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Week-In-Review News Roundup: June 13-19, 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.

Be sure to subscribe and check back every Friday to stay updated on the latest firearms news!

Latest Firearm News

Luth-AR Announces New Lo-Drag Upper Receiver
The Luth-AR Lo-Drag upper receiver is made from extruded 6061 Aluminum and is designed to be lightweight, without a forward assist, shell deflector or dust cover.

THRIL Introduces SM9 Gen 2 Magazines for SIG MPX
The refined design of this Generation 2 SM9 MPX Mag enhances reliability across a broad range of shooting conditions and ammunition for the SIG Sauer MPX and KM models.

Beretta USA Brings Sake Cartridges to the U.S.
Beretta USA announced the launch of a brand-new generation of Sako Cartridges into the U.S. market. This launch will include six new and innovative cartridge families developed by Sako.

Rock Island Armory Releases STK100 Striker-Fired Pistol
Rock Island Armory has announced the addition of a striker-fired pistol to its long line of 2021 product introductions. The STK100 features a solid frame that gives shooters the advantages of metal for the price of polymer.

Cold Steel Introduces Range Boss Folders
Cold Steel engineers developed the Range Boss to be a true general-purpose folder that is thin and light enough to carry in a pocket, waistband or jacket, yet is sized for any task.

Tyrant Designs Unveils 24k Gold GLOCK 43X/48 Mag Release
Tyrant Designs has just released what has to be the most ostentatious Glock accessory currently on the market, a 24k Gold Extended Magazine Release for the Glock 43x/48 pistols.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I also have the .44 cal. version and my son has the .357. We both enjoy shooting these revolvers. The grips really help with the recoil as well as the porting. In mine, I find that the recoil feels lighter with full magnum loads than my Model 629 and much lighter than my Ruger Super Blackhawk. I am really impressed with the workmanship of these revolvers and would recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a magnum revolver.”

– CHUCK, in response to Review: Taurus 627 Tracker .357 Magnum

“Good article. I’ve been an AR-15 fan ever since I bought my first back in th late 70s. Still have that weapon and she’s still pretty much stock, accept for a red dot system I mount on top of the handle. I would like to put a flat top upper with a shorter barrel and I’m looking at a pistol convertion for close-in home defense work.”

– MICHAEL, in response to America’s Rifle: What I Love About the AR-15

“I built up an AR-15 on a Hess, carbon fiber lower around 12 years ago – and after more than 10,000 rounds through it, the lower receiver has held up without any cracks or visible defects. I would not hesitate to build another utilizing a carbon fiber lower in the future. If as has been said, the polymer lowers are even stronger, I would not hesitate building on that base either.”

– GEORGE, in response to Is the Polymer Lower a Good Idea?

#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.

Two wood stock rifles leaning on tree
@nick_augusta (Instagram)
Springfield pistol leaning on wall
@mypointofpew (Instagram)
Rifle on dirt floor
@branham7.62 (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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