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Week-In-Review News Roundup: February 2-8, 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

Mantis Tech Launches X2
Mantis Tech announced the Mantis X2, the most affordable and effective dry fire tool (according to the company) available on the market today.

CCI Expands on Its Clean-22 Product Line
Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR uses an advanced polymer bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor by up to 60 percent. The exclusive feature allows much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance.

Manners Releases New PRS-TCS at SHOT Show 2020
Manners Composite Stocks released their newest product, the PRS-TCS(Tunable Competition Stock).

Taurus Introduces 8-Shot Model 942 .22 Rimfire Revolvers
With black and stainless models in both .22LR and .22WMR, Taurus has rebooted its small-framed rimfire revolver line.

Nighthawk Custom Announces Drop-In Trigger System for 1911 Pistols
Debuting at SHOT Show 2020, the Drop-In Trigger System (DTS) is a true drop-in part that offers shooters a high-quality trigger job that can be installed in the time it takes to complete the routine cleaning of a 1911.

Kel-Tec Releases Sub2000 CQB Integrally Suppressed Folding PCC
Kel-Tec introduced their brand new version of the SUB2000, the SUB2000 CQB. The CQB has an integral suppressor and still folds easily for compact storage.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Dry-fire a lot. From the holster, preferably (you got a small gun so you could carry it, right?). You can practice everything except recoil management and, for some guns, trigger reset. I use my TV as a target (there’s a very solid backstop behind it and acres of dense woods beyond that), because the constantly shifting images make for unpredictable targets that resemble the human being you might have to shoot at one day.”

– STEVEN, in response to Shooting Well with Small Handguns

“It is interesting that revolvers still have a market. I like both semi auto and wheel operations. The Smith model 60 is probably the best ccw for women. With a 90 gr defense round it can definitely sting like a bee. Key to any handgun operation is training and cleaning.”

– ED, in response to The Top 10 Handguns of the Past Decade

“Was mulie hunting in New Mexico back in the late ‘70s. Shot a nice 5×5 with a .270. He ran about 30 feet and fell dead. Got back to camp with him and another hunter just berated me for using a “cannon” when it wasn’t necessary. I asked him what caliber he was using and he said “.22-.250”! I sure hope he didn’t get off any shots because he would have just wounded a nice animal that would later die and be wasted. Thinking back I wonder if the .22 caliber was even legal for deer in New Mexico at the time?”

– GOTUR6, in response to Avoiding Misapplication of Calibers

#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.

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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