Firearm/Gun News, February 7-13, 2021

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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

Leupold Launches New Mark 3HD Line of Riflescopes
With MIL-based adjustments, HD lenses, an exposed elevation adjustment dial, and a low-profile power selector ring, this series delivers everything a shooter could ask for.

Streamlight Expands TLR-6 Line
All the new models are designed to securely attach to the rail and trigger guard of subcompact weapons, and to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of concealed carry and home defense applications.

Traditions Firearms Introduces Pursuit XT .50 Caliber Muzzleloader
The Pursuit XT is outfitted with a VAPR twist barrel, which has a 1:24” twist. This faster twist rate will better stabilize bullets, increase accuracy and expand the range of bullet options that can be shot out of this muzzleloader.

Apex Releases Enhanced Slide Release for CZ P-10
The Apex Enhanced Slide Release for the CZ P-10 is CNC machined steel and provides wider, more ergonomic thumb paddles and is designed specifically for easier manipulation of the slide release by the shooter.

US Optics Annonces TSR-1X Red Dot Sight
US Optics is best known for their expensive, high-magnification rifle scopes, but they’ve recently expanded into red dots as well. The new offerings are the TSR-1X, a 20mm micro red dot for carbines, and the DRS series of pistol red dots.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I too was trained on the 1911 along with the M-14, M60, M30 and the 40 mm on the M42 Duster. I was 17 when I went into the army in 67, so I went to Panama as an automatic weapons spec. Once there I became a radio operator/field wireman. That is when i got the training on the 1911, along with A 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun. I carried mine in a shoulder holster. Loved that weapon. Believe it or not this gun saved my life twice while there in 68. Where I pointed, the bullet went. I now have a 1911A1. Mine was made by Auto Ordnance corp. It has on the side stamped Model 1911A1 U.S. Army. But doesn’t have Tisas 1911 anywhere on it. But anyway, like the one I had when in the service, point my finger and that is where the bullet hits. At 30 yards I can put the pattern small enough that a silver dollar will cover it. Awesome gun. Now if I could just get hold of a M-14.”

– PAPYJOEY, in response to Review: Tisas 1911 GI .45 ACP

“Hi, I have had one of these Dickinson Marine pump shotguns for approx two years now. They are made in TURKEY by a long time gun maker. I purchased it on sale for less than $175.00. It has proven to be very trouble-free and accurate as shotguns go. It is very well made and I would compare it to any pump shotgun that costs 5 to 6 times more. The finish has held up very well. I have used 6 different ammo manufacturers’ shells in it with no issues in all kinds of weather. I would by another. they do have several other models as well.”

– JOHN, in response to Review: Dickinson Arms Marine Pump-Action Shotgun

“Been shooting since I was twelve. Started with a.45 cal 1011. Gone through lots of different calibers over the last 68 years (I am 80) About 5 years I ended back up with a Glock 30 .45 A.C.P. I have only been in one very short firefight a long time ago As I mentioned before I am 80 plus years old. I train regularly (at least once a month). I still shoot fist sizes groups at about seven yards (the longest distance in my house. .45 FOREVER!!”

– ROB, in response to Self-Defense Calibers: Best and Worst Options

#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.

AR-15 Rifle with scope and RDF Calendar
@coloradocreedmoor (Instagram)
.22 Pistol and Holster
@nwprepped (Instagram)
AK Rifle and FAL Rifle with Wood Furniture
@thattexasguy762 (Instagram)
That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another round of the latest firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday photos.



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