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

The Gray Man Loadout

Is discretion really the better part of valor? We took a look at the "Gray Man" style that eschews the "tacticool" look in favor of looking like just another face in the crowd, while being prepared for any situation. (Read)

Shooting

Weak Hand Shooting

Being able to shoot with your non-dominant hand can save your life. Read on to learn how to shoot with your weak hand and why its important. (Read)

Fun

Most Overpowered Guns and Cartridges

"Overpowered" is in the eye of the beholder. These hefty rounds are sure to put a smile on your face, and a really big hole in whatever you're shooting at. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Best Affordable Optics that Won't Break on You

Putting optics on all your guns can be a huge hassle and drain on your bank account. Here are some of the best optics that can be had at affordable prices. (Read)

Suppressors

Machine Guns, SBRs, Supressors, Oh My! Complete Guide to the NFA

If you have ever wanted to buy a fully automatic, short-barrelled, or suppressed weapon, you have to first understand this one crucial gun law. (Read)

Glock

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Want to hold more ammo for your Glock? We cover how to choose the best mag holster, our favorite companies, and our favorite models for whatever your use. (Read)

Safety

Med Kits: The Most Important Thing to Have at the Range

When packing your range bag, there's one thing you need to always make sure you have. It could save your life, or the life of another. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Mossberg Shockwave Review: How Is It Legal?

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave is not legally a shotgun, but it is still an awesome defensive and fun range gun.Read our review to see if it's right for you. (Read)

Ammo

Hunting Ammo Buying Guide

Choosing the perfect hunting round is a subject of much debate. Our hunting ammo guide will help you choose the ideal round for your next hunt. (Read)

Shooting

Best Slide Lock Reload Method: Slide Release vs Slingshot

Slide release or slingshot...what's the best slide reload method? We quickly cover what each entails and the pros/cons so you choose the best for yourself. (Read)

Shooting

Trigger Reset: Slapping the Trigger Guard vs Riding the Reset

What's the best trigger reset method? We'll walk through slapping the trigger guard vs riding the reset so you can choose the best way for you and your gun. (Read)

Shooting

4 Most Effective Military and Police Qualifying Shoots

Do you want to become a better shooter? See how you compare against 4 of the best military & police shooting qualifiers...from pistol to rifle to shotgun. (Read)
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