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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 4-10, 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

Federal Ammunition Releases Fusion 10mm Auto Hunting Loads
Federal ammunition introduces a new load to its popular handgun hunting ammunition lineup. The new Fusion 10mm Auto load uses a 200-grain bullet and 1200 fps muzzle velocity take full advantage of the 10mm Auto cartridge, with more energy and better terminal performance on impact.

Blackwater Firearms Launches Sentry 12 Pump-Action Shotgun
The Sentry 12 is a lightweight, 12 gauge, magazine-fed shotgun, that offers users the ability to rapidly reconfigure ammunition to match specific threat or hunting scenarios. The lightweight AR-style ergonomics provide users with an intuitive crossover from other standard rifle platforms on the market.

Primary Arms Introduces SLx 1×20 Prism Scope with Green Illuminated Reticle
Primary Arms Optics has just released the latest iteration of its popular SLx 1x Prism, now featuring a green-illuminated reticle. This scope is part of Primary Arms’ SLx product line. SLx optics built Primary Arms’ reputation for innovation, reliability and value.

ATF Rules Q’s Honey Badger Pistol Is a Short Barrel Rifle and Issues Cease and Desist
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) issued Q a formal Cease & Desist letter, notifying us that ATF has taken the position that the Q Honey Badger Pistol is a short-barreled rifle (“SBR”) regulated under the National Firearms Act (“NFA”).

Hawke Optics Releases New Red Dot and Reflex Sights
Hawke Optics, the worldwide leader in high-quality, high-value sporting optics, has pulled out all the stops with new Endurance Red Dot Sights and two new Reflex Dot Sights. These new products bring the pin-point accuracy of a 3MOA red dot to your ARs, hunting firearms, and handguns.

New Minimalistic Muzzle Brakes Available from Infitech
Infitech Sweden’s R&D department seems to be very busy and has just released a family of minimalistic 9mm muzzle brakes. They are available in three sizes: Mini, Micro and Nano. Their aim has been to offer the best recoil reduction with the smallest possible footprint.

Reader Comments of the Week

This was a decent movie. I stumbled on it a few months ago…really wishing it were a series…anyhoo. The Beretta has always been a favorite of mine despite its detractors. A couple of years ago I acquired an M9A3, and she sits proudly in my safe to this day. Glocks, I own many. 3 or 4 17s and clones. They are workhorses. Not pretty, not flashy, but they work…every time.

– CLIFFFALLING, in response to Ranking the Guns of Netlix’s The Old Guard

In 1974 I purchased my first Model 19. Most law enforcement had moved from the 38 special to the 357. 357’s in Python or 19’s were hard to come by. Leon Uniform was a law enforcement store in St. Louis. They got my gun for me and financed it through the department. I still have the gun to this day. I can’t count the number of rounds I’ve run through it. It is still to this day one of the best guns I own.

– BRYAN, in response to Review: Smith & Wesson Model 19 Classic Revolver

As a backpacker and former Nordic and alpine ski patroller I’m very well prepared with both gear and backpacking FD and dehydrated food, but NOT with heavy MREs. I have exactly two MREs. Also, I have the SKILLS needed to survive in terms of first aid, navigation and fire and shelter building in ALL seasons as I was once, as a Nordic Ski Patroller, an Army ROTC winter survival instructor.

– ERIC, in response to 5 Most Underrated Survival Products

#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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