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Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Need to keep your guns out of the hands of unauthorized family and burglars? Then you need a gun safe. There’s A LOT of them out there…from $30 to over $10,000. Best Handgun Safes We’ll cover the different types (handgun safes to bigger long gun safes) and give you a few options for going affordable, best bang-for-the-buck, or high-end.

17 Best Gun Safes for Pistols & Long Guns [All Budgets]

17 Best Gun Safes for Pistols & Long Guns [All Budgets]Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Need to keep your guns out of the hands of unauthorized family and burglars? Then you need a gun safe. There’s A LOT of them out there…from $30 to over $10,000. Best Handgun Safes We’ll cover the different types (handgun safes to bigger long gun safes) and give you a few options for going affordable, best bang-for-the-buck, or high-end. Liberty Centurion 24 Table of Contents Loading... How Much Should I Spend? The best answer I’ve gotten for this question is “ If you lost everything in the safe…how much would you spend to recover it all? “ Guns are expensive . But if you only have a few that are mass-produced…you can choose a smaller number that makes sense for some piece of mind. But if you have heirloom items that cannot be replaced…I’d up the price even more. Think of your safe as insurance for the stuff inside (plus it should lower your insurance rates too). Electronic or Mechanical Lock? I’m a little old school.  So for important safes I go strictly mechanical.  Important as is I hear a bump in the night and I need access NOW . No batteries to replace and less potential for hacking. But I still think there’s room for electronic locks (even Bluetooth & biometric ones) when ease-of-use is the primary concern. You can set up multiple combinations, have a running log of access, and use your fingerprints. Important Numbers & Ratings You’ll see “gauge” come up soon and it’s a measure of how thick is the steel used in a safe.  Like shotgun gauge…a smaller numerical number is actually thicker. More affordable safes are in the 14 to 12 gauge range for steel walls. Steel Gauge Thickness There’s also going to be talk of “ RSC ” (Residential Security Container) that is coined by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) which develops standards for consumer products. There’s different categories within but basically…RSC means the unit was tested to protect against hammers, chisels, wrenches, pry bars, punches and screwdrivers for at least 5 minutes. Still with me? Best Gun Safes Let’s start with some Pistol Safes… 1. Fort Knox FTK-PB Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Handgun Safe My personal “bump in the night” safe and what I recommend to all my friends is the Fort Knox FTK-PB . Not the cheapest at $240 but it’s heavy (20 lbs, 10 gauge thickness), boltable, and uses the mechanical Simplex lock which is super fast and easy to use in the dark. Plus it holds 2-3 pistols plus some mags depending on how you want to stack them. Fort Knox FTK-PB One negative is that there’s only 1081 combinations so if you have a teen that knows how to Google and has patience…you need to work on concealing it or teaching them to respect your firearms. See the full review and more choices in our Best Bedside Quick Access Safe . Best Overall Handgun Safe Fort Knox FTK-PB 249 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 249 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing And boom…we have a full video review of the Fort Knox plus some other handgun safes. If that helped, please subscribe to our YouTube channel since we’re adding new videos every week! 2. GunVault GV1000C If you want to go a little budget with electronic…GunVault is a big player in the field.  I like their GV1000 since it’s intuitive, large enough for two handguns, cable-securable, and decently strong (16 gauge). Battery life with a 9V is about a year and you’ll hear a battery warning before it dies. AFFORDABLE ELECTRONIC HANDGUN SAFE GunVault GV1000C 75 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 75 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 3. GunVault NV300 NanoVault Another GunVault…I use the NV300 for travel so it’s legal in the car…and an extra layer of security where I’m staying. GunVault NanoVault NV300 Tightly fits a full-size Glock 17 and two mags and has holes for securing a cable. BAREBONES HANDGUN SAFE GunVault NV300 NanoVault 26 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 26 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 4. SentrySafe QAP1Be SentrySafe QAP1BE, Open The QAP1BE has 3 different ways to open up this highly rated safe… buttons , fingerprint scanner , or backup key .  Also pretty thick steel at 12 gauge. Can hold up to two guns but I think one full-size and two mags might be the realistic max without stacking. I like that it’s pretty quiet when opening. Best Drawer Safe SentrySafe Pistol Biometric Gun Safe 150 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 150 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Fingerprints your thing?  See more of the SentrySafe and others in our Best Biometric Safes article. 5. Vaultek VT20i & VT10i We’re moving up in tech! Vaultek VT20i and VT10i These Vaultek bad-boys have key, electronic button, fingerprint, and Bluetooth phone app ways of opening up.  They look and feel great too if that matters to you. Vaultek Opening with Finger We tested the biometric reader and had a rough 90% reliability factor.  Good for when you don’t need it 100% in a hurry. The VT10i ($229) holds a full-sized pistol and two mags. Vaultek V10i Vaultek VT10i 244 at Vaultek Store Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 244 at Vaultek Store Compare prices (2 found) Vaultek Store (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing While the larger VT20i ($255) can hold even larger guns (maybe 2 compacts). VT20i with S&W 686+ 4-inch Vaultek VT20i 269 at Vaultek Store Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 269 at Vaultek Store Compare prices (3 found) Vaultek Store (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Rainier Arms (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Check out the full review with plenty of gifs. Plus an overview of their other models which don’t have biometrics (saving you money) and their new flagship…the PRO MX Series . Vaultek Pro MXi Now let’s move into Best Long Gun Rifle Safes… These are what you probably traditionally think of as “gun safes.” Liberty Centurion 24, Open They can hold long guns and are much bigger (and more expensive) than their handgun-only counterparts. You also don’t need to spend TOO much to get everything you want.  After a while you just get better aesthetics. Fast Five Vault How Big of a Gun Safe Should I Get? When looking at a traditional safe…the rule-of-thumb is double what you think. It’s not because you’ll likely buy more (ok…it’s a little that), but because the number of guns that manufacturers quote a safe can hold is for un-scoped rifles stacked on top of each other. You should also definitely measure wherever you’re going to be placing that thing.  It’s likely a couple hundred pounds and hard to move without a bunch of friends and some extra maneuvering space. Now let’s get to it! 6. Stack-On 8-Gun Cabinet The Stack-On is what I would suggest as a starter “safe” since it’s technically a cabinet with a lock.  No RSC rating on this one. Stack On 8 Gun Cabinet It has a keyed lock, but with 18 gauge steel sides and weighing in at 64 lbs…it’s not going to resist a lot of prying (even with it bolted down).  10″ x 21″ x 55″ dimensions. I had a 5-gun cabinet as my starter safe when I only had a handgun and rifle. 5 Gun Cabinet, Open It quickly became too small to hold more than 3 rifles with optics.  So if you have any inkling to buy more guns…start with an 8 gun safe at least unless space is the primary factor.  A few of my buddies really like theirs. BEST BEGINNER SAFE Stack-On 8 Gun Cabinet 129 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 129 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing If you need something bigger but still in the affordable price range…check out their 18-Gun Cabinet ($180) which comes recommended from some of our readers. 7. Liberty ProVault or Centurion I opted for the largest 24-gun (59.5″ x 28.25″ x 22″) Liberty ProVault since it was going to be an overflow safe of my newer guns.  Mechanical lock since I didn’t want to deal with batteries. Liberty ProVault 24 There’s also the 12 and 18 gun models which is what I actually recommend after my experience. The ProVault version is a special color edition made by Liberty (probably the largest safe manufacturer) for Cabela’s.  It had awesome reviews so I wanted to see for myself. Flex means an upgraded interior that can hold other stuff and be re-configured. Cabela's ProVault 24 Flex Safe 699 at Cabela's Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 699 at Cabela's Prices accurate at time of writing The problem was that the combo didn’t work. I gave Liberty a call and they had great customer service.  The guy walked me through everything and even called me back when he said he would.  But in the end the combo didn’t work. So he found a local dealer to come pick it up (free of charge) and swap it with their Centurion.  Which is the same exact thing except in a different color. Liberty Centurion 24 Which… did work .  The Liberty rep said this was the first time the combo didn’t work for the ProVault…and same with the local dealer.  I really am the best at breaking stuff. Liberty Centurion 24, Open Here’s the inside (with Flex Interior that you can somewhat reconfigure).  With scoped rifles I’d estimate I could fit maybe 12 total in both of the long gun segments. 375 pounds so it’s not walking away…but determined people with a dolly can still move it.  I’d recommend bolting it into the concrete which is what I did. Plus…there’s fire protection.  30 minutes at 1200 degrees with heat activated Palusol on the door seals.  And did I mention it’s US made? Exterior: 59.5″(H) x 28.25″(W) x 22″(D) Interior: 57.4″(H) x 26.7″(W) x 15.6″(D) Weight: 370 lbs. Fire: 30 minutes at 1200 degrees Overall it’s decent for the price…but a potential deal-breaker is that Cabela’s has a ~$180 delivery charge.  If I had to do it again…I’d get the 12 ($429) or 16 gun ($549) models so I could fit it into my closet. ProVault 18 Or simply up my budget a little higher to get something RSC-rated (up next)…which the ProVault/Centurion is not. 8. SecureIt Agile Model 52 So that ProVault 24 I had gotten…it was originally for my closet.  I measured twice (and bought once)…with an inch around to spare. And when the day came…I realized there’s no way I was able to move the 375 lb safe into my closet without destroying stuff. Enter… SecureIt’s Agile Model 52 ($599) which is delivered flat …and can be assembled quickly. SecureIt Agile 52, Closed Plus, all the assembly is internal so there’s no screws or anything to take apart on the outside. It has a depth of 15 inches and weighs 105 pounds so it’s easy to store anywhere (and likely out of sight).  I’d definitely still bolt it down though even if it’s hidden. Agile 52 Dimensions The disadvantage is you give up capacity…to the tune of only holding 6 long guns with scopes.  BUT…they are nicely held in almost any configuration due to the modular Cradle Grid backing. Cradle Grid But if that’s enough…the Agile 52 might be the easiest solution to setting up your own gun safe. SecureIt Agile 52, Open Mine is set up with 6 long guns (hardware included…I really like the bungee retention system for the barrel). And I also got the optional bins…yellow bins for stuff on top and two metal trays that fit in nicely behind the long guns. Plus…the Agile 52 might be the cheapest to ship solution…I was testing zip codes and got results from around $30 if you’re on the East coast to $70 on the West coast. Check out our new YouTube review. And our standalone written review if video isn’t your thing. EASIEST TO INSTALL/MOVE SAFE SecureIt Agile 52 599 at SecureIt Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 599 at SecureIt Prices accurate at time of writing What’s your take on the SecureIt? Readers' Ratings 4.98/5 (685) Your Rating? 9. Winchester Pony 19 & Ranger 26 The Winchester Pony 19 Gun ($850) is a really popular mid-sized safe that can hold most collections and isn’t TOO heavy to deal with on your own. Winchester Pony 19 Gun It’s almost the same exact dimensions as my Liberty above. Mostly available in electronic format but is RSC rated and uses 12 gauge steel. The interior is great for not only storing long guns but also handguns, valuables, and magazines.  I personally don’t like storing ammo in a tight confined space . Free shipping to your curb from Gunsafes.com so that gives an edge over Cabela’s.  You can also upgrade your delivery service for placement and up some stairs. Exterior: 60″(H) x 28″(W) x 20″(D) Interior: 58″(H) x 26″(W) x 15″(D) Weight: 470 lbs. Fire: 60 minutes at 1400 degrees Winchester Pony 19 Gun Safe 854 at Gunsafes.com Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 854 at Gunsafes.com Compare prices (2 found) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing For a little more, another very popular larger safe is the Winchester Ranger 26 ($1050) that comes in both mechanical (UL rated) or electronic models and either black or gray. Winchester Ranger 26 Gun When you already have a good collection (or are thinking about it). Exterior: 59″(H) x 30″(W) x 25″(D) Interior: 55″(H) x 27″(W) x 17″(D) Weight: 602 lbs Fire: 60 minutes at 1400 degrees Winchester Ranger 26 Gun Safe 1049 at Gunsafes.com Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 1049 at Gunsafes.com Compare prices (3 found) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Amazon (See Price) OpticsPlanet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 10. Liberty Fat Boy Jr. 48 & Winchester Big Daddy XLT 56 Now we’re getting serious… The Fat Boy series by Liberty is the #1 selling line of safes in the US.  The Fat Boy Jr. ($1549) is what I recommend for large collections of 48 long guns.  Or realistically half of that if you’re going with optics. Fat Boy Jr. 48 Gun Made from thick 11 gauge steel…it is RSC rated along with its locks. Here’s my buddy’s current load out…he’s working hard on filling it up! Fat Boy Jr. Inside Everything feels quality and if you don’t have a place to put it…it’s pretty enough by itself to be a decoration piece! Fat Boy Jr. In Its Natural Habitat Exterior: 42″ (W) x 25″(D) x 60.5″(H) Interior: 38″(W) x 14.5″(D) x 56″(H) Weight: 760 lbs Fire: 60 minutes at 1200 degrees Liberty Fat Boy Jr. 48 Gun Safe 1549 at Cabela's Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 1549 at Cabela's Compare prices (2 found) Cabela's (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing And the Winchester equivalent is the Big Daddy XLT 56 ($1800).  There seems to be some preoccupation with body weight at the higher end of safe capacity. Big Daddy XLT 56 RSC rated and UL listed mechanical lock.  12 gauge steel which is thinner than the Fat Boy Jr. but still plenty thick.  Comes in at over 1000 pounds so you’re going to need some upgraded delivery service. Interior is well designed to hold a lot of rifles, handguns, and other valuables. Exterior: 72″(H) x 42″(W) x 27″(D) Interior: 66.5″(H) x 39″(W) x 17″(D) Weight: 1080 lbs Fire: 75 minutes at 1400 degrees Winchester Big Daddy XLT 56 Gun Safe 1800 at Gunsafes.com Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 1800 at Gunsafes.com Compare prices (2 found) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 11. American Security BF6032 18 Research enough and “Amsec” will keep coming up.  They are one of the best in the biz for higher security and beautiful safes. Amsec BF6032 18 Gun One of their most popular is the BF6032 18-Gun Safe ($3379) which is RSC rated with thick doors (.375″ solid steel), body, and bolts.  Also the longest fire rating yet. And like a fine 1911…there’s tons of options to customize…so it’s likely to cost you even more. But what price can you put on peace of mind? Exterior: 59.25″(H) x 30″(W) x 21″(D) Interior: 52.8″(H) x 26″(W) x 14″(D) Weight: 913 lbs Fire: 120 minutes at 1200 degrees American Security BF6032 18 Gun Safe 3379 at Gunsafes.com Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 3379 at Gunsafes.com Compare prices (2 found) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Amazon (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 12. Rhino Safe Ironworks 6033 A newer brand to me…but they’ve been in business 20+ years manufacturing in the US. Check out their hand-made Ironworks 6033 safe… Ironworks 6033 That is just too pretty! Plus with the right stuff inside to back it up. Ironworks 6033, Inside There’s a lot more sizes (up to a ginormous 72″ x 56″) but this 60″ x 33″ is their most popular. Thick 10 gauge steel body and tons more security features (including RSC rating).  Plus the best fire protection on our list. Exterior: 60″(H) x 33″(W) x 27″(D) Weight: 960 lbs Fire: 130 minutes at 1400 degrees All this awesomeness is going to cost you a little…but if you want the best looking and one of the best performing safes out there… Ironworks 6033 4000 at Rhino Safes Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 4000 at Rhino Safes Prices accurate at time of writing We’re done with our list of long gun safes…but what if you didn’t get the $5000 safe with all the fixings? Long Gun Safe Upgrades I would recommend getting a Gun Safe Panel Organizer that fits your door.  One of the best upgrades that let’s you store a lot of handguns and miscellaneous items. Spika Panel Organizer If you’re only wanting to expand your pistol storage…get some Handgun Hangers . Handgun Hangers If your safe doesn’t come with lights…I really like the new LED Light Switches .  I’ve put them in my safes and my car so I’m not wasting the car battery when I’m rustling through stuff at night. LED Light Switch And if you’re in even a semi-humid area…I highly recommend getting a dehumidifier.  I use this renewable Mini-Dehumidifier .  But there’s also plugin models that are less of a headache and stronger powered. Mini Dehumidifier You can see it along with the light and handgun hangers too in my Centurion. Liberty Centurion 24, Open Now…let’s move onto some hidden safes… Best Hidden Safes + Job Site Boxes Sometimes you don’t want your safe to be easily found…we’ll cover a few options. 13. Tactical Walls 1450M Want to feel like you’re out of a spy movie? Take a look at Tactical Walls’ concealment mirror.  Useful day-to-day…while also harboring some awesome firepower when needed. Tactical Walls 1450M 489 at Cabela's Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 489 at Cabela's Compare prices (2 found) Cabela's (See Price) OpticsPlanet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 14. Tactical Walls Coffee Table Another offering from Tactical Walls that gives you access to your long gun in the middle of your home. Pricey…but opens up via a nifty RFID key and silky smooth dampened pistons. Tactical Walls Concealment Coffee Table 670 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 670 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing 15. GunVault SpeedVault If you’re at a desk most of the time…this nifty safe from GunVault doesn’t need RFID keys or biometrics. After inputting your code…your handgun drops down easy to grip. SpeedVault Opening, Steve Jenkins One downside is that it won’t hold a revolver or extra magazines for your semi. GunVault SpeedVault I’m using one right now…somewhere… Best Hidden Gun Safe GunVault SpeedVault SV500 94 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 94 at Amazon Compare prices (3 found) Amazon (See Price) OpticsPlanet (See Price) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 16. Trinity 36″ Job Site Box Large, boltable, affordable, and less conspicuous than a full on safe…enter job site boxes. Job Site Box, Open Though not RSC rated…they have space for big padlocks and can be secured a variety of ways. One downfall is that they are normally full of valuable tools…so it might still be a target for thieves. Trinity Job Site Box 167 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 167 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Want more? Check out our full review of Best Hidden Gun Safes . And finally…Best Car/Travel Safes If you’re going bare bones…I like the NanoVault from earlier.  A couple of the electronic safes fare well as vehicle safes too. BAREBONES HANDGUN SAFE GunVault NV300 NanoVault 26 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 26 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Gunsafes.com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing But if you want quicker access… 17. V-Line Top Draw Enter V-Line’s lightweight entry into the Simplex lock category. I have one in my car when traveling that is chained to my car seat.  You’ll have to practice a little since it’s top open…gravity is working against you. V-Line Drop Draw Simplex Safe 166 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 166 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Last Line of Defense We’re almost done! Your gun safe should be the last line of defense against unauthorized access to your guns.  How do you make it harder to reach that last line? This advice is after talking with some police officers that see a lot of stolen guns… keep your home/car doors locked get an alarm system (or at least a sticker) don’t advertise you have guns (I’m sorry…this means stickers for NRA, gun logos, etc) teach your kids not to touch your guns Glock Car Sticker (don’t do this) And keep in mind no safe is impenetrable given enough time and tools…you just want to make it annoying enough so that baddies give up or don’t even try. To sum it up…here’s our best picks for each safe category. Best Gun Safe Category Price Fort Knox FTK-PB Best "Overall Handgun Safe" $240 Vaultek VT20i & VT10i Best High-Tech Safe $229 Stack-On 8 Gun Best Long Gun Starter Safe $129 SecureIt Agile 52 Easiest to Install Safe $599 Winchester Pony 19 Gun Best RSC Rated Safe Around $1000 $850 Liberty Fat Boy Jr. 48 Gun Best Large Capacity Safe $1549 Amsec BF6032 18 Gun Best Upgraded RSC Rated Gun Safe $3379 GunVault SpeedVault Best Hidden Gun Safe $95 V- "Line Drop Draw" Simplex Best Car/Travel Safe $166 Any other safe categories or info you’d like to see?  Let us know in the comments below.  Want more…look at our specific Best Beside Safes and "Best Biometric Safes" .

The 4 Best Scopes for .50 BMG – Rifle Optics Review 2020 Photo by Chris Kim / CC BY When John Browning designed the .50 caliber Browning Machine gun round, it’s doubtful he ever intended the round to used with a shoulder fired sniper rifle. If he did, he would certainly say a scope would do such a weapon wonders. The .50 BMG round is immensely powerful round that in kind requires an immensely strong scope. When we start talking .50 BMG rifles, we begin looking at big, hulking weapons that can only reach their full potential with a scope. The best scopes for .50 BMG have to be tough, preferably with a glass etched reticle over any wire type. The scope takes the brunt of the recoil and can be hit by some nasty torque, so a one piece scope tube should be a major consideration. You should have a solid warranty from the company, and make sure the company rates their scope for .50 BMG use. Like any good scope it should also be clear, precise, and easy to use and zero. We’ve gone ahead and gathered 4 different scopes that I have verified are rated for .50 BMG per the manufacturer. Vortex Viper PST Riflescope Vortex Optics Viper HS-T 6-24x50 SFP Riflescope VMR-1 MOA Price: $699.00 Price as of 08/13/2020 22:13 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. The Vortex Viper is an overall excellent scope for any rifle but shines nice and bright when topped on a .50 BMG rifle. The Viper is easily one of the best .50 BMG scopes. "The Vortex Viper" ( see full specs ) comes in a variety of magnifications, but the 6 to 24 power model is one of the better options for the .50 BMG. You have enough magnification to use the scope for targets sitting at that 1,000-yard mark but not so much the scope is needlessly heavy. The Viper’s reticle is in the first focal plane, which is the superior choice for tactical and long range shooting. The reticle itself is quite complicated with user friendly hash marks to allow for elevation compensation as well as detailed wind calls at long ranges. The reticle is etched into the glass and can be used with optional illumination. The Viper’s illumination dial is amazing, and has an off option after every setting, making it very easy to use your favored illumination setting. The Vortex Viper is a single tube construction that offers easy tactical turrets for fingertip adjustments. The Viper uses a proprietary coating that delivers excellent all-around performance in terms of clarity and light transmission. The Vortex Viper is also backed by the Viper’s VIP warranty which is an unlimited lifetime warranty, and it’s no questions asked. The Viper isn‘t a cheap optic, but it’s an investment in quality.  It should be on anyone’s list of the best scope for .50 BMG rifles. Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MOA Watch this video on YouTube

Best 9mm Carbines 2020 Buyers Guide

Best 9mm Carbines  2020 Buyers Guide

If you’re looking for the best 9mm carbine, finding one might be quite the challenge. However, if you have a pretty good idea of what to look for then the process might be easy enough. These carbines are excellent firearms that are reliable across all kinds of applications. It’s important to find the right one so you can rely on it for the long term. To help you on the right path, we’ve taken the liberty of including five of the best 9mm carbines that are currently on the market. Before we get to the list itself, we’ll discuss the difference between a rifle and a carbine. We’ll also talk about what a 9mm carbine is and what characteristics you need to look for when finding one for your own use. Comparison Chart of the Best 9mm Carbines IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick Thureon Defense - Competition 9mm Carbine Glock Magazines Includes a 33-round magazine. Barrel length measured at 16.5 inches. Flash hider included to reduce the risk of night blindness. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Alex Pro Firearms - 9mm Carbine 16" 32+1 Glock Mag Includes a 32-round magazine. Best 9mm carbine for the money. Most parts made from high-quality polymer and black finish. "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" What's the Difference Between a Rifle and a Carbine? One of the distinguishable differences between a rifle and a carbine is the length of the barrel. You’ll notice that carbine barrels are relatively shorter than that of their rifle counterparts. Another difference that is worth pointing out is that carbines have less muzzle energy and less range compared to rifles. What is a 9mm Carbine? A 9mm carbine is one of the more unique firearms to grace us with its presence. It’s neither a pistol nor a rifle. It’s more of an “in-between” kind of firearm. Where it stands head above shoulders over pistols is that it carries more power. However, it is slightly shorter than your standard rifles. It’s the kind of firearm that can be optimized for the right kind of applications like target shooting or self-defense. Source Characteristics of Our Favorite Models Mind you, we didn’t choose these carbines randomly. We chose them based on a few good characteristics that we believe are interesting enough to be a match for someone looking for a carbine that will allow for long-term reliability and superior firing power. As you look for your own carbine, you should follow this list of characteristics so you know what to look out for. Here are the following characteristics that should be important to you: High Capacity Magazines The highest magazine capacity for these carbines is approximately 30 to 35 rounds. However, some are available with capacities lower than that (i.e.--20 rounds). Regardless of how many you need, there might be no such thing as having too many of them when you're using your carbine for all kinds of applications. Source High-Quality Materials Most of the carbines (if not all of them) are all made from all sorts of high-quality materials. Expect lower and upper receivers to be made from a higher quality of aluminum while some other accessories like magazines will be made from polymer. Barrels Are 16 Inches Long Most carbine rifles will have barrels that are no shorter (or longer) than 16 inches. This would be considered legal in some states where a barrel of a lesser length is prohibited (Side note: be sure to check with the laws in your locale or state prior to purchasing a carbine). These barrels provide a great deal of accuracy and are just at the right length to support a carbine length gas system. Quick Take - The Best 9mm Carbines These are our recommendations for the best 9mm carbines: ​Thureon Defense - Competition 9mm "Carbine Glock Magazines" Alex Pro Firearms - 9mm Carbine 16" 32+1 Glock Mag Review of the Best 9mm Carbines Below are five of the best 9mm carbines that are currently on the market. While the list is subject to change between now and the next year, this will give you a good opportunity to know what is popular among carbine users right now. As you look through each one, take notes on the features, functionalities, and even some of the characteristics. Your mission is to look for your “dream carbine”. If you see one that matches your ideal characteristics and personal preferences, you know for sure that you’ve found a winner. Now, let’s kick off our list by presenting you our “best overall” choice: Best Overall: Thureon Defense - Competition 9mm Carbine Glock Magazines CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Made in the USA High in Quality and Reliable in Performance Handguard Included For Quick Heat Dissipation Easily Customizable Thanks to the M-Lok System Includes a Soft Carrying Case For Secure Storage Cons Some Gas Blowback May Occur Might Be a Little Heavy For Some Users May Not Accept All Kinds of 9mm Rounds What Recent Buyers Report This is the kind of carbine that had recent buyers singing its praises. Especially when they’re able to customize it to the best of their ability. They were able to attach all kinds of much-needed accessories like scopes and sights to this carbine. Aside from that, the firing ability is smooth and no jamming or reliability issues were reported after 100 to 200 rounds. ​Why it Stands Out to Us One of the reasons why we chose this was that it has some features that most carbine users would want the most. A lot of customization opportunities, quick heat dissipation, and overall reliability every single time. It’s the way a carbine ought to work. Plus, since it's American-made it’s built to last you pretty much a lifetime. ​Who Will Use This Most This will be used by all kinds of shooters. This might be the closest carbine that you can get to something that’s multi-purpose. It won’t be rendered useless for applications like small-game or varmint hunting or self-defense purposes. However, this will definitely make its bones as a competition shooter’s favorite firearm. ​What Could Be Improved and Why One of the things that could improve is possibly looking at the muzzle brake to see where it falls short in terms of gas rerouting. This might be worth looking into since there have been few episodes of gas blowback occurring. ​Bottom Line If you’re looking for a carbine that is built for all kinds of applications, but can really get the job done in a competitive setting, the Thureon Defense Competition 9mm Carbine might be right up your alley. You’ll have more than enough rounds to work with and it will definitely work to your advantage in the situations where you’ll need something like this the most. Runner-up: Alex Pro Firearms - 9mm Carbine 16" 32+1 Glock Mag CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Firing Ability is Quite Reliable Super Durable, Will Last You Years or Even Decades Easy to Customize With All Kinds of Scopes, Optics, and Sights Magazine’s Feeding Reliability is Top-Quality, No Jams to Report Lightweight, Doesn’t Feel Like You’re Carrying a One-Ton Boulder Cons None What "Recent Buyers Report" Most of the recent buyers were quite satisfied with the carbine. One user stated that it was something that was more affordable than most carbines, it definitely makes its money with a lot of applications. Especially with the target shooting and competitive shooters. Other than that, they were able to easily customize this with their scopes and optics thanks to the top rail. Why it Stands Out to Us For an affordable carbine, it works as if you paid twice the price for it (or even more). One of the reasons why it stands out is that it’s quite durable all around. Which means it can take a lot of abuse. It can take the bumps and bangs if you’re using it in applications where you’ll be moving around a lot. Especially when you’re in low-lighting conditions and you can’t predict where the obstacles are. ​Who Will "Use This Most" Aside from those who are serial budget shoppers when it comes to firearms and accessories, this can be used for self-defense applications. On top of that, this can also be used for target shooting and competitive shooting purposes. This is definitely a go-to for someone looking for a starter carbine (especially for first-time users). ​What Could Be Improved and Why Despite no obvious cons, one of the things that we might consider as a possible improvement is making the stock adjustable for all kinds of shooters. Especially something that will change the length of pull. Since we suggest this being a good starter carbine, it should be good enough to fit most shooters who are comfortable with a different length of pull for a better reach. ​Bottom Line If you’re looking for a 9mm carbine that won’t suck the life out of your bank account, odds are you’ve found it in the Alex Pro Firearms 9mm Carbine. For the price it’s going for, you’d swear that you stole it. Aside from the price tag, it definitely stands out in terms of overall performance and reliability. 3. PSA Gen4 16" 9mm 1/10 Lightweight M-Lok MOE EPT Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Works With a Lot of FMJ-Style Rounds Super Durable, It Can Take Quite a Beating in Some Applications Recoil is Easy to Resist Thanks to the Recoil Pad on the Buttstock Very Accurate Shooting, Shot Groups Are Tighter Within a 25 to 50-Yard Range Excellent Reliability After 500 Rounds, No Jams or Reliability Issues to Speak of Cons Some Gas Blowback Might Happen Some Complain that the Barrel is a Little Heavier than Expected Brass Ejection Might Be a Little Too Much, It Can Eject Fast and Far Enough to Hit Someone in the Face What Recent Buyers Report Recent buyers loved firing this carbine on the range. It’s accurate for a lot of short range shooting. They consistently hit their targets with ease at distances of 25, 30, and even 50 yards out. Most buyers were happy that the magazine can accept all kinds of 9mm rounds (including some that can be fired in standard 9mm pistols). Why it Stands Out to Us This carbine stands out to us as the best of the bunch in so many ways. For one, the fact that it’s not picky with the kind of rounds you use is what impresses us. You don’t have to find a specific brand that will work with this carbine. So if you have some 9mm rounds that you’re dying to fire off, you can use this carbine so long as the magazine accepts them. Aside from that, this is a carbine that is built to do some damage. Who Will Use This Most This will most likely be used by many of the target shooting and competitive shooting enthusiasts that appreciate something that’s neither rifle nor pistol. The reason being is that it gives them the standard amount of rounds that you’d find in normal carbines. This may also be used for those who intend to use it for home defense applications as well. What Could Be Improved and Why One of the things that might warrant an improvement is to figure out why the brass casings are flying out so fast, far, and furious. It’s always a treat to watch a fellow shooter blast away at a target. But a sudden hit to the face from a fast-moving and freshly fired brass casing might just ruin it. Especially when you risk burns or possible serious injuries. ​Bottom Line If you’re looking for a 9mm carbine that is considered the best of the best, the PSA Gen4 9mm carbine might be exactly what you’re looking for. This might be the best in terms of reliability, firing, and for any kind of application that will require the use of a carbine or a semi-auto firearm. 4. CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 16” Carbine Rifle, 9mm CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Excellent Firing Capability Great For Short-Range Shooting Applications Full Customization Thanks to the M-Lok Rail System Low-Profile Adjustable Sights Don’t Obstruct Your Field of View Ambidextrous Thumb Safety Included, Great For Left-Handed Shooters Cons Might Be a Little Heavy in Weight Picatinny Rail Might Not Support Any Weaver Rail Accessories Some Complained About the Pistol Grip Being a Little Too Long ​What Recent Buyers Report A lot of recent buyers enjoyed using this carbine. Especially when used for target practicing or hunting purposes. Either way, this carbine has a smooth and reliable feeding from the 20-round magazine. No jams were reported even after 100 to 200 plus rounds. While a bit weighty, they were able to carry it and run around obstacles with no trouble at all. Why it Stands Out to Us One of the things that really catches our attention is that it has all kinds of adjustable accessories. You can make as many adjustments as possible until you find the right kind of settings that will maximize its performance and make you the most comfortable. This might be the only carbine where it features so many adjustable options for almost any shooter. ​Who Will Use This Most This will be widely used by target shooters and even varmint hunters alike. This carbine has the capability to accommodate all kinds of shooters who want nothing more than to make a few adjustments to make themselves more comfortable and more at ease with a carbine. ​What Could Be Improved and Why One of the things that might be worth improving would be shortening the pistol grip. It does appear to be a little too long, but a little shorter length won’t hurt. You’ll still be able to get an even better grip for better overall control and stability. Or maybe make the pistol grip adjustable in length. ​Bottom Line If you’re looking for a carbine that will bring a lot of adjustable options to the table, then the CZ Scorpion might be your cup of coffee. Aside from the adjustments, this features an outstanding overall shooting performance that will stay reliable throughout so many rounds. If you’re looking for a carbine for the long-term, you might want to consider this one a little further. 5. Kel-Tec Gen2 Sub2000 Glock 17 9mm Rifle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to Take Apart and Clean Accepts Most 9mm Magazines Less Recoil Compared to Most Carbines Open Rifle Sights Are Accurate and On-Point Easily Foldable For Better Portability and Clutter-Free Storage Cons Sights Might Take Some Getting Used To M19 Mags May Not Fit Without Some Modifications Cannot Be Fired While Stock is in the Folded Position What Recent Buyers Report Most recent buyers loved the ability to fold and adjust this carbine to their liking. The adjustability fits with so many different lengths of pull. Once folded, the carbine doesn’t take up too much room in storage and can easily be put away in most vehicles. Overall, the firing performance is pretty good and no jamming or reliability issues were reported even through 200+ rounds. Why it Stands Out to Us Aside from its adjustments and portability, this stuck out to us in another way. This has less recoil right out of the box. Compared to some carbines that are initially being used, this one specifically won’t require you to add on any adjustments in an effort to reduce recoil. It’s already done for you. Definitely a smart move on Kel-Tec’s part. Who Will Use This Most This will be used by shooters who have struggled with the “lack of portability” issue in the past with previous firearms. Since there are all kinds of the length of pull adjustments included, this will be usable for pretty much any shooter regardless of size. What Could Be Improved and Why One of the improvements that might be worth considering is the possibility of allowing it to accept M19 rounds. Since this is a Glock-style 9mm carbine it should be able to work with some 9mm caliber style magazines like the M19. Some other Glock model magazines might also work as well. Bottom Line If you’re looking for something that will give you the power of a Glock handgun, this 9mm carbine by Kel-Tec will definitely stand out among the rest. Aside from that, it’s adjustability and portability features will make this a little hard to resist. What's The Effective Range of a 9mm Carbine? This question is asked a lot by many first-time users. So what exactly is an effective range for a 9mm carbine? Is it really effective for short-range shooting applications? The answers to these questions can be found right here. It depends on the application. In a self-defense setting, an effective range will be about 100 yards. Meanwhile, in a target shooting or competitive shooting application, a 9mm carbine will be effective against targets situated at 200 yards out. Conclusion The best 9mm carbine is out there, and the one you choose will stick with you for the long-term. That’s why it is important for you to choose wisely as you go about finding one for your own use. Find one that will be reliable, durable, and most importantly something that will fit your personal needs and preferences.

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Review On Ozark Armament 4x Magnified Optic Riflescopes (Updated)

What You Will Get Here Specifications Whom is this product for? Pros Cons Common Questions and Answers Our Remarks Specifications Weight 1.3 lbs Color Scheme Matte-Black Magnification 4x Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm Field of View at 100 yards 36.8 ft Angular Field of View 7.0 degrees Exit Pupil 8 mm Eye Relief 3.5-in Illumination Red/Green/Blue (3 Settings Each) Windage/Elevation Click Rate ¼ MOA BDC Reticle 100-600 yd Warranty Limited 1-year Editor Rating : 4 out of 5 star Check Latest Price & Reviews On Amazon If you have a passion for hunting, you cannot call the need for a good riflescope into question. The accurate rifle sight will help you comfortably find it to get your targets. Furthermore, the best one will enhance your accuracy and range. For instance, the AR-15 is perfect for variant hunting or home defense. This versatile armament is suited to several activities. And, there are lots of accessories which largely depends upon your plan on using it. Such an important gadget is the riflescope. More than 50 customer reviews, this Ozark Armament 4x32 ACOG scope hold the level of “Amazon's Choice” ensuring a high-rated item comes at an affordable price and available to ship without delay. Shooting at mid- to close-range will be no issue at all. The best red dot sight on this compact scope makes it even easier. One cannot but like this item since it is weatherproof and shockproof. Whom is this product for? It would be an intimidating task to upgrade and customize one’s preferred gun to fulfill one’s requirement. Shooting at 100 yards, especially close-range hunting, there are few scopes with 3x in magnification have FOV of about 30 feet. But, this scope (though 4x instead of 3x magnification) comes with that of almost 37 feet. That means this item is ideal for both mid-range and long-range hunter; no matter whether amateur or pro. The Ozark Armament 4x Magnified Optic Rifle Scopes Explained "The Ozark Armament" 4x magnified riflescopes come equipped with an array of convenient features. With 32mm lens diameter and 4x zoom in ability, the magnification power of this optics is efficient when targeting at long range object. The BDC reticle at 100 to 600 yards range of this magnetic riflescope is found helpful to get the target from different ranges easily. This riflescope has tri-settings illuminated reticle to deliver effective performance in all lighting situations with tricolor options: Red, Green, and Blue. Even with its all metal construction, the weight is slightly more than one pound. This scope is planned for a tactical or hunting rifle which fits on Picatinny rail. Windage and elevation click rates are fully adjustable, and that ensures that there is no chance for missing shot with 4 MOA accuracy. Nitrogen purging guarantees that this item is waterproof and fog proof. For stable use, this item can be installed on Picatinny rail using the clamp mount which is toolless. This product is covered with a limited 1-year warranty. Pros Because of total metal construction, this scope is durable and shockproof The magnification power is convenient for mid- to long-range target 3-settings illuminated reticle offers effective performance in all lighting conditions The angular FOV is wide enough which helps to minimize handshake coming into a reflection on display as well as the disorientation every so often manipulated Nitrogen filling makes this scope suited to all weather conditions The quality with attractive features comes at a reasonable price range Cons The binocular is not parallax free, so it will not help to reduce the motion or the apparent motion of the target Common Questions and Answers Question : How to get rid of a blurry image by focusing the reticle? Answer : You need to turn the rear lens to adjust the focus. For that, you need to rotate the grooved section. Image clarity also relies on the distance of the target to your sight. Question : Is it compatible with airsoft? Answer : ell, the eye relief is small which is lesser than 4 inches. With a sharp BDC reticle and clear FOV, it works smoothly with airsoft. Plus, the sight is comfortable thanks to Picatinny rail. Question : Is this scope resistant to water? Answer : Definitely. This scope is purged with nitrogen gas which makes the item internally fog proof and waterproof. Our Remarks To end with, the Ozark armory Magnified Riflescopes is one of the best items in this category. It has a 3-color illumination that makes the item perfect in all lighting environments. The magnification is powerful enough to make a snug for wide observation. It has a larger field of view at 1000 yards which is nearly about 370 feet. This range is quite enough and largely depending upon the object and landscape. Whether targeting an agile object, it makes its linear field of view a modest range. There is also the TOC1 4x32 Magnification Riflescope by Terminus Optics which comes almost the same feature at a similar cost. Both items are compatible with airsoft. On few points, like eye relief, Ozark armament 4x32 is a well-liked option. "Check Latest Price" & Reviews On Amazon share share share share share

The 4 Best Eotechs for the Money – Sight Reviews 2020 Photo by Andres Guerrero / CC BY The Eotech series of holographic red dots are some of the best holographic sights on the market. These optics have been adopted by the U.S. Military, hundreds of different police forces including the famed F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team. Eotechs are known for their dependability and their precision and ease of use. There is a variety of different Eotech models and each serves a specific purpose. Some Eotechs are designed for certain rounds and others designed to be as small and lightweight as possible. Eotechs are excellent optics all around. The entire line is well-built, but the best is the one designed for your specific needs. Shooters need to identify the right Eotech for their rifle, shotgun, or handgun and use it accordingly. There is something in the Eotech line for everyone and nearly any use. Here are the best Eotechs for the money for the money: XPS2 EOTECH XPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight Price: $528.99 Price as of 08/14/2020 06:34 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. When running an AR 15 or M4 rifle, there are issues regarding rail space. The AR 15 is equipped with plenty of rail space to use nearly any combination of accessories. However, not all weapons are that blessed with rail estate. For example, a traditional AK series does not have much room for accessories. To mount an optic use must use a small side mounting scope rail or a gas tube rail. When it comes to this amount of space, smaller is better. The XPS2 is a compact model of the famed Eotech design. This allows not only the optic to be mounted on weapons with limited rail space, but allows the use of other accessories like a magnifier. The XPS2 is just as durable as its bigger brothers, and it not only waterproof but submersible to 33 feet. The XPS2 is shock and fog proof, as well as being made from high quality, aircraft-grade aluminum. The XPS2 has an average battery life of six hundred hours at the 12th brightness setting. The optic also has a low battery indicator, and an auto shut-off after 8 hours. The optic turns on very fast and is instantly ready for action. The XPS2 is an excellent compact optic for rifles, shotguns, and even sub machine guns. If you want small, this is the best Eotech sight on the market. Eotech XPS2-0/American Defense review Watch this video on YouTube

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