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Week-In-Review News Roundup: February 14-20, 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

Red Arrow Weapons Introduces RAW-10 AR Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
Available with the Red Arrow Weapons Midnight Bronze Cerakote finish, it features a 20” fluted stainless steel barrel with 1:8 twist rate that’s begging for the pull of its 2.5 lbs single-stage CMC trigger.

Taurus Releases Raging Hunter in .460 S&W
Since its introduction, the Taurus Raging Hunter has earned its chops as a dependable revolver capable of taking down big game. This powerful revolver is now available in the hard-hitting .460 S&W.

Align Tactical Announces Offset Extended Mag Release for SIG P320
What sets the Align Tactical magazine release apart from the other extended mag releases available on the market is it diagonally shifts the magazine release button location towards the trigger.

Rock River Arms Introduces New Light Predator2L Rifle
This deadly accurate rifle incorporates a .223 Wylde Chamber for both 5.56mm & .223 Cal ammunition and the 16-inch lightweight fluted stainless-steel barrel offers impressive accuracy at long ranges.

Walther Releases Performance Duty Pistol
With revolutionary Red Dot Ergonomics engineered into the pistol, the PDP platform has been designed around making the switch to the popular red-dot sight system easier.

Grace Optics Announces M1 Topless Reflex Sight
Grace Optics calls their M1 red dot sight “topless” because it lacks a top strap of the housing. The advantage of this design is that it provides a less obstructed field of view which should result in faster target acquisition.

Legislative Alert: Virginia Legislature Passes HB2128 
This week the Virginia Legislature passed HB2128. The bill allows the State Police five days to complete a background check. Previously the background check was limited to three days.

Reader Comments of the Week

“After a career in combat arms in the Army and several years as a DoD private security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have some experience with wounds and serious injuries. Outside of immediate death or shock to internal organs, bleeding in the number one killer. The average adult has about 1.2 to 1.5 gallons (4.5 to 5.5 liters) of blood in their body. This will evacuate very rapidly through a serious wound, so anyone who is serious about saving a life (theirs’s or someone else’s) needs to understand how to apply pressure bandages and tourniquets, as appropriate, and to use whatever they have at hand to stop the bleeding. And this will include the shock of the caregiver at the sheer volume of blood from the victim. Get some training and be prepared.”

– MIKIAL, in response to Gunshot Wounds: What Happens If You’re Shot?

“They call ECW’s LESS LETHAL for a reason. I’ve had to use 1 on a domestic guy had a combo unit (pacer/defibrillator) option was ECW or .45acp 1barb went into the device the medic unit brought him back but he died later that day beat his pregnant girlfriend until she had a miscarriage. That was about 5 years ago. Policy now is the Baton, hands on, or firearms. No pepper spray or electronic weapon. They were planning on stopping everything besides stick, hands on, or pistol/rifle/12ga 00buck”

– SEAN, in response to Stun Guns: How They Work

“Have an H&R w/.22 hornet my Brother brought back from his last tour. The.410 has taken a few dozen rabbits in the desert clearing out a friends farm untold squirrels for true Brunswick Stew. Extremely accurate to 15-25 yards with the right load. Anything Chiappa guns have yet to find 1that I’d trust my life too.”

– SEAN, in response to Review: Chiappa Double Badger .22/.410

#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.

two pistols on dirt floor
@nwprepped (Instagram)
SIG Pistol in front of tactical vest
@hamil158 (Instagram)
two AR rifles on wood floor
@firearmspreparednessandsadety (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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