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Week-In-Review News Roundup: December 5-11, 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

Silencerco Introduces SCO15 AR-15 Upper Receiver
SilencerCo is excited to announce the release of the SCO15 Upper Receiver. Perfect to pair with the SCO15 Lower Receiver.

JTAC Releases Bullpup Lower for Stribog SP9-A3 Pistol
JTAC Industries recently launched a brand new bullpup lower receiver for the Stribog SP9-A3 pistol that also accepts CZ Scorpion pattern magazines.

Springfield Armory Announces Saint Edge ATC
Springfield Armory has launched the Saint Edge ATC in .223 Wylde. The ATC, which stands for “Accurized Tactical Chassis,” delivers guaranteed sub-MOA accuracy for three shots with match-grade ammunition and a skilled shooter.

GPO Expands to Fixed Power Scopes
German Precision Optics is pleased to announce it is entering the fixed-power scope market with the introduction of its new SPECTRA 7.5x50i.

Thales Launches the XTRAIM Day/Night Weapon Sight
Thales has announced the introduction of its latest day/night sight, weighing 530g or 18.7oz, the XTRAIM combines a reflex red dot sight with thermal imaging technology.

SIG Sauer Custom Works Commissions Pearl Harbor Commemorative 1911s
SIG Sauer is honored to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with three one-of-a-kind, custom-designed 1911 pistols: the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Pistol, the USS Arizona Commemorative Pistol, and the USS Oklahoma Commemorative Pistol.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I had a RIA 1911 45acp which was a few years old but shoot well. I talked with a gunsmith at my local dealer about replacing the fixed sights with Trijicon or TruGlo options for better visability, more aggressive grips and a smoother trigger. After he handed me the Rock 10 Ultra MS, which came stock with all upgrades I wanted in the 45 I sold the 45 and have been delighted with the Rock 10 ever since. Great accuracy and not a FTF in 2 years of regular range use. I’m a FAN!”

– BOB, in response to Review: Rock Island Armory 10mm 1911 FS Pistol

“Good article. I mounted a Sig Romeo5 red dot on my Saint pistol. That sight is low profile and offers easy target acquisition. My personal accuracy standard confines shots to a paper plate at any yardage I intend to cover. The Saint with an SR5 easily meets that standard out to 100 yds. Best round I’ve found for accuracy is Hornady’s 5.56 Nato 75 gr InterLock HD SBR Black. It’s pretty pricey fodder, but muzzle energies out of the 7 inch barrel approach 44M with that round. That said, I don’t like cleaning an AR-anything. Too many nooks, crannies, and tubes to scrape and probe.”

– TOKLAT, in response to Springfield Saint Pistol: How I Set Up My AR Pistol

“Avoid distractions. If you want some background noise, like music, do NOT play something you may be tempted to sing along with or listen to the words. Your concentration should be on your reloading. Play something you don’t have to think about, such as a classical, (i.e., Beethoven, Mozart, etc.). Your concentration should be all on the reloading. SAFETY!”

– ED, in response to Reloading Ammo for Beginners

 

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#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.

HK SP5 on Sidewalk
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
SIG Rattler and pistols on range bench
@c_johnson47 (Instagram)
Two CARs on range bench with handguns
@thejeepnewb (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.
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