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Week-In-Review News Roundup: July 25-31, 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

S&W Introduces New Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp K-Frame
Smith & Wesson has introduced a new concealed carry K-Frame revolver the Performance Center Model 19 Carry Comp. Based on the classic design of the Model 19, the Carry Comp sports a whole new set of features.

Springfield Armory Releases Emissary 1911 Pistol
Bridging the gap between duty and custom handguns, the Emissary delivers a bold and capable 1911 pistol with defense-minded features intended for serious use.

Boyds Gunstocks Announces Models for Zastava M70
Boyds Gunstocks, the world’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket wooden firearms furniture, just announced options for the Zastava M70 bolt-action rifle (not to be confused with some of its AK models that also carry the M70 designation).

HEVI-Shot Introduces HEVI-XII Tungsten Waterfowl Loads
HEVI-Shot’s 12 density Tungsten revolutionized waterfowl ammunition. Now hunters can get this legendary product in 25-count boxes with the company’s new HEVI-XII tungsten waterfowl loads.

Faxon Releases New G19 Modular Magazine Extensions
Faxon is now offering a non-permanent solution for those who want to squeeze a bit more capacity out of their GLOCK 19 pistols with its new Modular Magazine Extensions.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I’d probably go with a Scavenger 6 Revolver Rifle and a Medusa Model 47 Revolver Pistol and possibly even a Flintlock Rifle of some kind if and when ammunition availability becomes an issue. The Medusa will chamber .380 apc/7.62×25 Tokarev/9×19/9×23/.38 Spc/.38 SW/.357 Mag., whereas the Scavenger will chamber virtually anything available up to and including a .410-gauge. My goal is to survive, not to massacre with extreme prejudice…”

– SECUNDIUS, in response to Apocalypse Guns: Best Firearms for SHTF Scenarios

“As a left-eye dominant right hander, I have had a few problems over the last 50 years with guns that eject to the right. Auto-loaders especially, but even with a pump, occasionally the breech can malfunction allowing debris into the face of the shooter. For that reason, I have preferred bottom eject pump shotguns for years—I started with an Ithaca 37 in 12 ga and she still functions as sweet as the first shot. Well made and incredibly reliable with years of police and military service credit. I also have a Browning BPS in 28 GA. and 20 GA and they are sweet. I would recommend either to a left-handed shooter. The Ithaca is readily available used and there may be clones, but the Browning BPS is available new.”

– REX, in response to 6 Best Pump-Action Shotguns

“Any of the Henry 22’s are good as they shoot all three types of 22 ammo, long rifle, long and short plus they are accurate and easy to maintain.”

– MIKE, in response to 7 Best .22 LR Rifles

#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.

Shotgun, revolver and knife
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
S&W M&P pistol in front of target
@jloro22 (Instagram)
Desert Eagle, AK and AR pistols on range bench
@mr_uber_ (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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