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

8 Best EDC Knives Under $50 & $100 [Hands-On Tested]

We bought a bunch of the most popular EDC knives to carry, test, and torture. Find out which ones make the cut for our under $50 and under $100 price points. (Read)

Modding

The Best Mossberg 500 and 590 Upgrades

The Mossberg 500 and 590 are two of the most venerable, and combat proven weapons on the planet. Here are some of the best mods and accessories for these awesome guns. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Adjustable Gas Blocks [Complete Guide]

What's the best AR-15 adjustable gas block? We cover all the most popular ones out there and choose our hands-on-tested number one block to rule them all. (Read)

AR-15

Top 10 New Guns of [2019] from SHOT Show

Want the latest and greatest for 2019? We go through everything we've seen at SHOT show and choose our top 10 new guns of the year. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine

Compact, lightweight, affordable, and super cool looking. But the main reason why we love the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 carbine is how it shoots and performs. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Folding Truck Guns: 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)

Gun Reviews

[Review] CZ P-09: CZ's Modern Duty Gun

The CZ P-09 is a modern take on CZ's classic design. If you've been thinking about a new full-sized gun, read on to get our take on this excellent firearm. (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)

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 [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: 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 [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)
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