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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 19-25, 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

Subsonic .300 Blackout Tipped Hunting Ammunition Available from SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer has a new round for users of the 300 Blackout. The bullet weight is 205 grains with a tip designed for hunting varmints and predators. If you own a firearm from the AR15 platform, with a 9″ barrel or longer – preferably suppressed – then you’re the intended customer.

LSI Adds Two CITADEL BOSS 25 Offerings
Two new cerakote models have been added to the CITADEL BOSS 25 Semi-Auto 12 ga. Shotgun lineup (based on the popular AR platform). FDE (Flat Dark Earth) and Tactical Grey models now compliment the already popular semi-auto.

New 150th Anniversary Marlin Commemorative Rifles and Ammo Introduced
Marlin Firearms is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its iconic firearms brand by releasing special editions of their classic Model 60 .22LR rifle as well as their 444 Marlin lever-action rifle. They are releasing matching ammunition for the commemorative rifles – a first for the Marlin Firearms Company.

Bushnell Unveils New $500 Match Pro Riflescopes
The scope’s standard features include a first-focal-plane optical system, parallax down to 10 yards, locking turrets, tool-less zero reset, an etched glass MIL reticle, and fully multi-coated lenses.

German NORLITE Carbine Conversion Kits Released for GLOCK Pistols
A German company called Norlite makes carbine conversion upper receiver units designed to be used with GLOCK pistol frames. When assembled together, the Norlite USK-G kit and GLOCK frame make a fixed barreled, blowback-operated, GLOCK magazine-fed pistol caliber carbine.

Tyrant Designs CNC Introduces New GLOCK Extended Slide Release
The GLOCK extended slide release adds surface area and a raised texture that greatly improves usability for all! It is the perfect upgrade for conceal carry and competition. Never again will your thumb slip while manipulating your GLOCK slide release!

Reader Comments of the Week

“At around 70 or so I began to notice the 1911 wasn’t as easy to rack. Recoil didn’t bother me until late 70’s when I shifted to 9mm 1911/Glock 17 or 19 with more difficulty with racking. Now at 85 I find the 22LR about the only calibre handled with ease. Steel challenge is now my game. Revolver in any calibre is tolerable though for only a few rounds at a time, otherwise the wrists begin to tire, and proper hold suffers. Muscle tone deterioration for me was most noticed in the last 5 or 6 years though I do remain active walking, cycling with small weight exercises. I now understand completely why my father and grandfathers slowed in their later years.”

– PHILIP, in response to 10 Best Calibers for Older Shooters

“I carry the LCPII in a Sneaky Pete holster that looks exactly like a cell phone pouch. The holster comes in two types for the LCPII. the first has room for the pinky bottom magazine and the one I have does not. I have no trouble firing this little gun as far as gripping it and I have big hands. Due purely to it’s light weight, the recoil is pretty hard as one would expect. The gun is also very loud so one really needs to wear hearing protection. This is a great concealed carry gun as it is so light.”

– DAVID, in response to Comparing the Differences Between the Ruger LCP and Ruger LCP II

“I own a Colt Classic Cobra chambered in .38 Special as one of my CCW’s. Not only is it reliable and accurate, I’m confident it will put down the assailant. The revolver is also beautiful and I look forward to handing it down to my son.”

– DJ, in response to A History of the .38 Special

#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.
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