Concealed Carry

  1. The 5 Best Optics-Ready Handguns - See to Believe

    The 5 Best Optics-Ready Handguns - See to Believe

    Seeing is believing when it comes to optic-ready handguns. These five will make you a believer.   The world of handguns has grown by leaps and bounds in the optics-ready category. We love optics-ready guns, and the gun-buying public has eaten these things up. With so many out there, you might be wondering who makes the best, what makes them...
  2. NEW Higher Capacity Smith & Wesson Shield PLUS

    NEW Higher Capacity Smith & Wesson Shield PLUS

    Smith & Wesson has joined the 10+ capacity concealed carry ranks with the NEW M&P Shield PLUS.   Smith & Wesson just stepped up their game in the compact pistol category – big time. One of the biggest criticisms of their M&P Shield, both versions 1.0 and 2.0, was limited capacity, especially after several competitors introduced highly concealable firearms that...
  3. Hellcat OSP vs Hellcat RDP: What’s the Difference?

    Hellcat OSP vs Hellcat RDP: What’s the Difference?

    What are the differences between the original Hellcat OSP and the new Hellcat RDP?   When Springfield introduced the original Hellcat, the world stood up and took notice. Designed as a Sig P365 killer, the Hellcat featured some impressive features rarely before seen in compact or subcompact firearms. Capacity was up, the grip was more aggressive, and the overall package...
  4. Shots Fired! Now What? Overcoming Mental Blocks in a Gunfight

    Shots Fired! Now What? Overcoming Mental Blocks in a Gunfight

    How can you prepare for that one time when all your skills are tested? It starts long before the encounter.   We all hope it never happens, but we train just in case it does: the one time in your life when you need to use your gun to stop a threat. Just thinking about it makes some people’s palms...
  5. Spare Mag: 5 Reasons to Carry One

    Spare Mag: 5 Reasons to Carry One

    Carry a gun? Carry a spare mag. At least one. Maybe more.   The subject of carrying a spare mag comes up every now, and I feel it’s often a misunderstood subject. Carrying a spare magazine is often considered paranoid and silly. No one gets into crazy gunfights on their way to work. With modern guns carrying 10 to 19...
  6. SHOT Show 2021 - The Best New Handguns

    SHOT Show 2021 - The Best New Handguns

    Just because SHOT didn't happen doesn't mean new guns didn't roll out.   SHOT Show 2021, unfortunately, didn’t happen. It fell victim to COVID-19 and was canceled at near the last minute. That cancellation didn’t slow down the industry very much, though. January and now February has seen the industry popping out press releases and new guns left and right...