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Why Lightweight Carbines Are a Game Changer

Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.

Why You Should Have Backup Sights on Your AR-15

Having a set of iron—or plastic—sights on your carbine is a smart hedge against worst-case scenarios.

First Look: Magpul MBUS 3 Sights

Magpul recently announced the newest addition to its backup sight family with the MBUS 3, which brings together the best strengths of the original MBUS and MBUS Pro Sights with a new backup sight system.

First Look: Bond Arms Backup with Matte Finish

Bond Arms recently introduced a new version of its popular everyday carry gun, the Backup with matte finish.

Holster Review: Crossbreed Bedside Backup

The Crossbreed Bedside Backup puts the firearm within easy reach without having to mess with a drawer or a time-consuming safe, even a quick fingerprint version.

Fightin' Iron: The Return

Sometimes, they come back.

Review: Midwest Industries Combat Rifle Offset Sight Set

Looking for backup iron sights for a scoped rifle? Offset sights may be just the way to go.

The Return of the Pistol-Caliber Carbine

The pistol-caliber carbine market is hot right now, but Sheriff Jim reports that this is nothing new under the sun. They've always been handy, go-to options for defensive and duty use.

Indiana State Police Chooses P365 As Back-Up Pistol

After extensive testing, the Indiana State Police selected the P365 as a back-up option paired with officers' primary SIG Sauer P227 duty gun.

First Look: Samson Mfg. Back Up Iron Sights

Looking for a back-up option for your AR-15's primary optic? Check out the latest sighting solution from Samson Manufacturing.

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