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Week-In-Review News Roundup: July 5-11, 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

Sako to Develop New Family of Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifles
The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command has signed a letter of intent with Sako Ltd. to develop a new family of semi-automatic sniper rifles.

Meprolight Introduces MEPRO FT Pistol Sight to HLS and LE Markets
Meprolight now introduces the Mepro FT Bullseye optical pistol sight to law-enforcement and HLS forces. FT Bullseye was originally developed for the civilian market.

Zev Tech Goes High-Octane with SIG Sauer
An icon in the high-end Glock market, Zev has been working behind the scenes to launch a new series of complete pistols along with slides, barrels and sights for the industry-rocking SIG Sauer lineup.

Galco Announces Summer IWB Holsters
While Galco has an entire collection devoted to warm weather carry, their recent line focuses on inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters.

New Bullpup Airgun – The Wildcat MkIII from FX Airguns
The new FX Wildcat MkIII from FX Airguns has many improvements over the previous models of Wildcats and comes in two versions: the short Wildcat MkIII Compact and the longer Wildcat MkIII Sniper.

Viridian Grip Lasers for North American Arms .22 Mag Revolvers Released
Viridian Weapon Technologies announced a partnership with North American Arms that kicks off with a grip laser for the NAA-PUG-D and all other NAA .22 Mag revolvers.

Reader Comments of the Week

“When I decided to purchase my first semi- auto I looked at the .45, but the cost and 7-8 round capacity turned me off. Because of the Miami shootout in 1986, a 9mm was not option (at the time reliable 9mm self defense ammo was non-existant). My first .40 was a Gen3 Glock 22. It was a wonderful gun but I wanted something smaller so I traded it for a Gen3 Glock 23. It was perfect! My double taps with 165grn ammo were almost in the same hole. The grip fit my hand like a glove. I found the .40 to be very, very, manageable. I shot several steel plate challenge matches with it. I have been a .40, and Glock fan for 20+ years. I recently acquired a Gen3 Glock 27. I love it. It loves 180grn ammo and is very concealable. I find the pistol quite manageable, easily putting double taps on target. .40 may be a bit much for some people (my brother bought an XDM compact in .40 but eventually bought a Gen4 Glock 26). There are now very reliable 9mm defense rounds out there which I believe is leading the resurgence of the 9mm, but Miami is still in the back of my mind, and besides, I love my .40’s”

– BILLY, in response to Why the .40 Is Still Kicking

“Experienced reloaders also know that heat increases pressure in cartridges. If you’re loading ammo to near-maximum pressures for your firearm, don’t pull it out of your steaming hot car that’s been in the desert sun all day and start firing away. You may have an overpressure situation that could be dangerous.”

– JM, in response to Firearm and Ammo Storage Best Practices for Warm Weather

“I have many springfields. The xd the xds in 45 the mid 2 xd etc also have Glock 42 and 43. And many other sub and compacts. The hell cat is the best for me yet! I am a larger guy with big hands and the hell cat gives me a larger handle than my 43 and allows just a better feel. It’s accurate etc only wish it just had a little smoother trigger. I can only hope with use it gets better. Not bad mind you but a little tight for my taste. Great gun also wish it had night sight option.”

– BRETT, in response to Review: Springfield Armory Hellcat 9mm

#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.
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