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Two stacked revolvers, a four inch .38 on top and a 1930s Colt Tactical on the bottom. Both have black grips and a dark charcoal-colored body, barrels pointed to the right

Firearms

Tactical Pistols

Tactical pistols need specific features and functions to serve you well. Read this post to learn what to look for and why training is essential.

Military Intelligence Officer Practices Frequently

Safety and Training

The Basics: Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control and Hitting

Training and practice are the essential tasks for shooting accurately and well. The pistol you choose, although important, is not nearly as vital as understanding the basic principles involved in shooting, shooting accurately and knowing what to do when confronted with an adversary. Read this post to learn exactly what is the essentials of safe shooting.

Gray haired man in navy blue jacket with red ear protection firing the Glock at a target with a wooded area in the background.

Firearms

Glock’s Long Slide Model 41 .45 ACP

Read this post for the details on the long-awaited Glock 41 .45 ACP long-slide you can carry all week and use on an IDPA course on the weekend. It is lighter than the Model 21 Gen 4, has more grips to fit more hands and is a light carry that makes shooting look easy even though it is not.

Firearms

Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol, a Handy, Accurate Choice

The Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol is a handy, accurate choice with a spare magazine. Backed by a top notch manufacturer, this handgun weighs only 27 ounces and has a 3.9″ barrel with a double-action trigger. The combination of good sights, a good trigger action and a low bore axis add up to a pistol that is pleasant to use and fire.

News

A Perfect Match

“Cheaper Than Dirt! is proud to announce its product-level sponsorship of the upcoming 2013 Smith and Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. We’re excited to wish Jerry Miculek and all of the competitors a successful and thrilling shoot,” said Roberta Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of Cheaper Than Dirt! Extraordinary shooting skills and unparalleled sportsmanship make the Miculeks one of the shooting sports’ finest family of ambassadors.

Shooting-Sticks

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Gizmos & Gadgets — Bipods and Shooting Sticks

A quick trip to the rifle range will show the popularity of shooting offhand. There will likely be a few shots, but the vast majority prefers a platform—bench rest, sandbags or a bipod. All that works great… for the range and zeroing your sights, but does it relate to your shooting goals?

Woman shooting a semi-automatic pistol at the range

How-To

New Year, New Gun: Practice, Practice, Practice

Practicing with a handgun will not make you a better shooter or better prepared in a self-defense situation. Training with a handgun gun will. It may be a matter of semantics, but going to the range and pulling the trigger does little more than reinforce habits—good or bad and most likely more bad than good. Training involves a well thought out plan and addresses your ability to develop or improve specific skills. In the process, you will develop the muscle memory necessary to perform the action as a subconscious act.

FNH USA SLP Shotgun

Competitive Shooting

3 Guns and a $50K Purse — Welcome to 3-Gun Nation

3-Gun competitive shooting has been, and continues to be, a perfect outlet for our products such as the SCAR, SLP and FNS—all of which have been designed and developed to the standards of military or law enforcement applications. Those standards make our products that much stronger and reliable when you’re running to the next stage through rough terrain and every possible weather condition.