New Book: The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

The Rookie's Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition from Insanely Practical Guides

If you’re thinking about buying a gun, are new to shooting, or have had a gun forever but just want a refresher, this book is for you. Heck, even if you know a lot about guns, it’s still entertaining – to read yourself or give to a friend. In light-hearted style, it will give you […]

El Paso Summer Cruiser Gun Holster – A Hand Boned Delight

El Paso Summer Cruiser Gun Holster

Here’s another holster featured in our new book, The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters: El Paso Saddlery has a deep and storied tradition of holster craft. Literally. Peruse their online catalog and you’ll see holsters like the John Wayne, Patton, Jesse James and Doc Holliday to name a few. The interesting thing is that […]

The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters – How To Carry A Gun In Your Underwear And More!

The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters - Now available at Amazon.com

At long last, we’ve just published The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters! You can keep up to date with our forthcoming series of Insanely Practical Guides at InsanelyPracticalGuides.com. Here’s the scoop on The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters: Let’s face it. Choosing the best way to carry a gun can be a daunting […]

Ammo Review: Winchester Elite PDX1 Defender .45 ACP Ammunition

Winchester Elite PDX1 Defender 45 ACP Ammo box

When it comes to modern personal defense ammo, there’s good news and bad news. Good News: There are, at last count, 2,367,912 varieties of quality personal defense ammo on the market. Bad News: There are, at last count, 2,367,912 varieties of quality personal defense ammo on the market. Good News: Most of them are good. Bad […]

SOG Twitch II Partially Serrated Folding Knife

SOG Twitch II pocket folding knife

We stopped by the SOG booth at the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting and had a great discussion with the nice folks at SOG about everyday folding knives. We quickly ended up checking out the SOG Twitch line of pocket folders. Available in at least three different sizes, with several finishes, and with straight or non-serrated […]

Buyers Guide: Crimson Trace Green Laserguard for Glock LG-452

Crimson Trace Green Laserguard LG-452 for Glock

We reviewed one of the first pre-production Crimson Trace Green Laserguards for Glocks (LG-452) a couple of months ago and found it, well, awesome. What’s the big deal? This. Green lasers are highly visible. Day, night, dusk, twilight, bright sunlight – you name it. We found that you can use the Crimson Trace Green Laserguard in […]

Hot Caliber Custom Jewelry – Key Ring A Bling Bling

Hot Caliber Hammer Keychain

Hot Caliber makes some cool stuff for shooting aficionados. The basic idea is that, through thousands of rounds shot at steel, they’ve figured out how to get nice flattened bullet patterns. These are reproduced – exactly – into silver jewelry via some sort of top-secret lost wax technique. Whatever that is. The Hot Caliber Hammer […]

Buyers Guide: Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911 LTG-701

Springfield Armory TRP 1911 with Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911

Although not invented by the late John Moses Browning, may he rest in peace, the Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911’s was invented by the Association of Optics Genii – that’s plural for more than one genius by the way. Or so we’re claiming. When we did a full review of the Crimson Trace Lightguard for […]