News

SHOT 2014 — Smith and Wesson SD9-VE 9mm California Compliant

Poor California. Last year was rough for gun owners who live in the Golden State. California Governor Jerry Brown approved 11 new gun restriction laws in 2013. But don’t worry, Californians! Smith and Wesson are really nice and for 2014 have made its affordable and reliable self-defense and target pistol California-Compliant.

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Legal Issues

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 2: Firearms News

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their second day of reports on breaking news that affects the firearms industry, gun ownership, gun regulation, and other topics.

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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.

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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.

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Ammunition

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 2: New Ammo & Accessories

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed new reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. Here’s a look at what 2014 has to offer from Hornady.

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Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 2: New Rifles

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed more reports on new rifle introductions made at the show. Our staff articles are supplemented with reporting by SHOT Business Daily, reprinted with permission. SHOT Daily, produced by The Bonnier Corporation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, covers all facets of the yearly firearms-industry show. To view a 2014 digital version of SHOT Daily, click here:

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News

SHOT 2014 — Smith & Wesson Performance Center 460 XVR

Smith & Wesson are obviously known for their revolvers, and with good reason. We got a change to get a close-up look at Smith & Wesson’s booth at the 2014 SHOT Show and were treated with a huge wall of Performance Center eye candy

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News

SHOT 2014 — Cheaper Than Dirt’s Top Picks from Media Day

Getting up before dawn isn’t hard when you know you will be spending all day shooting the newest and coolest rifles, shotguns and handguns while also getting to check out the latest in bullets, optics and other accessories. We spent all day at 2014’s Industry Day at the Range going from booth to booth testing out the latest and greatest gear. At the end of the day, it didn’t take us long to come to a consensus which firearms were our favorite. Little debate developed between our favorite shotguns, the Benelli SuperSport and the Browning 725 20 gauge, but hands down the Beretta ARX-160 was our favorite rifle, while the Rock Island TCM .22 1911 took top choice for favorite semi-auto.

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News

SHOT 2014 — The Taurus 85 View

Enter the brand new Taurus 85 View—a very tiny snub-nosed .38 Special +P-rated concealed carry revolver. The Taurus 85 View has a clear, Lexan side plate that reveals the inner workings of the revolver. It is truly a groundbreaking and innovative-looking revolver. The steam punk-influenced mini revolver shoots double-action only and has a titanium cylinder with aluminum frame. The barrel is a very small 1 inch. It is only 5 inches long, overall.

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Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 — Hands on Remington’s R51

When I picked up the R51, it fit snugly in my hand while feeling better than most compact concealable pocket pistols. My pinky didn’t fall off the end of the grip and the sights were easy to see. The gun is considerably thin, while not feeling like I’m holding an uncomfortable wafer thin piece of cardboard. Will this handgun live up to the hype?

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