10 Great Guns for $249 or Less!

Whether you’re looking for a concealed carry weapon or simply want to get the most bang for your buck possible, there are more cost-effective options out there than ever before. We love high-end plinksters and collectibles as much as the next guy. But if keeping your shooting sports on budget is at the top of your list, we’ve got good news: There are plenty of reliable, even highly rated guns on the market for less than $250… sometimes much less. So whether or not you’re working with a limited budget, it’s still wise to consider adding at least one or two of […]

Top 5 Revolvers on a Budget [Under $500]

For many shooters, there’s just something about the simplicity, reliability, and timelessness of the revolver is just irresistible. While semi-automatics seem to get all the attention these days, there’s no shortage of innovation or excitement in the revolver-first camp. Plus, these guns can be quite affordable too. Upgrades in technology alongside the concealed carry movement have brought about a whole new breed of lightweight, internal hammer revolvers. RETAIL: Top 7 Guns for Seniors At the same time, the old classics remain as useful and accurate as ever, albeit with some modern day refinements. Whether you’re looking for a gun that loves plinking […]

Top 7: Best Guns For Seniors [GUIDE]

Recently, we received an email asking if we can recommend the best guns for seniors. It’s an idea that’s been suggested to us by multiple readers before, yet it had been put on the back burner, partly because it seemed a bit insulting to suggest that seniors would need different firearms that other shooters. Then we received a request that read as follows: “I see a good bit of information on weapons but little that helps me decide what weapons are best for those with less strength.  I am only 60 but I have a genetic defect in connective tissue that does not […]

Long Range Shooting 101: Top 5 Rifles and Calibers for Survivalists

The art of shooting long distances engages a different set of skills and techniques than tactical, cowboy-action, or skeet shooting. Some may say long distance shooting is golf, whereas tactical shooting is basketball. Repetition, attention to detail, and the proper equipment can make an enormous difference when it comes to long distance accuracy. And, of course, these are just preparations you make to offset all the less-than-ideal conditions that you’ll almost certainly be dealing with in any real-world scenario. Back to the Fundamentals The key to performing nearly anything requiring precision under pressure is, to oversimplify a bit, practice. To […]

Top 8 “Shirt Pocket Pistols”

For the shooter who already has every other base covered, or at least thinks they do, there’s one more surprisingly practical category of firearms left to invest in… what we like to call the “shirt pocket pistol,” the sub-sub-compact, if you will. These diminutive little shooters don’t specialize in knockdown power, tactical prowess, or making an impression. They don’t specialize in anything but being small and lightweight, perfect for a shirt pocket. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why you might want one of these babies to carry around your property, shop, or wherever. First and foremost, pocket […]

Bang for Your Buck: 5 Best Semiautomatics on a Budget

When it comes to self-defense, the vast majority of military and tactical experts choose to carry a sidearm, rather than a shotgun or rifle. Semi-automatic pistols, in specific, are hands down winner when you put it to vote. And the reasons are simple. Semi-auto pistols offer a great deal of tactical advantages over other firearms. They’re lighter, more compact, and they hold plenty of ammo. For these reasons, they make a much more practical “everyday carry” than a pump shotgun or even a Colt revolver. Plus, there’s just something really nice about squeezing off a few rounds through a semi-auto. […]

What Happens When You Shoot Guns Under Water [VIDEO GALLERY]

When it comes to real world firearms testing, sometimes it’s the oddball “what-ifs” that captivate our attention, rather than the boring old ballistics tests that are more likely to be relevant in a self-defense scenarios. With that said, it’s time that we tackle one of the burning questions that has perplexed thousands of us for years, especially those of us with a penchant for action movies: What happens when I shoot my (fill-in-the-blank gun) under water? Ok, so that’s probably not the most critical self-defense question, unless you need to defend yourself against a school of hungry piranhas or rampaging […]

The Very Best Rimfire Guns for Less than $250

Plinksters at all skill levels can appreciate the beauty of the rimfire cartridge. Whether it’s the light recoil, inexpensive ammo, or the less-than-earsplitting volume (usually) that wins you over to the wonderful world of rimfire, there’s just something about these weapons that helps many shooters rediscover the joy of shooting. Rimfire guns may not boast the muzzle velocity or range that their larger cousins do, but that doesn’t diminish the passion that many have for the .22LR and the .17HMR, which converts more and more devotees by the day. There are a wide variety of styles and price points available, […]

Top 5 Air Rifles for Survival [PICS]

Countless pages have been written on the topic of “best guns to have in a survival scenario.” We’ve certainly written our share… But let’s consider something heretical for a moment. What if the best gun to have in a SHTF scenario ISN’T a firearm at all? What if it’s a pellet gun? It seems downright sacrilegious to most shooters out there, yet these benefits speak for themselves. There are a number of advantages that the type of weapon offers over a traditional firearm that many of us fail to recognize. RELATED: The Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense We believe that once you’ve read […]

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Top 3 Deer Hunting Handguns (Yes, Handguns) [PICS]

When it comes to deer hunting firearms, the traditional weapon of choice is a scoped bolt-action rifle. In fact, so many hunters carry these rifles that a novice might even think that it’s the only legal option. Not so fast. The truth is, a lot of folks find it more fun or challenging to trade the bolt-action for a lever-action, shotgun with slugs, or even a handgun. Given their shorter range, larger calibers, and smaller dimensions, handguns offer a unique challenge for hunters who are ready to stray from the bolt-action herd. If you have operational archery blinds that you can […]