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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 29-September 4, 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

Remington Introduces Core-Lokt Tipped Ammo
Core-Lokt Tipped takes the Deadliest Mushroom long-range by offering new and improved accuracy paired with trusted Core-Lokt on-game performance.

Vortex Announces Crossfire II 3-9×50 Straight-Wall BDC Riflescope
Optimized specifically for straight-wall cartridges, Vortex has just introduced the new Crossfire II 3-9×50 Straight-Wall BDC riflescope.

FN Releases 502 Tactical Optics-Ready .22 Pistol
FN introduced the company’s first-ever .22 LR pistol, the FN 502 Tactical. It is the latest innovation in the optics-ready pistol space and the industry’s first slide-mounted red dot on a rimfire handgun.

Hornady Security Introduces RAPiD Vehicle Safe
The RAPiD Vehicle Safe keeps a handgun or other valuables safe and secure inside any vehicle. The patent-pending mounting system of the RAPiD Vehicle Safe features an inflatable bladder that conforms to a vehicle interior’s shape.

OuterImpact Announces Modular Red Dot Adapter for CZ Shadow 2
The OuterImpact M.R.A. line of adapter plates gives shooters an easy-to-install option for mounting mini red dot sights onto their CZ Shadow 2 pistols without the need for milling or drilling of the slide.

Trijicon Releases Upgraded Thermal Riflescope Lines
Packed with upgrades, both the REAP-IR and IR-HUNTER thermals feature new and improved system controls for faster system response and reduced lag while a new manual focus adjustment for 60mm versions provides improved image quality at all distances.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Take a look at the pending regulations the ATF is trying to push through right now. You won’t be able to find any gun parts or receivers in stock anywhere. Invest now why you can or don’t complain when you can’t find anything in stock. There’s a lot of news shooters that decided at the last minute to buy a gun or mag, only to find none in stock. The experienced shooter knows this, but the newbies don’t.”

– JASON, in response to 10 Things You Should Buy Right Now

“I recently became interested in finding a new double-stack 1911 to relive memories of a Para-Ordnance I had in the 1990’s. I found a RIA TAC Ultra HC FS in .45acp and really liked it. My first trip to the range I set the target at 15 yards and carefully fired my first shot. From that distance I was really sad because I couldn’t see a hole in the target, so I brought the target in to get a closer look. I had hit directly in the center!! I managed to make really nice groups. Really fantastic. I’m very happy with this purchase. If RIA makes it stainless, I’ll buy another!”

– DEAN, in response to Range Review: Rock Island Armory FS 1911

“The S&W .22 revolver was the original “KIT” gun. Now we don’t use the term “KIT” but instead say “BUG OUT”. Still, as a “BUG OUT” gun, a good .22 LR handgun has many things going for it. IF an alternate .22 WMR cylinder could be swapped with the .22 LR cylinder, then it would be very hard to find a better option.”

– GRUMPY, in response to Range Review: Smith & Wesson 317 Lite Kit Gun

#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.

AK Rifle and Handgun on Range Table
@StevenStates (Twitter)
AK Pistol and GLOCK on table with knife
@jigglephysics3 (Instagram)
Pistols spread out on table
@AlphaSinnerMan (Twitter)

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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