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
New Heckler & Koch MR556A1 in FDE Released
Black is fine, but FDE is betterer? The color of a firearm means a lot to some people, and if you happen to like both FDE and Heckler & Koch at the same time, here’s your chance to own a limited production run of the MR556A1 in FDE.
Savage’s New Star Spangled Rascal Announced
Savage is pleased to announce a dynamic addition to their Rascal line-up. The Rascal Red, White, & Blue is dressed in an American flag camo pattern that creates a colorful homage to Old Glory, making this the perfect fit for patriotic young shooters.
Modular Driven Technologies: New Inlets for MDT XRS Chassis System
The XRS is designed for shooters that want the fit and feel of a traditional shaped rifle stock with the benefits of a modern precision rifle chassis system. Each XRS is constructed from a full-length CNC machined core of aircraft-grade aluminum wearing textured polymer panels for insulation from the elements.
Magpul Releases Enhancements for MP5s and Clones
Today H&K connoisseurs, Nakatomi Plaza hostage-takers, and roller-delayed blowback fans of all kinds can rejoice together. Magpul is giving the MP5 its own set of enhancements, bringing a bit of a modern update to this classic design.
Reader Comments of the Week
“Love the 1911. IF you have the time, first “upgrade” is to polish the trigger/sear interface. This is an “upgrade” that can be done by the almost anyone. 800 and 1200 grit sandpaper, and some toothpaste will do the trick. Sand/Polish a little and test. Repeat until any “rough” spots are gone. Most 1911s have a decent trigger/sear interface, and after several hundred rounds would “smooth” out just by shooting. If you Sand/Polish – be sure to CLEAN YOUR GUN! Second most important improvement are decent magazines. Found that many magazines are only fit for range use, so you can practice clearing misfeeds.”
– GRUMPY 49, in response to 5 Ways to Customize a Kimber M1911
“I own a M and P 9C, an M and P .40 and a SS 4517 which I absolutely love! I shoot them all but something about the .45 styling and the feel in my hand doesn’t happen with any of my other guns, and I have many! Cheers to S and W for being a great American company!”
– THOMAS, in response to Smith & Wesson: A History
“I shoot a Remington model 700 270 with a Tract op scope 5x12x50. 150 Grain Win bullet. Set at 1.5″ above Center. This will hit the target 1.5 below Center of the the spot. I have a black synthetic stock. This has worked very well for me on all big game in the continental states. I love this rifle setup. Thanks for the information.”
– DENNIS, in response to Making the Rifle Fit the Shooter
#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.