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 Ambidextrous AR-15 Lower Receivers & Conversions [2019]

Want a fully ambidextrous AR-15 lower? We've got you covered with several of our favorites. Plus the necessary parts to do a conversion on a standard lower. (Read)

Ammo

Best 10mm Ammo [Hunting, Self-Defense, & Plinking]

Need ammo for your mightly 10mm? We go over our favorite picks for the best 10mm ammo for Self-Defense, Hunting, and affordable Plinking. (Read)

Builds

Best AR-15 Builds: M16A4 (Modern Musket)

Want the closest thing to a M16A4? Travis clones his issued modern musket to make the most ballistically advantageous AR-15 build. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Tourniquets & Holders [Myths, Usage, and Top Picks]

Looking to build a comprehensive med kit? You'll need some tourniquets. We go over myths, how to use them, tourniquet holders, and our best picks. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

6 Best .300 Blackout Scopes and Optics [2019]: Correct Drops

Want a scope catered to your .300 Blackout round? We cover 6 of the best red dot, magnified optic, and prism scopes with the ideal .300 dropoff. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best AK-47 Brakes & Compensators [2019]: Tame The Recoil

Looking to tame the oomph of your AK? We cover a few of the most popular brakes out there across all budgets so you can find the best for your needs. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Best Survival Knife [2019 Hands-On]: All Budgets

Not sure what fixed blade-survival knife to get? We cover everything from steel to serration, tang, and more. Plus hands-on review of 4 of the most popular. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best P320 Upgrades [2019]: Even Better

Looking to make your P320 even better? We'll cover our favorite upgrades from triggers, sights, and barrels to lights, holsters, and even PDW kits. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro with Brace

Need the tiniest 9mm CZ Scorpion? We hands-on review the Evo 3 S2 Pistol Micro with brace for reliability, ergonomics, accuracy, worth-it-ness, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

6 Best AR-15 Suppressors in .223 & 5.56 [2019]

Looking for the best suppressor for your AR-15? We cover 6 of the most popular cans for your .223/5.56 rifle, complete with videos and where to buy. (Read)

Glock

The Dumbest Glock Build Ever

We've done a bunch of great Glock builds. Here's what we came up for the absolute dumbest build possible. Check out our monstrosity. (Read)

AR-15

6.8 SPC [The Complete Guide]

The AR-15 comes in a lot of different flavors. One great for CQB and extended ranges is the Remington 6.8 SPC. We'll cover ballistics, uses, ammo, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best MP5 Clones (You Can Maybe Get)

Want to snag an MP5? We'll go over the pros/cons of the system plus some of the best clones out there. If they are in stock is another question. (Read)

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)
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