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Week-In-Review News Roundup: March 8-14, 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

Leica Sport Optics Announces Amplus 6 Riflescope Series
Leica Sport Optics has launched a newly developed premium riflescope series – Leica Amplus 6. Featuring 6x zoom and reticle illumination in a 30mm design, Amplus combines high-quality optical performance in a feature-rich and robust construction for everyday all-around use.

CZ Introduces the Shadow 2 SA Pistol
CZ-USA has announced the introduction of a new addition to their Shadow 2 line of pistols. The new Shadow 2 SA is a single-action pistol chambered in 9x19mm, the new single-action trigger is aimed to appeal to the target shooting market.

Vortex Releases New, Lightweight Razor HD LHT Scope
Since its introduction to the market, the Razor HD line of riflescopes from Vortex Optics has been a popular choice of serious shooters across many disciplines. For 2020, Vortex is adding yet another model to its line of riflescopes- the Razor HD LHT. The Razor DH LHT is a purpose-built, lightweight, long-range hunting scope.

Another Texas Police Department Implements Viridian Gun Cameras 
The Decatur, Texas, Police Department has deployed the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) in the field. Decatur’s announcement comes on the heels of a high-profile trial in Vernon, Texas just last month. For the first time, footage from Viridian’s gun camera was used in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) trial.

Rock River Arms Announces LAR-15M .450 Bushmaster Rifle 
Rock River Arms, one of the industry’s most respected names in Modern Sporting Rifles and pistols, introduces a new .450 Bushmaster carbine. This entry into RRA’s LAR lineup was developed as a modern hunting firearm with dominant short- to mid-range capabilities.

ATF Approves GRANDPOWER Stribog SP9 A3 for US Import 
Florida-based Global Ordnance and Slovakia’s Grandpower have announced that the roller-delayed Stribog SP9 A3 pistol has been cleared for importation into the US.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I finally purchased a wheeler mount kit with 1″ and 30mm ring aligment and lapping tubes. This kit makes a world of difference in the ease of getting scope mounted, dealing with imperfect mating of rings and scope, and leveling the reticle. Add the loctite while scewing down alternating screws (as you mentioned) and the thing won’t move on you. I carry blue loctite in all my cleaning kits, range bag etc. Pretty much anything and everything that needs to stay put gets it!”

– CLIFFFALLING, in response to Best Practices for Mounting Optics on Rifles

“This was a GREAT REVIEW for one that has been around for awhile! Plus it should be mandatory at ALL NEWBIE CLASSES. I’ll be spending some time doing more dry fire practice. It popped into my mind that even experienced shooters need to do this on a regular basis. After all our guns wear and so do we = we have to keep on the changes. :slightly_smiling_face:

– MADDOG91, in response to Triggering Mechanics: Best Practices

“I am glad to see the 7mm-08 cartridge get a little love. I have a Remington Model 788 in this cartridge and it gets the job done very well. I have taken several antelope and deer over the years with no problems. My go to ammunition for this rifle is the Remington 140 grain core lokt rounds. I am very confident in this ammunition out to about 350 yards (whish has been my longest shot for taking game).
Thanks for a great article on one of my favorite hunting rounds.”

– JASON, in response to Review: Ruger American 7mm-08

#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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