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Week-In-Review News Roundup: September 19-25, 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

Faxon Introduces EXOS Pistol Compensators
Faxon Firearms has announced their new line of EXOS Pistol Compensators. Each model is designed to enhance both the features and aesthetic appearance of their designated platform.

BulletSafe Releases Affordable Level IIIA Body Armor
BulletSafe is an American company that has just released made-in-the-USA NIJ-certified Level IIIA body armor vests dubbed the VP3 (Vital Protection 3).

DOJ Asks More Time to Process Comments on Proposed Arm Brace Rule
Nine months after the Second Amendment Foundation sued the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in federal court over ATF’s flip on how it regulates stabilizing braces on pistols, the DOJ and SAF jointly asked for a continuation of a stay in the legal action to allow processing of more than 211,000 public comments on the proposed rule.

FAB Defense Announces the RAPS-C Collapsible Stock
The RAPS-C is designed for the precision minded shooter who wants a full-featured adjustable precision rifle stock with carbine functionality.

MasterPiece Arms Releases MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie Competition Pistol
Travis Tomasie, a pro shooter with MasterPiece Arms, helped to design a pistol with some amazing features. Aimed directly at those looking for a competition gun out of the box, this is the new MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol.

Beretta USA Launches New 92X Performance Defensive Pistol
Beretta USA is excited to announce the launch of the new 92X Performance Defensive — the next evolution of the popular 92X Performance line of competition pistols.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I was so impressed with the OWL i ended up with two. Then I went to the next level and purchased the Cloud Defensive REIN weapon light. It too is truly awesome! Great review and love the phot with the “slider” on it. This type of picture really let’s one “see” the difference and it way better then the regular side by side picture…thank you. I have found the quality of all three of my Cloud Defensive lights to be superb and well worth the money. You don’t know what you are missing until you actually see either of these weapon lights in person. No comparison with my other “high lumen” weapon lights as candela is really where it all matters when looking for amount and brightness of “light on target.'”

– ERIC, in response to Review: Cloud Defensive OWL — The Optimized Weapon Light

“The 43X is the perfect carry option for EDC. Shield Arms offers high cap metal 15 round Mag’s that work perfectly in this pistol. A very interesting addition, the Shield mags fit flush and give you G19 capability. For those who are interested, the G48, longer slide fits perfectly onto the G43X frame. This represents unlimited options for training, combat, and every day carry.”

– ED, in response to Glock 43X: Concealed Carry Perfection (with a couple small changes…)

“I have several large bore revolvers, with the Tracker 44 being in the middle. I will admit I leave the full house loads for the Super Blackhawk or the 1894 Marlin. My 44 loads for the Tracker are at the lower end of the 44 mag spectrum with 200 gr bullets, either XTPs or Hunter Supply 44 PHP lead bullets. Both are very accurate and still have serious thump on target, 750 lb ft range. I also have a CA Bulldog XL in 45 Colt. This slots in as about 10oz lighter and a bit less power, but still another thumper. I can certainly understand using stouter loads out in a field type environment, and I agree the standard grip becomes uncomfortably grabby with really stout loads. I find the recoil not too bad and easily controllable, but the grip is no fun. Once I can find one available, expect a Houge grip is next up.”

– TIMOTHY, in response to Review: Taurus Tracker 44

#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.

bolt action rifle with scope on shooting bench
@uch_outdoors (Instagram)
Glock 19 Gen 5 pistol wit flashlight
@jimb4201983 (Instagram)
Bolt-action rifle with scope, AR pistol, and bulletproof vest
@ctdsharpshooter (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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