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

Colt 1911 Series 70

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

walther ppq

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

walther pistol

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

3 Easy Tips to Improve Your Handgun Accuracy

The ability to fire a handgun accurately is crucial to survival, not only yours, but that of innocent bystanders. Since many individuals opt to carry handguns for the purposes of self-defense, accuracy is also important in achieving that end. You may want to use lethal force in certain circumstances, but it isn’t always called for. … Read more

Do I need a dump pouch?

I recently completed my second tactical response class in the past 3 months or so and came away with a revelation: magazine dump pouches can get people killed. If you are not familiar the idea of their use it is to have a place to stash empty(or partially empty) magazines rather than dropping them on … Read more

Review: Aegis Hybrid Holster

As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9 full sized 9mm. My regular Fobus holster does not do well to help conceal the M&P when dressed in shorts and a t-shift. I recently received an Aegis “Shield” Hybrid holster … Read more

On Force Multipliers (Night Vision)

  …On Force Multipliers (Night Vision)             Night vision, Passive, Infra-red, and thermal may well be the best investment that you can make to protect your stores and loved ones. I suspect when the seams of society unravel that the night will truly be the stuff of nightmares.             If you have made good inroads … Read more

The Surefire 60-round AR Magazine

Although it appears that AR-type firearms as well as magazines seem to be in much better supply than just a couple months ago, magazine such as the Surefire 60 60-rd capacity remain in very high demand. I managed to acquire two samples for testing. With the higher prices on .223 and 5.56 ammunition – testing was limited … Read more

Equipment Review: HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine

Higher capacity aftermarket magazines for the Ruger 10/22 have been hit or miss for many years. With the release of the factory Ruger BX-25 magazine, 10/22 owners finally had a reliable higher-than-standard capacity magazine available to them. I honestly felt that there would be no more non-Ruger magazines produced as how could they possibly compete. … Read more

Henry Arms US Survival Rifle Review

The Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle is the latest rendition of the USAF AR-7 that many Air Force pilots carried “just in case” for the last 40+ years. Even today it can be found stored away by many backpackers, bush pilots, and ATV riders. The AR-7 is known for its unique ability to disassemble in several components and store it … Read more

Visit to firearms manufacturer I.O. Inc.

A couple weeks ago the folks at I.O. Inc. located in Monroe, North Carolina allowed me the honor of touring their facility. Having been the previous owner of an I.O. STG-2000-C and in the market for an AK-variant, I was more than interested.  The tour started with a door opening up and as I walked … Read more

Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22LR Full Review

I find the .22LR the most fun cartridge to shoot. Cheap with low recoil – a few dollars can provide a few hours of shooting fun. With that said – there are also many .22LR firearms that can be purchased inexpensively. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I visited my brother on Georgia who lives on 42 acres … Read more