What We Cover?

  • Guns… Reviews, Comparisons, Recommendations. From rifles to revolvers.
  • Ammo… Handgun & Rifle Cartridge Comparisons. Reloading, Casting & more!
  • Gear… Optics, from Red Dots to Variable Scopes. Knives, Bags, Holsters.
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Let Us Be Your Guide.

At Ballachy.com, we want to make the process of choosing a firearm easier for everyone. We provide unbiased information and resources so that you can make the best decision for your needs. Our team of firearms experts are enthusiasts who want to help you save time and stress when choosing a firearm.

Featurd In

Approachable, informed, even, uh… entertaining?

We’ll help you find new firearms and ways to improve your existing collection. It doesn’t have be stereo instructions! We’re here for accuracy, entertainment – even when things get subjective (hint: that means we can talk favorite gun brands). Our recommendations come from reporting by seasoned journalists who test out the latest products in their field; interviewing former military & law enforcement personnel with vast experience using these weapons; all topped off

What we do:

  • Gun culture is often unwelcoming to those who are uninitiated, but our goal with these guides has always been accessibility. We don’t sugarcoat anything and hope that you’ll find the information helpful!


  • We know that most people don’t have time to wade through a wall of products, so we only show you what’s really worth your while. We make sure it all comes from reputable brands and will help accelerate progress toward whatever goal or challenge is on hand!


  • Tips on how you can make an informed decision about which product is right for your needs. We’re not here just to sell, we want the best information possible so that our clients are happy with their purchase and come back for more!

What we don’t do:

  • We are not attorneys and we don’t pretend to give you legal advice. The content of this site is informational in nature only – it does not constitute professional services which would require an attorney-client relationship before any communication can take place between a client/reader, nor do our posts contain confidential or privileged material beyond what might be already protected under law (such as trade secrets). 


Years of Experience

A (Moderatly) Higher Standard


Products Reviewed


Products Recommended

Using Experience to Make Firearms Easy

Our reviews are compiled through researching online comparisons, personal experience and industry knowledge. We do our best to ensure that the recommendations reflect excellent options for those looking into purchasing these types of products but don’t have time or funds available to test out every single model on offer today!

Our team of reviewers is composed of a mix- experimentation enthusiasts, professionals and regular people who want the best recommendations for their needs. We don’t touch any product during our research process because it’s too difficult to get multiple rifles together in one place at once – but you can trust that when we do recommend something specific from among all types available on Amazon or other sites like them (in addition to consulting industry knowledge), those choices were made based solely off extensive testing by experts just like yourself!

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Furnished Products & Affiliate Programs

We never charge or are compensated for our reviews. You can read more about how we test & review gear on the Ballachy website here

We participate in several affiliate programs which means Amazon and other companies may pay us a small commission if you click through one of these links to make your purchase but rest assured that this will not affect what price recommendation OR opinion is given!

Research & Resources

It’s not enough to create and publish resources on safety and security. We’re committed to telling stories that inspire. That’s why our research includes enhanced visuals and interactive imagery. We believe that data can be both accurate and fun. It just needs the right touch. So our team goes to great lengths to communicate our research in a way that makes a positive impact on people. We say that security doesn’t have to be complicated. Well, it doesn’t have to be boring either!

Research & Resources We've Created:

  • Firearm Statistics
  • The Big List of Gun Manufacturers
  • When Were Guns Invented? The Evolution of Weaponry
  • Bullet Sizes, Types, & Calibers
  • Handguns for Beginners
  • The Big List of Ammo Brands
  • The Most Popuar Firearms

We're here for you.

The world of firearms is a vast, complicated one and it can be hard to know where you should start your search for the perfect gun. However with so many resources available now that are tailored specifically towards shooters like yourself there’s no reason why any person would want outdated information They’re all right here waiting in this Blog!


The world is a confusing and complicated place. It can be difficult to know what information you should trust, but we hope that our site helps answer some of your questions about firearms with its easy-to read articles written in humorized tones!

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Founder & Editor in Chief

Gabriel Tackett is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 15 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He’s tried his hand at 3-gun, trap, and distance-shooting, but ultimately enjoys ringing steel in the back 40 of his farm. His mission is to make guns and shooting accessible for everyone, and Ballachy Firearms is a passion project to help make that a reality.

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Zeeshan Akram

Senior Editor

Zee is an avid hunter who has had his share of adventures with guns from chasing BBs to lugging around shotguns. He loves nothing more than getting out on the range and competing against other hunters in a series or shooting contests that he calls “Home Plate.”


Digital Editor

Francis was hooked on the world of guns during college, while working towards his black belt in Taekwondo. He studied journalism while also writing for legal blogs on self-defense issues like concealed carry or women’s topics. He also went onto pen thousands articles about industry news and concealed carry topics which have allowed for people all over to learn more than they might think possible.

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Associate Digital Editor

Anderson has been writing for the shooting industry since 2000. He’s published in many different online outlets, including Combat Handguns and America’s 1st Freedom Magazine where he covers topics about gunsmanship techniques to self-defense strategies with an emphasis on handgunning – something that interests him deeply personal passion leading up his early days as a reader growing up! This fascination started at just 17 years old when Anderson read “The S&W combat masterpiece” by Jim Fenhagen which described this famous firearm being ‘the finest fighting handgun ever made.’ Afterward