MISCELLANEOUS GEAR

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....
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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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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...
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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?
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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...
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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...
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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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Real Avid 4-In-1 Tool for...

The 4-in-1 Tool for Glock from Real Avid sets the new standard for multi-tools for guns. This compact tool holds four essential tools for any Glock owner....
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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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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...
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Exclusive: Ed Brown...

Ed Brown Products arguably makes one of the best 1911’s on the market. For over 50 years, Ed Brown has been a competitor, tool and die maker and...

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More with Less? Krytos...

Look, we all know the Glock is popular. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s affordable and it goes bang every time you need it to. But, notwithstanding Glock’s...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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1911 accoutrements

The 1911 platform is a labor of love, and every love relationship has its ups and downs — requiring maintenance. Owning a 1911 brings with it a choice of...
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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...
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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...
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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 —...
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Ammo Armor

I recently spotted some info on a product called “Ammo Armor,” an affordably priced polymer casing available for a wide range of autopistol magazines....
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PT Magz EZ Speed Loader

Okay, this isn’t exactly a “speed loader” like you might picture in your mind. Think of it as more of a “1911 magazine with a built-in way to load...
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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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Safariland Liberator HP

I’ll just say it: If you don’t use electronic muffs of some sort at the range or during training or teaching, you’re missing out — literally....
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Champagne Taste On A Beer...

Whether we fancy ourselves collectors, shooters, hunters or any combination of these, our typical answer to “How many guns do you need?” is “Just one...
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Every Day Carry

The commitment to carry a defensive gun daily is a significant one. If you’re new to it, you’ll soon find it can literally weigh you down. If you’re...
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Safety, Security, Lights &...

The LightTuck by Vedder Holsters offers maximum comfort and style by being highly customizable. All LightTuck holsters are available in 85+ colors/patterns...
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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...
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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...
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LensPen

The LensPen is something I’ve been using for years and this is the latest iteration. It uses what they call “molecular carbon cleaning technology” and...
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New Products Nov/Dec 2018...

Alien Gear Holsters’ ShapeShift Modular Holster System is now compatible with two additional handguns: the Springfield XD 3.3" .45 and the H&K VP9....
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Weekender Kit

Birchwood Casey’s “Weekender Professional Gunsmith Kit” also works for we mere mortal-amateurs. If you tend to wrench on your pistolas or wrangle your...
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Exclusive: Laser Rifles...

At high power, lasers are deadly light sources. Truck-mounted, airborne and ship-based lasers with ten to more than a thousand horsepower have shot down...
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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...
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Accessories: Handgunner...

Tired of wasting you hard-earned cash on gear that just takes up space? So am I! Here are a few of my space-saving favorites. Not only are these easy to...
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Mag Coupler

Let me start off by saying all of you living in states such as California have my utmost sympathy regarding gun rights. I often cringe when I see some...
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New Products Sept/Oct 2018...

Samson Mfg.’s Pocket Comp fits 1/2×28 threaded barrels. Since it matches the contours of the S&W 9mm Shield, it actually looks like an extension of the...
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Catch 22 Dispenser

I stopped by to visit Marble Arms (think: rifle sights, etc.) at the SHOT show this year and after admiring all the very cool retro-sight and accessory...
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Seeing Is Believing

I have a terrible weak spot for high quality optics. That’s historically been my downfall when it comes to binocs, scopes, spotting scopes, magnifying...
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Close Look: 1911 Goodies

So, you’ve finally gotten your dream-1911 and have cleaned it to within an inch of it’s 100+-year-old life. Your significant other is giving you “the...
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SHOT 2018 Product Highlights

Can you say 1,800 exhibitors and tens of thousands of new products? Can you say overwhelming? Can you say sore feet? Can you say “Stop saying can you...
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Basic Pocket Mag Pouch

The Wilderness Tactical in Arizona has been in business for decades, and is justly famous for their classic “Instructor” belt because they invented the...
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OT Defense Stippling Kit

We’ve covered OT’s nifty stippling kits before, but Micah, the young military vet owner, is so full of energy and eager to listen to how to grow his...
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Clinger V2 Ultra-Conceal OWB

Can you say “thousands?” That’s how many different holsters and ideas are out there today. How do you make sense of it all? One way, is to look at it...
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Shield RMS-W Red Dot Sight

RMS (Reflex Mini Sight) accessory sights are rapidly gaining popularity in the shooting world, and for good reason. What’s not to like about instantaneous...
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Exclusive: Giving Thanks...

Our Thanksgiving traditions include a visit to central Ohio to visit family. And their Thanksgiving traditions include a pre-Thanksgiving feast trail walk...

Tags: knife, Muck Boots, Native,...

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...

Tags: American Handgunner, DIY,...

SB Tactical SBPDW

Look, we all know MSR-based pistols are way cool. But, are they practical? They can be big, heavy, loud and sometimes difficult to shoot. Heck, who are we...

Tags: Gunny Sack, SB Tactical,...

Accurizer Sealant Kit

Put your thinking cap on for this one. The vast majority of commercial ammo (including those sold to law enforcement) is not sealed. During my police career...

Tags: Accurizer, Gunny Sack, Sealant...

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...

Tags: Bags, Fenix, Firesteel Knives,...

More with Less? Krytos...

Look, we all know the Glock is popular. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s affordable and it goes bang every time you need it to. But, notwithstanding Glock’s...

Tags: 9mm, glock, Glock 17, Glock 19...

A Close Look At: Sights &...

Technology is exploding and much of that forward thinking in our industry is geared toward making sights and shooting easier for we boomers. If you’re...

Tags: Advantage Tactical Sights,...

A Close Look At: Personal...

Personal defense is different for everyone, so for this quick look I sorta’ sampled something off of different shelves. Keep thinking outside of your...

Tags: D'Wedge, EOTech, Guard Dog,...

A Close Look At: Defense &...

If you’re reading Handgunner, you’ve likely already committed yourself to assuring the safety of your loved ones by putting what you read into practice...

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A Close Look At Competition

Competition shooting has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, and manufacturers continue to push the envelope when it comes to introducing...

Tags: Blade Tech, Comp-Tac,...