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Matthew Collins is a writer, editor, competitive shooter, hobby-level gunsmith and general firearms enthusiast. He has a background in the entertainment industry and currently works as one of our awesome writers in the field.


Ammo

What Are Wildcat Cartridges & Which Ones Made the Mark? [Guide]

We walk through some of the best and most well-known wildcat cartridges as well as talk about what a wildcat cartridge is! (Read)

Gun Laws

Is There a National Gun Registry?

Is there a master National Gun Registry for the US? Short answer is no...unless you're in specific states or dealing with the National Firearms Act (NFA). (Read)

Buyer's Guide

[Review] Shoot Steel AR500 Steel Targets

Looking for some of the best AR500 steel targets that are affordable and stand up to abuse? Check out our hands-on review of Shoot Steel targets. (Read)

AR-15

[What’s the Difference?]: AR-15 vs M4

Want to know the difference between the AR15 for civilians and the military M4? We cover that plus a little history, similarities, and the best for you. (Read)

Ammo

.223 vs 5.56 NATO vs .223 Wylde: Will Your Gun Blow?

Want to quickly know the difference between .223 vs 5.56 and potential safety concerns? We cover both plus .223 Wylde so you'll know the best for your gun. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Ruger Precision Rifle Gen 3: Even Better

The first generation Ruger Precision was truly revolutionary. The Gen 3 is even better. We hands-on review its reliability, accuracy, fit/feel, and more. (Read)

AR-15

Best Side Charging AR-15 Uppers

Want an AR-15 upper that is unique, but in a practical way? We dive into the pros and cons of side-charging AR-15s, how they work, and the best models. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Ruger SR1911 [Hands-On Review]: New Go-To 1911?

Is Ruger's SR1911 worthy of the 1911 name? We hands-on review it for reliability, shootability, ergonomics, and worth-it-ness. See what we find out! (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best .44 Magnum Ammo [Hunting, Defense, & Lever Action]

What's the best .44 Magnum ammo for your purpose? We go over our tested favorites for hunting, self-defense, lever action, and even general plinking. (Read)

Terminology

Molon Labe [What It Means, Origin, & Pronunciation]

What does Molon Labe mean? What's the origin? How do you pronounce it? And why does it seem gun folks are obsessed with it? (Read)

Observations

[What It Means] Gadsden Flag: Don’t Tread on Me

Don't tread on me. Not sure what the Gadsden Flag means? Or why is it "snek" now? We go over the history and current status of all the memes. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Tactical Jackets: Military Style Meets Civilian Chic

Want useful features in a military style...that's still great for daily use? We cover the best tactical jackets across a wide range of budgets. (Read)

AR-15

Best 7.62×39 AR-15 Uppers & Complete Rifles

Want to combine the accuracy of an AR-15 with the power of an AK-47's .30 caliber round? We cover the most popular 7.62x39 AR-15 uppers and complete rifles. (Read)

AR-10

6 Best .308/7.62 Semi-Auto Rifles: Battle Ready

Looking for the best hard-hitting .308/7.62 semi-auto rifle? We'll cover everything from AR-10s to FALs and SCARs so you'll know the best gun for you. (Read)
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