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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 18-24, 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

Springfield Armory Releases XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact OSP
The XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact OSP is designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions for ease of carry.

Safariland Announces 575 Slim IWB Holster for Subcompact Handguns
Subcompact pistols are popular for today’s concealed carriers. Safariland is rising to meet this with the 575 Slim Pro-Fit Holster. It features its GLS (Grip Locking System), multi-fit capability and red dot optic readiness.

Liemke Introduces Keiler Thermal Monoculars
Designed as hand-held devices, these compact and rugged spotters can detect heat signatures in all light conditions, giving hunters a clear edge in the field for observing and tracking game.

Steiner Optics Releases BluHorizons Sunlight Adaptive Binocular
Steiner Optics has developed the world’s first sunlight adaptive binocular meant to reduce the glare experienced when using binoculars under sunny conditions.

Galco Announces Underwarps 2.0
Galco’s Underwraps 2.0 is an update of the traditional belly band that allows concealed carry of multiple weapons and accessories around the midsection, in an infinite variety of configurations.

Kahles Introduces HELIA RD-C Red Dot Sight
With an anti-reflection coating for a clear view, a precise 2 MOA red dot for minimum coverage on the wild and special safety details, the HELIA RD-C is the ideal targeting aid to help you make that safe shot.

ISOtunes Releases Sport DEFY Ear Pro for Shooters
A tactical shooter’s dream, the ISOtunes Sport DEFY enhances your hearing by up to 8x while protecting you from high-impact noises in under 2 milliseconds with a 25 NRR.

Latest House Bill Would Ban High-Capacity Magazines
In the latest measure by Democratic lawmakers to increase gun control across the country, a bill was introduced on Wednesday that would ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, possession and import of magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

Reader Comments of the Week

“My choice for bear or elk would have to be 7mm Magnum from a 1976 Remington 700 BDL Deluxe rifle. It’s just a whitetail blaster, as there’s not a grizzly or elk within 9 area codes of here…. but I definitely wouldn’t buy a specific rifle for a few hunts if I could just get the right ammunition for the 7mm Magnum. I would most likely just get the correct 7mm projectiles/load data, & handload for the occasion. AND TEST THE HANDLOADED AMMUNITION!!!!!!”

– MIL-SPEC, in response to Best Big-Game Rifles for North America

“I have 5 daughters and over the years I started each with a police trade in revolver. I managed to get one Orange County, California Sheriff’s dept S&W model 15 and 4 NYPD turn in S&W Model 10s. These revolvers were all simply terrific. A little holster wear on the finish but excellent quality revolvers for each of my girls. They all learned basic handgunning and personal defense, as well as full familiarization with the shooting experience. Each have gone on and added an auto loader and various rifles to their own collection. But they all still have that first revolver given them by their Dad. I paid 175.00 for the model 15 and an average 110.00 for the Model 10s. Some of the very best quality buys in all my handgunning years. I would heartily recommend anyone get a police turn in where ever and whenever they can. It is never a pretty gun, but if you want a quality firearm that you can toss in the truck or the car, get wet and dirty and never really worry about it, you have one in spades.”

– ROSS J MCGRATH, in response to Should You Buy a Police Trade-In Gun?


“Most of the modern shotguns are good self defense tools. To me the three most important factors is weight forward, length of pull, training with a professional. Keeping your tool well fed is a major consideration with fighting shotguns. Training to reload on the go as your fighting is no small matter. Can you hold your front sight on target with one hand while feeding both the chamber (top) and mag tube (bottom) with the other hand? A properly set up stock of the proper length ( balance point and length of pull to the trigger) is a must in stabilizing the gun. Training is a must for using a fighting shotgun.”

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

#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.

3 revolvers and 3 pistols on floor
@BigThor54 (Twitter)
white AR-style bolt-action rifle
@ctdsharpshooter (Instagram)
customized grey and gold sig p320
@paltik44 (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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