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Week-In-Review News Roundup: December 29, 2019 – January 4, 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

Ruger Introduces Lite Rack LCP II Chambered in .22 LR
This new, low-recoiling Lite Rack™ pistol features an easy-to-manipulate slide that shoots comfortably regardless of hand size or strength.

Hero Who Stopped Texas Church Shooter a Second Amendment Advocate, Gun-Range Owner, Trump Supporter
The hero who stopped a Texas church shooter with one shot mere seconds after he opened fire during Sunday service, killing two, is a Second Amendment advocate, former gun-range owner, and vocal Trump supporter named Jack Wilson.

Colt Announces Colt Python to Be Back in 2020
Colt this week made it Facebook Offical: the vaunted Colt Python is back for 2020, available in two different stainless models.

Ruger Introduces Cutting-Edge Ruger-57 Pistol
The Ruger-57 is a full-featured handgun wrapped around a standard capacity, 20-round steel magazine, chambered in the high performance and low-recoiling 5.7x28mm caliber.

Virginia: First Weeks of January Are Critical
Law-abiding gun owners throughout the Commonwealth must continue to join together to fight against gun bans, gun rationing, and confiscation this January in Richmond.

Reader Comments of the Week

“When dry-firing a striker gun (Glocks and similar), you literally CANNOT go fast, because the trigger only works once. Don’t get into the bad habit of racking the slide after each trigger pull, as that trains you to dump half your ammo on the ground, while shifting your grip every shot. Treat this mechanical circumstance as a reminder that the ideal case (other than avoiding the fight), is to draw and fire one fight-ending shot. You have to imagine the trigger resetting under your finger. I reload right before holstering, so that resets the slide for the next cycle. Dummy rounds are useful so that you don’t have to keep unlocking the slide on each reload.”

– STEVEN, in response to Slow Down and Get Hits

“I’m 65 years old now and inherited my father’s Browning Sweet 16 when he passed years ago. He bought it new I believe in 1952 or 53. I still have a few dozen lead shot of his which I shoot every few years for fun. It’s a fine piece of craftsmanship to just admire visually and appreciate what good quality meant back years gone by. Thanks for your article!”

– CLARK, in response to Browning Auto-5 Then and Now

“For the average Joe going to the range to practice, “Cheap” ammo means I can shoot more or go more frequently. Sure, I try to run my carry load through my gun at least once a month (at least one magazine’s full). As a handloader, I try to buy everything in bulk, but I also will vary the charge weight, to look for that “sweet load” that meets the criteria for accuracy and function. I tend to steer clear of steel cased ammo, simply because, when I purchase a box, the endgoal is having brass to reload. The same goes with aluminum cased. There’s no snobbery about it, it’s all based on practicality and cost savings, as well as hand tailoring for optimal accuracy and affordability.”

– CHUCK, in response to The Joys of Cheap Ammunition

#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.


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Credit: @doomduck86 (Instagram)


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Credit: @wine_mixer (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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