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
Hornady Named Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year
Hornady Manufacturing has been named Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year for the ninth time by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW).
Ruger Awarded Firearms Manufacturer of the Year and Best New Rifle at NASGW
Ruger has been recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the thirteenth consecutive year.
Taurus Introduces New 1911 Commander 9mm
Taurus adds a new model to its popular 1911 Commander series with the introduction of the 1911 Commander 9mm Luger.
Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increases Again
In 2019, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to now over 18.66 million – a 304% increase since 2007. About an 8% growth over the number of permits since 2018.
SIG P365 SAS Wins 2019 NASGW POMA-Caliber Award
SIG SAUER, Inc. announced that the P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) pistol has been awarded the 2019 NASGW POMA-Caliber Award for “Best New Handgun.”
The Rise, Set and Rise of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, November 3. Don’t forget to set your clocks back! This article covers why DST is actually a good thing.
Reader Comments of the Week
“I’m a big fan of Buffalo Bore ammo and, although it’s quite expensive, when lives are on the line, who cares. I carry a p64 Radom semi-auto 9×18 pistol whose performance was so so until I loaded it with Buffalo Bore’s ammo. Wow what a difference. I carry this pistol everyday and have 100% confidence in it. It will punch through just about anything like a hot knife through butter. There are times when the cost is worth the performance increase and this is one of those times.”
– WILLIAM, in response to Review: Buffalo Bore Outdoorsman Loads
“My “house gun” is a 12 ga Benelli Nova, with ghost ring sights, and a light. It is chambered for 3 1/2” shells, and I initially opted for 3 1/2 Magnum #4buckshot. After patterning it at 5 & 10 yards, it was clear to me that, due to the punishing recoil, if a second round was required, my wife would be reluctant to touch it off! I recently acquired a couple of boxes of Estate 2 3/4” #4 buck…I don’t know if they have a special wad in them (haven’t dissected one yet) but something curious has emerged…at 10 yards, the horizontal shot dispersion is about 10”…but the vertical shot dispersion is about 3”!! Multiple rounds fired provided almost identical results.”
– FLATSRUNNER, in response to Patterning a Shotgun: Defense Edition
“I own this 22 Rossi rifle. I wanted something with a smaller caliber and inexpensive to shoot compared to my 5.56 MSR. I’m a regular size adult and didn’t like the small stock. To me, it felt like a kids gun so I switched the body out to a folding stock system and purchased two 25 round magazines for it. Everything is interchangeable with the Mossberg 702 plinkster 22 rifle. Whatever upgrades fit the Mossberg will fit the Rossi. Now my rifle is larger adult sized and can hold more rounds. Plus, I can now fold it And shoot it like a Large pistol. The Rossi cost me brand new $99 bucks online. The upgrade body w/ folding stock-$50 bucks online. The Mossberg 25 rd mags -$20 each online. This is a great rifle to own. No problems and very accurate right out of the box. I know this rifle will last for a very long time.”
– CHARLIE0, in response to Review: Rossi RS22
#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 contest page.
That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.