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Black, full-sized 9mm pistol


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?

Buggin' Out with the JIC

Camping & Survival

10 Survival Essentials

There are a number of scenarios where you could find yourself having to fight for your survival. One wrong turn or a simple slip on a rock could end in disaster if you aren’t prepared before heading on an outdoor adventure. Shelter and water are at the top of these ten essential items for survival list.

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


The Best AR-15s for All Budgets

Many readers and customers ask us “what is the best AR-15?” Ask 5, 10, 20 people and you will get that many different answers. There really are no true criteria for defining what “the best” truly means. However, here at Cheaper Than Dirt! we are shooters and we are shooters who shoot a lot and love the AR-15. In this article, I highlight what we think are some of the best AR-15s on the market for all budgets.

Shotgun laying across a target with Winchester PDX shells in posed position


Top 8 Best Shotgun Ammo Guides

The shotgun is such a versatile weapon—home defense to skeet shooting to hunting virtually any game—one can argue that the shotgun is all you need. However, with each task, a different shotshell load is requirement. You use slugs for deer hunting, birdshot for dove and non-toxic for waterfowl. And home defense ammo? There are many myths and incorrect information out there. These eight blog posts will guide you in the right direction of what shotgun ammo to chose.

Contents of a an MRE

Camping & Survival

Top 5 Food for Survival Posts

Preparedness is no longer just for the doomsday preppers, but becoming a way of life for over three million Americans. Prepping for a disaster is encouraged by our government, as well as many worldwide humanitarian organizations. A natural disaster can strike without warning at any time—leaving you without power and water. Having a stockpile of non-perishable emergency food storage is imperative to survival. For the novice and the seasoned prepper and survivalist alike, here are five articles about food for survival and food storage survival.


SHOT 2015—Top 10

So much to look at—so little time! Our time at SHOT is over and we have a lot to cover in the next few months. For four days, we did our best to bring the latest news and products from SHOT Show 2015. Here are our top 10 favorite guns and accessories so far. Check this space for more news and reviews of the latest guns.

Serbian Zastava M92 PAP semiautomatic pistol with black metal receiver and wood handguard


Cheaper Than Dirt’s Top Selling Guns of 2014

There is one thing all of Cheaper Than Dirt’s top selling guns of 2014 share and that are price! It is no surprise that all ten best selling firearms are affordable. AR-15s for less than $700, pistols for $130 and special sales drove customers towards buying guns that fit way into their budget this year. Of the top ten guns are four AR-15s, two military surplus rifles, a pump-action shotgun and the Hi-Point 9mm. Did your favorite firearm from 2014 make the list?