Review: The Galco KingTuk Hybrid Holster

Galco's Kingtuk is supremely elegant and the attention to detail is evident.

Hybrid holsters, which use a leather backing for comfort and stability and a Kydex gun pouch for a secure fit and easy re-holstering, have become popular the past several years. The hybrid offers the advantage of an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster that’s fully functional, but is as thin as possible. A number of companies now manufacture […]

Blackhawk! QuickMod Magazine Case Review

The Blackhawk! QuickMod magazine holder system offers an easy way to carry magazines on your waist without having to take off your belt.

Have you ever wound your belt through holsters, magazine carriers, and belt loops, only to find when your finished that you find you missed a loop or placed a piece of gear in the wrong spot? If so, then you’ll understand why one of my favorite gear finds this year was the Blackhawk! QuickMod magazine […]

What Can You Expect From The 300 Blackout?

A few of the "spent" 300 AAC Blackout projectiles tested in ballistic gelatin.

Given the level of interest in the 300 AAC Blackout caliber, and my obsession with unusual chamberings, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at exactly what the 300 Blackout does. As one of the intents behind the development of this cartridge was to provide better terminal effectiveness when fired from […]

Team Never Quit Launches Ammunition Line

Team Never Quit launches ammunition company.

Former SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell teams up to launch new ammo brand What do U.S. Navy SEALs do when they retire? It appears they keep doing what they learned during their active team days: strive to improve on what they did the day before. Retired SEAL Marcus Luttrell, known for his account of Operation Red […]

ASA Shoot Showcases New Silencers and Legislative Victories

Gemtech's The One suppressor covers almost all of the rifle bases.

Sometimes irony is the best medicine. My favorite example is how the aggressive efforts of the gun control lobby ended up achieving exactly the opposite result. Turn on the way back machine and set the dial for the 1980s and 90s decades. Back in the day, before shake weights, we faced some serious setbacks from […]

What’s Best For Home Defense? Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun?

A short-barrel carbine like this Beretta ARX 100 makes an excellent home defense weapon. It's compact, yet far more powerful than a handgun.

I just had a wonderful opportunity to directly compare pros and cons of different guns (or weapons systems as my instructors say) for home defense. You see, I just (barely) graduated from Tactical Pre-School. They were threatening to have me repeat, but I don’t think any of the instructors wanted me back for another session. […]

People of the NRA Annual Meeting

Elvis is risen! At the NRA Annual Meeting...

I have a serious love/hate relationship with the NRA Annual Meeting. The hate part is easy – it’s always a logistical nightmare. Hosted in cities that are completely unprepared for 75,000 instant hotel-stayers, hotel rape is rampant. If you can find a room downtown, it’ll cost ya north of $300 a night for a flea […]

New and Unusual Gear From the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting

Sig Sauer makes air guns? Why yes, they do.

One of my favorite NRA Annual Meeting activities is to dash through the trade show aisles at .0007 miles per hour (due to the crowds) and find new guns, gear, and accessory products. Many of them are announced via press releases and media emails as the show begins, but sometimes you stumble onto new things […]