Author Archives: Kevin D. Michalowski

About Kevin D. Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski is the former Senior Editor of Gun Digest the Magazine and Tactical Gear Magazine.

Blackhawk pistol belt

Secure Your CCW With A Solid Belt

  A cheap belt will not serve you well as you carry a concealed firearm. It will twist and droop. The Blackhawk Pistol Belt uses an internal stiffener to insure your pistol stays tight and close to your body. These carbon-fiber and lizard skin finished belts give you the same appearance as any other...

Blackhawk SOCOM Pistol Case

Review: Blackhawk SOCOM Tactical Pistol Case

  Looking for a tough, discrete tactical pistol case that will hold everything you need? Blackhawk’s SOCOM tactical pistol case looks like any other soft-sided briefcase, but is built to contain everything you need for your concealed carry or duty pistol. It works perfectly as a range bag, a duty bag or even an...

When the IWB is tucked properly, the pistol disappears.

Concealed Carry In The Heat

I’m a firm believer there is nothing fun about being outside in really oppressive heat. Over the Independence Day holiday I spent several fun-filled hours with sweat running down the inside of my body armor and my duty belt digging into my hips…but I digress. As far as concealed carry goes, hot weather is...

This is your day. Use your rights or lose them.

Exercise Your CCW Rights On Independence Day

Become an advocate for gun ownership and concealed carry. Talk about it. Talk about it rationally. Let people know that you believe in the right of law-abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves anywhere they go

Spyderco Delica 4

Review: Spyderco Delica4 Knife

  It’s the knife you can’t have in New York! That’s reason enough to own it right there. The Spyderco Delica4 is the latest in an evolutionary trail that dates back to 1990 when Spyderco released the very first Delica.™ The Delica4, like its predecessors, is a lightweight, easy-to-open pocket knife that is big...


Does Your Bug-out Bag Have a CCW Inside?

For me, the bug-out kit requires some sort of firearm or spare ammo. When things are very bad, people might want to fight. They might want to take what is yours. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Blackhawk concealed carry holster

Blackhawk! Leather Pancake Concealed Carry Holster Review

  I like pancakes; the kind you eat and the kind you hang on your belt to hold your pistol. The pancake concealed carry holster design is neither new nor is it revolutionary. It just has a long track record of being a holster that does its job without a lot of fanfare. A...