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

History of Gun Media: What's Changed?

How has gun media changed from its start in the 1900s to the golden age of print magazines and now to internet publications? And what's next? (Read)

Ammo

The Ammo Equation: How Much Ammo Do You Really Need?

How much ammo do you really need for each caliber and firearm? We dive into the "ammo equation" and even throw in how many magazines you need for each gun. (Read)

How-To

How to Buy a Used Gun [Ultimate Guide]

Want to save some money by buying a used gun? We go over how to choose the right gun to buy, a checklist of things to look over, and where to buy. (Read)

1911

1911 Series 70 vs Series 80: What's the Best?

What's the difference? We go over everything from the safety, bushing, and hammer in the Series 70 and Series 90 1911s to see which is the best for you. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

10 Things New Gun Owners Need to Know

Got a new gun? Here's 10 things you've got to know to stay safe, shoot accurately, and not look like a newbie at the range. (Read)

Safety

Kids and Guns 101: Safety, Age, & Recommendations

Want to get your kids into the shooting sports? We go over some essential safety, the right age, and a few gun recommendations perfect for children. (Read)

Concealed Carry

8 Best Concealed Carry Revolvers

Revolvers make for excellent CCW weapons...reliable, consistent, and easy to conceal. We've rounded up some of the best CCW revolvers on the market. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

3 Best Bond Arms Derringers [Hands-On]

Bond Arms is the premier derringer manufacturer but they have a lot of models. We've hands-on shot a bunch of them and these three are our favorites. (Read)

Concealed Carry

Open Carry vs Concealed Carry [Pros & Cons]

Carry curious? We go deep into the pros & cons of open carry vs concealed carry so you know what's the best for your situation. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Kimber K6s: Worth It

Looking for a primary or backup revolver? The Kimber K6s outperforms its price point in our review of its reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Backup Guns: When All Else Fails

What happens when your main sidearm goes down? Do you have a belly gun for a last ditch effort? We review a few of our favorite backup guns for EDC. (Read)

Rifle

[Review] Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun: Adult & Youth Models

Ready to get your young one into shooting or reliving your own childhood? We hands-on review the Daisy Red Ryder 1938 in both Adult and Youth models. (Read)

Ammo

Best Frangible Ammo: [Purpose & Calibers]

Frangible ammo isn't just for steel targets. We'll go over their potential use in hunting and self-defense. Plus our favorites for popular calibers. (Read)

Fun

Flying with Firearms: Everything You Need to Know

Don't just hope for the best. We cover the rules for packing, declaring, storing, and locking your firearm for flying. Plus our favorite cases and locks. (Read)
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