There’s Never a CCW Holder When You Need One…

CCW Holder

It is really a shame that none of the defenseless victims in this crime was a CCW holder with the ability to respond appropriately to an armed felon. In this video, a man is shown walking up to a restaurant, which appears to be a take-out place.  In other words, the area for the customers is […]

Beretta Nano

Beretta Nano

In August 2011, unofficial word leaked out that Beretta was jumping into the subcompact gun market with the Nano pistol. In September of the same year, Beretta officially announced the new handgun.  Since that time, there have been more than one Beretta Nano review, updates to the product line and even some torture testing.  In […]

Is the .32 the New .380?


Just a couple of years ago, the .380 ACP was a secondary cartridge: largely ignored by professional gun toters, eschewed in the press by gun experts, and not a big seller for dealers.  Now, it is the exact opposite thanks, in large part, to the Ruger LCP.  Since then, nearly every manufacturer introduced a .380 […]

On Quality Holsters and Guns


One of the Internet arguments that never seems to die is whether you should carry a pistol with a cartridge in the chamber.  The argument against carrying with “one in the pipe” is based on the idea that it is unsafe to do so.  People are concerned about “accidental” discharges while it is carried, or […]

Tuff Quick Strips: Reload Your Revolver

The Tuff Quick Strips are injection molded from a flexible urethane material

For years, Bianchi Speed Strips have been an effective method of carrying an extra load of ammunition for your .38 or .357 revolver.  I have personally used and recommended the Speed Strips to a lot of people needing extra ammo when carrying concealed. However, for calibers other than .38/.357, shooters were out of luck.  That […]

Review of the Streamlight Strion Flashlight

I posted a review of the Streamlight Strion flashlight over at  The Strion is a compact rechargeable flashlight that is a perfect for concealed carry. Update: In addition to the above article, I published a review of the new Streamlight Strion LED HL here.  This updated flashlight throws an impressive amount of light for […]

Taurus 709 SLIM Pistols a Reality: Information from the SHOT Show

The Taurus 709 pistols, also known as the Taurus SLIM, is a series of single stack 9mm pistols designed for concealed carry.  They are polymer framed, and offer a choice in slides: blued. stainless steel, and titanium.  The blued and stainless models weight 19 ounces unloaded, and the titanium model shaves another two ounces off […]

Taurus Judge Public Defender

Taurus introduced the “Public Defender” revolver, another in the line of the Judge revolvers, at the 2009 SHOT Show. Chambering the same .45 Colt and .410 shotshells as the other handguns in the Judge line, the Public Defender is built on a smaller frame (the 85 series frame), and is clearly designed for concealed carry.  […]

5.11 Casual Belt Review: Quality Gun Belt at Reasonable Price

Looking for a quality gun belt for concealed carry, but don’t want to spend a fortune?  5.11 may have just what you are looking for. Available in brown and black, the 5.11 Leather Casual Belt offers a sturdy platform to attach your holster to, while keeping a casual or dress-down appearance.  The 5.11 belt has […]

An Observation at the Ruger Booth

It seemed that several gun manufacturers were launching pistols to compete with the Ruger LCP.  But, it may be that the Ruger LCR was the LCP’s biggest competitor.  I watched the Ruger exhibit for a while, and the LCR area was always busy.  The LCP display, on the other hand, was all but a ghost […]

New Taurus Guns at the 2009 SHOT Show

Taurus 709 SLIM Review

There was a lot of talk before the SHOT Show about some of the new guns Taurus would be introducing.  Well, here is what I found: Taurus Slim – Taurus previously announced the “Slim,” or 709-series, pistol.  However, they are now offering it with a titanium slide.  Let me tell you this thing is light!  […]

Ruger’s New Revolver: Hammerless, Polymer?

******************* UPDATE:  The Ruger LCR is real and was available for shooting at the 2009 Media Day at the Range.  I’ve got a first review of the Ruger LCR with my impressions of the gun here. Click here for more information on the entire line of Ruger LCR revolvers. ******************* I just had someone send […]

Ruger LCP Ammo

Ruger LCP Ammo

Need some Ruger LCP ammo?  According to Michael Bane’s blog, a major ammunition manufacturer will bring a new .380 loading to the market that is specifically designed for the Ruger LCP. This is exciting, as two current problems exist with the current crop of ammunition and the LCP. The first problem is the .380 ACP […]