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Week-In-Review News Roundup: July 11-17, 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

Premier Body Armor Releases Concealable Level IIIA Armor Vest
In addition to the vest’s NIJ Certified Level IIIA rating, the vest has also been special threat tested to withstand 12 gauge buckshot and slugs, liberty civil defense 9mm and FN 5.7×28 (SS197SR).

Cold Steel Announces AD-15 Lite Folder
Patterned after the Andrew Demko original, the AD-15 Lite continues with the innovative Scorpion Lock design. This design includes a strong compression spring/back spacer/yoke assembly.

SDS Imports Introduces Bantam 1911 Carry Pistol
The Bantam 1911 pistol will be available in either 45ACP or 9mm and will come with two flush-fit magazines. The modernized 1911 will also feature a flared and lowered ejection port, ambidextrous safety and combat sights.

SIG Sauer Releases M400 SWITCHBLADE AR Pistol
SIG Sauer announced the expansion of the M400 series with the introduction of the SIG Sauer M400 SWITCHBLADE, which brings the performance features of the popular M400 SDI platforms to this pistol.

Howard Leight Annnounces New Impact Sport In-Ear Hearing Protection
The new in-ear hearing protection feature a Noise Reduction Rating of 29 dB, a rechargeable 200 MAh lithium battery, hear-through volume control and automatic attenuation of dangerous sounds over 85 dB.

Blaser Introduces R8 Rifle in 6.5 PRC
Blaser now offers its iconic R8 modular rifle in a 6.5 PRC chambering. Known for its accuracy and long-range performance, the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge is essentially a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor.

Reader Comments of the Week

“From about 1980 until about 1987 the Police Dept. I worked for issued S&W mod. 25-5’s, which is an N-frame revolver in .45 Colt. I love the cartridge. The only issue was that in that time period there was only low-velocity factory loads available. After carrying .357 magnums, these loads were not as effective in stopping threats. We were able to purchase our duty guns when the Dept. switched to auto pistols and I still have my old issued 25-5.”

– CATOOSA, in response to The .45 Colt: An Old Cartridge With A Lot To Offer

“The range I frequent will let you draw from a holster or concealment after getting a card to do so. My favorite drill is to run the target out to 7 yards, then hit the automatic return, and step off the “x” to fire three shots as the target is coming toward me. If I’m doing good, I will bring it in to 5 yards. Making it a bit more challenging.”

– OLDSEABEE, in response to Mastering the Art of Firearm Training

““IF” you become skilled shooting a 12-gauge, and can handle the recoil. then it is an option. The question is how many persons can? Same as .45 caliber vs. 9mm. I would start with a lower gauge to determine which I could handle safely. I shot the 12-gauge in the military, and if I never shoot one again it will be Ok by me. I do not feel that way about my 20-gauge shooting experience. A 28-gauge may be the best choice for some persons. Hitting the target is paramount.”

– ARTHUR, in response to Tactical Talk: The 20-Gauge for Defense

#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 with scope on table
@mr_jeepngunn (Instagram)
AR-15 on Plate Carrier with Gear
@jrshectorgarza (Instagram)
Long-Range Bolt-Action Rifle with scope
@branham7.62 (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 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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