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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.

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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.

Taurus curved pistol with integral pocket clip, laser and light sighting system

Concealed Carry

The Top 15 Most Concealable Semi-Automatic Handguns

The NICS reports nearly 900,000 people filled out a background check form to purchase a handgun in June 2015. As more people than ever are choosing to protect themselves, the more questions we receive on what gun is best for concealed carry. Many factors go in to choosing the right gun. This article compares the smallest of the smallest semiautomatic handguns.

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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.

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Gun Gear

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.

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?