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.

Review

Armslist [Review] & Avoiding Scams

Thinking of purchasing or listing on Armslist? We've done both for 8+ years. Here's our tips to get the best experience and avoid getting scammed. (Read)

Safes

7 Best Hidden Gun Safes for Home [Security & Subterfuge]

If you want to keep your firearms and other valuables securely protected, and also hidden for an extra layer of safety, these are the gun safes you need. (Read)

Shotgun

Best Remington 870 Models & Upgrades: 5 Builds

The Remington 870 is one of the best shotguns ever produced. But there's so many models and even more upgrades. We walk through our 5 fullly upgraded builds. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

4 Tactical Things from Amazon (That Aren't Terrible), Part 2

It's back. We scour Amazon for the weirdest tactical gear out there and then try it hands-on. This time we have prepping gear, pistol flip sights, and more. (Read)

AR-15

Best .300 Blackout AR-15 Uppers

The .300 Blackout is here to stay. We'll cover the best uppers out there for all budgets and build types...from pistol to rifle to suppressed. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Survival Rifles: Light, Foldable, & Lots of Ammo

Need to survive the wilderness and get back to civilization in one piece? We cover our definition of a survival rifle and our 5 best picks. (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)

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)
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