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

Essential Range Training Tools for Becoming a Better Shooter

If you want to be a better shooter, you need better tools. Here are some of the most best tools you can use to up your training. (Read)

Gear Reviews

7 Best AR-15 Pistol Grip Tools

Maximize all your AR storage space with a pistol grip tool. We cover the most popular options from survival to front sight adjustment and cleaning. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Adjustable Gas Blocks [Complete Guide]

What's the best AR-15 adjustable gas block? We cover all the most popular ones out there and choose our hands-on-tested number one block to rule them all. (Read)

Holsters

5 Best Universal Holsters (That Don’t Suck)

Universal holsters often suck, but they don't have to! We hands-on review a few of the best multi-fit pistol holsters that are actually worth it. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best Shotgun Ammo Carriers: Side Saddle, Pouches, & Bandoliers

Need to carry more ammo for your shotgun? We hands-on cover the most popular methods from plate carriers to side saddles, bandoliers, pouches, and more. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

4 Best ACOG Scopes [Hands-On]

Need a (literally) bomb-proof optic? Trijicon's military favorite fixed-magnification ACOG is the answer. Find out why...plus the perfect model for you. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Henry Axe .410: Lever "Not a Shotgun"

The Henry Axe in .410 is the most fun you'll have in a long time. A quality-built and reliable plinker, there's not much room for upgrades but who cares? (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Benelli M4: Gas Operated Smoothness

The Benelli M4 is almost $2000 but you get military reliability and a great trigger. Plus some things we don't like and potential upgrades to fix them. (Read)

Shotgun

6 Best Home-Defense Tactical Shotguns [Hands-On]

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)

Ammo

Best .380 Ammo [2020]: 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)

Gun Reviews

[Review] IWI TS12: Space Shotgun with Some Flaws

Looking at the ultra-futuristic IWI TS12 semi-auto shotgun? We hands-on test it and although it's massively fun, there's still some flaws you need to know. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Springfield Saint Victor: Best Sub-$1000 AR-15?

AR-15s are a dime a dozen. But the Springfield Saint Victor packs tons of upgrades in a well-built and light package that makes it a deal at under $1000. (Read)

Every Day Carry

[Loadout] Guns & Gear of a US Marine

Want to know what a US Marine carries? We'll cover the guns, gear, knives, and woobies of grunts and how to clone their loadout as a civilian. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Linear Compensators for AR & AK [2020]

Want to direct gas and concussion away from yourself and your team? Check out the best linear compensators on the market right now for ARs and AKs. (Read)
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