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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 22-28, 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

NRA Cancels 2021 Anual Meeting
The National Rifle Association have announced that their 2021 Annual Meeting has been cancelled. The meeting was due to be held early next month at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas.

Meopta Optika5 Introduces 2-10×42 PA Riflescope
Engineered to withstand heavy recoil, this newest addition to the Optika5 series is also designed for superb performance on centerfire, muzzleloader, and slug guns – making it an excellent choice for hunting a variety of species from varmints to big game.

Adams Arms Announces AA19 Pistol
Florida-based Adams Arms has introduced the AA19, a new striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol. The company claims the AA19 brings together their experience and expertise with slides and barrels for custom handguns into one complete pistol.

SIG Sauer Releases SIG Custom Works P365 FCUs
SIG Sauer is pleased to announce the Custom Works P365 Fire Control Unit is now shipping to select SIG Master and Elite Dealers, and the SIG Custom Works P365 Studio is now live.

Sentry Tactical Introduces Carbon Fiber Hexmags
The SENTRY Hexmag Carbon Fiber AR-15 Mag uses a proprietary blend of Carbon Fiber for a stronger, lighter AR-15 magazine. As with all Hexmag products, the new Carbon Fiber AR-15 Mag features the patented Hexture pattern.

Bushnell Unveils Elite 4500 4X Riflescope
Built from the ground up, the new Elite riflescopes offer a 4X magnification range with each model, along with improved contrast and clarity and a generous eyebox that makes it easier to get on target quickly in any situation.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I certainly agree with David above, some serious care and patience is a requirement. I’d add having a very clear end goal, plan, and most importantly, a solid firearm to start with. Have done plenty of stock swaps, grips, etc, but the real fun comes with unique builds. My favorite was a custom SKS bullpup build. Solid rifle for cheap in the 90s, so great starting point. Hand laminated and carved stock, welding for securing, tapping for barrel brake, but the hardest yet most satisfying was building the cantilever trigger. Trigger pull is no worse than the original, so pretty happy, plus it makes heads turn at the range. Have a second original SKS for nostalgia. Overall, learned a bunch and had a lot of fun.”

– SCOTT, in response to Firearm Restoration: Guide to Refurbishing Your Gun

“I’ve had my SR1911 for about 3 years now and there’s no pistol like a 1911 but for the money, this is, in my opinion, one of the best shooting and best looking 1911’s money can buy. I absolutely love my SR1911!!”

– ALAN, in response to Range Review: Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP — Pure Performance

“The best scope that I have found under 300.00 dollars is the Osprey Global compact 3x9x42 with either a range finder or mil-dot reticle which is illuminated in red, green or blue. This scope has a very long eye relief, you can be at 4 inches or 9 inches and get the same sight picture instantly. The scope comes with scope mounts, lens covers, and lifetime warranty, and no questions asked. Next time you’re at a gun show look them up, that is where I got mine. You will be surprised how good they are for under 300.00 dollars.”

– RON, in response to 5 Best Rifle Scopes Under $300 for the Budget Minded

#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 with light
@nwprepped (Instagram)
HK SP5 on car seat
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
engraved 1911 pistol on tree stump
@jrshectorgarza (Instagram)

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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