Consumer Information

Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 8-14, 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.

Be sure to subscribe, and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news!

Latest Firearm News

CMMG Releases New 10.5″ Banshee 300 Mk4 5.56 Pistol
The new Banshee 300 pistol chambered in 5.56 is marketed towards those who want what the AR-15 platform has to offer combined with the legendary performance and compact design of the Banshee.

Vortex Introduces Razor HD LHT 4.5-22×50 FFP Scope
Vortex took their top-tier Razor HD LHT and built its big brother, keeping the incredibly light and tough form factor while adding first focal plane functionality and a higher mag range.

TangoDown Announces New SSM-03 RMR Mount for SIG P320 Pistols
TangoDown just announced that they have released a long-sought-after adapter plate for the Trijicon RMR and the SIG P320 line of pistols — the SSM-03.

X-Vision Optics Releases RFP875 Rangefinder
The new X-Vision Optics RFP875 Rangefinder is made for every outdoor enthusiast. Its high precision capabilities will give you confidence whether you’re in a tree or on a course.

Mischief Machine Unveils 7075- T6 Billet P365 Grip Module
Each P365 grip module is then sent off for a Type III hard coat anodizing. The grip follows the same basic lines of the original P365XL frame with the notable exception of a beveled and flared magwell, and an extended beavertail complete with chamfered and beveled edges.

Apex Announces New CZ P-10 Trigger Kit
Apex’s engineering and design team developed the Action Enhancement Kit as a direct drop-in replacement for the factory polymer trigger, disconnector, and slide cover plate of the CZ P-10.

Reader Comments of the Week

“My father gave me a 1930’s, .30-30 Winchester model 94 as a teen in 1975. It’s still my go-to rifle in almost all situations. Lightweight, durable, travels easily, great brush gun, and it packs a punch. Also, the relatively light recoil is nice compared to other rifles used for hunting and target shooting, which the author didn’t mention. Don’t have to worry about flinching before the trigger break. I’ll likely pass it on to my grandsons, and perhaps it will still be firing in another 90 years.”

– MIKE, in response to Discover the Best .30-30 Lever-Action Rifles

“I like articles on handguns so I can keep up on current information. I just started pistol shooting with in the last few years. I have a Dan Wesson SS Commander as my only 1911 and I have enjoyed shooting it every time I take it to the range. The trigger is excellent and the pistol performs well with all kinds of 45 ACP ammunition. I picked this Gun so I don’t have to worry about dependability. I carry my Sig Sauer Romeo Zero more than any of my other guns due to the accuracy size and the addition of a safety. I only feel comfortable with a gun setup this way so I can carry with a round in the chamber.”

– BARRY, in response to Are High-End Handguns Worth the Money?

“Simply put, the best handgun for self-defense is the one you are comfortable and proficient with, emphasis on proficiency. Anyone who has been through a stress shoot knows your skills degrade under pressure, no matter your training and talent. Choose a gun *you* like and practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more. Snap caps exist for this reason. Happy shooting, y’all.”

– LISA, in response to Best Home Defense Pistols

#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.

Pistol, knife and watch on table
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
AR-15 rifle
@andigoey (Twitter)
multiple rifles on table at range outdoors
@mr_uber_ (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.
The Mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!'s blog, The Shooter's Log, is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit exceeded. Please click the reload button and complete the captcha once again.

Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.