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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 17-23, 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

NRA Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Reincorporate in Texas
New York is not known for being the most gun-friendly state. In fact, it has some of the harshest restrictions in the country. Now, The Empire State appears to be losing one of the country’s most pro-gun advocacy groups: the National Rifle Association.

FN Introduces 509 Concealed Carry Compact Model
FN America announces the release of the FN 509 Compact. This new configuration delivers the same reliability and high-performance of the FN 509 family in a compact, highly concealable package.

Taurus Releases New TX 22 Competition Pistol
Taurus announces the next iteration of the ground-breaking Taurus TX 22 semi-automatic sporting pistol. The new Taurus TX 22 Competition builds on the original with a slide assembly engineered for optic compatibility.

Stoeger Announces Fully-Featured STR-9S Combat Pistol
The STR-9S Combat features a corrosion-resistant black nitride finish, included interchangeable backstrap grips for a custom fit and 4.17-inch, threaded barrel to attach a suppressor for quiet shooting.

Ed Brown Products Introduces the KC9-VTX
Since the inception of the EVO Series, it has been the leader in the cutting edge carry pistols. The new KC9-VTX is a combination of the most requested features in one optics ready package, and primed for daily carry.

Streamlight Releases TLR-7 Sub Weapon Light for Subcompact Pistols
Streamlight Inc. has introduced the ultra-compact and low-profile TLR-7 Sub, a weapon-mounted tactical light with an ergonomic on/off position rear switch.

Mossberg International Announces Reserve Series O/U Shotguns
Mossberg introduces an extensive line of field and sporting over-and-under (O/U) shotguns: the Mossberg International Silver Reserve Field and Mossberg International Gold Reserve Sporting Series of shotguns.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I purchased a Heritage “Rough Rider” about 3 years ago and absolutely love it. It has a 6 inch barrel and came with “long rifle” and “magnum” cylinders. The gun performs very well with no issues. I highly recommend one if you want a gun that is inexpensive and fun to shoot. The close tolerances of the machine work in fitting of the cylinder is excellent.”

– HALSKY, in response to Review: Heritage Barkeep .22 LR Revolver

“I picked up the panzer BP12 a little over a year ago, and I love it! As the article states, fit and finish are top notch, and this thing is a blast to shoot. Mine has run perfectly with standard loads out of the box, not a single short cycle or FTF, and recoil is surprisingly low which I attribute to the buffer tube. For comparison, my son has a Kel-Tec that is a great gun, but it wears my shoulder out. I can shoot this BP12 all day without having to find an ice pack in the evening…LOL. The length of the BP12 makes concealment a breeze – with a couple gun magnets it fits easily behind a headboard, under a bedrail, behind a dresser – and this makes it great for home defense. All in all, I highly recommend it.”

– JIM, in response to Review: Panzer Arms BP-12 Bullpup Shotgun

“Thanks for the article! I just ordered a pair of Vortex 12×50 for an upcoming elk hunt and for around the ranches longer distances. Now I’m wondering if I made the right choice. The ones I ordered are on backorder. I think I’m going to do a little more research.”

– JOHN, in response to Binoc Basics: How to Choose the Right Binoculars

#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.

Ak rifle with scope on woods ground
@branham762 (Twitter)
silver and white AR-15 rifle on wood floor
@balistix_4o6 (Instagram)
Brown GLOCK pistol on shop mat
@softops_rookieofall (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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