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Week-In-Review News Roundup: March 15-21, 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

HOWA Gen 2 Flag Chassis Short Barrel Is Now Shipping 
Legacy Sports International’s New HOWA Gen 2 Flag Chassis Short Barrel is in stock and now shipping. The ever-popular HOWA Flag Chassis Precision Rifles are now available in a short barrel version in both .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor.

CCI Clean-22 Steel Challenge Is the Official Rimfire Ammunition of Steel Challenge
CCI announced the new Clean-22 Steel Challenge as the official ammunition of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA). Look for the Steel Challenge logo on the box to symbolize CCI’s support of the organization’s mission to promote participation in steel shooting competition.

JP Enterprises Introduces Law Tactical Series Silent Captured Springs
JP Enterprises has just announced its Law Tactical series of Silent Captured Springs. This is the first buffer spring substitution component certified by Law Tactical for use with their folding adapters.

FN America Announces the Slim New FN 503 Single-Stack Pistol
While FN has offered some very carry-worthy pistols (see the FNS-9c and the 509 Compact), they haven’t offered a single-stack carry option… until now. FN has just announced the new FN 503, a 6+1 or 8+1 single stack striker-fired 9mm pistol.

Galco Releases FLETCH for the Ruger-57 Pistol
Long known for its popularity among law enforcement officers – the name unofficially refers to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – the FLETCH is also in heavy use among lawfully armed citizens.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I would add disinfection tablets to the water filtration item. The water may be filtered so the dirty stuff has been taken out, at least most of it, but a little chlorine goes a long way. Go to the local pool supply place and get some HTH granules or tablets. Make sure it doesn’t have any additives just get the straight stuff.”

– CHESTER, in response to 6 Items You Can’t Afford to Forget on Your Next Camping Trip

“I have always recognized CZ as a maker of fine pistols. I when I purchased my CZ82 I was so pleased with it that I replaced my Sig Sauer with it as my personal carry gun. I still carry it today.”

– JOEL, in response to CZ-USA 75: The Best 9mm Service Pistol?

“Holy cow, I have never seen a picture of the perfected double action. I bought my refinished, badly polished, snubbie perfected at the local “gun library” a couple of years back, and had seen only written descriptions of the gun. Most knowledgeable “gun guys” told me that my gun did not exist. A top break with a cylinder release button? What do you mean? I love it. Late model J frame grips almost fit it and the combination of finger groove rubber grips and a hundred year old revolver are an awesome combination.I load light loads that you can actually see arc toward the target. Once I found the right diameter cast bullet, it shoots better than me. About those tiny sights and my 55 year young eyes,…”

– PETER, in response to A History of Smith & Wesson Hand Ejectors

#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 younger firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting since he was a kid. 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 and he tries to visit the range at least a couple of times a month to maintain and improve his shooting skills.

His primary focus is on handguns, but he loves all types of firearms. He enjoys disassembling and reassembling firearms to see how they work and installs most of the upgrades to his firearms himself, taking it as a chance to learn. He’s not only interested in modern handguns and rifles, he appreciates the classics for both historical value and real-world use.
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