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Week-In-Review News Roundup: February 28-March 6, 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

Taurus Updates G3 Sight System
The G3 will now feature the new fixed steel sights currently being offered on the G3C. This sighting system now includes a serrated steel rear sight along with a white dot steel front sight.

Meprolight Releases MEPRO O2 Red Dot
The MEPRO O2 sight is intended to be an all-weather, all-light capable red dot with many features suitable for military and law enforcement use.

Legacy Sports Introduces HARDY HYBRID Rifles
Featuring the ultimate in high-tech material selection and rifle design that gives the HYBRID series a technological advantage so you can carry it further, adapt to any situation and make that shot when it counts.

German Precision Optics Announces SPECTRA 6X Scope Line
Designed for today’s discriminating hunter, the new SPECTRA 6X riflescope lineup offers precise, reliable and top-of-the-line performance to meet the demands of any situation hunters may find themselves in.

NATO Standardizes FN 5.7x28mm Caliber
In a continuous effort to promote interchangeability of all small-caliber ammunition used by allied armed forces, NATO has recently finalized the standardization process of the FN 5.7x28mm caliber.

FN Releases Elity Weapon-Mounted Ballistic Calculator 
FN Herstal just released their weapon-mounted ballistic calculator called the FN Elity. The system combines a laser rangefinder, an infrared illuminator with a ballistic solver and various embedded sensors.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Good chance these are all gonna be gone within four years. Buy em while you can!”

– DANE, in response to 6 Best Pistol Braces

“Great ideas in the comments. I have a 2500 Dodge Diesel truck which I think is ideal, cab and a half, long wheel base and 4 wheel drive and winch but I shouldn’t have to venture out often where I live. I don’t have the “up armor” or scrape blade. I would like to have a railroad iron front and rear bumper. I can manufacture ammo and have plenty of weapons for the entire family. We can fortify the property since many would want to take it. We can grow and can our food. Deer are plentiful until they would all be shot out. We would need a large amount of salt to salt down meat, that was a problem during the war of Northern Aggression, LOL. Salt supply was interrupted during that conflict, not many mention the need to preserve meat. We have a water supply and land, couple of tractors, wood for fuel. We grew up in survival mode, a country boy can survive and we are not an easy target.”

– CITIZEN JOHN, in response to Modding a Bug-Out Vehicle for the Apocalypse

“I own an anniversary edition Beretta & made Wilson Combat upgrades to the hammer spring, grips & replaced the (cheap) plastic guide rod with a laser. … Wilson Combat is great – but just a couple of their mods make an average Beretta just as as capable.”

– ANDY, in response to Review: Wilson Combat Beretta Centurion 92G

#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.

P08 Luger Pistol and Mags
@codytsears (Instagram)
AR-15 standing upright in car
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
GLOCK 43, knife and gloves in pile
@nwprepped (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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1 Comment;

  1. Thanks for the article on the 10mm for self defense carry round. Interesting the decrease in power and muzzle velocity when going from a Glock 20 to a Glock 29. Didn’t realize the difference a slightly over a one inch barrel decrease would make. Been carrying a Glock 20 for years and occasionally depending on how I have to dress I carry a G29. My choice of ammo is Underwood 180 or 200 gr hp or supper penetrator. Yes I am concerned about passthrough collateral damage but also about soft body armor. Second round is no problem. Been shooting competitively for 30 years.

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