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.

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)

Beginner's Guide

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

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)

Ammo

Best .300 Blackout Ammo [2020]: Self Defense, Hunting, Target

.300 AAC Blackout ammo comes in lots of flavors from training to home defense to hunting, we took a look at the whole range of ammo and picked out our top favorites for each type so that you can save time and money! (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Remington 870 Vs. Mossberg 500: [Battle of the Pumps]

Not sure which pump shotgun to get? We cover the Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500 in terms of controls, action, materials, ergonomics, shell lifters, and more. (Read)

Pistol

14 Best Service Pistols Of The World

What handguns do the world's armies use? We go over 14 of the best service pistols in service utilized by superpowers and regular countries alike. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Beretta 92FS [Review]: True Wonder 9

You almost certainly have seen the Beretta 92FS. We review its handling, history, and what the future holds for this seasoned Italian masterpiece. (Read)

AR-15

Best AR-15 Battlesight Zero Distance

Confused about the best distance to zero your AR-15? We cover the most common battlesight zeroes and the easy to understand science behind it. (Read)

AK

Best AK-47 Magazines [Hands-On]

Capacity, polymer vs steel, country of origin. The AK is everywhere but we walk you through how to choose the best AK magazines for your purpose and budget. (Read)

Gun Laws

[Guide] Private Sales of Firearms for Beginners

Looking to do a private sale of a gun? We cover the pros, cons, laws, and what to watch out for. (Read)

Builds

Best AR-15 Builds: Garrow Arms .17 HMR

Want something different and super accurate? We hands-on test the Garrow Arms .17 HMR roller delayed blowback upper in our latest Best AR-15 Builds series. (Read)
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