The AR-15, and it’s near-infinite clones, is one of the most recognizable, beloved, bemoaned, controversial rifles in the American firearms lexicon. But it’s universal proliferation and the malicious media campaign it continues to endure has left many “average” gun owners and would-be consumers with more questions than answers. This is as unsurprising as it is […]

Securing and Protecting Your Firearms

A place for everything, everything in its place. It’s a familiar adage that reinforces the need to be organized. This is especially important with firearms. Misplacing a firearm, or allowing one to get into the wrong hands, whether that’s a smash-and-grab home invader or a child, could have fatal consequences. In addition to protecting people […]

Collectible Firearms, What Makes Them?

Like purchasing a vehicle, purchasing a used firearm can be a complex web of details and data. This is even more so when it comes to the intricacies of buying with the intent of keeping a firearm as a collectible too, hopefully, appreciate in value over time. There are rarely surefire bets on what will […]

A Perfect “Range” of Gift Ideas

As the temperatures cool further and our stomachs settle down after a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal, many are steeling themselves for the coming holiday shopping season. Ensuring smiles on Christmas morning is no easy feat, especially for those with discerning tastes in firearms. What’s to follow are guidelines and specific gift ideas that will be a […]


Shotguns are an oft-misunderstood weapon. They are pervasive in the competitionworld, from trap & skeet to 3-gun action matches. Waterfowlers swear by them. Even inan age of pistol-caliber carbines, and rifle caliber pistols, they remain a staple ofAmerican home defense wisdom. Despite this, shotguns also remain shrouded inlegend and lore – often attributed near-magical powers, […]

How-To: Indoor Hunt Prep

Hunting season – for some, is the most wonderful time of the year. Far more than the thrill of the chase, hunts carry deep significance ranging from harvested food to cultivated memories. While there are large amounts of time and attention spent on physical hunt prep (what to pack) or hunter’s education/licensure, marksmanship training specifically […]

Collectible or Used Firearms, the Which and the Why

The parallels between anything collectible designed to be used are almost universally true. When it comes to cars, watches, knives, and sunglasses, all of these things have basic tenants that hold with firearms as well. Due to the nature of firearms being more regulated and, by design, weapons, a few differences also set them apart. […]

How To Pack Your Range Bag

Packing your range bag is like packing your suitcase for a trip. You need to strike a balance between having everything you could possibly want and having a bag that’s still portable and of reasonable weight. So how do you achieve a balance? Whether you spend the money on a high-end dedicated range bag or […]

Try Before You Buy

As someone who might be unfamiliar with firearms, the process can seem daunting. Brands, calibers, sizes, capacities, and relevant features go on seemingly endlessly.  Buying a firearm isn’t as easy as buying one that fits in your hand the best and going home with it.  A useful approach to the decision-making process is to look […]


There are fewer parts of the shooting experience more personalized than the trigger press. Understanding the differences in triggers will help you find the right one for your use and firearm platform. Everyone has their preferences on what an “ideal” trigger feels like – a metric that is inherently subjective and difficult to quantify. For […]

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