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
Sierra Bullets Releases Prairie Enemy 22-250 Ammunition
Sierra Bullets is proud to introduce their new 22-250 Remington ammunition, loaded with a 50 gr BlitzKing bullet. This new cartridge is the latest addition to the Prairie Enemy Ammunition. These predator and varmint control cartridges deliver pinpoint precision with devastating terminal performance.
Winchester Debuts the Wildcat Super Speed 22LR Semi-Auto Optimized Cartridge
Winchester has been producing 22LR rimfire ammunition for quite a long time and they have just released their new Wildcat Super Speed 22LR cartridge aimed at semi-auto rimfire shooters.
Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 Carry Has Arrived
Wilson Combat and SIG SAUER are pleased to announce the availability of our second Wilson Combat enhanced P320 9mm semi-automatic pistol collaboration, the WCP320 Carry.
Davidson’s Creates 1873 Exclusives
Davidson’s, one of the nation’s top firearms wholesalers, has teamed with Pietta, Italy, to create an Exclusive 1873 single-action revolver in two calibers.
Hera Arms Introduces VRB Pump Action Rifle
German firearms and accessories manufacturer Hera Arms has released a pump-action rifle chambered in .223 Remington. The new rifle is called VRB which stands for Vorderschaftrepetierbüchse and literally means pump-action rifle.
Howa Announces Hogue Creedmoor Compact Rifle
Legacy Sports International is excited to announce the introduction of their New Howa Hogue Creedmoor Compact offering that is now shipping in 6.5 Creedmoor.
Reader Comments of the Week
“I took a concealed carry class in Feb. 2020 and had a terrible time racking the 9 mm pistol my instructor loaned me for the course and the qualifying test. I still got 100% accuracy for the 9mm and for the .38 revolver at both distances so I was pretty proud of myself since I have never been a shooter and I am a 71 year-old female. I was at our local gun store looking for a good 9mm pistol after qualifying for my CCL, and I was complaining about how hard it was for me to rack a standard 9mm pistol. The salesman at the gun store told me about the 9 mm M&P Shield EZ and I tried it. I bought it right then and there. I love this gun. I can load the magazines easily and it racks so easily I never have a problem. My accuracy is still not the greatest, and I shoot every weekend to work on that, but it is accurate enough for my needs right now. I know this is not the perfect gun for everyone, but it is as close to perfect as I think any gun would be for me and my gun needs. By the way, I can only practice on weekends because I am still working full time.”
– PAT, in response to Review: Smith and Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ
“Very Nice Job on the Skin Application. Something I’ve not tried yet. My free time during the lockdown nonsense has consisted of a number of firearm related activities. I spent a couple of weeks just fine cleaning, re-organizing and recording my reloading bench and its storage cabinet. I’ve always kept a journal, but now I can reorder components with a quick glance at the book, and know exactly what components I need to replace. As long as I update it after a session, it’ll work.
Spent several days re-arranging gun safes and ammo cabinet as well as deep cleaning the closet (darn near a small room) where I store my gear. Replaced the cheap plastic gun slots for long arms, that came with the safe, for some I made using some scrap oak. These utilize the space more efficiently and are much sturdier than the plastic junk.
Decided to Ceracoat an AR build I’d finished before the virus in Foliage Green. That took a few days with disassembly, degreasing, and painting as well as oven curing both metal and plastic parts. Turned out nice, and then to help with the caliber difference, gave the magazines a Ceracoat as well. That will also visually separate the .300’s from the 5.56’s.
Cleaned and rearranged my range bags, counted cartridges on hand, went over every gun with a fine tooth comb, cleaning and lubricating, checking batteries on optics, lasers, lights and boresight’s. Rearranging, reorganizing and restocking my gun cleaning box.
All in all, I’ve kept busy. Wishing our nearby ranges would open soon (the local indoor opens tomorrow, but I’ll probably wait a few days, due to the CoVid restrictions still on social distancing). Wished my family’s acreage wasn’t a 3 hour drive away, I’d run up there to practice.”
– CHUCK, in response to 3-Gun Rifles: Lockdown Upgrades
“Firstly, thank you for doing this. There are more 1st time gun owners in 2020 than probably any other 3 year period in our nation’s history.
A non-politicaly-charged mechanical introduction is exactly what is needed to educate these folks. That is exactly what you provided. So again, thank you for putting this together. Now hopefully all of the new 1st time gun owners will find it.”
– GUNSMITH ON MAIN, in response to 15 Common Firearm Terms and What They Mean
#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.