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.

Fun

7 Best John Moses Browning Firearms

John Moses Browning (JMB) was one of the best firearm designers of all time. Here's some of our favorite JMB guns from the 1911 to the M2 Machine Gun. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Magpul PMAG M2 vs M3 [Does It Even Matter?]

PMAG M2 or M3 generations...what's the best? We go over all the differences and why they still keep producing the M2 version. Plus where to buy them! (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] KelTec KS7 Bullpup Shotgun

Looking for a futuristic bullpup shotgun? We hands-on review KelTec's KS7 for reliability, accuracy, ergonomics, fun, worth-it-ness, and more. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

10 Best New Optics of 2020

Want something new? We go over our top 10 favorite new optics of 2020 for your pistol, rifle, or shotgun. (Read)

Builds

Bullpup CZ Scorpion Build: Manticore Arms

Want to build a bullpup version of the CZ Scorpion? We review Manticore Arms' kit for install, reliability, ergonomics, shootability, price, and more. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Co-Witness Sights [Ultimate Guide]

What's a co-witness sight with a red dot? What's the difference from absolute vs lower one-thirds co-witness? And how to do you zero a co-witnessed optic? (Read)

Concealed Carry

4 Handgun Carry Conditions: Best for Concealed Carry?

We go over all four handgun carry conditions and what they mean for you. Plus the ideal condition when it comes to concealed carry. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

5 Worst Guns for Beginners (And Some Good Ones)

Don't make a big mistake. There are some terrible guns out there for beginners. Here's our list of the worst ones and also some good first firearms. (Read)

Shotgun

Best Mossberg 500 Stocks [Hands-On Tested]

Shotguns are some of the most classic firearms any of us own, but maybe yours needs an upgrade or maybe you just want to tinker with something. We took a look at some of the best stocks for one of the best shotguns - the Mossberg 500 family. (Read)

Shotgun

Best Benelli Semi-Auto Shotgun: M2 vs M3 vs M4

Looking for a Benelli semi-auto shotgun? We go over the differences between the M2, M3, and M4 variants. By the end you'll know which one is best for you. (Read)

Observations

10 Best New Guns Of 2020

The best part of SHOT Show? Seeing all the new guns for the year. Here are our top 10 best ones coming out soon! (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Ruger PC Charger: Short & Fun

Ruger made its popular PC Carbine even better by making it a short pistol. We hands-on review the PC Charger for reliability, ergos, looks, price and more. (Read)

Every Day Carry

5 Best Tactical Pens [Hands-On Tested]

Everything is tactical now. We go over a couple reasons why you should have a tactical pen and then our favorite models that we actually EDC. (Read)

Gear Reviews

7 Best AR-15 Pistol Grip Tools

Maximize all your AR storage space with a pistol grip tool. We cover the most popular options from survival to front sight adjustment and cleaning. (Read)
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