Editors Picks: Guns & Gear

This list of our staffs top picks for guns and gear will ensure you buy only the best products available, we have done all the testing for you. We think these hand-picked products have qualities that make them stand out from the competition. And that is why our staff use this gear every day.


Best .45 ACP Range
We use this ammo for target practice and it always shoots clean. Would also be a good home defense ammo. Really good price here.
Best .38 Defense Ammo
You can't go wrong with this ammo, has prove itself to be reliable many times. Will cut through heavy clothing and stop any attacker in their tracks.
Best 9mm Range
Perfect for punching paper at your favorite indoor or outdoor range. Good performance at an economical price makes this a must buy.

CCW Guns

Most Popular
Great first handgun for home defense and concealed carry. Widely used by security services and one of the most popular CCW handguns on the market.
Best Small Frame
The small frame and light weight make this compact revolver easy to conceal carry. These revolvers are ideal for home defense and backup firearms for law-enforcement and security personnel.
Best City CCW
The P938 handles like a much larger pistol, yet is still easy to carry concealed. Available in a series of custom designs this gun delivers reliable and concealable performance in a light weight alloy frame.

Gun Belts

Editors Pick

This is just a well crafted and beautifully finished leather belt that meets all our requirements for a top quality gun belt. It has a steel core, changeable buckle with Chicago screws, bull hide leather and at 15oz weighs less than the Hanks gun belt that we also like, plus it's got a better price. There is heaps more info in The Best Gun Belt review.

Best for Tatical Gear

The fact you get a 100 year warranty with this belt should tell you it's not your average belt. This is the thickest, toughest gun belt on the market. You can load it up with all the tactical gear and it will not break. See more in The Best Gun Belt review.

Best Handmade Belt

For those that want a belt without an insert then this is the one to get. Double leather with double stitching gives this belt a classy look that is wearable anywhere. Handmade in the USA from top quality bridle leather in four different colors. You can find more gun belts in the full review The Best Gun Belt.

Gun Safes

Best Hidden Gun Safe
Keep this safe discretely under your desk or bed and you will have quick access to a full sized handgun. A digital key pad prevents any unauthorised access to the gun.
Best for fast Access
The biometric version can scan your fingerprint for even faster access to your gun. Great for keeping your gun safe from unauthorised persons while giving you fast access should you need it.
Editors Pick
This is my choice for fast reliable access. No need to worry about batteries going flat and solid construction will keep your gun safe. This has been my favorite safe for many years.
Best For Multiple Guns
One of my favourites due to the good build quality and functionality. Will hold up to 8 handguns. For a few more dollars you can get another model that has Wifi and biometrics.
Best Travel Safe
Great light weight carry anywhere safe. Waterproof and floats on water when loaded with a 2 pound gun. When I am flying or just out in my boat this is my first choice. Meets all TSA guidelines and is available in 16 colors.
Budget Gun Safe
This will get the job done for minimum cost. It will keep most people away from your gun. I find it useful for securing my gun in the car and you certainly can't beat the price. If your on a budget then try this one out.
Best Light Weight Safe
Despite it's lighter weight this safe is built to military standards and offers the same security as older style safes but without the need for a forklift to move it. Easy to install and move around.
Best All Purpose Safe
Want to store jewellery, cash or other valuables with your gun? Made with thick steel and four locking bolts on a 2.8 inch thick front door. Just tampering with it will sound an alarm. Great classic design that will deter most people.
Best Drawer Safe
Biometric safe that easily fits in a drawer. First of all it's hidden but if discovered the gun is still inaccessible. Very strong and handgun is quickly retrieved via the fingerprint reader. Available in sizes for one or two guns.


Editors Pick (.45 ACP)
This is what I use and it's just a great all round self defense handgun. The HK45 is used by many military and law-enforcement units so if those guys are using it you know it's got to be good.
Best P226
If you want the best P226 then this is in my opinion the one to get. This is the improved version fitted with every upgrade and tactical mod and then vigorously inspected for perfection.
Best All Rounder
I have found this gun perfect for the range, training or just messing around. Always reliable and accurate and for the price you can't beat it.


Inside the Waistband - IWB

Editors Pick

If you are looking for a IWB holster that you can wear all day then this is the one to get, body sweat is simply wicked away by the neoprene padding. It also has the best retention of any IWB holster on the market that we have tested. Read the full review The Best IWB Holster.

Best Leather IWB
You simply cannot beat the luxury feel of the top quality leather this holster is made from. Even the back of the holster has a quality leather finish which makes it easy to mold the holster to your body shape. Plus it's available for nearly 600 models of handguns. Check out the full review The Best IWB Holster.
Best With Ammo Pouch

All the benefits of the standard kingTuk but the KingTuk 2 goes one better and adds a fully-adjustable magazine carrier making your ammunition readily accessible. Has the same high quality leather found on the standard model plus adjustable belt clips. The Best IWB Holster review will give you the full story.

Outside the Waistband - OWB

Best OWB Holster

This leather holster from Masc Holsters, is made from premium leather with top quality workmanship, and all for a reasonable price. It has the correct tilt for concealed carry and a fast draw. If you can't handle the IWB holsters then this OWB holster will keep you happy.

Best beginners OWB Holster

For your first holster it’s hard to beat an outside-the-waistband leather holster like this Royal Deluxe Holster from Galco. This design is simple and comfortable, it just works.

Best for Retention
If you need a bit more retention then this holster will do the job. It's always a concern that a person could come up behind you and grab your gun. This holster will stop them in their tracks giving you enough time to react. Very reasonable price too.

Shoulder Holsters

Editors Pick

Great value for a premium handmade shoulder holster. A rugged and functional design that offers excellent gun retention, comfort, and a top quality finish. The Masc holsters are available for the widest range of handgun models. Check out the full review The Best Shoulder Holster.

Editors Pick

The vertical version is slightly more expensive but still good value and offers the same ammo pouch and similar styling to the horizontal shoulder holster. It also performs just as well. See all the holsters we selected in The Best Shoulder Holster.

Best Modular Holster

Probably the most popular shoulder holster system available with a strong reputation among gun enthusiasts. More expensive than the Masc but for the extra money you get a system that is fully modular with a wide variety of optional accessories and other components available. We have a full review in The Best Shoulder Holster.


Editors Pick

Celestron Spotting Scope

If you are hunting or just on the range this is all you need. Have used this many times and it's just a great all round 80mm spotting scope for a decent price.
Editors Budget Pick
For the price this is an excellent red dot aiming solution. Reliable and robust it is best suited for home defense, light use, or a recreational firearm. Solid design with a lot of great features.
Best Budget Scope
We would not usually recommend a scope this cheap. But surprisingly this has proven to be a very handy and reliable scope to have around. In fact I will be buying a few more of these. Perfect if you have a lot of rifles and you want to save a few dollars.


Editors Pick
This is what I use and all you need if you want a revolver that offers compact powerful protection, sport shooting and collecting all in one. Holds 7 rounds of .38 or .357 ammo.
Best hunting Revolver
This Ruger packs the punch you need for big-game hunting and protection from dangerous animals. I have seen this revolver take down bears, elk and moose. It's a large revolver but thats what you will need to deal with large animals.
Best Small Frame
The perfect revolver for concealed carry, home defense or a backup revolver for law enforcement and security personnel. Available in a wide range of models. The price is pretty good too.


Best Entry Level
Lever action rifles have been around for a long time but they still get the job done. These rifles have proven themselves over many generations from hunting wild boar and deer to self defense.
Best AK Deal
This is the generation 3 version and each new version just keeps getting better. Ships with a 30 round magazine if allowed in your state.
Best Starter Air Rifle
Good starter rifle for the kids. Use it for hunting squirrels or just teaching them the basics of handling a firearm. Being an air rifle it keeps the noise level down too.


Best Tactical Semi-Auto
Guaranteed rapid fire with the regulated gas system. When it's issued to the marines you know it is going to be reliable. This is one tough military grade shotgun that you can rely on.
Best Value Shotgun
This semi-auto shotgun will give you the best bang for your bucks. Good for use in close quarter situations such as a home for self defense. Very solid build and available with a pistol grip.
Editors Pick Magazine Feed

Citadel RSS1 Tactical

If your after a magazine feed, semi-auto shotgun then look no further. All the action is gas powered for smooth cycling and less recoil. This shotgun is useful in a wide range of situations. Good price too!