Tom Marlowe

Tom Marlowe
Tom Marlowe practically grew up with a gun in his hand, and has held all kinds of jobs in the gun industry: range safety, sales, instruction and consulting, Tom has the experience to help civilian shooters figure out what will work best for them.

The Best 9mm Ammo Money Can Buy

9 mm ammo

Shooters who are real serious about defensive shooting care an awful lot about “bests.” The best pistol. The best holster, best sights, best upgrades, best customizer. Best, best, best. This will of course include the endless, Sisyphean task to find the best ammo. And they well should. Self-defense is a …

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Does Bear Spray Actually Work?

bear in the wild

If you are venturing into the deep woods of the western U.S. and much of Canada, or even into the Smokies of the eastern U.S. there is a decent chance you’ll encounter bears. Bear attacks on people are rare, but bears are not, and anytime you find yourself in their …

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The Ultimate Urban Bug Out Bag

ultimate bug out bag

For preppers, one of the most central tenets of preparedness is the concept of the BOB, or bug-out bag, that one, vital piece of luggage that contains everything you need to drop what you are doing and escape to someplace safe ahead of or right behind a disaster. The BOB …

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How to Shoot a Pistol Accurately

pistol

Shooting is not rocket science, but is not as easy as falling off a bike, either. Among all the various firearms that one could endeavor to master, most will find that the humble pistol is the most difficult. This presents a problem since it is the pistol, not the rifle …

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The Best Battery Backups and External Batteries

power bank

The modern world is full of wonderfully portable and amazingly capable rechargeable electronic devices. The now ubiquitous smartphone is a miracle do-all gadget that handles everything from email and voice comms to record keeping and even star charting. The latest GPS systems are more accurate and small enough to ride …

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The Top 5 Guns for Concealed Carry

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: get the best gun you can afford, and if you can’t afford a good one save your money. There is no saying I hate more upon hearing it casually rolled out than, “Yeah, but it is just as good as…” …

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Top 10 Best Backpacking Chairs

backpacking chair

Amidst all the gear and survival supplies you might carry with you when camping or bugging out, you could be forgiven for forgetting all about a place to sit. Even in the midst of a long trek into the wilderness or real-life SHTF problem, you should not underestimate the value …

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Throwing Knives for Survival and Self-Defense

throwingknives

You’ll rarely catch most preppers without a knife on them, or nearby at the least. From survival bushcrafting to self-defense, preppers love their blades. Especially on the defense, several inches of sharpened steel can make short work of an attacker, and the mere sight of gleaming silver can be enough …

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5 Areas to Hit with Your Tactical Pen

tactical pens

You might laugh at the idea of a pen being anything more than a weapon of utter desperation, but if you were on the receiving end of several inches of hardened metal being driven into your sternum you’d probably change your tune. Tactical pens have been popular products for years …

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