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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.


1911

6 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 1911s are for you. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?

There are lots of good CCW guns on the market and this 9mm Sig Sauer is one of our favorites! Learn all about the P938, why we love it, and if it's for you. (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)

How-To

Long Term Ammo & Gun Storage: Tips & Tricks

Want to store your ammo and guns right? We cover proper cleaning, prepping, and safe storage techniques to keep away rust and other damage. (Read)

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)

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)

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)
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