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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 24-30, 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

Safariland Introduces Enhanced Liberator HP 2.0 Hearing Protection
Liberator HP systems compress and reduce hazardous sound to safe levels inside the headset without muting other ambient sounds or audio. The new Liberator HP headset is the clear choice for hearing protection.

Streamlight Launches Laser-Equipped Models of Rail-Mounted Lights
Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has introduced the TLR RM 1 Laser and TLR RM 2 Laser tactical lighting systems for long guns.

Benelli Announces New ETHOS Series Shotguns
The ETHOS SuperSport is aimed at the competitive shotgun shooter market while the ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T utilizes Benelli’s BE.S.T. finish technology for rust and corrosion protection.

Raven Releases First-Ever Takedown-Style Crossbow
Ravin turns traditional crossbow design on its head with the R18, using the new VertiCoil Cam System to compact a full-power crossbow into a weapon a fraction of the size of all others.

Savage Introduces New Renegauge Competition Shotgun
The American-made Savage Renegauge will change the way you think about semi-automatic shotguns. The Renegauge can handle the hottest high-brass and the mildest low-recoil shells with the same dependability.

SIG Sauer Announces P320 XCarry Legion Pistol
This compact pistol is set up with a threaded barrel, suppressor-height night sights and a flared magwell. Additionally, it has the tungsten-infused grip module for added weight and comes ready for a pistol optic.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I traded a 12 gauge Coach gun for Kel-Tec KSG and I love it. It was the best decision that I could have made for use as home defense. There is nothing I would change about the KSG. Great design and engineering. Thank You KEL-TEC.”

– PAUL, in response to Bullpup Shotguns: Do They Make Sense?

“I was a professional mariner. I am an amateur hunter. I used military/marine glasses (binoculars) for pelagic fishing and for navigational use. I use them for hunting. In order to use glasses for hours at a time while scanning the horizon for sign requires high-quality glasses and a porro prism system. The porro prism glasses that I buy don’t have a focus nob. Chasing focus all day will give you a headache (literally). Military/Marine Porro Prism glasses are tuned for the individual. Once you tune (focus) for the individual, everything is crystal clear from close-in to infinity for that person. You can look at something close-in and notice an animal or sign far off with your peripheral vision because everything is crystal clear. My friends who won’t buy Military/marine grade porro prism glasses leave their glasses at camp. My glasses are around my neck and I see twice as much as they do. And, what I see, I see very well—in detail. Steiner has the best line of Porro prism military/marine glasses. Fog proof and waterproof. They have models that are waterproof to one atmosphere (33 feet deep). I recommend 7×50 or 8×50. Both of my glasses are 7×50. Don’t get a headache chasing focus. Buy high-quality glasses. Buy a cheaper gun if you need to—don’t go cheap on glasses.”

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

“Picked up the TRP 10mm for duty carry. To carry a weapon we have to qualify with it. Went to the range, cleaned all the new off it then put it to the test. Fired 650 rounds for the day. No issues at all! It’s a keeper!”

– JAMES, in response to Review: Springfield Armory 1911 TRP


#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-15 Rifle with optic and fixed traditional stock
@branham7.62 (Instagram)
Two AR-15 rifles and Two Pistols
@balistix_4o6 (Instagram)
Smith and Wesson Revolver Blued
@codytsears (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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