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Week-In-Review News Roundup: November 29-December 5, 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

CZ-USA Announces 557 Bolt-Action Rifle
CZ-USA has introduced a new version of its popular 557 bolt-action rifle, the 557 Eclipse. This no-nonsense hunting gun is built around the gunmaker’s precision push-feed action.

TriStar Releases New Bristol Side-by-Side Shotguns
TriStar Arms has recently released several new side-by-side shotguns in their new Bristol lineup. Although they make other firearms, TriStar Arms’ shotguns usually take front and center and the new Bristol lineup is no different with these new shotguns taking on a more artisanal look.

Henry Repeating Arms Introduces 32 New Rifles and Shotguns
American gunmaker Henry Repeating Arms is announcing a large transition in their product catalog with upgrades for their Wisconsin-made lever-action rifles and shotguns and new calibers and configurations for their H015 single-shot firearms.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Announces Sauer 100 Ceratech KUIU Camo Rifle
A special edition of the Sauer 100 Ceratech bolt-action rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC chamberings is now available in the KUIU Vias camo pattern with a Cerakote action.

SAR USA Releases SAR 2000 9mm Pistol
Alabama-based SAR USA has introduced its double-action/single-action all-steel SAR 2000. A hammer-fired 9mm pistol with a 17-round magazine and a 4.5-inch barrel.

SIG Issues Safety Recall Notice for Cross Bolt-Action Rifles
SIG Sauer is announcing a safety recall for the CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, and consumers should immediately discontinue use of the rifle. This recall applies to all CROSS Bolt-Action rifles currently manufactured.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Well written article, I agree ANY firearm is better than no firearm. I have similar experiences as the author. Confronted dirtbags are hard to put down and avoidance at all costs should be your first Choice but can be unavoidable. My law enforcement career was ended by such a physical altercation in the line of duty. A drugged up person doesn’t think or feel like you do and keeps going with injuries that will put others down. Ask yourself now – If you have no other choice but to shoot a burglar could you? Do you have the skills to do so? The most important thing in this article is PRACTICE shot placement shot alignment, sight picture. Know your firearm. PRACTICE like you want to in a fight. Most people miss because they don’t practice and you fall back to your training in a fight.”

– SCOTT, in response to The Burglar Gun: Best Firearms for Dealing with Intruders

“The grip that I was first taught in the Navy in the ‘60s is similar to the “tea cup” grip except that the grip is cupped in the support hand with the fingers and thumb vertical and the bottom if the grip in the palm of the support hand.”

– JOHN, in response to Best Pistol Grip Techniques for Self-Defense

“I appreciate the technical effort to share with those of use that flat out have no clue – speaking for myself anyway. I’m hoping you have either already written or plan on writing the same for handgun loading. As someone who is clueless and not having enough money to even budget, I do know the “value” of obtaining the necessary equipment and proper techniques – including safety. Worse, all you need to do is go to Congress’s Legislation page to find out how dire things truly are or can be if Democrats get into office. This is not a political statement – but fact. There have been so many out right bans or further harsh restriction Bills proposed that I couldn’t list them if I wanted to. They are trying to attack the Second Amendment any way possible. This time, going after ammo by proposing we obtain a license to purchase! They are going after the AR-15 by name, including every single semi-automatic firearm with the same characteristics BY NAME! I realize this is a tangent from “loading” – but I’m just backing up the author when he mentions the difficulty in obtaining ammo off the shelf – and the need to look into the skills necessary to reload. As usual, they’re going after the honest law abiding citizen and not doing anything to deter the criminal. Thanks for your help.”

– MIKE, in response to Loading for Every Rifle

#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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