Snow Skiing and Boarding Eastern vs. Western Mountains: Things to consider

October 12, 2021

If you are planning a snow ski or boarding trip this winter, there are many options for vacation locations from which to choose. Our store is located in Florida.  Many customers are surprised to learn that we have a snow ski and boarding department thinking it wouldn’t be profitable. The Tampa Bay area on the […]

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What You Need to Know About Properly Fitting A Handgun

September 15, 2021

Ever listened to someone who has picked up a handgun and made the comment “this just feels right?”  Truth is, there is a lot of truth in that statement, since a handgun that doesn’t “feel right” probably won’t shoot right for you. I frequently use the analogy of fitting a gun to your hand to […]

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What is the best firearm for home defense? A comprehensive guide to choosing the best firearm for home defense.

August 30, 2021

What is the best firearm for home defense?  Simple question, simple answer – it depends.  To begin, we have to consider the basic types of firearms that are suitable for home defense:  pistols/revolvers, shotguns,  and rifles/carbines.  Each has their own strengths, and each has their own weaknesses, which we should consider. Also, there are several personal […]

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The Best Places to Fish in Florida within Driving Distance from Tampa

August 15, 2021

Here in Florida, fishing is a way of life. Whether you’re looking for fishing spots in Tampa or if you prefer to drop a line close by, we’ve got all the information you need! In this article, we will be discussing the best fishing spots in and around Tampa, that are perfect for a day […]

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Ways to Beat the Heat While Camping in Florida this Summer: Part 2

July 29, 2021

Summer camping in Florida is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do in our beautiful state. However, you have to have the right summer camping gear and know-how to stay cool during the blazing hot Florida summer days. So, here is part two of how to beat the heat while camping in […]

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Ways to Beat the Heat While Camping in Florida This Summer: Part 1

July 15, 2021

Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the world during the summer season because of the warm climate and beautiful beaches. It also has a great camping scene, making it attract large crowds of people who are looking to have fun outdoors. As the temperatures rise, there are a few ways to stay […]

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14 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Shooting Range

June 17, 2021

Besides the COVID disruption, the 2021 ammo shortage is another real headache we’ve experienced as shooters. Nobody would have imagined that the “new normal” will come with a widespread shortage of ammunition. Gone are the days when you could drive by the range and pick a couple boxes of your favorite 9mm ammo. Below are some tips to […]

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Save Your Dive Trip with this Emergency Kit: What you Need to Include

June 3, 2021

Let’s say you’re on a boat preparing to get into the water. As you do your final checks, your mind wanders to all the things you had to do to get to this point. It’s no secret, planning for a diving adventure takes time and substantial investment in supplies. But now, imagine when you’re all […]

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Tarpon Fishing Season: 10 Tips for Successfully Fishing Tarpon

May 17, 2021

Tarpons, otherwise known as the Silver King, are considered to be one of the most prestigious and challenging gamefish to target in the Tampa Bay area, and for good reasons. Continue reading to learn expert tips for you to have a successful Tarpon fishing season. With Tarpon fishing season in full swing, you need to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Paddleboarding

May 6, 2021

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) has continued to grow in popularity as it is an accessible way to explore and enjoy your local waterways while getting some full-body exercise. That’s not to say working out is the only reason to paddleboard, many people use SUPs mainly for nature-watching, sunbathing, or fishing. Like many activities, paddle boarding […]

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