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Firearms

The Top 7 Highest-Rated Handguns

Do you consider what others say about a product before buying it? Cheaper Than Dirt!’s rating system helps you understand how a particular firearm performs in the real world before committing to purchase. This list is based on our highest-rated self-defense handguns. After reading the list, do you agree with what our reviewers said?

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Aimpoint T-1 vs. T-2 Comparison and Review Video

For years the Aimpoint T1 has been the gold standard of red dot sights, so when I first got wind of a T2 in the works, I was pretty curious. The T2 costs a little more, so what’s the big deal? Watch a side-by-side comparison in the video below, or read the rest of the post below the video for more on these optics.

Front of a card from the game Conflicted: The Survival Card Game

Camping & Survival

Survival—Asking the Tough Questions

Would you be able to eat the family pet for survival? Could you choose between letting your brother and sister survive if you could only pick one? These are they type of tough questions preppers have to ponder. To help you and your survival and preppers community work through the hard issues—there’s an app for that. And a game. Conflicted: The Survival Card Game doesn’t just open up a discussion, it helps you find the loose cannons in your tight knit group. Get a taste of the kinds of questions you will find in the game in this post.

Author holding a black and wood gripped 1911 made by Magnum Research against a silhouette target.

Firearms

Good Quality with a Fair Price: The Desert Eagle Commander 1911

There continues to be new introductions into the 1911 market. Without good quality, at an affordable price point, a new 1911 will fail to sell. One priced mid-range without cutting corners on quality is the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 Commander. The 1911C is built to strict standards and nothing we can see contradicts that statement. Shooting a variety of cheap .45 ACP ammo to the best in self-defense jacketed hollow points, the Desert Eagle 1911 Commander is worthy of going into anyone’s arsenal.

Black, partially-serrated blade folding knife with assisted opening

Blades and Knives

UZI Responder I Partially Serrated Folding Knife

Spring-assisted opening, nylon cord lanyard, lightweight and a partially serrated blade are all appealing features on an EDC knife. Even more appealing is a less than $20 price tag. Cheaper Than Dirt! dropped prices on UZI folding knives and I couldn’t resist taking it to task. Read my review to find out if the UZI Responder I knife is worth shelling out a few bucks.

Century Arms C39v2 American AK right side profile view

Firearms

AK-47 — Made in America? Century Arms C39v2

Many shooters have strong opinions about the AK-47. Love it or hate it, there is no denying it is, if not the most popular firearm in the world. When President Obama banned importation of Kalashnikov Concern rifles, the desire for an AK rose through the shooting community. Some companies jumped at the chance to start producing their own. Century International Arms did just that. Introduced at SHOT Show 2015, Century released its 100 percent made in American AK, the C39v2.