GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR "HANDGUNNING"

The Next Generation Of Ammunition

Inceptor’s ARX Preferred Defense Line of ammunition leverages the latest technologies to create the next generation of defense.

The .40 S&W: Too Strong or...

While the price of Maseratis has not risen as fast as the cost of health insurance under the oddly named Affordable Care Act, I’m resigned to live without...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
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...
Read Full Article Sam Fadala
amtac blades northman

Old friend Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills ammo and I had a good visit at the last SHOT Show. While we chatted, Jeff said, “Oh, let me show you this cool...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Non-Essential Essentials

All of my straight-walled sixgun cartridges are sized with carbide sizing dies. Those that are not are first sprayed with Hornady One Shot Case Lube. This...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Aimpoint Acro P-1

I’ll admit to liking the challenge of shooting with iron sights, but I’m hardheaded. Nothing’s more satisfying knowing you’ve lined up your front...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
FATHER’S DAY TOP 10 DIY...

Looking to get just the right gift for the father in your life? Is he a handy guy who likes to tinker on projects and gets a huge kick out of building or...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
VersaCarry Compound IWB...

The camp you subscribe to is telling of your character, or lack thereof. Obviously, the “other” camp is just plain ignorant about the subject matter,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
ZEV Technologies:...

It would make no sense and strike as arrogant to assume refinements to GLOCK striker-fired handguns would not benefit the user after nearly 40 years of...
Read Full Article Todd Burgreen
Safely Practice With Your Gun

You can train with a blue gun or a red gun but it won’t be your gun. But when you do non-shooting training drills with your gun — a real gun —

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Tops' Chef!

The outdoor and culinary cutlery markets are growing by leaps and bounds with many companies trying to expand their horizons. One, however, has made an...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Help For Hurting Hands

Sooner or later age catches up with all of us. For some of us, ailments such as arthritis, bursitis or neuropathy affect our ability to shoot any kind of...
Read Full Article David Freeman
Norma Now Offers...

An all-around performer for concealed carry and home defense, Norma's MHP in 9mm Luger delivers reliable expansion, weight retention and accuracy.
Read Full Article admin
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Clenzoil

I know, I know … another gun cleaner/lube/preserver. But this time, I can attest to something I can’t always say about others I’ve tested and written...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Bleeding Control Kit

When I first saw this pitched to me in an email from a marketing firm, I thought it was silly. I mean, who needs a first aid kit that talks to you?
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Target Vision

I’ve toyed with a few of the camera systems out there and will be the first to admit early on I didn’t understand the need. A good spotting scope does...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Exclusive: HiViZ H3...

Front sights provide direction, while rear sights allow us to fine-tune our aim. In combat or other shooting scenarios, the mantra is, “Front sight,...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Living Archive: The 9mm Myth

“If you prefer a flat handgun that is easier to conceal and carries more rounds than a revolver, you have only to take your pick from the large array of...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
What I Carry: Mike’s...

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...

Read Full Article Michael Humphries
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...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Comp-Tac “Warrior With...

Tactics aside, a pistol-mounted light is one of the most functional accessories you can add to your shooter. What’s better than having a light source to...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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 much....
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Speedloading Handguns...

Thumbing (electronically) through the July/August 1982 issue of American Handgunner, the editor's note at the end of the "Speedloading Handguns Takes Skill"...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
InvictaSafe Secure Display

Hey, we all love our guns, right? And most of us have at least one or two “special” guns we consider working pieces of art.
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Range Bags

Have I ever driven to the range, started setting up on a shooting bench, and found I’d forgotten an important item of shooting gear? Are you kidding?...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Cultery Showcase

Pocket power means more than a 9mm! Shooters almost always have a cutter stashed away in a handy spot — and likely more than one. Check out this sterling...
Read Full Article Handgunner Staff
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...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
New Products July/August...

Manikomio is a field knife from Krudo Knives. Manikomio means “insane asylum” and the blade is named as such because it is “insanely sleek.” The...
Read Full Article GUNS Staff
There's No Bad Weather

The title originated while looking at a two cycle, straight-pipe mountain wilderness pollution machine. I commented to the owner I was no longer up to the...
Read Full Article Ray Fleck
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...

Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
New Products May/June 2019

The lightweight, wraparound frame design of Howard Leight UVEX Hypershock shooting glasses offers high-impact, scratch-resistant protection with streamlined...
Read Full Article Handgunner Staff
Holster Fun

The great new reference book on 20th century holster development entitled Holstory by R.E.D. Nichols and John Witty introduces us to the NYC school of...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Phone Skope

What’s your phone have to do with a scope? Lots, actually. When I saw this at an NSSF event introducing new companies to the SHOT Show, I knew I had to...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
New Products March/April...

The Project Stealth gun holster series by 1791 Gunleather combines American native steerhide with state-of-the-art carbon fiber. In a Project Stealth...
Read Full Article Handgunner Staff
N.C. ORDNANCE PYTHON GRIPS

The Colt Python is more than a gun, it’s an icon. From its graceful serpentine lines to its enviable capabilities, to its utter rarity these days — and...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Pistol Slicker

Alpine products is well known for their “Spudz” micro-fiber lens cleaning cloth riding in its own little bag with a clip. I’ve used them for years and...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
WILDERNESS MICRO DUFFLE

Like pictures of fawns and baby otters, some things just nudge the “cute” meter. And since wife Suzi is all about “all-things purple” as many ladies...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
EDC Meets Bug Out Bag

We’re not talking end of the world stuff here, just those mostly annoying pitfalls we stumble into going to work, taking the trash out or when the...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Holster Fun: The Pig Hunter

Hollywood holster maker Andy Anderson was an early handgun hunter. Naturally he used gun belts and holsters of his own design and manufacture. For handgun...
Read Full Article Bob Arganbright
Adjusting Fixed Sights

We recently heard from a gentleman who was having trouble regulating the sights on his revolver. In short, things did not go well, and he was looking for...
Read Full Article Ted Yost
Handgunner's Gift Guide

Here is our annual compendium of conscientious consensus of what’s cool for you and your shooting buds. Take the cap off your highlighter and get to work...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Making Better — Even Better

Until I wrote this, I didn’t realize how much of a Smith & Wesson fan I am. I knew I had a lot of their guns and liked them, but it really struck home...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
The Leading Edge

As Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) celebrates its 25th anniversary in the cutlery business, it still seems like they’re a relatively new business....
Read Full Article Pat Covert
New Products Jan/Feb 2019...

Work Sharp’s Pocket Knife Sharpener offers complete field sharpening for all knife types and blade steels. It is lightweight, compact and easily stows in...
Read Full Article Handgunner Staff
Fenix TK15 Ultimate...

Not too long ago, a thousand-lumen flashlight that fits in your pocket and costs less than $100 would’ve been a laughable suggestion. Throw in LED...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Throat-Choke Is No Joke

I love Ruger revolvers, especially those chambered in .45 Colt. Built tough and able to withstand pressures most other guns can’t, doesn’t mean...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Viridian Weapon-Mounted...

Viridian Weapon Technologies has announced the availability of two new weapon-mounted accessories for the Sig Sauer® P365. TheREACTOR® R5 Gen 2 Green...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Streak Ammo

Ammo Inc. — which has been around making more conventional but very high quality ammo for some time — has announced their new non-incendiary tracer...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Dualie Wayport Light

How many flashlights are enough? Um … uh … about 150. At least at a minimum. But if you don’t have the “flashlight gene” like so many of us do,...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
A Close Look: Revolver Extras

Whenever I hear someone say, “Oh, revolvers? They’re dead …” I always think of the hundreds of letters I get from you wanting more about them. You...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
The Tradition Continues

Acutlery company doesn’t get to be over 125 years old by sitting on its laurels unless they make a great product, and even then they must change with the...
Read Full Article Pat Covert
Behind the Scenes: A...

I’ve written about my young friend, Dusty here, who has gotten his custom gunsmithing business off the ground and is doing well. He has a back-log of...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
MGM Steel Challenge Rack

We just loved shooting runs on this rack when family was visiting not too long ago. MGM also calls it a “A plate rack in a bucket” for good reasons —...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
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...
Read Full Article Aimee Grant