What’s The Best Electronic Hearing Protection?

Electronic hearing protection has significant advantages over standard passive, non-electronic hearing protection. You can hear a whole lot more of what’s going on around you and the sound is still dampened enough to protect your hearing from the sound of gunfire. Typical ear pro uses baffling to reduce ALL sound. Electronic ear muffs (or whatever […]

What Does AR Stand For in AR-15?

The AR-15 platform rifle is the most popular rifle in the United States. The meaning of “AR” (as in the AR-15 or AR-10 rifles) has been the subject of much debate for a long time. Some folks say it means “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” Some of this confusion is due to ignorance and some […]

What Is A ‘California-Legal’ AR-15?

A few people are rumored to actually enjoy shooting and firearms in the state of California. Many of those wonder just what a California-legal AR-15 is. Additionally, some people end up having to move to California, for whatever reason, and wonder if they can take their tacticool paper puncher with them. Before we get started, […]

The 5 Best .44 Magnum Rifles

  Look, .44 Magnum rifles are some of the best carbines for practical purposes. They’re better for home defense, because you can load them with hollow points. They pack more punch at close range, meaning they’re better both in a home defense role and for hunting. They make one of the best brush guns you […]

7 Compelling Compact 1911 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry

A compact 1911 9mm is actually an ideal carry gun. You get a timeless, classic design with a wealth of aftermarket accessories, parts and support. You get the excellent ergonomics, accuracy and shooting characteristics that the semi-auto 1911 platform is known for, but with tamer recoil and the increased capacity of the 9mm round. Let’s […]

The AR-15 Forward Assist For Total Beginners

The AR-15 forward assist, a mechanical feature found on the bulk of AR-15 pattern rifles, is something that newbies might not totally understand. You’ll find the forward assist assembly on the right-hand side of your rifle (for most guns) directly below the charging handle. Some details may get glossed over for the sake of brevity, […]

Gun Review: Remington Model 1911 R1 .45 ACP

The gist of this Remington Model 1911 R1 review is that it’s well-made, accurate, made in the USA and you can basically get one for a song these days. If you want a basic Government frame 1911, it’s a great choice. My pictures turned out lousy (I know, I know; I’m buying a camera soon) […]