10 Reasons To Consider A Light On Your Concealed Carry Gun

My daily carry setup: Springfield Armory TRP with Crimson Trace Lightguard and Crimson Trace green Lasergrips. Shown with a White Dog IWB holster.

I’m a fanboi. Of lights on guns. I used to be a super fan of lasers on handguns. Then I shot the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational. After what I learned there, I’m a fan of lights AND lasers on guns – like the Crimson Trace Lasergrip / Lightguard setup. To me, having a […]

A Handgunners Holiday Gift Guide

The BLACKHAWK! Diversion Courier Bag is a master of disguise. All business on the outside, tactical on the inside.

Giving season is almost upon us! And when it comes to handgun-related shooting gear, it’s better to receive than give, right? So point your loved ones to this article and tell them to break out their wallet. You’re worth it! And you rifle aficionados? Never fear, the folks here at OutdoorHub.com are doing a special […]

Choosing Ammunition for the Springfield Armory XD-S & Other Short Barrel Handguns

These Speer Gold Dot .45 ACP 230 grain Short Barrel bullets were shot from an XD-S through four layers of denim and still expanded properly.

The performance of any gun is only as good as the ammunition you put into it. And I’m not just talking about using any quality self-defense ammunition. One of the reasons that 9mm guns are more effective today than ever before is the performance of modern 9mm ammunition. Of course, improvements are not limited to […]

Do You Suffer From A Short Barrel? Try Speer Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 Grain SB!

Bullet expansion performance, even through tough barriers, was excellent.

Look, it’s OK. If you have a short barrel, you need to compensate. The sooner you face that fact, the happier you’ll be. My barrel is about 3 1/2 inches and I’ve learned to deal with it. But just because your barrel is short, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to achieve great […]

Gun Holster Review: Blackhawk Day Planner Hides Your Gun In Plain Sight

The Blackhawk! Day Planner Holster - a nifty way to hide your gun in plain sight.

The Blackhawk! Day Planner Holster is available in small and large sizes to accommodate your choice of carry gun. We’ve been testing the large model which has been able to handle all of our full size handguns like Beretta 92s, full size 1911s, full size Glocks, and more. The case itself is dedicated to the […]

Gearing Up for the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Event: Handgun Selection

Hmmm. Tough choice. Both pistols have compatible light and laser features.

The “lots and lots of 9mm” vs. “a handful of big .45’s” debate is about as likely to be settled as Michael Moore speaking at the NRA 2014 Annual Meeting. While most discussion focuses on real-life pros and cons of a magazine full of 9mm ammo vs. seven or eight big and fat .45 ACP’s, […]

A Brief History of Guns: Early 20th Century

Marquis Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol - NRA National Firearms Museum

Here’s another excerpt from our latest book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting… 1911 In the year 1911, John Moses Browning, may God rest his soul, invented the most powerful handgun ever to be created – the 1911. 1911 pistols have been known to take down both a Japanese Zero fighter  and German Storch […]

A Brief History of Guns: The Smokepole Years…

1858 Remington Bison

Continuing on with an excerpt from our new book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition… 1700’s American pioneers have great success with long, rifled-barrel flintlocks known as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky rifles. Meddling politicians influenced the design of the California Rifle around this time, but adoption was limited due to the fact […]

Single-Action Handguns: Not Much To Do With Chance Laundromat Encounters

A pair of single-action handguns

Here’s an excerpt from our brand new book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition. It’s the second in the Insanely Practical Guide Series… Single-action is a pretty simple concept. And it has nothing to do with online dating sites, chance encounters at the laundromat or a night on the town with two […]

A Brief History of Guns, The Early Years…

Before there were guns...

Here’s an excerpt from our brand new book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition. It’s part of the Insanely Practical Guides series and is loaded with light-hearted education, lots of helpful photos and some comedic relief. Hope you enjoy! Guns have been annoying politicians longer than you might think. Before we jump […]