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Among the best rifles in the AR-15 world is one many shooters have never heard of—the Adcor Defense B.E.A.R. (Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle) may be the best buy. If you have fired a modern rifle with a big name with a monolithic receiver and rail, it just may have sported a receiver made by Adcor.
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It’s time to celebrate another important birthday. Since it’s birthday No. 224, we’re obviously not talking about a person. No, we’re referring to one of the military branches of this fine country: The United States Navy. The official Navy Birthday is officially recognized as October 13, 1775, which is the date the Continental Congress established
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An SHTF scenario doesn’t have to entail the collapse of society or city-destroying tsunamis. It can be something smaller, but no less dangerous—like a compromised power plant or a sudden flood that sweeps through your area. Regardless, it’s crucial to prepare the necessary items so you can make a quick exit. All the things we’ll
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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 Announces PC
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The revolver wasn’t invented by Sam Colt, but it was perfected by him. The revolver changed the world for fighting men and explorers. I would suggest that the revolver made western expansion possible. A small group of men now had real firepower and could defend themselves against a considerable number of aboriginal warriors. The previously
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When it comes to guns for older shooters, there are many misconceptions. All are not disabled, but getting old isn’t for the faint of heart. All of us have been diminished in ability in some ways, whether it be less visual acuity, a loss of muscle mass, or some other part of the inevitable decline.
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For the past forty years, I have owned quite a few Mauser rifles. A number of Model 95, 98, 98K, Brno, Zastava and other variants have given good service. All are based on the most prolific bolt action rifle of all time, the handiwork of Paul Mauer. The newest Mauser bears little resemblance to the
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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 Introduces Hawkeye
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A friend of mine was bemoaning the recent decision of Walmart to get out of the pistol and 5.56 ammunition business, along with their other recent anti-gun (and anti-liberty, if you ask me) decisions. This friend is an ardent 2A proponent and has recently transitioned from one career path to another. The career decision has
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The expression “all skill is in vain when an angel pees in the touch hole of your musket” reflects the inability for guns to function reliably in the rain. This expression was popular up until the 1830s percussion caps. Fifty years later, cloth machine gun belts would fail when wet, and all the way up
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There is a level of talk and belief that is called “legend.” Like its disreputable relative, “superstition,” legend may not be exactly as it happened, but legend has a strong basis in fact. We then have “revisionist history,” which is a stratum of distorted and obscure fact. The Colt 1911 pistol is a thing of
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I’ve said a few times that various tasks in building an AR-15 range in complexity and mechanical aptitude. They range from basic plumbing to small engine repair. Fitting on a new barrel is pretty much similar to the first: it’s a pipe (barrel) with a threaded collar (barrel nut). However! Like that under-the-sink job, there
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Home » Personal Defense » Magnumitis: How to Know When the Gun Is Just Too Much You won’t find “Magnumitis” in the dictionary. The term was coined as a derisive nickname for the tendency of shooters to go for broke in the pursuit of power. I think it was meant to imply that the shooter
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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 happenings! Latest Firearm News Springfield Armory Introduces
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Smoothbore muskets seldom even had a front sight, so the concept of zeroing used to be irrelevant. Military guns of the 19th and 20th century had sights optimistically graduated, sometimes past a mile, but the only confirmed zero was usually armory-set point blank. In most armies, guns were not individually adjusted to specific shooters until
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The name Ruger (shortened from Sturm, Ruger & Company) is ubiquitous in the shooting industry. Their Ruger Mark 1 pistol is nearly as recognizable as their iconic phoenix logo, and since their founding seven decades ago, Ruger has become the largest producer of firearms in the United States. From the pervasive Ruger 10/22 to a
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The Savage 110 bolt-action rifle was innovative when first introduced and remains a modern rifle today. While the race to produce attractive package guns has resulted in surprisingly good performers, there is room for a middle-of-the-road-priced bolt-action rifle as well. The Savage 110 Apex Storm is among the very best buys, but also a good
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In its 100+ year-long history, the 1911 pistol has been continuously improved and updated. Some changes—like swapping the spur hammer suitable for cocking against a saddle to a ring trigger less likely to snag when drawing from concealment—reflect the evolution of use. Other upgrades take advantage of technological advances. Regardless of the reason you upgrade,
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Choosing the proper ammunition for each application demands some study, and for many of us, that may be intimidating. This is especially true when it comes to the 7.62x39mm cartridge. After all, most of us are interested students at best, not experts. We cannot let price be the only guide, but then again, we don’t
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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 happenings! Latest Firearm News Colt Suspends Production
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Don’t look now, but it’s been nearly a year since the latest Fallout game was released. Fallout 76 was a surprise to many in the gaming community, with Bethesda Games dropping the announcement for the post-apocalyptic shooter just a month ahead of E3 that year. As the esteemed game maker likes to do when it
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It’s time to celebrate a very important birthday. A 72nd birthday, actually. No, we’re not talking about a person. We’re referring to one of the military branches of this fine country: The United States Air Force. The Air Force’s birthday is officially recognized as September 18, 1947, which is the date of the passage of
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I’ve written a lot on these pages and in my books about ills that can befall AR-15 platform gas systems, and will write more. In a nutshell: excessive pressure getting into the gas system too quickly causes all manner of ill manners. These include: Excessively quick bolt unlocking Excessively high bolt carrier velocity (back and
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Knowing the actual velocity of your specific ammunition out of your actual firearm can be very useful. With that data, you can tell: How much drop compensation to dial in at a long-range. What power factor you have for IPSC. Which load develops higher velocity in your particular gun. For example, 100fps deviation from nominal
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Survival shelters and backyard bunkers are beginning to make a comeback. Whether because of the impending zombie apocalypse or rising tensions between global superpowers, you might be wondering where you should set up if things go south. Here are three effective locations for survival shelters to keep you safe in a worst-case scenario: 1. The
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