Featured Deals of the Week – 12/7/18

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    Weekly Deal Roundup

    AR-15 5.56 pistol-length stainless steel barrel – $86.25 

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    What the deal is:

    Ballistic Advantage is closing out one of their products, a stainless steel AR-15 barrel for 5.56. It is a pistol-length barrel at only 7.5″, and has a QPQ corrosion resistant finish. The barrel’s twist is 1:7, and it does have a threaded muzzle. This barrel’s 416R stainless steel means it will foul less and be easier to clean than a comparable 4150 Chrome Moly barrel, as well as being superior for competition shooting due to its increased accuracy for short groups of shots.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Originally priced at $115.00, Ballistic Advantage has lowered the price to $86.25 as they close out this product. That means you save 25% off list price for a reliable, accurate product that will make a great addition to an AR-pistol for competition or range use.


    Browning bxr .270 win, 134-grain 20 rounds – $19.99

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    What the deal is:

    Sportsman’s Guide is selling Browning BXR 270-Win hunting ammunition. Specifically designed for use on deer, the tip fragments on impact to reveal the expanding hollow-point behind it. These rounds have a muzzle velocity of 3,060 FPS, a muzzle energy of 2,786 foot-pounds, and a ballistic coefficient of 0.464, meaning these rounds experience low enough drag that they’re good for long range shooting.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Because Sportsman’s Guide has knocked $10 off the box price, presumably because many states’ deer seasons are rapidly coming to an end. Still, $1.00 per round is a pretty great discount considering these rounds are usually priced at $1.45 a round.

    Federal gameshok 50-grain jhp 22wmr 50 rounds – $10.69

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    What the deal is:

    1-800-Guns-and-Ammo is selling boxes of 50 rounds of Federal 22WMR 50-grain ammunition. The bullets are jacketed hollow-points designed for small game such as rabbits or squirrels. The rounds have a muzzle velocity of 1,530 feet per second, and a ballistic coefficient of 0.158. It is suitable for shots up to 100 yards, but drops off rapidly after that.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    The ammunition is being sold for just under $15 off list price, 57.5% off. The rounds themselves are $0.21 cents per round, but that’s a substantial discount from their usual $0.50 cents per round.

    Smith & Wesson M&P9 shield 2.0 9mm no thumb safety – $309

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    What the deal is:

    GrabAGun is offering the Smith & Wesson Shield 2.0 in 9mm. This model has a 3.1″ barrel, holds 8+1 rounds, and does not have a thumb safety but instead a trigger safety. It weighs 18.3 ounces. The sights are steel with white dots, and the barrel is stainless steel with an Armornite finish. The M&P9 Shield 2.0 is a common carry handgun because of its solid performance and small profile.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    It’s a good deal because GrabAGun is selling them for well below what you usually see these go for. Generally the M&P9 2.0 can be found for around $350, and on sale can be found for closer to $320. However, here it’s being sold for $309. A nice $40 off what they can usually be had for.

    FN Pistols close-out sale – $349-$379

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    What the deal is:

    EuroOptic is closing out a batch of FNS-series pistols, with seven different models on sale. Five of the models are variations on the FNS-40, four of those are compact models that have 3.6″ barrels and hold 10+1 rounds of 40 S&W, the last being an LE model that holds 14+1 as standard. All of the FNS-40C models come with two 10-round magazines and one 14-round magazine. Two of the 40C models are DAO, other two are striker-fired. The other two FNs on sale are FNS-9Ls, both of which are striker-fired and which differ in type of night sight (tritium vs dot). Both FNS-9Ls come with three 17-round magazines.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    This is a surprisingly good sale. The FNS-40s (both compact and LE) are on sale for $349, except the DAO with night sights, which is going for $339. Generally speaking FNS-40 series can be found for between $360-$460, which this sale is well below. Both FNS-9L pistols are being sold at $379, which again is well below their general “street price” of $450-$550. Definitely a deal worth looking into.

    Heckler & Koch tekmat reloading/cleaning mats – $11.99-19.99

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    What the deal is:

    Before you roast me in the comments, yes I’m aware this is neither a gun nor a gun accessory nor a gun part nor even ammunition. That’s why there’s still 5 of those above. However, with the holidays coming up, if you’re interested in an inexpensive gift for one of your fellow ammosexuals, this will hit the spot. The mats are well-made, look cool, and make a great addition to anybody’s workspace. TekMat is offering the MP5 mat, the USP mat, and the P30 mat all on sale.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    The MP5 mat is the best deal, it’s 20% off retail for $19.99 instead of the usual $24.99. The P30 and USP mats are both $11.99 instead of their usual $13.99, 15% (or a pretty measly $2) off.

    Non-linked sources:

    Federal Ammunition – Game•Shok – 757. (2018). Federalpremium.com. Retrieved 4 December 2018, from https://www.federalpremium.com/products/rimfire/federal-small-game-target/gameshok/757

    M&P®9 SHIELD M2.0™ | Smith & Wesson. (2018). Smith-wesson.com. Retrieved 4 December 2018, from https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-shield-m20-0

    Benjamin is a student in Massachusetts, where he is getting his Master’s in Criminology. He is originally from Virginia, where he was introduced to firearms at summer camp when he was thirteen. Ever since his first shot with a .22LR bolt-action he has been in love with shooting sports. He is a moderator on the TFB Discord, which can be found at https://discord.gg/bcVD9zw. On reddit he can be found under /u/HuskyCriminologist.