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A pocket holster for Brent’s AMT Backup .380. It’s essentially a floppy pouch but because these holsters use the friction of a pocket to help retain the gun, it gets a ‘bye.’ However, Brent retired it to the box in the closet!
My Floppy Pouch

If you’ve ever reached for your gun in a dicey situation and discovered it wasn’t present and accounted for — I have — you instantly vow never to...
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Where Will Your...

These five steps can help solve what will be an eventual problem for nearly every shooting enthusiast —  where your guns will go when you die. Don’t...
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Someday Soon

It seems the older you get, the more time has a way of getting away from us. The fragments slip from our grasp like a tiny ejector spring leaping into the...
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Shooting Urban...

Ahh, the urban legend! The centerpiece of countless gun store discussions, campfire stories, bar tales and heated arguments. As a soft-brained purveyor of...
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The Bodyguard Switchblade pack makes a great daily commuter or work bag and it hides an important secret: quick-deploy front-and-back armor
Bodyguard...

The Bodyguard Switchblade bulletproof backpack makes a great daily commuter or work bag, and it hides an important secret: quick-deploy front-and-back armor.
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Ammunition Cans

And now, since the congregation has been seated, please join me in singing the praises of one of the most important yet overlooked constituents of the...
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The Wide, Wild World Of...

When the onlookers need psychological counselling services after seeing one of your reactive targets in action, you know it’s a good one. I like the good...
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Vulture Vomit

If you hang around hunting camp or the shooting range for more than, say, seven seconds, you will soon be regaled with the most outrageous fibs,...
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Feed The Animals

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned: I spoke to “The Media.”
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Duck and Cover!

I’m an inveterate duck hunter but in my case, don’t take enthusiasm to correlate with any skills.
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Stop Attaching So Much Stuff!

Our sermon of the month is simple: Know when to stop hanging crap off your gun!
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illustration of crime scene tape and body laying on ground; are you a suspect or victim?
Are you suspect or victim?

Cops pretty much put everyone in the world into three general categories: suspects, victims and witnesses. Which one are you?
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After You …

About two years ago in this corner, I shared my own trials with some rodent yard raiders but recently I’ve heard another such yarn that puts my own to shame.
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Moving Day

So why had I agreed to purchase this gun safe?
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Getting shot

Whenever your workday involves evaluation by two trauma surgeons, you probably should have stayed in bed. Let me explain.
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The Garage Sale

I couldn’t help myself. Life had grown so chaotic, cluttered and unruly I was forced to commit the ultimate act of despair for a firearms enthusiast — I...
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Tales of the Suburban Trapper

I was recently at one of the mega-outdoor retail stores trying to spend a gift card and became enraptured by the trapping equipment.
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A Bump in the Night

CRASH!!! I sat bolt upright in bed after a smashing, clattering noise burst from my living room.
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Snow Hunt

There is a special magic when hunting in the snow, especially for deer, especially in late December.
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Waiting for Deer Day

Soon after these words cross into your frontal lobe, I should be safely nestled among the branches of an old oak tree, waiting, watching and hoping.
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Fishing Guns

During a recent editorial strategy meeting on the panoramic top floor of the 50-story GUNS office building in East Bumphrey, someone discovered a new trend.
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The 50 Rules

I will hereby lay claim to the spurious honor of being the world’s foremost “good example of a bad example,” especially in the arena of personal safety.
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It’s the Hot Brass Boogie!

Aside from being a magazine editor, you might be surprised to learn I am a world-class dancer, as verified by several national shooting organizations. Let...
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The bear wasn’t there …

Bears are no laughing matter, especially whenever one is actively gnawing on your lower giblet region.
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False Pretenses

I’ve been the Lord High Protector of the GUNS realm for a couple of years now and it’s finally time to fess up to both regular readers of this corner...
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Late, late for a very...

In this regard, has anyone else noticed a trip to the range, hunting, fishing or outdoors adventure in general almost always involves walking in the door at...
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Parents, Grandparents,...

Now that I’ve officially earned my field commission as a Grandfather, First Class, the subject of children interacting with firearms takes on a new...
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Where the mildew grows …

Today I was perusing a nearby “outdoor” store. I use quotation marks around the word Outdoor, as most of these stores are nowadays quite unrecognizable...
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To Become an Editor …

A few months ago I wrote the definitive treatise on “How to become a gun writer.”
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Deer Diary …

As we reach the collective end of the deer season in many locales where this magazine is read — or is otherwise put to good use in the hunting camp...
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