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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 2-8, 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

Ed Brown Releases MP-F4 Pistol
Ed Brown Products, Inc. is adding the F4 to the Fueled Series of custom pistols, based on the popular Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 9mm.

Luth-AR Introduces Modular Trigger Assembly
Luth-AR now has a new single-stage drop-in trigger which is said to give a crisp, clean trigger break at around 3.5 lbs.

Escort Announces BTS Bullpup Shotgun
The Escort BTS bullpup offers all the perks of the VTS series shotguns in a more compact, portable package. This next-generation shotgun is available in either 12 ga or .410 cal and is offered in either black or FDE Cerakote.

Klik Belts and Black Collar Arms Launch Modular Sling
A Klik Belts and Black Collar Arms collaboration, the Klik Sling is a quick-adjust, modular rifle sling that employs genuine AustriAlpin COBRA quick-release buckles and interchangeable tails.

Volquartsen Releases VF-ORYX Rifle
The VF-ORYX is the latest addition to the Volquartsen line of rifles. The VF-ORYX features a CNC-machined stainless steel receiver, and the receiver features an integral 20 MOA rail, making it ideal for long-range .22 LR shooting.

Tyrant Designs Introduces GLOCK Gen 5 I.T.T.S. Trigger System
The I.T.T.S. features a hybridized design for the trigger shoe that incorporates a semi-curved and semi-flat shape, which some have found to be more comfortable than a standard flat-faced trigger.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Well said! I settled on a take-down Model 1895 Winchester when going deep into the long trails. In fits into my backpack, is quick to assemble, and is a joy to shoot. It’s chambered in 30-06 and will reliably stop anything I encounter in North America.”

– TOM, in response to If I Could Only Have One: Rifle Edition

“I have been in physical decline in the last 21 years. I have been a shooter since I was seven. I will be 75 soon. I’m a disabled Vet, too. I still make ammo with my Lyman “nutcracker” and service my collection of interesting firearms many single shot arms with long bbls. My readiness seeks to take down a Brown Bear at 1000 pounds at as many yards with a .45/70 govt round from my wheel chair. I have a Savage 3″ 12 gauge so I can take geese on the fly. Being prepared is what my decade in Scouting prepared me for. When I cannot do those things I will distribute my collection to my children, step-children and grand kids. I just moved back to my home state where I can sit in a pond noodling for bass. Where I lived before a few years the trout were called steelhead. Not so much in Oklahoma.”

– CLARENCE, in response to 5 Hobbies That Gun Owners Will Love

“I taught for seven years with many hundreds of M9s. I’ve also been teaching with the same M9 compact for over 30 years and I cannot even estimate how many thousands of rounds I’ve fire through it. I’ve never had a single reliability issue with any of them. I would consider the failures to be anecdotal, not the expectation.”

– ADRIAN, in response to Review: Beretta 92 Compact Pistol

#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.

White Kriss Vector and GLOCK Roni with Stormtrooper Helmet
@paltik44 (Instagram)
Remington 870 Stainless Shotgun by Tree
@branham7.62 (Instagram)
FDE FN 509 Pistol and Tan Knife on Tree Stump in front of American Flag
@english0025 (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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