Best Red Dot Sights [2019 Hands-on Review]

Selection of red dot sights and 9mm carbine

Red dot sights are a handy piece of firearm tech that greatly decreases the amount of time it takes to get a weapon on target. They have become the go-to for close to midrange shooting and with ever smaller and more efficient LEDs, are a great option for pistols too. There are two main types … Read more

Best Shooting Gloves [2019 Hands-On Tested]

Best shooting gloves and AR-15 Pistol

When we were discussing what gloves to review for this article, we realized how many “non-shooting” specific gloves we’d come to enjoy shooting with. As a result, we decided to look at it in a different way: Rather than finding what shooting gloves are best, we wanted to determine what gloves are best for shooting. … Read more

Best Gun Cleaning Kits [AR-15, Pistol & Universal]

Best Gun Cleaning Kits and AR-15

Firearms are one of the few things that are still built to last. It is reasonable to assume that a gun bought today, when properly maintained, will still be functional when passed onto your children, or your children’s children. I’d like my guns to survive far into the future, and I think most other gun … Read more

Best Gun Oils & Greases [1600 Rounds Fired]

Gun oils and greases next to an AR-15

In this age of polymers and plastics, knowing which products are best for your gun can be tricky. No one wants their new gun’s internals to be eaten by an overly aggressive olde tyme solvent, and with the advances in oil technology we have today, it doesn’t hurt to take a quick look around. Even … Read more

Best 9mm Carbines [Hands-On Tested]

Scorpion EVO 9mm Carbine

Pistol caliber carbines have graced the hands of pragmatic shooters since the dawn of the self-contained cartridge. They saw heavy use during the settlement of the American West, as ranchers and outlaws alike saw the value and convenience of having their rifles and pistols shoot the same ammunition. In more recent times, carbines have been … Read more

Weaver Vs. Picatinny [Mounting Systems Explained]

All rails (two weaver two Picatinny)

Slotted rail mounting systems, like Weaver and Picatinny, come standard on nearly all modern rifles. These rails play a big role in the modularity of AR-15s, and like many great firearm advancements, are a blend of military need and civilian ingenuity. Based on appearance alone, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. This … Read more

Best Ballistic Calculator Apps [Free and Paid]

Ballistic Calculator App On Smartphone

There are many reasons why having a computer in your pocket can come in handy, and accurate long-range shooting is one of them. Smartphones can be used to look up weather information specific to your location, such as wind direction, barometric pressure, humidity and temperature. These can all affect accuracy and when put into a … Read more

[Review] CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine

CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Carbine

This Scorpion has a few battle scars now, but it has proven itself in hot, dusty, and sandy conditions. After owning one for several months, we thought it was time for a long-term review. Quick Facts: The CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 is the civilian legal version of the select fire Scorpion Evo 3 A1, … Read more

The Real Benefits of Barrel Fluting

Two fluted rifle barrels

Depending on who you ask, a fluted barrel is either the solution to all your woes, or a complete waste of money. Few would deny its aesthetic appeal, but a purely aesthetic improvement can be hard to justify. Having your barrel fluted comes with certain risks too, which is why many buy an aftermarket barrel … Read more

Review: Primary Arms 2.5x Compact Scope

Primary Arms 2.5x with open covers

Primary Arms is an established brand in the world of optics, and is known for their high quality products at mid-range prices. Quick Facts Buying a new rifle is always exciting, whether it be planned or an impulse purchase. On the drive home, your mind is filled with thoughts of holes in paper and the … Read more