Featured Deals of the Week – 10/18/19


    Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, I know you all just saw me on Monday but it’s back to our regularly scheduled Friday programming. As always please leave a comment if you want me to go hunt for a particular type of deal.

    “Compliant” Ruger AR-556 – $349.99

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    What the deal is:

    It’s a hideous abomination ban state compliant Ruger AR-556. Of course, I shouldn’t be slinging any mud seeing as how I live in Massachusetts where even this is illegal under the AG’s “enforcement notice”. But I digress. It’s still an AR-556. And for someone living in a ban state, it’s not a bad offering.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    Honestly, $350 for a Ruger AR-556? That’s a fantastic deal, even if you live in a free state. Hold on, hear me out. Slap a $50 stock on this, use some of the standard capacity magazines you already have, and ta-da! Four hundred dollar shootable AR-556. Not bad huh? Or just take off the plate blocking the thumbhole if you don’t even want to spend that much.

    Beretta 92FS Black 4.9″ Barrel – $429.00

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    What the deal is:

    The 92FS. Anything I can say about this gun will probably be overshadowed by my reader’s already existing knowledge, so I’ll be brief. It has 3-dot sights not a post like on the M9A3, it can be converted to a decocker-only model, and there is a kit to give it a metal guide rod and trigger. Otherwise, it’s a full-sized 9mm metal-framed handgun.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    I’ve previously posted a 92FS deal for $428, so this is, bar $1, the lowest I’ve ever seen the 92FS listed. That said, this is also becoming a more common price-point for these pistols, so if you wait, it may drop more. Or it might not. If you’re in the market, this is a good price. If you’re not explicitly looking, you might consider holding off.

    Sig Romeo5 and 10 Magpul PMags

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    What the deal is:

    As soon as you read “10 Magpul PMags” some of you already knew this was a PSA deal. There’s also not a whole lot to be said about this deal. As usual, they’re plastic feed-lips, not metal, because they’re Gen2s not Gen3s. The Romeo5 I have myself, and I love it. Honestly shooting with it feels a bit like cheating, my groups tightened almost immediately after mounting it.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    The Romeo5 can be found on sale for $95-100, though it usually hovers closer to $120. Sometimes it’s the budget model, which only includes one mount and doesn’t come in the nice shiny box. This is not that model. So assume $100 for the Romeo5, $100 for the 10 PMags, $10 per magazine. Not bad. If all you want are the Gen2 PMags, then I suggest purchasing them from AR15safespace.com where after adding them to your cart they only cost $8.89.

    HQ Issue Brass Laser Boresight rifle or shotgun – $14.99

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    What the deal is:

    While for most people hunting season has already started, if for whatever reason you’re a little late to the game, or haven’t already hit your limit, or just want to align a new optic, this deal is for you. These are on offer in a surprisingly wide variety of chamberings, including both standard calibers (30-06, .308, .223, etc) but also some surprising ones like 7mm, 9mm, and .22-250.

    Why it’s a good deal:

    When I saw the sale on these I was curious if the price here reflected prices elsewhere. To my surprise, prices varied wildly. There’s a 7mm for $8.50 here by a different manufacturer, and then other places sell these for $30, or $40. Apparently, at one point these were on sale for $13.49, so not the lowest they’ve ever been, but $15 isn’t a bad price for what you’re getting.

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    Benjamin is a recent graduate living in Virginia with a master’s degree in Criminology. 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, and can occasionally be found on twitter @BFriedmanUSA.