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Week-In-Review News Roundup: August 11-17, 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

Ruger Security-9 Compact Now with Viridian Laser
Smaller and weighing less than the full-size Security-9, the Security-9 Compact model pistol now includes a factory-installed Viridian E-Series red laser.

LAPD Selects Federal Premium Ammunition
The Los Angeles Police Department has chosen Federal Premium ammo for multiple police-used firearms calibers, including .45 Auto, .308 Winchester and 12-Guage duty weapons.

Team Global Precision Group Lands World Record Shot at 6,000 Yards
Breaking the record of 5,000 yards set in 2017 by former Navy Seal Charlie Melton, Team Global Precision has shattered that record by 1,000 yards a mere two years later.

Smith & Wesson Reintroduces Model 648 Revolver
Chambered in .22 WMR, the Model 648 has been reintroduced to satisfy the needs of revolver enthusiasts looking to achieve greater distance while target shooting or hunting.

Pachmayr Releases New Line of Folding and Fixed Knives
Normally associated with handgun grips, recoil pads and firearms accessories, Pachmayr have released six knives varying in style and function.

Mantis Launches RecoilMeter
The new Mantis X10 attaches to any firearm to assist shooters in analyzing their recoil control. An upgrade on the original MantisX, the X10 RecoilMeter measures muzzle flip, recovery time, recoil angle and width.

Reader Comments of the Week

“Great rifle for both law enforcement and civilian use. I removed my front sight, put a rail where it was and a red dot scope similar to a scout rifle. With a Glock 17 as my primary pistol, this rifle and pistol setup is perfect, with one type of mag only for both weapons. Ruger pc9 is the perfect companion rifle.”

– LON, in response to A Closer Look at Ruger’s New Pistol Caliber Carbine Models

“I have always loved the idea, design, and use of pistol caliber carbines but I am a stubborn old man who carries and uses the .45 ACP. So to say the least, I won’t be seriously looking to purchase one until I see it in that caliber. I would also like to see it in 10mm because I feel that it will be the future.”

– AARON K., in response to A Closer Look at Ruger’s New Pistol Caliber Carbine Models

“I prefer the hammer-fired, like the short trigger reset and ease of racking the slide. Give me a Bersa or Sig over a Glock any day.”

– LARRY H, in response to Striker-Fired vs. Hammer-Fired: What’s the Real Difference?

#RangeDayFriday Photos of the Week

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Credit: @rrasnic (Instagram)


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Credit: @mypointofpew (Instagram)


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Credit: @MathewSheehan (Twitter)


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

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