Category Beginner’s Guide

Shooting

Best Slide Lock Reload Method: Slide Release vs Slingshot

Slide release or slingshot...what's the best slide reload method? We quickly cover what each entails and the pros/cons so you choose the best for yourself. (Read)

Rifle

Guide to Rifle Actions: Break, Bolt, Pump, Lever, & Semi

Your rifle's action dictates its strengths and weaknesses. Find out the pros/cons of popular actions with our quick guide full of pics and GIFs. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

I Bought a Gun! Now What?

Congrats, you bought a gun! So now what? Follow us as we go through safety, cleaning, ammo, safes, and your first day at the range. (Read)

Shooting

Different Ammo in the Same Gun...Kaboom?

Your revolver is .357 mag, but people say it shoots .38 special. Your AR-15 says it can shoot 5.56X45mm, but your friend says just get .223. What's going on? (Read)

Beginner's Guide

How to Estimate The Trade-In Value of a Gun

Quickly estimate the trade-in value of a gun so you don't get ripped off. Complete with examples and tips on how to get the best possible price. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

MSRP vs Reality for Guns

Quickly find out the difference between the MSRP and the real retail price of guns....plus how to find the best prices online and offline. (Read)

Shooting

Trigger Discipline and Control Guide

Learn proper trigger discipline and control, stages of a trigger pull, and the top 3 ways to get a better trigger pull. (Read)

Ammo

Hollow Points vs. Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Ammo

If your life depends on it, what kind of ammo should you use? Hollow Points or Full Metal Jacket? Find out the difference and our recommendations for the best defensive ammo for each caliber. (Read)

Fun

11 People You'll Meet at the Shooting Range

If you've ever been to the shooting range, you'll recognize at least a couple of these classic characters. How many have you experienced? (Read)

Shooting

4 Firearms Safety Rules

Learn the 4 firearms safety rules to keep your gun learning experience a safe one at home and at the range. We focus on instilling safety from the get-go. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

Essential Gunsmithing Tools

Find out the most essential gunsmithing tools you'll need to keep your firearms running in great shape or to make easy modifications. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

How Guns Work

How do guns work?!? We'll quickly cover how they work, components of a bullet, various actions, and loading mechanisms. (Read)
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