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Glock’s Soft-Shooting .45: The Glock Model 21

It is big, light and has an impressive reserve of ammunition. The Glock 21 .45 ACP is also among the most accurate and soft shooting of all Glock pistols. Read this post for the details of what makes it such an asset to your arsenal.

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PTR 91 Rifle is a Slam Dunk

A .308 battle rifle is a good thing to have. Accurate, powerful, immensely interesting and a well-made rifle, the PTR 91 is among the best of the breed. In this feature, we field test the PTR. Get all the details by reading this post.



Top New AR-15s of 2014!

Perhaps one or two old favorites slipped onto the list, but Cheaper Than Dirt! writers scoured the web for the best of the new tactical long guns and compiled it here for you.

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Learn to Shoot

Women are the fastest growing group of consumers for firearms. During the last two decades, women’s views about shooting have changed for the better, partially because of successful programs, such as Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, which has made tremendous strides educating women about traditional outdoor sports.

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Safety and Training

Keeping Your Eyes on the Target: The Importance of Setting Shooting Goals

Where would you be without goals? Every successful competition shooter sets goals while training and practicing, as well as any athlete. To be a better shooter, you must set yourself a specific goal and figure out the ways to reach it. Psychologists say that even the act of attempting to achieve a goal makes us happier people—not to mention a better shot! If you feel like you have stagnated, gotten bored and that shooting isn’t fun anymore, why not set a new goal for your shooting? In this article, I will guide you through the steps to setting a goal.

Black Remington 870 pump, barrel pointed to the right and 1 closed can of Fiocchi cartridges on the dirt.


Fiocchi Canned Heat

There is more than one way to store ammunition. Fiocchi’s Canned Heat takes much of the work and worry out of storing it. And that is not just considering an apocalyptic nightmare, it may be simply storing the shells in a truck or cabin. Read this post for the details on how to store your ammunition.

2 silver magazines and a black RIA Tactical compact, barrel pointed to the left, lying on a weathered board background


Rock Island Tactical Compact

This pugnacious little self-loader suits the author to a T. Accurate, reliable and powerful, as well as affordable, the Rock Island compact gets good guys and girls into an affordable 1911. Discover the details of this powerful compact in this post.

Picture shows a man holding an AR-15 rifle, leaning against a Corvette.


I Don’t Need an AR or a Corvette

There are many—even within the shooting community—who seem to turn up their noses at the black rifle. The author does not, and he is as traditional as they come. The AR-15 has done more to energize the shooting community with sales of ammunition, magazines and accessories than any other firearm. The fun quotient is high, and the bottom line is they are great rifles. Read this post to find out why the AR-15 is an essential piece of gear to fight for the right to buy and use.