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Week-In-Review News Roundup: June 7-13, 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

Federal Ammunition Introduces Black Cloud TSS 20 Gauge 
Duck and goose hunting entered a deadly new age with the introduction of Black Cloud TSS. Now hunters can get that same performance in a new 20-gauge load that blends No. 3 FLITESTOPPER Steel with No. 9 18 g/cc Tungsten Super Shot.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Now Available in Desert FDE
Building on its strength as the highest capacity micro-compact 9mm in the world since its launch in 2019, Springfield Armory is proud to announce an exciting new variant of the Hellcat in Desert Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

Canada’s Banned Firearms List Is Growing, and Quietly
Information is beginning to emerge that Canada’s government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are expanding the original list of banned firearms. However, at least at this time, they don’t appear to be readily or easily making any of this info publicly available.

Maxim Defense Launches Limited-Edition COVID-19 PDX
The folks at Maxim Defense teamed up with John’s Sport Center in Pittsburg, Kansas to make a custom-Cerakoted and engraved COVID-19 Maxim Defense PDX. Hilariously bundled in the box is also a pair of nitrile gloves, an N95 mask, some caution tape, and a short M-RAX rail.

Real Avid Announces New GUN TOOL AMP
Real Avid, the leader in DIY for Guns, expands its impressive line of firearm multi-tools with the new GUN TOOL AMP — a compact kit loaded in three platform-specific versions: AR15, Pistol, and 1911.

Apex Offers Optic Mounting Plate for SIG P320
Designed specifically to fit the P320 models such as the M17, M18 and Legion, the new Apex Optic Mounts allow the user to securely mount the Aimpoint® Acro P-1 optic to the slide.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have the “deluxe” with the walnut stock. My major upgrades over the 20-years or so that I have owned it are the BX trigger and an EGW Picatinney Rail scope mount. It shot really well out of the box, but the trigger definitely helps. I use the EGW mount on a lot of rifles and pistols (particularly Thompson Center Contenders and Encores) and really like it.”

– CHARLES, in response to 12 Ruger 10/22 Upgrades to Consider

“My Sig P365XL came with, what appears to be, these sights. Three dot Tritium with a BIG green halo around the front dot. I absolutely love them. Great sight picture day or night. I’ve been shooting a variety of guns for several decades and these are my favorite sights to date.”

– ROB, in response to XS Sights Overview

“All of this Ammo sounds great but, I hope everyone thinks about OVER PENETRATION!! Some of these loads penetrate up to 20 inches in a lot of cases that will go through the human body. Make sure you account for all of your shots and know what’s behind the person your shooting at..”

– ROBIN, in response to 5 Good 9mm Luger Loads for Personal Defense

#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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