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

[Best AR-15 Builds] AT3 Budget Lightweight

Trying to save money by building yourself? I walk through my favorite budget lightweight AR-15 build with a couple AT3 parts. (Read)

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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