Featured Deals of the Week 12/28/18

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    Weekly Deals Roundup: 22LR in bulk, AR-15 pistol upper, bulk 5.56 and magazines, S&W MP380 and vault, CZ Scorpion EVO

    Thanks for tuning in to the last Gun Deals of the year folks, have a Happy New Year!

    remington 22lr thunderbolt 40gr 5000 rounds – $129.99

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    What the deal is:

    Outdoor Limited is selling cases of 5000 rounds of Remington 22LR Thunderbolt. The ammunition is 40gr lead nose, and has an average muzzle velocity of 1,255 feet per second. Remington’s 22 Thunderbolt is a versatile round, good for competition, small game, or just plinking some targets for fun. I’m willing to bet more than a few readers bought their sons or daughters a 22 for Christmas, you might want to buy some food for it too.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Outdoor Limited is selling 10 boxes of 500 rounds in a case for $129.99, which works out to $0.026 cents per round. Not bad. Usually these cases are sold for $700, which comes out to $0.14 cents per round. With this deal you save $570, and get some range food that will last you a month (or more realistically, a day or two).

    Combat Armory AR-15 pistol upper -$110 with code “take15”

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    What the deal is:

    Combat Armory has their pistol length AR uppers back in stock. These are 7.5″ barrels in complete uppers, perfect for your pistol or SBR build. The barrel has a 1:7 twist, and a 7″ hand-guard over top of it. The hand-guard is M-LOK and thus compatible with the wide majority of attachments and options for your build.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    These complete uppers are originally priced at $199.99, but are being sold on paper for $70 off at $129.99. However, with the additional code “TAKE15”, you can get an additional 15% off and the whole upper goes for $110.49. All told that’s 45% or just under $90 off.

    xm193 1000 rounds and 10 magazines – $299.99 w/ rebate

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    What the deal is:

    Is there a more iconic combination than Palmetto State Armory and cheap Magpul Gen2 magazines? Sure there’s apple pie and ice cream, but when you think iconic you think PSA and putting Magpul Gen2 magazines in every deal they can. Okay for serious it’s a pretty standard PSA deal, which should tell you something about the size of PSA’s magazine warehouse. You’re getting 1000 loose rounds of American Eagle XM193 55gr FMJBT ammo. It has an average muzzle velocity of 3,165 fps, and average muzzle energy of 1,223 ft/lbs. Then you’re also getting 10 Magpul PMAG Gen2 30-round magazines.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Without the mail-in rebate it’s a meh deal, going for $349.99. However, if you opt to take the mail-in rebate, you get $50 back, and now it’s a pretty nice deal. To get the rebate form you have to contact PSA customer service or go to Federal American Eagle’s website. Once you’ve done that, if you take $5 as the going rate for Gen2 Magpuls (which is lowballing), then the ammunition is $0.25 cents per round and you get 10 magazines for $5 each.

    S&W MP380 Shield and handgun vault – $292.99

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    What the deal is:

    The deal is an M&P380 EZ and a handgun vault for quick access. The M&P380 is Smith and Wesson’s newest addition to the M&P 2.0 family, and is specifically designed for people with low grip strength, for use in low-light conditions or by people with poor close-up vision. The M&P380 EZ comes with, according to Smith & Wesson’s website, “an easy-to-rack slide , easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design”. There is also a tactile loaded chamber indicator, and this model comes with the ambidextrous thumb safety. The safe is a Lockdown Keyed Large Handgun Vault, made with 18 gauge walls, and comes with an additional 12 gauge side and bottom reinforcement plate which allows it to be mounted to a desk or nightstand or to the inside of luggage, as this safe does meet TSA guidelines.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    The safe sells for around $25 in most places that I’ve seen it, meaning you’re getting the M&P380 Shield EZ  for $268 or thereabouts, which is a smoking hot deal. The Shield EZ retails for between $325-375 most places, so even if you weren’t getting a safe with the gun you’d be getting a good deal.

    CZ Scorpion evo 3 with collapsible brace – $949.99

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    What the deal is:

    Prepper Gun Shop is selling these FDE Scorpion Evo 3 pistols with a collapsing brace. The Scorpion is of course chambered in 9×19, and has a 7.75″ barrel. It comes with 3 magazines, two factory 20 round magazines and 1 Manticore 32 round magazine. This model does have a threaded barrel if you’re interested in suppressing it, as many people are.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Prepper Gun Shop has knocked $100 off the original price, which is a nice 10% savings right off the bat. Scorpions are almost always sold with folding braces, not collapsible ones. I’ve never actually seen a Scorpion for sale with a collapsible brace before, which is why this made the list. Scorpions with folding braces can be found for a lot less and in a variety of colors, usually around $750-800 if you go deal hunting. If you just want a Scorpion, I recommend going and finding one of those. However if you want a Scorpion with a collapsible brace, this is the deal for you.

    Unlinked Sources:

    “Federal American Eagle XM193 5.56 NATO 55 Grain FMJ BT 20 Round Box – 029465094607”. 2018. Cheaper Than Dirt. https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ammo-556-nato-federal-lake-city-xm193-55-grain-fmjbt-bullet-3132-fps-20-round-box-xm193-029465094607.do.

    “Handgun Security Vault, Large – Battenfeld Technologies”. 2018. Battenfeld Technologies. https://www.btibrands.com/product/handgun-security-vault-large/.

    “M&P® 380 SHIELD™ EZ™ | Smith & Wesson”. 2018. Smith-Wesson.Com. https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-380-shield-ez-0.

    Benjamin is a recent graduate living in Massachusetts with a master’s degree 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.


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