Rifle Reviews

From 9mms, revolvers, and semi-autos to concealed carry and target shooting recommendations, our team of experts has spent untold hours reviewing, reading, and recommending the best handguns, pistols, and plinkers. If it has a trigger, barrel, grip, and fits in your hand it’s probably here.

August 10, 2022

Ultimate Guide to KelTec Firearms

KelTec is one of those companies that people feel strongly about, pro, or con, and there are a lot of reasons for that — their fan base is strong — while those who don’t know often throw rocks without having owned one of the company’s firearms. In the case of the latter, which deserves a… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to KelTec Firearms

June 10, 2022

The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

What is the 6.8 SPC and what makes it exciting? Designed to essentially split the difference between the 5.56 and 7.62 NATO as an intermediate cartridge, the caliber is interesting, brings a lot to the table, and coupled with the right rifle for the round, is exceptionally capable. We look at the cartridge, break down… Continue reading The Best 6.8 SPC Rifles

May 19, 2022

Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

Guide to Everything AR In general, the Recce (pronounced: “Wreck-E”) Rifle has been something of the Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster of the AR-15 world for the past quarter-century. However, going past the basic “enhanced carbine” concept — theorized originally by the country’s most elite special operations commandos —  the platform has graduated to a… Continue reading Recce Rifle Ultimate Guide

May 02, 2022

10 Classic Remington 700 Models

The Remington Model 700 is a classic that has been around for over 60 years and today provides the basic building block for some of the most depended-on precision rifles in the world.


April 20, 2022

The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles

The Bergara B14 HMR is the best 6.5 Creedmoor rifle for most people. You get one of the best barrels in the game coupled with a highly adjustable stock and a super light 3 lb trigger pull. It’s not cheap or light — costing 4x lower-end rifles and weighing in at 9.5 lbs — but if you want… Continue reading The Best 6.5 Creedmoor Rifles

April 18, 2022

The Best Sniper & Precision Rifles

What is the best precision rifle? Sniper and precision rifles are mostly enjoyed by target shooting enthusiasts and hunters. While you can’t get the top-of-the-line rifles utilized by special forces in the military, there are plenty of civilian rifles that are ideal for these purposes. Let’s break down some of the best sniper and precision… Continue reading The Best Sniper & Precision Rifles

April 10, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Daniel Defense

Starting as an accessory and upper maker, Georgia-based Daniel Defense has exploded in the past 20-odd years to become a powerhouse when it comes to black rifles (and pistols) of all sorts and has captured such groups as Navy SEALs and Army Rangers as long-term fans. If you’ve thought about picking up a DD firearm… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Daniel Defense

April 01, 2022

The Best .308 Rifles

When Uncle Sam when looking for a lighter .30-caliber round than the ‘Ought-Six they wanted similar ballistic performance in a smaller cartridge. The Army’s T65 cartridge eventually landed at 7.62x51mm length, the NATO standard for both the semi-auto rifle and machine guns in 1954. With the specs for the cartridge already commercially available, Winchester beat… Continue reading The Best .308 Rifles

March 30, 2022

The Best 7.62×39 Rifles

7.62×39 rifles are some of the most popular in the entire world. That’s because they’re the primary type of AK-47, itself arguably the most successful rifle in human history. These guns are close competitors with 5.56×45 NATO firearms, packing more of a punch up close in exchange for slightly less accuracy at a distance. Today,… Continue reading The Best 7.62×39 Rifles

March 29, 2022

The Best .223 Wylde Rifles

In the AR-15 world, it is a little known fact that .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO vary just a tiny bit when it comes to pressure and chamber dimensions– and the .223 Wylde chambering was designed to pull off the magic trick of walking the tightrope between the two, and doing it accurately. In this… Continue reading The Best .223 Wylde Rifles

March 26, 2022

The Best .30-06 Rifles

What is the .30-06 cartridge and what keeps it one of America’s most popular hunting and competition rounds? We examine this .30-caliber military classic, explain why it has endured for over a century, and provide a selection of great “Aught Six” rifles. There’s no shortage of quality rifled chambered in this classic cartridge, so we… Continue reading The Best .30-06 Rifles

March 25, 2022

The Best Muzzleloaders

The CVA Paramount is the best muzzleloader for most people. Muzzleloaders are all CVA does — and all they have done (along with build-it-yourself rifle kits) since their founding in 1971. Their Paramount line allows you to load higher-velocity “super-magnum” propellant charges that extend its effective range well beyond the 300-yard mark, a tough task for even… Continue reading The Best Muzzleloaders

March 22, 2022

The Best Scout Rifles

The scout rifle, as a concept, came largely from the thinking of Col. Jeff Cooper, a Marine who spent much of his life planning, practicing, and teaching practical shooting.  As part of his work, Cooper wanted to create a generalist rifle that would be useful for the real conditions found in hunting big game, especially… Continue reading The Best Scout Rifles

March 20, 2022

The Best 6.5 PRC Rifles

In the world of precision shooting, new cartridges continually promise to unlock previously unreachable long-range performance by pushing the limits of ballistic performance. This is especially true in the last several years. Among these, the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is slowly becoming a popular round for big game hunting in bolt action rifles. This… Continue reading The Best 6.5 PRC Rifles

March 20, 2022

The Best Bergara Rifles

Bergara first appeared on the scene in the U.S. in 2013 with small batches of outrageously accurate precision rifles and has gone on to be widely adopted by competitive shooters, law enforcement, and hunters. But who’s behind these fine rifles and which of these quality rifles are for you? We dive deep into the best… Continue reading The Best Bergara Rifles

March 15, 2022

The Best Savage Rifles

Savage Arms has been making firearms for over 120 years. Among its resume are award-winning hunting rifles, the first level-action rifle to use a box magazine, and mountains of firearms produced for Allied powers in both World Wars. Consumers looking for a brand that knows firearms well enough to offer products for any purpose or… Continue reading The Best Savage Rifles

The famous Kalashnikov assault rifle with magazine and cartridges on an old, damaged board

March 15, 2022

The Best AK-47 Rifles

For generations, the AK-47 was the spooky gun in grainy TASS footage of May Day parades in Red Square, or seen in the firing into the air, pistol gripped by random guerillas in far off lands. However, today, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s most famous invention is increasingly familiar to American gun owners while the guns themselves are… Continue reading The Best AK-47 Rifles

March 14, 2022

The Best .17 HMR Rifles

What is the .17 HMR and what makes it exciting? We look at this tiny rimfire round, break down the features, and provide a selection of great .17 HMR rifles.

March 12, 2022

The Best Bullpup Rifles

The bullpup rifle and shotgun have been staple firearms since the early 1900s, impressing enthusiasts from military forces to home defense users. These compact firearms can perform as well as any full-length rifle for many tasks, but — as with any firearm configuration — there are both pros and cons to the bullpup orientation. We’ll… Continue reading The Best Bullpup Rifles

February 27, 2022

Diamondback Firearms Review

Diamondback Firearms is one of those companies that many have only “heard” about but haven’t had a chance to deal with as, when compared to gun makers like S&W or Ruger, they are seen as newcomers. However, don’t be confused, this Florida-based company is a juggernaut building up steam when it comes to production, while… Continue reading Diamondback Firearms Review

February 25, 2022

The Best Lever-Action Rifles

In the long and interesting history of firearms, few capture the imagination quite like lever-action rifles. A Winchester 94 with a walnut stock and pistol grip was one of the iconic guns that helped win the American West. But over a century since the settling of the frontiers, these guns are still relevant, beautiful, and… Continue reading The Best Lever-Action Rifles

February 16, 2022

The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles

The .224 Valkyrie rifle is fairly new to the market, only introduced commercially a few years ago, but it has nonetheless proved appealing to many modern sporting rifle users and competitive shooters – and for good reason. Taking advantage of better ballistics with a flatter trajectory and less drift, the “Valk” is capable of delivering… Continue reading The Best .224 Valkyrie Rifles

February 11, 2022

The Best Survival Rifles

The term “survival rifle” can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a rifle of last resort, others might see it as more of a backpacking or camping firearm designed to be easily carried into, and out of, the great outdoors. Almost everyone agrees that a rifle geared toward excelling in the elements… Continue reading The Best Survival Rifles

February 01, 2022

The Best .300 Win Mag Rifles

The .300 Winchester Magnum is one of the most popular hunting cartridges ever developed and has remained a staple of American hunting culture ever since the 1960s. If you can find a great rifle to pair with these cartridges, you’ll have a capable hunting firearm that is versatile enough for any hunting expedition and will… Continue reading The Best .300 Win Mag Rifles

January 23, 2022

The Best Semi-Auto Rifles By Caliber

Semi-automatic rifles come in so many different calibers, layouts, and action types that we can’t pick the “best” ones—and most modern semis do a great job of going bang when you pull the trigger. But picking the best rifle for a given caliber (and even deciding which caliber is right for you) can sometimes get… Continue reading The Best Semi-Auto Rifles By Caliber