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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 15-21, 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.

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

Latest Firearm News

DRD Tactical Releases New AR Parts
DRD Tactical has announced that they’ve added a few new products to their growing brand: the Traditional Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Tactical Ambidextrous Safety Selector, and the ARES.

Smith & Wesson Announces M&P12 Shotgun
Smith & Wesson announced today that it has introduced a new, bullpup-style pump-action shotgun: the M&P12. Designed for home protection, the new M&P12 shotgun is packed with features in a compact, maneuverable package.

Cold Steel Introduces Recon Scout Combat Knife in 3V
The Recon Scout in 3V is built around a modified Bowie blade profile. The 5/16th-inch blade has a broad yet subtle clip point with a 3.5-inch false edge, making it exceptionally strong and resistant to bending and breaking.

True Velocity Releases .308 Winchester Composite-Cased Ammo
With a 30% reduction in weight compared to traditional brass rounds, and unprecedented accuracy and consistency, True Velocity’s precisely manufactured ammunition provides serious shooters with a serious advantage.

X Block Design Announces Bowie 1 Rifle Sling
The Bowie Sling is a versatile 2-way quick-adjust 1″ rifle sling that is made in Texas. The Bowie Sling is compatible with 1″ QD mounts or can be mounted to the rifle using the supplied 550 paracord and hardware.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Great article!! Very informative and helpful. I have a buddy who has a Ruger AR-556 and it is very smooth handling and nice for the price! I have been looking into getting a MP-15 but can’t decide between the Ruger or S&W. Whichever I choose I’m sure will be great though!”

– ISRAEL, in response to Budget AR-15: Get the Most Value for Your Money

“When it comes to Sig P-226 I brought one after I saw just how accurate it was in a .357 Sig used by the Texas Department of Public Safety back in the mid 90’s. I brought it and 6 months later brought the barrel for the 40cal. I have enjoyed the .357Sig configuration enough to again purchase another on but this time a Legion Series again same caliber and a 40cal barrel I love my Sig P-226 they’ve got my trust in a great firearm.”

– TGCRUSE, in response to Review: SIG P226 Legion SAO

“My dad bought the Glenfield Marlin for $69.00 in 1972 because it was lighter than the 336C. The feeding tube was shorter as it held 5 rounds vs 7. Dad loved this gun and used it for many years deer hunting. I lightened it up a little more with a synthetic stock to dad’s delight. He had a Bushnell scope on it and liked it to help his shots when the iron sights were hard for him to see clearly.”

– GARY, in response to Discover the Best .30-30 Lever-Action Rifles

#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.

HK SP5, GLOCK and Microtech Knife
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
Two S&W pistols on tree stump
@ebd1349 (Instagram)
Two S&W revolvers on wood table
@StuntmanWave (Twitter)

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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