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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 26-May 2, 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

Springfield Armory Releases SAINT Victor Pistol in .308
Want the heaviest hitting round available yet in a SAINT pistol? Then look no further than the new Springfield Armory SAINT Victor Pistol in .308.

Federal Ammunition Introduces New Train + Protect Loads
Federal has made it easier than ever to honor your birthright to bear arms with three new Train + Protect loads in .380 Auto, 85-grain; .357 Magnum, 125-grain; and .38 Special, 158-grain.

CZ Redhead Premier Target O/U Now Available in 20 Gauge
CZ-USA is now chambering its popular CZ Redhead Premier Target line of over/under shotguns in 20 gauge. The Redhead Premier Target 20 gauge is pitched to those who want to own a target gun at an affordable price.

SIG Sauer Electro-Optics Introduces SIERRA6BDX Riflescope
SIG Sauer Electro-Optics have announced the launch of a new line of scopes using their Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) technology. The new SIERRA6BDX riflescopes will be available in 2-12x40mm, 3-18x44mm and 5-30x56mm.

CZ-USA Announces Shadow 2 Optics-Ready Model
With a robust and popular line of Shadow 2 variants, CZ-USA has announced an addition the line in the form of the CZ Shadow 2 Optics-Ready (OR). With a slide cut to accept a plate system, this competition-oriented pistol is able to accept a wide variety of today’s popular handgun optics.

Meprolight Releases M-21 Optic: No Batteries Needed
If your rifle of choice is an MSR ( modern sporting rifle), you owe it to yourself to check out the Meprolight M-21. It is the only red-dot optic that does not require a battery or an on/off switch.

Reader Comments of the Week

“The author is dead on. Use what you have proven through your range experiences. I’ll stick with #00 buckshot & “special loads”. I keep a variety on a side saddled 870 wing master. On my “FrankenGun”, (Yes Dr., a High Standard with other makers components, I ONLY have #00 buck. For giggles, I’ll get #4 & try it on the range”

– OLDGMG, in response to Buckshot, Explained

“I love my M&P 22 Compact. I have never had a failure to feed or failure to eject with a large variety of ammo. I only shoot copper-plated 40 gr ammo. I do have one major problem with the M&P 22 Compact—-I don’t want to stop shooting it at the range. It is a fun to shoot plinker. I can’t even say there is any felt recoil. It’s easy to break down and re-assemble. Racking the slide is easy. My EDC is a Kimber Micro 9, which is also a great little gun, but you can’t beat the fun of shooting a .22.”

– DENNIS, in response to Review: Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact

“I’ve owned the Ruger PRR in .22 WMR for about 9 months now. It’s a very fun gun to shoot and is surprisingly accurate. So pleased am I with its accuracy I’ll likely be looking for one in .308 Win.”

– SCOTT, in response to Are Ruger Precision Rifles Worth It?

#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.

From @balistix_4o6 on Instagram
Ruger Precision Rifle with Scope
From @jerryg.93 on Instagram
Beretta 92x
From @mypointofpew on 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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