Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine Gunner and a lifelong firearms enthusiast. Now that his days of working a 240B like Charlie Parker on the sax are over he's a regular guy who likes to shoot, write, and find ways to combine the two. He holds an NRA certification as a Basic Pistol Instructor and is probably most likely the world's Okayest firearm instructor. He is a simplicisist when it comes to talking about himself in the 3rd person and a self-professed tactical hipster. Hit him up on Instagram, @travis.l.pike, with story ideas.

The Phillipine Guerilla Guns and Illiff Davis Richardson

Though it certainly didn't have much appeal to the American shooter, the story of Illiff Richardson and his guerilla gun is absolutely fascinating.

The Guns of Chuck Norris: Always Over The Top

Chuck Norris, legend that he is, he had ballistic help in his over-the-top action movies, and we've selected a few of his best blasters.

The Desantis Superfly – Pocket It

There are a ton of viable pocket carry holsters out there on the market, but does the Desantis Superfly stand out from the crowd? Let's find out.

The Springfield Echelon vs the SIG P320

The new Springfield Echelon has sparked numerous comparisons to the SIG P320, and it all comes down to the removable chassis system. Since I have both on hand, why don't we take both for a spin and see how they handle in comparison to each other? 

Revolver Red Dots: A New Way to Six Gun

Even in the era of the P365 and the 9mm, the defensive revolver still has some major benefits. They remain popular, and like most defensive handguns, they can benefit from a red dot. 

The MPOETC Patrol Rifle Qual

Like most MPOETC quals, this one is exceptional. It mixes in a lot of skills and covers you from 100 to three yards. That’s impressive.

Breaking Down AR Upper Options

The good ol' AR-15 is one of the most modular firearm platforms to have ever existed. It can vary wildly in how it's used based on how it's designed, and one of the biggest ways to alter the purpose of the AR-15 is to swap uppers. With that in mind, what are your more common AR-15 upper options and what difference do they make? We will explore both today. 

Viridian Weapon Technologies: 4LUX Grip Light

For indoor use and home defense, the Viridian 4LUX is capable, but outside of that role, the 4LUX doesn't shine so bright. As long as you keep this in mind, the 4LUX will serve you well, and outside of being a light, it's a damn fine grip.

Why I Really Dislike .380 Pocket Pistols

There are legitimate reasons to dislike any pocket pistol. However, I don't necessarily dislike pocket pistols in their entirety. I just dislike it when they are chambered in .380 ACP.

The G-Shock: The Official Watch of the GWOT

The G-Shock watch has become well-known amongst military members, commonly associated with the Global War on Terror. The war spanned decades, and the G-Shock proved itself over and over. It became so common it might as well be the official watch of the GWOT.

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