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A Guide to Understanding Handgun and Rifle Calibers

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If you’re new to the world of guns and shooting, there’s a lot of jargon you might overhear at the range or at the gun shop that might be confusing at the very least. Whether it’s a magazine versus a clip or even the finer points of ballistics, the lexicon of firearms is vast. One…

5 Reasons the Gun Range Is the Perfect Date Night Destination

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If you’re looking for a unique date night idea that is sure to leave an impression, an exciting experience at the shooting range may be just what you need! Dinner and a movie might be nice, but a shooting range date night brings a thrilling and creative element you won’t get anywhere else. Whether it’s…

Ammo Shortage of 2020: How Long Will It Last?

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How long will the ammo shortage of 2020 last? Unfortunately, ammunition manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers expect supplies to be scarce until summer 2021 and possibly later. If you need ammo, especially common concealed carry and home-defense handgun calibers, you may be in for a long wait. In August 2020, Olin, the parent company of Winchester…

How to Train a Hunting Dog

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Hunting dogs, also called gun dogs, find and retrieve game for hunters. There is no such thing as the best all-around hunting dog. Still, there are best breeds for certain kinds of hunting, including:  American Foxhound for deer Pudelpointer for versatility Retrievers Setters Spaniels for birds There is lots of gear available for training and…

What to Know About Gun Laws With a Biden Administration

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With a Biden administration starting in 2021, guns, gun rights, and gun safety/control are hot topics of discussion and debate. Gun rights advocates are concerned about actions the new president will take against gun ownership. Gun control activists are optimistic that the new administration will curb the epidemic of gun violence in the United States….

What Classifies a Firearm as an Assault Rifle?

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What is an assault rifle? That depends on who’s answering the question. Gun owners call the term meaningless. “Assault” is a verb, not an adjective. And any weapon is useful in defense as well as attack. However, most militaries categorize weapons capable of select fire (where the shooter chooses fully automatic or semi-automatic) as assault…

How to Pack a Range Bag

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You want to go out shooting and headed to your favorite shooting range. You have a gun and ammo. All set, right? Not quite. You need gear (in addition to the gun and ammo) and a bag to carry it. Your equipment and bag are personal — just as individual as your gun, ammo, and…

Best Pistols to Consider Concealed Carry (CCW)

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One of the most common questions we’re asked by those who have just completed their CCW certification and licensing is “what type of gun should I carry?” That’s a tough question to answer! In fact, ask a group of CCW permit holders this same question and you’ll get answers that range from “I only carry Glocks” to “A…

Best Rifle Scopes of 2020

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Rifle scopes come in countless styles, configurations, and price points. Finding one that fits your budget and your needs really depends on your preferences. Do you need a short-range scope for home defense and close-up targets? A long-range scope for hunting and competition? A scope that fits various situations? No matter what, there is a…