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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 24-30, 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

Primary Arms Now Shipping New GLX Rifle Scopes
Following the initial release of GLx in 2019, Primary Arms’ Optics latest product line has earned a reputation for both quality and value, and these two new reticle configurations are elevated by GLx innovation.

New Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 Gen II Holographic Sight Announced
Whenever Vortex Optics does another generation of any of their optic lines it ushers in lots of new features and even further improved quality. They have been clamoring for a Gen II version of the AMG UH-1, knowing that if you take something that is great and make it even better it might become mind-blowing.

Finnish Defense Joins with Sako to Develop Rifle System
The rifle system is intended to consist of two different system configurations including a sniper rifle for sniper use and a semi-automatic rifle for the squad’s designated marksman.

Federal Introduces New PUNCH JHP Personal Defense Ammunition
The bullet’s skived jacket and soft lead core produce the best expansion and penetration in its class, while its nickel-plated brass and sealed primer deliver the reliable feeding and ignition needed for powerful personal protection.

Magpul Releases Enhancements for MP5s and Clones
These upgrades included a grip, mag release, and 35-round PMAGs. Today H&K connoisseurs, Nakatomi Plaza hostage-takers, and roller-delayed blowback fans of all kinds can rejoice together.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I just bought my first Sig. The P229 Elite ASE, SRT Stainless in 9mm. I Love this gun. It shoots every time, very accurate, 15 plus one rounds and the trigger is awesome. This is now my favorite gun period. After 37 years LEO and all he Glocks I own, this is a treat to shoot and I feel just as reliable as a Glock.”

– FRANK, in response to SIG Carry Guns: What do SAS and SRT Mean?

“I have a Canik TP9V2 which has a decocker. It does have a double action first shot, but an interesting feature is that a short quarter-inch “cock” of the slide resets the striker for a single action first shot. It takes very little effort to move the slide rearward and it eliminates that hard first pull. I don’t know if any of the other Canik 9mm autoloaders share this feature, but I really love this pistol.”

– COARSECHIEF, in response to What Is Selective Double Action?

“I have a Judge on my nightstand with pdx nasty bad high power 410 shells. Next to my bed is the 12 gauge Shockwave with 9 rounds of 12 gauge short shells mixed with buckshot and slugs. I hope I never have to deploy them and God help anyone that puts me to the test.”

– FRANK, in response to Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense

#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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