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Taurus Spectrum .380

Shot Show 2017: Taurus Spectrum Pistol

New for 2017 from Taurus is the Spectrum .380 Auto pistol. We dropped by the Taurus booth and saw a myriad of color options for this little micro pistol. Ideally sized for concealed carry, the color options are sure to please. Taurus is currently planning to release the frame in several different in-house colors with…

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PKO 9MM Extended Magazine

Shot Show 2017: Heizer Defense PKO 9mm and .45 ACP

Another pocket gun we spied at the SHOT show were these offerings from Heizer. Dubbed the PKO, Heizer put the .45 ACP to market last fall and have now added a 9MM to their lineup. The PKO is made from stainless steel and the slides are offered in a variety of colorations. On display were…

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Alien Gear Announces the ShapeShift Modular Holster System

Alien Gear Announces the ShapeShift Modular Holster System

SHOT Show 2017 – January 17 1:00 PM PST Alien Gear CEO Thomas Teddar announced today that Alien Gear Holsters is going to release an all new holster system this coming summer. The system, called the ShapeShift Modular Holster System, will be something that no one else has ever created. This holster system will allow you…

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ShotLock

Shot Show 2017: ShotLock Solo-Vault Line

We ran across SHOTLOCK at the Shot Show. They are manufacturing some great home gun storage products. All of their products use a combination with a key to override the lock if the combination is forgotten. The mechanical locks are set up to contain a four digit code. The electronic version allows the user to…

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[FIREARM REVIEW] Walther PPQ .45 ACP Pistol

[FIREARM REVIEW] Walther PPQ .45 ACP Pistol

Walther has earned a strong and stellar reputation over the years for producing reliable and innovative products. All those years producing firearms and they shied away from the venerable .45 ACP, until now. In October of 2015 Walther presented the PPQ .45 ACP to consumer market. Based on the P99, the PPQ 45 comes to…

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[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE

[FIREARM REVIEW] Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander .45

How about the Colt 1911 XSE Combat Commander with a 4.25" barrel shown here in .45 ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? I heard several great reports about this gun's accuracy, features, and enhancements and had to explore it for myself. While the XSE has been around a few years, Colt made…

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Flashlight Review: Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Flashlight Review: Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Ok, you bunch of pedants: I know this isn’t strictly speaking a flashlight. Bear with me here.  As I’ve observed elsewhere, gun people tend to be gear nerds, with ample opinions about the various holsters/belts/magazines/gun safes/range bags/grips/drop-in trigger groups/plasma-rifles-in-the-40-watt-range on the market. Flashlights certainly fall within that scope; just look at all the booth selling…

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[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

[HOLSTER REVIEW] The Urban Carry Holster

There is a new, innovative concept and design for an Inside-the Waistband (IWB) holster. It sits inside and below-the-waistband for deep concealment and has a leather flap with a magnet attached that connects to a metal clip which fits over the belt. The only thing you see when the holster is properly attached is a…

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Flashlight Review: Olight S1R Baton

Flashlight Review: Olight S1R Baton

As a gun writer, you make some interesting friends. Over the last few months I’ve been chatting back and forth with the good folks at Best Light, an online vendor of some of the best flashlight, lanterns, batteries, and related accessories available. I’m a flashlight nerd myself, so this was a fun chance to talk…

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