Personal Protection

  1. How to Carry When You Carry a Little Extra Weight

    How to Carry When You Carry a Little Extra Weight

    How do you conceal carry when you're not exactly slim and trim? Take heart. It can be done! Let’s face it: not everyone who carries a gun is a lean, mean fightin’ machine. Some of us (present company included) carry a few extra pounds around the midsection and other parts of our anatomy. We might picture ourselves in our own...
  2. The Axil GS Extreme 2.0

    The Axil GS Extreme 2.0

    In a world of sound-alike ear protection, the Axil GS Extreme 2.0 might change your tune. The world of hearing protection doesn't change very often. In a world where the market constantly grows, it's still rare to see a change in your basic PPE. However, a little company known as Axil has been making big moves in the world of...
  3. How to Pick a Home Defense Handgun

    How to Pick a Home Defense Handgun

    Which handgun is right for your home defense? It depends. But there are some common traits to look for when choosing one. Choosing which gun to buy is a very personal decision. Ask ten people what they like, get ten different opinions. And that’s okay. Each person has different needs and wants, which is why gun manufacturers make so many...
  4. Staying Vigilant While Still Using The Buddy System

    Staying Vigilant While Still Using The Buddy System

    You might remember a time when your parents would let you go off with a friend, but reminded you to always use “The Buddy System.”  I remember growing up without a cell phone, internet, or any clue how to reach my parents if something went wrong or if I’d be late coming home. They’d just let my brother and me...
  5. The Reload - How, When, and Why You Should Carry One

    The Reload - How, When, and Why You Should Carry One

    Carrying a spare magazine can mean the difference between life or death in a gunfight. Since concealed carry went mainstream, we've seen an explosion in holsters, and tagging along right behind holsters has been mag pouches. Heck, the current trend sees a mag pouch tied to your holster, like the Reckoning or the brand new Rogue, have the ability to...
  6. Springfield Hellcat Goes Pro

    Springfield Hellcat Goes Pro

    The higher-capacity concealed pistol market competition just got thicker with Springfield Armory’s latest upgrade to their Hellcat line, the Hellcat Pro. Rank amateurs need not apply. Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of trying out the entire Hellcat line, along with a few other Springfield pistols, and have had mixed reactions to the offerings. Not all bad...

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