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.

Concealed Carry

Best CCW Mag Holsters

Many of us have a CCW and carry daily. But what about ammo? Do you carry extra in your pocket? Mag holder? How much? Is it enough? We'll take a look at these questions and recommend some great CCW Mag holster! (Read)

Shotgun

Best Mossberg 500 Stocks [2019]

Shotguns are some of the most classic firearms any of us own, but maybe yours needs an upgrade or maybe you just want to tinker with something. We took a look at some of the best stocks for one of the best shotguns - the Mossberg 500 family. (Read)

Terminology

Ballistic Coefficient: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Don't be confused the next time you hear "ballistic coefficient" tossed around by long-range shooters. We'll cover why it's one of the most important numbers if you want to step up your long-distance shots. (Read)

AR-15

How to Shoot with a Bipod

Bipods are easy, right? Sure! But you still need to know how to use them correctly and know what kind to get. We will take a look at how best to use a bipod and our recommendations to get you started. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Remington Tac-14 "Not a Shotgun" [Review]

Remington Tac-14...range toy or workhorse? Oddity or innovation? We've got the answers to these questions and more in our full review. (Read)

Fun

The Gray Man Loadout

Is discretion really the better part of valor? We took a look at the "Gray Man" style that eschews the "tacticool" look in favor of looking like just another face in the crowd, while being prepared for any situation. (Read)

Shooting

Weak Hand Shooting

Being able to shoot with your non-dominant hand can save your life. Read on to learn how to shoot with your weak hand and why its important. (Read)

Fun

Most Overpowered Guns and Cartridges

"Overpowered" is in the eye of the beholder. These hefty rounds are sure to put a smile on your face, and a really big hole in whatever you're shooting at. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Best Affordable Optics that Won't Break on You

Putting optics on all your guns can be a huge hassle and drain on your bank account. Here are some of the best optics that can be had at affordable prices. (Read)

Suppressors

Machine Guns, SBRs, Supressors, Oh My! Complete Guide to the NFA

If you have ever wanted to buy a fully automatic, short-barrelled, or suppressed weapon, you have to first understand this one crucial gun law. (Read)

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)

Glock

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Want to hold more ammo for your Glock? We cover how to choose the best mag holster, our favorite companies, and our favorite models for whatever your use. (Read)

Safety

Med Kits: The Most Important Thing to Have at the Range

When packing your range bag, there's one thing you need to always make sure you have. It could save your life, or the life of another. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Mossberg Shockwave Review [2019]: How Is It Legal?

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave is not legally a shotgun, but it is still an awesome defensive and fun range gun.Read our review to see if it's right for you. (Read)
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