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
FN Introduces Smart ProtectoR Less-Lethal Concept
The FN Smart ProtectoR is an integrated, wearable and compact solution, which can be used safely in a proportional manner to deal with threats from individuals who are not using a firearm at short and very short ranges.
SilencerCo Releases Hybrid 46M Modular Suppressor
Effectively reducing the sound signature of everything from 9mm to 10mm and 5.56 NATO to .458 SOCOM, the Hybrid 46M takes it to the next level for those who want the versatility of the Hybrid 46 with added modularity.
Nightstick Announces New TWM-30 & TWM-30F Handgun Lights
Nightstick is proud to announce its two newest weapon-mounted lights for handguns – the TWM-30 and TWM-30F. Both sport 1,200-lumen beams and are capable of illuminating objects nearly 200 meters away.
Steiner Introduces H35 Nighthunter Thermal Handheld
Steiner Optics introduces the H35 Nighthunter thermal handheld monocular with exclusive Quantum Vision computing technology to deliver exceptional performance on the darkest of nights with crisp, clear images.
Midwest Industries Releases UZI Pro Stock Adapter
The UZI Pro Stock Adapter is a direct mount adapter that allows the secure attachment of either a stock or pistol stabilizing brace or other Picatinny attachments like sling mounts.
Reader Comments of the Week
“Good article, and one thing I have learned lately is the importance of a CHAMBER BRUSH (usually not included in cleaning kits), when cleaning a firearm. While the bore brush may do a good job on the barrel, it is usually too small in diameter to clean the actual chamber, where the chamber meets the bore is the largest buildup of carbon and crud deposits. For example just a simple .22 LR a .270 bore brush makes an excellent chamber brush, and chamber brushes should be used with a NON-ROTATING cleaning rod, so you can twist the rod for maximum cleaning. An FYI: While CHAMBER BRUSHES for cleaning an AR usually include the larger diameter brush for cleaning the star, and the larger diameter of the chamber, it DOES NOT include a brush for cleaning the small part of the chamber where the cartridge neck, and bullet seat, HOWEVER once again a .270 bore brush does the job here too, and again use a NON-ROTATING cleaning rod for this function. Why is it worth the effort? I have learned it tends to reduce future leading, seems to improve accuracy as an added plus, and improve dependability.”
– ROCK IT, in response to New Shooter Necessities: It’s More Than Just Guns and Ammo
“In 1996 while in the Military and getting stationed in the Alaska Interior, it only took me 1 Summer to realize that I needed a Dependable, accurate and consistent firearm that had the big bore caliber to keep me and the family from being a “Pre-Hibernation” meal for the Big Bears in the area. The 6″ barrel, Colt Anaconda .44 Mag met all those requirements. I compared it to Ruger and felt the Anaconda’s recoil was more manageable in a high threat situation and allowed me to get the sites on target way faster that the Ruger did with “throwing the barrel so far up on re-coil” that time on target was twice as fast. The Anaconda’s re-coil was straight back into my hand and forearm allowing me to rapid fire without having to re-acquire the target. I placed the safety and lives of my family and myself in the more than capable hands of Colt Firearms. The Eagle River solid titanium blunt nosed bear loads were a must.”
– RUSS, in response to The Colt Anaconda Rides Again
“As you mentioned there were many good exhibits for women, and my wife took one of the women’s self defense classes. For myself, the highlight was to meet Colion Noir in person. I have followed his youtube channel for years and year, what a thrill to meet him.”
– GENE, in response to USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Expo
#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.