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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.


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)

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)

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)
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