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Mike Hardesty

Mike has been shooting, reloading, and bullet casting for over 40 years. He lives in rural Indiana where he has a backyard target range. Married for almost 40 years, Mike and his wife teach adult education in their home county and have four sons with their families, totaling 10 grandkids.


Pistol

Taurus GX4XL Review: Best Budget Long Slide CCW?

We take a look at a new addition to Taurus' lineup, the GX4XL -- a long-slide CCW pistol that doesn't break the bank. Is it good? Come find out. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Ruger Blackhawk Review: Most Reliable Revolver?

We take a classic revolver, the Ruger Blackhawk, to the range to see how this oldie (but goodie) handles. Come see what we think. (Read)

History

Battle of the Bulge: The Guns of America & Germany

Dec 16th marks the anniversary of the bloodiest battle of WWII for the U.S. -- the Battle of the Bulge. We're looking at the guns used by both sides. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 10mm Review: Best Big Bore Pistol?

We take the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 in 10mm to the range to see if this big bore pistol is worth adding to your safe. Come get our thoughts! (Read)

Gun Reviews

Hi-Point Model 995TS Review: Best Budget 9mm Carbine?

We take a look at the Hi-Point Model 995 -- a budget friendly 9mm carbine that won't break the bank. But is it any good? Come find out. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Walther PPK/s Review: James Bond’s Favorite Pistol

We take a look at the preferred pistol of 007 -- the Walther PPK/s. This .380 ACP is a classic gun but does it withstand the test of time? Come see... (Read)

Gun Reviews

Stoeger STR-9C Review: Ultimate Glock Substitute?

The Stoeger STR-9C is a Turkish compact handgun that comes in a lot cheaper than Glock...but is it a good alternative to the Austrian pistol? Come find out. (Read)

Gun Reviews

S&W Model Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp: Perfect Carry .357?

We take the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp from Smith & Wesson to the range to see if this classic revolver is still relevant. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Colt Anaconda .44 Magnum Review: Snake Gun Renaissance

We take the Colt Anaconda 6-inch .44 Magnum revolver to the range to see how this snake gun performs. Come see what we think. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Walther CCP M2 Review: Single-Stack CCW Goodness

We take the single stack, Walther CCP M2 for a test drive to see if it deserves any love in the concealed carry arena. Come see what we think. (Read)

Pistol

Mossberg MC2c Review: Versatile Compact Carry Pistol

We take a look at the compact Mossberg MC2c -- a 9mm pistol ready to take on concealed carry. Is it worth it? Come find out. (Read)

Review

Taurus G3X Review: Best Concealed Carry Pistol Under $300?

We take the affordable Taurus G3X for a test drive to see if this budget 9mm can hold its own at the range. Come get the specs, features, and more! (Read)

Reloading

What You Need to Know About Reloading Dies [Guide]

We walk you through what you need to know when it comes to reloading dies: what they are, how to use them, and the different types. (Read)

Review

Taurus TX22 Competition Review: Best Budget Competition Pistol?

Looking for a competition rimfire pistol under $600? We tested out the Taurus TX22 Competition to see if this .22 LR handgun fits the bill. (Read)
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