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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 25-31, 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

Hawke Optics Adds Professional Steel and Cantilever Scope Mounts and Rings
Hawke Optics, the leader in high-quality, high-value precision sporting optics and accessories, adds new scope mounts and rings to an already impressive lineup. The new Professional Steel and AR Cantilever Mounts and Rings will give you rock-solid accuracy for all of your shooting needs.

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Release New S404 Synchro XTC Camo Green Carbon-Fiber Rifle
J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Germany’s oldest manufacturer of hunting firearms, is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its flagship S404 series – the Synchro XTC carbon-fiber, bolt-action rifle in camouflage green.

SIG Sauer Introduces the SIG Custom Works Equinox Series
SIG SAUER announced the continued expansion of the SIG Custom Works series of pistols with the introduction of the SIG Custom Works Equinox Series of pistols for the P226 Equinox and P229 Equinox.

Wiland USA Releases MLCS-11 Chassis for Ruger 10/22 Rifles
This new chassis is called MLCS-11 which stands for Modular Lightweight Chassis System. It is primarily aimed at the rimfire competition shooting community, however, anyone who wants to add modularity and modern ergonomics to the humble 10/22, will find it interesting, too.

Savage Announces New Thumbhole 320 Shotguns
Savage Arms announced the addition of three new models to their venerable Stevens 320 shotgun lineup. These new thumbhole stock pump-actions provide control and versatility and offer a new option for fans of the classic Stevens design and will be available this holiday season.

ALLEN Challenges Shooting Stick Design with New EZ-Stik
ALLEN Company has introduced the EZ-Stik Shooting Stick to a burgeoning number of hunters and shooters clamoring for products to make them better shooters in the field. The ALLEN EZ-Stik utilizes key features to make it unique amongst a crowded field.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I recently got my RUGER 57, a Kydex OWB holster and an extra magazine bringing my total to 3 mags. I got this pistol a sa “companion” to my PS90. It is difficult to find any Cordura mag pouches with a closed top so I had The Vest Guy make me two double mag pouches to my specs, just as he did for two double mag pouches for my PS90. TVG’s quality is excellent. I will most often carry my RUGER 57 in my pack while doing training hikes here in Nevada. With the long range of this pistol/cartridge combo I can return fire over longer distances should the need ever arise while hiking.”

– ERIC, in response to Review: Ruger 57

“With my astigmatism, dots that are paint, tritium or red dots on glass, tend to have a spray of light around the actual dot. I find the triangle of the SeeAll open sight much better for overcoming astigmatism. I hear they are coming out in handgun sizes with tritium… I’ll have to see if they can replace the rear sight on my SIG p229 !”

– KEVIN, in response to The 10 Best Sights for Older Shooters

“I have been running a vortex razor JM-1 BDC 1-6×30 on my JP enterprise 18” and loving it! Awesome clarity and easy to use the illuminated reticle. It’s zeroed at 200 yards and easily makes accurate shots out to 600 yards. It works great for 3gun and NRA style 2gun. They are a bit pricey, but the quality is second to none! I highly recommend the vortex!”

– JAN, in response to The 6 Best Optics for AR-15 Rifles

#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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