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Week-In-Review News Roundup: May 16-22, 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.

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Latest Firearm News

Strike Industries Introduces AR Overmolded Ultimate Dust Cover
The upgraded UDC design with double injection mold and overmolded rubberized soft sealing lip for a better seal to prevent debris and water from entering when the cover is closed.

Taurus Releases GX4 Micro 9mm Pistol
Taurus has announced the all-new Taurus GX4 9mm micro-compact pistol that is designed to deliver maximum concealment without sacrificing ergonomics, performance or capacity.

Galco Announces New KingTuk Cloud IWB Holster
The KingTuk Cloud’s outstanding comfort level comes from its innovative backing plate, composed of a ballistic nylon front over a closed-cell foam body.

Springfield Releases 15-Round Hellcat Magazine
Springfield Armory has taken its Hellcat pistol — the smallest, highest-capacity micro-compact 9mm handgun in the world — and increased its already impressive capacity with the new 15-round Hellcat magazine.

ZEV Technologies Introduces OZ9C Combat X Pistol
The OZ9C Combat X features all of the same great features you’ve come to expect from the OZ9 series of pistols but optimized for the combat and duty role.

Reader Comments of the Week

“As a reloader, I have had excellent results making target ammo by recovering components (bullets and powder) from corrosive Russian surplus 7.62x54r for my Mosins, and loading them into real brass shells with Winchester large rifle primers. I use a pin punch to safely pop the corrosive primers and scatter the empty copper washed steel cases arojnd my property to foil any possible future metal detection.”

– GLYPTO, in response to All About Corrosive Ammunition

“My first an favorite firearm is a P220 ACP 45 stamp 1989 West Germany. Beautiful historic functional firearm. A few years ago I acquired a .22 LR conversion kit that makes it a handsome plinker. On range day, firing 4 or 5 magazines of .22 LR and then converting it to it original configuration for a final always draws the attention of those in adjacent lanes on the range.”

– LEE, in response to Review: SIG Sauer P220 SAO

“My multi-barrel H&R handy-rifle cones about as close as I’ve found for this. My primary barrel, which is on at almost all times is my .45-70. I also have a 12 ga TDC barrel (vent rib with removable choke tubes, a .22 LR Versapack barrel, a .410 full choke, a .410 cylinder bore slug barrel, a .45 colt barrel, a 50 call muzzleloader barrel and finally a .30-06 barrel. It is not a light kit and the ammo bag to go is very heavy also, but if I can bug out with a vehicle all can come. Otherwise, I have a smaller version with just the. 410 slug, .410 full choke and Versapack .22 only that I can grab. I have 250 bread shells for this setup and a hand loader to reload the shells. I can carry this load out in my big out bag on foot and around here, it covers all needs from small to big game. The slugs I load are made from ,41 pistol bullets and weigh 235 gr, so not a typical. 410 slug.”

– TACKLEBURY, in response to If I Could Only Have One: AR-15 Edition

#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.

GLOCK 26 Gen 4 Pistol
@coloradocreedmoor (Instagram)
Beretta 92fs pistol
@roadtoadtactical (Instagram)
Ak-Style rifle leaning on tree
@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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