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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 9-15, 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

Strike Industries Introduces Plus-Five Baseplate for Canik TP9
The Strike Industries Extended Magazine Plate for Canik TP9 was designed to provide smoother magazine reloading through a slow-drag/no-snag design while maintaining maximum magazine capacity.

Otis Technology Announces New AR Elite Range Box
For the AR owner who has it all, the AR Elite Range Box is the gun cleaning kit that has it all and more. This comprehensive gun cleaning kit provides proper cleaning for AR-15 style rifles.

Escort Revolutionizes Shotgun Operation System
The Dynamax is outfitted with Escort’s ultramodern, patented Hybrid Cycling System (HCS). It combines the best features from each of the two traditional cycling operating systems, gas and kinetic.

Langdon Tactical Releases New LTT Match Hammer
LTT offers a new Match Hammer for your Beretta 92/96/M9 and PX4 series DA/SA pistol. While it looks exactly like the standard Elite Hammer, its unique geometry makes it much easier to shoot quickly and accurately.

Patent Filings for GLOCK Carbine Design Appear
There are a dozen or so patents published in mid-April that give very interesting, extremely detailed insights into the functional principle of the new GLOCK rifle.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Having just mounted a Holosun 507K-X2 on my Gen 4 G40, I agree it takes some getting use to. But I also found that if you have the proper grip ingrained, regardless of what kind of sights you use, you will be surprised at just how quickly you will get on target with the red dot. Haven’t had a chance to get to the range and try it, ensuring the sight is on target. The I’ll practice the draw, dot on target, trigger squeeze, and getting the dot back on target for follow-up shots.”

– BILLY, in response to The Advantages of Optic-Mounted Pistols

“I started with plastic ammo cans, the MTM ones that included the 100 round boxes. Then, as my reloading increased, I began to consider safety in a fire. I would hate for a first responder to be injured if my ammo ignited in a fire. The military uses steel for a reason. It will do a better job of containing the fire of exploding rounds. As for weight, I have found that bulk packed loose pistol ammo weighs around 35 pounds in a 30 cal can regardless of caliber. 1,250 rounds of 9 mm, 1,000 rounds of 40, or 750 rounds of 45 all fit and weigh about the same. I put rifle ammo in commercial boxes in 50 cal cans and they weigh less than pistol in the 30 cal cans. If you cannot carry a 35 pound can of ammo, you probably cannot operate your rifle or pistol to any affect. That sucks to say, but the truth sometimes hurts. In summary, the weight penalty of a steel government ammo can, compared to the weight of its contents, is not a factor worthwhile of debate. The safety factor of steel far outweighs the extra weight. I have never seen a steel can shatter when dropped on a frigid day either.”

– THE BREEZE, in response to 5 Best Ammo Cans

“I’ve owned a Bulldog in 44 special for over 30 years, mine came with wood grips and a alloy frame. The gun weighed about the same as the five rounds it took to load it. I made the mistake of loading some warmer hand loads and managed to loosen up the frame to the point it rattles a bit. With a pachmayr grip and lite hand loads in 180 xtp hollow points, it’s a bear and accurate well past 50 yards. Defense at home or in the woods it is a great choice in a hand gun. I carry mine as a back up pistol when hunting, loaded with a shot shell first up for snakes and other small critters. Great handgun.”

– GVANCE13, in response to Review: Charter Arms Bulldog .357 Magnum

#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.

AK rifle on Log
@branham7.62 (Instagram)
AR pistol and target
@paltik44 (Instagram)
GLOCK handgun and Knife
@aggrothegoon (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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