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 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

5 Best 1000 Yard Guns for Under $1000 [2019]

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)

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 2019]: 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)

Pistol

Best 9mm Pistols [Full-Size, Compact, Sub-Compact]

Our top picks for full-size, compact, and sub-compact 9mm semi-auto pistols! If you need a "do-it-all" 9mm, here they are! (Read)

Gun Reviews

Mini-14 Ranch Rifle [Hands-On Review]

Looking for a nice .223 rifle that's not an AR? We hands-on test a couple Mini-14 Ranch rifles for accuracy, ergonomics, reliability, price, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Best Lever Action Rifles [2019]: You Can Still Buy

Looking to get a lever gun? Whether it's for hunting, plinking, or winning the West...we've got you covered with some history and our favorite picks. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Predator Calls: Coyotes, Bobcats, Foxes, & More

Make predators come to you. We cover our favorite models of electronic and mouth calls for coyotes, bobcats, foxes, mountain lions, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Remington 700 Triggers [2019]: Maximum Accuracy

Looking to get the most accuracy out of your Remington 700? You'll want an upgraded trigger. We'll go over important specs and our favorite R700 triggers. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

.243 Win Vs .308 Win: Comparison & Best Ammo

The .243 and .308 Winchester are two popular hunting cartridges. But what's the best for you? We cover the pros/cons of each plus our favorite ammo picks. (Read)

Ammo

.300 Winchester Mag [Caliber]: Best Ammo & Rifles

From Alaska to Zimbabwe, .300 Win Mag is open the top choice for big game and stopping long-distance baddies. Find out why, plus ammo and rifle suggestions. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Cold Weather Shooting Tips For You & Your Gun

Know how to keep yourself and your guns ready even in the dead of winter! Here's some of our top cold weather shooting tips. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Remington 700 Stocks & Chassis [2019]

Even a classic needs an update. Find out the best Remington 700 stock or chassis for you...from hunting to tactical or even competition purposes. (Read)

1911

Best 1911's Chambered in 9mm

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)
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