Featured Deals of the Week – 7/26/19


    Welcome back to another Featured Deals of the Week, I’m your host Benjamin F, and as always, please let me know in the comments if you want to see more of any type of deals. Last week someone asked to see more reloading supplies, and I’ve been keeping my eye out ever since.

    A Whole Mess of Brownells Coupons

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    What the deal is:

    Brownells usually has a couple of various coupon codes going at once, but since there’s a whole bunch of them right now, I thought it deserved its own entry.

    • NCS – $15 off $150 and Free Shipping (Not Handling)
    • M8Y – $20 off $200 and Free S/H
    • VB5 – Free S/H over $49
    • MDX – $10 off $99 and Free Shipping (Not Handling)
    • 2BA – $30 off $250 and Free S/H
    • 2BB – $45 off $400 and Free S/H

    Why it’s a good deal:

    If you wanted to combine the Brownells sale on a bunch of different reloading powders with one of these coupons, you can. For example, N150 powder is on sale for $179.99 for 8 lbs., which can be combined with the NCS code for an additional $15 off and free shipping. Brownells will still charge a $20 hazardous materials handling fee.

    Ruger AR-556 Flat-TOp – $479.99

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    What the deal is:

    It’s the Ruger AR-556. It does not get more basic or unpretentious than this. This rifle will not shoot sub-MOA stock, but it will go bang every time you pull the trigger without fail, it will eat any ammo you feed it, and it’ll serve you perfectly well as a home-defense rifle, as a range queen, to kill varmints, or whatever other purpose you can think of for it. I’m probably underselling this rifle, but with the glut of AR-15s in the market, it’s hard to come out and say any rifle is the best for the value.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    It’s the sub-$500 mid-tier AR. I say this fairly often, but holy crap, can you guys believe the prices on ARs these days? I mean I spend every week looking at them, and it seems like every week the price drops. Anyway. The AR-556 generally retails for about $500, but you can find them for this price with startling regularity. It’s not screaming hot deal, but if you’re looking to buy an AR, it’s hard to pass up. If you want a free-float rail and full-length rail, the AR-556 MPR is selling for less than $100 more at Tombstone Tactical.

    Leupold Mark MOD 1 3-9x40mm Scope – $273.99

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    What the deal is:

    I’m not much of a scope guy, but I’m assured that this is a good quality rifle scope for shooting between 500 and 1,000 meters, and possibly beyond. It is intended for shooting .223/5.56 though several reviews have indicated it can be made to work for .308/7.62 rounds.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    The average price on this seems to be about $330, and it is currently just a hair above the lowest it’s ever been (which as near I can tell was $269) making this a damn good deal if you’re in the market for a rifle optic.

    Ruger Security 9 – $273.99

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    What the deal is:

    Should I just give up and admit I’m a Ruger fanboy? They just make such great products in the low-price end of the spectrum. The Security 9 is no exception. As everyone’s favorite short-shorts enthusiast James Reeves put it in his review, this is a $300 full-sized 9mm that can (for the most part) hang with the $500 big boys.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Well like I just said, street price for these hovers around $300. So you’re getting a pretty decent deal on these, and I don’t think the price will get much lower. At some point, it just isn’t economical to lower the price of a good handgun any further, and I honestly think this is probably the tipping point.

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    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.