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15 Best Camping Knives in 2019 Review and Buying Guide

No real outdoorsman is leaving the house set out on an adventure without a good camping knife, period. A camping knife is one of the most versatile tools you’ll ever put in your pack or throw in the truck and really, there is no replacement. Whether the task at hand

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Powerful Air Pistol Made by Crosman

14 Most Powerful Air Pistols in 2019 (Pellet and BB)

If you’re looking for the most powerful air pistol, look no further. I’ve put together a comprehensive review with a comparison chart so you can quickly compare max velocity, caliber, rate of fire, ammo capacity, and power mechanism. I’ve included spring-powered pistols, CO2 powered air pistols, and PCP air pistols.

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Bergara 308 Rifle with Scope

12 Best Scopes for 308 Rifles in 2019 (All Price Ranges)

With an effective range of roughly 1000m and a relatively low price tag, it’s no wonder the 308 Winchester is in the American ammunition hall of fame. The 308 used modern propellants and design to achieve results close to the classic 30-06 but is encompassed in a shorter and lighter

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Ruger 10/22 with Rimfire 22LR Scope

13 Best 22LR Scopes (Rimfire) in 2019

If you’re looking for a 22LR scope to turn your Ruger 10/22 or other .22 caliber rifle into a tack driver, this guide is for you! Although the .22 rifle is a tried and true platform that hasn’t actually changed much over the last 100 years, optics are a totally

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Best Service Dog Vests Review

8 Best Service Dog Vests, Harnesses, and Accessories in 2019

After being sent to Wounded Warrior while in the Marines, I got a lot of first-hand experience with service dogs and gear they wear. I was blown away by how helpful they were to their handlers. I saw them recommended for all kinds of injuries and health conditions like PTSD,

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Best Military Watches (Top Image)

21 Best Military Watches in 2019 (Review by a US Marine)

Military personnel and serious outdoorsman know that the time to acquire and prepare gear is long before setting out on a hike or mission. Speaking of time, how do you plan to keep it in the harshest conditions? Can your current watches withstand submersion, extreme temperatures, and constant abuse? Can

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Best Concealed Carry Purses Review

17 Best Best Concealed Carry Purses in 2019 (with Buying Guide)

A lot of people say concealed carry purses aren’t the best option… and they’re right. But… On the body carry configurations aren’t always an option. A lot of outfits just can’t accommodate a concealed carry weapon (CCW), and I don’t blame you for leaving your CCW at home because it’s uncomfortable!

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Some of the Best Self Defense Weapons

32 Best Self Defense Weapons (Non-Lethal) in 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice reported over 1.03 million home invasions and 1.25 million cases of violent crime last year. That may seem like a lot, and unfortunately, it is, meaning you need to be prepared and ready in the off chance you become part of those statistics. Planning ahead

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34 Best Nerf Guns (Nov. 2019) Reviews and Buying Guide

Choosing the best Nerf gun is no easy task. There are currently eighteen series of Nerf blasters and hundreds of different models to choose from, many of which have been discontinued and are now collectibles. To make things even more confusing for entry-level Nerfers, Nerf has expanded its product lines

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Best Throwing Axes Review

10 Best Throwing Axes and Tomahawks in 2019 (Buying Guide)

When it comes to throwing weapons, the throwing axe and tomahawk are two of the coolest/most popular. They’re often thought of as outdated weapons, but you might be surprised they’re still being used by some units in the US military, including special operations and reconnaissance teams. While some are strictly

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3 pairs of boots for hiking

20 Best Hiking Boots for Men and Women in 2019

Ask a Marine or experienced hiker what their most vital piece of non-firearm related gear is and one answer that will come up often is boots. Take my word for it, if you don’t invest in a pair of high-quality boots, your feet and joints will likely pay the price

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Best Range Bags Review and Buying Guide (Featured Image)

15 Best Range Bags in 2019 (Pistol & Rifle Shooting)

Your wife has stopped complaining because she knows its futile. You now have an entire room dedicated to your armory. You have more attachments than rail space on your rifles. You could arm a small militia. You’ve spent just about every day dreaming of that next upgrade or tacticool attachment

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