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Week-In-Review News Roundup: February 16-22, 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

Ase Ultra Announces New AU Radien Over-Barrel Suppressor 
The AU Radien is made of hardened anodized aluminum and is available for .223, 6.5mm and .30 non-magnum calibers.

Virginia Lawmakers Reject Assault Weapons Ban
Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.

Kopfjäger K800 Tripod Has Been Updated
Kopfjäger has updated their popular K800 Carbon Fiber Tripod to include flip locks. All new K800 Tripods and K800 Tripods with Reaper Grip Kits will now be sold with flip locks instead of the previous twist lock system.

FN America Awarded $119 Million Army Contract for M4A1 Carbines
The military may be interested in other calibers, but the US Army has just awarded FN America a big contract to crank out thousands of M4’s chambered in good ol’ 5.56 over the next five years.

Joe Biden Says “No One Needs AR-15s; Weapons of War”
Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden declared on Saturday that AR-15s are “weapons of war” that no citizen should have. The comments are the latest among his anti-gun rhetoric as he has made gun control among the top priorities of his campaign.

Ceska Zbrojovka Plans IPO to Fund Further Expansion into the USA
Ceska Zbrojovka Group (CZG) is probably more known to our readers as just “CZ“. At least that is a lot easier for most of us to pronounce. CZG markets and sells its products mainly under the CZ (Česká Zbrojovka), CZ-USA, Dan Wesson, Brno Rifles and 4M Systems brands.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I own the 2020 Python and I can assure you it is worth every single penny. The Python clearly has the best out of box DA trigger available. Colt has made a lot of great improvements with this gun. I am very pleased with the job Colt has done. If you get the chance to own a Python, buy one. You will not regret it. 4.9 out of 5 Stars rating.”

– BRETT, in response to Colt Python 2020 Review

“Love my long toms, S&W 8 3/8″ Model 27, Dan Wesson 715 and 744, Ruger SBH, Thompson Center Contenders. I always take a couple to the range, and that sound when I get a hit on a meta gong target at 100/150 yards is music to my ears.”

– RAY, in response to A History of Long-Barrel Magnums

“Every edition of ‘The Shooter’s Log’ has great articles and useful info. Thanks, Cheaper Than Dirt!! for providing it for us! While I only have one AR-15 for now, an XL t-shirt would help me explain why I want another!!”

– WADE, in response to T-Shirt Giveaway: Leave a Comment to Win an AR-15 Shirt!

#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.



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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