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.

AR-10

7 Best AR-10 Barrels: Our Favorites For Builds

Looking to build a new AR-10? We cover the different patterns, interchaneability with the AR-15, and our favorite AR-10 barrels for accuracy and budget. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Hands-On] Olight Review: PL-Pro Valkyrie & PL-Mini Valkyrie 2

How do Olight's PL-Pro Valkyrie and the PL-Mini Valkyrie 2 perform as tactical lights? We dropped, drowned, and shot with them to find out. (Read)

Ammo

Best Shotgun Mini Shells: Birdshot, Buckshot & Slugs [Hands-On]

What are shotgun mini shells good for? Plus our favorite shells for plinking, hunting, home defense, & more. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Review] Magpul D60 and D50 Drums: Are They Good Mags?

Everyone loves drum mags but they are notoriously finicky. Do Magpul's D60 and D50 drums make the cut? We hands-on review and offer tips. (Read)

Builds

[Build] M1A Paratrooper: What If the M14 Stuck Around?

If you jumped out an airplane with an M14, what would it have looked like? We build our very own M1A Paratrooper to see what would have been! (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Hands-On Review] Larry Vickers Master Class 1911: Combat Focused

Larry Vickers, Wilson Combat, and Springfield Armory. We hands-on review the culmination of these three giants with the Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911. (Read)

Gear Reviews

Best Magpul PMAGs: All Of Them Reviewed

Why are PMAGs so great? We hands-on review literally every single model from the AR-15 variants (M2 vs M3) to Glock, AR-10, Scorpion, AK, and even drums. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Springfield Saint Victor AR-10 Pistol: Pint-Sized .308

Need a super compact .308 AR platform? The Springfield Saint VIctor Pistol might be it. We hands-on review it for reliability, accuracy, recoil, and more. (Read)

Builds

[Build] Ultimate Mossberg Shockwave: All The Upgrades

Mossberg 590 Shockwave collecting dust? Learn how to upgrade it into a fun, effective, and lightweight range gun with our Ultimate Shockwave build guide. (Read)

News

Top Selling Guns of a Record-Breaking June 2020

June 2020 smashed gun buying records again. But what did people buy? We dive into Gunbroker data to see the pistols, rifles, and shotguns peopel snagged. (Read)

Builds

[Best AR-15 Builds] BRN-180 Fighting Rifle

Want a rifle fit to defend America from 1980s Red Dawn invaders? We start with a Brownells BRN-180 with a BCM lower. See what else went into our build! (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Mossberg 500 & 590 Retrograde: What's Old Is New

Ready to go retro? We hands-on review the Mossberg 500 and 590 Retrograde versions to see if they are as good as the current generation. Spoiler: yes! (Read)

Beginner's Guide

Top 7 Firearm Myths & Misconceptions

Ready for some fairy tales? We go over some of the most enduring firearm myths & misconceptions that still plague the gun world. (Read)

Every Day Carry

[Guide] EDC Medical Kits: List & Carriers

Everyone has some sort of EDC (every day carry) loadout. But if you're looking to include a medical kit we go through all the essentials list plus carriers. (Read)
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