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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Video: Atmospherics and Ballistics for Long-Range Shooting

Cheaper Than Dirt!, as well as the National Shooting Sports Foundation and others, believe it is important to promote safe, comfortable, and proper shooting techniques to customers. This video focuses on the importance of understanding the effects of atmospherics on a projectile when calculating an accurate firing solution for long-range accuracy.

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Firearms

Video: The Legendary M1A — Springfield Armory

From 1959 to 1970, the M14 served with distinction as the standard-issue rifle of the United States military. When Springfield Armory in Geneseo, IL, made the civilian legal variant—the M1A—available to the public in 1974, shooters were finally able to enjoy the same rifle that so many servicemen had utilized in the past. This video outlines the challenge of building and shooting the M1A. For a limited time, Springfield is offering three additional magazines for free too!

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Concealed Carry

Video Review: Heckler & Koch VP9 — The Secret Is in the Trigger

When I was looking for my first self-defense pistol, I surveyed law enforcement. SIG Sauer ranked well among law enforcement as a personal choice. This was a couple decades ago and at the time, the SIG P226 or P228 topped many officers list. The only handgun I regularly heard LEOs state they would (or had) traded their SIG for was the HK USP—they were that good. Technology, trends, and attitudes have changed considerably in the last 20 or so years, but Heckler & Koch’s quality remains a top contender with the HK VP9.

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Safety and Training

Video: U.S. Law Shield — Self-Defense With a Shovel

Although many have adopted 24/7 carry to protect themselves or family members, whether in the home or on the road, there are times you may still find yourself unarmed. Other circumstances, such as a malfunction, may leave you searching for the nearest thing you can grab to defend yourself. This is a case where the nearest tool happened to be a shovel. In this video, U.S. Law Shield offers guidance on how to handle any the confrontation—after surviving the encounter.

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General

Video: Can I Be Sued? — Good Samaritan Laws

If you ever encounter a situation where you have to stop and render aid to another person do you know what liability you may face? Watch Independent Program Attorney Ed Riley teach you the law so you won’t have to hesitate when it comes to saving a life.

Bolt Carrier Group BCG AR-15

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Video: How to Clean the AR-15 BCG (With Froglube)

In this video, FrogLube gives step-by-step instructions on how to clean the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) of an AR-15 using FrogLube products, which are billed as the world’s first Bio-base Weapons Care System. Push Play and get ready to learn how to strip down and clean the BCG as well as the effectiveness of FrogLube’s line of cleaning and lubrication products.

Springfield XD-S Mod.2 right profile

Firearms

Breaking: Springfield Armory Goes for .45 ACP With the XD-S Mod.2

Springfield Armory’s XD and XD-S lines have a rabid following for a few reasons: reliability, accuracy, and features. Which is great news now that Springfield has released the XD-S Mod.2 in .45 ACP—one of America’s favorite self-defense calibers. This is the latest edition of Springfield’s most popular pistol, engineered in a slim, single-stack frame, holding 6 rounds of .45 ACP in a premiere concealed-carry firearm.

Springfield M1A Loaded in 6.5 Creedmoor

Firearms

Springfield M1A Loaded Released in 6.5 Creedmoor

Springfield Armory’s MIA Series has a hard-won reputation for handling any mission, any condition, any foe, at any range—and for taking home trophies from monster bucks to National Match crowns. Highly precise .308 WIN-chambered M1A models are found in the hands of elite tactical teams, snipers, backcountry hunters and competitive marksmen. Now skilled shooters can get unmatched Springfield M1A performance in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.

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Hunting and Outdoors

Waterfowl: Take the Advantage

Have ever put your heart and soul into setting up the perfect duck blind and decoy spread only to find the that the ducks had ‘flown the coop’ just before you started hunting them? Did you make a mistake or was it something more innate to the ducks? Perhaps it is time to switch to rapid-strike special-ops mode.

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General

#FixNICS: Advocating State Participation

Every federally licensed firearms retailer (FFL) is required by law to run a background check through NICS before transferring a firearm to an individual, whether the transaction is happening in a store, at a gun show, or online. While the merits of of background checks can be debated, so long as the system is in place, most believe it should include the records that disqualify individuals from buying a firearm—criminal and mental health records that prohibit an individual from owning a firearm. Here’s why is the National Shooting Sports Foundation spearheading FixNICS.