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MasterPiece Arms MPA 935 SST

Your Next ‘Must-Have’ Home Defense Gun — MPA935SST Defender

Looking for a new home defense gun? MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, has your solution—the new for 2014 MPA935SST Defender. The MPA935SST is based on the standard MAC design and is available as an 8-inch barreled pistol. The Defender will be chambered for the 9mm and feature a standard 30-round magazine. The barrel is also threaded and ready to accept any 1/2 x 28 tpi suppressor, but let’s not get to crazy—it is a semi-auto not full auto.

GLOCK 42 .380 ACP pistol

GLOCK Introduces the G42 .380 ACP

Stop the rumor mill and start the presses. Whether due to poor OPSEC or great marketing, the word has been leaking out for a few weeks that Glock will introduce a new .380 ACP version of its ultra popular pistols dubbed the Glock 42. The Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show begins January 15th and is the traditional launch point. That being the case, Media Day runs on the 14th and Cheaper Than Dirt! will have its cameras rolling with the first range reviews of the Glock 42 and other popular models.

Holiday Blessings and Thanks From Cheaper Than Dirt!

Christmas is a day of celebration and commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It signals a day of family, giving, holiday merriment and festive feasts. Cheaper Than Dirt! would like to take this opportunity to offer its own thanks to all the wonderful customers it has had the pleasure to serve in 2013 and looks forward to a continued relationship in 2014.

Model 1874 Gatling Gun

5 Guns for Cheaper Than Dirt

Rock Island Auction Company’s December 2013 Premiere Firearms Auction is showing some pretty impressive wares for all types of collectors. The first day of the auction has over 770 lots where the low estimate is $2,000 or less. This of course is in addition to its regular selection of amazing, one-of-a-kind collector and investment grade firearms. Below are a few highlights of both the phenomenal and the affordable.

The Kennedys and Connallys motorcade seconds before the assination

Did the Carcano Change History and Kill President Kennedy?

Fifty years ago today, the United States suffered the loss the 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. Since that time, the event has been the subject of thousands of movies, books, documents and articles. Major events often spawn conspiracy theories and Kennedy’s assassination is no exception; in fact, it could be reasonably argued that it is the king of all conspiracy theories.

Orange logo with hand holding a revolver and Obamacar logo in center of gun barrel

Should We be Thanking President Obama for the Latest Gun Control Defeat?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Cheaper Than Dirt! Inc., its employees or management. Analysis performed within this article are only examples and for informational purposes intended to promote an open exchange of information. Publication of any assertions made within this article or analysis are solely those of the author and in no way should be construed to reflect the position or policy of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Chalk one up for the Second Amendment and pass the ammo! It’s time to celebrate. Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but the pro Second Amendment supporters can claim another victory.

White multi-layered dehydrator with a teal rimmed lid and a on a white background.

A Prepper Gift List for the Non-Prepper

I know, I hate the holiday gift lists that come out too early too. However, preppers by their very nature get things done early. So, I decided to put together my own spin on a holiday shopping list for your favorite prepper. In doing so, I left off many of the obvious choices that preppers, hikers, hunters and general outdoors people already own or make such as batteries, compasses and fire starters.

So what do you get that prepper on your gift list that they might not already have?

Soldier saluting the flag

The Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month…

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month–that was when the armistice ending the hostilities of World War I was signed. Although the Treaty of Versailles would not be signed for many more months, we still recognize 11/11 as the day to honor all those served before WWI, during WWI and although it was believed to be the war end all wars, those who would later serve.

Doe Run Lead Smelting Facility

Is the Future of Lead Ammunition Doomed?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Cheaper Than Dirt! Inc., its employees or management. Analysis performed within this article are only examples and for informational purposes intended to promote an open exchange of information. Publication of any assertions made within this article or analysis are solely those of the author and in no way should be construed to reflect the position or policy of Cheaper Than Dirt!

The headline could read: “Last U.S. Lead Smelter Closes Due to Obama and EPA Regulations.”

Firearm enthusiasts suddenly understood the U.S. Army’s new found obsession with lead-free ammunition and blogs published everywhere proselytizing the link between the shutdown and gun control.

Rare U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1875 Officer's Model Trapdoor Rifle, Late Type II

The History of the Springfield Trapdoor

In terms of American military long arms, very little attention is given to a predecessor of the much-heralded M1903 and M1 Garand, the Springfield Trapdoor. Produced for over 20 years, the Springfield Trapdoor experienced many changes throughout its life. The rifle would take its place in history just after the Civil War—despite the justifiable hesitation of many military personnel who were all too aware of the superiority of repeaters and magazine fed rifles.