Consumer Information

Week-In-Review News Roundup: April 5-11, 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.

Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news!

Latest Firearm News

Faxon Firearms Announces Pinned Gas Block Barrels 
Pinning your gas block, in addition to the use of set screws, is widely regarded as one of the best ways to keep your gas block from shifting or loosening when fired. Faxon Firearms announced their new line of Pinned Gas Block Barrels.

German Geiger GRP Introduces Roller Delayed Blowback Pistol
The Geiger GRP has a fixed barrel and a typical roller delayed blowback bolt that is separate from the slide. The rearward pressure of the fired cartridge is transferred via the rollers from the bolt to the bolt carrier.

FN Releases 509 Midsize MRD in FDE
The FN 509 Midsize MRD FDE, equipped with the company’s low-profile optics-mounting system, is FN’s solution for those who want the performance, controllability and capacity of a Standard model but want a smaller frame that is more easily concealed.

Styrka’s Announces S3 Models for the 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster
Rifles chambered in 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster are increasingly popular for hunting, and Styrka Optics now offers two affordable, cutting-edge rifle scopes to its S3 line made for these calibers.

Two New Higher-Velocity Shotshell Offerings Available from Federal
Federal’s line of Top Gun sporting ammunition has been a popular choice amongst sport shotgun shooters for years. Two new higher velocity offerings are now available at 1,300 fps in both 1-ounce, 12 -gauge 2 ¾-inch loads in either 7.5 or number 8 shot sizes.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I don’t have a rifle/revolver combo, but I do have an 1892 Winchester in 32-20 that belonged to my grandfather. It is a little odd in that it has a half round, half octagon barrel and half-length magazine tube. I believe he bought the gun back in the 1930’s. I shot is some when I was much younger. The 32-20 is pretty anemic, but it would probably take down a deer.”

– BOHICA66, in response to The Immortal Colt and Winchester Combination

“Great article! I’ve carried the original LCP for years it shines as an affordable pocket pistol. My biggest complaint on the LCP has been the trigger. I understand that with no external safety it’s necessary for safety purposes when coming out of concealment. After all, you want to shoot the bad guy not yourself! One other comment, it’s a little hard to rack the slide which could be an issue for someone with weaker hands.

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

“When it comes to easy shooting, light recoiling rifles, the Author should have mentioned the new Winchester 350 Legend. Almost no recoil, available in AR-type semi-auto and accurate bolt action, and honest 200 yds deer harvest capable. As a bonus the 350 Legend offers range-friendly 145 gr training ammo for less than $10 a box.”

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

#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.
The Mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!'s blog, The Shooter's Log, is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit exceeded. Please click the reload button and complete the captcha once again.

Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.