Featured Deals of the Week – 2/8/19

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    The deal article of the week is here boys and girls. I can hear your wallets crying already.

    High Tower Armory 90/22 Conversion – $269.99

    Deal on the 90/22 Conversion

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    What… what the hell is it?

    Not my usual subheader, but pretty accurate if I do say so myself. This is “the next generation” (their words, not mine) of Ruger 10/22 bullpup stocks. Now I know, I know, someone out there is saying something along the lines of “bullpups are stupid!” To be honest, in a military context, I don’t disagree. But nobody is taking the 90/22 to war. What this is, is an inexpensive and honestly pretty fun looking way to turn your standard 10/22 into a P90 clone in .22LR. Oh, and it takes banana mags in bullpup configuration. So not quite a P90 clone. Still, some pretty cool furniture to slap on your old 10/22, right?

    Why it’s a good deal:

    You can keep the Goa’uld off your lawn on the cheap since you don’t have a multi-million dollar government agency bankrolling you. Okay, you know what it is. It’s a fun way to spice up an old 10/22. Is it worth $270? That’s up to you.

    Ruger BX-25 10/22 25-round magazine – $19.99

    Deal on the BX-25 Magazine

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    What the deal is:

    They’re 25-round 10/22 magazines, OEM. There’s really not a whole lot else to say. They’ll take your .22LR, feed it into your 10/22, and then your 10/22 will (presumably) go bang.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    These are 26% off retail, which is pretty nice. This is the lowest that you can usually find these new. Usually, you see BX-25s for around $25, even $30 apiece, which is pretty pricey.

    Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport – $299.99

    Deal on the 15-22

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    What the deal is:

    Continuing the .22LR trend, it’s probably my favorite .22LR rifle ever made. While it is not the first rifle I ever shot, it is the rifle that taught me the most about the fundamentals of shooting. It’s the rifle I taught my then-girlfriend to shoot with. That, of course, is worthless to you my dear reader, but it’s still a good rifle. Perfect for teaching a new shooter the fundamentals with, an exceptionally fun range-toy, and if need be a varmint rifle.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    It’s $300, which is a great deal for the 15-22. These usually retail for around $350, and the absolute cheapest one I have ever seen was around $290. With all that in mind, I’d say this is a pretty good deal, and it’s been the price from PSA for a bit now.

    Vortex Optics Close-out – Up to 45% Off

    Vortex Scopes Deal

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    What the deal is:

    Euro Optic is selling a bunch of Vortex scopes in a close-out sale. For sale include the Viper PST 4-16×50 EBR sight, a variable-magnification scope for precision shooting. Bit of a silly statement, they’re all for precision shooting. There’s two other Viper PSTs in 6-24×50, a pair of Razor HD Gen II 3-18x50s, and three other types of Razor HD Gen II but in 4.5-27×56.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    It’s all on sale. Everything is marked down from about 25% to 45% off, which for scopes of this price means savings in the $300-$700 range. Not bad.


    Smith and Wesson M&P9 Shield – $259.99

    Deal on the M&P9

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    What the deal is:

    It’s a Shield 9mm, and it’s not the 2.0. There’s not much else to say about it really. It’s a concealable handgun chambered in the ever popular 9×19, it takes 7+1 rounds or 8+1 with a pinky rest magazine. Also, this model does include the thumb safety, which for some people is a must-have and for some people is a total cold shower. The trigger breaks at approximately 6.5 lbs., it’s 6.1″ long, just under 1″ wide, stands 4.6″ tall, and weighs 19 ounces. It goes bang when you pull the trigger.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    They’re being sold for $259.99 a pop. Generally speaking these retail for around $275, $300. I’ve seen them for as high as $350, but that’s on the extreme end. If you’re looking for an inexpensive carry handgun that is reliable and eminently concealable, this is a good buy.

    But wait!

    I can hear you say. Haven’t these made the list before, and for $10 cheaper? Yes, they have. So why did I include them again? Well, first, it’s still a good deal. Nobody is going to buy one of these, look back, and go “hey wait a minute!” That said, these do seem to be going on sale often, which isn’t surprising for a last-gen CCW piece. So what I’ll likely do in the future is if I see a good deal on something that’s been featured, I’ll include it as a bonus at the end of the weekly post with a link to a prior post that featured a full write-up.

    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.