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A Beginner’s Guide to Shotguns

Shotguns are one of the most useful tools in your arsenal. A reliable shotgun works wonders for home defense, hunting, training, and clay sports. Shotguns are among the most versatile guns out there. Many experts say that if they could just have one gun, it would be a shotgun. However, there are many different types on the market, separated by gauge as well as action. This guide introduces those new to shotguns in a concise manner.

S&W 22a

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Throwback Thursday: .22 LR Competition Pistols: What to Buy, What Not to Buy

With ammo costs rising and availability falling, many shooters are turning to the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for affordable shooting fun. Rimfire competition shooting leagues are springing up across the country. New shooters are mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship, and experienced shooters are rediscovering that .22 LR competitions are a fun way to hone their skills. So, what should you look for in a competition .22 pistol? Read more on The Shooter’s Log at CheaperThanDirt.com.

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

7 New Products for Gun Lovers

Hunting season has officially started! Have you geared up yet? This week’s new product spotlight from Cheaper Than Dirt not only includes the SIG Sauer P227 TACOPS and Magpul’s newest AR-15 accessories, but also everything hunters need to be successful in the field. Check out these seven new must-have products for hunters and gun lovers.

GLOCK 42 .380 ACP pistol

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 2: New Handguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their second-day reports on new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details of Browning’s A1 Desert Tan and Compact Desert Tan 1911-22LRs, CZ-USA’s P-09; a full-size polymer 9mm pistol offering 19+1 capacity, and Glock’s Gen4 Tactical .45 ACP and ultra-compact .380 ACP, and the new Glock 42 .380 ACP.

Browning Citori 725 Skeet 12 gauge

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 2: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first set of follow-up reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about additions to the Browning High Grade program and expansion of the company’s 725 Citori lineup, and new models in CZ’s pump-action, semi-auto, and over/under lines.

SureFire Fury PX2 Flashlight

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Three Bright Options for Flashlights

Ask any hiker, camper or outdoorsman, what their top picks for must-carry equipment would be. Chances are a quality handheld flashlight will be on their short list of essential gear. A flashlight is certainly on my list. You can find flashlights at nearly every price point; from cheap one-dollar throwaway types all the way up to quality handheld models that cost hundreds of dollars. When it comes to flashlights, many of us have learned the hard way—you often get exactly what you pay for. Here are three quality flashlights worthy of serious consideration.

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Top 5 Cheaper Than Dirt! Facebook Posts

Our friends on the CTD! Facebook page Liked these items this week: Did anybody watch (or attend) the NRA 500? Preparedness is a key to survival; Browning is as American as apple pie; The Internet is One of Our Best Weapons; and $300 NRA Lifetime Membership offer will expire soon.