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Week-In-Review News Roundup: September 22-28, 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

Springfield Armory Introduces the Hellcat
On September 25, Springfield unveiled their latest innovation in firearms: a high-capacity micro-compact 9mm handgun named the Hellcat.

CZ-USA Selects Four Juniors to Attempt New Guinness World Record
David Miller, pro-shooter and Shotgun Product Manager of CZ-USA, will attempt to set the world record for sporting clays on October 12 with four junior shooters.

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock
Check out this sleek new AR-15 buttstock from MFT. Robust and geared toward firearms of a larger caliber, this new MFT stock carries a lifetime warranty.

SIG SAUER Honors Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret)
In observance of POW-MIA Recognition Day, SIG SAUER, Inc. proudly announces a short documentary and the production and presentation of a commemorative 1911 dedicated to Major Anzaldua.

SIG SAUER Releases Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition
Aiming for “unmatched long-range accuracy” in the world of hunting, these new rounds from SIG SAUER deliver deep penetration and expansion, and are available in eight calibers.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I would like to add the pilot and weapon systems officer team of Capt Steve Ritchie and Capt Chuck DeBellvue. They were a team flying over North Vietnam. They became the first Air Force Aces of the Vietnam War. I don’t have a quote from either of them but they both meet the criteria mentioned by Col Robin Olds in every way. I met them both when they flew their F-4 Phantom to Korat RTAFB Thailand after a mission. There were four red stars painted on the left engine intake splitter which was impressive. I got the feeling from both men that they knew their business and were very good at it. A few weeks later they shot down their fifth MiG making them aces. DeBellvue went on to score a sixth MiG with another pilot making him the highest scoring ace of the Vietnam War. He retired as a Colonel. Sitchie retired as a Brigadier General.”

– MIKE KIEDROWSKI, in response to 5 Inspiring Quotes from Air Force Legends

“I have 3 AR type weapons. Two chambered in 5.56 x 45; one 16” carbine & one 10.5” pistol. And a 10.5” chambered in .300 Blackout. I have Anderson adjustable gas blocks on all of them. If you run a sound suppressor on a .300 Blackout pistol you might not get it to work with all ammo without an adjustable gas block. I had to use an adjustable gas block to get mine working with subsonic ammo.”

– DARRON, in response to Are AR-15 Adjustable Gas Systems A Good Idea?

“I encourage every handloader to get a chronograph to learn how a particular load behaves in a specific firearm for practical reasons or simply for fun. For example, in an effort to find 9mm Luger loads that would enhance the sound reduction of a suppressor, I “downloaded” several batches with progressively less powder. Then, I tested them with my chronograph to find what load would be subsonic, but still have enough oomph to work the semi-auto pistol’s action. You can also experiment with (for example) 115, 124 and 147-grain bullets to develop loads where heavier bullets are faster than lighter bullets. With my chronograph, I get so much more from my range time than just punching holes in paper!”

– THOMAS RASTER, in response to Chronographs: Types, Uses and More

#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 2
Credit: @2k1c.4e (Instagram)


Range Day Friday 2
Credit: squid_doc (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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