Gear Review: Apex Tactical Specialties J-Frame Duty/Carry Trigger Kit

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When I replaced the horrible “Massachusetts trigger” on my Smith & Wesson M&P 40c with an Apex Duty/Carry Kit, the world changed. Okay, the world didn’t change, but that kit did turn a boat...

Gear Review: Comp-Tac Two O’Clock Holster

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After I bemoaned the width of the Comp-Tac Minotaur AIWB holster, Tiffany at Comp-Tac was quick to send out their Two O'Clock model for review. I have to say, after a few days toting the...

Gear Review: Comp-Tac Minotaur Neutral Cant Holster

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  In my quest to find the perfect holster, Tiffany Fulton at Comp-Tac was nice enough to box up and send the entire catalog of products that fit my EDC XD(m). I’ve been slogging through...

Gear Review: Comp-Tac Belt Holster

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After realizing how much I liked OWB carry, I figured I’d give some other Comp-Tac holsters a try. Next out of the gate was the Belt Holster from the fine folks in Spring, TX....

Gear Review: Comp-Tac Paddle Holster

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When I first started carrying, I was hell bent on an IWB holster. Nick and RF told me that I’d ditch it soon in favor of a OWB model. Sure enough, like the certainty...

Gear Review: Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake Holster

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As a result of RF's beneficence, I'm now the extremely proud owner of one of the slickest guns I've ever seen. The Gemini Customs SP101 is a thing of beauty and a joy to...

Gear Review: PowerTac Warrior LED Flashlight (Updated)

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"The light that shines twice as bright burns half as long," Dr. Eldon Tyrell tells doomed (but still deadly) android Roy Batty in Blade Runner. This rule may hold true in the fractured universe of...

Gear Review: Bore-Tips Cleaning Swabs

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If you're like me you've got at least two dozen bore brushes, jags and swabs rattling around in your cleaning kit, along with at least one partially shredded pillow case that you cut up...

Gear Review: Sawfly Military Eyewear System

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There is a huge difference between your basic pair of safety glasses and a "good" pair of safety glasses. And the difference isn't just in terms of protection, it's also about optical clarity and...

Gear Review: Comp-Tac CTAC Holster

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I had the pleasure of being introduced to the world of Comp-Tac through Karl Rehn at KR Training during the Defensive Pistol class I took there. Karl loaned me his M&P 9 and CTAC...

Gun Storage Solutions: More Guns, More Gun Storage

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  I once saw a picture of King Tut's tomb just after Howard Carter loosed the Pharaoh's curse. A solid gold boat here, a bunch of chairs there, some entombed slaves in the corner. It...

Gear Review: Comp-Tac Kydex Reinforced Contour Belt

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One of my favorite “gun guys" at my office asked me earlier this year what kind of belt I was going to use when I started carrying. I laughed and pointed at the brown...