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Week-In-Review News Roundup: September 20-26, 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

Gunwerks Creates Lite SabR Integrally Suppressed Bolt-Action Rifle
The Skunwerks custom firearms division of Gunwerks built a pretty interesting bolt-action rifle which they named Lite SabR. This rifle is chambered in .338 Ruger Compact Magnum (.338 RCM), has an integrally suppressed barrel and extensively utilizes light materials such as carbon fiber, titanium and magnesium.

HME Introduces 20-in-1 Multi-Tool for Archery Hunters
The new 20-in-1 Wallet Multi-Tool from HME supports bowhunters at home or in the woods. Offered as a compact, easy to carry gadget that fits in a pocket or day pack and is built to last, the Wallet Multi-Tool is a must-have for archers and bowhunters.

Pulsar Announces Sellmark Axion XM30S Thermal Monocular
Fitting easily into a hand or pocket, this monocular has a 1024×768 AMOLED display, 4.5x-18x magnification, 320×240 sensor resolution, 1,400-yard detection range and high optical magnification with 4x digital zoom.

Polish VIS 100 M1 (Ragun, PR-15) Pistol Is Coming to America
The civilian version of the Ragun will be designated the “VIS 100 M1” while its military counterpart is known simply as the VIS 100. The VIS 100 M1 will have the same ambidexterity and function as the Polish Army’s, but will also feature a beefed-up slide which is cut to accommodate pistol mounted red dot sights.

American Tactical Introduces FXH-45M Moxie
The FXH-45M Moxie looks and feels different with an all-new barrel, slide and sight set. This is a full-size hybrid 1911 pistol featuring a patented polymer frame with two metal inserts for added stability and durability. The frame was designed with built-in finger grooves for an ergonomic feel.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Thank you for your review of proven defensive loads in popular calibers. Less popular but till effective is the Speer Gold Dot in 357 SIG The Secret Service carries this load in the SIG P9.”

– SIGSTER, in response to Classic Defense Loads

“Great article! Thanks for the validation. I have been researching this for my first AR-15 hunt this year. I’ll start the year hunting elk with a Savage 110 in .300 WSM shooting Federal 165gr TSX tip and end hunting deer with a S&W M&P AR-15 in .223 shooting Remington 62gr V tip. I’m interested to see how the hunts end up. But I’m gonna guess it’ll be easier to scoot up and down the Oregon ranges with my AR.”

– GOJOE, in response to Best Practices for Hunting with an AR-15

“One lefty to another; same thing in California. reloading is calming to me, and you can over time squirrel away what makes you comfortable. Keep the faith, and prime on.”

– RAINMAKER, in response to Reloading Quick Reference Guide

#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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