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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 11-17, 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

CCI Introduces Maxi-Mag Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point 2 WMR
The Clean-22 coating technology that made rimfire clean is now being used to extend the range and power of 22 WMR. New CCI Maxi-Mag Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point (SHP) uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue.

Taran Tactical Releases New GLOCK 48 and 43X Basepads for Shield Arms Magazines
Owners of GLOCK 48 and GLOCK 43X pistols take note: Taran Tactical has developed new basepads for the Shield Arms Magazines. The product will add five extra rounds of 9x19mm to your magazine, for a maximum of 20+1 rounds.

White Label Armory Announces AR-15 Home Builder’s Parts Kit
If you have an extensive AR-15 style rifle collection at home, you need the White Label Armory Home Builder’s Parts Kit. This kit contains every small component necessary for keeping your personal armory running.

San Tan Tactical Introduces New STT-15 Rifle in 6mm ARC
It just might be a first in the gun industry. For once, an ammunition manufacturer launched a new cartridge ahead of schedule and a firearms manufacturer launched the accompanying rifle early, too. That’s how the 6mm ARC and the San Tan Tactical STT-15 6ARC hit the market.

Red Arrow Weapons Releases .308 Winchester AR-Style Rifle
This rifle comes standard with Red Arrow Weapons Midnight Bronze Cerakote finish. It features an 18” fluted stainless barrel with 1:10 twist rate that’s not so patiently waiting for the pull of the 2.5 lbs single-stage CMC trigger.

Ultradyne Introduces Apollo LR Long-Range Compensator
Ultradyne is a company that is focused on producing American made firearms accessories for all types of platforms. Specifically, they currently focus on things like muzzle brakes, compensators, and iron sights. Ultradyne has just announced the introduction of its new Apollo LR long-range Compensator.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have the 1911 Rock. It is easy to manage and rounds are on target where I want them to go. I changed my 1911 sights out for adjustable rear sight. I have green, red, green optic line up. This pistol is very similar to my EAA Witness .45 I bought in the 80’s. Right out of the box it puts the rounds where you want them. I like the slim single stack magazine and the fact I don’t need special magazines from a specific provider. Any 1911 magazine works. Highly recommend this pistol.”

– JIM, in response to Review: Rock Island 1911

“For those with the time and resources, fifty gallon industrial steel drums packed full of sand will catch anything up to smaller grain 50 BMG. When holes get big and start copiously leaking they can be patched with a stick welder and scrap steel. (Many metal and fab shops will sell from their scrap pile by the pound.) My older brother keeps a supply of el-cheapo white spray paint for shooting steel. It has enough contrast too see hits even at long distances and takes only a minute to refresh a target (not including travel time).”

– DREDNICOLSON, in response to How to Build a Backyard Backstop

“Nice article. I picked up one of these in 2000 for my son as his first center-fire revolver. Perfect for training younger shooters or those with smaller hands versus the full-size SAA’s. One point though: you load one round, skip the next chamber, then load the next four chambers. The six chambers are in the one cylinder! Skipping a cylinder would be interesting;)”

– YSABEL KID, in response to Review: Cimarron Lightning

#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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