9 Excellent Handguns That Have No Safety

9 Excellent Handguns That Have No Safety

Handguns have evolved and changed significantly since the Post-WW2 era. These changes include simplifying their manual of arms, increasing their capacity, and reducing their weight. One of the most important changes has been to exclude the external safeties that were present on older designs, such as the M1911A1. The best 9 handguns include a mix…

7 Best .44 Magnum Rifles: Which gun to pick, which to avoid

7 Best .44 Magnum Rifles: Which gun to pick, which to avoid

I know what some of you might be thinking, ’44 magnum rifles?’ Yep, you’ve read that correctly. It may surprise some, but the use of pistol calibers in rifles has a long history going back to the 19th Century. Rifles chambered in 44 mag can be found today manufactured by Winchester, Henry, Ruger, CVA, Rossi,…

10 Best Hunting Rifle Manufacturers: What brands are good?

10 Best Hunting Rifle Manufacturers: What brands are good?

Not all rifles are equal. Some are absolutely fantastic! Others are, well, junk. While we can debate endlessly on the merits of one specific rifle over another, there is an industry-wide trend for some manufacturers to make better rifles than others. So, what are the 10 best manufacturers you should consider for your next, or…

Models and Brands of Handguns Currently Used by the Military

Models and Brands of Handguns Currently Used by the Military

While the handgun plays a smaller role in the military than it does in the civilian and law enforcement world, it still has a place. It’s issued to service members both domestically and abroad. Some military handguns are iconic, while others are disliked. The current handgun issued to the US Army is the Sig Sauer…

Best Rifle Scope Under $500: 10 scopes tested head-to-head

Best Rifle Scope Under $500: 10 scopes tested head-to-head

Here at Backfire, we tested ten different rifle scopes that sell for under $500.  These scopes were selected with a few different use cases in mind and were tested in a variety of ways.  With the testing now complete, we are ready to assign each scope the grade of recommended or not recommended. We purchased 11 scopes…