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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 11-17, 2021

Week-in-review news roundup: the latest firearm news, gun news and other insights from the previous week that you may have missed.

Welcome to Cheaper Than Dirt’s Week-In-Review News Roundup.

Here you’ll find some of the previous week’s top stories in the shooting industry, as well as our favorite reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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Latest Firearm News

Cold Steel Releases Double Safe Hunter Folding Knives
Cold Steel expands its Double Safe Hunter line of folding lockbacks with three available colors — camo, orange, and green.

Smith & Wesson Discontinues Shield 1.0 Models
Fans of the original Smith and Wesson M&P Shield are getting a bit of sad news today as Smith & Wesson has opted to discontinue the original Shield design effective immediately which includes existing orders.

GPO Introduces New SPECTRA 4X Magnification Scopes
German Precision Optics (GPO) announces three new riflescopes to its line of premium optics. The new SPECTRA 4X riflescopes offer precise, reliable and high-quality performance for diverse hunting scenarios.

Pulsar Adds Thermion 2 Riflescope Series
Pulsar — the most trusted name in thermal optic technology — has unveiled three brand-new Thermion 2 models that redefine sleek, powerful optical technology.

Vudoo Gun Works Releases New “Three 60” Action
Vudoo Gun Works has just introduced its latest rimfire rifle/action. The Three 60 is a three-lug, 60-degree throw, top igniting action. The Vudoo Three 60 will be made available immediately.

EOTech Introduces Horus TREMOR3 Reticle to Vudu 5-25×50 FFP Scope
This next-generation TREMOR3 reticle takes advantage of the Vudu 5-25×50 first focal plane design for accurate distance estimation, bullet drop and wind correction subtensions at any magnification.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Great article! The one thing to remember though is the load/ammunition that you’re going to run through it for personal protection. 00/000 Buckshot is all I’m running now in my home defense scatter guns. Coming from personal experience, a 12 GA hits hard with #5 Turkey Shot however, it didn’t kill me and that was a shot from 12’ away to the heart area. Had that been 00 Buck…..I wouldn’t be here writing this. Birdshot is a no go, the smallest id personally use is a Heavy Turkey load as it’ll lay hate and discontent but not always fatal. Definitely takes the fight out of the receiver though. This is my opinion and my opinion only. Not meant as a “be all, end all” just my views.”

– BRETT, in response to If I Could Only Have One: Shotgun Edition

“After first discussing the pros and cons of different types of guns, one bit of advice I always give a person is for them to go to a commercial range that rents guns, and try several before you buy anything. Try different calibers and different actions (revolver, single action semi-auto, striker fired semi-auto, SA/DA semi-auto) to make sure you are comfortable with it.”

– K_ENN, in response to Helping Someone Buy Their First Gun

“The Holosun’s use of solar power is an interesting approach to extending battery life. I’m curious to see long-term reports of battery life in real-world use.”

– HARD HEAD, in response to 5 Best Red Dots for AR Pistols


#RangeDayFriday Photos of the Week

Here are some of our favorite fan photo submissions of the week. Find out how you could win a new gun by sharing your #rangedayfriday pics on our gun giveaway page.

Vintage S&W revolver on target with holes
@BigThor54 (Twitter)
SIG M17 pistol with light and suppressor
@mortebellum (Instagram)
SIG AXG pistol with red dot on range bench
@nickyfry85 (Instagram)
That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

About the Author:

Alex Cole

Alex is a younger firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting since he was a kid. He loves consuming all information related to guns and is constantly trying to enhance his knowledge, understanding, and use of firearms. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t do something firearms-related and he tries to visit the range at least a couple of times a month to maintain and improve his shooting skills.

His primary focus is on handguns, but he loves all types of firearms. He enjoys disassembling and reassembling firearms to see how they work and installs most of the upgrades to his firearms himself, taking it as a chance to learn. He’s not only interested in modern handguns and rifles, he appreciates the classics for both historical value and real-world use.
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