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Picture shows a black compact 1911 handgun with wood grips.


High Powered Headlines: July 23, 2014

The biggest news today if you have not heard is Beretta USA’s move to Tennessee. However, we gun owners can not forget that all over the country, Second Amendment supporters are battling gun control legislations—such as California, Massachusetts and New York. Included into today’s High Powered Headlines is a call for action from The Gun Owner’s Action League and a very important announcement from Cheaper Than Dirt!

Picture shows a black, small-framed .38 Special revolver with an integrated frame-mounted Crimson Trace laser module.


High Powered Headlines: July 21, 2014

In today’s High Powered Headlines—the shooter’s go-to blog for all firearms related news—Illinois is still struggling to comply with the state’s new Firearms Concealed Carry Act, California continues its assault on the Second Amendment and the not-reported defeat of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Every day, all around the country, politicians are making decisions that affect us as legal gun owners, while others are protecting and defending their families. The Shooter’s Log’s July 21, 2014 report documents six news stories that impact your life.

Concealed Carry

Commonality of Handguns

Commonality among handguns purchased for different shooters in your home may mean survival. It’s one thing to have different handguns when you’re an experienced shooter. If you aren’t, or have multiple shooters in your home, making sure they are similar and that family members are properly trained and practice properly, is essential. Read this post to find out why.

GLOCK 42 profile view


Not a Glock Fan

I’m not a fan of Glocks. I never have been. I have always liked attractive guns. For handguns, that meant things like the venerable Browning Hi-Power with wood grips, the 1911 Colt in blue with Rosewood trim, and even James Bond’s Walter PPK because of its unique lines. I always found Glocks to be a bit ugly.

The Springfield Armory TRP


Art of the Gun: The Springfield Armory Tactical Response Pistol .45 ACP

The Tactical Response Pistol is built to the same specs as Springfield’s FBI contract Professional Model, but at about half the cost and no waiting list while they hand tool and fit each part. Amazingly, you aren’t going to sacrifice much in the way of performance and durability. The TRP is a tactical 1911 that stands out from the crowd.

Brown grip, black barreled Citadel 9mm, barrel pointed down on a white background


Range Report: Citadel 9mm 1911 Handgun

The Citadel 9mm 1911 is an excellent choice for personal defense and serious conflicts. It handles well, has low recoil, only weighs 32 ounces and the Novak sights are excellent. Read this post for details and how it performed at the range.

Picture shows Diamondback Firearms new DB FS Nine full-sized 9mm polymer pistol.


New Products: Upgrade Your Ruger 10/22 and a Full-Sized 9mm for Under $400

New products are added to Cheaper Than Dirt’s! website everyday. So much so, I know it’s hard to keep track. No longer on a waiting list, CMMG’s cool Mk3 T is finally here, as well as Diamondback’s brand new full-sized 9mm priced less than competing polymer framed guns. STI International has their semi-custom 9mm 1911 for a surprisingly low price and if you need some range gear the SureFire EP5 Sonic Defender earplugs will fit in the extra pockets of the GPS tactical AR-15 rifle case.