Welcome to GHG

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Quick Start

Welcome to GHG, otherwise known as GunsHolstersAndGear.com.  We are a firearms site that focuses on reviews of guns and related gear.  We also publish a lot of news on new firearms, the SHOT Show and other things of interest to gun owners.

Who Are We?

The staff at GunsHolstersAndGear.com, or GHG as we call ourselves, is a diverse crew with an equally diverse writing and shooting background.  We are avid proponents of the shooting sports, hunting and self defense.

It doesn’t matter if you are asking “what is the best handgun for self defense” or if you are simply looking for the best concealed carry pistol.  Our hand gun reviews are biased toward the consumer.  We aim to give you the best information possible so you can make an informed decision.  No gun manufacturer has paid us or compensated us in any way to publish reviews here.

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Likewise if you are in the market for deer rifle reviews, you will definitely need to take a look at our long gun evaluations.  Many of them have been written by a guy who is a life long hunter and a SWAT team sniper.  He knows his stuff when it comes to the best tactical rifle scope reviews and long range shooting techniques.

What We Review

In addition to all kinds of firearms, we also evaluate other shooting gear.  This includes holsters, ammo, scopes, tactical flashlights, knives and more.  We also test hunting and survival gear.  If it is something of use to a firearms enthusiast, it is probably something we will test and evaluate when we get our hands on one.

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Manufacturers are welcome to send products for review.  We do not guarantee that we will run a review, nor do we guarantee that anything we do review will be positive.  We are not looking to burn anyone’s product, and we have no axe to grind with anyone.  However, out first priority is to our readers.  If something does great, we will tell them that.  If something fails, we will tell them what failed and how your customer service department handled the problem.

News? What’s That?

We report on industry news including new gun announcements, manufacturer moves and general information that is important to shooters.  We tend to avoid political issues, and ask that you do the same in the comments.

SHOT SHOW AACIf you represent a gun company, feel free to contact us with your information.  We are always accepting press releases.  Keep in mind that just because we actively seek releases, does not mean that we will publish any of them you send to us.  Our readers are most interested in hearing about new guns and other gear.  A release on who was hired for what position is not likely to make it into print here.  On the other hand, an announcement (with photos and video) about a new line of ammo or other shooting product is likely to get coverage here.

Anything Else?

Yep – lots of stuff.  GHG will continue to expand our published information on firearms.  We are working on an encyclopedia of rare and unusual guns like the Winchester Salvo, bronze 1911 pistol and more.  Feel free to explore the site and find all of the info we put up for your amusement and edification.

Also, make sure you check the news section for various details about the site as we update things.


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Essential information on concealed carry. This book has just the basics - not a lot of fluff to get bogged down in. Easy to read, Surviving the Street introduces the reader to the important information you need as an armed citizen.

The author presents frank information about self defense in a way that is easy to understand and use.