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

5 Best Folding Truck Guns [2019]: Portable Firepower

Looking for a little extra firepower in your vehicle if a situation needs it? We cover several of the best trunk guns out there across calibers and budgets.(Read)

Fun

4 Weird Tactical Things from Amazon (That Aren't All Terrible)

Handgun bayonet, 12 gauge Pez dispenser, 1911 rails, and clipazines? We dive deep into the weird world of tactical things on Amazon.(Read)

Beginner's Guide

Safe and Effective Dry-Fire Training at Home [2019]

Dry-fire practice is one of the best ways to become a better shooter. Learn how to practice safely, effectively, and cheaply at home. Plus the best gadgets.(Read)

AR-15

Tuning the AR-15 Gas System [Less Recoil, Duty, & Suppressed]

Every AR-15 can be made better with tuning. We'll cover all the parts you can modify and the best settings for less recoil, duty, and suppressor use.(Read)

Optics & Scopes

Best Scope Mounts [2019 Hands-On]: All Budgets

Want to keep zero on your rifle scope? You'll need some quality scope rings and scope mounts. We hands-on the different types and our favorite models.(Read)

AR-15

Best Folding AR-15 [2019]: Stocks & Complete Rifles

Need a super compact folding AR-15? We go over the most popular options from complete rifles to folding stocks. See if any of them are right for you.(Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Citadel RS S1 Tactical: AK-Style Shotgun

The Citadel RS S1 tactical shotgun...is it just another semi-auto AK shotgun or does it dethrone Saiga? Find out with our hands-on review!(Read)

Optics & Scopes

6 Best Night Vision Binoculars [2019]: Own the Night

Not sure how to start? We'll cover the different generations and our favorite picks for beginner, hunting, and professional night vision binoculars.(Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Mossberg 590M Shockwave: Magazine-Fed Freedom

Is it useful? The Mossberg 590M is the mag-fed version of the classic 590 shotgun with a Shockwave grip. We review its reliability, accuracy, & more.(Read)
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