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Author Kat Ainsworth Stevens

Kat Ainsworth Stevens 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.


Pistol

10 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)

Buyer's Guide

4 Best Thermal Optics for Nighttime Shoots [Guide]

We walk you through the difference between NVGs and thermal then lay out a few of our favorite thermal options for nighttime shoots. (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)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Glock 19 Gen 5: 3500 Round Report

The Glock G19 is one of the most popular handguns. But is the newest Gen 5 version worth it for you? We hands-on review it after shooting 3500+ rounds. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Be a Good Guy with a Gun

We've all heard the saying, "good guy with a gun," but what does it take to be one of the good guys? Well, we're going to tell you. Come see! (Read)

Ammo

Best Lead-Free Ammo for Hunting & Shooting [Guide]

Do you use lead-free ammo on hunts and at the range? Maybe you should. Read up on the benefits and see our list of the best lead-free ammo. (Read)

Observations

By the Numbers: Gun Ownership Through the Years

How has gun ownership shifted throughout the decades? We crunched some numbers and analyzed data to offer a look into gun ownership trends. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Stage Guns for Home Defense Safely

Quick access to a firearm can make a big difference in a home defense scenario. So, come read our tips for the best spots to store guns. (Read)

Concealed Carry

Tips for Concealed Carry and Home-Defense in Winter

Ready to winterize your self-defense plans? Come in out of the cold and check out our best tips for winter concealed carry and home-defense. (Read)

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)

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)

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)
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