Firearm/Gun News, January 3-9, 2020


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

NRA Celebrates 150 Years In 2021
Founded in 1871 by Civil War veterans, the National Rifle Association has led the way ever since to protect our Second Amendment freedom, teach marksmanship and gun safety and pass self-defense laws across the country. In 2021, the NRA celebrates a momentous 150 years of service as America’s oldest civil-rights organization.

Trijicon Huron Riflescope Line Named 2021 American Hunter Optic of the Year
The Trijicon Huron riflescope has been selected to receive a Golden Bullseye Award as the 2021 American Hunter Optic of the Year. The award recognizes the finest products in a variety of categories. Shop Trijicon Huron riflescopes from Cheaper Than Dirt here.

Bangers Adds Liberty Ammunition
BANGERS expands ammunition category assortment with the recent addition of Liberty Ammunition. Liberty’s unique ammunition construction is comprised of a lead-free, copper monolithic, nickel-plated bullet design, utilizing a nickel-plated brass case.

ATF Withdraws Pistol Brace “Guidance”
On December 23rd, ATF posted a document to its website indicating that its recently published Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces” is withdrawn. Read more about the initial guidance the ATF provided here.

Galco Phoenix Now Available in Tan and Black
Now available in black in addition to tan, Galco’s Phoenix belt holster can be worn strong side or crossdraw at the user’s discretion.

Reader Comments of the Week

“I recently bought a browning medallion 30-06 and put a vortex scope on it. The machining was so good the rings needed no polishing and it bore-sighted perfectly out of the box. My first 3 shots were taken at 100 yards and were on paper only 3” low and left. I was so impressed with the quality and workmanship of these products. I did learn something from this article and will definitely start at 25 yards going forward.”

– CHASON, in response to Rifle Hack: Sighting for 100 Yards at a Distance of 25 Yards

“Where hand loading really shines is in shooting obsolete or near-obsolete cartridges. I hand load 6.5×55, 7×57, 7.62x54R, 7.7X58, .303, and 8×57 just to keep my old military rifle collection shooting. Would cost a small fortune if I had to rely on Norma or S&B ammo, and that would be if I could find some in stock. Once fired MIL 30.06 cases when they can be found are the best for turning into 7.7×58. They all, along with .308 and 30.06, get stoked with Acc 2520, which is very close to IMR 4064.”

– JEFFRY, in response to The Most Reliable Way to Load Ammo

“When I passed 60 .22’s became far more preferable than just about anything else. Now beyond 70, they’re almost all I shoot. Got one you shoot well? Maybe two. Or three? They’ll probably prove to be ‘best’ for you. There’s a bonus too. .22’s bring out the kid in you. Remind you of what fun shooting was way back when. You can get back into squirrel hunting too which is always a good excuse to get out into the trees and take your rifle for a walk. Not that you need to emulate anyone’s list, but my favorite .22 is a Winchester Model 57 from about 1934 that will hit anything it sees. Single-shot .22’s weigh little and can be very accurate. One more thing, if you’re of ‘a certain age’ and you enjoy target work, consider the .22 Hornet round. I had a CZ 527 chambered in that caliber. A tack driver that offered almost zero recoil.”

– MICHAEL, in response to Best Rifles for Older Shooters

#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.

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@thattexasguy762 (Instagram)
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@mypointofpew (Instagram)
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@1sgrpadilla (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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