The possibility of us having to deal with, and survive, a zombie apocalypse is a fantasy, only existing in our own imaginations, movies, books, and video games. However, is it truly that far fetched?
The Ruger Standard, flagship of the mighty Ruger line of firearms. The Ruger standard was the first gun Ruger ever made. It came about when Bill Ruger Sr. founder of Ruger, was tinkering in his garage with a WWII souvenir Japanese “Nambu”...
When two officers meet on the battle-field, who's sidearm will prevail? The American soldier and his Colt manuafactured M1911 A1, or the Russian officer and his Tokarev TT-33?
Buyer's guide for choosing the best paintball gun on the market in 2015. Should you get a speedball marker or woodsball gun? Best paintball upgrades.
These three great handgun cartridges have defended life and limb, plus put venison on the table, for a century and a half. The .45 Colt, .44 Special, and .38 Super are effective, accurate rounds with a long, distinguished history. Here's why you must give them a try.
Interested in hunting with a blowgun? You came to the right place to find out about a wonderful hunting blowgun.
Long Range hunting is an exciting and demanding activity. Whether pursuing antelope in Wyoming's vast prairies or impala in the Serengeti, a hunter must have the right gear and skill.
This article is the first in a series of articles intended to provide readers helpful information about duck hunting public lands in Texas.
North America offers epic winter big game hunting. Here are the must know facts you need to both survive and fill your freezer when the snow flies.
The Taurus Judge is a revolver pistol designed entirely for self defence within the confines of a motor vehicle, and specifically against car jackers. The Taurus Judge can fire a .410 shotgun shell with small shot, buckshot, or slugs, and also a Colt .45 caliber bullet.
Dry firing is an important way to develop muscle memory, and dummy rounds or snap caps help a lot in achieving this.
Here are three all-American heavy hitters designed for any hunting challenge: .35 Whelen, .338 Win Mag, and .458 Win Mag. When you need to project American power anywhere in the world.
So you want to own a firearm (gun) in Guam? You have to embark on a long adventure through local bureaucracy and fees first!
Tested: .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby. Can these varmint rounds take down big game? We find out.
The early morning air is crisp about you as you take in a deep breath, letting it out slowly as you quiet your mind. You raise your bow towards the target, fingers gently resting on the string and focus your eyes on the far away circle of yellow. ...
Twelve gauge shotguns make excellent weapons for deer hunting. In some environments the large shotgun can make for a superior hunting weapon to the high calibre rifle. Shotguns can use either buckshot or slugs for bringing down large herbivorous game. It's important to get a shotgun with a rifled barrel, however, and especially should you be a slug shot hunter.
The 10mm Auto cartridge is the best pistol round ever developed. Bold words for a bold round, find out how it came about and why it's so good.
It's now fashionable to divide concealed carry into two realms: casual, or everyday, carry, and, for lack of a better word, “formal carry." This is a potentially lethal trap. Here's how to avoid it.
The possibility a hunter may need a backup firearm is real. Whether to dispatch a wounded animal, hunt small game, or for self-defense against man and beast, a hunter needs a backup.
Does your venison taste "gamey?" Did you know that it doesn't have to taste that way? You may be doing something to make your venison taste bad. Here are five reasons why your game meat may taste awful.
Prvi Partizan makes affordable, quality ammunition. We put their 180 gr, .300 Win. Mag. through its paces. Is it good and inexpensive, or just cheap?
You've been told by others that you should hang your game meat. But maybe you've heard you shouldn't, or maybe the meat you've had after you've hung it tasted "gamey." In this article, I deal with hanging meat and when you should -- and more importantly, shouldn't -- age your venison.
Think you need a magnum for hunting? Think again. For antelope, deer, elk, bear, plains game, and moose cartridges like 243, 270, 308, 30-06, etc. work great. Who needs recoil and muzzle blast?
Research by the FBI and other law enforcement professionals, along with gunfight analysis, proves all self-defense handgun cartridges do the same basic things and have the same limitations. When you cut through the hype and myth, the facts say there is no such thing as "The Best Handgun Cartridge."
Being comfortable while deer hunting is very important to the success of any hunter. Having a permanent tree stand will more than pay for its construction. Tips on how to choose the best spot and construction details included.
Since the 1960’s, Winchester's Power Point bullet has been a reliable deer load. Designed for .30-06 velocities, will this old style bullet stand up to magnum velocities against elk and moose?
Firing a flintlock rifle is something that every hunter or shooting sport enthusiast should experience.
Buying a blowgun takes a little consideration to match up what you want with what you need. Take the time to learn about this ancient weapon that is now considered more of a toy.
How good is the Barnett Commando Crossbow? So good that even though it's been out of production, many hunters still use it today.
Deer hunting season is over until next Fall 2017. What are you going to do now? What do you need to do? What can you do in the hunting off-season to prepare for a great 2017 deer hunting season?
The best duck hunting kayaks on the market, plus plenty of rigging tips and other duck hunting tips.
The CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow is a new generation 9mm pistol, a variant of the CZ 75 semi-automatic pistol made by Ceska Sbrojovka Uhersky Brod (CZUB) of the Czech Republic.
Montana is legendary. The state offers deer, antelope, elk, moose, bear, bison, and wolf, if a hunter can find them somewhere in a vast, varied landscape. So what's the best rifle and caliber?
Colorado is famous for elk, mule deer, and black bear hunting, and provides a challenging environment. What are the best rifles and cartridges for hunting the Centennial State?
Blowguns are fun from childhood to adulthood, here are five reasons why Venom Blowguns® Velocity blowgun is one of the most popular.
Increase your chance of success by being quiet while getting back to your stand and being ready to take a deer.
Every hunter needs a rimfire rifle (or twenty). Which is best, though; the .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, or .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire? This must read article gives you the answer.
Shining is not just a common past time for us Wisconsinites, it's a way to scout and prep for the fall hunting season.
Magnum. The word is synonymous with power, long range, and a certain cachѐ which implies those who shoot them are uncompromising rifle enthusiasts. Are magnum hunting cartridges really necessary?
If you're brand new to taxidermy, skinning in particular, or are just plain curious about weird things, then boy are you in for a treat!
How to choose the right hunting blind or stand for the money or for the best results. Where to place the hunting stand for the optimum chance of bagging that trophy buck.
Use these deer hunting tips for thinking outside the box to find trophy bucks. Trophy whitetail videos included.
Hornady's new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge takes on the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in this winner take all virtual shootout.
My research about the parts that I could make or substitute to reduce the cost of a homemade big-bore flintlock rifle.
The .300 Winchester Magnum, or .300 Win Mag, is used around the world for moose, elk, bear, and African plains game. Preferred by long range hunters and military snipers over the .308 and .30-06.
This is an in-depth discussion and review of the top ten .45 pistols available, based upon performance, features, and pricing.
I bought my first firearm at twelve years of age with my chore money. My Harrington and Richardson single shot twenty is STILL my favorite gun.
The bolt action design has been around for a very long time; but bolt action shotguns are pretty rare. These Western Field bolt action shotguns are very collectible, and all around great shotguns.
The AK platform of weapons was designed with simplicity and reliability of operation in mind. These were designed for a peasant army, uneducated conscripts, even used and maintained by children.
Prvi Partizan has a reputation for good quality ammunition at a reasonable price. Is PPU's 300 grain .375 H&H Magnum load good enough for deer, elk, moose, bear, and African plains game hunting?
It is always important to keep any firearm in the best condition possible. This covers the basics of Daisy's Red Ryder BB gun and the easy maintenance of the Red Ryder BB gun.
Making your own crossbow is easy and fun, I have collected some of the best plans available on the net.
Helpful tips for the beginner and for the seasoned archer on how to take care of your compounds and crossbows.
Every year, thousands of U.S. hunters head to Canada in pursuit of big game such as elk, deer, bear, caribou, moose and waterfowl.
Fox Hunting is an equestrian sport steeped in 500 years of tradition. It is practiced in countries all over the world, but has recently been met with opposition from animal rights activists.
Is the .30-06 the world’s most versatile hunting cartridge? There are more powerful cartridges and flatter shooting cartridges, so why has this old veteran not just survived, but thrived?
Tested: .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55mm Swedish, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm-08 Remington, .30-30 Winchester. Give yourself a break from pain on your next hunt.
Point, or instinctive, handgun shooting techniques may be old, but they will save your life in the right circumstances. Learn what you need to know to survive a shootout.
It is possible to find excellent 22 rimfire scopes for under $100. Check out the top 4 picks for 2018.
More and more Americans realize they must depend on themselves for their family’s safety. There are three basic gun types every home owner should have to protect their family from home invasion.
High quality used guns languish on store racks just because they are chambered in less common calibers. Don't over look these gems. They offer a world beyond the "me too" cartridges.
Many gun owners have jumped on the open-carry bandwagon. There are five questions a citizen who open carries should address before exercising their Second Amendment rights in public.
I love firearms, and I've always wanted to build my own rifle. Building most rifles requires specialized training, expensive and hard-to-use tools, and years of experience. The AR15 changes all that.
Many hunters know about the common handgun and rifle calibers. While it's not very well known, and not readily available, the .357 Remington Maximum is an impressive cartridge for hunters everywhere.
Tested, eleven great pronghorn cartridges: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .240 Weatherby, .257 Weatherby, .264 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum.
Safety and sound reduction are important considerations when building an outdoor shooting range in a populated area.
This virtual shootout tells you which .30 caliber cartridge is best for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, or African game hunting. The results are surprising.
As a hunter, you may have already heard about CWD or Chronic Wasting Disease. But you may not know how CWD started and where is has spread, nor how it will affect hunting in the future. As a hunter, it's your job to understand this disease and minimize the possibility of spreading it.
The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout.
AR platform rifles are now the most popular rifle in America. They are fantastic for hunting, whether it's deer, antelope, elk, moose, or African plains game. Here's why you should hunt with an AR.
Minerals are important to the health of a deer herd. Recipes for deer mineral beds and how to use them. Hunters looking for bigger antlers, this is a good place to start.
Find a starter bow you can handle. Ask around, and people will be glad to show you where and how to shoot.
Tips and photos on how to build a free-standing deer blind in the best location to bag a trophy buck.
Often kids come home and inform their parents they NEED an airsoft gun, and most parents then ask, "What is an airsoft gun and why do you need one?". 1) A little history, airsoft was invented before paintball back in the 80's. Tokyo Mauri in...
Many new airsofters are very excited about airsoft sniper rifles. In short, airsoft sniping is difficult and is not as glorious as movies and videogames make sniping seem. If you still want to find out about airsoft sniping, read on. What makes me...
Tested: .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal. Which is best?
Everything you need to know to get started squirrel hunting. Necessary gear and hunting tips for your best season ever!
The current gun market is saturated with options. Which gun or guns are the absolute minimum a hunter should have?
The .308 Winchester is the best-selling hunting cartridge in America. Developed for the M-14, the U.S. military's standard sniper round hits way above its weight class and is loved by hunters.
Learn how to navigate the mildly confusing world of EOTech sights. These EOTech comparison charts will help you find the right model for your rifle.
Hunting is a wonderful sport. The best way to ensure novice hunters embrace it and continue for years is to get the right rifle in the right caliber the first time.
Go from knowing nothing to buying and owning the self-defense or home-defense handgun, a revolver or pistol, that will keep you safe.
Has the pistol replaced the revolver? Should we scrap every S&W Model 19, Model 29, or Colt Python? Here's the case for the revolver. As long as we have guns, we will have wheel guns.
There are many magnum hunting cartridges, but those which use .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, big horn sheep, and plains game hunting.
Tested: 9.3x62 Mauser, .375 Holland & Holland, .416 Remington Magnum, .404 Jeffery, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, .505 Gibbs. In this virtual test, we tell you which is best.
If you are a woman who is married to a fanatical deer hunter, please read this advice for dealing with his obsession.
The .280 competes with the .270 Winchester, yet hunters pass it by for the .270 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, or the .280’s big brother, the 7mm Remington Magnum. Here's what happened when it took on the three most popular cartridges in the world.
Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.
The .375 H&H is the world's most versatile hunting cartridge. Used from Africa to Alaska for deer, elk, moose, Cape buffalo, and everything in between. The do it all hunting caliber.
Today’s AR’s are available in more good hunting calibers than ever before; whether you're after Alaskan moose, Montana elk, Missouri white tails, Wyoming pronghorn, or Texas wild hogs.
Squirrels and their lore get overlooked by hunters interested in deer and turkey. So here is all you need to know about how to scout for squirrels and the gear you'll need.
Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.
The best and the most affordable airsoft guns that money can buy, based partly on personal experience and partly on consumer preferences.
Thanks to modern ammunition, the 9mm is now the premier self-defense pistol caliber. Gun writer LJ Bonham shares decades of firearms experience to show you why the "Nine" is now tops.
Deer with enormous antlers: impressive or just sad freaks? I discuss whether they should count as hunting trophies.
Every state has their own gun laws and regulations. For the state of Georgia, the laws are pretty straight forward and easy to abide by.
Tested: 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, and 28 Nosler. Will the magnums out power the non-magnums? Will the upstarts dethrone the old guard?
There are five fundamentals of pistol shooting that should be performed with Every shot. Most people apply only two.
The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. Why has the .270 received such coverage and hyperbole? Here's what you need to know, now.
Africa's Big Five, Alaska's Kodiak bears, or an angry Montana moose all demand a dangerous game cartridge. Which is best? Here are five great choices hunters have staked their lives on for decades.
There are many (perhaps too many) hunting cartridges on the market. What makes any particular one versatile? A versatile cartridge has three main qualities: power, reach, and flexibility.
The .357 Magnum is the real “do it all” handgun cartridge. From self-defense to hunting it gets the job done. Here are 10 reasons why.
There are a gazillion high-capacity auto pistols out there, so who needs a wheel gun? The real question is not whether to have a revolver, but which is the best one for concealed carry?
Inexpensive military rifles are great for deer, elk, moose, bear, and anything else hunting. They are rugged, affordable, and available. More people should use them to put meat on the table.
A good beginner bow can be the start of a very satisfying life-long sport or just a great pastime. So how do you choose?
We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?
Looking for a home-defense pistol? We have tested and reviewed the top .40 caliber guns for value, performance, and functionality during a home emergency. Read about the ten best here.
This article details the process, tools, and steps to break down, clean, oil, and reassemble a Glock "Safe Action" pistol.
Does the average deer, elk, or moose hunter need expensive premium ammunition loaded with the latest and greatest bullet? Magazine ads say yes; hunters across the world prove them wrong every fall.
Doves are a tough bird to hit, and dove hunting is a tough sport. Here is some information about gear and strategy.
Learn to make your own low-cost seat replacement for your tree stand. Turn your stand into a quiet, lightweight hunting haven.
The Mossberg 500 series shotgun is a low cost and generally reliable shotgun. However, my 535 Turkey Gun had problems right out of the box. Here's how I got it running like it should.
There are many excellent long-range (beyond 500 yards) rifle cartridges, from the mild-shooting 6.5 Creedmoor to the flinch-inducing .338 Lapua. Which is best for elk, though?
The gun debate I speak of is not whether or not we, as Americans, should be able to have them; the debate is which one should you buy, use, or carry.
Premium bullets just do a better job than low budget bullets. Whether hunting Ohio deer, Montana elk, Alaskan bears, or African Cape Buffalo, premium bullets make every shot count.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield. Which is the best deer slayer?