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Hands-On: Galco’s FasTrax PAC Reinvents the Fanny Pack

Concealed carry via a waistpack or “fanny pack” could be defined as a method of transporting a handgun in a compartment suspended from a...

Kydex and Leather Holsters

Recently, a reader suggested a realistic test of holsters. A holster test that met Gun Tests criteria would have to be extensive. While we...

Shoulder Holsters Compared

A few months ago, a reader remarked favorably on our ongoing holster tests. The reader said that his orthopedic doctor opined that those carrying...

Driving Holsters Compared

We look for the best holsters for driving, sitting for long periods, and by extension, riding a horse or motorcycle. We found a number of good choices, though some are pricey.

Pistol Safes: We Compare Four

We look hard at a quartet of boxes from Boyt, GunVault, Liberty Safe, and Hornady to find the best combination of safe storage and access control when space is tight.

Electronic Hearing Protection: We Test Four Units Ear to Ear

The contestants: Venture Gear Amp BT, Walker's Razor Slim, Champion Ear Muffs, and Howard Leight Impact Sport. Do any of them offer more sound reduction for the buck?

A Look at Left-Hand Holsters: Picks for Southpaw Shooters

We test units from Hunter Co., Quest, Uncle Mike's, Swap Rig Holsters, Jason Winnie, Barber Leather Works, Blackhawk, 1791 Gun Leather, and Jeffrey Custom Leather.

Dry-Fire Laser Training Devices

Reader Walt wonders if laser trainers can be used for air rifle and smallbore programs. Great idea — perhaps one can. Reader Mark says that where he shops, tube-mag shotguns continue to rule.

Tested: Ankle-Worn Medical Kits from Galco and Rescue E

When it comes to mainline sports and recreation, safety precautions are as common as the activities themselves. Visit any sporting-goods store, and you'll see helmets being sold in the bicycle department, life preservers in the boating department, and first aid in the camping aisles.However, that's not always true for the shooting sports.

What’s New in the Gun World?

Hey Shooters: Lots to talk about in this edition of Straight Shooter's "Gun Report," your semi-automatic source of gun-culture news, new-product insights, and whatever else we could find when rooting around in the bottom of the metaphorical range bag.

Revolver Speedloaders: Proven Designs and New Innovations

During the past year, revolvers have gotten a lot of attention. The introduction of the Taurus AirLite six-shot revolver, basically a six-shot J frame, was interesting. Ruger introduced a seven-shot 357 Magnum version of the GP100. The revolver, it seems, continues to interest the self-defense shooter who wants his or her carry handgun to agree with the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) maxim. We have done reports on revolvers and on self-loading pistol magazines, but we've never tested revolver speedloaders. It seemed long overdue. We got together a team of revolver shooters, collected a number of revolvers, and ordered a range of revolver speedloaders. While the basic design of all speedloaders is similar, we discovered that there are important differences in the speedloaders that will be important to the user. Whether the speedloader is used for competition or defense, we think the reader who carries a revolver would be well advised to carry a speedloader, master the technique to deploy it, and choose the device well.

Holster Help for the EZ380

Now once again, this holster is NOT actually designed for the EZ380, but it works great, and is real comfortable to wear. No issues with the holster catching on the mag release. Now, since I really only have one pair of jeans for IWB carry, I still wanted an OWB holster. For this I tried a different local gunshop, closer to home, and they let me try a few "universal" holsters off the shelf. The one they suggested fit the gun okay, but like you, when I pulled the EZ out of the holster, just with my hands, the magazine came flying out! So back on the shelf that model went.

Miller v. Bonta Decision

Click the link below to see the entire Miller v. Bonta decision referenced in the August 2021 Downrange editorial. gov.uscourts.casd.642089.115.0_1