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
Magna Releases Ballista Semi-Auto Mulit-Caliber Bullpup Rifle
Magna, a Ukrainian company, has released the Ballista, a multi-caliber semi-auto bullpup rifle that has been in development for several years.
Bond Arms Introduces Backup Pistol
The Texas gun maker loaded the Backup, its powerful yet ultra-compact derringer, with concealability and personal defense features that have quickly made it one of the company’s best-selling models.
SIG Sauer Announces P229 Pro-Cut Pistol Slides
This slide is a factory replacement for existing handguns, offered in a black finish with XRAY3 day/night sights and optimized for SIG’s own ROMEO1PRO red dot, but is compatible with other manufacturer’s micro red dot sights.
Galco Releases Speed Master 2.0 Holster
Featuring an open top design for speed, covered trigger for safety, and tension screw adjustment for security, the Speed Master 2.0 adds convenient on/off ability to the equation when set up as a paddle holster.
KE Arms Introduces GLOCK-Mag Fed KP-9 Polymer Receiver
This receiver was intended to be significantly more durable than other manufacturers’ prior attempts at polymer AR receivers, as durability has been a widely-reported issue in the past.
Escort Announces Hard-Hitting SD-X Shotgun
The Escort SD-X is part of Hatsan’s Versatile Tactical Shotgun series. Available in either 12-gauge or .410 Bore, this modern sporting shotgun is offered in all black or FDE Cerakote.
Reader Comments of the Week
“Used the Winchester Mod 94 in .30-30 for years… works perfectly fine for the South Central region of North Carolina. Private land with hardly any shot over 100yds. However, IF I didn’t already have my .30-30 or was in the market for a new/additional/replacement deer rifle the .243 Win would be at the top of my short list. Great ballistics, virtually no recoil. Cartridges like the .270 and .30-06 are a bit overkill for the areas I hunt and the recoil is a bit more than I care to deal with having had surgery and screws installed on my right shoulder.”
– SGT. DAVIS, in response to How to Minimize Meat Loss When Hunting Big Game
“Sure, an instructor can train you in what works best, for him. Keep both eyes open when aiming. Finding your most comfortable, secure grip that permits consistent sight alignment is a matter individual experience from practice. New shooter should start close, then increase distance gradually.All bullets drop due to gravity. The .270 Caliber was lauded as ‘flat shooting’. As distance increases, new shooter will notice the bullet drop&learn to adjust sight picture. New shooter, if serious, should shoot at least 1000 rds/week. I did. Deer, squirrel, rabbits, chucks have all fallen to my DA revolvers. Sometimes I employ a 2 handed grip w/off hand supporting the shooting hand. The above game was taken w/1 handed grip. The key is practice, practice. Can’t emphasize that enough.”
– DAVID, in response to How to Use a Double-Action Revolver Effectively
“Thanks for your article rating 9 mm pistols. I am in complete agreement with you on the Sig Sauer P-210. A real pleasure to shoot. Expensive but worth every penny.”
– STEVE, in response to Buyer’s Guide: 15 of the Best 9mm Pistols
#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.