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Red dot sights are increasingly popular, with many of the major makers offering handguns that are either optics-ready or optics-equipped. SIG, GLOCK, CZ-USA, CANIK, Kimber and other makers offer optics-ready handguns that are widely available. A drawback is that the many types of red dot sights do not use the same mounting pattern or footprint.
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When choosing a red dot sight for critical use, the standard is higher than one that is for range use, target shooting or hunting. You cannot go too cheap when it comes to personal defense. Just the same, we all have responsibilities and we look for the best balance of price and performance. You want
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Up until quite recently, Virginia was a very solid 2A state. Of course, they have oddities like the law that requires the “Virginia Tuck,” a law that states that you can carry in a bar, but only if your firearm is plainly visible. (So concealed carry people tuck their shirt behind the holster to be compliant.)
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Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos. Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news! Latest Firearm News Savage Arms Introduces Minimalist
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When I choose a concealed carry handgun, I look at several factors. First: concealability. While some may be able to conceal a long slide 1911 or GLOCK 34, most of us aren’t able to carry that kind of iron. These are handguns designed to be as large as possible and still be legal for competition
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I have used TRUGLO products for many years, always with good results. While the warranty is good, I have never had the occasion to send a product back. This is despite dropping the combat lights from time to time and generally not babying the equipment. I am something of an accuracy nut when it comes
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Why is Black Friday only one day? At Cheaper Than Dirt, our Black Rifle Weekend started Friday and continues through today. In fact, all the deals we featured for Black Rifle Weekend are still active. Plus, we’re adding two more for Cyber Monday. Read on to learn more about them. (FYI: all orders will also include
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It’s officially Black Friday! Ready to load up on something besides turkey, pie and relatives asking about your personal life? You’re in luck. This year’s edition of Black Rifle Weekend is chock full of deals on firearms, ammunition and more. We even have special savings on Full Auto Rewards, our premium loyalty program (see the
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Most folks know and assume that it was Eugene Stoner who developed the AR-15. Is this true? Yes and no. In the 1950s, commander of the U.S. Continental Army Command, General Willard G. Wyman, conceived of and requested a new gun and a new round, both lighter and smaller than the then currently issued M-14.
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The Marlin Papoose (or Marlin 70PSS Take Down as it’s also known) is a self-loading .22 Long Rifle takedown-type rifle based on the popular Marlin 60 series. The rifle is similar in conception to other takedown rifles, but notably lighter and more compact than most. The Model 70 has been offered with wood stocks and
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In part one of this blog series, we covered why choosing the right caliber and scope are important for firing a rifle offhand. Now we’ll get into the right firing positions and drills needed to master firing a rifle offhand. These drills are necessary to master any rifle. They are also very useful for personal
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The primary goal in marksmanship is being able to hit what you are aiming at. The scenario may be simple target shooting, hunting game or personal defense. Whatever the scenario, a great deal of practice is needed. For most of American history, rifle marksmanship has been an essential skill. The rifle will save your life,
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Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos. Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news! Latest Firearm News Ruger Expands Security-9
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As a young man, the family and friends I grew up with were hunters. The rifles and shotguns they used were cleaned occasionally. Handguns were not used enough to be cleaned and I never saw a firearm disassembled for routine cleaning. Even after I began firing a lot of ammunition as a result of my
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If you are someone who routinely shoots past 200 yards with a rifle, it would be quite helpful to know how to build your own ballistics chart/D.O.P.E. chart. By doing so, you can adjust your scope to have the cross hair line up with the point of impact at any given distance. In a pinch,
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Paddle holsters are very popular due to the comfort and the ease with which you can take them on and off. But they do have drawbacks. Let’s take a look at the biggest complaint when it comes to paddle holsters, how a modern design may fix it and the deciding factor on choosing the right holster.
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Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos. Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news! Latest Firearm News SIG SAUER Ships
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Every semi-automatic gun I can think of has a magazine, as do some bolt-action rifles. That means a lot of my guns are reduced to very inefficient single-shot weapons without a magazine. On that thought, we should probably look into ways to extend the service life of these critical components. Notice, I said service life.
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We have studied the basics of handloading on this blog before. Now let’s go a step further and study load development. It works! Recently, I fired a number of handloads in my bolt-action .308 and, frankly, the results were so good it even surprised me. I had on the bench a rifle and load combination more
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The most formidable of home defense weapons is the 12-gauge shotgun. Powerful and fast handling, the shotgun gives a trained shooter every advantage. A problem, however, is recoil. Another consideration is magazine capacity. Federal Cartridge Company has introduced a new loading that neatly solves most of these problems related to recoil, capacity and even over-penetration.
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It’s time to celebrate another important birthday. The Marine Corps, like the Navy, turns 244 years old this year. The Marine Corps’ birthday is recognized as November 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress developed an official plan to use Marines in a mission involving Britain. In honor of this momentous occasion, let’s take a look
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When we have major responsibilities–family, house, vehicle, education, etc.—we sometimes push aside our wants and keep our needs first on the list. This is as it should be. A quality handgun is a necessity to protect our homes and our family, and if that handgun is affordable, effective and offers a package that is enjoyable
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Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos. Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news! Latest Firearm News Henry Introduces Two
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There are almost as many ways to build an AR-15 as there are parts combinations. Today, however, we’re going to focus on the three most popular AR-15 build styles. Let’s get right into it. AR-15 Build Styles 1. Pre-Assembled + Pre-Assembled Upper The simplest choice is to buy a pre-assembled lower and mate it to
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