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.

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)

Buyer's Guide

Best IFAKs: Pouches, Complete Kits, and Contents List

What's the best IFAK? Should you build or buy? We cover our favorite pouches, the best gear to include, and the most complete kits available.(Read)

1911

Best 1911s in 10mm: When .45 Is Not Enough

The 1911 was designed in .45 ACP, but when you need more power than what .45 can deliver - you need 10mm. Learn about why and what 1911s in 10mm we like most!(Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Best Survival Knives [2019 Hands-On]: Fixed-Blade

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

[Guide] Building the Perfect M16A2 Clone

Want to build your own civilian legal M16A2? There's a lot of parts and full kits out there...here's our picks best ones to get you started.(Read)

Optics & Scopes

4 Best ACOG Scopes [The Ultimate Guide]

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)

1911

Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

As American as apple pie, the 1911 is a classic and outstanding firearm. Find out the best affordable 1911 that fits your budget.(Read)

Fun

4 Most Realistic Gun Scenes in Movies (And Some Ridiculous Ones)

Do movies ever get guns right? Find out our pick of the most realistic gun scenes in movies...plus some truly ridiculous ones. Now with tons of GIFs!(Read)
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