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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 12-18, 2020

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

Volquartsen Introduces the Habu 22LR Pistol
The Habu combines the features of the Volquartsen Scorpion 22 LR pistol with the push-button takedown functionality of the Ruger MK IV standard aluminum frame complete with Volquartsen’s signature Volthane Grip.

Surefire Announces the XC2-IRC Compact Weapon Light
The purpose of this light is three-fold. The first part of that purpose is to allow good guys to go bump in the night for bad guys. The XC2-IRC provides NOD equipped shooters with a broad 850nm MaxVision infrared beam that’s ideal for navigation and identification.

Seekins Precision Releases New SP15 Line of Firearms
Seekins Precision has announced a new family of AR-15 pattern firearms called SP15. This is a more budget-friendly line of Seekins guns which currently consists of a rifle (SP15), pistol (SP15 P), and another rifle more suitable for long-range shooting (SP15 DMR).

Escort Semi-Automatic Shotguns Now Available in Camouflage Finish
Escort’s proven PS line of semi-automatic shotguns are now available in three popular camouflage patterns: RealTree APG, RealTree Max5, and Mossy Oak BottomLand.

Bear & Son Cutlery Redesigned Their 517 Butterfly Knife
Bear & Son Cutlery’s American-made 517 butterfly knife has been redesigned to look as well as it performs. Boasting a 3.5-inch black-coated clip point blade, the 517 features stainless steel polished bolsters, a hardy latch, and bronze washers for smooth flipping as standard equipment.

The Army’s M110 Gets New Leupold Mark 5HD Glass
Leupold is jumping back into the military optics game with the Mark 5HD 3.6-18X44 mm rifle scope. This isn’t strictly an off the shelf option, and the Army’s Mark 5HD will feature a proprietary flat dark earth coating and the Army’s own patented Mil-Grid reticle.

Reader Comments of the Week

“As a 1911 enthusiast I own an original Colt blued civilian 1911 made in 1913, Colt commander and smith and Wesson SS 1911. Thoroughly enjoy the design and trigger. As a WW2 re/enactor buying a WW2 PARKERIZED 1911a1 is cost prohibitive. I heard of the TURKEY 1911a1. Really how good could it be? Absolutely PERFECT. The price, quality, fit and finish, function and accuracy. My favorite plinker”

– THOMAS, in response to Review: Tisas 1911 Handgun

“Just replaced springs, followed these directions after watching video, written word helps,too. I also used punches to line up holes and withdrew them as I inserted pins. Made it a tad easier.”

– PETER, in response to Installing the Fire Control Group On Your AR-15

“I bought a low serial number 6″ Python in February. Shot is several times with a variety of ammo, .38 and .357. It has the best double action pull of anything I have ever shot, that includes the old Pythons, S&Ws, and Ruger revolvers. The balance is typical of a 6″ Python, nothing less than outstanding. I’m an old cop and was trained and carried revolvers a while before we transitioned to autos, so I have a little experience and own a variety of wheelguns. But, I did have a problem with light hammer strikes on occasion when using cheap imported ammo as well as the side plate screws backing out. I subsequently sent it back to Colt for I assume a slightly heavier main spring. I know Colt is addressing these issues and I have no doubt it will be corrected. Still waiting to get it back but understand the delay during this corona virus problem. Otherwise very happy with the new Python and hoping they will produce a 2.5″ not too far down the road as I need a good conceal carry gun before retirement (Hint Colt, please produce a 2.5″ barrel within the next year, please!).”

– PDM, in response to Colt Python 2020 Review

#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.

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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