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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 23-29, 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.

Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news!

Latest Firearm News

Colt Steel Introduces Crawford 1 Flipper
Designed in collaboration with custom knifemaker Wes Crawford, the Cold Steel Crawford 1 delivers the key features discerning knife enthusiasts demand in a reliable, all-purpose flipper.

Aimpoint Releases New ACRO C2 and P2 Red Dot Sights
To stand up to the high expectations of professional users such as the Law Enforcement market, the Acro P-2 is built and tested to withstand extreme environmental stress while the Acro C-2 is an alternative for the commercial market.

Colt Announces Its Acquisition by CZ Group
CZ Group announced its acquisition of Colt Holding Company back in February. Now, more than three months later, the deal has officially closed.

Hawke Optics Adds New 2-7X32 Vantage IR Scope
Hawke Optics brings a new riflescope model to its value-packed Vantage IR lineup, the 2-7×32 IR. If you’re looking for a great, compact scope to mount on top of your rifle that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this is it.

Springfield Armory Introduces XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact OSP
The XD-M Elite 3.8″ Compact OSP is designed for concealed carry, combining impressive capacity and performance with concealable dimensions for ease of carry.

Ultradyne Releases New Mercury Compensator
Ultradyne has just released their new Mercury Compensator, which uses Ultradyne’s V-PORT system. The aim is to optimize gas exhaust to primarily control muzzle rise and simultaneously reduce a large amount of felt recoil.

Reader Comments of the Week

“As a lefty, I find that practicing shooting right handed with one hand is very important. Not just for shooting from a vehicle, but in case your primary arm is somehow injured, or your only cover requires returning fire from your right hand. Practice, practice, practice.”

– BRAD, in response to Driving With A Handgun: Best Practices

“I have a 686 Plus 5.5″, I would not trade it for a Python, although I sure would like to have a Python to go with the S&W. Now is a hard time to find a Colt, i am not willing to pay above MSRP for one. Thank you for the information on Colt and Smith and Wesson revolvers in 357.”

– LEON, in response to Colt and Smith & Wesson: A Story of Two Classic Magnums

“A very convincing article concerning your choice of a Savage Scout. I prefer the Ruger Scout for the same reasons you justify your pick. Six to one is a half dozen to another. Either one is a fine investment.”

– KWF, in response to Review: Savage Arms Scout Bolt-Action Rifle

#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.

Rifle and Shotgun on Ground
@chocovirgo90 (Instagram)
Custom SIG p320 pistol on shooting gloves
@bangbangoldman (Instagram)
AK Pistol on Cement
@thatboytommy812 (Instagram)
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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