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
SIG SAUER Ships ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol
The SIG SAUER ProForce P229 – the official training firearm of the U.S. Coast Guard – is now shipping to the commercial market.
Ruger AR-556 Rifle with Free-Float Handguard Now in 300 Blackout
This addition to the Ruger® AR-556 rifle line features a 16.10″ cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:7″ twist and pistol-length gas system to reliably function with both the lightest supersonic hunting rounds and heavy, subsonic rounds.
New Blazer 22 LR Bulk Packs
Blazer Ammunition has expanded its wide selection of range ammunition with a bulk pack that’s perfect for high-volume shooting or training. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.
Savage Arms Supports the NSSF’s +ONE Hunter Initiative with Generation Grit Giveaway
This fall, Savage Arms and Powderhook are teaming up with industry partners to celebrate those who go the extra mile in bringing someone new into the hunting community.
Taurus TX22 Named Guns & Ammo Handgun of the Year
Taurus®, manufacturer of premium handguns for defense, hunting, and sporting applications, is excited to have been awarded the 2019 Handgun of the Year by the editors of Guns & Ammo magazine. (Read our report on the TX22 here.)
Reader Comments of the Week
“I have an original Ruger wooden stock with sights. I waited to buy mine till close to Christmas and got it on sale for the same price as this new cheaper model. This new model would be great to get without waiting for a sale. I enjoy shooting my Ruger 10/22, added a scope with red and green light up sights for night hunting coyotes in Michigan. This gun is great for anyone looking for a good reliable 22 rifle and now more affordable. Thanks for the write up on this Bob.”
– SCOTT, in response to Review: The New, Less-Expensive Ruger 10/22
“Great write up. Especially for those who like to tinker and build. Good points with the tools needed too. Good Headspace gauges aren’t cheap as they are a very precise tool, which is why I went with a completed upper, but finished my lower with an 80%.”
– CHUCK, in response to The 3 Most Popular AR-15 Build Styles
“I have several 1911 style handguns and prefer it as my go to home defense weapon. I don’t own a high-end weapon but have practiced with my Sig Sauer, Colt and Rock Island models in all conditions and have never had a misfire, which is my number one criteria in a handgun. Properly cleaned and maintained 1911s are simply one of the very best personal defense platforms in both .45 and 10mm versions. I like polymer frame models and have quite a few of those but I always find my way back to the tried and true that I carried as a Marine even when the Beretta 9mm was available. I just plain like the feel of the 1911, even the cut-down Colt New Agent and Sig Sauer versions I have, when handled and fired.”
– CAPTAIN BOB, in response to A Look at the Springfield 1911 Loaded Operator .45 ACP
#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 contest page.
That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.