Gear & Accessory Reviews

Range gear, targets, cleaning kits, we've tested it all. Here's everything you need that doesn’t go on your person or your gun.

For Competition Shooting

Essential 3 Gun Gear: Everything But The Guns

Its hard to choose 3-gun gear. We've laid out exactly what you need to compete, including all the best gear to get your first match off to a great start.

Best Pistol Magazine Speed Loaders [Hands-On Tested]

Want to save your thumbs AND your time loading magazines? We hands-on test four of the most popular magazine speed loaders out there and crown our winner.

3 Best Shot Timers [Tested]: BEEEEP!

Want to really hone your shooting competition game? You'll need a shot timer. We cover the most popular ones out there and also some phone apps.

4 Best Gun Belts for Concealed Carry & Range [Hands-On]

Looking for the best gun belts for concealed carry and the range? One that can carry everything and look normal? Here's the ones we wear daily.

Essential Range Training Tools for Becoming a Better Shooter

If you want to be a better shooter, you need better tools. Here are some of the most best tools you can use to up your training.

Cowboy Action Shooting: The Ultimate Guide

Cowboy Action Shooting is one of the most exciting and fastest growing shooting sports in the world. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Want to hold more ammo for your Glock? We cover how to choose the best mag holster, our favorite companies, and our favorite models for whatever your use.

Red Dots vs Holographic Sights: What's Best For You?

Not sure which type to get? We cover everything from technology to field of view, acquisition speed, reticles, power, durability, and more.

Best 1-6x Scopes & LPVO [Real Views+Video]

1-6x scopes are perfect for almost anything. We have some of the most popular in-hand and tested through years of competitive use. Find out our best picks through several price points.

9 Best Pistol Lights [Hands-On Review]

The most popular pistol lights tested with tons of rounds through them. Find out the best in terms of reliability, budget, lumens, beam pattern, and more.

5 Best Pistol Red Dot Sights [Real-Views + Video]

Looking for the best red dot for your pistol? We cover the most popular models and their pros/cons, slide compatibility, and bang-for-the-buck-ness.

7 Best AR-15 Lasers [Hands-On]: Budget to Pro

Want the fastest acquisition in low light? We hands-on review 6 of the most popular green & red lasers for brightness, zero, ergonomics, price, and more.

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics [2020]: Red Dots to Magnified

Find the best AR-15 scopes & optics for your budget and use. From 1x red dots to magnifiers, prisms, holographic, and standard scopes. All hands-on tested.

Gun Cleaning Review

4 Best Gun Cleaning Kits [Hands-On Tested]

Looking for the perfect all-in-one gun cleaning kit? We hands-on tested 4 of the most popular out there and also recommend our favorite gun oil, cleaner, grease, and AR-15 specific tools.

2 Best Ultrasonic Gun & Case Cleaners [Hornady vs Lyman]

Want to save time, keep your hands clean, and get ridiculously clean brass? Check out our hands-on review of the best ultrasonic cleaners: Hornady vs Lyman.

Best Gun Oil & Grease [Tested]: Lube it Up!

There's a lot of gun oils with each one saying they are the best. Here's our picks after trying out almost all of them...and shooting tons of rounds.

Essential Firearm Maintenance (When You're Stuck at Home)

Got time? Here's some essential gun maintenance that you ought to be doing. From cleaning to swapping batteries, rotating mags, and dry-firing.

[Guide] How to Clean & Lubricate a Gun

Not sure how to clean your gun? We go through our favorite kits and individual tools, cleaners, and oils. Then how to clean all types of guns

AR-15 Cleaning and Maintenance [Ultimate Guide]

Cleaning an AR-15 doesn't have to be rocket surgery. We break down the process with an easy-to-follow guide (with tons of pictures) that makes cleaning a breeze.

[Review] Modern Spartan Systems: Accuracy Oil & Full Kit

Oh great...another cleaner and oil right? We do some up shooting & cleaning tests to see if Accuracy Oil really does what it's supposed to do.

Ballistol Product Review

Does Ballistol beat our tried and true Hoppe's No. 9? Find out in our review of its effectiveness, smell, price, and other useful purposes besides firearms.

Cleaning the Muzzleloading Rifle

Cleaning a black powder rifle or other firearm is an essential part of owning one. Here's everything you need to know and the best products to buy.

Hunting Gun/Gear Reviews

Best Hunting Rifles [2020]: Putting Meat On The Table

SHOT Show always brings out a host of new hunting rifles, and this year's has been no different. Here are the best new rifles you should look at this year.

Best Beginner Hunting Rifles

Everything you need to know to buy your first hunting rifle for small, medium, and big game. Specific models, calibers, and optics suggestions.

[Review] Sig Sauer BDX Scope: Future of Optics

Need a scope that auto changes its reticle based on range? The future is now with Sig Sauer's BDX line of scopes. We hands-on test one and wow it's awesome.

Best Hunting Gear & Clothing for Women [Hands-On]

Looking for comfortable and fitting clothes as a woman hunter? We go through all our tried-and-tested clothing, boots, packs, guns, and more.

Best Large-Bore Hunting Rifles [2020]: Big Guns & Big Game

Big game hunts require big guns. We've looked at some of the best big-bore rifles to make your next dangerous game hunt a success.

6 Best Bear Defense Guns (Advice from a Guide)

Venturing into critter country? We go over 5 of the best bear and Grizzly defensive guns from shotguns to rifles and even big bore handguns.

5 Best Air Rifles for Plinking & Hunting [All Budgets]

Think air rifles are only toys? We go through 5 of the best ones for plinking and even hunting...and across all budgets so you get the perfect one for you.

[Review] Ruger Super Redhawk: Big Bore + Big Game

Got an elk, moose, or bear tag you want to fill? Handgun hunting might be for you! One of our favorites is the Ruger Super Redhawk in big bore calibers.

[Review] CVA Cascade: Sub $500 Hunting Bolt Rifle?

Looking for an affordable, reliable, and accurate hunting rifle for under $500? We hands-on review the CVA Cascade to see its performance vs its low price.

Best Predator Calls: Coyotes, Bobcats, Foxes, & More

Make predators come to you. We cover our favorite models of electronic and mouth calls for coyotes, bobcats, foxes, mountain lions, and more.

Riton Mod 5 1-4x Scope Review

The perfect scope for hunters: clear glass, first focal plane, illuminated reticle, and affordable pricing. Plus comparison pictures vs other scopes.

Hunting Turkeys with Handguns [Guns, Ammo, Tips]

Gobble gobble! Want an extra fun challenge during turkey season? We go over all you need to get yourself a Tom with handgun picks, ammo choices, and tips.

Introduction to Deer Hunting

Ever been hunting before? If you haven't harvested your first deer yet, you'll want to start planning for it now! Take a look at some of the gear, ammo, and rifles that we recommend for your deer hunting trip!

Hunting Wild Boar in California

Everything you need to know to hunt wild boar in California. From planning to booking to hunting to cooking.

[Guide] Best Rifles & Calibers for Hog Hunting

Like bacon? We go over the best rifles and calibers for hog hunting, from lever action to bolt guns and even AR-15s.

Best Beginner Shotguns for Bird Hunting

If you want to get into bird hunting, you'll need a good shotgun. We've rounded up some of the best of the best to get you started off on the right foot.

[Review] Faxon .350 Legend Barrel: Hunting Ready

Looking for a great .350 Legend barrel? We hands-on review Faxon's 16" Gunner profile version for accuracy and its ability to take down deer.

Best .300 Blackout Ammo [2020]: Self Defense, Hunting, Target

.300 AAC Blackout ammo comes in lots of flavors from training to home defense to hunting, we took a look at the whole range of ammo and picked out our top favorites for each type so that you can save time and money!

Best Deer Feeders: Invite a Deer to Dinner

Looking for that extra edge? We'll cover the legality & usefulness of deer feeders. Plus our pick of the best ones on the market right now for your budget.

4 Best Glocks [Across Calibers & Sizes]

"Just get a Glock!" But which one? We cover our pick of the best Glock models across calibers and sizes. All hands-on with standalone reviews too.

[Review] Glock 20: 10mm Perfection?

Need an ultra-reliable 10mm? We hands-on review the Glock 20 for reliability, accuracy across a bunch of ammo, ergonomics, shootability, and more.

Best .30-30 Ammo: Harvesting Deer Since 1895

The .30-30 is a classic American cartridge that puts meat on the table. Learn more about it and our best picks for factory hunting ammo and handloading.

4 Best Lever Action Rifles [2020] You Can Still Buy

Looking to get a lever gun? Whether it's for hunting, plinking, or winning the West...we've got you covered with some history and our favorite picks.

Best .44 Magnum Revolvers & Rifles

Need a hand cannon? We cover the ballistics and background of the .44 Magnum. Plus our picks of the best revolvers & rifles out there right now.

.300 Winchester Mag [Caliber]: Best Ammo & Rifles

From Alaska to Zimbabwe, .300 Win Mag is open the top choice for big game and stopping long-distance baddies. Find out why, plus ammo and rifle suggestions.

[Review] Tactacam 5.0 & Solo Action Camera

Want to easily share your shooting footage? We hands-on review the Tactacam 5.0 and Solo versions with tons of view-through video.

.308 Win Vs .300 Win Mag: [Battle of the .30 Calibers]

Stuck between .308 Win or .300 Win Mag? We'll cover the similarities, differences, pros, cons, and best ammo so you can choose your new .30 cal round.

Best Ruger Mini-14 & Mini-30 Models

There's a ton of models of Ruger's Mini-14 and Mini-30. We'll over some history, specs, and then dive into our favorite models of each Mini.

7 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]

So many choices! We quickly go over what to look for in a wheel gun and our Best .357 Magnum Revolvers across different frame sizes & budgets.

5 Best Remington 700 Triggers: Maximum Accuracy

Looking to get the most accuracy out of your Remington 700? You'll want an upgraded trigger. We'll go over important specs and our favorite R700 triggers.

The Best Mossberg 500 and 590 Upgrades

The Mossberg 500 and 590 are two of the most venerable, and combat proven weapons on the planet. Here are some of the best mods and accessories for these awesome guns.

.300 Blackout (BLK): vs 5.56, Best Uppers, & Ammo

Thinking of going .300 Blackout? Find out how it compares to the 5.56 in ballistics and knockdown power. Plus the best uppers and ammo out there.

AR-10 vs AR-15: [What's Best For You?]

The AR-15 and AR-10 rifles are two of the most popular and successful rifles in history. Find out the differences, pros/cons, and what's best for you.

.243 Win Vs .308 Win: Comparison & Best Ammo

The .243 and .308 Winchester are two popular hunting cartridges. But what's the best for you? We cover the pros/cons of each plus our favorite ammo picks.

Holster Reviews

Best Concealed Carry Holsters [2020 Hands-On Tested]

What's the best concealed carry holster? We cover what makes a great holster and choose our favs for IWB, OWB, Ankle, & Shoulder holsters.

10 Best CCW Spare Magazine Holsters: Two Is One

Many of us have a CCW and carry daily. But do you carry an extra mag? If so we've rounded up the best spare magazine holsters out there.

[Review] Hidden Hybrid Holsters: Current Favorite

There's so many holsters and Hidden Hybrid Holsters is our current favorite one for IWB carry. We hands-on tested a couple models over many months.

12 Best Glock 19 Holsters [2020]: Concealed & OWB

There's a lot of Glock 19 holsters...what's the best for you? We cover the different types of holsters and then dive into our favorite models.

6 Best IWB (Inside Waistband) Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

Want the best IWB (inside waistband) holster for your specific gun and position? We go over the pros/cons of IWB, some tips, and our favorite holsters.

Best G43 Holsters [All Carry Positions]

Looking for the best Glock 43 holster for you? We cover what makes a great holster, and our favs for IWB, OWB, shoulder, and women specific ones too.

8 Best Holsters for Your Sig Sauer P365

The Sig Sauer P365 is great. Make it the best conceaeld carry gun with our list of favorite IWB, OWB, and pocket holsters that are comfy and effective.

6 Best Holsters for Olight Lights

Got an Olight pistol light but no holster? We go over some of our favorite holster brands and models to get you ready for carry.

Best Concealed Carry Gear For Women: Holsters, Bags, & Clothing

Looking to conceal carry as a woman? We cover some special considerations for finding the best holsters, bag options, and clothing.

5 Best Universal Holsters (That Don’t Suck)

Universal holsters often suck, but they don't have to! We hands-on review a few of the best multi-fit pistol holsters that are actually worth it.

6 Best Chest Holsters [Hands-On Tested]

What if you don't need concealment or speed in a holster? We hands-on test some of the best chest holsters that's at home backpacking or fly-fishing.

4 Best Car Holsters: DIY & Specific Purpose

Cars are as American as firearms and we spend a lot of time in them, so make sure your firearm is secure and within reach when you need it!

Concealment Express Holsters [Review]

Looking for a simple kydex holster that conceals well and is comfortable? Concealment Express does all that and at the right price point.

Best Glock Mag Holders and Holsters

Want to hold more ammo for your Glock? We cover how to choose the best mag holster, our favorite companies, and our favorite models for whatever your use.

Our Top 5 Favorite Kydex Holster Makers

Finding a Kydex holster you like can be a long, annoying, and often expensive process. Here are our favorites after dozens of holsters and countless hours of carrying.

9 Best P365 Upgrades & Holsters We Use Daily [Hands-On]

We've been carrying our P365 for over a year with tons of rounds through it and plenty of tested upgrades. Here's 9 that we still use on the daily.

[Review] Urban Carry Revo Holster

Looking for a modular holster system? Urban Carry's new Revo Holster might be the answer. We cover the pros/cons of each of the 7 distinct holsters.

[Review] Bravo Concealment IWB DOS Gun Holster

If your holster can't hold onto your belt, how can it hold your gun? The Bravo Concealment IWB holster will help you keep it in your pants.

[Review] Bravo Concealment OWB Holster

Kydex holsters have come a long way. Find out why as I review Bravo Concealment's OWB Holster + Universal Mag Holster. Will it replace my old Safariland?

[Holster] Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Review

Comfortable, concealable, and affordable. That's what Alien Gear's Cloak Tuck 3.0 brings to the table. See if it's the right IWB holster for you.

[Review] Brave Response Belly Band Holster: Gimmick?

Struggle to find a concealed carry holster that doesn't print no matter what you wear? We hands-on review the Brave Response Holster that does just that.

Gun Safe Reviews

17 Best Gun Safes for Pistols & Long Guns [All Budgets]

Need to keep your guns away from unauthorized people? We cover all the big categories of gun safes for pistols and long guns with plenty in-hand pictures.

4 Best Bedside Gun Safes for Quick Access [Hands-On]

Not sure what pistol safe to get for your bedside that's fast access? We cover essential things to consider and models of safes perfect for any budget.

10 Great Gun Safes for At-Home and On the Go

Every gun owner is responsible for the secure storage of their firearms. Here are some great gun safes that will keep you, your family, and your guns safe.

7 Best Biometric Gun Safes: [Finger-Tested & Approved]

A gun you can't get quickly doesn't help when a bad guy appears. Biometric safes help you to keep your firearm secure and your family protected!

7 Best Hidden Gun Safes for Home [Security & Subterfuge]

If you want to keep your firearms and other valuables securely protected, and also hidden for an extra layer of safety, these are the gun safes you need.

Best In-Wall Gun Safes: Can't Walk Away

Want a safe that can't walk away with a burglar? We review the best in-wall gun safes to keep your pistols and long guns hidden and secure.

SecureIt Agile 52 Safe [Review+Hands-On Video]

Looking for a modular long gun safe that you can transport up stairs or into tight spaces? We hands-on review SecureIt's Agile 52 which does just that.

[Review] Vaultek Safes: VT10i & VT20i

Looking for a robust gun safe that looks like it's from the future? Vaultek's VT10i & VT20i are sleek, robust, and feature-packed. Check out our pros/cons!

[Safe Review] Vaultek MXi: Biggest & Baddest Handgun Safe?

Looking for a high-tech safe? One that has 5 modes of entry and can hold up to 8 loaded handguns? Check out our review of Vaultek's MX Series with video!

[Review] Liberty Home Concealment

Want to keep your guns and valuables in plain site? I review two concealment options from Liberty Home Concealment to see if they look good, conceal well, and open quickly.

Non-Lethal Weapons

Best Non-Lethal Weapons and Ammo To Use Instead of a Gun

Tasers or pepper spray or beanbag rounds? We cover the best non-lethal weapons and ammo to use instead of a gun...that might save your life one day.

4 Best Pepper Spray for Self-Defense [Tested + Video]

Pepper spray is the most common non-lethal self-defense tool. But picking the one that is right for you isn't easy, don't worry - Pew Pew Tactical is here.

5 Best Stun Guns [2020]: Top Shocking Picks + Video

We bought and tested 5 of the most popular stun guns. Here's our favorites...plus pros/cons of stun guns and how to use them effectively.

[Review] TASER Pulse: Best Civilian Less-Lethal Option?

Should you get TASER's Pulse for the civilian market? I review my experiences carrying it 2 years. Plus a couple videos of it in action with both cartridge shooting and contact stun mode.

De-Escalation & Secondary Measures for Gun Owners

You can't shoot all your problems away. We cover some de-escalation techniques and secondary measures for gun owners and concealed carriers.

Best Batons for Self-Defense: The Good, the Bad, & What to Buy

Batons have been used for hundreds of years. Find out the pros/cons of batons and then a couple of our favorite choices for self-defense!

PepperBall LifeLite [Review]: Pics+Videos

Want a non-lethal option that gives you distance and multi-strike capability? We review PepperBall's LifeLite with tons of pics and videos of it in action.

5 Best Tactical Flashlights Under $100 [Hands-On]

We bought all the most popular tactical flashlights to test, torture, and photograph their beam patterns. Find out our favorites and what we now carry.

5 Best Everyday Carry (EDC) Flashlights [2020 Hands-On]

We bought all the most popular EDC flashlights to test, torture, and photograph their beam patterns. Find out our favorites and what we now carry everyday.

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