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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 26 – February 1, 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

Black  Aces Tactical Announces Tactical Bullpup Pump Action 12-Gauge Shotgun
The latest addition to the Black Aces Tactical shotgun line, this 12-gauge shotgun is based on a Turkish magazine-fed bullpup semi-auto shotgun converted by Black Aces Tactical into a spring-assisted pump-action gun.

Kalashnikov USA Shows Off New KR-103 7.62x39mm AK
Florida-based Kalashnikov USA brought its new KR-103 rifle in 7.62x39mm to SHOT Show in Las Vegas this month. The new KR-103 is 100% U.S.-made down to the muzzle brake, screws and cleaning rod.

Kimber Introduces New K6S DASA Target Revolver at SHOT Show
Of all the revolvers currently being produced, the Kimber K6S DASA Target has to be one of the best looking. The K6S Target is a 4-inch take on the K6S DASA. Kimber dropped this one on us at SHOT and it’s a beautiful gun.

New Pistol & Rifle Optics Available from Holosun
Much of their pistol red dot optic line has undergone small revamps and the flagship products are their new HE509 and HE508 V2. Most of their revamped models now have a convenient side accessible battery tray.

Walther Launches Meister Manufaktur Custom Pistols
The Meister Manufaktur program creates an exclusive line of hand-engraved, hand-finished pistols with newly developed coatings and finishes never seen before on a production line.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Bacon and Eggs in a Paper bag. (And a stick that you do not have allergic action to.) With campfire burning, skew the end of the bacon and start to cook like you would a hotdog. As the bacon starts to release the grease, hang the bacon inside the bag, massage the complete inside by multiple fire-to-bag cycles until fully coated. Then take the bacon, removed from the stick, and drop it into the bag. Crack the eggs into the bag. Now take the bag and attach it to the stick, and complete cooking bacon and eggs. When ready tear one side of the bag open, give thanks, and dig in. You can even eat it without any silverware, but it is messy. Nothing a little water can’t cure. Then burn the bag. Clean-up done.
It is even a fun project for kids, and they get 101 on survival.”

– DANNYSEA, in response to 7 Meals You Can Make With Limited Ingredients

“I certainly do! I hunted for years to find a 1911 in .38 Super I could afford. After I retired from a near 30-year career in emergency services (firefighter/paramedic) I got a job in a gun store. There in the case was a Kimber Pro Carry II in stainless, she was a beauty to say the least. After months of pondering if I should, I finally gave in and bought the Kimber. Great decision on my part for sure! I have several 1911s and handguns whose calibers run the gamut from .22 through .45 ACP But my .38 Super is by far my smoothest, easiest and most comfortable handgun I own, hands down. Had some minor feed issues with HP ammo but one of our range guys is a gunsmith. He tuned and polished up the feed ramp and removed some burrs, no issues now. I encourage anyone who has not shot a .38 Super to do so if given the chance, you will love the round afterwards. For naysayers, look at the ballistics compared to a 9mm or .38 Special and you will understand.”

– TIMOTHY, in response to Does Anyone Still Use the .38 Super?

“Al Capone had a son named Sonny Francis. He lived away from the limelight, and he was well-liked. He worked as a union man for the Longshoreman’s Union at the Port of Miami. I was managing a gun store he frequented. One night he brought in this old Colt .25ACP and said it belonged to his father. The blueing was gone, but it was in very good condition. He wanted to reblue it, and I advised him it was a collector’s piece and should leave it alone. I also remember the day he came into the store and told us he had been a victim of a home burglary and all of his guns were stolen. Somebody stole a piece of history.”

– LEONARD, in response to The Rise and Fall of the .25 ACP

#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 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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