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Week-In-Review News Roundup: October 17-23, 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

Standard Manufacturing Announces SWITCH-GUN Folding Revolver
Standard Manufacturing continues exploring unconventional revolver designs with their SWITCH-GUN featuring а spring-loaded folding grip.

S&W Issues Safety Recall Notice for M&P 12 Shotguns
Smith & Wesson has received two field reports of cracked barrels involving the M&P12 Shotgun. To ensure that all shotguns meet Smith & Wesson’s high standards for quality, it is implementing a safety recall of all M&P12 shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021.

Sightmark Releases Wraith 4K Mini Digital Riflescope
There is a new compact digital riflescope from Sightmark called the Wraith 4K Mini 2-16×32, intended for hunting using night vision or daytime color modes.

Auto-Ordnance Introduces New “Old Glory” 1911 Pistol
With the new “Old Glory” custom 1911, Auto-Ordnance pays tribute to the flag that has waived gallantly over our nation through perilous fight, over the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Beretta Launches BRX1 Straight-Pull Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle
Beretta is stepping into the world of hunting rifles, offering a revolutionary firearm with a linear reloading system. This new rifle encapsulates all of Beretta’s experience, acquired over years of working in both the military and civilian spheres.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I feel the trigger on the S&W is better than on the Glock, though as the article states regardless of firearm it takes practice, practice & more practice to master the pistol.”

– JIM, in response to Smith and Wesson Military & Police 2.0

“Beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder, and it is almost always true “you get what you pay for”. I have always loved the single action, especially Colt, USAF, BFR and several others. Two thousand dollars is a large sum to many of us from my era ( when the minimum wage was a buck 25) yet I feel this beautiful piece of artwork is well worth it. Single action, cowboy guns are in a class all their own and if you question the guns ability, just go to a cass shooting match. One can always spot the single action out of the crowd, not so much with today’s plastic cookie cutter auto’s and ARs, the same holds true for the lever guns. It is true when SHTF these massed produced weapon would be everyone’s first choice, but for pure enjoyment and pleasure, there is nothing better than a single action and a lever. To each his own, enjoy the freedom of choice and thank you for the well written article.”

– JERRY, in response to Special Single Action Revolver: Standard Manufacturing Improves America’s Iconic Firearm

“Good article and a good topic. Fortunately, most ranges will rent eye and ear protection as well as selling targets, so new shooters will quickly know at least part of what they need after the first trip. The need for a cleaning kit will become apparent relatively quickly, but they should also get a trauma kit with a tourniquet as well as the training needed to use it.”

– MIKIAL, in response to New Shooter Necessities: It’s More Than Just Guns and Ammo

#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.

Bolt-action rifle with scope on grass
@BigThor54 (Twitter)
Customized AK Rifle
@paltik44 (Instagram)
Seven pistols laid out on bed
@ArmedLife (Twitter)

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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