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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 23-29, 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

Real Avid Releases New Smart-Torq
This smart tool is designed to be the most precise and technically advanced inch-lb. torque driver specifically developed for optics mounting and gun builds. A rubberized grip combined with the Force Assist handle/driver makes tightening screws and fasteners to precise torque settings comfortable and easy.

New Speed Loader Available for K-Frame Size Revolvers
Zeta Industries is pleased to introduce a new and unique revolver speedloader designed specifically for six-shot K-frame size revolvers. The new K-PAK is a low cost, polyurethane speedloader that arranges six rounds into two equal three-round arcs.

GLOCK Announces Optic-Ready Slimline Models G43X and G48
GLOCK first announced the new G43X/G48 Slimline Series about a year and a half ago to an enthusiastic crowd. Now, GLOCK reveals the newest versions of the G43X and G48, featuring an optics ready MOS system and accessory rail.

Buck Knives Releases Upgraded Pursuit Hunting Line
With a dedication to providing high-performance products of uncompromising quality, Buck Knives is excited to introduce the new Pursuit Pro hunting line featuring fixed and folding knives designed for maximum field performance.

Luth-AR Introduces Widebody Palm Handguard
The Widebody Palm Handguard builds on the same ergonomic profile as our innovative Palm Handguard with a new Widebody profile that conforms to the palm of your hand and provides a wide, flat surface to lay on a shooting bag or other support for maximum stability.

New KRYPTON FXG50 Thermal Vision Front Attachment Available from Pulsar
Pulsar KRYPTON FXG50 features a new 640×480 @ 12 µm US-made sensor. Combined with a 50mm focus lens and an HD AMOLED display, it can detect objects up to 2300 meters away. There will be two versions, one monocular for spotting and one with an adaptor for your daytime scope.

Reader Comments of the Week

“This is an awesome list for the four seasons.  Something that will be kept for a LONG time.  I appreciate your information and it helps this old person get ready for the different seasons.  Some of the items I have already and some are not as good as the ones you list, so those will be secured in the very near future. Thank you very much for the listing.”

– ROGER, in response to Bug-Out Bag Essentials for Each Season

“I have three guns I use for personal defense on a regular basis: a .380 (warm weather carry gun), a .40 (cold weather carry gun), and a 9mm (home defense gun). For the .380, I use 99 grain HST. For the .40, I use 180 grain Gold Dot G2. For the 9mm, I use 138 grain Federal Syntech, which has a synthetic polymer jacket and is designed to split into three petals on impact to create secondary wound channels while the central core continues to punch through the target. The Syntech may seem like and odd choice and it does have lower accuracy than the other two loads, but I’ve reasoned that in a home defense setting the distances will be much lower, and I’m okay with sacrificing some accuracy in trade for increased target damage in such a setting.”

– STEFAN, in response to Everyday Carry Gear: Best Loads

“Good information, I would add that accuracy can suffer with very light bullets(40-45 gr) in cartridges like 223 Rem and 22-250. The high velocity can cause the bullet to destabilize. Likewise a heavy bullet may not be suited for some rifles or pistols, the rifle may not be set up for heavier bullets(due to twist). A 10 mm pistol will do better with 180 gr than 155 grain, a 40 S&W usually does better with 150-165 he. A 38 special will be more accurate with bullets 110 -158 gr, a 357 Mag with 158 to 180 gr.”

– CHUCK STAGE, in response to All About Bullet Grain

#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 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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1 Comment;

  1. So I only learned about this, this past week. But what the heck is the problem with ammo production shortages and the sky-rocketed price of ammo? Why has this happened? How long has it been going on? What is being done to correct this?

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