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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 12-18, 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

Springfield Armory Introduces XD-M Elite 
Taking the polymer platform that broke the mold and incorporating numerous upgrades and improvements, the XD-M® Elite redefines what you should expect from modern, striker-fired firearms.

SCCY Firearms Introduce New Striker-Fired DVG-1 Lineup
SCCY heralds the new 9x19mm sub-compact pistol as a CCW challenger, available with either fixed iron sights (the DVG-1) or factory-installed CTS-1500 Red Dot sight (the DVG-1RD).

Federal Announces Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto
The newest addition to Federal’s Hydra-Shok Deep lineup is the industry’s first expanding 380 Auto to consistently meet FBI protocol recommendations for penetration (12 inches minimum) through bare gel and through heavy clothing.

FN Announces New Caliber and Color Options for SCAR 20S
The 6.5 Creedmoor-chambered rifle will feature a 20-inch, 1:8” righthand twist barrel with SureFire ProComp 762 muzzle device. The barrel is made from FN’s proprietary machine gun steel and is cold hammer-forged and chrome-plated.

Springfield Armory Introduces Ronin Operator 1911
Configured as a full-size 5″ gun and available in 9mm and .45 ACP variants, the Ronin Operator features a forged steel slide and frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel for unparalleled durability and strength.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I love the 10mm cartridge and 10mm Autos have been my off-duty carry pistols. I have qualified with and carried the Colt Delta Elite and the Rock Island Armory Ultra MS. My favorite ammo has been the Sellier & Bellot 180 grain, HPR 165 grain (defunct) and Buffalo Bore 155 grain. One day I’ll add a 10mm revolver, lever action carbine and semi auto carbine to my collection. It’s a great multipurpose cartridge.”

– BOBBY, in response to Why You Should Give the 10mm Automatic a Chance

“We got one of these for my mother who is approaching 70, and who’s arthritis and tendon issues aren’t going away. We were impressed by her ability to use the EZ without any aids or help. I tried it myself, and as a man in my 40s, I don’t yet have the hand limitations she does. I was totally impressed. I was easily able to get sub-2 inch groups at 10 yards, and found recoil gentle. As noted in another comment, the slide lock is stiff, but a mag change or removal then slide cycle makes an easy work around. I’m going to be considering one of these for myself!”

– JAMES, in response to Review: Smith and Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

“The Browning Buckmark is a gun every shooter should have in his or her arsenal. Tons of fun, cheap to shoot and it’s amazing how quickly new shooters can become proficient with it. That makes them want to shoot more which is great for the sport. I look forward to the new Glock 44 soon to hit the market. That will provide a training experience closer to my EDC.”

– TD, in response to How to Train Properly With a .22

#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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