Consumer Information

Week-In-Review News Roundup: March 14-20, 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.

Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news!

Latest Firearm News

Ruger Introduces MAX-9 Carry Pistol
The MAX-9 comes with a standard tritium fiber-optic front sight and an optic-ready cut slide for red dots as standard and the new pistols have a manual safety while the Pro model can be purchased without.

Smith & Wesson Unveils New M&P Shield Plus 
Designed for concealed carry, the M&P Shield Plus is the most advanced M&P Shield pistol to date, featuring a magazine capacity up to 13 rounds in a slim, micro-compact frame.

SIGHTRON Announces PLR Riflescope Series
The SIGHTRON SIII PLR Series takes long-range competition and target shooting into the future. Models include the 8-32×56, 6-24×50,10-50×60 and 6-24×50 FFP (first image focal plane).

SIG Sauer Releases P365X ROMEOZERO
The new pistol has a 3.1-inch barrel, a longer P365XL grip module and its slide has a factory-installed SIG Sauer ROMEOZERO red dot. Retaining the small profile of the P365 while providing the capacity of the XL.

Viridian Introduces MAX-9 Laser Sights
Viridian Weapon Technologies announced their new green and red E-Series laser sights for the new Ruger MAX-9. Ruger’s new sub-compact 9mm is ideal for everyday carry, and the new E-Series lasers add to the MAX-9.

Axeon Optics Announces New MPL1 Pistol Light
Designed to maximize threat identification, the Axeon MPL1 ultra-compact and lightweight pistol light is a slender option for a powerful flashlight mounted on your accessory rail-equipped handgun.

Reader Comments of the Week

“In Italy 1787 the founding fathers met In Philadelphia and through compromise and debate produced The Constitution. Thomas Jefferson was unable to attend the convention but his philosophy and writings weigh heavily arguing “… the words in the Constitution are “fixed” and there can be no deviation from its “strict” interpretation. 230+ years later Jefferson’s argument rings out loud as some members of Congress disagree. Those congressional members argue that the words in the Constitution are only “implied” or a “guideline” that may be changed to meet current challenges. Will we pick apart this sacrosanct document in the name of progress—I hope not. The right to bear arms is a right for all law abiding individuals and while the Constitution is not perfect it has perfectly with stood the test of time. Leave it alone.”

– PATRICK, in response to BREAKING: House Passes Background Check Bills for Firearms

“Great article Mr. Campbell. I cannot think of any point you made that I disagree with. As a retired cop and firearms instructor that doesn’t happen often.”

– SCOTT, in response to Drills for Unexpected Moments

“I own a year 1988 Colt Delta Elite & run Hornady 155gr hp through it. It is my nightstand self defense firearm. It is hands down my go to when SHTF. If you have never shot a pistol chambered in 10mm , I strongly urge you to. You will be surprised of the awesome power , but also easily controlled it is , even in a GLOCK 20 or 29 as well.”

– BRIAN, in response to 10mm Auto: Good Self-Defense Round?

“I feel very fortunate to have acquired one of these during a year of turmoil. This along with a few other choice pistols are very nice. Have not yet had a chance to fire; but the ergonomics are spot on. This is the sort of piece that feels just right the first time you pick it up. I have not doubt it will do the job.”

– EDDIE, in response to Review: SAR 9

#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.

pump shotgun on gravel road
@nwprepped (Instagram)
six inch blued revolver on black range bag
@DaveUsai (Twitter)
AR-15 on wood table out in snow
@ryangrigas (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.
The Mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!'s blog, The Shooter's Log, is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!

1 Comment;

  1. I have a WW2 Jap rifle rechambered to a 257 Roberts. Any information about this round would be appreciated. Hornady is the only manufacture of this caliber that I’ve found and they are expensive

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit exceeded. Please click the reload button and complete the captcha once again.

Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.