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Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 4-10, 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

Galco Introduces Yaqui Slide Holster
The minimalist design and near-vertical carry angle make the Yaqui Slide very fast on the draw while securing the firearm during everyday activity.

Walther Announces PDP 5″ Pistol Series
With revolutionary Red Dot Ergonomics engineered into the pistol, the PDP platform has been designed around making the switch to the popular red-dot sight system easier and faster for the new RDS shooter.

Standard Manufacturing Releases G4S Semi-Auto Rimfire Rifle
Standard Manufacturing G4S rifle features a machined 7075 aluminum receiver and a 16.5″ stainless steel lined barrel fitted with a Cutts-style compensator. It is equipped with a 6-position adjustable AR-15 stock.

Ruger Introduces New 9mm MAX-9 Pistol
Ruger carefully researched the market to find out exactly what American’s are looking for in a pistol. A light, compact and easy to carry polymer frame pistol, the MAX-9 is well-suited for its intended task.

Galco Announces SB7 Fancy Stitched Holster Belt
An ideal blend of form and function, Galco’s new SB7 Fancy Stitched Holster Belt combines classic Western looks with all the sturdiness needed for all-day handgun carry.

Burris Optics Releases Oracle 2 Rangefinding Bow Sight
The Oracle 2 eliminates unknown distances with a built-in IR laser rangefinder that automatically provides the correct aiming point for any distance and shot angle.

Biden Announces Several Firearm-Related Executive Orders
President Joe Biden announced several firearm-related executive orders on Thursday, the most significant of which are expanded background check requirements for “ghost guns” and pistol braces.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Love my .45 Cal., HOWEVER, I would defer to the .50 Cal in this case, belt fed, with extra barrels, and lots and lots of ammo, just in case!!!”

– CHARLES, in response to Best Calibers for Dinosaurs

“I retired after 32 years with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. As a Sergeant, I would always go to dangerous, critical, rapidly evolving situations. I completely agree with all the five carry items. I too carry a concealed block with two extra magazines. I carry a tactical knife that has a blade, seatbelt cutter, and a glass breaker. A small flashlight is a must, mine has three modes. One of the modes is an SOS mode. As a habit, I always have a handcuff key in my coin pocket just in case. I don’t smoke, but I too carry a small lighter in my pocket to be able to start a fire if I needed to. Because I was law enforcement, I carry a very small can of OC spray in my pocket too. The last two things I carry are just as important. A small RAT Tourniquet (Rapid Application Tourniquet ) and a handkerchief for first aid. I know you might think this is a lot of bull carrying all this stuff, but I do. My wife laughs at me because I’m supposed to be retired, but I would rather have it and not need it than to not carry it and wised I did. I think most people carry a cell phone. You should look up your local PD and put that number in your cell phone too. I input every PD in the county I live to avoid the delay in calling 911.”

– JOE, in response to Concealed Carry Gear: 5 Essentials

“My everyday off duty carry is my Springfield Armory XD 40 with a 4″ barrel. I use Mecgar 13 rd mags. I do 13 + 1 for my first load. The grip is not too wide, not to small. It has good purchase. I did put on Tritium Night sights. I carry it in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard when in casual clothes: I use a Galco Miami Classic when in a suit, gives me easy access and less people are aware I’m carrying; and sometimes IWB Galco King Tuk. Works well. Using any of the three I can access and engage quickly. I practice with each holster to help with muscle memory retention. I use Hornady Critical Duty as opposed to Critical Defense. I only use my Glock 19 for duty use since that is what we are required to carry. Not my favorite.”


– RONALD, in response to If I Could Only Have One: Pistol 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.

AR-15 rifle on wood bench
@nwprepped (Instagram)
FN SCAR rifle on plastic tub
@TrimmTactical (Instagram)
Browning Hi-Power on Wood Table with Ammo
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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