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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 16-22, 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

Hogue Announces Wrapter Adhesive Firearm Grip Line
Houge has announced their new Wrapter Adhesive Firearm Grip line with specially contoured adhesive wraps which can be easily applied and removed. The new Wrapters are available in a wide range of sizes for the various GLOCK models and are also available for SIG Sauer’s P320. But if you don’t run a Glock or a P320, Hogue also has a DIY package in the works, suitable for various handguns and long guns.

Magnum Research Brings Back the Baby Eagle in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP
Magnum Research brings exciting news to Baby Eagle fans with the return of these exceptional pistols to the market. The Baby Eagle has been an icon of the shooting world since the introduction of its ancestor, the Jericho pistol, in the 1980s.

Christensen Arms Releases CA9MM Pistol Caliber Carbine
Christensen Arms has expanded their Modern Sporting Rifles line of firearms with the addition of CA9MM, the first pistol caliber gun in this product family. The CA9MM is a direct blowback firearm chambered in 9x19mm and yes, fed from Glock mags. It is available both as a pistol and PCC/rifle depending on the barrel length.

Primary Arms Optics Announces New SLx 1-6x24mm SFP Rifle Scope
Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce the latest addition to their SLx lineup: the 1-6x24mm SFP Rifle Scope with the patented ACSS AURORA 5.56 M Reticle. This is the first variable optic to feature the new metric-based ACSS reticle, which provides the user with an intuitive holdover system with built-in ranging and wind-holds.

CROM USA Introduces PCC v2.0 Billet Chassis
CROM USA’s billet chassis for the Ruger PCC has evolved. Their chassis are made of billet aluminum and allow the shooter to use the Magpul SGA shotgun stock. While they have a free-floated handguard they later came out with a modified Zhukov handguard. Well, now they have developed a new chassis that allows you to use AR pistol grips and a Picatinny rear rail to add braces or stocks.

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down California’s Large Capacity Ban
The Second Amendment Foundation today is hailing a ruling by a three-judge panel in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that held California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity magazines” (LCMs) violates the Second Amendment.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have found that Never Dull wadding product is BEST for removing powder fouling from my Remington 1100 magazine tube!”

– HENRY, in response to Shotgun Maintenance Best Practices

“Very informative article – I’ve read about barrel lengths and shot patterns for years, but then, we didn’t have the really useful 14″ or smaller barrel lengths to work with back when; because the manufacturers hadn’t boned up on their regulations and weren’t aware how they could use that to legally design new products. Most LEOs using shotguns, especially the three-letter agencies, seem to prefer the 14″ length, as it makes the best use of velocity and pattern for the specific jobs they need them for. As for me, as I get older, I get more and more concerned for the target of my attempts to protect myself – go ahead and criticize me, but it boils down to the fact that if I hesitate to shoot, I might end up dead, and I’d rather have a puny gun better than nothing at all. In fact I’d like a Shockwave that can take mini cartridges so I could tone down the lethality even more. I’m assuming that would take some modification to be able to run short shells through the magazine tubes; so I’ll have to do my homework to see what is out there. From what I understand there are some feed systems that can take mini shells without modification, and if I can find an AOW with that feature, that may be my ideal gun.”

– JCITIZEN, in response to Shotgun Barrel Lengths, Explained

“I have a G48 and I love it. It is the best packing belt gun I use. I traded off a G19 because I liked the 48s thinner grip. If I were still working I would probably pack a G17 Gen5 for both uniform and off-duty. But being retired leaves me not needing the big gun. I also have a G43 for pocket carry. The 48 with 10 rounds is a good amount of ammo. Add one spare magazine and I am packing more ammo than I did working in the old days.”

– DON, in response to Review: GLOCK 48 9mm

#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.

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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