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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 3-9, 2021

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

SIG Sauer Announces Limited Release of M17 X-Change Kits
To help collectors, SIG Sauer has just released a limited run of X-Change kits. Drop-in your P320 FCU (Fire Control Unit) and you have yourself an M17 that’s nearly identical to the military version.

Elite Survival Systems Introduces Avenger Gun Pack
The Avenger GunPack is designed to be carried with the handle, over the shoulder with a strap that’s provided, or on belts like the Elite Survival Systems CO Shooter’s Belt.

Beretta USA Launches New APX A1 Carry Pistol
Beretta announced the launch of a brand-new pistol, the APX A1 Carry – the newest evolution of the popular APX Carry series platform. The APX A1 Carry encompasses the reliability and quality the APX family has become known for, now with a shorter and lighter trigger pull, red-dot optic ready slide, and improved modularity.

Smith & Wesson Releases Optics-Ready M&P9 Shield Plus
Smith & Wesson announced that it has expanded its line of M&P Shield Plus pistols to include a new optics-ready variant, the M&P9 Shield Plus 3.1” OR.

Strike Industries Announces OPPRESSOR Universal
The Strike Industries OPPRESSOR Universal is a blast shield that works with almost any muzzle device on the market that has a maximum outer diameter of 25.00mm (0.98”). This OPPRESSOR U version works like the rest of the SI OPPRESSOR family and redirects blast and sound while maintaining the recoil reduction of muzzle devices.

SAR USA Introduces SAR9 Compact Pistol
Chambered in 9mm, the SAR9 Compact is the perfect balance between a micro and full-size pistol. It’s small and light enough to be easily concealed and comfortably carried, yet has the capacity of a full-size pistol.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I have this very pistol, with the only difference being that mine is chambered in 10mm Auto instead .45ACP. The pistol is a good one, feels good in my hand and it shoots well. I did, however, swap out a 22Lb spring for the one that came with it originally (I believe it was a 16Lb) to absorb a bit more recoil energy… I love EAA Witness Elite in 10mm Auto… I might have to get one in .45ACP now!”

– RICHARD, in response to EAA Witness Elite Match .45

“I own Glocks and Berettas, but this is the steel I belt on every day. Quick to draw, accurate at self-defense distances, and powerful. I load it with Hornady’s Critical Defense 125 grain and consistently get around 1300 fps. I use the SpeedBeez reloader; you push the reloader knob in rather than twist, speeding up the process. I carry it in a Simply Rugged pancake holster, concealed under an untucked shirt. I’ve carried this revolver almost every day for over three years.”

– JIMBO, in response to Review: Ruger GP100 Wiley Clapp Model

“I SBR’d a Kalashnikov USA KP9 to put the folding stock on it and a Omega 9K suppressor. It was worth the investment and wait for the pleasure of being able to shoot without earpro outdoors on my acreage and store it nicely in a small package. Can’t thank the Kim Firm/KF Armory in Alpharetta, GA for the legal setup of trust and forms for making it easy to lawfully own what should be an ordinary right.”

– DENNIS, in response to How to Build a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR)

#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.

Camo AR-15 and hat
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
Rifles and pistols on table
@SuperTubaM (Twitter)
AR-15 and Sticcato pistol
@personal_defense_armory (Instagram)

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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