Boot knives are an extremely popular type of survival (and potential self-defense) tool. However there's a lot that many people don't know about these knives. Are they effective? Are boot knives legal to conceal carry? Do you need special boots or holsters to carry a boot knife? Or is carrying a boot knife a bad idea that is just begging for an excuse for the police … [Read more...] about Carrying Boot Knives: Best Boot Knives Reviewed
After reading up on hunting wild hogs, raccoons, and coyotes the advice came up repeatedly about hunting at night. However, there are many obvious potential disadvantages to hunting at night. Since no one in my family did night hunting, just traditional early morning starts during deer season, I really had to go digging into figuring out what the answer was. Is it legal to … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Hunt with Night Vision?
You don't need me to tell you that there are many challenges to any given hunting season. For those of us who live in four season territory that includes wet snow piling up on the ground and bitterly cold temperatures (which often can be even worse with wind chill), making sure we have the right winter hunting gear isn't just nice or convenient but it is absolutely essential … [Read more...] about Best Winter Hunting Boots Reviewed
If there's one thing you need as a gunsmith, whether you're just looking at getting started or are a twenty year old hand, is a library. There are so many different designs, gun types, gun models, that there's always a little bit more that can be learned or another book that can offer insight, knowledge, or skills. I know several people who have 10+ books just before getting … [Read more...] about Best Gunsmithing Books for Beginners
For many of my fellow outdoor adventurers, the leaves changing color going into autumn can only mean one thing: it's time to start getting ready for the local bow hunting season. For other people the beauty of archery is its own reward and every day you can make it outside is a great day to polish off the bow and get some target shooting again. I mean let's face it - the two … [Read more...] about Best Compound Bow Sights Reviewed: Getting Ready for Bow Hunting Season!
Shooting spotting scopes are a very useful accessory that every hunter or recreational shooter should add to their collection. Although some gun owners choose to use binoculars for their sighting needs, there are a lot of benefits to using firearm spotting scopes instead. Some of these reasons including advanced zoom technology, a greater viewing distance, and stronger lower … [Read more...] about Best Shooting Spotting Scopes Reviewed
Well-performing ear protection is a necessary accessory for anyone who enjoys hunting or recreational shooting. Even if you’re firing a relatively quiet gun, the constant bang can do permanent damage to your ears overtime. However, unless you invest in ear muffs that can effectively block out the noise, you could possibly suffer irreversible damage to your hearing. Whether a … [Read more...] about Best Ear Protection for Shooters: Reviewing the Top Rated Ear Muffs
Anyone who enjoys hunting or recreational shooting should use proper hearing protection every time they fire their weapon. Although earmuffs are a great choice, there are many benefits to using ear plugs instead. For instance, traditional foam ear plugs are available at a much cheap price, they’re disposable, and you usually get a large quality with every purchase. However, not … [Read more...] about Best Shooting Ear Plugs Reviewed
Many long-range hunters prefer to use spotting scopes over binoculars, and although there are several great reasons for this, without a quality tripod, you’ll have a hard time taking your game to the next level. Tripods allow you to get a clear, level shot of your prey and can be easily customized to your level of comfort. Having a spotter makes a big difference whether on the … [Read more...] about Best Spotting Scope Tripods for Shooters
The 1911 handgun is an amazing firearm that was originally used in the United States Armed Forces in 1911. The reliability of this firearm made it a mainstay for many decades to follow. In fact, a century later, the 1911 is still a very popular model among shooting enthusiasts. This isn't just for home defense or military use, today, it’s a popular choice for many recreational … [Read more...] about Best 1911 Handgun Accessories & Gear Reviewed
Admittedly I don't get out to the firing range nearly as much as I'd like. A few hours of target shooting really brings me back to my days in Scouts. The concentration and experience learning to shoot one shot at a time with an open sight bolt action .22 rifle. Obviously my experiences rifle shooting have improved and evolved since those beginning days. This started with … [Read more...] about Best Rifle Buttstock Shell Holders Reviewed
Hunting with a crossbow is not only exhilarating, it can also be quite rewarding as well. However without a proper scope hitting your target from a distance is pretty much impossible for all but the most skilled and experienced of marksmen. Let’s face it. There isn’t a hunter out there that doesn’t want to be successful and shoot with both skill and accuracy, and there's a … [Read more...] about Best Hunting Crossbow Scopes