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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 23-29, 2022

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

Beretta Launches New Size for 92X RDO Pistol Line
Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of an additional size configuration for the new 92X RDO pistol family, the 92X RDO Compact.

Holosun Introduces SCS Flush-Mounted Red Dot Sights
Holosun is coming out with dedicated SCS (solar charging sight) red dots that will direct bolt onto an optics cut slide for cowitnessing with standard-height sights.

Nightstick Releases Shotgun Forend Light with Green Laser
Nightstick is pleased to announce a new lineup of 1200-lumen SFL pump-action shotgun forend weapon lights, including several models featuring an industry-first daylight-visible green laser.

Beretta Announces New M9A4 Centurion Pistol
Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of an additional size configuration for the new M9A4 pistol family, the M9A4 Centurion.

Alpha Foxtrot Introduces 15rd 9mm 1911-S15 Pistol
Alpha Foxtrot has released a 15-round 9mm 1911 pistols that accept Sheild Arms S15 magazines. There’s currently a standard model and an optics-cut model.

Taurus Introduces TX22 Competition “Steel Challenge Ready” Rimfire
Taurus expands the groundbreaking TX22 lineup with the introduction of the most factory-ready target handgun ever — the TX22 Competition SCR.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I bought an M&P 15-22 years ago and it is the best semi-auto .22 I have ever owned. It feeds every type of ammo I feed it without any problems. It almost never, if ever, had a feeding or ejecting problem. The only difference it has compared to the one in the picture is that it doesn’t have a threaded barrel which means no flash hider and it didn’t come with the pictures soft case. Even with the pictured sights it is very accurate with these iron sights. After firing 25 rounds at 25 yards it’s difficult to count how many shots I’ve fired because it seems like all of the bullets go through the same hole and I just cut out a small hole in the center to the target. For me, this rifle is a winner in all aspects. It’s my favorite .22 semi-auto rifle.”

– DALE, in response to Review: Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport .22 LR

“I have been to their store. It is run by veterans for all who want to but the last AR they will ever need. These rifles are built to survive anything you can throw at them. Nothing is left to chance. To all those who are asking for the price. First, tell me how much is your family worth? I have seen other AR manufacture’s sell for much more that the cost of these rifles. I would take one into battle any day of the week!!! Semper Fi!!!”

– GUNNY, in response to Battle Rifle Company BR4 Spectre: Built to Spec AR-15

“We were enjoying a family outing at the outdoor gun range. I gave everyone a thorough safety brief, emphasizing muzzle forward toward the berm, at all times. My sis-in-law’s bf was hogging the S&W 1911 in .45 acp. He experienced a ftf. He had not tapped the mag hard enough to seat properly. Gun in hand, he turned to his left as he called out his problem. The gun was pointed directly toward the family lined to his left. I quickly grabbed the gun and turned it, and him, to face the berm. Without being nice, I proceeded to dress him down. I showed him how hard he needed to tap the mag to keep it running. He apologized and said it wouldn’t happen again. A new mag later, it happened again. As he turned left with gun in hand…again, I was right behind him. I grabbed the gun with my left and pushed him off the line with my right. I told him, ‘You’re done!’ I never let him shoot again.”

– NORM, in response to Rifle Safety: A Few Easy Steps to Prevent a Tragedy

#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.

AR pistol and two handguns
@personal_defense_armory (Instagram)
Two AR pistols on range bench
@jfujita (Instagram)
two big bore revolvers on table
@bg3000guns (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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