You Got the New Rifle; Now What?

You were a very good boy or girl this Christmas. The one thing that you asked for was a new rifle. Your spouse, significant other, child or really good friend decided that they were going to be your hero and buy it for you. So now what? Well, the good news is that you will need to take a trip to the store or at least spend some time online. A visit to www.cheaperthandirt.com will give you everything you need.

Picture shows a black pistol stabilizing brace.

SIG’s SB15 Legal Pistol Stabilizing Device

In November 2012, disabled veteran Alex Bosco received a letter from the ATF regarding a prototype of a stabilizing brace he invented to aid him in shooting an AR-15 pistol one-handed. The device, called SB15 made of medical-grade rubber—the same type of material used to make prosthetics—fits over the buffer tube of AR-15 pistols.

TimberSmith Red Laminate AK Rifle

10 Stock, Grip and Handguard Upgrades for Your AK

A guest post by Robert Sadowski

The AK-47 and AK-74 systems are engineering marvels in their ability to function in any environment, yet today they can seem dated — particularly the wood stock and furniture. Back in 1947 and even in 1974, a wood stock was an accepted standard in a military rifle. Today, synthetic stocks and handgrips offer better durability, easy customization, and more shooting comfort. Here’s a list of replacement stocks and furniture that can up your AK’s game…

50 Shades of Gray: The Evolution of Camo and a Throwback to Solid Colors

One might say that a designer larger than us created the art of camouflage. Though fascinating, camouflage is nothing innovative. Animals have been doing it forever. Their innate ability to adapt to their surroundings protects them from untimely death and conceals them from prey in order to snag dinner. We humans have been attempting to emulate this blending and concealing since the beginning of history. The purpose of manmade camo is to break up the human outline, and create less contrast between them and the background.

Image shows a picture of a group of foxes in the backyard taken from a trail monitor camera.

The Four Best Alternative Uses for Game Cameras

Photographers have been trying to capture wildlife in its natural habitat since the 1800s. The cameras photographers used then were cumbersome and activated by trip wires. Significant improvements in the late 1970s into the 1980s, led to the game cameras we use today. Technological advancements since then have led us from using film to digital and now we even have Wi-Fi compatible cameras that send pictures to our cell phones.

Flashlight head and light beam

Quick Prepper Tip: Let There Be Light – Alternative Light Sources

Quick Prepper Tips from Cheaper Than Dirt!Perhaps you have lost electricity to your home during an emergency and need a backup source of light. Perhaps the high cost of electricity has you on the look out for alternative lighting options. Whatever the reason, we all need artificial lighting at some point during a 24-hour period. Whether for reading, work, cooking or navigating a set of stairs, light is more than a luxury; it is a necessity to maintain our lifestyles.

Picture shows six camo Christmas gifts, a cap, tape, a flask, cooler, fishing lure, and office supplies.

Top 6 Mini Kits for your Shooter’s Christmas: The Gun Enthusiasts’ Christmas Gift Guide

Growing up at my house it was always about quantity over quality on Christmas Day. Sure, we would get one big gift such as a bike or gaming system, but mom and dad wanted to extend the surprise and fun for as long as possible. Short of wrapping each individual Lego, my brother and I loved opening present after present. Just looking at the abundance of presents under the tree gave us joy. This year, instead of splurging on one overly expensive gadget, why don’t you create mini kits for your loved ones?

Picture shows a red, propane-powered hot water heater.

30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 24: Winter Prep Overkill

There are quite a lot of adventurers out there—many who brave extreme temperatures to have an adventure of a lifetime. Like the 2,000 plus people who have successfully climbed Mount Everest. Others live in far Northern places—I’m looking at you, Alaska—where no one blinks an eye at minus freezing temperatures. When weather is going to be really nasty for a while, wouldn’t you prefer to have the best winter-rated gear?

Hearing protection is a must when shooting

Women Afield — Listen Up!

Ear protection is one of those “must-have” items for the shooting range or in-the-field shooting scenarios such as hunting. The world of hearing protection now available for today’s shooters has improved drastically over the last 20 years. If you are on the range today, you see everything from high-end electronic hearing protection to throwaway orange foam earplugs and several options in between.

Air guns, particularly air rifles, make excellent target, hunting and competitions rifles.

Try a New Hobby During the Ammo Shortage: Archery, Fishing and Air Guns Provide Satisfaction and Enjoyment

One of the reasons I love shooting so much is the visible and tangible reward of seeing my shooting improve. Other outdoor pursuits such as boating, hiking and camping offer mental rewards, but you have nothing to show for it besides a smile afterward. If you’re itching to find a hobby that offers the same documentable achievement as shooting while you ration your ammo, why don’t you give archery, fishing or air guns a try? All three offer enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment similar to shooting and hunting.