Author Kat Ainsworth

Kat Ainsworth is an outdoor writer, author, and Field Editor for Range365. She is a contributor for an array of major industry publications including USCCA Concealed Carry Magazine, Outdoor Life, and SHOT Business. Kat is heading into her second decade of concealed carry, has been an avid hunter for decades, and has never met a firearm she didn’t want to run (she also has a penchant for big bores). If it pew-pews, it’s on. Although she is now a full-time outdoor writer her background is eclectic and includes K9 Search-and-Rescue and emergency veterinary medicine.

Observations

1994 Assault Weapons Ban vs Biden's Gun Ban Plan

How does Biden's assault weapon ban compare to the 1994 version? We dive into his proposed points and what it might mean for gun owners. (Read)

Shooting

Ballistic Gel: Purpose, Protocol, & Best Ones

How does your ammo really perform? Time to test it with some ballistic gel. We go through the process plus our recommended ones. (Read)

Concealed Carry

[Review] USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Course

Want to become a firearms instructor? Read our hands-on review of the USCCA Certified Concealed Carry Instructor Course. (Read)

How-To

8 Most Common AR-15 Failures & How To Fix Them

The AR-15 is reliable but can still have some hiccups. We go over a couple of the most common AR-15 failures and how to fix them. (Read)

Safety

Suicide and Firearms: Statistics, Signs, & What We Can Do

Suicides and firearms. What are the statistics, signs, and things you can do for yourself or a loved one to keep safe? (Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Best Glocks [Across Calibers & Sizes]

"Just get a Glock!" But which one? We cover our pick of the best Glock models across calibers and sizes. All hands-on with standalone reviews too. (Read)

Pistol

8 Best .45 ACP Pistols (That Aren't 1911s)

Want a .45 pistol...but not the 1911? We've got you covered with our top 7 picks of modern handguns that minimize recoil and maximize capacity of the .45 ACP. (Read)

How-To

[Guide] How To Shoot a Pistol One Handed: Tips, Tricks, & Drills

You might not always be able to use both hands to shoot your pistol. We go over helpful tips, tricks, and drills to master how to shoot a pistol one handed. (Read)

Safety

Firearm Self-Defense with Your Children Present

Hold their hand, drop your baby, what do you do in a firearm self-defense scenario when you have your children around? We go through all the scenarios. (Read)

Observations

Remembering Operation Red Wings: What Happened?

Operation Red Wings is one of the darkest times in SEAL team history and the inspiration behind the movie Lone Survivor. So what exactly happened? (Read)

Beginner's Guide

Top 5 Firearms Instructors (That You Can Still Learn From)

Want to learn shooting from the best? We gather our favorite firearm instructors from all around the US. Now get your learn on! (Read)

Ammo

Hague Convention: Does It Only Allow FMJ vs Hollow Point Ammo?

Can the US armed forced only use full metal jacket (FMJ) ammo instead of hollow points? Does this affect what you should use for self-defense? Answers! (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] HK VP9: Better Than Glock?

The VP9 is H&K's entry into the striker-fired handgun arena but does it beat Glock? We hands-on review it for reliability, accuracy, value, and more. (Read)

Safety

De-Escalation & Secondary Measures for Gun Owners

You can't shoot all your problems away. We cover some de-escalation techniques and secondary measures for gun owners and concealed carriers. (Read)
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