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Author Randy Bauman

Randy Bauman was lead instructor for seven years at the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School-Shooting Sports Section, and he has a lifetime interest in teaching others about firearms. His primary passion is big-game hunting, mainly DIY backpack hunting deep in the wilderness. That passion for hunting led him to become a Life Member of Safari Club International and he currently serves as President of the Central Washington Chapter of SCI.


Buyer's Guide

Best AR-15 in .22 LR [Colt M4 .22 LR + Others]

Training, plinking, or fending off an army of squirrels -- an AR-15 in .22 LR has a lot of uses! From full rifle to conversion, we can help you find the one! (Read)

1911

9 Best 9mm 1911s: Move Over .45 ACP

When you think 1911, you think 230+ grains of .45 caliber Americana. But what if you want that classic 1911 styling and shootability, but in a softer-shooting (and cheaper) flavor? These 9mm 1911's are for you. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Hands-On Review] CZ 527 American: Mini Mauser

We take a look at the classic looking CZ 527 American. If you love bolt guns and Mauser actions, you'll love this rifle. Come see why. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best 1000 Yard Guns for Under $1000

Want to hit a target half a mile away without breaking the bank? We go over what we look for in a rifle and our picks for the best 1000 yard guns around $1000. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

11 Best Spotting Scopes [View-Throughs]: Range & Hunting

Looking for a spotting scope? Not even sure you need one? We hands-on review some of the most popular with tons of view-through pictures. (Read)

Holsters

6 Best Chest Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

What if you don't need concealment or speed in a holster? We hands-on test some of the best chest holsters that's at home backpacking or fly-fishing. (Read)

Ammo

Best .30-30 Ammo: Harvesting Deer Since 1895

The .30-30 is a classic American cartridge that puts meat on the table. Learn more about it and our best picks for factory hunting ammo and handloading. (Read)

How-To

Long Range Shooting [Intro & Fundamentals]

Long range shooting can be for anyone. We go through the basics of shooting past 800 yards with a focus on the necessities in gear and technique. (Read)

Shooting

AR-15 Long Range Shooting with .223/5.56

Thinking of going long range with a .223/5.56 AR-15? We cover how we did it with our choice of stock (budget) rifle, optic, ammo, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Remington 700 Upgrades: Stocks, Triggers, & More

Looking to upgrade or build up a new Remington 700? We've got our favorite mods from barrels to stocks, triggers, bottom metal, and even scope rings. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Clay Pigeon Throwers [Manual & Automatic]

PULL! Shooting trap and skeet is awesome but you'll eventually need a thrower that isn't your own arm. Check out our top picks for best clay thowers. (Read)

Hunting

Best Deer Feeders: Invite a Deer to Dinner

Looking for that extra edge? We'll cover the legality & usefulness of deer feeders. Plus our pick of the best ones on the market right now for your budget. (Read)

Hunting

Where To Shoot A Deer: 6 Spots for Quick & Humane Hunts

Shot placement matters when hunting. We cover some deer anatomy and then dive into 6 spots to shoot a deer so it expires quickly and humanely. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best 2-Way Radios [Hands-On]: FRS, GMRS, & MURS

Get comms even when your phone says "No Service" with 2-way radios. We cover the various types of two-way radios and the best models. All in-hand tested. (Read)
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