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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 30-June 5, 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

Smith & Wesson Launches GUNSMARTS Series 2
Smith & Wesson announced that it has expanded its GUNSMARTS video series with over thirty new educational videos for both new and experienced firearms owners.

Vortex Announces New Venom 5-25×56 FFP Scope
Vortex Optics is launching the all-new Venom 5-25×56 FFP, the first in a new series of optics aimed at giving shooters all the tools they need to get into the game at an affordable price without compromising quality.

FOXPRO Releases New Coyote Brown Carry Bag
The FOXPRO Coyote Brown Carry Bag is specifically designed to fit the X1, X2s and X24 game calls (all with mounted X-Decoy). Additional side pockets with molle webbing allow for more options to carry your gear.

KE Arms Introduces Civil Defense Rifle
If you’ve been struggling to find components to finish your What Would Stoner Do (WWSD) rifle, then listen up. The Civil Defense Rifle from KE Arms shares a lot of the same design choices, but costs less than the full-blown version.

DeSantis Announces Holster for Springfield Hellcat with Streamlight TLR-6
DeSantis takes a great IWB Slim-Tuk holster and makes it even better, adding the fit capability to accommodate the Streamlight TLR-6 light.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have always used hearing protection at both outdoor and indoor ranges. Even a .22LR fired outdoors is loud enough to damage your hearing. After firing an AR-15, .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum wearing both ear plugs and headphones and hearing how loud they are even with the protection both plugs and headphones give, I’d shutter to think exactly how loud they would be without hearing protection. I hope I never have to find out. What gets me is seeing people on TV and movies firing fully automatic weapons indoors without hearing protection and they react as if they were firing air guns and no damage has been done. Well, that’s Hollywood for you.”

– DALE, in response to 5 Best Ear Protection Options for Shooters

“Glock 32 in a pocket holster with a spare Glock 31 mag in the back pocket, goes everywhere I do, including in the home. 357 Sig is dependable. Occasionally, in the yard around the house in jeans, SCCY 9mm in front pocket holster. These 10 rounds of 9mm should get me to the house for the long guns.”

– FRANK, in  response to Milk Run Guns: Best Firearms for Quick Trips

“Keep in mind that a larger, thinner target will ring more loudly than a smaller, thicker one. For your 500yd+ targets consider going with 3/8 for rifles 300 mag or lighter.”

– DAVE, in response to Choosing the Right Steel Target

#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.

Glock 44 pistol on slippers with pocket knife
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
Rifle on woods floor
@branham7.62 (Instagram)
Old military rifle in front of American flag
@mr_uber_ (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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