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  • This is an in-depth discussion and review of the top ten .45 pistols available, based upon performance, features, and pricing.

    Top Ten .45 Pistols to Own

    Top Ten .45 Pistols to Own

    by PrometheusIV266

  • The best and the most affordable airsoft guns that money can buy . Based partly on personal experience and partly on consumer preferences.

    The Best Airsoft Guns

    The Best Airsoft Guns

    by Rakshith MG0

  • 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...

    7 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Airsoft Guns

    7 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Airsoft Guns

    by larryg201142

  • 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.

    EOTech Sight Model Comparison Charts

    EOTech Sight Model Comparison Charts

    by TShirtFrank9

  • 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.

    Why You Need a Premium Hunting Bullet

    Why You Need a Premium Hunting Bullet

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    Gun Laws in Georgia

    Gun Laws in Georgia

    by mlowell38

  • 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.

    How to Choose Your First Hunting Rifle

    How to Choose Your First Hunting Rifle

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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!

    6.5mm Cartridge Virtual Shootout: Which Is Best?

    6.5mm Cartridge Virtual Shootout: Which Is Best?

    by LJ Bonham13

  • 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.

    Three Must-Have Home Defense Guns

    Three Must-Have Home Defense Guns

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    What Is Fox Hunting?

    What Is Fox Hunting?

    by Stephanie Giguere34

  • 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.

    Why Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Is Every Hunter's Nightmare

    Why Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Is Every Hunter's Nightmare

    by Maggie Bonham0

  • 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.

    Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester

    Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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?

    Best 7mm Hunting Cartridges: A Virtual Shootout

    Best 7mm Hunting Cartridges: A Virtual Shootout

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.

    7 Most Iconic Pistols of All Time

    7 Most Iconic Pistols of All Time

    by Blake Atkinson15

  • 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.

    Best Non-Magnum .30 Caliber Cartridge

    Best Non-Magnum .30 Caliber Cartridge

    by LJ Bonham4

  • The best duck hunting kayaks on the market, plus plenty of rigging tips and other duck hunting tips.

    Best Duck Hunting Kayaks

    Best Duck Hunting Kayaks

    by huntnfish0

  • 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.

    Don’t Get Caught in the Everyday-Carry Trap

    Don’t Get Caught in the Everyday-Carry Trap

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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 CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow Pistol

    The CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow Pistol

    by hdy0

  • 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.

    The Taurus Judge, the Ultimate Close Range Public Defender

    The Taurus Judge, the Ultimate Close Range Public Defender

    by Wesman Todd Shaw54

  • 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.

    AK-47 Disasssembly and Reassembly

    AK-47 Disasssembly and Reassembly

    by Ralph Bone2

  • 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?

    Hunting Season Is Over! Now What?

    Hunting Season Is Over! Now What?

    by David Winters0

  • 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...

    The Sad Truth About Airsoft Sniper Rifles

    The Sad Truth About Airsoft Sniper Rifles

    by GreenTieCommando26

  • How good is the Barnett Commando Crossbow? So good that even though it's been out of production, many hunters still use it today.

    The Barnett Commando Crossbow

    The Barnett Commando Crossbow

    by NedD14

  • 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.

    How to Build an AR15

    How to Build an AR15

    by glenbrook0

  • Does this cartridge deserve the interest of experienced small game enthusiasts?

    The .204 Ruger

    The .204 Ruger

    by Ed Palumbo10

  • 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!

    Skinning and Tanning the Indian Way

    Skinning and Tanning the Indian Way

    by Shaddie2

  • 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.

    .280 Remington: The Rodney Dangerfield 7mm

    .280 Remington: The Rodney Dangerfield 7mm

    by LJ Bonham1

  • 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.

    Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

    Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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.

    Blowguns: Buying Knowledge

    Blowguns: Buying Knowledge

    by Chris Andrews0

  • 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?

    New Ammunition Test: PPU 300 Grain .375 H&H Mganum

    New Ammunition Test: PPU 300 Grain .375 H&H Mganum

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    5 Reasons Why Your Game Meat Tastes Awful

    5 Reasons Why Your Game Meat Tastes Awful

    by Maggie Bonham0

  • 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?

    Magnum Hunting Cartridges Need Not Apply

    Magnum Hunting Cartridges Need Not Apply

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    Should You Hang Your Game Meat?

    Should You Hang Your Game Meat?

    by Maggie Bonham2

  • 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”...

    Ruger Mk II Review

    Ruger Mk II Review

    by Ben raber6

  • 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.

    How to Clean a Red Ryder BB Gun

    How to Clean a Red Ryder BB Gun

    by Chris Andrews0

  • 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.

    Top Ten .40 Pistols to Own

    Top Ten .40 Pistols to Own

    by PrometheusIV19

  • 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.

    4 Types of Guns You Need to Own

    4 Types of Guns You Need to Own

    by ericjperry5

  • 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.

    Best Hunting Cartridges for AR Style Rifles

    Best Hunting Cartridges for AR Style Rifles

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    Top Five Cartridges for Dangerous Game

    Top Five Cartridges for Dangerous Game

    by LJ Bonham1

  • 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.

    Twelve-Gauge Shotguns For Deer Hunting

    Twelve-Gauge Shotguns For Deer Hunting

    by Wesman Todd Shaw31

  • 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.

    Is the Revolver Dead?

    Is the Revolver Dead?

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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 Western Field 12-Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun

    The Western Field 12-Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun

    by Wesman Todd Shaw21

  • 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.

    World’s Top 5 Versatile Hunting Cartridges

    World’s Top 5 Versatile Hunting Cartridges

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

    Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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."

    Defensive Handgun Cartridges Are All the Same (Facts Vs. Hype)

    Defensive Handgun Cartridges Are All the Same (Facts Vs. Hype)

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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?

    The Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Montana

    The Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Montana

    by LJ Bonham1

  • 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. ...

    Traditional Archery : A Wonderful Form of Modern Meditation

    Traditional Archery : A Wonderful Form of Modern Meditation

    by Adam5

  • 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?

    Best Deer Hunting Cartridges (New Study)

    Best Deer Hunting Cartridges (New Study)

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Increase your chance of success by being quiet while getting back to your stand and being ready to take a deer.

    Hunt Your Way Back to Your Stand

    Hunt Your Way Back to Your Stand

    by David Winters0

  • 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.

    Why You Should Hunt with an AR Style Rifle

    Why You Should Hunt with an AR Style Rifle

    by LJ Bonham2

  • 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.

    Best Backup Guns for Hunters

    Best Backup Guns for Hunters

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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?

    Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Firearms to Own

    Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Firearms to Own

    by PrometheusIV1

  • 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.

    Pronghorn Cartridges (Fast Bullets for Fast Critters)

    Pronghorn Cartridges (Fast Bullets for Fast Critters)

    by LJ Bonham0

  • 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.

    .45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super (Old-School Gunfighters and Hunters)

    .45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super (Old-School Gunfighters and Hunters)

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Shining is not just a common past time for us Wisconsinites, it's a way to scout and prep for the fall hunting season.

    Deer Shining in Wisconsin

    Deer Shining in Wisconsin

    by Cholee Clay12

  • Making your own crossbow is easy and fun, I have collected some of the best plans available on the net.

    Really Cool DIY Crossbow Plans

    Really Cool DIY Crossbow Plans

    by Jeff Johnston29

  • 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.

    Do You Really Need a Premium Hunting Bullet?

    Do You Really Need a Premium Hunting Bullet?

    by LJ Bonham2

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