3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Bolt-Action Rifle

There are actually a lot of things to consider before buying a bolt-action rifle, but we’re going to hit on a few of the big points so this post doesn’t become novel-length. This is directed more for the beginner than the advanced rifle shooter.   What’s the primary use? Consider what you’re getting the rifle […]

My 3 Favorite Smith & Wesson Pistols

Everyone has their favorite Smith & Wesson pistols…or at least, people who have shot many of them do…and these three are mine. Smith makes many, many pistols, including about a thousand iterations of pretty much every gun they make. Entire books have been written about their catalog over the years. With that said, here are […]

3 Fantastic, Affordable First 1911 Pistols

There are a lot of 1911 pistols on the market, in many different configurations, at many different price points. That’s because John Moses Browning’s design is a certified masterpiece, a masterpiece. But with so many options, choosing your one can make your head spin. So let’s stick to something easy: What are three great starter […]

8 Outstanding Gifts For Concealed Carry

Want to stuff somebody’s stocking who concealed carries? Put something they’ll love under the tree? There’s plenty of absolutely great gear out there, and some that lots that will fit almost any budget. While the obvious seem to be guns or ammo, not every state is friendly towards that. So we’ll mostly stick to awesome […]

7 Fantastic Gifts For the Hunter on Your List

Hunters are no longer the majority of gun people, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be remembered come Christmas time. Or, for that matter, on their birthday or graduations. Yes, you can use this handy gift guide for those times as well! What are some awesome gifts for hunters? Here are 7 stellar examples. Bear […]

3 Reasons You Should Be Training With A Partner

Whatever gun training you’re doing (you are training, right?), whether its concealed carry training or training for competition, some skeet and trap shooting before dove, pheasant or duck season, or long-range rifle shooting prior to pursuing roving protein treats from Nature’s Meat Aisle, you should do it with a partner. Granted, some of us are, […]

What You Should Look For In Your First 1911 Pistol

Buying your first 1911 pistol? Congratulations! It’s great when someone has actual taste in firearms. Just kidding. Many pistols are great, and the classic 1911 platform – while it has its limitations – is a proven and effective pistol for almost any application, from sport to personal defense and all points in between. John Moses […]

My 3 Favorite CZ Pistols

CZ pistols are known for excellent ergonomics, great reliability and accuracy, and some  smart features. Most of them aren’t terrifically expensive, so you can get a darn good gun for almost any purpose for not too much in purchase price. They’re also fairly unique, in that most CZ pistols are hammer-fired DA/SA semi-autos. Though they’ve […]

Personal Defense: You Really Need To Practice One-Handed Shooting, Too

One-handed shooting can often be neglected as part of the regular practice a person does for concealed carry and personal defense. The sentiment you’ll find espoused often when it comes to concealed carry/self-defense pistol/whatever-you-want-to-call-it is “train how you fight,” or something to that effect. In other words, you want to train with your typical carry […]