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Week-In-Review News Roundup: November 15-21, 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

Springfield Armory Introduces Ronin 1911 Pistol in 10mm
The Ronin 1911 provides shooters with a pistol that combines classic styling with modern features, the result of thoroughly modern precision manufacturing mixed with a traditional approach to quality and performance.

German Precision Optics Releases Optic-Fit Binocular Adapter System
Designed by outdoor enthusiasts who demand the highest quality optic-tripod mounting system for heavy and extreme use, this quick connect system will get your optic on and off a tripod with an inventive, durable and one of the fastest quick-detach systems in the industry.

Meprolight Announces Advanced MEPRO MOR PRO Reflex Sight
Meprolight has announced a new reflex sight, the MOR PRO. With a 160-degree field of view, various laser pointer options, a number of reticle options and an onboard LED for bright modes. Meprolight describes the MOR PRO as highly durable and energy-efficient – with the MOR family of optics having four independent power sources – Fiber Optic, Tritium and two independent AA batteries.

Shield Sights Now Offer Glass Lenses for All Pistol Optics
Previously only available as a custom option, glass lenses are now a standard option on all pistol optics. Customers can now choose the best lens option for their given application without having to go through the longer custom option wait times. The all-glass lens option gives negligible parallax whilst offering the users maximum scratch resistance and ultra clarity.

Savage Arms Introduces 110 Timberline Backcountry Xtreme Rifle
Savage Arms introduced the new 110 Timberline. This dynamic tack-driver is the newest member of Savage’s new Backcountry Xtreme Series—a line of rifles built to the preferred specifications of the most demanding hunters.

Sightmark Announces Additions to Core HX Family
Sightmark announced the Core HX riflescope for 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster (SM13068). This 3-9x scope features fully multi-coated lenses and a range-finding BDC reticle designed specifically for whitetail deer.

McMillan Releases the Z-10 Bag Rider Stock
The Z-10 Bag Rider is based on the company’s popular A-10 tactical stock, which replaces the A-10’s familiar butt hook with a swept butt profile to more easily accommodate rear bags for bench or prone shooting.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I own both pistols and prefer the Sig P365 over the Hellcat. While both pistols are excellent firearms and conceal extremely well I feel that the trigger is better on the Sig. I actually prefer the feel of the curved trigger and the pull is smoother and breaks clean. The Hellcat action has a gritty feel. More importantly for me I like the Sig grips much better than the Hellcat. The Sig is a natural pointing pistol with a more slim contoured feel while the Hellcat grips feel blocky in my hand. The grip texture seems pretty much the same to me on both of my pistols. The one feature where I believe the Hellcat stands out are its sights. The Sig has three dot night sights which I like but the Hellcat sights are definitely easier to pick up with the white u shaped rear sight. My example has a night sight on the front. These are just my preferences and both pistols are excellent. You really can’t go wrong with either pistol if you want a quality pistol that conceals well.”

– JOE, in response to Showdown: Springfield Armory Hellcat vs. SIG Sauer P365

“Hmm… most guns I own I considered “Grail Guns” when I bought them. What has stood the test of time though? Well, my S&W 686, a gun I bet my life on. After wanting one for a long time I finally got a 1911. Sure, it’s a reproduction of a GI 1911 and wont chamber modern hollow points well but, I didn’t buy it to carry. My S&W M&P the 2.0 trigger is really good and with the 5″ barrel I am as accurate with it as the 686. IWI Tavor, wanted a bull pup rifle ever since I first saw one. Now I have one. I call it my “Halo” gun ’cause it looks like it belongs in a video game. Remington 870 was my first shotgun. Several years ago I bought a Marine Magnum version and it sure is pretty! I recently bought a Ruger 57. I’ve been intrigued by the 5.7x28mm round for years. And I finally got a gun chambered for it. I actually owned some 5.7 ammo before I was able to get the gun. I’ll see if it’s still “Grail” worthy in a few years.”

– TIM, in response to Top 5 ‘Holy Grail’ Guns

“California has the most restrictive gun control laws in the Nation. If we are to have universal gun control then California should be used as the mark for such topics. I am a firm supporter of the 2A and think if we can get some consistent national control then we have a more powerful chance of maintaining a more governance process of meeting the needs of all Americans lawful gun owners. Just a thought.”

– DON, in response to President-Elect Biden and VP-Elect Harris: Stances on Gun Control

#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.

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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