Author Ken Whitmore

Ken Whitmore is a husband, father of two, and prior service United States Marine. He lives in Western Pennsylvania where he has enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and shooting for the past 20 years.

Builds

My AR-15 RECCE Build [Aero Precision Base]

Want to build your own RECCE rifle? I cover what makes a great RECCE AR-15 and the all parts I chose from Aero Precision and other manufacturers. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] M1 Carbine (Auto Ordnance): Blast From the Past

Does the old M1 Carbine have a place in your collection? We hands-on test Auto Ordnance's reproduction for accuracy, reliability, ergonomics, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

11 Best AR-15 Grips [2019]: Ditch That Poverty A2

Having the right AR-15 grip is super important. We hands-on test some of the most popular and choose our overall winner, KISS grip, and long-range pick. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Review]: Swamp Fox Optics Liberator & Kingslayer Red Dots

Are Swamp Fox's new red dots worth the move from established brands? We hands-on test their Liberator & micro Kingslayer to find out. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

[Review] Gunbroker.com: Fees, Laws, Potential Problems

Want to buy or sell on Gunbroker.com? We've done it a bunch of times and here's our review...from what it is (and isn't) to potential problems. (Read)

AR-15

Building a Duty/Patrol AR-15 [What's the Difference?]

Not all AR-15s are equal. We cover the difference between a random AR and one suited for duty or patrol use. Plus our favorite build parts to get it done. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Hands-On Review] Romeo 3 vs Romeo 5 from Sig Sauer

Looking for a new red dot? We hands-on test Sig Sauer's made-in-Japan Romeo 3 and 5 with lots of rounds, some freezing temperatures, and water submersion. (Read)

Rifle

7 Best Long-Range Cartridges: Hit Stuff Really Far Away

Want to send it really far downrange? We cover a few of our favorite long range cartridges. Complete with ammo suggestions, capability, rifles, and more. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Sig Sauer M400 Tread AR-15: A Cut Above

Looking for a great AR-15 that's a cut above budget starter rifles? We hands-on test Sig's M400 Tread for reliability, accuracy, worth-it-ness, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best 6.5 Grendel Uppers [Hands-On 2019]

Thinking of a 6.5 Grendel AR-15? We hands-on shoot 5 of the most popular uppers available so you'll know which to get for your purpose and budget. (Read)

AR-15

Best AR-15 Rifle Twist Rate: Does It Really Matter?

Will the wrong AR-15 rifle twist rate hinder accuracy? We put this common myth to the test so you know the best twist rate for your bullet weight. (Read)

Ammo

5.56 vs 7.62x39mm: Ballistics Match of Tortoise and the Hare

5.56 vs 7.62...what's better? We cover the famous rounds of the AR-15 and AK-47 in terms of bullet size and velocity to see which is the overall winner. (Read)
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