Author: Travis Pike

As a concealed carrier, I have gained an appreciation for discretion and this led me to the world of discreet/diversion bags. Nothing to see here…Since I own more than just concealed carry pistols, I like to find ways to be discreet with my big guns while traveling. Don’t get me wrong; I have my fair share of your normal, everyday gun cases — both soft and hard types. But most of the time, I prefer to be discreet, and there are several reasons why. More on that in a minute… Let’s discuss diversion bags from top to bottom – what…

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One of the most important things when learning about guns is getting your hands on one to practice. Collecting guns is just like any other hobby; folks can get way too into it. Sometimes when those people give recommendations, they end up giving you all kinds of specs and models — and it can be a lot to take in. Getting bogged down by a billion recommendations and technical jargon can make it hard for newer gun owners or people looking to get their first gun to get into collecting and shooting.   Everyone has to start somewhere. So let’s…

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Synchronicity…that’s the best word I could find to describe the fact that the year 2022 is the year of the .22, specifically the rimfire variants of the .22, the LR, and Magnum. .22LR (CCI vs Winchester vs Super Colibri)Something has clicked where the whole industry has agreed that .22 and rimfires are cool again, and everyone’s racing to get the latest rimfire on the market. But why have rimfires seen a resurgence? It’s tough to say for sure, but I think I know a few reasons… Summary of Our Top Picks Show more (1 item) Table of ContentsLoading… Why .22?…

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What happens when the legendary Colt company employs two of the biggest names to exist in the AR-15 world to produce a pistol? Well, you get the Colt All American 2000, a gun very few of you have likely heard of. Colt’s attempt at breaking into the modern handgun world — the All American 2000 (Photo: Gunauction)Reed Knight of Knight’s Armament and Eugene Stoner, the creator of the AR-15, worked together to develop the pistol which would become the Colt All American 2000. Even with two heavyweights and Colt backing them, the All American became a dumpster fire somewhere between…

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In the last few years, the Marine Corps has been modernizing its infantry forces en masse. The average Marine Infantryman has seen a significant upgrade in their guns and gear in the last decade.  Marine fires the M27 (Photo: Cpl. Michaela Gregory)In the wake of F-35s, remote control missile launching trucks, and drones, the infantry rifle doesn’t seem all that special.  Or is it? Today, we’re going to walk through the current infantry rifle and the gear that adorns it. If you’ve been curious about what Marines are carrying (or what to grab similar gear for your own rifle), keep…

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Back in 2008, when I joined the Marines, we had maybe 10 percent of the options we have now. Heck, I thought MOLLE was cool, and being able to attach goodies directly to my body armor was the height of awesome. Choices choices.These days the amount of gear accessible to the average shooter is stunning. One of the biggest departments is load-bearing gear. Load-bearing gear is a catch-all term that applies to anything that can carry your magazines, medical gear, Snickers pouch, and so on. There are lots and lots of load-bearing gear options on the market, and today we…

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A lot of great action movies from the early 1990s get ignored. This includes the incredibly underrated Shane Black-written, Tony Scott-directed film, The Last Boy Scout.  This is an action flick starring Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, unlikely partners in a scandal invoking the NFL, a congressman, and gambling. It’s a bit of a buddy comedy, although it’s a little darker than most movies in that genre.  Willis plays Joe Hallenbeck, a private eye who was formerly a Secret Service agent. Wayans plays Jimmy Dix, an ex-quarterback ejected from the league for sports gambling.  Damon Wayans as Jimmy Dix and Bruce…

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Did you know that Glock has several models of pistol they’ve never introduced to the commercial market? It’s not just guns like the Glock 18 that are machine guns, but basic Glock handguns as well. Two Glocks we seemingly can’t get are the Glock 28 and Glock 25. Glock 28 — a subcompact .380 ACP double-stack. (Photo: Glockmagazine)Both pistols are .380 ACP Glocks not available on the general American market. The Glock 25 is roughly a Glock 19-sized firearm, and the Glock 28 is Glock 26-sized. Not only are these guns the same sizes as the G19 and G26, respectively,…

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No Country For Old Men introduced a younger version of myself to the Coen Brothers, and I’m eternally grateful for it. The film is a neo-western film from 2007 that takes place in 1980. Its overall plot is simple.  Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old MenAn average Joe-type, Llewelyn Moss, finds millions of dollars from a drug deal gone wrong. He takes the money, but the cartels want it back, so they send a human terminator named Anton Chigurh to recover the funds.  Along the way, the border towns of Texas get soaked in blood and…

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Revolvers don’t change much. The biggest swap most can name is the move from single-action-only cowboy guns to the modern swing-out cylinder DA/SA revolver. That’s until Ruger brought out the LCR… Ruger LCR 9mmBoy, oh boy, did Ruger shake things up. They made changes that some may consider sacrilege for the old-fashioned revolver. Those changes formed the LCR, one of the most modern revolvers on the market.  Most lightweight guns use expensive metals like scandium or titanium to reduce weight without reducing strength. The downside to that loss of weight is the price increase. These air weight revolvers get mighty…

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