GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR "HANDGUNNING"

Accessories

Two of TarnKappe Gear Shirts in blue gingham
TarnKappe Gear Shirts

Being a “gray man” is a great strategy for concealed carry. You don’t want to be the one standing out as a tactical Ninja when out and about. Better...
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A pair of Hawk Knives
The Hawk Strikes!

Rather than simply trying to “out-cool” the mainstream pack, which is the norm, Hawk Knives set specific, unique parameters or goals for what the knife...
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Comp-Tac eV2 Max Holster
Comp-Tac EV2 Max Holster

The eV2 Max adds to the eV2 model, namely two layers of tough leather. The result is a rigid backing, but the layers are also configured so the smooth sides...
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Dillon Progressive Press
Wildcatting the Dillon...

Once you start down the road of wildcatting your Dillon Progressive Press, there is no end to the possibilities.
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Practical Go-To Gear

Practical gear may fluctuate on different hunting trips, but good lights will almost always be needed at some juncture. Regardless of what you carry in your...
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A variety of Ballistol products in their notable green packaging.
The Joys of Ballistol

You experienced shooters and professional tinkerers out there likely already know many of the uses for this stuff, but for those youngsters reading this,...
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CLEANING

GUN CLEANING SUPPLIES, TIPS AND TRICKS
A variety of Ballistol products in their notable green packaging.
The Joys of Ballistol

You experienced shooters and professional tinkerers out there likely already know many of the uses for this stuff, but for those youngsters reading this,...
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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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HOLSTERS

INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND EVEN UPSIDE DOWN CARRY OPTIONS
Comp-Tac eV2 Max Holster
Comp-Tac EV2 Max Holster

The eV2 Max adds to the eV2 model, namely two layers of tough leather. The result is a rigid backing, but the layers are also configured so the smooth sides...
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Vedder Holster Wedge
Vedder Holster Wedge

Every time someone shares they’re struggling with appendix carry, I immediately ask if they’ve tried a “wedge.” The idea is you stick a piece of...
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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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KNIVES

A pair of Hawk Knives
The Hawk Strikes!

Rather than simply trying to “out-cool” the mainstream pack, which is the norm, Hawk Knives set specific, unique parameters or goals for what the knife...
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On The Cutting Edge

As I was writing this, authorities in Sydney, Australia, were still investigating a pair of bloody mid-April stabbings, including one which left six people...
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This River Cuts

White River Knives has never been a company to flood the market annually with the latest, greatest trends that may or may not play out in the cutlery...
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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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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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LIGHTS & LASERS

Practical Go-To Gear

Practical gear may fluctuate on different hunting trips, but good lights will almost always be needed at some juncture. Regardless of what you carry in your...
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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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Sights & OPTICS

BETTER OPTIONS FOR HITTING THE TARGET
The XS GUNSMITH-Series sight pusher comes as a complete kit — made in the USA!
Fast And Secure Sight...

Upgrade GLOCK sights effortlessly with XS Sights' GUNSMITH-Series Sight Pusher. Made in the USA, it simplifies installation, ensuring precision without damage.
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To Sight Or Not To Sight

Historically, the issue of using the sights on a handgun is discussed calmly to a point of which technique is better — aimed fire or pointed fire.
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Trijicon RCR fully-enclosed red dot sight
Trijicon RCR

The new Trijicon RCR encloses the important stuff in a destruction-proof housing. I’ve quite literally smashed one repeatedly into a 2x6 board and it just...
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GlockStore Slide Cutting...

Got a GLOCK? Not an MOS optics-ready version? No problem. GlockStore is offering a quick turnaround slide-cutting service to make your classic GLOCK slide...
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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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