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Author Travis Pike

Travis Pike is a Marine infantry veteran, firearms enthusiast, and NRA certified instructor. He’s a lifelong shooter who just happened to be mediocre enough with a gun and a keyboard to combine the two and write. He currently teaches concealed carry courses and enjoys spending time in Florida’s Nature Coast. He is interested in helping folks protect themselves with firearms and shoot better at the range.


Buyer's Guide

Best Ambidextrous AR-15 Lower Receivers & Conversions [Tested]

Want a fully ambidextrous AR-15 lower? We've got you covered with several of our favorites. Plus the necessary parts to do a conversion on a standard lower. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “Heat” & Colt Model 733

The Colt Model 733 has a starring role in the movie "Heat" and we take a look at its iconic status in this film. (Read)

Shotgun

10 Best Home-Defense Tactical Shotguns [Hands-On]

Quickly learn what makes a tactical shotgun, why it's so effective, ammo selection, pros/cons, and our best home defense shotgun picks. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “John Wick” & the HK P30L

"John Wick" is the ultimate gun guy movie with plenty of cool guns. But we're diving deeper into Wick's HK P30L. (Read)

Fun

Self Defense on Vacation: How To Stay Safe While Traveling

How do you stay safe when you're playing tourist? We've got tips and tricks to make your vacation a breeze. (Read)

Glock

Best Aftermarket Glock Part Companies [Guide]

Looking to upgrade your Glock? We go over our favorite aftermarket parts companies that can make your Glock ready for competition and range day. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “Jurassic Park” & the SPAS-12

In this Guns of Pop Culture, we take a look at "Jurassic Park" and Muldoon's SPAS-12. Want to know more about this cool-looking shotgun? Come check it out. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best MP5 Clones (You Can Maybe Get)

Want to snag an MP5? We'll go over the best clones on the market...if they're in stock is another question. (Read)

Ammo

Best .300 Blackout Ammo: Self Defense, Hunting, Target

.300 AAC Blackout ammo comes in lots of flavors from training to home defense to hunting, we took a look at the whole range of ammo and picked out our top favorites for each type so that you can save time and money! (Read)

Gear

Military Optics: The Red Dots & Scopes Soldiers Use on the Battlefield

We take a look at some the optics commonly found among military units in the U.S. Come see what red dots, LVPOs, and prisms soldiers prefer. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “Dirty Harry” & the Smith & Wesson Model 29

In this Guns of Pop Culture, we take a look at the iconic .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 wielded by Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry." (Read)

Gun Reviews

Sig Sauer P365 [Review+Video]: Still the Standard?

Is the Sig Sauer P365 the perfect concealed carry handgun for you? We focus on shootability, accuracy, reliability, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best AK Alternatives: Rifles Chambered in 7.62×39 and 5.45×39

Want that sweet shooting of a 7.62x39 or 5.45 but don't want to mess with the AK design? Check out some 7.62 and 5.45 alternatives that ditch the AK style. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Smith & Wesson M&P 12 Review: Best Bullpup Shotgun?

The Smith & Wesson M&P12 is a bullpup style, pump-action shotgun with a futuristic look. But does it hold up on the range? Come find out. (Read)
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