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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 25-May 1, 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

Escort Introduces FieldHunter Turkey Pump-Action Shotgun
Escort’s line of pump-action shotguns is now available in turkey-specific models. The FieldHunter Turkey is available in 12-gauge, 20-Gauge and .410 Bore and is tailored with the turkey shooter in mind.

ZEV Technologies Releases New GLOCK, SIG and AR-15 Accessories
ZEV Technologies has just introduced three new products – the ZMD Muzzle Device for AR-15s, V2 Pro Comp for Gen 5 GLOCKs, and the ZEV Extended mag release for the SIG Sauer P365 and P320 pistols.

Bond Arms Announces Rough Series Grizzly
This single-action double-barrel pistol chambers the most powerful cartridges in Bond Arm’s Rough Series. The Grizzly’s 3-inch barrels are chambered in .45 long colt and 2½-inch .410 bore shotshells.

SIGHTRON Releases SIII SS 36x45mm ED Premium Competition Scope Line
SIGHTRON’s high-performance SIII SS 36×45 ED line of riflescopes takes performance and innovation to the next level. Designed for competition, the new line has all the features to provide a winning combination.

Pilgrim Introduces Torch Line of Self-Defense Ammunition
Pilgrim Ammunition is a dedicated self-defense ammunition company focusing on lightweight, high-velocity rounds. Their Torch lineup includes 9mm, .380 auto and .45 ACP, and all three offerings currently use a high-velocity solid copper hollow point (SCHP)

Streamlight Launches Ultra-Compact Pocket Mate
Streamlight, Inc. launched the ultra-compact Pocket Mate, a weather-resistant, USB rechargeable personal light that delivers 325 lumens and features convenient hands-free options.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I’ve been carrying my S&W model 60 in an ankle holster for 40 years. Granted, it’s there for back-up. I always carry a primary firearm in an in the pants holster. The good thing about ankle carry is that it’s great for back-up because as long as you are wearing long pants, no one knows you are carrying. The bad thing is that is’s slow on the draw. Although it’s slow on the draw, it’s better than not carrying any type of back-up at all. I’ve also discovered that while sitting in a car, it’s not really a problem to access.”

– DALE, in response to Ankle Carry: Does It Work or Not?

“While not being suited for edc or self defense it’s still an awesome firearm that bring back the days of long ago with its mystery and what it must have felt like to carry and depend on such a weapon for your safety. Beautiful revolver.”

– BRIAN, in response to Review: Taylor’s & Company 1860 Army Snubnose

“I have a 39A that was handed down to me, it is about 48 years old and still looks great and shoots as good as it did when it was new. All the rifles I have is either a Marlin or Henry except my 30-06 and I would not take anything for them.”

– ROGER, in response to Review: Marlin Model 39A

#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.

AR-15 and AK Rifles on Grass
@josh_bowers (Instagram)
Bullpup Rifle on mat
@paltik44 (Instagram)
Bolt-action rifle with scope on ground by tree
@branham7.62 (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 relatively young firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting consistently for around seven years. Though he is fairly new to the industry, 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.

Alex tries to visit the range at least a couple of times a month to maintain and improve his shooting skills. He also enjoys disassembling and reassembling firearms to see how they work and to keep them properly cleaned and maintained. He installs most of the upgrades to his firearms himself, taking it as a chance to learn.

Additionally, he is very into buying, selling and trading guns to test different firearms and learn more about them. He is not only interested in modern handguns and rifles, he appreciates the classics for both historical value and real-world use.
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