Academy 10/23-29/16: 6 pistols in .22, .380, 9MM, .40, & .45.

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Academy 10/23-29/16: 6 pistols in .22, .380, 9MM, .40, & .45.

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:16 pm

The Academy Sports and Outdoors ad, covering the dates of October 23-29, 2016
contains the following 6 semi-automatic pistols for sale. No revolvers this time.

Primary sort = Ascending by caliber.
Secondary sort = Ascending by price.

Taurus PT22, .22 LR, 8 + 1 rounds, DA, $189.99.

Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol), .380 ACP, 6 + 1 rounds,
DA, $229.99.

Bersa Thunder, .380 ACP, 8 + 1 rounds, DA/SA, $299.99.
This pistol's description states that it is a "Davidson's Exclusive."
The gun is primarily black, but has a mint green trigger guard and
mint green on the backstrap. I don't know if this is a mistake or
if a Davidson's Exclusive is available at Academy. YMMV.

Century Arms TP9SF Desert Tan pistol, 9MM, 18 + 1 rounds, SA,
$349.99. IF anyone is familiar with this brand, please comment.

Smith and Wesson SD's, 9MM/16 + 1; .40/14 + 1; DA, HiViz optic sights,
$329.99.

Remingon 1911 R1 Enhanced Pistol, .45 ACP, 8 + 1 rounds, SA,
Government model (5" barrel), $749.99.
The accompanying photo shows a black pistol with some lighter-colored
grips.

Happy shopping shootists.

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Post by Beiruty » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:44 pm

Canik are solid Pistols and good to go.
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Post by WildBill » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:50 pm

Beiruty wrote:Canik are solid Pistols and good to go.
Do they sell these at Academy? Any particular model you are talking about?
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Post by Beiruty » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:02 pm

They had Original SA/DA and they got the SA striker-fired. They are adding a new SF and SFx (competition) which I guess is not out yet.
A friend of mine just got a SA/DA V2. They are excellent polymer framed 9mm pistols, great value for your dollars.
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Post by Beiruty » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:09 pm

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Post by Acronym Esq » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:55 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:The Academy Sports and Outdoors ad, covering the dates of October 23-29, 2016...
Thanks a bunch for posting these. I like the heads up, and it makes me go look at their ad. It also makes a record of sales easily accessible with a little google-fu.

I've been enjoying Academy's recent Texas ad campaign.

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Post by rentz » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:34 pm

I've thought about that canik for a while they're supposed to be amazing considering how cheap they are, I've seen them for less online but it's a good price to get immediate satisfaction


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Post by rdt9910 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:30 pm

Thanks for posting this. I took advantage of this and picked up the Ruger LCP for the wife today. Headed over the gun range and she shot about 50 Rounds. She stated she needs the extension to optimally shoot it.
Good buy in my opinion.


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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:32 pm

Beiruty: When you brought up "Canik", I wasn't aware that they are "Centrury Arms."

Acronym Esq: You are welcome. Many times these posts get zero comments, but I
always figure someone must be reading them, then following up with a purchase.
Knowledge is power when you are shopping. Gun shows don't appear in our towns every day,
but you know just where to find your local Academy store...they don't move them.

rdt9910: You have brightened my day to know that you got your bride that LCP.
A lot of times LCP's have been offered in various vendors' ads for high money.
But this week's Academy price was about as low as I've ever seen them.


I kick myself for not jumping on the Ruger SR22 for $269 and the Ruger LCR, .38,
for $299.99 when Gander Mtn./Frisco had its 4 day opening sale. Oh, well,
"1st world problems" as they say.

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Post by twomillenium » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:04 pm

Canik is indeed a good pistol, they do not function well if you do not thoroughly clean VERY regularly them. Some of us do, and some of us don't. Them that don't, shouldn't buy a Canik.
Edited to add that this is my experience.
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Post by WildBill » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:56 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Beiruty: When you brought up "Canik", I wasn't aware that they are "Century Arms."
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:38 pm

They are imported by Century Arms, Manufactured in Turkey and they do meet NATO standards.
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Post by Deitz83 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:25 pm

A guy shot a Canik at our plate match today. I was surprised to see mentioned on the forum. It ran with no problems.

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:12 pm

I grabbed a brand new Beretta Nano 9mm from Gunbroker for $268, $318 delivered. It would land tomorrow.
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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:15 pm

What are the NATO standards...they have to be
9MM and left unloaded with a trigger lock on 'em
in a triple-locked safe? :-)

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