Firearm/Gun News, March 7-13, 2021


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

Rock River Arms Releases New Light Predator2L Rifle
The components are interesting, with a 16″ stainless-steel fluted barrel, two-stage match trigger and a carbon-fiber handguard. The chamber is .223 Wylde and the overall weight is specified at 6.9 lbs.

Taurus Introduces G3 and G3C T.O.R.O.
Both the G3 T.O.R.O. and the G3C T.O.R.O. are similar to the G3 and G3C except for their slide configuration. The slides for the T.O.R.O. series feature a factory optic cut so that you can immediately add a micro red dot.

Premier Body Armor Announces AGILE Level IIIA Soft Inserts 
These affordable, flexible inserts are less than a quarter-inch thick, weigh just 1.2 lbs each, and protect you from effectively every standard handgun and shotgun round.

X-Vision Optics Release Red Dots and Magnifier 
Two new red dot sights and a red dot magnifier kickoff a spring of new product introductions for X-Vision Optics. This new lineup of red dots are the perfect combination of precision, durability and attainability.

New CRA-02 Compact Rescue Axe Available from Halfbreed Blades
Halfbreed Blades has just released their newest CRA-02 Compact Rescue Axe made from a single piece of K110 (D2) Tool Steel. This is a compact cutting tool, built with no compromise in durability or performance.

Reader Comments of the Week

“All 5 are under rated, and probably unappreciated, it’s true. But the caliber that I believe is the epitome of under ratings and most likely the best overall performer is IMHO the 7.62 x 25 Tokarev, (30 Mauser). Available in 85 & 90 grain FMJs and JHPs, can be loaded from 1300 to 1700 fps, depending on the firearm used. An awesome defensive round.”

– GEORGE, in response to 5 Most Underrated Handgun Calibers

“I much prefer a decocker on a DA/SA handgun. I can charge it and and decock it, then know that it is more safe to carry than any other type of action and yet will fire on the first trigger pull with no need to fumble with a mechanical safety.”

– MIKIAL, in response to CZ 75: Decocker or Safety Version?

“I agree with the first comment my 30-06 Ruger No. 1 does it all with a 26 inch barrel with scope it comes in at 7lbs 4oz the scope a 3 x 12 turned down for tight brushy stuff points and swings like your lever gun loaded with 220 grain round nose at 2200fps punches through most anything. Load the same rifle with 165 grain bullets for elk deer antelope black bear out to 500 yds. 125 grn tnt hollow points at 3200fps for prairie poodles and coyotes again out to 500yds. When traveling to hunt if my loads get left on the loading bench most any store that sells ammo… will have a couple choices of 30-06 ammo. Beware of a man that has one rifle he can usually shoot it.”

– BILL, in response to How Topography and Field Conditions Impact Rifle Choice

#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 on rocks
@coloradocreedmoor (Instagram)
glock pistol with wallet, flashlight and knife
@nwprepped (Instagram)
Uzi and handgun
@DaBigBlu02 (Twitter)
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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