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Here are some things we like.

Idaho companies are listed in Star Garnet Red.


Buckhorn Gun & Pawn

Many gun retailers in the Boise area have come and gone, but this little shop has steadily delivered great products and attentive personal service for their customers since...well, forever!

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CCW Safe

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Concealed Carry, Inc.

Podcasts, training videos, shooting products, an instructor network, blogs, reciprocity maps—even their own self-defense conference! These guys have it all, and it's all really good!


Chalk 1 Munitions

Find exceptional niche ammo made right here in Idaho! This company is owned by veterans who are extremely knowledgeable in their field, and take excellent care of their customers.


EDC Belt Company

Bryan Eastridge proves that people are not hoop-shaped, and that high-quality, tough-as-nails gun belts can be supremely comfortable! Check out the "Foundation."


Freedom Gun Targets

Jon offers excellent customer service, and great pricing on a wide selection of targets. This business is located in Idaho Falls and deserves your patronage no matter where you are.

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Gunfighter Gun Oil

When Mickey Schuch sets out to do something, rest assured the end result will reflect his exceptionally high standards! So it is with his gun-care product lineup. A family business.


Gunfighters, Inc.

Located in Rathdrum, Idaho, this holster workshop turns out our favorite mag pouches for Glocks: perfect retention, with a positive "click" just like a good holster. Made with rivets—not screws.



It is hard to believe that this company opened its doors in 2013. They wasted no time in turning out high-quality, reliable optics that rival the old standards, and at a lower price point.


Kore Essentials

This is not the first ratcheting belt, but it is the best. As of April 2024, I am passing three years of EDC service out of this belt—more than triple the durability of a similar brand.


MGM Targets

Nestled in southwest Idaho between Caldwell and Lake Lowell, this shop produces a huge variety of reactive and stationary steel range targets. Unmatched durability. Unparalleled quality.


Mountain Man Medical

Brian "Doc" McLaughlin has built a remarkable library of online first-aid and trauma training videos, as well as a shop with tested, proven, top-quality life-saving gear.


Rhino Safe

I remember visiting their small showroom in Caldwell, Idaho when they first hit the scene. Now, Costco sells them, and everybody everywhere wants one. Check out their new SafeX bolt design.


Tactical Rx

Did you know that some "safety glasses" provide very little in the way of safety? Even the standards and ratings can be confusing or plainly misleading. Tactical Rx can help you see things more clearly.


5.11 Tactical

Clothing, footwear, gear bags, and accessories for the gray man or woman. Rugged, dependable, comfortable, affordable. I wear 5.11 every single day and I love it!