Concealed Carry

The Arsenal Strike One: World’s Best Combat 9mm?

We all need a refresher course on things we like and the excitement of something new and interesting. My friend…Read More >

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Consumer Information

Week-In-Review News Roundup: July 11-17, 2021

Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the…Read More >

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Concealed Carry

The Pros and Cons of Aluminum-Framed Handguns

Oh my aching back! The aluminum frame handgun may be one answer to handgun weight. However, there are important considerations for you to review. Check out this article for the specific things to evaluate before you get your lightweight aluminum frame handgun.

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Ammunition

.32 ACP: Worthless or a Good Defense Caliber?

When it comes to personal defense, my preferred calibers are .357 Magnum and .45 ACP, with a grudging nod to…Read More >

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Concealed Carry

Review: Les Baer Stinger

It’s easy enough to find a service-grade and service-size handgun with excellent performance. The 1911 .45 Government Model is a…Read More >

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Consumer Information

Week-In-Review News Roundup: July 4-10, 2021

Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup. Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the…Read More >

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Ammunition

.223 vs. 5.56: Ammunition Comparison and Overview

Using commercial .223 cartridges in a 5.56-chambered rifle should work reliably, but generally will not be as accurate as when fired from a .223-chambered gun due to the excessive leade. There always seems to be a lot of confusion over the difference between a .223 and a 5.56 chamber. I often receive questions asking if someone can shove 5.56 ammo into their new AR-15. The quick answer is maybe. Just because a gun has .223/5.56 scribed on the barrel, does not mean it can handle either piece of ammunition equally.

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Concealed Carry

Review: Bul Armory Cherokee Compact

There are quite a few handguns based on the CZ 75 pistol. Some are made cheaply, made to sell, others…Read More >

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Ammunition

The .45 Colt: An Old Cartridge With A Lot To Offer

When you look at the properties of a cartridge, you should understand what the cartridge was designed to do. The…Read More >

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