The Why of the Glock 43

taking a first shot

Donna Hobbs. You probably don’t know Donna, but you should. She is the reason behind the new Glock 43. Donna, and millions like her. The latest micro-9 was not developed for Donna because she is a woman, though the gun works perfectly well for her as a woman.

NRA Show News

As you might expect, I am at the NRA show now. Keep up with all of the new guns and gear being announced on our NRA show page. I am regularly updating this page and will continue to do so all weekend. Check the page regularly. If you are going to be at the show, […]

Additional Gun Reviews and NRA Show News

shooting a 1911

We are just days away from the NRA show in Nashville, TN. I know I am looking forward to it, and I bet you are as well. Already, we’ve seen announcements from Glock, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Remington and Kahr about new guns. I expect there are even more coming. In fact I know of […]

Gun News

self defense with Bersa pistol

As we edge closer to the NRA show, new gun and related gear information is starting to leak out. I’ve got a number of new reviews on the site, plus some new shooting gear information for you. If you are going to be at the NRA show, please come out to the after show event […]

Latest News & Reviews

Taurus 905 review

In the days and weeks after the SHOT Show, things in the gun industry can seemingly calm down. While there have not been any major gun announcements (save one…), that doesn’t mean I’ve been just sitting around waiting for spring to show up. Quite the contrary. I’ve managed to secure some information about new products […]

ProMag Rollermag

ProMag Rollermag

ProMag introduced a new magazine called the Rollermag. Designed for the AR-15 pattern firearms, these new magazines use followers with wheels to provide a very smooth, anti-tilt follower. It is a new design, and while I do have some concerns, the samples on the show floor were impressive. Here is what I found…

Armscor 22 TCM 9R – Glock Conversion Kit

Armscor 22 TCM 9R

Armscor gave the media a sneak peek at the new 22 TCM 9R: a conversion kit for the Glock 17/22 pistols. The new kit converts the pistols to fire the .22 TCM 9R cartridge. The kits are still under development, but are far enough along for Armscor to allow writers to shoot a Glock equipped […]

SHOT Show Travel Day

SHOT Show

Welcome to the week gun owners everywhere talk about: the SHOT Show. Today, I am flying out to Las Vegas for a week’s worth of guns, ammo and other shooting gear. Monday will be the Industry Day at the Range (formerly Media Day.) I’ll have reports from that event during the day then. Tuesday kicks […]

New Guns & Gear at the SHOT Show

shot show 2015

Make sure you click here to check out my SHOT Show coverage page. I am putting up a lot of the new gun information there on a daily basis. A lot of the gear announcements will not make it into a full article, while significant product announcements (like the new Mossberg Patriot Rifles) will. To make sure […]

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander

Just days before the 2015 SHOT Show, Ruger will announce yet another new handgun: the SR1911 Lightweight Commander. This new pistol will bring the total number of 1911-type handguns made by Ruger to three. As the name suggests, this pistol is lighter than the existing Commander-sized gun from Ruger. The new Lightweight Commander uses an […]

Caracal Hacked – Loss of Data?

Caracal Hacked

It appears that Caracal – the firearms manufacturer in the UAE – has been hacked. A visit to their website shows a page that Google roughly translates to “we don’t like you because of a political agenda.” In and of itself, this is not something that we would normally cover at GunsHolstersAndGear.com. However, if you […]

Ammo Data Added

Liberty Ammo review

I’ve updated the Liberty Ammunition Civil Defense and the Hornady Critical Duty ammo reviews with chronograph data from additional firearms. The new guns include a full-size Colt 1911, a compact STI 1911, a CZ P-07 and more. One of the more interesting guns I added to the mix was the Black Creek Precision AR-style pistol […]

Smith & Wesson Acquires Battenfeld Technologies

Smith & Wesson Logo

In a $130.5 million deal, Smith & Wesson Holdings is acquiring shooting accessory company Battenfeld Technologies according to a press release issued this morning. This move will give S&W a huge foot in the accessory market, an area that they have not strongly pursued in the past. Missouri-based Battenfeld Technologies owns a number of popular brands […]