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Week-In-Review News Roundup: March 28-April 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

Lapua Introduces New Naturalis and MEGA Hunting Cartridges
Lapua, world-renowned for producing the finest cartridge cases and ammunition, announces new hunting ammunition offerings for .223 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor loaded with Lapua Naturalis projectiles.

German Precision Optics Adds New SPECTRA Riflescopes
Designed for the hunter who demands the very best, the new SPECTRA 8x riflescope lineup combines top-quality materials and meticulous attention to detail to produce riflescopes on par with the world’s very best.

Recover Tactical Releases 20/22 Stabilizer for Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols
Recover Tactical recently announced they’re working on their 20/22 Stabilizer Kit for Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm and .40S&W full-size pistol models.

SIG Sauer Announces M400 TREAD PREDATOR Hunting Rifle
The TREAD PREDATOR is an MSR platform hunting rifle, designed specifically for predator hunting, that incorporates many of the TREAD features with design enhancements to suit the needs of hunters.

Meprolight Introduces Hyper-Bright Sights for S&W Shield Plus
Owners of the latest addition to the extremely popular family of S&W pistols can immediately upgrade their target acquisition capabilities by replacing their OEM factory sights with the Mepro Hyper-Bright sights.

Walker Releases X-TRM Razor Digital Bluetooth Hearing Protection
The X-TRM Razor Digital with Bluetooth feature ultra low-profile GEL ear pads, a cool mesh headband and advanced technology for one of the best electronic hearing protection choices on the market.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Without the forward assist S.P.O.R.T.S would just be S.P.O.R.S. Point being, if the shtf and your rifle doesn’t fire when you pull the trigger, anything that might work quickly to get you back in the game is a plus.”

– RICHARD, in response to Facts and Opinions: AR-15 Forward Assist Edition

“The Walther PPQ M1 is an excellent pistol, and I love the magazine paddle release, which allows me to maintain my strong-hand grip when dropping a spent magazine and reaching for a full magazine. The gun has a very ergonomic design and is easy to shoot accurately, due in no small part to its superb trigger. While I find it a bit too big for concealed carry, as I do all double stack pistols, I’m sure many people do not. Walther makes some fine guns and it seems, I hope, they are getting more well-deserved attention for their striker-fired guns over the last few years; may that trend continue. (And, no, I don’t work for Walther in any capacity, I just appreciate quality.)”

– INNOCENTBYSTANDER, in response to Review: Walther PPQ 9mm Handgun

“Liked reading this article. There are so many great cartridges that are forgotten in the quest for the newest wiz bang, think you could have at lest a dozen more to add to your list. With modern ammo and rifles, the cartridges mentioned are more than a match for almost anything most hunters would want to shoot. Only wish that the 30/30 was on the list. Think what could be done with the current powders and bullets.”

– GRUMPY 49, in response to 5 Most Underrated Rifle Calibers

#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.

upgraded SIG P320 Pistol in hand
@bangbangoldman (Instagram)
Remington 1911 pistol
@scottd4571 (Twitter)
SIG P365XL with extended mag, weapon light and red dot sight
@TheCoyote10 (Twitter)
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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