In Praise of the Service Revolver

Recently, the NYPD announced that it would finally be phasing out the last of their remaining .38 Special revolvers, with a sunset date of August 31, 2018. At that point, wheel guns will be verboten and all sworn officers of the NYPD can choose between a (modified) GLOCK 17, GLOCK 19 or the SIG SAUER […]

Buyer Beware: The Dangers of Craigslist ‘Bargains’

With Christmas approaching, who can blame people for trying to find bargains for gift-giving? But sometimes the search for a deal can come with all manner of danger. A dear friend of mine sought out an iPhone 8 for his lovely bride on Craigslist. Florio thought he’d found a good deal. Instead, when he arrived, […]

Gear Review: K Rounds OWB Pancake Holster

When I’m out and about, I carry a compact sidearm in an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster. When I’m at the range, I switch to an outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster, strapping-on my SIG SAUER P226R EE with a rail-mounted light. Truth be told . . . I didn’t want to pony-up the cash for a new light. So […]

10 Best Home Defense Firearms

Reader Jeremy Hopper writes: Home defense should be a serious consideration for all homeowners and renters. It’s impossible to predict if a criminal will single out your home for a robbery or an invasion. So make sure that you’re prepared to defend your home and your family by investing in one of these or — […]

Bear Spray Saves . . . Bears [VIDEO]

Joseph Kiedrowski was tracking a wounded elk in Montana when he was attacked by a grizzly. The bear chomped on his hand, then retreated. The hunter had a rifle, but chose to use bear spray instead. From krtv.com: He put up his arms to fend off the attack, but the charging grizzly bit his right […]

Egypt Mosque Attack Tactics WILL Happen Here. Look Before You Run!

“After at least two explosions, gunmen who were waiting outside the mosque opened fire at worshipers as they fled Friday prayers,” cnn.com reports from Egypt. “The gunmen had set up ‘ambush’ locations and opened fire on ambulances as they were transporting wounded worshipers from al-Rawdah toward al-Arish before the arrival of security services.” Although we […]