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Week-In-Review News Roundup: December 1-7, 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 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

Savage Arms Introduces Minimalist Rimfire Rifles
Minimalist combines a laminate stock for lightweight strength with several additional features for excellent usability in the field.

Team SIG’s Max Michel Dominates USPSA Carry-Optics Competition
Michel’s impressive first place finishes to close out the 2019 season mark four years of being undefeated in USPSA Carry-Optics competition.

XTECH Tactical Releases Smart Laser
The laser is green and designed for full-sized pistols. It features a sensor mode that’s patented.

Heckler & Koch: the New SP5
Heckler & Koch announced the U.S. availability of the HK SP5, the only authentic sporting version of the legendary MP5 submachine gun available.

Virginia County Considers ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ Resolution
A northern Virginia county will consider whether it wants to join other jurisdictions and declare itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

Reader Comments of the Week

“I love my AK47 for just this reason. It has been tested in water, snow, and mud. Due to it’s open design it clears most of these obstacles easily. Of course it doesn’t hurt to do thorough cleaning after a day with such. When cleaning it is so simple to disassemble and reassemble its enjoyable. I have to admit that there have been times when after a long day, I have not cleaned it. But, it still has never failed me.”

– KEN, in response to Is Your Gun Waterproof?

“Hi I’m new to shooting and this article helped me understand something’s about AR designation. I thought that the AR stood for automatic rifle, so if I’m the only person who learned something (which I doubt) thank you”

– JIM, in response to Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the AR-15

“While not always necessary, incorporating a sling into an offhand (or kneeling) position is a handy skill to have. I adjust my sling to be long enough so that I can use it to support the rifle and still carry the rifle comfortably. To get into the sling, I hold my rifle canted away from me strong side to weak side, poke my weak side arm past the elbow through the bow of the sling, then bring my weak side hand back against the sling. I wrap the sling around my wrist placing my weak side hand on the foregrip as I normally would, were I not using a sling. The sling should be taut and pull the rifle into the shoulder. I use a sling with a broad section near the attachment point on the foregrip, which lays flat against my wrist/arm. Some suggest mounting the sling with a half twist to avoid a twist in the sling, but I don’t find this necessary. At any rate, I would recommend experimenting with the type of sling you have to see if it presents any problems.”

– JIM, in response to Tips for Firing a Rifle Offhand, Part 2

#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 contest page.

Elf on the Shelf
Credit: @ctairforce2015 (Instagram)


Range Day Friday - AR-15s
Credit: @lhcscott (Instagram)


That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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