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-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)

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)

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)

Builds

[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)

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)

Beginner's Guide

6 Best Shooting Drills: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

Want to shoot better? We've got the most effective drills for pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Plus tips on how to run them, make them harder, and favorite gear. (Read)

Range

[Guide] Everything You Need to Know about Tannerite

Tannerite is a fun way to add some excitement to your day at the range...if used properly. Read on to find out how to use it safely and effectively. (Read)

Review

Steyr AUG [Hands-On Review]

There are a lot of bullpup rifles on the market, almost none as iconic as the Steyr AUG though! From Die Hard to the Outback of Australia, this rifle is battle proven and interesting to handle. Learn all about it! (Read)

AR-15

10 Best AR-15 Charging Handles [Hands-On]

There's dozens of AR-15 charging handles out there. We hands-on tested almost all of them and chose our favorites for specific AR build needs. (Read)
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