Tactical Accessories

When the situation calls on you, you call on your gear. Gun Digest works to give you the advantage in any circumstance through our tactical accessories section. Our reviews, articles and videos will help you get outfitted with the right gear, whether it’s choosing the right concealed carry holster or figuring out what to put on your AR-15’s rail.

Doug Childers of New Braunfels, Texas, runs Bear Creek Holsters, a one-man workshop finely crafting custom holsters that are gaining some attention. In addition to cowhide, he offers holsters made of horsehide, which is denser, smoother and more moisture resistant than cowhide. Color choices are black, brown or natural leather, which has a marbled light brown appearance. Holsters are hand tooled and stitched without rivets. Childers also offers accents and exotic materials such as alligator, shark, elephant, ostrich or stingray. Delivery times can vary based on demand. Check Bear Creek Holsters’ website for current delivery times. (Prices vary, bearcreekholsters.com)

Home Sweet Concealed Carry Holster

Editor James Card takes a look at some of the best concealed carry holsters out there - solid rigs to keep your handguns safe and secure.

Speed strips hold loads flat and are flexible, making them easier to carry in a pocket than a bulky speedloader.

6 Bad Excuses to Not Carry Spare Ammo

Too many shooters who practice concealed carry overlook spare ammo — a critical aspect of effective personal protection. Here Massad Ayoob refutes 6 of the most common objections to carrying more rounds.

Emplacing a modular unit is child’s play compared to installing one of the non-modular units and is quick and simple, if somewhat more expensive at times.

Modular Triggers, Simple AR Accuracy Upgrade

Searching for a way to squeeze more accuracy out of your AR-15? A trigger upgrade is a safe bet and it's never been easier than with the modular trigger units presently available on the market.

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Why Gun Suppressors Are Good

Suppressed can be a tricky word by its definition and in most uses connotates something that is a negative, such as “the team of lawyers suppressed the evidence” or “the government suppressed the people’s rights.” But I am here to tell you that suppression, provided by gun suppressors, is a very good thing.

SecureIt Tactical's MILSPEC Conversion Kit looks to whip nearly any gun safe into shape.

SecureIt Gun Safe Organization Kit – Firearms Within Reach

SecureIt Tactical offers quick and logical solutions to organizing firearms storage. But there is no need to run out and buy a brand new safe to reap the benefits. The company offers a conversion kit that helps whip existing storage into shape.

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Adapter Opens Stock Options for 20-Gauge Remington 870

There's little doubt 20-gauge shotguns are gaining popularity as defensive firearms. And with Mesa Tactical's new stock adapter for the Remington 870, the smaller bore guns can now be decked out with a slew of different stocks.

Subsonic ammunition is a key factor in gettting the most “quiet” out of your suppressor. Author Photo

Suppressor Effects

Many perceptions surrounding suppressor effects come from marketing, blogs or the media making them suspect at best. Here's the reality of how suppressors are used and what they can do.