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Academy Sports
Allen Shotgun Or Rifle Case w/Free Gun Sleeve - $8.99
Browning 4-Gun Pistol Rack - $12.99
Cannon 14-Gun Fire Safe - $379.99
Cannon 24-Gun Fire Safe - $459.99
Cannon 30-Gun Fire Safe - $799.99
CCI Blazer Brass 45ACP FMJ Ammo - $14.99 *
Celestron Powerseeker 60Az Telescope - $39.99
Colt M4 Airsoft Field Duty Kit - $69.99
Crkt Nathan's Wooden Knife Kit - $4.99
Daisy Model 35 Air Gun - $19.99
Daiwa Strikeforce Reel - $29.99
Federal American Eagle 55-Gr. .FMJ 223 Ammo - $5.49 *
Game Winner Gun Box Cleaning Tool Box - $19.99
Gamo .177 Hornet Air Gun Combo - $69.99
Gunvault Mini Vault - $79.99
H2O Express Mettle Low-Profile Baitcast Reel - $24.99 *
Heritage .22 Lr. Desert Grips Revolver - $99.99 *
H&R Protector 12-Ga. 18 1/2" Shotgun - $169.99 *
Jt Cybrid Rtp Paintball Marker Kit - $59.99
Jump Zone 13' Trampoline And Enclosure Combo - $149.99
Marlin Model 795 Semi-Automatic .22 Lr. Rifle - $89.99
Monarch .380 Auto Handgun Ammo - $9.99 *
Monarch Steel 9MM Handgun Ammo - $7.99 *
Mossberg Youth Bantam 20-Ga. Shotgun - $299.99 *
Plano Bow Case - $24.99
Plano Camo Sportsman's Locker - $19.99
Rapala 6" Soft-Grip Fillet Knife - $6.99
Redfield Raider 550 6x23 Laser Rangefinder - $149.99
Rossi 357 Mag 3" Blue Revolver - $229.99 *
Savage 64FXP Scoped .22 Lr. Rifle - $109.99 *
Save Phace Intimidator Tactical Paintball Mask - $34.99
Select All Star Classic Graphite Rods - $24.99 *
Sentry Security 8-Gun Cabinet - $69.99
Shakespeare Synergy Steel 10B Spincast Reel - $4.99
Shimano Curado 50 Baitcast Reel - $99.99 *
Shimano Fx Spinning Combos - $19.99
Sig Sauer Co2 Airsoft Pistol - $19.99
Soft Air U.S.A. 10,000-Ct. BBs w/Para 9 Airsoft Pistol - $9.99
Stack-On 14-Gun Cabinet w/Pistol Case - $119.99

Bass Pro Shops
Beretta Px4 Storm Air Soft Pistol - $19.97
Caldwell The Lead Sled Solo Shooting Rest - $49.97
Pardner Pump Shotgun - $169.97
Remington Youth .22 Rifle - $99.00 *

Big 5 Under Construction

Cabela's
$100 Off Any New In-Stock Browning Maxus Shotgun - $100.00
$50 Off Any New In-Stock Browning X-Bolt Rifle - $50.00 Off
Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter Ultra Mag - $199.99
Browning A-Bolt II Medallion Rifle - $649.99
Browning Mossy Oak Shadow Grass BPS Pump-Action Shotgun - $599.99
Browning Silver Semiautomatic Shotgun - $849.99
Bushmaster AR-15 Rifle w/ Red-Dot Scope - $599.99
Bushnell 8.0 Megapixel Trophy Camera - $169.99
Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 850 Binoculars Combo - $149.99
Cabela's 6-Pk. Stalker Extreme Carbon Arrows w/Blazers - $24.99
Cabela's All-In-One Cleaning Kit - $19.99
Cabela's Blue Ridge Flintlock .45-Cal. Rifle - $579.99
Cabela's Blue Ridge Flintlock .50-Cal. Rifle - $579.99
Cabela's Blue Ridge Flintlock .54-Cal. Rifle - $579.99
Cabela's Deluxe Fisherman Series Bag - $39.99
Cabela's Elite Gun Cleaning Kit - $39.99
Cabela's Impact Target (Large) - $10.00 Off
Cabela's Impact Target (XL) - $10.00 Off
Cabela's Laser Boresighting Kit - $34.99
Cabela's Lightweight Canvas 48" Rifle Case - $9.99
Cabela's Lightweight Canvas 52" Shotgun Case - $9.99
Cabela's Muzzleloader Starter Kit - $39.99
Cabela's Premier 16-Rod 6-Drawer Rod Rack w/Display Case - $64.99
Cabela's Traditional Hawken Flintlock Rifles - $399.99
Cabela's Traditional Hawken Flintlock Rifles - $399.99
Caldwell Lead Sled DFT - $99.99 *
CVA Optima .50-Cal. Rifle (Stainless Steel/Black) - $219.99
Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun Kit (Pink) w/Tin Of BBs - $29.99
Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun Kit w/Tin Of BBs - $29.99
Delta Kill Zone Deer Target - $39.99
Diamond Razor Edge Bow Package (Pink) w/$50 Cabela's Giftcard - $329.99
Diamond Razor Edge Bow Package w/$50 Cabela's Giftcard - $329.99
Do-All Traps White Wing Automatic Trap Thrower - $279.99
Eagle FishEasy 350c - $129.99
Estate Super Sport Shotshells Box - $5.49 *
Estate Super Sport Shotshells Case - $49.99 *
Federal American Eagle .223 Rem. Ammo 300 Rounds w/Storage Box - $89.99
Federal American Eagle .45 ACP Ammo 350 Rounds w/Ammo Can - $149.99
Federal Champion .40 S&W Ammo 50 Rounds - $14.99
Ferderal Champion .22 LR Ammo 525 Round Value Pack - $15.99
Gamo Whisper Deluxe w/Performance Pellet Pack - $169.99
Herter's Brass Handgun Ammo - $4.00 Off
Hornady Critical Defense Handgun Ammo 25 Rounds - $3.00 Off
Hornady Lock-N-Load Sonic Cleaner - $79.99
Humminbird 581ci Sonar/GPS Combo - $279.99
Humminbird 788ci Sonar/GPS Combo - $479.99
Hunter Safety Systems Ultra-Lite Harness - $79.99
Leupold RX-600 Compact Laser Rangefinder Binoculars - $159.99
Leupold VX-II Riflescope - $60.00 Off
Leupold VX-I Riflescope - $50.00 Off
Lyman 1200 DPS III Digital Powder System - $219.99
Marlin 1894 .44 Lever-Action Rifle - $549.99
Marlin 1895 .410 Lever-Action Shotgun - $549.99
Mossberg 500 Waterfowl Shotgun - $249.99
Mossberg 930 Waterfowl Shotgun - $499.99
Mossberg 935 Waterfowl Shotgun - $549.99
Mossberg "Just In Case" Shotgun - $279.99
Moultrie Game Spy M-80 5.0 Megapixel Game Camera - $119.99
Night Owl 5X Night Vision Monocular - $149.99
Nikon ProStaff 550 Rangefinder Monocular (Camo) - $50.00 Off
Nikon ProStaff 550 Rangefinder Monocular (Green) - $50.00 Off
Palco Firepower F4D Airsoft Rifle - $49.99
Palgo GSG-92 Airsoft Spring Pistols - $14.99
PreyMaster Wireless Game Caller (Saturday Only) - $99.99 *
Quantum Tour Edition PT100HPT Casting Reel - $99.99 *
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit - $249.99
Redfield Raider 550 Rangefinder Monocular (Black) - $149.99
Redfield Raider 550 Rangefinder Monocular (Camo) - $159.99
Redfield Revolution Riflescope - $149.99-219.99
Remington 23 Firelined Gun Safe - $579.99
Remington Express Core-Lokt Rifle Ammo 20 Rounds - 15% Off
Rossi Trifecta Single-Shot Combo - $279.99
Ruger 10/22 .22 LR w/10-Round Magazine - $169.99 *
Ruger BX-25 Magazine - $29.99 *
Savage 350 Pump Shotgun - $199.99
Select X-Rap Shad - $4.99
Shimano Stradic ST2500 Fl Spinning Reel - $99.99 *
Simmons Prosport Spotting Scope - $39.99 *
Simmons Verticle Rangefinder (Saturday Only) - $79.99 *
Stack-On 14-Gun Cabinet w/Steel Pistol Box - $159.99
S&W Magpul .223 Rifle - $899.99
T/C Pro Hunter FX .50-Cal. Muzzleloader - $499.99
Timber Ridge 42" Soft Padded Bow Case - $19.99
Tipton Best Gun Vise - $49.99 *
Traditions Deer Hunter Flintlock .50-Cal. Muzzleloader w/Redi-Pak - $249.99
Traditions PA Pellet .50-Cal. Flintlock - $319.99
Traditions PA Pellet .50-Cal. Flintlock Muzzleloader - $379.99
True Timber Pentagon Blind - $69.99 *
Walker's Alpha Muff Combo - $49.99
Weatherby Vanguard Bolt-Action Rifle - $349.99
Wildgame Innovations W3X Camera - $49.99 *
Winchester .17 HMR Ammo 50 Rounds - $6.50
Winchester SXP Shotgun - $349.99
Winchester USA 9mm 115-Gr. FMJ Ammo 50 Rounds - $10.99
Winchester Wildcat w/50th Anniversary Wooden Box - $18.99 *
Winchester Xpert Steel Ammo 100 Rounds Value Packs - $35.99

Dicks

H&R Field Gun - $159.98
H&R Pardner Protector - $159.98
Interceptor Laser Rangefinder - $74.98
Mossberg 702 Plinkster - $119.98
Mossberg 802 Plinkster - $119.98
Stack-On 14-Gun Cabinet - $149.98
Stack-On 18-Gun Cabinet - $189.98
Stack-On 8-Gun Cabinet - $69.98

Gander Mountain
Barska M16 1x30mm Matte Tactical Riflescope - $79.99
Benelli Nova 12-Ga. Pump Shotgun - $349.99
Beretta BU-9 Nano Micro Compact 9MM Pistol - $429.99
Beretta Neos 22LR Rimfire Semi-Auto Pistol - $199.99
Blazer Brass 380 ACP, 95-Gr. FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $14.99
Blazer Brass 40 S&W, 165 FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $14.99
Blazer Brass 45 ACP, 230-Gr. FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $15.99
Blazer Brass Handgun 9mm, 115-Gr. Ammunition (Friday Only) - $11.99
Buckhorn 209 Magnum 20-Caliber Muzzleloader (Friday Only) - $99.99
Bushmaster Carbon 15 Centerfire Rifle Package (Friday Only) - $599.99
H&R Handi-Rifle Superlight Compact Centerfire Rifle Package - $299.99
Smith & Wesson Sigma SW40VE LaserLyte Handgun (Friday Only) - $349.99
Taurus Judge Public Defender Handgun Package - $499.99
Timber Ridge 25-Gun Gray Marble Gloss (Friday Only) - $899.99
Do-All Traps Double Trouble .22 Spinner - $14.99
Federal Ammunition Top Gun Target Load - $5.49
Federal Ammunition Top Gun Target Load Pink Hull - $5.49
Federal Champion 380 ACP Ammunition 50-Pk. - $12.99
Federal Premium .223 Rem. 55-Gr. FMJ 1000-Rd w/Bonus Ammo Can - $299.99
Federal Premium Barnes Expander Vital Shok Slug - $7.99
Federal Premium Handgun 410-Ga. Judge 2.5" 4-Shot Ammo - $12.99
Federal Premium Handgun 410-Ga. Judge 3" 4-Shot Ammo - $12.99
Federal Premium Vital Shok Truball Slug - $0.99
GunVault NanoVault 400 Biometric - $129.99
Hodgdon Triple 7 Pellets 50/50 - $22.99
Hornady SST Shotgun Slug - $11.99
GunVault NanoVault 400 Biometric - $129.99
Hodgdon Triple 7 Pellets 50/50 - $22.99
Hornady SST Shotgun Slug - $11.99
Hornady V-Max 17 Hmr Ammunition - $9.99
Hornet Break Barrel 1200 FPS w/Free Performance Pellet Combo Pack - $99.99
Kalashnikov AK47 AEG Airsoft Rifle - $39.99
Leupold Vx-i 3-9x40mm Duplex Matt Riflescope - $179.99
Liberty Centurion 22 Gun Safe - $549.99
Marlin 795 22LR Semi-Auto Rifle - $119.99
Mossberg 12-Ga. 500 JIC II Pack Shotgun - $299.99
Mossberg 500 LPA 12-Ga. Pump Slug Shotgun - $299.99
Mossberg Plinkster Tactical Rimfire Rifle w/10 Round Magazine (Thursday Only) - $199.99
Mossberg Plinkster Tactical Rimfire Rifle w/25 Round Magazine (Thursday Only) - $199.99
Remington 1911-R1 Pistol w/Black Centennial Case - $699.99
Remington 40 S&W 180-Gr. FMJ - $74.99
Remington 45 ACP 230-Gr. FMJ - $84.99
Remington 700 ADL Bolt Action Rifle Scoped Package - $399.99
Remington 870 Express ShurShot Slug Pump Shotgun Package - $449.99
Savage Arms Model 220 20-Ga. Bolt Action Slug Gun - $449.99
Scoped Rifle Case - $14.99
Sellmark Sightmark Ultra Shot QD Digital Switch - $69.99
Shotgun Case - $14.99
Simmons Vertical Laser VLRF 600 Rangefinder - $79.99
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Semi-Auto Pistol w/Laser - $329.99
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 Revolver w/Laser - $429.99
Springfield Armory 3.8 9MM Semi-Auto Pistol - $599.99
Stack-On 14-Gun Steel Security Cabinet - $149.99
Stack-On 8-Gun Security Cabinet - $99.99
Supreme Elite Bonded PDXI 45 Long Colt Ammo - $24.99
Tactical 22 LR 1000-Rd Ammo Value Pack - $39.99
Taurus PT 22 Semi-Auto Pistol - $229.99
Traditions Buck Stalker Accelerator 50-Caliber Rifle - $179.99
Ultra Slug Hunter 12-Ga. Single Shot Shotgun - $159.99
Ultra Slug Hunter 20-Ga. Single Shot Shotgun - $159.99
Winchester Supreme Partition Gold 12-Ga., 2 3/4" Shotgun Slugs - $9.99
Winchester SX3 Black Shadow 12-Ga. Semi Auto Shotgun - $799.99
Youth Gun Cases - $14.99

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Agreed!

However they did come in handy when the pistol I wanted at Gander was sold out, and Bass Pro did a price match on... (more)

fraidy (Nov. 25, 2011 @ 6:42p) |

If I was in the market for AFFORDABLE home defense I would consider
1. avoid expensive guns until you have a better idea... (more)

thegreatcheapone (Nov. 25, 2011 @ 7:36p) |

Looks Great! But is it NY compliant? I know I have to call and have the 30 rd magazine switched to a 10 rd. Is the flash... (more)

violentkoala (Nov. 28, 2011 @ 10:17a) |

Ammo per round cost

Academy:
CCI Blazer Brass 45ACP FMJ Ammo - $14.99 = 50rds @ $0.30/rd
Federal American Eagle 55-Gr. .FMJ 223 Ammo - $5.49 = 20rds @ $0.275/rd
Monarch .380 Auto Handgun Ammo - $9.99 = 50rds @ $0.20/rd
Monarch Steel 9MM Handgun Ammo - $7.99 = 50rds @ $0.16/rd

Big 5:
Mossberg 12-Gauge 28" Modified Vent Rib Combo Shotgun - $259
Mossberg 'Security' 12-Gauge 8-Shot Short Barrel Pump Shotgun - $259

Cabelas:
Federal American Eagle .223 Rem. Ammo 300 Rounds w/Storage Box - $89.99 = 300rds @ $0.30/rd
Federal Champion .22 LR Ammo 525 Round Value Pack - $15.99 = 525rds @ $0.03/rd
Federal Champion .40 S&W Ammo 50 Rounds - $14.99 = 50rds @ $0.30/rd
Federal American Eagle .45 ACP Ammo 350 Rounds w/Ammo Can - $149.99 = 350rds @ $0.43/rd
Herter's .38 Brass Handgun Ammo - 12.99 = 50rds @ $0.26/rd
Herter's 9mm Brass Handgun Ammo - 9.99 = 50rds @ $0.20/rd
Herter's .40 Brass Handgun Ammo - 14.99 = 50rds @ $0.30/rd
Herter's .45 Brass Handgun Ammo - 17.99 = 50rds @ $0.36/rd
Winchester Wildcat w/50th Anniversary Wooden Box - $18.99 = 500rds @ $0.038/rd
Winchester .17 HMR Ammo 50 Rounds - $6.50 = 50rds @ $0.13/rd
Winchester Xpert Steel Ammo 100 Rounds Value Packs - $35.99 = 100rds @ $0.36/rd
Winchester USA 9mm 115-Gr. FMJ Ammo 50 Rounds - $10.99 = 50rds @ $0.22/rd

Dicks:
Buy one, get one 50%, limit 6

Gander:
Blazer Brass 380 ACP, 95-Gr. FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $14.99 = 50rds @ $0.30/rd
Blazer Brass Handgun 9mm, 115-Gr. Ammunition (Friday Only) - $11.99 = 50rds @ $0.24/rd
Blazer Brass 40 S&W, 165 FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $14.99 = 50rds @ $0.30/rd
Blazer Brass 45 ACP, 230-Gr. FM Ammunition (Friday Only) - $15.99 = 50rds @ $0.32/rd
Federal Champion .22 LR Ammo 525 Round Value Pack - $14.99 = 525rds @ $0.0286/rd
Federal Champion 380 ACP Ammunition 50-Pk. - $12.99 = 50rds @ $0.26/rd
Federal Premium .223 Rem. 55-Gr. FMJ 1000-Rd w/Bonus Ammo Can - $299.99 = 1000rds @ $0.30/rd
Remington 40 S&W 180-Gr. FMJ - $74.99 = 250rds @ $0.30/rd
Remington 45 ACP 230-Gr. FMJ - $84.99 = 250rds @ $0.34/rd
Supreme Elite Bonded PDXI 45 Long Colt Ammo - $24.99 = 25rds @ $1.00/rd
Tactical 22 LR 1000-Rd Ammo Value Pack - $39.99 = 1000rds @ $0.04/rd

WalMart:
PM any retailer for exact same item (can also use any Dick's coupon, possibly w/o limit)
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Great post....thanks for the research and work!

Are these B&M only, or can you buy it online if you don't have a store in your state?

HI Butcherboy
Good post... didn't think about BF for guns/ammo
I am looking to upgrade from my 9mm carry to a 45ACP. Looking for a 1911 style 3 to 3.5(max) barrel. Springfield Micro/Ultra, new Cold defender (think 90 series), Para PXT Hi cap, or the warthog. These powerhouses are pretty expensive even on sale. If I can't get to a really good price (discounted).. I may pull the trigger on one.. lol

FFL -- Florida

thx

I saw the Cabela's Ruger 10/22 in their ad (awesome price), but won't be getting up in the middle of the night to get it at 5am. Hoping some good online deals will spring up in the next couple weeks.

For the ammo-only deals (more specifically, ammo packaged in quantities of 25 or more), it would be nice to have a per round cost to figure out who's the cheapest (50 @ 14.99, 250 @ $74.99, etc... is hard to compare without doing the calculations). Hopefully I'll have some time tonight to update this reply with the numbers (unless someone wants to beat me to it).

UPDATE: Ok, I've updated the summary with some of the ammo costs. Please correct any errors, update, add, etc...

I can only imagine how organized the camp-out for stuff is at Cabelas... No one is cutting that line.

Darrone said:   I can only imagine how organized the camp-out for stuff is at Cabelas... No one is cutting that line.


Good list BB, But I would go cut out the fishing stuff (off topic, IMHO).

RayT said:   For the ammo-only deals (more specifically, ammo packaged in quantities of 25 or more), it would be nice to have a per round cost to figure out who's the cheapest (50 @ 14.99, 250 @ $74.99, etc... is hard to compare without doing the calculations). Hopefully I'll have some time tonight to update this reply with the numbers (unless someone wants to beat me to it).

Wonder if these guys might be working on this too.

I vaguely remember WalMart's 20/12 gauge field shot boxes (of 100) to be pretty good prices too.

Will those Leupold optics @ Cabela's be $50 off online or just B&M? If so, they currently have a $10 MIR.. Would drop the one I want under $300.

Looking to prepare for my first deer hunting season next year.. Dad's 1964 Remington Model 700 .243 ACP will be what it would go on, gave it to me.... Would a Leupold VX-II 3-9x50mm LR Duplex be a good fit (looking for opinion)? Anyone have experience with it?

How is that price on the Bodyguard revolver? Does it get much lower than $429? I'm looking to get a .38 for the house, as my wife is more comfortable using one of those than the shotgun.

VicVinegar said:   How is that price on the Bodyguard revolver? Does it get much lower than $429? I'm looking to get a .38 for the house, as my wife is more comfortable using one of those than the shotgun.


Not bad for a retail store however if you buy online you avoid sales tax just have to pay a FFL fee ranges from $10.00 to $40.00, example Jet Guns has the Bodyguard for $411.00 shipped to a FFL. I have seen it as low as $369.00 online plus shipping.

link

Thanks Butcherboy excellent post, a little disappointed with Academy Sports last year they had the same .357 revolver for $199.99, picked one up for the wife however the Heritage .22 revolver for $99.99 is a very decent gun for plinking or for a first time shooter, has a safety very unusual on a revolver.

Glock? Guess not .....

Thanks for the post!

sage224 said:   VicVinegar said:   How is that price on the Bodyguard revolver? Does it get much lower than $429? I'm looking to get a .38 for the house, as my wife is more comfortable using one of those than the shotgun.


Not bad for a retail store however if you buy online you avoid sales tax just have to pay a FFL fee ranges from $10.00 to $40.00, example Jet Guns has the Bodyguard for $411.00 shipped to a FFL. I have seen it as low as $369.00 online plus shipping.

link


You don't always get to avoid Tax. FFL's in Washington State collect sales tax on the invoice - kind of like bringing a car into the state.

TowHead said:   sage224 said:   VicVinegar said:   How is that price on the Bodyguard revolver? Does it get much lower than $429? I'm looking to get a .38 for the house, as my wife is more comfortable using one of those than the shotgun.


Not bad for a retail store however if you buy online you avoid sales tax just have to pay a FFL fee ranges from $10.00 to $40.00, example Jet Guns has the Bodyguard for $411.00 shipped to a FFL. I have seen it as low as $369.00 online plus shipping.

link


You don't always get to avoid Tax. FFL's in Washington State collect sales tax on the invoice - kind of like bringing a car into the state.


Most FFL in California are starting to charge tax too
And if you are in California and your FFL does not charge tax yet, they will soon.

...

WalMart will have 100pack of 12 or 20 gauge birdshots for $18 from usual price of $22.99

WoW Bass Pro should be ashamed in having such a P!SS Poor Sale

Thanks for the info.

This is very timely--thanks BB. Our cat jumped on the fireplace mantel at 330AM last night when we were sleeping and knocked a glass vase onto the granite hearth. The sound of breaking glass woke me up. I bolted down stairs, figuring it was the cat doing something bad, but the thought of someone breaking a window to get into the house was on my half awake mind as well. Afterwards I thought--what would I have done if their actually would've been someone in my house with a gun as I stood there a$$ naked w/no weapon? I went back up to bed and told my wife what happened. she said next time I should put some clothes on. First off, I said why--do I owe it to a burglar to be presentable? Secondly ,I said being naked was my only defense to scare away a criminal. Long story short, next time I hear a noise wake me up in the middle of the night I want to have some defense. Plus I think it would be fun to go the range from time to time. This list is over-whelming to me though because I don't know much about guns. I would like to get a handgun at a low price/good deal. Any suggestions from the list? Thanks

maroccom said:   This is very timely--thanks BB. Our cat jumped on the fireplace mantel at 330AM last night when we were sleeping and knocked a glass vase onto the granite hearth. The sound of breaking glass woke me up. I bolted down stairs, figuring it was the cat doing something bad, but the thought of someone breaking a window to get into the house was on my half awake mind as well. Afterwards I thought--what would I have done if their actually would've been someone in my house with a gun as I stood there a$$ naked w/no weapon? I went back up to bed and told my wife what happened. she said next time I should put some clothes on. First off, I said why--do I owe it to a burglar to be presentable? Secondly ,I said being naked was my only defense to scare away a criminal. Long story short, next time I hear a noise wake me up in the middle of the night I want to have some defense. Plus I think it would be fun to go the range from time to time. This list is over-whelming to me though because I don't know much about guns. I would like to get a handgun at a low price/good deal. Any suggestions from the list? Thanks

1) take a NRA Safety Training class or 2 or 3 or more.
NRA Safety Class
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )
3) Practice, Practice, Practice at a gun range.
4) More Practice, A lot more Practice.
5) Buy A Bath Robe....

Bang for the buck
http://www.kygunco.com/products2.cfm/id/2061/name/springfield-xd...
3 Additional Free Magazines ( So You Will Have 5 )
http://www.springfieldpromo.com/

Also you may want to get a Shotgun
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1139396/

Thanks for the hard work!

Butcherboy said:   maroccom said:   This is very timely--thanks BB. Our cat jumped on the fireplace mantel at 330AM last night when we were sleeping and knocked a glass vase onto the granite hearth. The sound of breaking glass woke me up. I bolted down stairs, figuring it was the cat doing something bad, but the thought of someone breaking a window to get into the house was on my half awake mind as well. Afterwards I thought--what would I have done if their actually would've been someone in my house with a gun as I stood there a$$ naked w/no weapon? I went back up to bed and told my wife what happened. she said next time I should put some clothes on. First off, I said why--do I owe it to a burglar to be presentable? Secondly ,I said being naked was my only defense to scare away a criminal. Long story short, next time I hear a noise wake me up in the middle of the night I want to have some defense. Plus I think it would be fun to go the range from time to time. This list is over-whelming to me though because I don't know much about guns. I would like to get a handgun at a low price/good deal. Any suggestions from the list? Thanks

1) take a NRA Safety Training class or 2 or 3 or more.
NRA Safety Class
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )
3) Practice, Practice, Practice at a gun range.
4) More Practice, A lot more Practice.
5) Buy A Bath Robe....

Bang for the buck
http://www.kygunco.com/products2.cfm/id/2061/name/springfield-xd...
3 Additional Free Magazines ( So You Will Have 5 )
http://www.springfieldpromo.com/

Also you may want to get a Shotgun
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1139396/


I second the recommendation to take a safety class or two, or as many as you can afford - either with the NRA or elsewhere, I'd look at both a general handgun class, as well as something that deals with home defense including what you can/cant should/shouldn't do as well as the legal ramifications you could face. I also second the suggestion of a Springfield xD series handgun, I have a XD 45 ACP and Love it, the built in safety features are great and for me personally it's very accurate and pleasant to shoot for a 45.

Thanks! I have a safe and know someone in Law enforcement so that should be a good start!

Running around with your ding-dong hanging out at 3:30AM is no way to defend your house

I was in the Army, so firearms safety was pounded into my head. Had I not had that, I probably would've enrolled in these conceal-and-carry classes if your state allows it, they are very good for understanding how they work. Once you understand safety, go to a pistol range. Multiple things have to go wrong to kill yourself or someone else.. #1 Gun has to be pointed at yourself or someone else, #2 Gun has to be loaded, #3 Safety is off.. #4 Don't drop your gun while it's loaded.. #5 Don't run with loaded guns...

My wife's father lets me shoot out on his deer hunting land during the summer.. if you know someone who has land, that a very good place to learn.

That Springfield 9mm, looks like a great buy along with the .40 they have for $380. I wish I had some extra $ lying around the house I would buy both, the 9mm for the wife and the 40 cal for myself. Id also like to have that semiauto winchester SX3. A shotgun that can shoot 12 rounds in less than 2 seconds can really help if your getting chased by a pack of zombies.

Honestly, with the current economy getting worse and worse it might be time to protect ones home with a firearm or two. I am ex infantry myself, with 8 years service and a tour, weapon safety is very important especially with two toddlers running around, but that's all the more reason to have a firearm around, to protect the ones you love most.

maroccom said:   This is very timely--thanks BB. Our cat jumped on the fireplace mantel at 330AM last night when we were sleeping and knocked a glass vase onto the granite hearth. The sound of breaking glass woke me up. I bolted down stairs, figuring it was the cat doing something bad, but the thought of someone breaking a window to get into the house was on my half awake mind as well. Afterwards I thought--what would I have done if their actually would've been someone in my house with a gun as I stood there a$$ naked w/no weapon? I went back up to bed and told my wife what happened. she said next time I should put some clothes on. First off, I said why--do I owe it to a burglar to be presentable? Secondly ,I said being naked was my only defense to scare away a criminal. Long story short, next time I hear a noise wake me up in the middle of the night I want to have some defense. Plus I think it would be fun to go the range from time to time. This list is over-whelming to me though because I don't know much about guns. I would like to get a handgun at a low price/good deal. Any suggestions from the list? Thanks


From that list, an excellent beginner handgun is the the Rossi 357 magnum revolver, because:

- Revolvers are easier to master and shoot under stress; no safeties or magazines to remember. If the gun is loaded, it will go bang when you pull the trigger.

- A 357 magnum is a fiercely powerful round from a small handgun. It recoils very hard and is beyond loud. The good news is, any 357 magnum revolver can also shoot far less potent (and far less expensive) 38 special ammo.

- The 3" barrel on the Rossi is an excellent compromise between shootability at the firing range (longer barrel guns are easier to aim), and wieldability (shorter barrel guns are easier to store, less likely to snag on cloths, harder for an attacker to try to grab from you, easier to carry, and just generally handier).

The Rossi is not a high end gun, but I have found they make pretty good stuff. They carry a lifetime warranty and will stand behind the product. Once it's broken in on the range and proven reliable, I wouldn't hesitate to rely on it for home defense.

The Heritage 22 on the list is also a good beginner range gun. It's a cowboy style gun with a safety added. Slow to load and fire, so not good for home defense, but a very handy range and small game hunting gun. It would be great for learning how to shoot and basic handgun marksmanship, but you'd probably need to buy another gun for home defense.

I advise going to a good range and trying out a few guns before making a purchase. If you shoot a 357 magnum, short barrel revolver, I'll bet you won't end up buying it. Based upon personal experience, there's too much recoil, it can actually hurt your hand. My wife has fired a Kimber .45, H&K .40 Compact USP, Glock 23, a semi auto 9mm, and her personal preference ended up being the H&K .40 Don't think small, find a gun that fits the hand well with controlled recoil and gives you confidence. Make sure you can move the slide on a semi-auto with ease or keep a round chambered with a LE mod or with a safety on. I would also recommend a laser attachment, especially for any possible night action.

If you're looking for a good self defense .40 round, I'd recommend that you look at the Winchester bonded hollow point PDX1. I consider them a bargain and you can usually find them at WalMart. Watch some video on their ballistics, impressive for a reasonably priced round.

Lastly, don't buy a gun until you're psychologically able, and know the law, to actually kill somebody.

Butcherboy said:   
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )


Realistic suggestions for those living in an apartment? At a minimum gun and ammo cases with locks on them?

Butcherboy said:   
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )


See how much good that will do when you need them.

Keep one loaded and ready to use, either on your person or within easy reach, at all times, even when sleeping or at the beach.

RobsTV said:   Butcherboy said:   
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )


See how much good that will do when you need them.

Keep one loaded and ready to use, either on your person or within easy reach, at all times, even when sleeping or at the beach.


that can't alway work, some of us have kids. gun should be locked at all time.

can anyone recommend a solid .223 NY compliant ? I did like this one here bushmaster

of course I would ask they switch out the 30 round for the 10.

Thanks

DUNsho said:   RobsTV said:   Butcherboy said:   
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )


See how much good that will do when you need them.

Keep one loaded and ready to use, either on your person or within easy reach, at all times, even when sleeping or at the beach.


that can't alway work, some of us have kids. gun should be locked at all time.


I agree that having kids around make things a little different. Requires extra thought and training for the entire family. You can not leave a loading gun accessible to kids and their friends, who will eventually find it.

Some might say that is even more reason to always have a gun ready. To protect the kids.

An unloaded and locked gun is like a motorcyclist carrying his helmet in his saddlebag.
When you need it most, it will be too late to think about using it.

I did buy a gun safe and keep all but one weapon in there, but no kids around.

DUNsho said:   RobsTV said:   Butcherboy said:   
2) Keep your guns and ammo locked up ( ALL THE TIME )


See how much good that will do when you need them.

Keep one loaded and ready to use, either on your person or within easy reach, at all times, even when sleeping or at the beach.


that can't alway work, some of us have kids. gun should be locked at all time.


Thats what they make these for: Pistol Safe

Is there a link, or something to get to the Dicks BOGOHO coupon somewhere?

rbstern said:   
From that list, an excellent beginner handgun is the the Rossi 357 magnum revolver, because:

- Revolvers are easier to master and shoot under stress; no safeties or magazines to remember. If the gun is loaded, it will go bang when you pull the trigger.
Yes, but there are also many fine and reliable hand guns with a trigger safety that will also go bang when you pull the trigger. Plus you get many more bullets. Having magazines at the ready is also more convenient than having to reload a revolver.


- The 3" barrel on the Rossi is an excellent compromise between shootability at the firing range (longer barrel guns are easier to aim), and wieldability (shorter barrel guns are easier to store, less likely to snag on cloths, harder for an attacker to try to grab from you, easier to carry, and just generally handier).
But revolvers are fat. IMO a 4" 9mm or .40 polymer semi-auto is a good compromise between size and handling.

Personally, I think the effectiveness of a shotgun for home defense is over stated. It's long, heavy, unwieldy, slow rate of fire, difficult to reload, and contrary to popular notion, you do still have to aim it. And the kick is hard to manage.

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Looks Great! But is it NY compliant? I know I have to call and have the 30 rd magazine switched to a 10 rd. Is the flash hider on this the same as a flash suppressor? I'd like to order this soon as it is a great deal. Anyone recommend a NY FFL ?

Thanks

yuppiejr said:   MaxRC said:   violentkoala said:   can anyone recommend a solid .223 NY compliant ? I did like this one here bushmaster

of course I would ask they switch out the 30 round for the 10.

Thanks


If you want an AR for cheap, you can try building your own. For about $700, you can have a much nicer gun than the bushmaster.

I would only buy a "name brand", if I was looking for a premium model in the $1000+ range.

Besides, building your own forces you to know how the gun works. It saddens me greatly to say this, but I was at the range over the weekend where two guys brought out a geeked-out expensive looking AR that was so poorly maintained that the charge handle refused to slide back. "It just needs some lubrication" was the last words I heard before I left.


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