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.

Optics & Scopes

7 Best PCC Optics: Red Dots and Beyond [Guide]

Contemplating pistol caliber carbine competitions, but don't know what optic to toss on your PCC? We list out some of our faves for PCC competitions here! (Read)

Buyer's Guide

7 Best Self Defense Knives Under $300

Build out your self defense arsenal with a pick (or two) from our list of the best knives for self defense. From Hogue to Ka-Bar, we've got you covered. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Review] Holosun 507C, 509T & 507K Red Dot Roundup

Holosun 507C, 509T, and 507K red dots -- what's the difference? We explain with this hands-on review of all three mini red dot models! (Read)

History

[History] Heckler & Koch MP5: A Pop Culture SMG Icon

Ready to take a walk through memory lane? We're looking at the history of HK's iconic MP5 submachine gun and its influence on the world. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Red Dots + Magnifier Combos That Work [All Budgets]

Which red dot and magnifier combos can take you from close to range long in a snap? We got the answers with a list of our favorite pairings. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

13 Best P365 Upgrades & Holsters We Use Daily [Hands-On]

We've been carrying a P365 for a while with tons of rounds through it and plenty of tested upgrades. Here's some that we use on the daily. (Read)

Competition

7 Best Target Pistols for Competition Shooting [Guide]

We break down what makes a handgun a true target pistol and ultimately bring you a handful of models to consider when shopping. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Holosun 510C: A Budget Red Dot [Hands-On Tested]

We take the Holosun 510C red dot for a ride on the CZ Scorpion to see how it performs under pressure. Come see why we love this budget optic! (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Successfully Survive a Home Invasion

We're going to help you lay out a plan, gather the necessary tools, and study up on the tactics needed to defend your home against invaders. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

[Ultimate Guide] Best Magazine Fed Shotguns

Want a tactical shotgun with even more rounds at the ready? Of course you do! So, come see our picks for the best magazine fed shotguns. (Read)

Fun

8 Best Survival & SHTF Movies (& Lessons Learned)

While we love a good movie around here, we also appreciate flicks that teach us a little something about survival. These 8 films do just that. (Read)

Concealed Carry

Best 1911 Holsters for Concealed Carry [Guide]

Got a 1911? You definitely need a holster for it. Come take a look at some of our recommendations to find the 1911 holster perfect for you. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

9 Best Double-Barrel Shotguns: Sport & Range [Guide]

We got the lowdown on the coolest double barreled shotguns on the market. From O/Us to SxS, see what you should add to your gun safe. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Hands-On Review] Sig Sauer P320 AXG Scorpion

Sig Sauer's P320 AXG brings an all-metal frame to the P320 platform. And we instantly fell in love with this 9mm, come see why you might too. (Read)
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