October 14, 2023
Review of the Ruger SFAR: A 7 Pound .308 That Carries Like a 5.56
Ruger recently debuted what they term the Small Frame Autoloading Rifle, or SFAR, which is nearly identical to a common 5.56-caliber M4 but carries the satisfying wallop of a .308-caliber AR-10. We’ve put one through its paces and have a full review of why you should– or should not– add one to your gun safe.
September 29, 2023
Q Fix Review: The New Era of Chassis Guns?
One of the fastest-growing categories of rifles today is the chassis gun, essentially a barreled bolt action rifle mated to an adjustable chassis. The difference between a stock and a chassis is that chassis are typically made from aluminum and other materials that provide a more rigid and modular platform for the rifle action to… Continue reading Q Fix Review: The New Era of Chassis Guns?
September 12, 2023
Stag Arms Stag 10 Review: Solid Contender or Overpriced AR?
The AR-15 is America’s favorite rifle, and since its initial release, it has been altered and redesigned in a million different ways. The development of the AR-10 platform has heralded even more revisions of the rifle. The AR-10 is a .308 chambered version of the rifle, and today we are going to take a look… Continue reading Stag Arms Stag 10 Review: Solid Contender or Overpriced AR?
August 17, 2023
SIG MPX Review: Understanding SIG’s Premier PCC
I am a fan of the SIG MPX pistol caliber carbine. Bottom line up front, it’s my main PPC competition gun and home defense rifle, so I like it a lot and I have a lot of confidence in it. However, I don’t recommend it to everyone because of its cost and nuances. I would… Continue reading SIG MPX Review: Understanding SIG’s Premier PCC
July 03, 2023
Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor [Hands-On Review]
The Ruger Precision Rifle kicked off a huge demand for production-level chassis rifles for long-range shooting. These days, just about every bolt-action manufacturer has a chassis-style rifle designed for long-range shooting and events for PRS, at a reasonable price point that is approachable for those new to the sport. Of course, that was almost a… Continue reading Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor [Hands-On Review]
July 02, 2023
SIG M400 Review: A Duty-Grade AR That Won’t Break the Bank
The SIG M400 is a popular AR-15 rifle (and one of our favorites) that is known for its accuracy, reliability, and value. It is a great choice for both beginners and experienced shooters. The SIG Sauer M400-SDI XSeries is one of the latest iterations of Sig’s line of AR-style rifles. Utilizing some advancements and upgrades… Continue reading SIG M400 Review: A Duty-Grade AR That Won’t Break the Bank
June 27, 2023
Beretta Bobcat Review: A Palm Full of 22 Caliber Prevention
The Beretta Model 21A, commonly just called the Bobcat, is an ultra-compact semi-auto pistol offered in .22LR and .25 ACP. With a single-stack magazine that gives the user 7-8 rounds, it is fun to shoot, can be dependable in operation with the right ammo, and is easy to load and operate with its “tip-up” barrel… Continue reading Beretta Bobcat Review: A Palm Full of 22 Caliber Prevention
June 25, 2023
PSA Dagger Review: The Top Budget Glock Clone?
Manufacturing innovation has greatly advanced firearms technology and opened the door to an incredible array of new products for the shooting public. Palmetto State Armory (PSA) has long been known for offering economic firearms, and its freedom-over-profit business model has helped perhaps millions of Americans reach their second amendment goals. Today we will be visiting… Continue reading PSA Dagger Review: The Top Budget Glock Clone?
June 24, 2023
HK416 Review: A New Take on the Iconic HK416
The 5.56×45mm NATO HK416 A5 occupies a kind of iconic status in the world of guns. Its lineage, historical significance, and performance capabilities have made it the go-to rifle in various spheres of the shooting world, from military and law enforcement agencies as well as gun safes of private owners. Its standing is hard to… Continue reading HK416 Review: A New Take on the Iconic HK416
June 18, 2023
Vortex Sonora Reviewed: Affordable Mid-Power Precision
Many a rifle whisper will spew forth the advice that one should “spend as much on the glass as the rifle” — but what if that’s not in the cards? I’m more of a “spend what you can realistically afford” kind of guy, which means certain brands aren’t really on the radar a lot of… Continue reading Vortex Sonora Reviewed: Affordable Mid-Power Precision
June 07, 2023
Tristar Viper G2 PRO Review: The Value Viper
Possibly the only thing Americans love more than their firearms is a good bargain. That’s where our subject today enters the conversation. Tristar is a manufacturer and importer of firearms, and its motto is; The Value Experts. Today we will be reviewing the Tristar Viper G2 PRO 12 gauge shotgun. While I love a good… Continue reading Tristar Viper G2 PRO Review: The Value Viper
June 03, 2023
Hands on with the Canik SFx Rival
One of the most underrated and primarily unknown polymer pistols available on the market today is the Canik SFx Rival. This full-size pistol is loaded with features out of the box that manufacturers like Glock and Smith & Wesson can’t beat, with a price point that’ll shock you. And the best part about the Canik… Continue reading Hands on with the Canik SFx Rival
May 31, 2023
A Brutally Honest Ruger LC9 Review
The Ruger LC9, which stands for Lightweight Compact 9mm, is exactly what the name describes—a small self defense pistol designed for concealed carry. Developed through Ruger’s Voice of the Customer program, the LC9 was named Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence’s Handgun of the Year in 2011. I purchased mine in 2011, shortly after it was… Continue reading A Brutally Honest Ruger LC9 Review
May 30, 2023
ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope Review [Real View Throughs]
ATN has been a big name in thermal and night vision optics for many years now, with a great many products that fit into the consumer price range they have enjoyed success in that market. For over twenty-five years ATN has been perfecting their products, and increasing the many product offerings with advancements in thermal… Continue reading ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope Review [Real View Throughs]
May 17, 2023
Browning Buck Mark Review: The Best Luger-Style .22LR Pistol?
The Browning Buck Mark has remained one of the most popular rimfire pistols for decades now, but how does this classic .22 hold up against the modern market? We wanted to find out for ourselves, so we brought one out to the range to see what was what. Overall, we wanted to find out how… Continue reading Browning Buck Mark Review: The Best Luger-Style .22LR Pistol?
May 07, 2023
A Long Term Review of the PSA PA-15
In today’s review, we’ll be diving deep into the world of affordable, American-made firearms as we explore the Palmetto State PA-15 rifle. Known for its balance of value and performance, the PA-15 has become a popular choice for those looking to enter the AR-15 market without breaking the bank — but does it really stand… Continue reading A Long Term Review of the PSA PA-15
March 27, 2023
FN 509 LS Edge Review: A Fantastic Modern Defensive Pistol
The market for polymer frame, striker-fired pistols has never been larger. That’s not a bad thing because it means we have options, options that allow us to choose the gun that’s just right for us. Today we are looking at a rather new option, the FN 509 LS Edge. The FN 509 LS Edge is… Continue reading FN 509 LS Edge Review: A Fantastic Modern Defensive Pistol
February 06, 2023
The Best Dry Fire Training Systems in 2023
Firearm training is the most critical aspect of owning a firearm, primarily for self-defense. If you are not confident in your gun handling skills, you endanger everyone around you, including yourself. However, going to the range and using live fire ammunition is expensive. Some ranges will not allow you to practice drawing from your holster… Continue reading The Best Dry Fire Training Systems in 2023
January 16, 2023
Ruger Wrangler Review
The Ruger Wrangler has quickly become one of Ruger’s most popular offerings and is a fan favorite among rimfire shooters on a budget. These kinds of inexpensive plinkers are fun to shoot, but with many brands that focus on fun can mean sub-standard quality and, uh, generous tolerances. That said, Ruger has a reputation for… Continue reading Ruger Wrangler Review
January 12, 2023
CZ Scorpion Reviewed: Feel The Sting
PCCs and subguns have exploded in recent years. PCCs being a pistol caliber carbine and subguns large format pistols with an SMG-like appearance, both styles offering short barreled rifle mobility but in the easy-to-control (and wallet-friendly) 9mm caliber. One of the guns that spearheaded this explosion of popularity is the CZ Scorpion. Scorpion pistols have… Continue reading CZ Scorpion Reviewed: Feel The Sting
January 06, 2023
FN 5.7 Review: The Future Is Now
The FN Five-seveN pistol helped usher in the 5.7x28mm round it is named after and, now in its third generation, has benefited from a series of upgrades that have brought it into the 2020s with ease. We look at this icon from the last days of the Cold War and weigh the new MK3 MRD… Continue reading FN 5.7 Review: The Future Is Now
January 03, 2023
A Long Term Walther PDP Review
Despite their pedigree and depth of experience, Walther Arms seems to be the true underdog of the firearms manufacturing industry, never reaching the ubiquity and prominence of the Glocks and S&Ws of the world. Founded in 1886 by Carl Walther and manufacturing firearms and air guns for over 100 years, the quality of Walther Arms… Continue reading A Long Term Walther PDP Review
December 14, 2022
Tyrant Designs Reviewed
Chicago-based Tyrant Designs’ custom AR-15 and aluminum handgun parts will be familiar to anyone who prefers a custom look to their firearms. They are the creators of the skeletonized aluminum AR-15 grip, which many companies have now begun to copy thanks to its light weight and flashy look. Tyrant Designs was made official in 2015,… Continue reading Tyrant Designs Reviewed
December 09, 2022
Glock 19X Review: The Crossover Champ?
Glock’s first “crossover” design that borrowed from the lineage of two proven 9mm Glock pistols, the G19X has been around for just over a half-decade and is something of an overlooked gem. We’ve got the scoop on this Coyote-colored war horse.
November 10, 2022
KelTec SUB2000 Review: Know When to Fold ‘Em
The KelTec SUB 2000 is undoubtedly one of the most interesting PCCs ever built. Pistol caliber carbines have come and gone in popularity, but the SUB-2000 has remained popular and produced for over two decades. Why? It scores high in the basics of being a good gun. It’s reliable, easy to use, and accurate. Beyond… Continue reading KelTec SUB2000 Review: Know When to Fold ‘Em
November 07, 2022
HK VP9 Review
HK’s VP9 pistol is one of the most popular full-sized firearms on the market today. Its wide acceptance and popularity have given rise to several versions and variants, and you can now find an HK VP9 in a compact, tactical threaded barrel model, an optics-ready VP9, and even one dedicated to competition shooting. Heckler &… Continue reading HK VP9 Review
November 02, 2022
Sig Sauer XMacro Review: 18 Rounds Ready
With a magazine capacity that dwarfs everything else out there in its class in addition to a flat-faced trigger, integrated compensator, and unmatched modularity, Sig Sauer’s new P365-XMACRO may not be a total “game changer” but is sure to reset how the game is played.
October 25, 2022
Remington 870 Review
The story of Remington is the story of American industry. Eliphalet Remington believed he could build a gun better than any he could buy. That’s precisely what he did, and at 23, he placed second in a shooting match and received enough orders to justify starting a company. While Remington has been operating since 1816,… Continue reading Remington 870 Review
October 23, 2022
Glock 19 Review: The Versatility King
The Glock 19 is the most popular carry handgun in America, but is it really all that it’s cracked up to be, or has it just become the “default” choice? The vanilla ice cream of the handgun world? Well, I’ve owned and carried the G19 for years, and honestly, I’m not sure. I’m a fan,… Continue reading Glock 19 Review: The Versatility King
October 01, 2022
Glock 17 Review
Glock is a household name that most Americans know, whether they’re pro or anti-gun, thanks to Hollywood and television featuring Glocks in thousands of productions. Glock’s catalog has expanded significantly over the years, but regardless of the Glock in hand, the platform has created some of the most reliable and popular handguns on the market… Continue reading Glock 17 Review
September 18, 2022
GForce GF2P Shotgun Review: A Budget-Friendly Home Defense Option
While it’s hyperbolic to say budget shotguns are a dime a dozen, there are a LOT of shotguns targeting the sub-$500 market, with GForce among their legions. These spartan scatterguns won’t set you back much money, they can fail to impress when push comes to shove. I love shotguns of all stripes but haven’t spent… Continue reading GForce GF2P Shotgun Review: A Budget-Friendly Home Defense Option
September 06, 2022
Century Arms WASR-M Review [Hands On]
If you think you’re seeing more and more AK 47 platform rifles around these days, your eyes do not deceive you. The AK has gone from a spooky Cold War-era relic fired into the air at random by guerillas in distant lands to an increasingly Americanized phenomenon. There are certainly more brands importing Turkish and… Continue reading Century Arms WASR-M Review [Hands On]
September 01, 2022
Nexbelt is a newer company, just seven years in at this point, but the Rancho Cucamonga upstart is taking the belt industry by storm. While Nexbelt didn’t invent the ratchet system, they re-engineered it and improved upon existing tech. They design and build all their tools and molds, so what you see in the final… Continue reading Nexbelt Review
August 26, 2022
Magpul DAKA Review
Magpul has made a serious name amongst firearms fans due to the quality of its products and the innovative ways they solve everyday challenges. Their series of buttstocks are standard on hundreds if not thousands of AR builds, and their M-Lok rail system is an industry-standard. Magpul doesn’t stand still, and their DAKA gear is… Continue reading Magpul DAKA Review
August 16, 2022
Glock 22 Review
The Glock 22 (along with its siblings, the compact G23 and subcompact G27) are Glock’s .40 Auto pistols and have been incredibly popular with law enforcement across the US for decades. They offer up pistols chambered in the larger LE-focused cartridge while being identical in size to the 9mm G17, Glock 19, and G26 pistol… Continue reading Glock 22 Review
July 25, 2022
Real Avid AR15 Armorer’s Master Kit Review [Hands-On]
Guide to Everything AR The AR-15 is arguably the most common rifle Americans own, and then can be found at just about every LGS. ARs are also relatively simple to build on your own. Whether you plan to buy or build an AR, someone has to have the proper tools to put it together. Thanks… Continue reading Real Avid AR15 Armorer’s Master Kit Review [Hands-On]
July 01, 2022
Real Avid Tools Review: Unlock Your Inner Gunsmith [Hands-On]
Have you ever walked into Home Depot or Lowe’s and been overwhelmed by how many brands of tools there are on the shelves and what all those tools do? It’s hard to know what brand makes the best products, what tools will last a lifetime, and what is crap. Shopping for AR-15 tools is similar… Continue reading Real Avid Tools Review: Unlock Your Inner Gunsmith [Hands-On]
June 23, 2022
Maven Optics Review
Maven Outdoor Equipment Company is an American-based company founded in 2013 by Brendon Weaver, Mike Lilygren, and Cade Maestas. Their goal was to create an optics company that puts quality and performance first without the big box store markup. Maven prides itself on its mountain town roots, operating today from Lander, Wyoming. They design innovative products… Continue reading Maven Optics Review
June 17, 2022
Holosun 510c Red Dot Sight Review
Is Holosun’s 510c the best red dot sight on the market today? We put the sight to the test to determine if this budget-friendly red dot sight can perform with the best of them.
April 23, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About CrossBreed Holsters
Springfield, Missouri’s CrossBreed Holsters began in 2005 when Mark Craighead, an avid shooter and concealed carry permit holder — like many of us — gathered a collection of holsters, quickly finding what did and didn’t work for him. Out of frustration, Mark started to work on a design for a holster he would want to… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About CrossBreed Holsters
March 16, 2022
Monstrum Scope Review [Hands-On]
Some optical brands are household names — Leopold, Vortex, Bushnell, and Trijicon are all jump to mind when thinking of new glass. Monstrum is not one of those companies. They were founded in 2008 with one goal — make gun parts affordable to the typical person. They’ve done just that, and now Monstrum has expanded… Continue reading Monstrum Scope Review [Hands-On]
March 03, 2022
We The People Holsters Review: Put To The Test [Hands-On]
There’s no shortage of holster brands out there, and in my time as a competitive shooter, I’ve tried most of them. Given I’m always up to try something new, We The People Holsters contacted me about reviewing some of their products and provided the holsters and mag pouch in this review free of charge. As… Continue reading We The People Holsters Review: Put To The Test [Hands-On]
February 22, 2022
Magpul Stock Differences: MOE, STR, CTR, & SL Compared
Of all the aftermarket stocks available for purchase, Magpul is one of the most popular manufacturers. They also have a decidedly wide selection of firearm accessories, including magazines, grips, sights, and adjustable or fixed stocks for various guns. They are known for making some of the best AR-15 stocks anywhere, each with its own unique… Continue reading Magpul Stock Differences: MOE, STR, CTR, & SL Compared
October 12, 2021
In-Depth Review: M&P Shield 2.0 [Hands-On]
Is Smith & Wesson’s second-generation M&P Compact one of the best polymer-framed handguns on the market today? I put this striker-fired pistol through its paces and help you determine if this affordable 9mm is right for you.
October 01, 2021
Olight PL-Mini 2 Review [Hands-On]
It’s not every day a new company can come out of the blue to challenge well-established competitors in a massively competitive industry — but Olight has somehow managed to do just that by creating new, interesting illumination products and offering them at remarkably competitive prices. We put one of their most popular products, the PL-Mini… Continue reading Olight PL-Mini 2 Review [Hands-On]
August 07, 2021
Glock 43 Review: The Top Carry Glock? [Hands-On]
Is the slimline Glock 43 the best striker-fired concealed carry firearm on the market today? We put this polymer frame single stack 9 under the microscope then melted it down on the range to help determine if this svelte subcompact is right for you.
July 25, 2021
In-Depth Review: Taurus G3C [Hands-On]
Is the subcompact Taurus G3C the best budget polymer handgun on the market today? We take this striker-fired polymer frame pistol through its paces and help you determine if this affordable pistol is right for you.
May 23, 2021
Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 Review [Hands-On]
If you’ve spent much time hunting for an AR of any sort, you’ve almost certainly come across Black Creek Georgia’s Daniel Defense. In the mix of ever-expanding AR brands, they’re among the most recognized (and most coveted) AR builders around. Daniel Defense was kind enough to send me their marquee DDM4 V7 to get my… Continue reading Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 Review [Hands-On]
April 15, 2021
Canik TP9SFX Review: A Feature-Rich Turkish Competition Pistol [Hands-On]
Canik calls the TP9SFX “The Choice of Champions.” And with all the features packed into its price point, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment. If you’re entering the competitive shooting world, this gun is ready to take home the gold right out of the box.
March 06, 2021
The Glock 29 Reviewed [Hands-On]
The no-nonsense Glock 29, a pint-sized 10mm subcompact, is a handgun that trends towards the unique and offers a lot for the person with the will to master it.