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.

AR-15

Best 9mm AR-15 Barrels [2019]: PCC Ready

Building a 9mm AR-15 pistol caliber carbine? Finding the right barrel is crucial. Here's a couple of our favorites we've used in our own builds. (Read)

AR-15

Best 3-Gun Rifle Compensators [2019]

Looking for the best compensator to reign in muzzle flip? We cover options for all budgets and the most popular 3-Gun competition calibers. (Read)

Ammo

Best .380 Ammo [2019]: Self-Defense & Target Practice

Need recommendations for the best .380 self-defense and plinking rounds? These personal picks bring out the best capability of the diminutive round. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Aftermarket Glock Magazines: Max Reliability

You can never have too many Glock mags, but reliability is key. Here's a list of the best and worst aftermarket Glock magazines to keep your pistol running smoothly. (Read)

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)

Buyer's Guide

Best IFAKs: Pouches, Complete Kits, and Contents List

What's the best IFAK? Should you build or buy? We cover our favorite pouches, the best gear to include, and the most complete kits available. (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)

Safes

7 Best Hidden Gun Safes for Home [Security & Subterfuge]

If you want to keep your firearms and other valuables securely protected, and also hidden for an extra layer of safety, these are the gun safes you need. (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)

AR-15

Best .300 Blackout AR-15 Uppers [2019]

The .300 Blackout is here to stay. We'll cover the best uppers out there for all budgets and build types...from pistol to rifle to suppressed. (Read)
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