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Week-In-Review News Roundup: September 27-October 3, 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

Springfield Armory Introduces Model 2020 Rifle
The heart of the rifle is the custom-grade Model 2020 action, designed to take advantage of the most advanced manufacturing methods to hold incredibly tight tolerances.  The result is a production rifle that delivers levels of precision usually found only on custom rifles that have been blueprinted and trued.

Red Arrow Weapons Announces New .308 Winchester Rifle
For those who’ve come to know and love the platform, the AR-style rifle system is a dream platform on which to build high-end, customizable rifles. What do you get when you mix that capable caliber with that popular of a shooting platform and throw in the high fun, high function of Red Arrow standards all together? The RAW10 in .308 Win.

Inforce Releases WILD2 Handgun Light
The new Inforce Wild2 handgun light is now available for purchase. This is a 1913/Picatinny and Glock rail compatible light that has an aluminum housing and 1000 lumen output with up to 1.5 hours of run time.

Strike Industries Introduces New AR Modular Magazine Release
The Strike Industries AR Modular Magazine Release (MMR) offers a quick and simple way to configure your mag button preference to one of three (3) included options. No need to remove the mag catch if you want to change the button. A simple push of the magazine button adapter using an object that fits in the space allows for a quick and simple swap of the magazine button.

Easton Releases New 6.5 Hunter Classic Carbon Arrow
The new 6.5 Hunter Classic is a USA-made carbon arrow that uses Easton proprietary Acu-Carbon resulting in tighter groups and consistent shot placement. The Acu-Carbon Uniform Spine process is a continuous-fed, single-die manufacturing method that results in the most reliable shafts and eliminates the need for the spine-alignment and weight sorting.

Viridian Debuts EON Optics Red Dot Series
Viridian Weapon Technologies is proud to announce two new additions to their EON Optics lineup. The EON 1×20 Red Dot and EON 1X35 Red Dot offer rapid target acquisition in a robust and compact package.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Good info. I have a few guns that are from family that I store long term. I do all the normal cleaning then oiling. I have a vac-n-seal and use the roll bags. I cut the first bag to length and put the gun inside and toss one dry pac at both ends, fold up a few pieces of wax paper and place them over any sharp edges and vac-n-seal the bag. Then I cut one more bag from the roll to length and put the first bag inside the second bag and repeat the vac-n-seal. Double protection.”

– IBOZZY, in response to Tips for Long-Term Gun Storage

“I first became acquainted with the CA 38 undercover on CHRISTMAS DAY 1968 (?) when my Father gave my Mother a gift under the Christmas tree. Talk about “Turning the other cheek” ! We lived in a very high crime Baltimore ghetto. My Mother wrote to Charter Arms about using +P loads and we have not had any problems with them for over 50 years. If you install “Crimson Trace” they will hold in your hands like glue and give you accuracy MUCH better than regular sub-nose revolvers. I only say this for my Mom’s stainless Charter Arms 38 special undercover that fires flawlessly. I think they have one of the best warranties in the business.”

– DR. JAMES SMITH, in response to Review: Charter .38 Undercover

“Solid pistol…I own the 4 inch blued version. Fits the hand well, a bit heavy, but that just helps quell the recoil from the .357 loads. All around great gun. Especially if the GP100, Python, and S&W versions are out of your price range..”

– JEROME, in response to Review: EAA Windicator

#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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1 Comment;

  1. I carried Government 1911 though most of my time in the military and brought a Rock island Government 1911 FS 45 ACP.
    It was actuate right out of the box and shoots any brand of ammo including the cheapest ammo you can find.
    I brought It in 2008 and hasn`t given me any problems . Its my favorite hand gun out of the 7 that I own.

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