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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 3-9, 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

Boker USA Introduces the Boker Plus Outdoorsman Mini
The compact Boker Plus Outdoorsman Mini was designed for full functionality and is perfect for careful disjointing and other delicate cutting tasks.

XTech Tactical Announces MTX Shield Magazine Extensions
XTech Tactical LLC has confirmed through significant testing internally and externally that their MTX Shield functions reliably with the 40 S&W 1.0 and 2.0 as a plus one for both the factory 6rd and 7rd magazines.

New Apex Tactical Threaded Barrel for FN 509 Compact MRD Pistols
Specifically designed to replace the factory barrel on the FN 509 Compact MRD pistols with a 3.70″ barrel. The threaded barrel is made from a cold hammer-forged stainless steel and finished with a black Melonite thermochemical quench-polish-quench coating.

CZ-USA’s Redhead Premier Now Available in Venerable 16 Gauge
There was a time when a 16-gauge shotgun was the top choice for knowledgeable upland hunters and recreational shooters. The last decade has seen a resurgence in this do-it-all shotgun chambering, and for 2020 CZ-USA now offers their flagship Redhead Premier Over-and-Under in the venerable 16-gauge.

Bear Edge Releases Spring Assisted Knife
Bear Edge Knives, a Bear & Son Cutlery brand, introduces the new Bear Edge 61121. Built in the USA, this assisted sideliner is a durable EDC pocket knife with a fast action, tough blade and includes a glass breaker.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have the same reasons for shooting a Colt SAA .45 and a Braz-Tec Model 92 Octagonal Barrel .45 as you, ease of use, available ammo, sense of history and personal comfort. I still have a Marlin 1895 in 45/70 for Elk and Bear. I own many shootin’ irons but my 1st love is still a lever action.”

– DAN, in response to The Perfect Lever-Action Rifle

“I have been looking at Glock for a while now and this looks like something i might be interested in. Been on the fence for a while now bout getting a 9mm carry and this looks like a good trainer to keep in practice without breaking the bank.”

– CURTIS, in response to Review: GLOCK M44

“Agreed, the 300 HAM’R has basically opened the hunting world to a new level. Utilizing the light weigh platform of the AR-15, the HAM’R puts the AR in the same class as the venerable 30-30 Winchester. Ability to use the same bolt carrier group as the 223 Remington/5.56x45mm and the 300 Blackout creates a level of versatility unmatched. Last fall proved the cartridge’s high performance on Tennessee whitetail deer. A simple barrel swap will put you into a select group of demanding riflemen. The lighter weight of the AR-15 compared to the AR10 makes the rifle and the 300 HAM’R the ideal choice for those desiring portability, versatility and performance.”

– TENNESSEE HUNTER, in response to Review: Wilson Combat 300 HAM’R

#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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