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.

Buyer's Guide

Best Targets and Stands for Shooting [Ultimate Guide]

Ready to grab targets but stumped on what to buy? We have the lowdown on the best targets (and stands) to make range time productive and fun! (Read)

Modding

[Ultimate Build] Best CZ Micro Scorpion Upgrades

The CZ Micro Scorpion is cool...but it could always be better. So, we grabbed some accessories and made some much-needed upgrades. (Read)

Glock

Affordable Glock Braces: Micro Roni vs. RT 20/20

The CAA Micro Roni goes head-to-head with the Recover Tactical 20/20 in the battle of Glock braces. Come see who takes the win in this brawl. (Read)

Fun

The Guns of Christmas…Movies [Ultimate Guide]

Take a tour through the wonderful world of Christmas movie guns and find out which films are a must-see for the holidays. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

[Hands-On] Best Shotgun Lights for Home Defense

Don’t believe the myths. You can toss a light on a shotgun and we’ve rounded up the best models to prove it — for pump-action and semi-autos. (Read)

AK

Best AK Pistols: 7.62 and Beyond [Ultimate Guide]

Who doesn't like a short AK? Come learn all about AK pistols, why you definitely want one, and which are the best of the best. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Optics for Your Shotgun [Ultimate Guide]

An optic on a shotgun? Prepare to learn all about why an optic makes sense and which models we recommend you slap on your shotgun right now! (Read)

Ammo

Which Rifle Round is Better: 7.62 vs. 5.56 NATO

Not sure which rifle round is best for you? We'll cover the pros & cons of 7.62 vs. 5.56, delve into the history, and learn how both are used. (Read)

Fun

Top 10 Video Games for Hardcore Gun Nerds

Video games are often the starting point for many future gun nerds. So, which are the best of the best? We rounded up some of our favorites. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

[Beginner's Guide]: Buckshot for Home Defense

New to shotguns and on the hunt for the best ammo for home defense? Come read up on buckshot and why you should have some in your safe. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best DA/SA Pistols Every Gun Owner Needs

DA/SA doesn't win popularity contests, but the solid design has earned plenty of fans. Which are our favorite DA/SA models? Come find out. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Review] Cloud Defensive OWL: A Bright Weapon Light

We take a hands-on look at the Cloud Defensive OWL to see if it's worthy of mounting on your next rifle. Come see if it makes the cut. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Hands-On] Olight Odin Rifle Flashlight Review

The Olight Odin promises a budget-friendly, durable rifle light, but does it deliver? Come see how this light performed under pressure. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Top 10 Gun Accessories Under $10

Gun gear can be pricey, but don't let that stop you from stocking up. Check out our list of budget-friendly tools and accessories under $10. (Read)
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