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.

Gun Reviews

[Review] Chiappa Rhino 40DS: Current Favorite Revolver

Want a different kind of revolver? How about a futuristic one that has the lowest bore axis possible? We hands-on review the Chiappa Rhino 40DS!(Read)

Shotgun

6 Best Home-Defense Tactical Shotguns [2019]

Quickly learn what makes a tactical shotgun, why it's so effective, ammo selection, pros/cons, and our Top 6 best home defense shotgun choices.(Read)

AR-15

Best AR-15 Calibers & Conversion Kits [2019]

Want something other than 5.56 in your AR? We go over the best calibers and their conversion kits to make your AR feel like a new gun.(Read)

AR-10

7 Best AR-10 Barrels [2019]: Our Fav Models For Builds

Looking to build a new AR-10? We cover the different patterns, interchaneability with the AR-15, and our favorite AR-10 barrels for accuracy and budget.(Read)

Review

Armslist [Review] & Avoiding Scams

Thinking of purchasing or listing on Armslist? We've done both for 8+ years. Here's our tips to get the best experience and avoid getting scammed.(Read)

Shotgun

Best Remington 870 Models & Upgrades [2019]: 5 Builds

The Remington 870 is one of the best shotguns ever produced. But there's so many models and even more upgrades. We walk through our 5 fullly upgraded builds.(Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Tactical Things from Amazon (That Aren't Terrible), Part 2

It's back. We scour Amazon for the weirdest tactical gear out there and then try it hands-on. This time we have prepping gear, pistol flip sights, and more.(Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Tourniquets & Holders : Myths, Usage, and Top Picks

Looking to build a comprehensive med kit? You'll need some tourniquets. We go over myths, how to use them, tourniquet holders, and our best picks.(Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Survival Rifles [2019]: Light, Foldable, & Lots of Ammo

Need to survive the wilderness and get back to civilization in one piece? We cover our definition of a survival rifle and our 5 best picks.(Read)
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