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Week-In-Review News Roundup: June 28-July 4, 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

New Heckler & Koch MR556A1 in FDE Released
Black is fine, but FDE is betterer? The color of a firearm means a lot to some people, and if you happen to like both FDE and Heckler & Koch at the same time, here’s your chance to own a limited production run of the MR556A1 in FDE.

Savage’s New Star Spangled Rascal Announced
Savage is pleased to announce a dynamic addition to their Rascal line-up. The Rascal Red, White, & Blue is dressed in an American flag camo pattern that creates a colorful homage to Old Glory, making this the perfect fit for patriotic young shooters.

XS Offering More Tritium Night Sight Options
XS Sights is pleased to offer line extensions for its popular second-generation DXT2 Night Sights and a non-tritium rear option in the new DXW2 Night Sights for Glock, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson and other select pistol models. The front sights of all new products feature tritium in the center surrounded by XS’s photoluminescent Glow Dot technology.

Modular Driven Technologies: New Inlets for MDT XRS Chassis System
The XRS is designed for shooters that want the fit and feel of a traditional shaped rifle stock with the benefits of a modern precision rifle chassis system. Each XRS is constructed from a full-length CNC machined core of aircraft-grade aluminum wearing textured polymer panels for insulation from the elements.

Magpul Releases Enhancements for MP5s and Clones
Today H&K connoisseurs, Nakatomi Plaza hostage-takers, and roller-delayed blowback fans of all kinds can rejoice together. Magpul is giving the MP5 its own set of enhancements, bringing a bit of a modern update to this classic design.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Love the 1911. IF you have the time, first “upgrade” is to polish the trigger/sear interface. This is an “upgrade” that can be done by the almost anyone. 800 and 1200 grit sandpaper, and some toothpaste will do the trick. Sand/Polish a little and test. Repeat until any “rough” spots are gone. Most 1911s have a decent trigger/sear interface, and after several hundred rounds would “smooth” out just by shooting. If you Sand/Polish – be sure to CLEAN YOUR GUN! Second most important improvement are decent magazines. Found that many magazines are only fit for range use, so you can practice clearing misfeeds.”

– GRUMPY 49, in response to 5 Ways to Customize a Kimber M1911

“I own a M and P 9C, an M and P .40 and a SS 4517 which I absolutely love! I shoot them all but something about the .45 styling and the feel in my hand doesn’t happen with any of my other guns, and I have many! Cheers to S and W for being a great American company!”

– THOMAS, in response to Smith & Wesson: A History

“I shoot a Remington model 700 270 with a Tract op scope 5x12x50. 150 Grain Win bullet. Set at 1.5″ above Center. This will hit the target 1.5 below Center of the the spot. I have a black synthetic stock. This has worked very well for me on all big game in the continental states. I love this rifle setup. Thanks for the information.”

– DENNIS, in response to Making the Rifle Fit the Shooter

#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.

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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