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Randall #27 knife and Traditions Sheriff’s Model revolver


Firearm and Knife Collecting: A Healthy, Hearty, and Rewarding Pastime

There is more to collecting than you might think; the psychological and personal benefits are many. Collecting has no time line; it may be enjoyed at any point in life, which isn’t true of sports or mountain climbing. Quite a few of us despise the idle moment and like to keep life interesting. Nothing does so like a good hobby. Jump in and get started. You will not be disappointed.

Cold Steel SRK knife on Kydex sheath

Blades and Knives

Cold Steel SRK Survival Rescue Escape Knife

Cold steel has been one of the leaders in the knife industry producing all manner of cutlery ranging from affordable to extravagantly high-end. The all time favorite is the Cold Steel SRK—Survival Rescue Knife. Unfortunately, Cold Steel’s famed Carbon V steel has been discontinued. However, it was replaced with the new AUS8 SRK version which Major Pandemic puts to the test.

CRKT OC3 knife laid across sheath and Glock handgun

Blades and Knives

The CRKT OC3 Knife

The CRKT OC3 is designed by sixth-degree black belt Pat Cascio and knife maker Brian Wagner. The result of this meeting of the minds is an extraordinary knife with excellent capabilities. During the past few years, CRKT has brought together the best and brightest knife designers and makers, and the result is nothing short of amazing, but is it as good as your EDC knife?

Ruger Accurate Knife with SR40 pistol.

Blades and Knives

Ruger Jumps into the Knife Market

Ruger firearms are respected for workmanlike function, durability and accuracy. Ruger knives are functional and rugged, and they have the proper geometry for cutting chores. Read the full story to learn more about Ruger knives.

Bersa .380 handgun with pink grips, pink gun case and pink rubber bracelet

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Support Through Shooting: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It doesn’t matter what background you come from or what political party you affiliate it. Breast cancer affects everyone. Our own Cheaper Than Dirt community has been shockingly affected by breast cancer. Help support other shooters and outdoorswomen by buying a pink ribbon product through the Think Pink campaign, knowing your money goes directly to organizations that help. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cheaper Than Dirt has pink ribbon firearms, lights, knives, holsters, and tools that support breast cancer awareness.

Image shows a woman dressed in a wedding dress with blood splatter on it, holding and swinging a bloody baseball bat

Camping & Survival

Five Alternative Weapons for Survival

Sometimes during a survival situation, a firearm isn’t your best choice. The loud report will give away your location and you might run out of ammo. During a zombie apocalypse or any other major disaster or end of the world situation, having a stockpile of alternative weapons is a good idea. Machetes, an axe, air guns, slingshots, and spears make excellent hunting and self-defense weapons. Check out the five best alternative weapons for survival in this blog post.

Image shows a handgun barrel and .22 LR magazine

Consumer Information

New Guns and Gear for Sale from Cheaper Than Dirt!

Cheaper Than Dirt sells more than just guns, ammunition, and AR-15 parts, but the outdoor retailer sells an entire range of hunting and outdoor sporting goods equipment. In this week’s Shooter’s Log Chronicle spotlight, readers get a glimpse of everything Cheaper Than Dirt offers, such as a medical pack designed for search and rescue, a .22 Long Rifle conversion kit for the SIG P938, a suppressor-ready .22 Long Rifle semiautomatic rifle from Savage, and in honor of National Preparedness Month—four of the ultimate survival knives.

Image shows a desert tan plastic box that holds AR-15 magazines

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Five New Accessories You Don’t Need

There are plenty of times we buy stuff we do not need. “Because it’s cool” is a valid reason to buy a new gun, accessory or survival item. Sometimes a product that seems silly comes in handy during competition, survival, camping, hunting or hiking. Some of the weirdest items have gotten me out of a pinch when I’m out in the middle of nowhere and forgot an essential piece of my gear. These five new accessories include a magazine can for your cache, magazine koozies, a harpoon, a deck of “tactical” playing cards and LaserLyte’s newest trigger guard laser for Hi-Point pistols. Check out this week’s newest products from Cheaper Than Dirt! Be prepared to be surprised how useful many of these accessories can be.