Safariland 578 Pro-Fit Holster Review

Safariland 578 Holster

A giant box of unused holsters. That’s what a lot of people have in their garage or basement. Rigs in leather, Kydex and soft nylon that didn’t quite fit or maybe did not hold the gun well enough to be used. Some of them were tossed aside because they simply were not comfortable. What if […]

Streamlight ProTac 1AA Flashlight Review

Streamlight ProTac 1AA flashlight

Small, lightweight and reliable – what else would one want from a ‘carry everywhere’ flashlight? That’s just what you get from Streamlight in the ProTac 1AA. In this review, I take a look at one of the smaller lights in the Streamlight catalog. Does it have a role in your self-defense needs? How does it […]

Hornady Rapid Safe Review

Hornady Radid Safe with gun

Freedom is balanced by responsibility. Nowhere is this more obvious than within the firearms community. Gun owners learn safety rules and they are rigorously enforced by range officers and fellow shooters alike. Securing firearms when not in use is a responsibility that most gun owners take very seriously. Even so, there is the occasional, well-publicized tragedy where […]

Nightstick MT-210 Flashlight Review

Night Stick MT-210 flashlight

If you are looking for a compact, yet bright flashlight for EDC, consider the Nightstick MT-210. I’ve had one for about a month, and while it is not perfect, it is a good performer. Let’s take a look at the light and how I tested it…

Streamlight ProTac 2AAA Review

Streamlight ProTac 2AAA Review

Blisteringly bright light seems to be all the rage today, but sometimes the most useful flashlight is one that is moderately powerful, but small enough to have with you all the time. Today I take a look at the incredibly useful Streamlight ProTac 2AAA – a light that I believe is a carry everywhere tool. Before […]

Magpul AK-47 Grip First Look and Installation

Magpul AK47 Pistol Grip

Magpul finally jumped into the AK market this year with the introduction of 30 round magazines and pistol grips.  I recently picked up a Zastava O-PAP AK that came with a functional, but ugly, pistol grip.  Since Magpul just started shipping their new pistol grips, I figured now would be as good a time as […]

Howard Leight Impact Pro Earmuffs Review

Howard Leight Impact Pro review

Electronic hearing protection is quickly becoming standard gear for shooters.  There is now a wide range of options available at price points to meet the needs of virtually any shooter.  This review covers the Howard Leight Impact Pro earmuffs, which is a moderately priced set of electronic ear pro with superior noise reduction capabilities.

Hoppe’s Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

Hoppes Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

For a new shooter, buying a complete gun cleaning kit makes a lot of sense.  Assembled into one package are all of the components he or she might need to clean and maintain that new firearm. Long-time shooters will often assemble larger kits filled with specialized tools, jags and brushes.  But for someone starting out, […]

Howard Leight Impact Sport Review

Howard Leight Impact Sport ear pro review

A few years ago, finding inexpensive, electronic ear muffs for hearing protection was impossible.  Electronic ear pro seemed to start at $200 and go up from there.  Fortunately, things have changed and they can be found from several manufacturers for less than $50.  In this Howard Leight Impact Sport review, I describe one such example. Electronic hearing […]

Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 Scope Review

leupold mark ar 1.5-4x20

Looking for a variable-power, high-quality scope for your AR-15?  Consider the Mark AR series of rifle scopes from Leupold.  These scopes offer extremely clear optics, excellent magnification and the durability you need when taking a rifle into the field. I had a chance to test a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 with the company’s integrated mounting system recently, […]

Taurus M380 Revolver Spring Swap Video

Taurus M380 video

If you are looking to lighten the trigger pull on your Taurus M380 (or Taurus M85 series for that matter) immediately click over to Pocket Guns & Gear and watch Bruce’s video showing you how to swap out the trigger return and hammer springs. Bruce uses a Wolff spring kit to replace the factory Taurus […]

Field & Stream hydroProof ULTRA Review and Field Test

Field Stream hydroproof review

Fall is upon us and the deer are rapidly approaching the peak of the rutting season. The Rocky mountains and the northeastern states have already experienced their first heavy snows of the year, and other areas are experiencing the cold rain that comes as the weather patterns change from the heat of summer to the […]

Gripwell Review for AR-15


The Gripwell is a bolt-on accessory for the AR-15/M-16/M-4 platform that significantly improves the use of the magazine well as a grip, and acts as a funnel for magazines in stress-reloads. I found the Gripwell to be a useful addition to my Rock River AR-15, and could not find any faults with its performance.  More […]