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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 2-8, 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

New York AG Sues NRA, Seeks to Shut it Down
The attorney general for New York, Letitia James, sued the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday, seeking to dissolve the organization and put it out of business. James is accusing the NRA of tax fraud, breaking laws governing nonprofit groups and other violations—including executives using the organization’s reserves for personal use.

Hatsan Introduces Multi-Caliber PCP Rifle: The Hydra 
Yet another innovation from the Hatsan factory is their new Hydra QE. It features their patented Versi-Cal Technology interchangeable caliber system that allows one to trade calibers with a single thumbscrew.

Viridian Announces World’s First Hand Stop Laser
Viridian’s new hand stop offers increased control and faster target acquisition with a highly visible green laser that’s intuitively activated by the grip of the shooter’s support hand.

Nighthawk Custom & Korth Release Mongoose Silver .357 Magnum Revolver
This is a revolver that harkens back to the days when a revolver was a hand-built piece of functioning art. The frame and all parts are fully machined from the finest billet steel available, and hand-built by a single gunsmith. The trigger face is high polished, and the Roller Trigger is one of the most awe-inspiring aspects of this pistol that provides an unmatched trigger feel in either single or double action.

PROOF Research Releases the Conviction Ti Rifle
PROOF Research combined a lightweight, titanium receiver with their match-grade, carbon-fiber barrel and laid carbon-fiber stock. With a starting weight of just 6 lbs. 6 oz., the Conviction Ti is backed by Proof Research’s SUB ½ MOA guarantee.

New Master Sight Pusher Announced by Real Avid 
Real Avid, the Leader in DIY for Guns, expands their smart gunsmithing tools with the introduction of the new Master Sight Pusher. This innovative tool is designed to easily and safely remove and install press-fit pistol sights.

Holosun Introduces HE508T V2 Open Reflex Pistol Sight
Holosun has announced the HE508T V2 red dot reflex optic, available with green or red reticles, has Shake Awake tech as standard and is rated for up to 50,000 hours of battery life and has a titanium housing.

Reader Comments of the Week

“All good points, One thing I would encourage for all those “old” hunters, (I am one, I’m 69 and have been hunting some kind of game for most of the last 60 years) to find a young person who would like to learn to hunt, but has not been able to for a variety of reasons, i.e., he (she) is in a single parent home and that parent is too busy being a single parent to even think about taking on a new project. Not only will you be exposing the world of nature to a newbie, you may be altering the course of that child’s life for the better. That act alone may keep them from becoming involved in things much less desirable, and just may save the life of that young person. I have mentored several young people and it was fulfilling for them and for me. Not all of them continued to hunt, but for those that did, that time helped create memories and encouraged them to go into the outdoors and they still do that to this day.”

– BO, in response to 7 Ways to Improve Your Confidence When Hunting for the First Time

“We have been hunting with the Federal MSR .223 Ammunition with the 62 grain Fusion Bullet, and we have been pleased with the performance. This year my daughter bagged her first deer with a clean heart shot and dropped that deer where it stood. Always choose the right ammunition for the job.”

– LAWRENCE, in response to 5 Good .223 Remington Loads

“Good article. I’ve been debating picking a 1X Prism vs a 1-6 Variable for my AR in 5.56. For what I’m looking for this answered many of the questions I had. Thank you.”

– CHUCK, in response to The 1x Prism Scope Showdown

#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.
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