GEAR

THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR "HANDGUNNING"

Accessories

bluegrass targets

The Imagesmith Rob Jones, who takes all those snazzy photos for our cover features, turned me on to a new company,
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s.o.l. fire...

No more worrying about being down to your last match — the Fire Lite Fuel-Free Lighter from Survive Outdoors Longer combines technology with necessity.
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Enhance Your...

Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington shows how easy it is to upgrade your Springfield Armory Hellcat by changing out the factory trigger for the APEX...
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New Products...

Good things come in small packages. That’s true for GiantMouse Knives’ Riv, a compact folder in the company’s ACE line of folding knives.
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barrelbuddy push...

After seeing the two inventors of BarrelBuddy demonstrate their product at a writer’s conference, I knew I wanted to try it.
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Fermin C....

“Front sight, press” is the mantra for handgun accuracy. It’s pounded, repeated and emphasized during all training classes worth their salt
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CLEANING

GUN CLEANING SUPPLIES, TIPS AND TRICKS
Bore-Max Bore Foam

I got an H&R Plainsmen bolt-action .22LR on my eighth birthday. Proud as punch of my new gun, I was determined to take care of it,
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Ballistol: 1,001...

Over 30 years ago, I discovered the benefits of Ballistol oil. If ever there was a “do-it-all” snake oil, Ballistol would be it, but it actually does...
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We hate it but...

Cleaning guns is part of the process and American Handgunner's Roy Huntington has some recommendations on how to get started and build up a good...
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Real Avid Makes...

Proper care and cleaning of our guns is paramount to their performance, reliability and functionality. Some are born to tinker, while others would just as...
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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?
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5.11 Small Kit...

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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HOLSTERS

INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND EVEN UPSIDE DOWN CARRY OPTIONS
Exotic Carry...

While steerhide has been the traditional choice among gun men and women, now and then, concealed carriers want something different for that “one special...
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Holster Drawer Wars

Among those of us who carry, the collection of unused holsters is a universal problem. For me it’s four drawers, stuffed to the gills. As an instructor...
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New Products...

Good things come in small packages. That’s true for GiantMouse Knives’ Riv, a compact folder in the company’s ACE line of folding knives.
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Chest Is Best...

Whether haulin’ hoglegs, or heavy hammers of any persuasion, chest is best for your handgun rig! Anyone who’s carried a heavy handgun knows this!
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1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom Holster
Make Your Own...

American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale shows how to make your own custom holster to fit a gun of your choice with the 1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom Holster.
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Common Concealed...

Like many of you, I’ve got boxes of misfit holsters. Mind you, they’re not necessarily bad products, they just didn’t work for me for one reason or...
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KNIVES

Soaring Hawks!

While the general populace associates tomahawks with the American Indians and the frontier wars that have been depicted in Western movies for decades,
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TOPS Hornero...

Sourdoughs of the Yukon identified “greenhorns” by the telltale sign of the blade they carried. The bigger the blade, the greener the “tenderfoot.”
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Bear Ops Bold...

Everyone needs a knife! No one should leave their house without one. Knives are used daily for the routine cutting of boxes, strings, or those frustrating...
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New Products...

Good things come in small packages. That’s true for GiantMouse Knives’ Riv, a compact folder in the company’s ACE line of folding knives.
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Endless Edges!

For 22 years TOPS Knives has been generating hot knife designs with a relentless passion few other manufacturers can match.
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CRKT Nirk Tighe Green
Three New CRKT...

Like the KelTec of knives, Columbia River Knife and Tool — better known as CRKT — is known for their unique blade designs. Among CRKT’s new offerings...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

Maglite Bundle Packs

Let there be light! Everyone needs a good flashlight for many reasons — security being at the top of the list.
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Streamlight Wedge in hand with everyday carry gear
Streamlight...

When selecting an EDC flashlight, one can feel a bit like Goldilocks. Balancing physical size with ample brightness and intuitive features, Streamlight...
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Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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250 Lumens of...

A long-time fan of flashlights, Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington takes another First Look at Streamlight's do-it-all Microstream USB Rechargeable...
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Let There Be Light

Evil loves the darkness while good rejoices in the light.” Obviously, this is metaphorical, but there’s literal truth.
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Nightstick...

Make no mistake about it, a two-handed grip on a handgun is more accurate than a wavering one-handed grip.
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Sights & OPTICS

BETTER OPTIONS FOR HITTING THE TARGET
Springfield Armory Hellcat RDP in hand
New Springfield...

In a dual announcement of new products for 2021, Springfield Armory has announced the new Hellcat RDP (Rapid Defense Package) and a new optics project...
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Trijicon DI Night Sights on Smith & Wesson M&P handgun
Trijicon DI...

Engineered to give shooters both daylight and nighttime brightness, Trijicon’s new DI Night Sights combine the best features of tritium and fiber...
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TRUGLO Tru-Tec Micro

TRUGLO has been an innovator in the fiber optic/red dot sight market for over 25 years.
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New Products...

Smith & Wesson has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4" OR.
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Leupold DeltaPoint Micro
Leupold...

A new take on the Leupold DeltaPoint series, and red dots in general, the new DeltaPoint Micro is an enclosed, compact and low-profile red dot designed...
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Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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