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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 17-23, 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

Speer Gold Dot Introduces Personal Protection Rifle Ammunition
New Gold Dot Rifle ammunition is engineered to provide industry-leading performance in FBI protocol testing through barrels less than 16 inches long.

FN Announces 509 Compact Tactical
FN America, LLC, the makers of the world’s most battle-proven firearms, proudly announces the release of the FN 509 Compact Tactical, the smallest and most concealable 9mm tactical pistol available on the market.

Riton Optics Launches New X3 Tactix MPRD Pistol Red Dot
Tucson-based Riton Optics has announced the introduction of their new pistol red dot optic, the X3 Tactix MPRD. It has an aluminum body, HD glass, a 3 MOA reticle and a 50,000-hour battery life.

Centurion Arms Releases New AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Pistol AR-15s
Centurion Arms LLC is happy to announce the AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Complete Carbine Pistol. The Centurion Arms AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Complete Carbine Pistol are built to tough specs, producing the ultimate carbine setup.

American Tactical Introduces Bull-Dog Shotgun
The Bull-Dog is American Tactical’s latest import from Turkey. This shotgun offers a contemporary look and modular design while bringing function and reliability to shooters of all kinds.

SB Tactical Announces TF1913 Side-Folding Pistol Brace
Designed in conjunction with Palmetto State Armory, the TF1913 has a low-pro?le, left side-folding, triangle design that is compatible with all platforms utilizing an M1913 (Picatinny) interface at the rear of the receiver.

Vortex Introduces the New Impact 1000 Rangefinder
This affordable, angle-compensated rangefinder boasts simple and easy to use controls as well as a variety of ranging modes giving shooters the options they need in the field.

Reader Comments of the Week

“My stepson set up a shooting range he stepped off at 100 paces. set up a platter sized target at chest height. I pulled my Sig 229 in .357sig and tried one shot. It matched the ballistic tables estimate of a 6-inch drop. I then corrected my aim and placed three shots into the target. When we walked out, there were three shots grouped together that my son covered with the palm of his hand at chest height. I was standing with a two-handed Isosceles grip. I found it really easy with high-velocity handguns. I have shot similarly with a Ruger Redhawk.”

– WOLF RYET, in response to How To Shoot a Handgun Long-Range

“Great article. My Bersa Firestorm .380 is rarely mentioned while the Thunder gets all the press, but it is my favorite summer CCW and it is fun and easy to shoot accurately.”

– MARK, in response to The 7 Most Underrated Firearms

“I like all-Kydex. It doesn’t cause me any discomfort and doesn’t absorb sweat and end up stinking like a wet dog. I have a PHLster Skeleton for my S&W Shield, and I’m pretty pleased with it. Since we barely have winter here, nobody tucks shirts unless they’re dressed for a job interview, and I’m either wearing a Polo shirt or a moderately heavy T-shirt that covers quite well. I can hide a Glock 17 this way when I have the discipline to stay under 200 pounds.”

– STEVEN SCOTT, in response to Best Guns and Gear for Summer Carry

#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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