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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 31-November 6, 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

Springfield Armory Announces New XD-S Mod.2 OSP Variants
Combining the concealability and compact size of a single-stack pistol with optics-ready capability, Springfield Armory is offering two new XD-S Mod.2 OSP variants in packages, ready mounted with Crimson Trace red dots.

HEVI-Shot Introduces New HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Upland Loads
HEVI-Hammer loads are manufactured using 15% high-density bismuth and 85% precision steel. That small but mighty leading layer of bismuth over steel delivers nearly 50% more downrange energy than pellets consisting of all steel at 40 yards.

Pulsar Releases New Entry-Level Axion XM30F Thermal Spotter
Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide announced the release of the Axion XM30F, its new compact-class thermal vision monocular. The new Axion XM30F offers the best functionality for this device type on the market at a decent price.

XS Sights Introduces Night Sights for Taurus GX4
XS Sights, manufacturer of the fastest sights in any light, is now offering a wide variety of its popular night sights for the new Taurus GX4 micro-compact 9mm pistol. These line extensions are also available for the Taurus G3c.

DS Arms Announces Designated Rifleman Optic (DRO) Scope
The Designated Rifleman Optic (DRO) is the newest magnified optic from DS Arms. Built from one piece of aluminum, this first focal plane scope offers long-range shots at a short-range cost.

Apex Releases Budget Friendly Trigger Kit for M&P M2.0
Offered with a Black, FDE, Red, Blue, Purple or Thin Blue Line polymer flat-faced trigger body, the new kit delivers the same game-changing performance that has made Apex the top-selling aftermarket trigger upgrade for the M&P 2.0 models.

Strike Industries Introduces Mass Driver Comp for Gen5 Glocks
Using their passion for innovation, the folks at Strike Industries found a way to give people in restricted states access to pistol compensators. The Mass Driver, a compensator that doesn’t require a threaded barrel, is now available for Gen5 Glock pistols.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Very nice article! As many types/caliber firearms I own, I believe the .22 is my all around favorite. As far as accuracy goes, I’ve got a rifle that’ll group 1/4″3/8″ all day long at 50 yards, if you do your part. I also have so High Standard pistols that are tack drivers. Inexpensive to operate, accurate, with a low noise factor, what’s not to like?”

– BARRY, in response to The .22 Long Rifle: Perfect for First Time Shooters, Training, and Plinking

“Years ago, to get the most accurate load for your gun, you would need to reload. Today, factory ammo is as good, or even better, than some folks will reload. However, reloading does let you create loads that fill specific needs. If you have an “odd ball” cartridge, like .300 Savage, reloading can be the only way to get ammo for a favorite firearm. What most folks don’t understand is that reloading is also a great hobby, and with the current availability of reloading “packaged kits”, it is so much easier to get started in reloading, without a major expense. With 50+ years in reloading, I did have to replace my powder scale, and my powder throw, because they got damaged in a move. Cleaned my Dies every so often, and after 50 years, they still work.”

– GRUMPY, in response to Reloading: A Guide to Getting Started

“I have noticed that when the Supreme Court rules, it’s rulings are usually very narrow and very specific to the case at hand. Yes, if they rule New York’s ‘may issue’ system and laws are unconstitutional, then states with similar ‘may issue’ systems might be impacted. The wording of the ruling will be important.”

– BILLY, in response to New York Case May Tip the Balance of Gun Control (Part 2)

#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.

AR-15 on dock by lake
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
Nickle chiappa rhino revolver
@paltik44 (Instagram)
Rifle on shooting bench at range
@joshlukeleslie (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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