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Week-In-Review News Roundup: September 15-21, 2019

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

Colt Suspends Production of AR-15 for Civilian Market
Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15.

RECALL: Winchester Announces Product Recall of Super-X 17 HMR Ammunition
Winchester has announced the recall due to certain lots containing no powder charges, making the affected ammunition potentially dangerous.

Walther Shipping PPK Stainless Pistols
The Fort Smith, Arkansas produced PPK pistols are now available in a stainless finish.

Governor of New Jersey Adds Red Tape for Firearm-Related Companies
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on September 10 meant to ensure strict adherence to the state’s gun laws.

Heckler & Koch Wins Contract to Upgrade British Military Rifles
The German-based manufacturer announced this week they’ve been awarded the contract to upgrade SA80 5.56mm NATO rifles for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.

Beretta Announces 694 Competition Shotgun
With new features like improved stock ergonomics and a pistol-grip design, the new Beretta 694 Competition Shotgun was created specifically for clay shooting.

Reader Comments of the Week

“MIL-SPEC AR triggers are all easily polished and greatly improved! Every bit as fine as a much higher dollar trigger, just takes a little effort to polish, no big deal at all and great improvements to silky smooth.”

– DOWNTOEARTHTHINKING, in response to Comparing AR-15 Trigger Options

“I keep a Maglite 4-cell in my SUV. I wear a Tac Light on my belt and keep either a Nebo or Cree mini in my pocket. Check the batteries in the Maglite! I’ve ruined a few of those when old batteries leaked and became lodged in the tube. The smaller lights of my EDC are used often enough to notice when the batteries are fading.”

– IRISH-7, in response to The Top 5 Flashlights for Self-Defense

“Bought my 92FS in 1989. Have fired 5000 rounds over the years, Used as my 2nd firearm in the sheriff’s office from 98 to 2012. Never had any issues, have fired 115 gr to 147 gr and +P. Have currently 2 9mm pistols, 9mm carbine, 12 ga. and 22lr. Thanks for the good writing on the 92.”

– CHRISTOPHER REEVES, in response to History of the Beretta 9mm Handgun

#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.

Range Day Friday 1
Credit: @2k1c.4e (Instagram)


Range Day Friday 2
Credit: @sagarp21 (Instagram)

That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.

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Comments (3)

  1. How about an article about bull pup vs full length and carbine rifles. Since many militaries use bull pups, i would like to know the good and bad points of each.

  2. I cannot believe Colt is falling to the pressure
    of the anti-gun people. Like Walmart and
    Dick’s I will no longer purchase any product
    from Colt.

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