David Higginbotham is a writer and editor who specializes in everyday carry. David is a former backcountry guide in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Boundary Waters Canoe Area who was a college professor for 20 years. He ultimately left behind the academy for a more practical profession in the firearms industry and was (among other editorial positions) the Managing Editor for a nascent Mag Life blog. In that Higginbotham helped establish The Maglife's tone and secure its early success. Though he went on to an even more practical firearms industry profession still, he continues to contribute articles and op-eds as time and life allow.

Lancer L7AWM 20 Round .308 Mag Review

Looking for a .308 mag for your black rifle? The Lancer L7AWM is a light-weight mag with steel reinforcements. For the AR-10 platform, these hybrids may be the best thing going.

Looking for affordable .308 for Range Work? PMC Bronze

PMC's Bronze .308 Winchester isets a high standard of performance at a price that seems like the good old days. The PMC Bronze .308 has brass jackets, boxer primers, and the brass cases are reloadable. This is ammo designed to help you hone your skills.

Airlines and Guns: The Dos and The Definitely Don’ts

About to make a trip that will require you to fly with guns? Check the regulations and follow some simple rules and you'll be good to go at the airport and after.

SKS Magazines—the Best Upgrade You Can Make on Your SKS

The SKS never really stood a chance. But there's a quick fix that can make these gun-show bargains run much more efficiently: a solid detachable magazine.

Putting The Hexmag Glock Magazine To The Test

Hexmag is taking their radical approach to magazine texture to a new platform. Their Glock mags are challenging tradition and performing well. What makes them different?

Clip vs. Magazine: What’s the difference?

What's the difference between a clip and a magazine? The distinction isn't complicated. A bigger question might be why so many get bent out of shape about the misuse of these terms.

Firearms Training for Kids: Where to Start?

Teaching kids to shoot can be complicated. This is firearms training at its most basic. The effort, though, is worthwhile and instills a lifetime of good habits if done correctly.

Mec-Gar’s Flush-Fit 18-Round Mag for the Beretta 92FS: It’s Slick!

More magazine capacity is always better. Mec-Gar's 18-round flush-fit magazine is a big win for Beretta fans looking to add an advantage.

The Glock 45: The 9mm Glock Perfected?

Some would say the G19 is the gold standard for 9mms. But with the subtle changes in the Glock 45, is there a new standard for the best Glock model?

Subcompacts Side-by-Side: The P365 X vs. The Hellcat

There's no shortage of subcompact 9mms now and many are very similar, like the Springfield Hellcat and Sig P365 X. What are the differences between the two? It's all in the details.

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