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Author Todd Gimian

Todd is a Gunsmith and Range Officer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a degree in gunsmithing from Sonoran Desert Institute and has been working with firearms since he was a kid. Todd has a background in martial arts and enjoys training and teaching combatives whenever he has time.


How-To

Barrel Break-In: What Is It & How To Do It Right [Guide]

Is it worth it to break in your rifle's barrel? We take a dive into the concept of barrel break-ins and even walk you through how to do it. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

10 Best Lever Action Rifles [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)

Beginner's Guide

ATF Forms Explained: A Guide to Common Form Types

We break down some of the most common ATF forms you'll encounter while buying guns and even some accessories/parts. (Read)

AR-15

AR-15 Forward Assist: What It Does & Do You Need One?

Should your rifle have a forward assist? We walk you through what a forward assist does and tell you whether it's worth having on your AR-15. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

A Guide to .458 SOCOM: History, Rifles, & Parts

Let's explore .458 SOCOM -- its origins, what it's used for, and some guns and gear capable of handling this big bore. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Install a Handguard on an AR-15

We help you swap out your old AR-15 handguard for a brand new one, breaking down the process step-by-step. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

[How-To] Install a Gas Block on an AR-15

We run you through the steps it takes to properly install a gas block on your AR-15. We also walk you through the types of gas blocks and their pros/cons. (Read)

Modding

[How-To] Upgrade an AR-15 Without Weighing It Down

It's easy to get caught up in the world of AR-15 accessories, but how do you know when enough is enough? Come see how to balance your build. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Set Up the Best Battle Belt & Plate Carrier

Ready to kick your range time up a notch? Come see how to set up a badass battle belt and plate carrier to maximize your fun! (Read)

Ammo

9x39mm: The Ins & Outs of the Russian Round

The 9x39mm is a unique Russian round and we're taking a look at its history, evolution, and modern military and civilian applications. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best Suppressor Covers [Hands-On Tested]

Why should you invest in a suppressor cover? We're exploring the pros and cons and, ultimately, helping you decide which model you should try. (Read)

AR-15

AR-15 Pistol or SBR (Short Barrel Rifle): What’s Best For You?

Not sure to go with an AR-15 pistol and brace, or go with a tax stamp and SBR? We cover the pros/cons, current legal standings, and our top picks. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

How to Shoot Full Auto [A Beginner’s Guide]

Getting the chance to shoot a full auto submachine or machinegun? We'll cover some tips and tricks so you stay safe, shoot straight, and have lots of fun. (Read)
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