Travis Pike

Certified Firearms Instructor

Travis Pike is a Marine infantry veteran, firearms enthusiast, and NRA-certified instructor. He’s a lifelong shooter who just happened to be mediocre enough with a gun and a keyboard to combine the two and write. He teaches concealed carry courses and enjoys spending time in Florida’s Nature Coast.

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Travis Pike
FN 509 LS Edge (11)

March 27, 2023

FN 509 LS Edge Review: A Fantastic Modern Defensive Pistol

The market for polymer frame, striker-fired pistols has never been larger. That’s not a bad thing because it means we have options, options that allow us to choose the gun that’s just right for us. Today we are looking at a rather new option, the FN 509 LS Edge. The FN 509 LS Edge is… Continue reading FN 509 LS Edge Review: A Fantastic Modern Defensive Pistol

January 12, 2023

CZ Scorpion Reviewed

PCCs and subguns have exploded in recent years. PCCs being a pistol caliber carbine and subguns large format pistols with an SMG-like appearance, both styles offering short barreled rifle mobility but in the easy-to-control (and wallet-friendly) 9mm caliber. One of the guns that spearheaded this explosion of popularity is the CZ Scorpion. Scorpion pistols have… Continue reading CZ Scorpion Reviewed

November 10, 2022

KelTec SUB2000 Review

The Kel Tec SUB 2000 is undoubtedly one of the most interesting PCCs ever built. Pistol caliber carbines have come and gone in popularity, but the SUB-2000 has remained popular and produced for over two decades. Why? It scores high in the basics of being a good gun. It’s reliable, easy to use, and accurate.… Continue reading KelTec SUB2000 Review

The classic Rem 870

October 25, 2022

Remington 870 Review

The story of Remington is the story of American industry. Eliphalet Remington believed he could build a gun better than any he could buy. That’s precisely what he did, and at 23, he placed second in a shooting match and received enough orders to justify starting a company. While Remington has been operating since 1816,… Continue reading Remington 870 Review