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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 19-25, 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

Gun Industry Gathers in Las Vegas for SHOT Show
The annual SHOT Show took place at Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas from Jan. 21-24.

IWI US Introduces New ZION 15 Rifle
The ZION 15 is a 16-inch tactical rifle that includes a 15-inch free-float MLOK Handguard, a B5 Systems stock and grip, and includes one 30-round Magpul PMAG.

Thousands of Gun-Rights Activists Descend on Virginia’s Capitol to Protest Gun-Control Legislation
Thousands, and perhaps tens of thousands, of pro-Second Amendment activists have descended on Virginia’s Capitol to protest the newly elected Democrat leadership’s plans to pass sweeping gun-control legislation in the state.

SIG Sauer Announces P210 Carry
Available in both Standard and Target variants, the reception has apparently been positive enough that SIG previewed a carry-oriented version at their Media Range Day at SHOT 2020.

Taurus Introduces New Defender 856 Revolver
Taking the existing Model 856, Taurus added night sights and a 3″ barrel. With many finishes and styles available, The Defender 856 can be had for a reasonable price as well as in nearly any finish you desire.

Escort Reveals BTS Bullpup Shotgun
New to the Escort Versatile Tactical Shotgun lineup is the BTS bullpup. It offers all the perks of the VTS series shotguns in a more compact, portable package.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I own several 1911’s. I carried one in the Navy before they switched to the 9mm. Today my favorite that is my EDC is a Dan Wesson Classic bobtail. I put some Mammoth Tooth grips on it. This gun puts up close groups with little recoil. It is a Commander size so it is easy to carry. But it may be too big for concealed carry, I open carry in a Savoy holster. I just can’t see carrying a 9mm for protection. The 45 will take care of any problems and unlike a 9mm or a 38, I won’t have to tell any assailant to sit down because they are shot.”

– AZOGNEWORLEANS, in response to Taking a Look at Changes in the 1911

“Bullpups are much quicker to get on target due to their lower moment of inertia. Just like an ice skater can spin faster as she brings her arms in, a bullpup can be rotated faster. The P90 from Belgium has the added advantage that both your fingers are pointing towards the target at all times. Just like when a small boy is pretending to shoot an imaginary rifle. You instinctively get the gun on target much faster.”

– JOHN, in response to Bullpup vs. Conventional Rifles

“I have wanted a 10mm for a few years, and finally got one over Christmas. Currently working up loads… With some of the loads, I am putting downrange, the potential for 800 foot lbs of energy in a controllable platform is very appealing.”

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

#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 younger firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting since he was a kid. 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 and he tries to visit the range at least a couple of times a month to maintain and improve his shooting skills.

His primary focus is on handguns, but he loves all types of firearms. He enjoys disassembling and reassembling firearms to see how they work and installs most of the upgrades to his firearms himself, taking it as a chance to learn. He’s 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. Just wondering…Do the Virginia Legislators use tax payers dollars for their Personal Protection? or write it off as a Business Expense on their taxes? Maybe we should ask them about that.

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