6 Best .308 Rifle Plaftorms For Beginners

Is .223 just not cutting the tactical mustard anymore and you’re looking to get into your first .308 rifle? Atta boy. (Or girl. Or other, if you thusly identify.) The .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO is one of the most useful cartridges in existence. You could – without too much trouble – get a gun that will pull […]

7 Cheap Handguns You Would Actually Want To Own

There are lots of cheap (or inexpensive, if you prefer) handguns, but only so many you’d actually want to have in your safe, glove box, car safe…wherever you store it. Or, for that matter, your concealed carry holster. Granted, that involves some qualifications. What constitutes a “cheap” handgun? Materials could be a good starting point […]

What Is The NFA?

What is the NFA? The National Firearms Act of 1934 – referred to in shorthand as the NFA – is one of the largest pieces of gun-related legislation on the federal books. It’s a gun control act establishing certain limitations on firearm ownership. As a result, some people really don’t like it. Other folks don’t […]

Exactly What Is Tannerite?

What is this Tannerite stuff that people keep talking about? Aren’t explosive substances illegal or something? For starters, Tannerite is a brand of exploding target. You shoot it and it goes boom. You can see the obvious appeal. Oh, and before we have to say it elsewhere… we aren’t lawyers, there is no legal advice […]

The Correct Way To Shoulder A Shotgun

Learning what is the correct way to shoulder a shotgun is a good idea, because otherwise you’re going to be in for a sore shoulder and you won’t want to ever shoot a shotgun again. You can shoulder an AR improperly and it’s no big deal because shooting .223 is the BabyTown Frolics. A shotgun […]

Battle of the Black Rifles: AR-10 vs AR-15

So…you want a black rifle to make some pews with, leading you to consider an AR-10 vs. AR-15. But you hear that one of the two flavors of ArmaLite Rifle (because that’s what “AR” stands for, after all) is better than the other. What, pray tell, is a person to do? Get both…duh. We HAVE […]

Classic Caliber Comparison: .270 vs .30-06

The caliber wars were old long before tactical enthusiasts left angry comments on blogs via their cell phones whilst patrolling their local mart store for Isis, and indeed among the oldest debates is 270 vs 30-06. Essentially, 270 vs 30-06 comes down to the same idea of 9mm vs .45 ACP, namely easier to shoot […]

What IS A Bump Fire Stock?

If you somehow haven’t noticed, one of the most controversial firearm accessories these days are “bump fire stocks,” which a few states have hastily outlawed along with a supposed impending (at the time of this writing) federal ban pending according to the current administration. In the current political climate, many people want to see bump […]

What’s a ‘Sporterized’ Rifle? – Guns for Beginners

You might occasionally run across a few guns on the surplus rack or an auction site that are “sporterized” military surplus rifles. They’re getting fewer and farther between as bolt-action rifles have all but disappeared from military use outside of sniper roles. And modern sniper rifles don’t really need the sporting treatment. Plenty of Springfield […]