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Week-In-Review News Roundup: June 27-July 3, 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

EOTech Introduces Vudu 8-32×50 SFP Long-Range Scope
The new scope offers a maximum of 32X magnification for extremely precise holds, a 50mm objective lens for increased light transmission, a side-mount parallax adjustment, and an ultra-small 0.15MOA @32x aiming dot that won’t obscure your view of the target.

Fix It Sticks Releases New Compact Pistol Kit
Designed to work with a wide array of handguns, the new kit features tools, wrenches, hex bits and even a variable torque driver. This comprehensive selection of components can handle almost any maintenance or setup task.

F.A.B. Defense Announces GL-Core M Adjustable Stock
The F.A.B. Defense GL-CORE M is purpose-built to provide law enforcement officers an extra mag when they are required to utilize an AR-15 in the line of duty.

SIG Sauer Releases New Buckmasters Model Optics
The riflescopes feature a custom Buckmasters Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) reticle that has holdover dots out to 500 yards. The rangefinder will provide lightning-fast performance in a vivid red illuminated display optimized for low-light hunting.

Taurus GX4 Now Available in New Color Options
Now, the Taurus GX4 is available with an elegant Tungsten Cerakote slide finish and a Troy Coyote Tan Cerakote finish that offers an aggressive contrast to the black polymer frame.

Holosun HE407K-GR X2 Now Available with Green Reticle
A green reticle appears brighter to the human eye than standard red at the same intensity. Pair this increased intensity, larger reticle and the ability to be more readily seen in daytime light conditions, and this makes a prime and efficient choice for users.

ODIN Works Introduces OTR-15 6.5 Grendel Rifle
Back in November of 2020, ODIN Works introduced their first complete AR-15 pattern rifle called Odin Tactical Rifle or OTR-15. Recently the company announced the release of the second rifle in the Odin Tactical Rifle line, the OTR-15 6.5 Grendel.

Reader Comments of the Week

“The barrel rifling has a 1/8 twist so it can handle heavier bullets that other economy AR’s can’t ( The 1/9 twist M&P15 for example) so you can run 80gr rounds through it with no problem. I installed a Strike Industries J-Comp muzzle brake/compensator and it virtually eliminated whatever little recoil was felt and muzzle rise. Excellent entry level AR that performs like a higher end rifle.”

– RANDY, in response to Second Look: Springfield SAINT AR-15

“All of these tips are good ideas. I would add one more. I emphasize follow-through (trigger reset). Shooters who press/pull the trigger and release it quickly are anticipating the recoil. I watch for this when instructing others. I tell them to hold the trigger back for a moment before releasing it. This delay keeps the pistol steady at the moment of firing and has the shooter thinking about something other than anticipated recoil.”

– COLONEL, in response to How to Stop Anticipating Recoil

“NICE – Everyone should have a 1911, in .45 ACP. I got a series 70 COLT when they first came out, and spent a rainy afternoon with several different grades of sandpaper and needle files smoothing out the tooling marks. The METRO review reads like much of the handwork was already done. Also, I changed the original sights out for a White Outline Rear, and it appears that METRO also did that. If I was looking for another 1911, I would seriously consider the METRO, based on this review. Think that with a different set of WOLFE springs, should be no issue with getting ~1050 fps with a 185 grain load. As to price, with the current run on firearms, appears nobody is paying list price, and a “NAME” 1911 can be selling for well over list price.”

– GRUMPY, in response to Series Review: Metro Arms 1911 Handguns

#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 rifle with scope on shooting bench
@coloradocreedmoor (Instagram)
Tactical Shotgun with Red Dot Sight
@nwprepped (Instagram)
Old School AR-15 with Colt 1911 on woods floor
@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 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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