry

Enclosed dot sight benefits now apply to compact versions, too. The Holosun EPS Carry also encloses the emitter inside a durable aluminum and glass housing...
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XS R3D 2.0 Night Sights

New stuff from XS Sights. With all the recent announcements, XS is becoming even more of the leading DIY gun upgrade company.
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XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher
A DIY You Can Actually Do...

The folks at XS Sights have made an easy DIY project more approachable and more affordable by combining upgraded sights with the tools you need to swap out...
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XS Sights Gunsmith-Series Sight Pusher
Sight Installation Done...

The XS GUNSMITH-Series Sight Pusher Kit for GLOCK is a refreshing change and a new way to tackle this sometimes challenging job.
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Wonderful Contraptions

I don’t have much use for adjustable sights on a handgun. Now that’s not the same as saying adjustable handgun sights don’t have much use.
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photo of XS Sights R3D 2.0 Night Sights & Standard Dot Revolver Sights mounted on handguns
XS Sights R3D 2.0 Night...

Never content to rest on their laurels, XS Sights' new R3D 2.0 builds on the commonsense design of the R3D, expanding the envelope with some key new ideas,...
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