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SHOT 2014 — Will the Bullpup unseat the AR? Desert Tech’s Micro Dynamic Rifle

If the AR platform has a challenger going forward, it may not be the AK. Although not new, the bullpup design affords the versatility and shootability of an AR with the same length barrel, but an overall shorter length rifle. The bullpup seems to offer all of the advantages without any of the disadvantages. Last year, IWI saw success with its bullpup design—the Tavor. For 2014, Desert Tech is introducing its own bullpup—the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).

SHOT 2014 — Make Your AR Your Own With Custom Products from Unique-AR

America has fallen in love with the AR platform in recent years. Manufacturers have responded with additional calibers and an increased selection of options such as barrel twist, length and ways to hang more furniture. I am not sure if there is another revolution in store for the AR, but the next big evolution for the AR has arrived with Unique-ARs new custom and affordable AR handguard.

SHOT 2014 — Norma-USA Expands U.S. Caliber Offerings

Norma-USA Expands U.S. Caliber Offerings of its High Quality American PH Hunting Bullets and Superior Brass Components.

Norma USA, has created quite a buzz with the announcement regarding the expansion to its American PH and brass components. In 2012, Norma Precision expanded it high performance offerings to the United States and hunters have taken full advantage of Norma’s double-diameter expansion and deep, terminal penetration.

SHOT 2014 — Southern Crossbow Risen XT 350

The beginning of the year is typically the time companies roll out their new products, which is worthy news. However, this time it is a new company that has piqued our interest. Southern Crossbow is built on the idea of integrating age-old American resourcefulness and perseverance with modern equipment. These one-of-a-kind, tactical crossbows are different than the typical genre of the traditional crossbow market. With a matte black finish instead of a camouflage print, Southern Crossbows incorporate the style and customizable traits of a tactical weapon’s platform with an innovative crossbow structure.

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.