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Week-In-Review News Roundup: June 20-26, 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

Winchester Issues Recall on Select Batches of 9mm Luger Ammunition
Winchester has determined some lots of 9mm Luger 115-grain FMJ and JHP ammunition may contain propellant that does not properly ignite and burn when the cartridge is fired.

Lone Wolf Releases ELIMIN8R .45 Modular Pistol Suppressor
Lone Wolf has entered the silencer market by introducing the ELIMIN8R .45 modular pistol suppressor. Its modularity is in the possibility to change its overall length by installing the needed number of baffles.

Smith & Wesson Announces New M&P Spec Series Kit
Smith & Wesson has announced that it will offer a limited edition kit that includes an exclusive version of the company’s full-size M&P9 M2.0 Optic-Ready pistol. In addition, a unique fixed-blade knife and challenge coin come with the kit.

Real Avid Introduces New MASTER-FIT
These new armorer’s tools are the most comprehensive all-in-one AR15 Armorer’s Torque Wrench Kits ever assembled.

Bushnell Releases New Prime 1800 6×24 Laser Rangefinder
The new rangefinder features Bushnell’s new ActivSync Display that automatically switches between red and black to provide the viewer with the best contrast for the current conditions.

Cold Steel Reimagines the Fixed Blade
The Cold Steel Mini Leatherneck is a new series of fixed blades available as a Tanto model, Double Edge Spear Point model and a stout Clip Point model that delivers “big knife” performance in a more compact package.

Reader Comments of the Week

“My choice would be the G Outdoors G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack. It’s got all the room you need in a convenient backpack. The Honorable Mention Pelican iM2200 Storm Case is a pleasant surprise! I like that you make it what you want, and the Vortex Valve pulls double duty in protection from elements and storage keeps it airtight. Great article!”

– ANGELO, in response to 5 Best Range Bags for Handguns

“Another benefit of dry firing is to reduce flinching. I carry a Lady Smith and range time is very important to tame this lightweight in the .38 special round.”

– LAWRENCE, in response to How to Use a Double-Action Revolver Effectively

“Been an advocate for Taurus for the better part of the last decade. We had to clean up a few things (many) but once the Chief designer from Beretta came on board a complete overhaul in two key facets were made. The first was design and the second was reliability as Taurus had a few stumbles decades past. I joined when the turn around commenced with the release of the Pt111 Millenium Pro G2 and all G series that followed and they all are amazing to shoot. Taurus test pilots with brass only which to some creates issues as some models struggle with feeding issues with Steel and polycoated ammunition. Feed them brass and the run. The Gx4 is a spitfire and can hang with the Hellcat, The 365, and all the other SC’s out and beats them all on price. So far roughly 600 rounds of blazer brass 115and Fiochii 124 as well as straggles of old Federal 124 and Freedom 115 FT rounds and not one issue. I’m a lefty so in the shoot pen the ejection of spent casings love to fly a little right and back ricocheting right back at me which sucks but that’s the only quarrel I have and a minuscule one at that. Taurus is spot on now and for a fair assessment the coating is single stage applied instead of three stage on the Pt111 the G2 and G3. Appears to exact same on the Gx4. This is how time and money is saved and how we keep costs as low as possible frankly. The methods are more stringent than the Pt111 and quality is improving every model but “battle finish”? I don’t know. I got an older G2 it got wet and it immediately started surface rusting and like everywhere. Days are behind us now and the GX4 is coming for a top slot right along with the TP9 and the G3 which are excellent in every respects.”

– THE ARCHITECT, in response to Review: Taurus GX4

#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.

two AR-15s mirrored on rug
@mr_uber_ (Instagram)
Beretta 92 series pistol with red dot sight
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
GLOCK 26 in fishing tackle box
@coloradocreedmoor (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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