Guns for the Young Shooter

Marlin Model 915Y Bolt Action Youth Rifle

Marlin Model 915Y

Marlin Model 915Y

Remember when you were learning to shoot? I remember my grandfather taking me out to the family land to shoot turtles out of the pond. The weapon of choice was of course a bolt action .22. It may be the perfect rifle for the first time little one. If you have kiddos and you want to teach them proper technique, then a bolt action .22 is the best way to go. The Marlin 915Y has very little recoil and the accuracy in unparalleled in this price range. Marlin downsized the rifle to fit junior sized shooters, but adults can operate the gun just fine. The 915Y cocks when you open the bolt and features an easy load feed ramp. Also, the shooter can engage the thumb safety while the gun in being loaded and unloaded. The Model 915Y is blued steel with a walnut-finished hardwood stocks and a Mar-Shield® finish for classic good looks.

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Rossi Break Open Youth Single Shot .410

Rossi Single Shot .410

Rossi Single Shot .410

Even though I learned to shoot with a .22, my first gun ever fired was actually a single shot .410. My father set me 15 yards away from a coffee can on a fence post. The .410 was louder than a .22, and it kicked like a mule, I was six, so it didn’t take much kick for me to notice. The good news was I hit the can! I didn’t know what a shotgun was for and I certainly didn’t understand the spread pattern of a shotgun round. All I knew was that I hit the can. I guess that was my dad’s intention. Way to set me up for success dad! From that day on, I wasn’t afraid of guns, but I understood their destructive power. Rossi shotguns use the timeless single shot, break open breech design updated with the most modern safety features. These shotguns include a spur hammer, transfer bar safety action, and an integral linkage system that prevents the action from opening or closing when the hammer cocks. Rossi shotguns are available in 12 and 20 gauge models, weighing just over 5 lbs, and a 4 lbs .410 bore, all accepting either 2 3/4- or 3-inch shells – Standard or Magnum.

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Crickett Model 10 Bolt action shotgun

Cricket Model 10

Cricket Model 10

When I was a much younger man, my family wanted me to go bird hunting with them. They thought it would teach me safety and a love for the outdoors, and of course, they were right. The first gun I ever fired was a .410 single shot. A fine gun, good for squirrel and rabbit, but not so good for fast moving doves. Giving my 10-year-old self a .410 on a dove hunt was like taking three boxes of .410 shells and throwing them out the window. Instead, my father handed a 20-gauge bolt-action shotgun. I know what you are thinking, why would anyone want a bolt-action shotgun? For a small child, it works quite well. The recoil of a 12-gauge was a bit much for shooting all day, and my arms were short enough that operating the pump on the old Remington was difficult at best. The bolt action was easy to reach however, and I got to where I could cycle shells as fast as any pump. The Crickett model 10 bolt-action shotgun features a three round capacity; one round fits in the chamber and two in the removable steel magazine. The trigger guard is CNC machined billet aluminum. There are no plastic parts. There is a threaded chromoly vanadium barrel and the receiver is made of 4150 steel. Two full and modified chock tubes are included as well.

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Henry Repeating Arms Model H001

Henry Model H001

Henry Model H001

The Henry Lever Action is a classic western-style lever action rifle and one of the most popular .22’s on the market today. The reason for its popularity is that it shoots great, looks great, and is remarkably affordable, about half the price of the competition. The Henry Lever Actions feature an extremely attractive American walnut stock, the quality of which buyers normally find on guns three times the price. The action is exceptionally smooth, so smooth many first timers remark that they cannot believe the rifle has any internal parts. You simply have to get one into your own two hands and cycle the action a few times to see for yourself. The Henry Lever Action also features side ejection, an adjustable rear sight, a hooded front sight, and a grooved receiver for mounting a scope. The blued steel barrel is machined with state of the art multiple groove rifling. The result is a highly accurate shooter. The barrel length is 18.25 inches, overall length is 36.25 inches, and it weighs in at a very comfortable 5.25 pounds. The easy to load tubular magazine can handle 15 rounds of .22 LR, 17 rounds of .22 Long, and 21 rounds of .22 Short, making it a viable alternative to a semi automatic, and a lot more fun to shoot!

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Savage 111FCXP3

Savage 111FCXP3

Savage 111FCXP3

This is a great out of the box solution to taking a child deer hunting. The .243 round is more than capable of stopping a white tail in his or her tracks, and the recoil is negligible. If you have ever fired an AR-15, the recoil seems to be almost the same. Most young shooters won’t have a problem with firing this rifle again and again. The .243 Winchester cartridge is a fast, flat shooting, highly accurate hunting round, so the bullet will travel where the kid aims, with no problem. Savage package rifles take the guesswork out of rifle buying. There is no need to pick out bases, rings, or scopes; they are all part of the package. Just do a final sight in with your chosen ammo and you’re ready to go hunting. Savage package rifles are an unbeatable combination of value and convenience. Featuring a synthetic stock, detachable box magazine, 3-9 X 40 scope, mounted, sighted, and a sling; it’s the whole package.

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Guns Gone Wild! Five Firearms that Don’t Care What You Think

Sometimes you look at a firearm and think “why the heck did they do that?” Sometimes the answer is simply “because we can, man.” Here are five guns that have just gone wild.

LWRC M6A2-P .223 pistol

LWRC M6A2-P

The LWRC M6A2-P comes with everything you need... except a stock

Take a top-tier, piston-driven AR-15 style rifle and put it together with the best materials possible. Spare no expense. Make it capable of stunning accuracy, durability, and reliability, and then… leave the stock off and call it a pistol. As a pistol the LWRC M6A2-P is big, unwieldy, difficult to aim, and hard to control in rapid fire. But just like the old big-block Camaros that came with restrictive single exhausts, the manufacturer doesn’t expect you to leave this product unmodified for very long. After a $200 check to the feds, a BATFE form, and a long wait for approval, in many states it is legal to convert the M6A2-P into a registered short-barreled rifle. After getting your tax stamp back from the government and attaching a collapsible stock, this LWRC makes a whole lot more sense.

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Rossi Circuit Judge Revolver Shotgun Rifle Thing

Rossi Circuit Judge

Your objections to this gun have been overruled by the Circuit Judge

What’s crazier than making a revolver that shoots both .45 Long Colt and .410 shotgun shells? Taking that revolver and adding an 18.5-inch barrel, forearm, and buttstock, creating a revolver rifle shotgun, uh, thing! The Rossi “Circuit Judge” brings back the concept of the old Model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifle, but without the danger to the shooter. The old 1855 was a black powder gun, which had a bad habit of touching off all six chambers at once if there was enough spark on firing. Since the shooter’s support hand holds the forearm… you guessed it, goodbye fingers. The quality of modern self-contained smokeless powder cartridges prevents such a calamity, so you can shoot the Rossi Circuit Judge with confidence. And when you really think about it, for being as weird as it is could the Circuit Judge actually be more practical than the Judge revolvers?

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EAA Gold Witness .40S&W

EAA Gold Witness

The EAA Gold Witness does not come with "Stun" or "Disintegrate" modes

European American Armory makes high quality, somewhat underrated pistols based on the CZ-75 platform, a solid design which is widely copied in Europe. Most of EAA’s pistols are priced below their equivalent CZ counterparts, but then we come to the Gold Witness. The Gold Witness isn’t gold at all (leave that to Taurus), but highly polished stainless steel, everywhere. Even the grip panels are silver in color (but I think they are anodized aluminum). The Gold Witness has barrel ports venting gas up through holes milled in its slide, and a barrel mounted compensator. The slot in the back of the slide is for you to attach a cocking handle, but you won’t find sights there—four threaded holes in the slide allow the user to attach a variety of mounts for red dot optics. A cavernous magazine well accepts a 15-round magazine (made from polished stainless, of course), and an oversized beavertail behind the grip keeps the skeletonized hammer from biting your hand. The trigger is single action only and absolutely match grade from the factory. With an unbeatable list of competition features, this “race gun” looks like it would be right at home defending the planet Naboo against a droid army. Like it? Want it? Buy it!

 

FN PS90

FN PS90

Phased Plasma Rifle, 40 Watt Range... just kidding

Near the end of the cold war FN developed the P90 submachine gun as a personal defense weapon for soldiers who were not riflemen but still might have to defend themselves against the Soviet hordes during World War 3. The PS90 is the semi-automatic civilian legal version of that gun, which is why the 16 inch long barrel nearly doubles the length of the firearm. The magazine holds 30 rounds of quirky 5.7×28 ammunition which looks like a 5.56 NATO round that shrunk in the wash. 50 round magazines are easily available, so why did FN include only a 30 rounder with the factory PS 90? I don’t know. That magazine sits on top of the receiver but underneath the optic, and the PS90 ejects its spent casings straight down through that hole in the frame where you thought the magazine was supposed to go. Despite its bizarre appearance, the PS90 is actually very comfortable to hold and shoot, and it is fully ambidextrous for both left-handed and right-handed shooters. Perfect for fighting commies!

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Century “Colefire Magnum” Sterling Pistol

Colefire Magnum

This Century Arms Sterling was malnurished as a child, stunting its growth

The Sterling sub machinegun is a classic design, and Century Arms is making a couple of civilian legal versions, one with a long barrel shroud and one with a standard length barrel shroud. In addition, they are making this pistol version, the “Colefire Magnum”, with a barrel that is only 4.5 inches long (shorter than a 1911). Instead of 9mm like all the other Sterlings, the Colefire Magnum is chambered for 7.62 Tokarev. Surprise! It uses a modified Sten magazine instead of Sterling magazines, holding 25 rounds. Why did they call it the “Magnum” when 7.62×25 isn’t a magnum cartridge at all? Why did they chamber this British design in a Russian caliber for the first time ever? What does “Colefire” mean, is the guy who builds these at Century named Cole? Since it only comes with one modified magazine, where do you go to get more magazines that will work with it? Why did Century install an enlarged and knurled charging handle on the Colefire Magnum but not on the rifle versions of the same gun? Why does it look so strangely cool that I find myself wanting one despite having no idea what to do with it? I’m so confused, someone help me!

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Cowboy Guns

 

EAA Bounty Hunter Single Action Army Revolver

EAA Bounty Hunter Revolver Single Action Army

EAA Bounty Hunter Revolver Single Action Army

There is something about pulling back the hammer on a single action revolver. It reminds me of running through my grandparents house with my cowboy cap gun when I was a kid. EAA Corp has been selling the Bounty Hunter single action revolver in the USA for over 20 years. Made in Germany, it is one of the best single action revolvers produced. You can purchase a more expensive, or a more famous brand, but you won’t be getting a better single action firearm. The Bounty Hunter is a traditional six shot single action revolver with traditional resting notch, but it also has a transfer bar and recessed chambers for shooting safety. This one is available in .45 Long Colt, a traditional cowboy cartridge. There are a lot of single action revolvers out there but none better than The Bounty Hunter from EAA Corp.

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Beretta Stampede Revolver

Beretta Stampede Revolver

Beretta Stampede Revolver

There’s no gun more quintessentially American than the single-action revolver. A small step up in price from the EAA Bounty Hunter gives you huge a step up in single action world. The Beretta Stampede gets rave reviews from its owners. The gun is fun to shoot, fits great in the hand, and has an incredibly high quality overall feel. The hammer feels amazing when pulled back, and the trigger is crisp as it can be. The Beretta Stampede combines the feel and handling qualities of the original “hogleg” with a transfer-bar safety system that makes it safe to carry with all six chambers loaded. The beauty is in the accurate details. The fixed front sight is true to the original, and with the frame dimensions closely matched to the 19th-century originals, the Stampede feels slender and very responsive in the hand. When you hold this gun, you really come to terms with what made the original Single Action Army a winning design.

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Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892

Winchester Model 1892

The Winchester Model 1892, the same rifle featured in many Western movies, was the favorite of John Wayne and Chuck Connors. Many consider the 1892 to be the smoothest, most compact, and most handsome lever-action rifles ever offered. The Model 1892 is the compact model of the venerable Model 1886. For 2011, this exquisite rifle features a 20 inch round, deeply blued and polished barrel, receiver, and lever. The full-length tubular magazine balances the rifle perfectly. The stock is solid walnut, cut in a straight grip style for fast handling. The lever action rifle is just as useful today as it was in the old west. Winchester chambered this rifle in .44-40, the same caliber that was widely popular in the days of old. Many gun manufacturers began chambering their guns in .44-40 due directly to the Winchester’s popularity. Settlers, lawmen, and cowboys appreciated the convenience of being able to carry a single caliber of ammunition, which they could fire in both pistol and rifle. In both law enforcement and hunting usage the .44-40 became the most popular cartridge in the United States and to this day has the reputation of killing more deer than any other save the .30-30 Winchester.

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Rossi R92

Rossi R92

Rossi R92

For those of us who don’t have $900 dollars to spend on a lever action rifle, the Rossi R92 is a fine choice. Made from solid components, the Rossi is a value-leading rifle that designers intended to last a lifetime. The action is smooth and the rifle shoots where you aim it. A perfect ranch gun to throw in the truck, the .44-40 round has plenty of power to put down a white tail deer, as well as an intruder. Follow up shots are quick and accurate with the time-tested lever as well. The Rossi R92 Round Barrel delivers shorter, lighter versions of their big brothers with 16- or 20-inch carbine models. The R92 is available in .38/.357, .44 Mag., .45 Colt, .44-40 Win, and .454 Casull. The R92 Round Barrel comes with either a blue or a stainless finish. All R92 Round Barrel models feature crescent buttplates and an extended front sight. For brush hunting and wilderness packing, Rossi R92 carbine .454 Casull features optional magazine-tube loading and recoil absorbing butt pad.

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Century International Arms JW-2000

Century International Arms JW-2000

Century International Arms JW-2000

Ah the coach gun, or boomstick, depending on your knowledge of cheesy Bruce Campbell movies, is just downright fun. Want to replay your favorite scenes from Doom II? No problem. Want to defend a stagecoach from bandits or hostile natives? We got you covered. I think of all the guns in the world, firing a shotgun shell out of each barrel of a short coach gun is just one of those must have pleasures of life. Seeing what a short 12-gauge shotgun can do at close range to a watermelon makes me feel almost sorry for those folks that went up against the Wells Fargo & Co stagecoach escorts back in the Old West. Doc Holliday used a coach gun to shoot Tom McLaury point-blank in the chest with buckshot during the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on Wednesday, October 26, 1881. They stood in such close proximity that the town mortician was able to cover McLaury’s wound with one hand. Wyatt Earp also used both barrels of a coach gun to kill “Curly” Bill Brocius point-blank the next year. The shotgun blast nearly severed Brocius’s body at the mid-section. Treat yourself to a fun piece of history with a coach gun; just don’t expect to have any watermelon left to eat when the smoke clears.

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Guns for the Rich Guy

The markets just closed and your day trading has once again gone well. You wisely chose to short everything just in time, so when the market took another tumble you raked in the dough. The Ferrari sits in its heated garage, clean and waxed. The hot tub begins to bubble a few doors down from the guest quarters. Your smart TV displays the internet in perfect high definition glory—it’s time for the rich guy to go gun shopping.

Knight’s Armament SR-25

SR-25

All this rifle needs is a pair of $300 scope rings and a $2500 scope, and you're golden

Colonel Townsend Whelen liked to say, “Only accurate rifles are interesting.” The problem with most semi-automatic .308 Winchester caliber rifles is that they just aren’t as accurate as a bolt action gun shooting the same cartridge. Sure, you get 20 shots instead of 5, and you don’t have to work the bolt between each one, but oh dear, suddenly what should have been a precision rifle is less than precise. The solution? A rifle made with exacting tolerances, using the very best of components, and assembled with impeccable attention to detail in an optimized configuration. The Knight’s SR-25 was the basis for the U.S. military’s M110 (Army) and Mk11 Mod 0 (Navy) sniper rifles. However, this latest model has features even the military guns don’t have yet, such as its dimpled barrel. Fluted barrels are so 2009, don’t you agree? With match grade ammunition, the SR-25 is capable of consistent .5 MOA accuracy. This means you’ll no longer have to work a bolt between making headshots on terrorists at 600 yards. Isn’t that worth $4,500?

 

 

 

HK Mark 23

HK Mark 23

This Heckler & Koch ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan in Afghanistan

In the 1990s, the government asked Heckler and Koch to build a handgun that was so awesome it could be used as a primary or “offensive” weapon by special forces soldiers. HK responded that although this was a silly thing to ask for, they could build such an awesome gun, if the government was willing to pay nearly a couple grand for each one. They created the Mark 23, a .45acp monster not a whole lot smaller than a submachine gun, capable of incredible accuracy, durability, and reliability. The 5.87-inch long barrel uses polygonal rifling, is threaded for a silencer, and features an O-ring that holds it perfectly in place inside the slide. HK’s proprietary Hostile Environment finish coats the one-piece machined steel slide, and the magazines hold 12 rounds. Unlike the USP series, the decocker and safety are separate, and the Mark 23 can be safely carried “cocked and locked” like the world’s largest 1911. HK delivered a bunch of these pistols to SOCOM, who weren’t quite sure what to do with them until a few years later. Suddenly, our special forces needed to clear tiny, cramped caves in Afghanistan, caves so small that they needed a pistol, not a rifle, to take inside. The rest is history.

 

 

Browning Citori

Browning Citori

This is the shotgun Grandfather Wellesley wanted but could never afford. Show the family patriarch how far you've come!

At the sporting clays range it is simply uncouth to be seen with anything less than a Browning Citori. The Grade VII “Lightning” over and under will turn heads with its high-polished blued finish, gold-inlaid engraving (pheasants on the left, ducks on the right), and 26-inch long vent rib twin barrels with screw-in Invector Plus chokes. Of course, the finely checkered walnut stock is flawlessly finished to a high gloss, did I even need to mention that? The Citori’s action is hand-fitted, and its ejectors are selective, so empty hulls will eject clear of the gun, while unfired shells will present themselves perfectly to be plucked from the barrels’ chrome-plated chambers. A single gold-plated trigger fires both barrels, and the safety also functions as a barrel selector so the discriminating sportsman can choose which barrel fires first. Of course, this Citori is chambered for 28 gauge, so you can bust birds all day without having a sore shoulder later. Twelve gauge shotguns are so brutish by comparison, don’t you agree?

 

 

 

 

CZ 550 Safari Classic .505 Gibbs

CZ 550 Safari

Only hunt the NON-endangered Rhinos with your CZ 550 Safari Classic.

In 1911 a gentleman named George Gibbs wanted to go hunt dangerous African game, and presumably believed a half-inch wide bullet was just a good starting point. The CZ 550 Safari Classic in .505 Gibbs isn’t a big game rifle so much as a horizontal launch pad with a 25” hammer forged barrel. In 3, 2, 1, we have lift off as a 600 grain bullet comes screaming out the barrel at over 2,000 feet per second. Despite its large size, the Safari Classic only holds 3 of the massive rounds, but each of them is capable of smashing elephants, cape buffalo, and rhinos (not the endangered ones, of course). The .505 Gibbs is famous for being featured in an Ernest Hemingway novel, so you know its pedigree is second to none. The Safari Classic’s Turkish walnut receiver is cut in the traditional safari shape, and the barreled action it encloses is gloss blued. A mercury-filled recoil reduction device sits in the stock in front of a very generous recoil pad, but recoil is still in the 160 ft/lbs range (think sledgehammer—got the idea?). Of course, when staring at an elephant that has just realized you’re the one who shot it, you may want that second and third round of ammunition, no matter the recoil!

 

 

Performance Center 327

S&W 327

When a Smith & Wesson says "Performance Center," you know it's done right.

Every rich guy needs a concealed carry gun. When a carjacker demands “your Ferrari or your life,” you won’t have time to explain what the “Siempre Ferrari” logo on your key fob really means. Better to respond with actions, not words. The S&W Performance Center 327 revolver redefines “snub nose” with its 2-inch barrel, and accuracy is still assured because that barrel came from Lothar-Walther, featuring polished button rifling. What looks like the barrel is actually just a carefully tensioned barrel shroud. It and the cylinder are grey because they are titanium, while the large frame is made of Scandium. Steel is so twentieth century. If any nim-wit compliments you on your nice “six-shooter,” you can loudly correct him in front of everybody, because this model holds no less than eight rounds of .357 +P ammunition. Ha! Miculek-style wood grips ensures your hand is comfortable. When reloading, you can either insert fresh rounds by hand or use the included moon clips to speed load. The adjustable overtravel stop behind the trigger gives a hint that this 327 received a Performance Center trigger job. And the best part is, at a price of only $967, a rich guy can afford one for each hand!

Guns for Broke Ass Guys

Times are tough. Your budget is stretched to the limit. You’re eating cheap, driving less, and “going to the movies” means staying home and peering at your computer monitor. We understand, really. And that guy who just posted online bragging about his new SCAR 17 in .308? What a jerk! We’re in your corner, man. The Second Amendment is a right for all of us, rich or poor, not a privilege for those who still have money to burn. Don’t get mad, get even—here are some recommendations so that even broke ass guys can “occupy” a lane at the shooting range!

Cimarron Plinkerton

Go ahead, say it. Say "Yee haw." Its ok, I said it too.

We need a .22 LR, and to get as cheap as possible, let’s make it a revolver. The biggest problem with cheap automatics is that they jam a lot, right? Who wants to put up with that? Every time a cheap automatic jams, its like a little schoolyard bully taunting you that you couldn’t afford a gun that actually works. So skip ‘em entirely, and go back to old school cowboy cool. The Cimarron Plinkerton (har har, I do chuckle at that name) replicates the features and size of the classic Colt Single Action Army, but in .22 LR. We all know that .22 LR ammo isn’t as cheap as it once was, but it’s still the cheapest caliber by far. A lot of .22 automatics are finicky about the ammo they shoot; they want full power, jacketed bullets only or they short stroke, fail to feed, and there we are with the taunting kid again. The cool thing about .22 revolvers is that feeding, cycling, and extraction are all manual—there’s just not as much to go wrong. So shoot all day with the cheapest, cast-lead .22 LR bullets you can find, the Plinkerton won’t care. And the Plinkerton is less than $150!

S&W SD9

The Smith & Wesson SD9 is worth scrounging a few extra bucks

What if you’re not shooting for fun, but to defend your life? A .22LR is out, you need to step up to a centerfire cartridge with a proven track record, but it still needs to be affordable. So we’re looking for a 9mm. Our friends at Smith & Wesson have a new gun, the SD9, and its value is just off the charts. The “Self Defense” pistols bridge the gap between the bargain-basement “Sigmas” and the more expensive M&P line. You get a 1913 Picatinny spec accessory rail (unlike the Sigma’s rail that only takes a few lights specifically made for it), the same Melonite coating that is used on the M&P series, even a glow in the dark tritium front night sight, for $357. Did I mention the capacity of the 9mm SD9 is 16+1? But here’s the big kicker that makes the SD9 so much better than the Sigma—its trigger is better from the factory, and Apex Tactical recently released a trigger spring kit that costs less than $20 and improves it even more. The biggest knock on the Sigma has always been its long, heavy trigger pull, and nobody has come up with a way to fix it. Save up just a bit more and get the SD, and a trigger that rewards you instead of punishing you. It’s not that much more expensive! You can eat hot dogs and ramen noodles for a couple of weeks to make up the difference. C’mon, it’s like being in college again!

Marlin Model 60

When you get it right, you don't have to change your design. Marlin has been crafting these since 1960.

If you’re looking for the cheapest rifle shooting possible, its back to the .22 LR again. Check out the Marlin Model 60. You get a nice walnut stock, good iron sights with the possibility of adding a scope later, and 14 rounds of capacity in the tubular magazine ready to go as fast as  you can pull the trigger. Semi-automatic action for $132! That undercuts the Ruger 10/22 by a good chunk, and you get four more shots than the Ruger’s factory 10-round rotary magazine. Thousands of Marlin 60s have been sold in the last fifty years, and the design’s reliability and durability have stood the test of time. The 19” Micro-Groove barrel gives excellent accuracy for target shooting, for hunting small game, or… who am I kidding, for wreaking havoc on row after row of empty cans of generic soda! They’re sending another wave, men, prepare to repel boarders! Yes, I get carried away sometimes.

Rossi Full Size .308

The Rossi Full Size .308 can put food on your table

What if you want to use a rifle to put meat on the table? After all, a couple of good-sized deer can provide a supply of meat that will last you a long time and not cost much at all per pound if you process the animals yourself. Now a .22 LR isn’t going to do it anymore. Lets step up to a cartridge that can humanely take down any critter you’re likely to come across in North America—the .308 Winchester. I can see the wheels turning in your head, dear reader. How cheap are we going to get a .308 hunting rifle, seriously now? $400? $300? Try a Rossi Full Size Single Shot break-open for $168, ready to hunt. See, many cheaper hunting rifles save money by omitting iron sights and a scope mount entirely, so they aren’t as cheap as their price tag makes them seem. By the time you’ve bought a mount, rings, and even the cheapest 3×9 scope you can find, you’ve added at least fifty bucks to that price tag. The Rossi comes with a scope mount already included AND with excellent quality iron sights installed on its 23-inch barrel. Take it out of the box, confirm zero with a few rounds of your hunting ammo, and you’re ready to go look for Bambi’s dad. A thick recoil pad out back helps a bit, but even though it’s a full size rifle the Rossi only weighs 6.25 pounds unloaded, so full-power hunting rounds are going to kick hard. And the break-open action means you only get one shot at a time—better brush up on your marksmanship with the Marlin 60 before going on the hunt!

With these choices, you can plink for fun, hunt game to supplement your food supply, or defend your life, for less greenbacks than you ever thought possible. The Second Amendment is yours to exercise—don’t let these tough economic times stand between you and your rights.

Guns That Fit in a Stocking

Kahr Arms CM9

Kahr Arms CM9

Kahr Arms CM9

Kahr holds six patents protecting the unique design features of their pistols. The CM9 is a striker fired sub-compact with a six round magazine. Because of its asymmetric feed ramp design (that’s one patent right there) the CM9 is only .9 inches wide, yes that’s less than an inch. Despite a short overall length of only 5.42 inches, the barrel is still 3 inches long, providing good accuracy. The trigger has a very smooth, light double action feel. The CNC machined 416 stainless steel slide houses the drift-adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights, which the eye easily picks up for rapid target acquisition. The CM9’s frame is made of polymer for lightness, but it still strong enough that the Kahr polymer framed guns enjoy a great reputation for durability. The CM9 stands out as a beautifully crafted, trustworthy, and tiny 9mm that is easily hidden, yet easy to shoot. Kahr’s excellent reliability record gives peace of mind to owners who need a concealable gun they can trust when people’s lives are on the line.

 

 

 

Smith and Wesson M&P9c

S&W M&P9c

S&W M&P9c

The Smith and Wesson M&P series is quickly taking the pistol world by storm. Many serious competitors in IDPA and USPSA competition are using the full sized versions of these guns. Police officers all over the country are learning that they can depend on the M&P to be a trustworthy sidearm. Smith and Wesson also manufactures this compact version for concealed carry. It is only 4.3 inches tall and 1.2 inches wide, but it still holds 10 rounds of 9mm ammo. Accuracy from the 3.5-inch barrel is surprisingly good if you can master the 6.5-pound trigger pull. This model has a magazine safety, so it won’t fire with the magazine removed. There is no active safety, but it features multiple passive safety systems such as a firing pin block and trigger safety. The Novak sights are snag free yet easy to use, the slide-stop is ambidextrous, and the magazine catch is reversible for lefties. S&W coated the barrel and stainless steel slide in Melonite for hardness and corrosion resistance. Three interchangeable grips provide a choice so shooters can configure the M&Pc to fit hands of all sizes.

 

 

Glock 26

Glock 26

Glock 26

The Glock 26 is nicknamed “The Baby Glock” for its small dimensions (only 6.3 inches long) and light weight (19.8 ounces unloaded). Despite its shrunken size, it still holds 10 rounds of 9mm ammo in its flush fitting, double-stack magazine. Many shooters find the Baby Glock to be so small that they purchase aftermarket extended floorplates to give their pinky finger a grip on the gun, it’s that small! The cold hammer forged barrel features polygonal rifling for excellent accuracy out of a tiny gun. Of course, the Glock 26 features the “Safe-Action” striker fired system that everyone else is now copying, and the amazing rust resistant Tennifer coating that has been mimicked many times, but never equaled. The “Baby Glock” is just as durable and reliable as its bigger brothers that have been the standard sidearm for police forces all over the world for decades.

 

 

 

 

Kel-Tec P11

Kel-Tec P11

Kel-Tec P11

Want a lot of 9mm firepower but in the smallest, lightest, and most affordable package possible? The Kel-Tec P11 may be for you. Holding ten rounds of 9mm ammo in a package just 5.6 inches long, 4.3 inches tall, and 1 inch wide, the P11 only weighs 14 ounces unloaded. When Kel-Tec released the P11, it stood alone as the smallest and lightest 9mm ever made. There is no “active” safety on the P11. Therefore, the double-action-only trigger weighs in at a relatively hefty 9 pounds of pull, so there is no chance of pulling it on accident. The barrel and slide are made of 4140 Ordnance Steel, and the frame is machined 7075-T6 aluminum, which is the same material as AR-15 receivers. Kel-Tec covered the frame with a high impact polymer shell to protect it and keep it as light as possible. The P11 is super concealable and super affordable, but it’s not for the recoil sensitive—the recoil when you rapid fire ten rounds through this little gun is also “super” as well!

 

 

 

Diamondback DB9

 

Diamondback DB9

Diamondback DB9

The Diamondback Firearms DB9 currently holds the record for smallest, lightest 9mm pistol on the market. Weighing only 11 ounces unloaded, only .80 inches in width, and only 4 inches tall with the magazine, it’s even smaller than the Kel-Tec P11. The patent-pending “ZERO-energy” striker system results in a light and smooth 5 pound trigger pull. The DB9 doesn’t have a slide stop, and Diamondback doesn’t recommend using bullets heavier than 124 grains. The manufacturer also states that shooting high pressure +P ammunition is also a bad idea. Considering its size and lack of weight, these are small compromises for the shooter who wants a 9mm hideaway gun that is smaller than many .380s. The DB9 features real windage-adjustable sights, a high quality metal magazine and magazine catch, and a proprietary corrosion-resistant coating on the slide, barrel, and all internal parts. Hang on tight though; shooting 9mm ammo through an 11 ounce DB-9 is a heck of a ride!

It’s Raining 1911s

Umarex Regent R100

Umarex R100

Umarex Regent R100

The Regent R100 is an authentic version of the classic M1911 A1. Offered with Hogue grips and made under the strict requirements of ISO 9000 and AQAP 120 NATO quality standards, the Umarex makes the Regent with a level of quality that is unparalleled for a retail price of under $500. Umarex USA, one of the fastest growing sporting gun companies in the United States, introduced the Regent R100 pistol chambered in .45 ACP to match the original Browning. Umarex also introduced the Regent on the 100-year anniversary of the original M1911 pistol. They specifically engineered it for precision, durability, and accuracy. The steel investment cast frame gives the Regent the weight of the original M1911, while the 7-round steel detachable magazine allows for quick reloading. The wide spur hammer, arched mainspring housing, and low cut ejection port give maximum performance and accuracy for shooters. From the grips to the barrel, the Regent is truly an outstanding value to the consumer.

 

 

 

Iver Johnson 1911A1

Iver Johnson 1911A1

Iver Johnson 1911A1

There is nothing like shooting a 1911. The gun’s ergonomics are unparalleled, not to mention that sometimes you just feel like holding a chunk of ass kickery in the palm of your hand. It is no secret that the 1911 is one of America’s long lasting icons. When they gun cycles, nothing else feels like one. The Shooters Arms Manufacturing assembles Iver Johnson 1911s in the Philippines, but the factory made them to Iver Johnson’s specifications and design, using Iver Johnson’s parts. These pistols have a forged, CNC machined slide, and a cast CNC machined frame. All models have MIM parts and the slide and frame are hand fitted for a nice, tight fit. All models come with a magazine, gunlock, manual, and black plastic gun case. Own an icon at an affordable price.

 

 

 

Taylor’s & Company 1911

Taylor's and Co 1911

Taylor's and Company 1911

Remember your friend who had an Armscor 1911 that he had picked up for cheap at the local pawnshop? He was always bragging about how he spent hundreds less than a Springfield or Colt and his 1911 still worked fine and went bang every time. Ok, maybe that was my friend, I admit. However, Taylor’s & Company, the same folks who bring over the Italian cowboy guns from Uberti and Pedersoli, and the popular Chiappa .22 LR pistols, are importing the Armscor 1911s again. Taylor’s 1911AS has all the features you expect in a 1911A1 “government” model, with a 5” forged steel barrel, smooth arched mainspring housing, GI style sights, and a matte blued finish with nice wood grips. Two 8-round magazines are included as well. The spur style hammer is just a bit shorter than the original, to keep it from “biting” your hand when you shoot it, as the original Colts tend to do. Shooting a 1911 is much more enjoyable without a blood blister on the back of your thumb! Other than the improved hammer, all the other parts of the Taylor’s 1911AS adhere to standard 1911 dimensions, making this gun a great place to start for a custom build. If you so choose, aftermarket parts will drop right in!

 

 

Auto-Ordnance 1911PKZ

Auto-Ordinance 1911A1

Auto-Ordinance 1911A1

Of all the entry-level 1911 pistols currently on the market, only one can boast the “Made in the USA” slogan, the Auto-Ordnance 1911A1 “WWII.” The manufacturer intended to replicate a World War II issue 1911 down to the smallest detail, from the correct specification vertical slide serrations to the lanyard loop in the arched and serrated mainspring housing. Even the brown plastic grips are made to WW2 specifications (did you know that real WW2 1911A1s used plastic grips?). The Auto-Ordnance 1911 adheres to exacting specifications using computerized (CNC) manufacturing, made possible when Kahr Arms bought Auto-Ordnance a few years ago and revamped their entire pistol line. There’s no huge “billboard” roll mark on the side of the slide, just a simple military style “Model 1911A1 US Army.” The only change Auto Ordnance made was for the sake of safety—the 1911PKZ features a “Series 80” firing pin block to prevent accidental discharge if the firearm drops to the ground while cocked and with the safety off. The finish is parkerized, just like the originals, and the magazine holds seven rounds, just like the originals. An excellent condition survivor from World War II would set you back a whole lot more than $448. Leave that one for the collectors, and take the Auto-Ordnance to the shooting range!

 

 

Armscor 51484

Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical Rail Semi Auto Handgun .45 ACP

Rock Island Armory 1911

Armscor has a reputation for building basic, no frills 1911s that work, while undercutting their competition by hundreds of dollars. They’ve been doing it for years and it seems to work pretty well for them. But with this model, number 51484, Armscor got all uppity and decided they would build an affordable factory 1911 with every “custom” feature found in guns costing $1000 or more. Novak sights, check, full-length 1913 Picatinny spec accessory rail, check. Skeletonized trigger and hammer, lowered/flared ejection port, ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety, full-length guide rod, check, check, and CHECK. The 8-round magazine even has a rubber floorplate extension, as preferred by competition shooters. The features list is off the charts and yet somehow Armscor only wants $472 for this gun. Don’t tell them what the competitor’s railed 1911s with these features are selling for; they might raise the price on us! The finish is no-nonsense grey Parkerizing, the grips are checkered wood in the classic diamond pattern, and this model has a Series 70 type fire control group with no internal firing pin safety. The 51484 is flying under the radar right now. This may be because 51484 is not a very catchy name. If they named it the Punisher Special or something like that, it would not stay the best-kept secret in the 1911 market for much longer!

The Best Autoloading .22s

Marlin Model 60

Marlin Model 60

Marlin Model 60

Since its introduction in 1960, it has continuously represented one of America’s finest rimfire values. It has a 19″ Micro-Groove rifled barrel, a cross-bolt safety, manual bolt hold-open and a patented automatic “last-shot” bolt hold-open. The tubular magazine holds up to 14 Long Rifle rounds. With features such as its sleek walnut-finished hardwood stock and a precision-crowned muzzle for enhanced accuracy, it is easy to see why the Model 60 continues to be one of America’s best-selling rifles. The Model 60 is well suited for small-game hunting and vermin control, as well as for serious but low-cost target practice while preparing for hunting with larger rifles. The relatively large ammunition capacity is adequate for casual recreational target shooting, plus the low price and ease of handling makes it well-suited as a first rifle by young hunters just learning to use a semi-automatic rifle.

Browning SA-22

Browning SA-22

Browning SA-22

Few auto loading rimfire rifles have endured the test of time and the marketplace like the Browning SA-22. It stands alone as one of the first auto loading rimfires, and one the most desirable rifles ever made. The SA-22 was one of the last of John M. Browning’s designs, and his genius shines through in every feature. The slim, stylish forged steel receiver and slender barrel takes down into two compact units without tools. The SA-22’s tasteful engraving and select walnut make it an object of lasting beauty and enjoyment. Owners enjoy these rugged rifles both in the field and as heirlooms. The SA-22 is a takedown autoloader with a bottom ejection. The rifle has a scroll design, and a polished, blued finish. The front sight is a gold bead, and the rear is an adjustable folding leaf. Browning drilled and tapped the barrel to accept a scope mount. The tubular magazine holds ten rounds, and loads from the butt of the gun. No other auto loading rifle has the character or beauty of the Browning SA-22.

Remington Model 597

Remington Model 597

Remington Model 597

The Model 597 is easily the most advanced autoloading rimfire rifle ever built, and the most technologically advanced breakthrough in autoloading rimfire rifle technology in 35 years. The difference starts with the proprietary bolt-guidance system, which features a unique set of twin tool-steel guide rails for better stability, feeding reliability and greater out-of-the-box accuracy. The bolt, hammer, and sear of the Model 597 all feature an exclusive nickel-Teflon plating for smooth, dependable operation and an ultra-crisp trigger pull. To assure reliable, long-term accuracy, Remington also incorporated a unique positive-locking, permanently rigid barrel attachment clamp. Receivers are grooved for standard rimfire mounts and tapped/drilled for Weaver-style bases. Completing the breakthrough design are an innovative last-shot “hold open” magazine feature and Remington’s patented, easy-to-use staggered-stack magazine.

Mossberg 702

Mossberg 702 Bantam Plinkster

Mossberg 702 Bantam Plinkster

Whether your idea of fun is chasing after small game, serious marksmanship practice, or just plinking around, you’ll find a new best friend in these perfect go anywhere, do anything kind of rimfire .22s. Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) manufactures the Model 702 in Brazil, and Mossberg imports the rifle under their name. It is essentially the CBC Model 7022 restyled to Mossberg’s specifications and previously sold under the MagTech brand name. The “Plinkster” name was previously applied to a different .22 semiautomatic rifle made and sold by Mossberg. “Plinking” is a popular term for informal recreational target shooting. It is available with many combinations of barrels and stocks, from synthetic to maple stock, and from chrome to blued steel barrels. The blued barrel is 18 inches long and the chrome barrel is 21 inches long. Mossberg modeled the bolt and receiver design after the Model 70 variant of the Marlin Model 60, but the ejector, firing mechanism, and feed system are different. Perfect for hunting or target practice, the Plinkster gives its owners maximum value for their dollar.

Ruger 10/22 Carbine

Ruger 10/22 Carbine

Ruger 10/22 Carbine

The Ruger 10/22 is an American classic. Simple and robust, its durability and reliability are legendary. This is the standard, classic configuration 10/22, featuring a hammer-forged 18.5” barrel, crisp single action trigger, extended magazine release, and hardwood stock. The rear iron sight is adjustable and the front iron sight features a gold bead insert. Ruger grooved the receiver for standard rimfire rings, and drilled and tapped it for a scope mount. A Weaver style scope base is also included. This 10/22 comes with a removable ten-round rotary magazine that fits flush with the stock, but it will accept factory and aftermarket high capacity magazines, including 50 round drums! With a bit of oil on the bolt and high quality .22 LR ammunition, your finger may get tired from pulling the trigger, but the Ruger 10/22 will still be ready for more!

Want to Buy Something Cool?

Taurus Model 85 Protector

Taurus Model 85 Protector

Taurus Model 85 Protector

The Taurus 85 Protector is a perfect defensive revolver. The polymer material makes the gun very light, and measure in at only 18.2 ounces. This little gun is also easy to carry in a holster or purse. Taurus designed the Protector to fire the very powerful +P ammunition. This deadly ammo travels at a much higher velocity and hits its target with a far greater amount of energy. A full spur hammer makes the single action mode very easy to use, and the smooth trigger allows for a very accurate double action shot. The cylinder carries 5 rounds and the 1:16.5 inch twist aids in sending rounds downrange with deadly accuracy.

 

 

 

DS Arms AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver

DS Arms AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver

DS Arms AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver

We all have to start somewhere. If you plan to build your .223 AR-15 from scratch, the DS Arms stripped lower receiver is a great place to start. At only 8.6 ounces, this lower is light and durable. DS Arms CNC machined this lower with a 7075 T6 tempered alloy and hard coat anodized it as per MIL-A8625. The takedown and pivot holes are .250 inches in diameter, and the hammer and trigger pin holes are .154 inches in diameter. This is a very well made lower receiver that will outlast almost all other components on a firearm.

 

 

 

 

 

Del-Ton AR-15 Semi Automatic Carbine .223 Rem. Complete Lower Receiver

Del-Ton AR-15 Complete Lower Receiver

Del-Ton AR-15 Complete Lower Receiver

If you want to build your own AR-15 from parts but are intimidated by all the little detents and springs in the lower parts kit, take a look at this complete lower receiver by Del-Ton. The lower receiver is forged 7075 T6 aluminum and hard coat black anodized, and the standard lower parts kit is already installed, including single stage trigger, receiver take-down pins, bolt hold-open actuator, safety selector, pistol grip, and magazine release. Don’t worry about springs jumping across the room, or detents getting lost in the carpet. Unless of course you manage to lose the spring and detent that are included to hold in your choice of buffer tube and stock. After you add a stock, buffer tube, buffer, and spring to this lower, attach any standard upper receiver group and you are ready to lock and load!

 

 

Beretta Model U22 Neos

Beretta Model U22 Neos

Beretta Model U22 Neos

The U22 Neos may look like a futuristic ray gun, but designers copied its internal configuration from the proven Colt .22 pistol, a John Browning design. Its ergonomic grip nicely fits both large and small hands and its single-action-only trigger breaks cleanly at 4lbs. Of course, it comes with adjustable target sights, but one look at the integrated rail tells you that the Neos is begging you to mount a scope on it. The accuracy of its fixed 4.5” barrel is excellent, and these guns have a great reputation for reliability. The safety is also ambidextrous and easy to manipulate. Each Neos comes with two 10 round magazines. The Neos is a great plinker for new shooters, but they won’t ever outgrow it. Its accuracy and reliability will make it a favorite to bring to the range for many years.

 

 

 

Legion Saiga Semi Auto Shotgun 12 Gauge

Legion Saiga Semi Auto Shotgun

Legion Saiga Semi Auto Shotgun

The Saiga-12 is what happened when some crazy Russian gun engineers decided to chamber an AK-47 for 12-gauge shotgun ammo. Just like the AK, it feeds from a box magazine and uses a rotating bolt. It shoots 2 3/4” and 3” Magnum shells, and is easy on your shoulder since the gas piston operation and semi-automatic action soak up a lot of felt recoil. The Saiga-12 comes with an external screw choke system, rifle type iron sights, and a five round magazine suitable in many states for hunting or sporting clays. For home defense, the Saiga-12 may be the ultimate shotgun, with 10-round box magazines and even 20-round drums available right here at Cheaper Than Dirt! Many owners modify their Saiga-12s with railed forends, scope mounts, and all kinds of custom touches to create custom tactical 12 gauge shotguns that strike fear into the hearts of clay pigeons and home invaders!

Yea, We Just Got Cheaper…er Than Dirt!

CTD Rob says, why spend more than you have to? Mostly because I’m cheap, that’s why. Okay, you know how our guns are already priced really low? Well guess what, they just got cheaper! We just dropped our pricing on ALL of our firearms to just over distributor cost just in time for holiday shopping. These all new lower prices are guaranteed through December 31, 2011, and does not include MAP firearms.

Here’s a sampling of a few of our top selling guns. How are we not losing money on this you ask? Actually, I have no idea, that isn’t my department. I do know, however, that I will be spending part of my hard-earned paycheck on one of these little gems.

Springfield XD Compact with Essential Pack: Cyber Monday Sale Price $375.95

Springfield Armory XD Sub Compact

Springfield Armory XD Sub Compact

 

Item: 2-SPXD9801HC 9mm

Item: 2-SPXD9802HC .40 S&W
The Springfield XD9 sub-compact is a smooth shooting little gun that is easily concealable, yet holds 13 rounds of 9mm ammo in its flush-fitting magazine. The Essentials Pack includes a 16 round extended magazine as well. The included Springfield X-Tension grip adapter slips over the extended magazine, giving you the option of a longer full-sized grip with the full sized magazine inserted. The Essentials Pack also includes a hard case, cable lock, bore brush, and the owner’s manual. Corrosion-resistant Melonite coats the XD’s barrel and the slide. The XD sub-compact is topped with steel 3-dot high visibility sights. Multiple passive safety devices including a grip safety prevent accidental discharge, but there is no active safety button to fumble with in a life-threatening situation. The XD sub-compact has an excellent reputation for reliability, durability, and accuracy, even though the barrel is just 3 inches long and the overall length is only 6.25 inches. Both novice and experienced shooters will find the XD sub-compact controllable and comfortable to shoot.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Sig Sauer P250 Compact

 

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact 3.8: Cyber Monday Sale Price $575.95

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact

Springfield Armory XD(M) Compact

 

Item: 2-SPXDM9384CSHC

The XDM took what was great about the XD and made it even better. The XDM Compact is a bit bigger than the XD sub-compact, with a 3.8” barrel and an overall length of 7”. It comes with two magazines each holding 16 rounds of .40S&W firepower. The XDM contains a match grade, melonite coated barrel, stainless steel slide, and steel 3-dot high visibility sights. The minimal reset trigger helps keep all those rounds on target. The XDM Compact comes with the XD Gear System, consisting of an XD Gear belt holster, XD Gear double magazine pouch, XD Gear magazine loader (it’s a real thumb-saver), cable lock, and owner’s manual. A loaded chamber indicator provides visual and physical confirmation that there is a round chambered. Multiple passive safeties including a grip safety prevent accidental discharge, but there is no active safety button to fumble with in a life-threatening situation. The XDM Compact has an excellent reputation for reliability, durability, and accuracy. Both novice and experienced shooters will find the XDM Compact controllable and comfortable to shoot.

 

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Automatic Carbine: Cyber Monday Sale Price $689.95

CMMG M4 LE Semi-automatic Carbine

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Auomatic Carbine

 

Item: 2-CMMGM4LE

The CMMG M4 LE features a 16” barrel made from mil-spec certified 4140 chrome-moly vanadium steel, coated with CMMG’s proprietary “WASP” nitride finish for corrosion resistance, reduced wear, and reduced friction. The 5.56 NATO chamber leads to 1:9 twist rate rifling. M4 handguards with heat shields protect your hands, while an A2 flash hider protects your eyes. The flattop receiver comes with a flip-up iron sight installed. The forged lower receivers contain a mil-spec semi-auto trigger and mil-spec .250-inch diameter take-down pins. The forged upper receiver has a forward assist, brass deflector, and dust cover. The 1913 Picatinny rail on the upper receiver is T-marked, and the receiver and barrel feature M4 type feed ramps. A 6 position adjustable stock makes the M4 LE comfortable for shooters of different sizes. A 30 round STANAG magazine is included, as well as the owner’s manual, and each M4 LE is head spaced and test fired before it leaves the factory.
 

Pocket Gun That’s Easy on the Pocket Book

Taurus 738 TCP

Taurus 738 TCP is the lightest Taurus in the handgun lineup Featuring a 6 or 8 round magazine, a durable polymer frame, and low-profile fixed sights. Blued, stainless, black stainless, and titanium. Also featuring loaded chamber indicator and ambidextrous magazine release. Perfect for concealed carry or a pocket gun.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Taurus 738 TCP

 

 
 

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Automatic Carbine: Cyber Monday Sale Price $689.95

CMMG M4 LE Semi-automatic Carbine

CMMG M4 LE Semi-Auomatic Carbine

 
Item: 2-CMMGM4LE

The CMMG M4 LE features a 16” barrel made from mil-spec certified 4140 chrome-moly vanadium steel, coated with CMMG’s proprietary “WASP” nitride finish for corrosion resistance, reduced wear, and reduced friction. The 5.56 NATO chamber leads to 1:9 twist rate rifling. M4 handguards with heat shields protect your hands, while an A2 flash hider protects your eyes. The flattop receiver comes with a flip-up iron sight installed. The forged lower receivers contain a mil-spec semi-auto trigger and mil-spec .250-inch diameter take-down pins. The forged upper receiver has a forward assist, brass deflector, and dust cover. The 1913 Picatinny rail on the upper receiver is T-marked, and the receiver and barrel feature M4 type feed ramps. A 6 position adjustable stock makes the M4 LE comfortable for shooters of different sizes. A 30 round STANAG magazine is included, as well as the owner’s manual, and each M4 LE is head spaced and test fired before it leaves the factory.
 

 

Optics Ready Perfection

Bushmaster Optics Ready (O.R.C.) Semi Automatic Carbine

This top quality Bushmaster carbine was developed for the shooter who intends to immediately add optics (scope, red dot or holographic sight) to the rifle, as it is shipped without any iron sights. The premium 16″ M4 barrel is chrome lined in both bore and chamber to provide Bushmaster accuracy, durability and maintenance ease. Shipped in a lockable hard case with operation and safety manual, 30 round magazine and black web sling. One year Bushmaster warranty.

Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: Bushmaster ORC

So everyone, take your pick and decide which piece you want delivered. I for one, am leaning toward the Ruger. Mostly because I don’t want to mess up my Browning. Happy Shooting!

Serious Firepower Under Review

S&W M&P15X Rifle

S&W M&P15X

S&W M&P15X

When buying an AR-15 most of us look for value per dollar spent. Not a penny is wasted when purchasing the M&P15X. You won’t need to upgrade to a high quality quad rail forend, it’s already installed. You won’t need to buy a Troy flip-up rear sight; the M&P15X already has one. The barrel is chrome lined and the gas key and bolt carrier are chrome plated for longevity and ease of cleaning. Developers made the barrel phosphate coated (parkerized) and the receivers are hard coat black anodized. Of course it comes with a 30 round STANAG magazine and six-position collapsible stock. The M&P15X is set up in a state of the art configuration from the factory, so you won’t need to modify it to get up to speed. Add a red dot optic of your choice and start buying 5.56 ammo by the case, because you’ll want to shoot this lightweight carbine often!

 

 

 

 

PTR-91 KPF

PTR 91 KPF

PTR 91 KPF

For years, there were only two choices if you wanted a G3 style rifle. You could pony up over two grand for a pre-ban HK91, or buy a “clone” made of some old G3 parts held together with US parts of poor quality. Then PTR came along and changed everything. The PTR-91KPF is a G3A3 configuration rifle of excellent quality that compares favorably even to the original HKs. The heavy target barrel is button rifled with a 1:12” twist rate topped by a pre-ban HK style flash hider. The lower receiver is the “Navy” polymer style, which shooters use in the most modern G3 configurations. The paratrooper collapsible stock is original HK made. One 20 round magazine is included, but you’ll want a bunch more since we sell them for two bucks each. The forend is black anodized aluminum and can have Picatinny rails attached to it to mount accessories. The two thousand dollar pre-ban HK91s could never do that!

 

 

 

Puma PPS22 Wildcat

Puma PPS22WC50

Puma PPS22WC50

Puma makes a line of affordable .22 LR rifles that vaguely resemble the classic Bergman MP18 submachine gun. Then they made the PPS22WC50 “Wildcat” and let themselves go totally bonkers crazy with it. Developers threw out the wooden stock and replaced with tactical black polymer one with accessory rails, a vertical foregrip up front, and an AR-15 type collapsible stock in back. They knew shooters would want to blaze away in rapid fire with the Wildcat so they forgot about the low capacity mags and just went ahead and included a 50 round drum from the factory. The barrel has a metal shroud over it with vent holes to dissipate heat, protecting the user’s hands as drum after drum of cheap .22 LR plunges downrange. After they built this little monster, Puma looked at their creation and said, “Do you guys think this would sell if we made it less than $350?” The answer is a resounding yes—CTD can hardly keep the “Wildcat” in stock!

 

 

 

 

Sig 556 SWAT

Sig Sauer SIG556 SWAT

Sig Sauer SIG556 SWAT

Sig met criticism with their first generation 556 guns by releasing the new 556 SWAT Patrol. The forend is shorter than the standard Sig 556, with a lightweight quad rail installed from the factory, making it less barrel-heavy than previous variants. Excellent diopter sights are also installed instead of the “optics ready” slick-top of before. The 16” cold hammer forged barrel features a 1/7 twist rate to stabilize the heaviest 5.56 NATO bullets. The two-stage trigger contributes to accuracy while the piston-driven gas system keeps the receiver clean and cool. The stock both folds to the right side and adjusts for length of pull. The 556 SWAT includes one 30 round STANAG magazine and is coated with Sig’s famous proprietary Nitron corrosion resistant finish. To buy an AR-15 with this list of features would cost much more than Sig is asking for their 556 SWAT Patrol.

 

 

 

 

Sig P250 Compact .40

SIG Sauer P250 Compact

SIG Sauer P250 Compact

Sig issued a challenge to the entire firearms industry when they released the award-winning P250 in 2009. The serial numbered part is actually a modular steel “tub” containing the critical parts inside the frame, making the P250 the first modular-framed pistol ever offered to the public. While other companies make pistols with grip inserts that slip over the back of the gun, Sig is the only one to offer this system, in which the entire frame can be inexpensively swapped out for a larger or smaller one depending on mission requirements. This “compact” variant intended for concealed carry still holds 13+1 rounds of .40 S&W ammo. It’s a double action only gun but don’t let that scare you off—the P250’s double action is light, smooth, and consistent every time. The frame features a picatinny rail up front for mounting accessories and the price just can’t be beat. $335 for a high capacity Sig Sauer .40? Yes, its true.