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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 25-31, 2019

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 the Labor Day 2019 edition of 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 stand-out reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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Latest Firearm News

The Garden Gun Makes a Comeback with New Henry Offering
Henry Repeating Arms is resurrecting the Garden Gun Smoothbore .22, a gun not manufactured by another arms producer since 2002.

MARS Inc. and Cobalt Kinetics Submit NEW Carbine, LMG and 6.8mm Cartridge for US Army NGSW Program
Cobalt Kinetics, in conjunction with MARS Inc. has submitted a light machine gun, a new carbine and a 6.8mm round to the NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) program run by the United States Army.

Blaser Shooters Win Titles at World English Sporting Championship
Willis, Texas’ own Cory Kruse has been crowned champion of the 2019 World English Sporting Championship.

Century Arms Acquires Springfield Sporters
The assets of surplus company Springfield Sporters has been acquired by renowned firearms importer Century Arms.

National Police Shooting Championships Begin Sept. 23
The NRA is pleased to present the National Police Shooting Championships, which begin September 23 in Pearl, Mississippi.

Spartan Armor Systems Introduce Two New Wraparound Body Armor Vests
Spartan, manufacturers of American-designed and produced body armor, tactical gear and more has announced new lightweight, concealable wraparound vests for professionals and tactical operators.

Reader Comments of the Week

“The variety of different models mentioned in the comments just goes to show that Ruger makes a number of really, really good firearms!”

– CAMOSUTRA, in response to The 5 Best Ruger Guns of All Time

“Squib load (handload…my own fault) in a revolver. The bullet lodged between the cylinder and the frame, locking up the action and requiring removal of the cylinder to clear.”

– RICHARD, in response to What Causes Malfunctions (and How to Fix Them)

“I use red on the set screws that hold the gas block on the barrel. Other than that, I do pretty much what the author suggests. I don’t have the green and purple, just blue and red.”

– CEREPHIM, in response to Threadlockers: A Guide for AR-15 DIYers

#RangeDayFriday Photos of the Week


That’s all for this week! We wish our readers a happy and safe Labor Day! Check back next Monday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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