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Week-In-Review News Roundup: January 31-February 6, 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

Bergara Releases BMR Bolt-Action Rifle
The Bergara BMR is a micro rimfire model that incorporates all the wonderful features that their other rimfire models have. These new models are available in .22 LR along with .17 HMR, and .22 WMR.

Leupold Adds 6 MOA Model to DeltaPoint Pro Red Dot Line
Designed for competitive speed shooting and personal defense, the larger 6 MOA red dot excels at rapid, close-range target engagement and increases accuracy when it matters most.

Accuracy International Introduces AT-X Rifle
Featuring the same action as AI’s existing AT and AX rifles, the AT-X has an all-new stock with both short and full-length bridges, Win Tac weights and KeySlots for quick attachment/detachment of weights and accessories.

Bushnell Releases RXS-100 Red Dot Sight
Bushnell announced today the introduction of a new reflex sight – the RXS-100. Designed with user-adjustable brightness settings and multi-platform versatility, the new RXS-100 offers outstanding value at an unheard-of price.

Meopta Announces MeoPro Optika LR Rangfinding Binoculars
The Optika LR’s premium European optics with HD fluoride glass and Meopta’s advanced MeoLux lens coating deliver exceptionally bright images in low light with maximum resolution and contrast.

CVA Introduces Paramount HTR Muzzleloader in .40 and .45 Calibers
The PARAMOUNTTM HTR is the new addition to the PARAMOUNTTM Series for 2021. This muzzleloader has a free-floating barrel and comes with a self-deploying compact ramrod.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Good article. There is nothing wrong with inexpensive guns . . . as long as they work. In the many years I have enjoyed guns, carried them for EDC in the US, and carried them on assignments in some of the nicer places around the world I have used all sorts of guns of every conceivable level of cost and quality. Colt M4s are excellent as are Kimber 1911s, but so have been Iraqi made FNs and AKs as well as well-used Browning High Powers. By the same token, I was once issued a Bushmaster SBR that wouldn’t shoot more than one round without a stoppage. My wife and I carry Taurus G2c’s for EDC and I keep a Jericho in the truck whenever we go out. Glocks? You can never go wrong with a Glock as long as you are smart enough not to shoot yourself with it. I’ve managed to safely carry a Glock for the past 20 years, so I know it’s possible. I also love my SAR and my wife and I both love shooting our ATN 1911’s. In the end, buy. train with and carry a gun that works well for you. That you can shoot accurately, manage and deal with and you will never go wrong.”

– MIKIAL, in response to Best Inexpensive Firearms

“Years ago, I met an old cowboy at a gun show. He was in his 90’s, and looked it. The table he was sitting at had all sorts of cowboy period items and guns. He had one in a holster that he was wearing. I asked him about his gun and he told me this story. He said he had modified the action of the old Colt SA. He showed me how he could draw it and fire in a slick motion I could not imitate. He said he loaded his 45 Colt rounds so slow they were just crawling out the barrel. He went on to say that rattlesnakes were very fast, and they could actually see the slug coming, and they would strike at the bullet causing them to get their heads blown off. Now, if just about anybody else told me this story I would not believe it. If you have even met a gent like this, you would know they don’t lie or exaggerate! I have never put this story to the test as rattlers are not around these parts.”

– DARRYH, in response to Snake Guns: Best Firearms and Loads for Serpents

“In addition to the tips above with which I agree, I offer the following. I have found wet wipes are adequate for the removal of the top layer of fouling and accumulated filth. However, I wipe the gun with a paper towel after using the wet wipe to get rid of any residue left by the wet wipe. I use silicon clothe on exterior surfaces and then wipe off the excess silicone with a clean paper towel. I only do that on a gun that is cool and not still warm from firing. in the military, we used to use a lithium grease name LAS on the 20mm machine cannons. They got exceedingly hot and we were taught that the LAS soaked into the pores on the metal and provided lubrication even after the surface layer was removed. It was thought that the heat from the guns caused the metal pores to open up and absorb microscopic amounts of grease. When I left the military a container of LAS followed me home and the residue is still being used today. On some hidden surfaces where I do not want to build a visible layer of grease, I use a hairdryer to heat the metal until it is very warm to the touch, apply the LAS, let it cool and then wiped off the excess. It seems to work for me. I am informed that some of the new commercial products duplicate LAS in that they are also absorbed into the pores of the metal when heated. My process has worked well on hunting and competition guns for many years. My Series 70 Colt has been rebuilt twice and is on its 3rd barrel but everything else is pretty much original and still very serviceable.”

– OWEN, in response to How to Clean a 1911 Handgun

#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 and AR-15 pistol on wood table
@mninowski (Instagram)
AK on Dirt Floor by Tree
@branham7.62 (Instagram)
two glock pistols on CTD RDF Calendar
@balistix_4o6 (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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