Colonel Rex Applegate

Colonel Rex Applegate

For me, one of the many bonuses of this gunwriter business has been the opportunity to meet and become friends with a number of the firearm enthusiasts of an earlier generation; legendary figures such as Frank Hamer Jr., Bill Jordan, Bill Toney, Col Walter Walsh and the subject of this column: COL Rex Applegate.

First Look: 1791 Gunleather Holsters for S&W CSX Pistols

New holsters for the nifty little pistol from Smith & Wesson.

The Gear Dilemma

Bill Jordan positively influenced product design, but the gear you adopt is no substitute for training.

I Carry: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus Pistol in 30 Super Carry in a Dark Star Gear Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson Shield Plus pistol in 30 Super Carry carried in a Dark Star Gear Hitchhiker holster along with a Giantmouse ACE Corta pocketknife.

The Revolver Renaissance

Don’t call it a comeback. Revolvers remain an extremely popular and effective choice for self-defense, and manufacturers, trainers and consumers are reacting to that fact.

New Handguns for 2022

Defensive pistols continue to drive the handgun market, but there's also a lot of interest in new rimfire guns as well as large-format handguns.

New Rifles for 2022

Check out what's new in rifles in 2022, from lever guns to precision rifles to the latest and greatest AR-15s.

New Concealed Carry Handguns for 2022

The red-hot demand for tactical guns is cooling slightly now. That’s actually good news for consumers, as it creates a buyer’s market fostering innovation and keeping prices in check.

New AR-15 Rifles for 2022

The red-hot demand for tactical guns is cooling slightly now. That’s actually good news for consumers, as it creates a buyer’s market fostering innovation and keeping prices in check.

Springfield Armory M1A Upgrades

The following products will grace one of America’s classic battle rifles with some welcome refinements.

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