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5 Rifles You Should Shoot Before You Die

There are many rifles worthy of shooting at least once before you die; here is one shooter’s list. Did your favorite rifle make the list? Read this post to see if you agree about the five rifles you should shoot before you die and then add your own suggestions…

AK-47 pistol


It Ain’t a Party ‘Till the Trunk Guns Come Out: Top 10 Choices

Trunk guns don’t have to be expensive. They just have to work. Besides your daily carry, you should consider investing in a trunk—sometimes called a truck or beater gun—for those unexpected times you might need back-up or have to bug-out. Here is our top 10 list of the best truck guns.

Kahr 9mm semiautomatic handgun with black frame and burnt bronze slide.


Packing Some Extra Heat: Top 10 9mm Mid-Sized Carry Guns

When considering a handgun for concealed carry, generally we all think that smaller is better…or easier, rather. But those smaller guns aren’t always pleasant to train with. There are plenty of quality mid-sized choices to choose from. A mid-sized 9mm means you don’t have to sacrifice accuracy over size. Check out our list of the top 10 mid-sized concealed carry guns.

Black Noveske-built Gen III AR-15 rifle with many upgrades


Ten Top-Rated AR-15 Manufacturers

Though the AR-15 platform has little variety in operation, there is a huge variation in quality, reliability and accuracy in the hundreds of different AR-15 brands available. Many new to the black rifle ask which AR-15s are the best. Usually a list like that would be subjective to fit and feel for the individual shooter; however, in “Ten Top-Rated AR-15 Manufacturers, one Shooter’s Log writer has quantified what makes the best AR-15 and provided you a list of the best of the best.

Picture shows a black pump-action shotgun with synthetic pistol grip stock made by Stevens.


Ten Cheap Firearms for Sale

Everyone is going to have an opinion. Some say price reflects quality. Meaning a cheap gun will be a bad gun. But that isn’t necessarily true. This list of ten cheap guns gets a Cheaper Than Dirt! stamp of approval. Read our picks and then tell us about your favorite “cheap” gun.

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Camping & Survival

The Essential Summer Survival Guide

One of our favorite things at Cheaper Than Dirt! is helping people. Be it guiding you in purchasing your first handgun, providing our expert opinion on what optics are best for your AR-15 or prepping you for any form of disaster, we want you to make the best decision for you and your family. Summer is a time many of us look forward to—camping, fishing, hiking, barbecues and all other forms out of outdoor activities. However, being outdoors means more chances of injury and accidents. Read our essential guide to surviving the summer for all you need to know on how to get through the summer unscathed.

AK quad rail handguard

Gear, Parts and Accessories

10 Affordable AK-47 Accessories

We’re all looking to save a few bucks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade and outfit your rifle. These 10 affordable AK-47 accessories have been tested and used by Cheaper Than Dirt! staff for years. Here are some recommendations for AK accessories.