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Week-In-Review News Roundup: November 21–27, 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 Releases Upgraded M&P9 M2.0
Smith & Wesson has just announced an upgrade to the popular M&P9 M2.0 line of carry and duty pistols. With raised sights and the C.O.R.E. mounting plates, the upgraded M&P9 M2.0 is micro red dot sight (MRDS) optic-ready.

Primary Arms Optics Introduces SLx 3x MFS Magnifier
Primary Arms Optics has released a brand-new SLx 3x MFS magnifier. The SLx 3x MFS supplements your red dot or 1x MicroPrism with added magnification when engaging targets at medium to long distance.

Fiocchi Develops Biodegradable Shotgun Wads
Fiocchi Munizioni, together with the recently acquired Baschieri & Pellagri, is acting preemptively against potential restrictions on plastic wads, thanks to the development of a biodegradable, yet high-performance polymer.

Shadow Systems Launches XR920 Crossover Pistol
Utilizing a compact length slide that is quicker out of the holster, a full 17+1 capacity frame, and the customizable ergonomics and unmatched recoil control you expect from a Shadow Systems pistol, the XR920 is mission ready and available.

Adept Armor Announces New Storm System Modular Body Armor
Adept Armor has just released a new modular Storm System body armor that allows users to adapt their armor to the needs of why it’s being worn. The Storm System body armor starts with a foundation plate, that can then be up-armored with two options.

Hogue Knives Introduces Deka Gen2 Folding Knife
The extremely lightweight, American-made Deka implements Hogue’s renowned ABLE Lock mechanism, CPM-20CV blade steel, and G10 handle exterior.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I would not be surprised if firearms accidents increase significantly with so many new owners. It’s unlikely that many will seek significant training or practice enough to become truly proficient. Unfortunately, that puts them and others around them in danger. Gun clubs should think seriously about an outreach to new owners. Good for club membership, good for the populace as a whole.”

– LT Nemo, in response to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of First-Time Gun Buyers

“It is useful to belt/IWB carry a fixed blade on your weak side blade forward (left side carry of a right hand sheath). This allows you to draw and slash (or stab into a rear attack) while still gripping your firearm with your strong hand. Also, the more the merrier, multiple knives are easy to stash about your body.”

– DAVID, in response to Knives for Defense: What You Need to Know

“Sig might be the most controversial manufacturer around. The P320 lineup is right up there with all its glory and all its gloom. Personally, I have had both success and failures with my Sigs. However, my XCompact has been nearly flawless. 3,000 round. First 50 had 2 or 3 failures. After that, zero. I really loathe a firearm that requires a ‘break in’. But the same thing happened on my 365’s and they too run flawless (now).”

– MICHAEL, in response to Review: SIG P320 XCompact 9mm With X-Ray Night Sights

#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.

Three rifles on wooden rack
@DaveUsai (Twitter)
AR-15 on range bench with targets
@NV5167 (Twitter)
Bolt-Action Rifle leaning on fireplace with fire
@mypointofpew (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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