26 Survival Uses for a Knife

A survival knife is probably the single most versatile tool in your BOB, INCH or GO bag, but did you know quite how much you could do with it? Here are 25 different functions of any good survival knife. Caveat: you shouldn’t do most of these unless you really have to, as you’ll damage the … Read more

Comparison: Beretta 92FS vs. Taurus PT92

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One of the most popular handguns was a former U.S military sidearm (they switched to the Sig Sauer in 2017), the Beretta 92FS/M9 and related variants. The Beretta 92 has firmly established itself as an accurate and reliable pistol that serves well in hostile environments. The Beretta is a great choice as a home defense … Read more

Top 5 Best SIG Sauer Pistols

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With the news that the United States military will officially adopt the SIG Sauer P320 pistol to replace the Beretta M9 that has served since the 1980s, it would seem like an appropriate time to discuss SIGs in general. The manufacturer, SIG Sauer, is regarded as being a premium brand on the firearms market. Their … Read more

The Top 30-30 Lever Action Rifles for General Purpose Use

In many regards, the .30-30 Winchester round was the very first modern high velocity caliber. It didn’t take long to become one of the most widespread cartridges in the United States. Many shooters and hunters would agree that the .30-30 has killed more deer than any other caliber in the world. The .30-30 has become a … Read more

Walther PPQ vs. HK VP9

by Nicholas It’s safe to say that the striker-fired pistol market today is dominated by Glock (as it has been for sometime), and while there’s no denying that Glock made readily available quality guns, there are a variety of great pistols out there. If you want a pistol other than Glock, you have many options. … Read more

How Many Firearms Do You Really Need?

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How many guns do you really need to own?  This is a question that many gun owners ask themselves or ask others. Unfortunately, it’s a question that has no definitive general answer. Let’s analyze it in greater depth and see if we can find the right answer for you. There are respectable arguments to own … Read more

Comparison: 9mm vs. .45 ACP

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Of all the topics subject to debate in the world of firearms, the one that probably receives the most attention is the debate of 9mm vs. .45 ACP.  While some would say that this debate has gone on for far too long, others will be quick to point out that choosing a personal caliber is … Read more

Colt Mark IV Series 70 Review

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by Nicholas Even those who aren’t familiar with guns should at least have heard of the 1911 before.  It’s one of the most popular and classic handguns of all time, and while there are many variations of the 1911 produced, perhaps the most iconic one of all is the G.I-style of M1911A1 that was used … Read more

Top 7 Best Double Stack .45s

The top three calibers that you should consider for an STHF sidearm are 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP simply because they are the most popular and easiest to find. If you decide that .45 ACP is the caliber you would like in your sidearm, it’s time to do your research on the best specific … Read more

Top 5 Brands of 1911 to Own

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Easily one of the most iconic and beloved semi-automatic pistols of all time, the 1911 is a timeless design that has been around for over a hundred years and will likely be around for a hundred more. But what makes the 1911 so adored by shooters? Just as importantly, what specific brands of 1911 stand … Read more

Walther PPQ M2 9mm Review

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by Nicholas Ever since the Glock first became popular in the 1980s, there has been a nearly countless number of polymer framed, striker fired pistols that adopted the same concept. While some of these pistols may have fallen short of the high bar that Glock set, others exceeded it. One such example is the Walther … Read more

Top 5 Walther Pistols to Own

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Walther is a gun company that always seems to introduce a new innovative feature with each gun they make. They’ve gone from a simple target rifle manufacturer in the 1880s to now being one of the most famous firearms manufacturers in the entire world. Walther produces an assortment of high-quality handguns for law enforcement, military, … Read more

How to Build a Shelter in the Woods

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Building a shelter is one of your top priorities in any survival situation.  Yes, you need water to keep you hydrated.  You need food to keep your energy levels up. You need fire to stay warm and cook food.  But a shelter ranks equally as high as those priorities. A good shelter will shield you … Read more

How to Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water

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Even though you can’t drink salt water, otherwise known as saline water, what you can do is turn it into fresh water, through a process called desalination. This process is being used more and more as a viable means to get freshwater for those who need it. It’s also very applicable in a survival or … Read more

How to Make Smoke Bombs

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Disclaimer: the advice given in this article is for information purposes only. Before making smoke bombs, check the rules and regulations where you live. Always use protective equipment. Smoke bombs are a firework-like piece of equipment that, as the name suggests, will produce smoke once they are ignited. They have found a place in the military, with … Read more