As an Amazon Associate, this site earns a commission from Amazon sales.











January 4th, 2021

Bargain Finder 276: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

AccurateShooter Deals of the Week Weekly Bargain Finder Sale Discount Savings

At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

1. Sportsman’s WHSE — 12-gun Steel Security Cabinet, $189.99

tactical safe cabinet
Great Value on versatile security cabinet — good secondary safe

In addition to a heavy, primary gunsafe, many gun-owners can use a smaller security cabinet for another area of the house, for the garage, or even for an RV. If you’re looking for a good basic gun locker, check out the SnapSafe Premium 12-Gun Tactical Cabinet. It has a simple key-lock system and can fit in most closets. Purchasers praised this unit given the low cost: “For a gun case below $200 you can’t get much better than this” and “More of a light-weight gun locker … it is well made and sturdy though, and is much better than I expected for the price.”

2. Palmetto Armory — Black Aces 12GA Pump Shotgun, $349.99

black aces shotgun
Killer Deal on 12ga tactical with good sights, top rail, hard case

It’s hard to beat a good shotgun for home defense. However, many good defensive shotguns have been sold out, or the prices have been artificially inflated by sellers. Here’s a good defensive scattergun at a great price. The Black Aces Tactical 18.5″ Shotgun boasts 5-round capacity, and has large sights plus a rail for fitting a Red Dot optic. This matte black shotgun ships with 3 chokes, an accessory grip, and even a hard case, all for a low $349.99 price.

3. Amazon — Hornady Lock-N-Load Concentricity Tool, $134.99

hornday concentricity tool
This tool is easy to use — measures run out on case and bullet

Loading straight and true cartridges is the cornerstone of precision shooting. However, without some kind of concentricity gauge you’re just guessing. If you want to start measuring case neck and bullet run-out to assess the quality of your handloads, consider getting the Hornady Lock-N-Load Concentricity Tool. It features precise alignment of most bottleneck cartridges from .22 up to .45 Caliber, an easy-to-use precision adjustment knob, plus a sturdy frame that can be bolted to your bench.

4. Amazon — Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind & Temp Meter, $134.99

kestrel wind tool
Every shooter can use a Kestrel; this has key functions

Disappointed with cheap wind meters or tired of clunky cellphone impeller attachments that are time-consuming to set up? Save time and trouble by getting the Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind and Temperature Meter. This quality unit features current wind speed, maximum wind gust, average wind speed, temperature, wind chill. It’s also waterproof, has an easy-to-read display with backlight, and it floats.

5. Creedmoor Sports — Deluxe 55″ or 60″ Rifle Case, $124.95

creedmoor rifle case
Truly one of the highest-quality soft rifle cases you can buy

Tired of poorly-made soft cases that wear out after one season? If you want to get a top-quality case that will last for years, check out the Creedmoor Blue Deluxe 55″ or 60″ Rifle Case. These hand-made cases provide an incredible level of protection with quality fabrics and padding. Smart design, high-grade zippers, and top-quality sewing make a noticeable difference. And right now you can get either the 55″ or 60″ model for $124.45 — a $25 savings off the regular $149.95 price. You will see many of the nation’s top Palma and F-Class shooters using these cases.

6. Natchez — Bushnell 2.5-10x44mm SFP Scope + Knife, $189.99

bushnell scope sale
Great scope deal PLUS nice hunting knife with 5 blades

The Bushnell Nitro 2.5-10×44 SFP 30mm Rifle Scope is a solid, reliable optic. Right now, if you purchase this riflescope for the low $189.99 sale price, you get a FREE Havalon hunting knife with FIVE replaceable blades. This Bushnell Nitro optic features good light transmission and EXO Barrier lens coating that repels water, oil, dust, debris and scratches. Buyers have given this scope very good reviews: “This [scope] is way better than I expected for the money. I liked it so well I ordered another one.” This special saves you $160.00 on the scope PLUS you get a nice knife kit as a bonus.

7. Amazon — EEBOW Military-style Tactical Backpack, $33.99

tactical backpack
Pack has many good features and is very versatile

Any range bag, bug-out bag, or hiking pack needs to be well-made and have ample storage capacity, with a variety of compartments for various types of gear. The EEBOW GEAR Military Tactical Backpack boasts multiple compartments, plenty of pockets, nice shoulder straps, plus MOLLE attachments. It is also hydration bladder compatible. It’s hard to beat this tactical pack for the money. Grab one while it’s on sale.

8. Amazon — MTM TMC15 Tactical Mag Can, $29.79

ar magazine carry box
Good way to carry loaded mags securely — case has handle and lock hasp

Storing P-mags or other AR-style mags is never easy. They don’t stack well and bags don’t make it any easier. Now with the MTM TMC15 Tactical Mag Can you can safely and easily store and travel with up to 15 magazines and never worry about damage. This is also a great way to transport loaded magazines in states where ammo needs to be locked up while traveling.

9. Amazon — Silicone Gun Socks with Multiple Sizes, From $4.39

silicone gun sock
Long guns should be in gun socks or borestores when in gunsafes

Most people think that once you put firearms in a gunvault they are safe from corrosion but that’s not true. It’s not uncommon for folks to stow guns in a safe only to find rust on them months (or years) later. Avoid future disappointment by using these affordable silicone treated socks. Offered in assorted sizes for pistols, rifles, and shotguns, prices range from $4.39 (pistol) to $7.39 (tactical rifle). We also recommend using Eezox or other good corrosion inhibitor on metal parts. With that and a good treated gun sock and a Goldenrod, rust should not be a worry anymore.

Permalink Bullets, Brass, Ammo, Gear Review, Hot Deals No Comments »
January 4th, 2021

National Rifle Association Marks 150th Anniversary in 2021

NRA 150th Anniversary

The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in 1871 by Civil War veterans. Since that beginning, 150 years ago, the goals of the NRA have been to advance marksmanship training, foster sport shooting, protect the rights of gun owners, and preserve Second Amendment freedoms. The NRA now boasts over 5,000,000 members. In 2021, the NRA celebrates 150 years as the nation’s largest association of gun owners and “America’s oldest civil-rights organization”.

NRA 150th Anniversary“The NRA has diligently protected our right to keep and bear arms longer than any other organization”, NRA President Carolyn Meadows said. “We are humbled to serve our more than 5 million members and all law-abiding gun owners. We invite you to join our organization as we celebrate this historic milestone.” To take part in NRA’s 150th Anniversary celebrations, you can sign-up online or call 1-866-672-2020 to join.

Over the past century-and-a-half, the NRA has served firearm owners through training, legislative action, and other initiatives that promote sport shooting, hunting, and personal protection. Today, the organization offers a wide range of programs for firearm owners including competitive shooting, hunter education, political action and more.

Online Resources for NRA Members

The NRA has a wide variety of online resource for its members. These include information for competitive shooters, online training for hunters, and firearms safety sites. To access ALL the many NRA online resources go to NRA.org, and then click on the RED “NRA Explore” tab upper left. A pull-down, 3-column directory will appear.

NRA 150th Anniversary

The NRA also offers some very good, informative websites, including Shooting Sports USA (SSUSA.org). Guided by Editor John Parker, SSUSA.org offers dozens of good feature stories every month. We also recommend the American Hunter website, AmericanHunter.org.

NRA 150th Anniversary

NRA Publications Feature 150 Years of NRA History
To mark its 150th Anniversary, the NRA will run historical features in four of its magazines: American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s 1st Freedom, and Shooting Illustrated. Throughout 2021, each issue will spotlight significant events and leaders that shaped the organization and its mission. The NRA will also publish a showpiece coffee-table book, “NRA — 150 Years Strong”, in September 2021.

NRA 150th Anniversary

The NRA in the Early Years — 1871 to 1907

Shooting Sports USA (SSUSA) has a good article on the origins and history of the National Rifle Association. This timeline feature covers the first 36 years of NRA history from 1871 to 1907. The NRA was founded in 1871, and 1907 marked the first year of Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.

SSUSA explains the NRA’s original mission: “The NRA’s program during its youthful years centered mainly on improving marksmanship among the military. Rifle tournaments at ranges in Creedmoor (NY), Sea Girt (NJ), and Camp Perry (OH) captured the country’s spirit of nationalism and resulted in key improvements in rifles and target scoring. NRA also set standards for military rifle training and even inspired the federal government to form its own segment within the War Department to focus on promoting rifle practice among soldiers as well as civilians.”

NRA history creedmoor sea girt camp perry

1871 — A group of New York National Guardsmen founded the National Rifle Association to promote marksmanship training. Figures such as Capt. George Wingate had called for better rifle marksmanship to support the nation’s defense.

1872 — The NRA acquires Creed’s Farm in Long Island, New York for $26,250. Renamed “Creedmoor”, this becomes the NRA’s first range. The first match was held in 1873.

1874 — The NRA hosts its first International Match, shot at the Creedmoor Range in New York.

The First-Ever Creedmoor Challenge Match in 1874
The Irish International Shooting team arrived in New York on the 16th of September and proceeded to “take in the sights”, which was understandable, before some practice at the Creedmoor range. On September 26th they presented themselves for the match with confidence and in high spirits. The crowds that day were reported to be between 5,000 and 10,000 strong, which showed the huge support already growing for the fledgling sport in America.

Arizona Ireland USA American Creedmoor Challenge Cup rifle competition

(more…)

Permalink - Articles, Competition, News 1 Comment »
January 4th, 2021

Precision Stick-On Targets — Roll of 250 for $12.49

benchrest target adhesive stick-on load development Midsouth 6x4

Here’s a handy product from Midsouth Shooters Supply: 250 self-adhesive Benchrest Targets on a convenient roll. Not just for benchrest competitors, these handy stick-on targets work great for anyone doing load development. We’ve used then and they work well. Each target offers a precision 1/4″ grid at the top with diamond aiming box below. This is similar to official targets used in Benechrest matches, with the addition of the upper grid lines which allow you to instantly estimate group size. These targets also include an area to list your load components. Midsouth Shooters sells the 250-target roll for $12.49. That works out to just five cents per target!

This target was designed for benchrest shooting, developing new loads or cataloging existing ones. This easy-to-use target has a 1/4″ grid pattern at the top which helps measure groups. The vertical aiming square at the bottom helps align the cross hairs of your scope for consistent shot placement. At the very bottom of the target there is room to record your reloading information. Each Target sticker measures 6″ x 4″ with a 4.5″ x 2.5″ printed area.

benchrest target adhesive stick-on load development Midsouth 6x4

Permalink Gear Review, Hot Deals, Shooting Skills No Comments »