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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.


Ammo

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)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best 6.5 Grendel Uppers [Hands-On]

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)

Buyer's Guide

13 Best AR-15 Grips [Hands-On]: Ditch That 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

[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)

Builds

[Best AR-15 Builds] Pin & Weld Blue-Collar Duty Rifle

Treat yourself with a sub 16" barrel the right way. We go over a pin & weld duty rifle with all the DIY instructions included. (Read)

How-To

[Guide] How to Reduce AR-15 Recoil: Stance, Gas, Brakes, & BCGs

Want a softer shooting AR-15? We scientifically test recoil reduction from stance, gas, brakes, and lightweight BCGs to see what makes the most difference. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Hands-On Review] Swampfox Arrowhead 1-8x

Looking for a sub-$500 low power variable optic (LPVO) in the 1-8x range? We hands-on review the Swampfox Arrowhead for glass, eye-box, price, and more. (Read)

Uncategorized

[Guide] Situational Awareness: Head on a Swivel

Learn how to be more aware of your surroundings and get ahead of anything bad that could potentially happen with our Situational Awareness Guide. (Read)

AR-15

.224 Valkyrie [Complete Guide]: Specs, Ammo, & Guns

Is the .224 Valkyrie by Federal the next caliber for you? We look at the ballistics, ammo pricing, best uppers, and best barrels to answer your question. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Review] Faxon .350 Legend Barrel: Hunting Ready

Looking for a great .350 Legend barrel? We hands-on review Faxon's 16" Gunner profile version for accuracy and its ability to take down deer. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Review] Primary Arms SLx 1-8x Scope: Hands-On

Is a low power variable optic like the PA 1-8x for you? We hands-on review it for reliability, durability, box test, glass quality, price, and more. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] DS Arms (DSA) FAL SA58

The FAL is the "right arm of the free world," but is a modernized version needed? We hands-on review DS Arms' SA58 variant for everything that matters. (Read)

Ammo

[Study] Home Defense Overpenetration: Shotgun, Handgun, Rifle

We use ballistic gel and built interior/exterior walls to test shotgun, handgun, and rifle loads to see the best ammo if overpenetration is a concern. (Read)

Builds

[Best AR-15 Builds]: 6.5 Grendel Hunting Build

It's time to utilize the modularity of the AR-15. Here's our build in 6.5 Grendel meant for hunting everything from woodchucks to coyote removal. (Read)
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