Gear Review: SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace

We all remember when “The SIG Brace” hit the market in 2013, forever revolutionizing what it meant to controllably wield a large pistol. Free of exclusivity restrictions, SB Tactical, creator of that original pistol stabilizing brace, has spent the last couple years innovating sleeker, lighter, cooler new designs. Their newest for the AR-15 platform: the […]

Gear Review: CMC Products 1911 Railed Power Mags

A couple of years ago I met Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat. When I told him I was from Central Texas, he immediately exclaimed “That’s Chip McCormick country!” It is indeed. I knew Wilson Combat was a direct competitor of the popular Chip McCormack 1911 magazine. What I didn’t know was that the two competitors […]

Gear Review: Slip 2000 Extreme Weapon Grease

Ever feel like Amazon is reading your mind? I sure do sometimes. About two years ago Amazon told me to buy Slip 2000 Extreme Weapons Grease. Since I must not upset my master, I bought a 4oz jar for $15.25. I had been using Mobile 1 Synthetic motor oil (or whatever motor oil I have […]

Gear Review: Pachmayr GuardianGrip for J-Frame Revolvers

If there’s a more popular backup/pocket gun than Smith & Wesson’s venerable J-frame wheel guns, I’m not sure what it would be. There’s just something about five rounds of .38 Special JHP carried in a steel handgun that just inspires confidence. But being a last-ditch backup or pocketable concealed carry pistol means Smith’s J-frames are, […]

Gear Review: Stealth Tactical Original Handgun Safe

By Dave Goetzinger I was contacted by Stealth Tactical recently with questions about my process for evaluating handgun safes, and in our exchange I revealed that I’ve grown reluctant to recommend electronic safes. I asked Stealth if I might examine one of their handgun safes featuring a mechanical pushbutton lock. Stealth sent me their Original […]

Gear Review: Pelican Vault V200 Medium Pistol Case

Pelican is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to hard cases for firearms. Or packing any kind of valuable or delicate items for that matter. From military units shipping their equipment overseas to photographers heading out on assignment, chances are they’ve got their gear wrapped in a reliable Pelican case of some sort […]

Gear Review: SIDEKICK Mounts GoPro Camera Mounts

We live in a world where filming, photographing and sharing our every activity is just as important to some people as the activity itself. If you’re a tactical Spielberg wannabe, SIDEKICK Mounts‘ series of series of weapon and hat mounts for GoPro action cameras are perfect for capturing your shooting-related activities. The direct-to rail-mount is […]

Gear Review: Olight PL-MINI Valkyrie LED Weaponlight

To weapon light, or not to weapon light. That is the question many gun owners ask themselves. Perhaps the most frequent use of pistol-mounded lights is in the service of home defense. Many a nightstand gun has one at the ready for the dreaded bump-in-the-night situation. However, most of them are large and relatively expensive. […]