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.
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.
Deer with enormous antlers: impressive or just sad freaks? I discuss whether they should count as hunting trophies.
Blowguns are fun from childhood to adulthood, here are five reasons why Venom Blowguns® Velocity blowgun is one of the most popular.
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.
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.
The mighty .44 Magnum lost its title as "The Most Powerful Handgun in the World" over a decade ago, or did it? Here's why Dirty Harry's favorite cartridge is still the one by which all others are judged.
Interested in hunting with a blowgun? You came to the right place to find out about a wonderful hunting blowgun.
Use these deer hunting tips for thinking outside the box to find trophy bucks. Trophy whitetail videos included.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tips and photos on how to build a free-standing deer blind in the best location to bag a trophy buck.
Making your own crossbow is easy and fun, I have collected some of the best plans available on the net.
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.
Increase your chance of success by being quiet while getting back to your stand and being ready to take a deer.
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.
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.
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.
My research about the parts that I could make or substitute to reduce the cost of a homemade big-bore flintlock rifle.
Firing a flintlock rifle is something that every hunter or shooting sport enthusiast should experience.
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?
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.
Dry firing is an important way to develop muscle memory, and dummy rounds or snap caps help a lot in achieving this.
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.
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.
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?
There are five fundamentals of pistol shooting that should be performed with Every shot. Most people apply only two.
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."
Safety and sound reduction are important considerations when building an outdoor shooting range in a populated area.
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...
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.
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.
Every year, thousands of U.S. hunters head to Canada in pursuit of big game such as elk, deer, bear, caribou, moose and waterfowl.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Most rifle cartridges on the market today are unnecessary. Less than a century ago, most current rounds didn’t exist. Why are there so many now, and do we really need them all?
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.
Tested: 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler.
Cartridge fight: .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .30-06 Springfield, .338-06 A-Square, .35 Whelen. Each is a prince in its own right, but which is king?
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.
Go from knowing nothing to buying and owning the self-defense or home-defense handgun, a revolver or pistol, that will keep you safe.
The best duck hunting kayaks on the market, plus plenty of rigging tips and other duck hunting tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Doves are a tough bird to hit, and dove hunting is a tough sport. Here is some information about gear and strategy.
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.
The best and the most affordable airsoft guns that money can buy, based partly on personal experience and partly on consumer preferences.
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.
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.
Shining is not just a common past time for us Wisconsinites, it's a way to scout and prep for the fall hunting season.
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 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.
Tested: 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55 Swedish, .260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5-300 Weatherby. So which one is best? The results may surprise you!
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?
If you are a woman who is married to a fanatical deer hunter, please read this advice for dealing with his obsession.
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.
Find a starter bow you can handle. Ask around, and people will be glad to show you where and how to shoot.
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.
We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?
The .41 Remington Magnum is the best revolver cartridge. Period. It does what the others do, but better in many ways. Here's how.
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.
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.
How good is the Barnett Commando Crossbow? So good that even though it's been out of production, many hunters still use it today.
Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
Helpful tips for the beginner and for the seasoned archer on how to take care of your compounds and crossbows.
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.
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...
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.
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 .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.
Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.
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.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal. Which is best?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Sears and Roebuck single-shot twenty-gauge shotgun is a fine old-fashioned gun for the hunter who only needs one shot.
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?
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?
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.
This article is the first in a series of articles intended to provide readers helpful information about duck hunting public lands in Texas.
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”...
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.
Today’s rifle market offers the prepared person near infinite choices. There is one type, however, which they should give serious consideration. Military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.
Everything you need to know to get started squirrel hunting. Necessary gear and hunting tips for your best season ever!
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!
So you want to own a firearm (gun) in Guam? You have to embark on a long adventure through local bureaucracy and fees first!
This article details the process, tools, and steps to break down, clean, oil, and reassemble a Glock "Safe Action" pistol.
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.
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?
How does the Glock stack up against John Browning's legendary M1911? The debate has raged since Gaston Glock's upstart polymer-framed pistol appeared in the early '80s to challenge the king.
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.
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. ...
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.
The current gun market is saturated with options. Which gun or guns are the absolute minimum a hunter should have?
Learn to make your own low-cost seat replacement for your tree stand. Turn your stand into a quiet, lightweight hunting haven.
It is possible to find excellent 22 rimfire scopes for under $100. Check out the top 4 picks for 2018.
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 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.