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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

Century Arms Draco Review: OG AK Pistol

We take a look at the Century Arms Draco -- a Romanian AK pistol chambered in 7.62x39mm. Does this AK hold its own? We take it to the range to find out. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

6 Best Shooting Drills: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

Want to shoot better? We've got the most effective drills for pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Plus tips on how to run them, make them harder, and favorite gear. (Read)

Concealed Carry

7 Best Sig Sauer Pistols for Concealed Carry [Guide]

Sig Sauer has dominated the metal framed pistol arena for awhile...but what about concealed carry? We dive into Sig models we think work well for CCW. (Read)

History

What Happened to the Beretta 90-Two?

Remember when Beretta tried to modernize the 92FS? No? Well come learn more about the Beretta 90-Two and why this pistol never caught on. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “First Blood” & Rambo’s M60

In this Guns of Pop Culture, we take a look at the film "First Blood" and the infamous M60 hip fired by Rambo. (Read)

AR-10

6 Best AR-10 Barrels: Our Favorites 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)

Buyer's Guide

7 Best Discreet Rifle & Pistol Bags [Ultimate Guide]

Need to tote your rifle or pistol but don't want everyone to know what's up? We got you covered with a list of the best discreet gun bags. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Multi-Caliber Weapons [Rifles, Shotguns & Handguns]

Want more bang for your buck? Grab a multi-caliber weapon! We have a rundown of the best ones we think deserve your attention. (Read)

Pistol

What Happened to the HK P9 & P9S?

We take a look at the HK P9 and P9S to learn more about these unique pistols and, ultimately, why they disappeared... (Read)

Terminology

U.S. Military Hand Signals Explained: How Soldiers Communicate

Ever wondered what hand signals the U.S. military uses when trying to be sneaky and quiet? We have the details with pictures and gifs to explain! (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Sig Sauer P365 Models: History, Evolution, & Why They’ve Remained #1

We take a dive into the history and evolution of the Sig Sauer P365 series, detailing each model and what sets them apart. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: Chris Pratt & the Beretta 1301

In this Guns of Pop Culture, we take a look at two Chris Pratt-led Amazon features and the Beretta 1301 used in both. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

8 Best Budget Guns for New Shooters [Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun]

Picking your first gun can be a hassle. So, we're taking the guesswork out and providing you with some great guns for new shooters...that are affordable! (Read)

Rimfire

Best .22 Rimfire Guns of 2022: Handguns, Rifles, & Revolvers

2022 was the year of .22s, with new rimfire rifles, revolvers, and pistols coming down the pipeline. We have a rundown of some of the most popular items. (Read)
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