Firearm/Gun News, September 29-October five, 2019


Week-in-review news roundup: the latest firearm news, gun news and other insights from the previous week that you may have missed.

Welcome to Less expensive Than Dirt’s Week-In-Evaluation News Roundup.

Right here you will locate some of the earlier week’s leading stories in the shooting sector, as properly as our favored reader comments and #RangeDayFriday pictures.

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Most up-to-date Firearm News

Ruger Introduces Hawkeye Hunter
Primarily based on the common Hawkeye Common with a classic American walnut stock, this new stainless steel rifle comes paired with a factory-installed Picatinny rail and threaded barrel.

Starline Brass Now Providing 300 HAM’R
Starline Brass has added yet another caliber, the 300 HAM’R to the expanding lineup of higher-excellent brass.

Lew Horton Distributing to Shut Down Operations
The wholesale firearms distributor announced that they will be winding down operations, with the program to cease operations completely by December 31 of 2019.

Winchester Wins U.S. Army Contract to Handle and Operate Lake City Ammunition Plant
Olin Corporation announced that its ammunition division has been chosen by the U.S. Army to operate and handle the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri.

Springfield Announces Hellcat: World’s Highest-Capacity Micro 9mm
Immediately after years of improvement, Springfield Armory introduced the Hellcat&#x2122, the highest capacity micro-compact 9mm in the globe and the subsequent generation of defensive pistol from the esteemed organization.

Reader Comments of the Week

Thanks for sharing these suggestions. I have been pondering about performing a 80% create and my regional Gunsmith, who builds ARs and AKs from scratch rather routinely, has presented to give me input if I run into challenge. Nevertheless all these tiny suggestions I run across are useful and give insight. Thanks.

– RANDY JONES, in response to 3 Important Components of Any AR-15 Barrel Set up

My 1st Ruger was a three screw .357 Blackhawk, provided to me by my wife our 1st Christmas following marrying – 1965) Nevertheless have that boy, grips are now just about white not blue.

Story I inform any person that is pondering about getting a Ruger: My oldest son, about 15, at the time, was tromping via the Blue Ridge mountains with his cousin, whilst carrying his Blackhawk in a leather holster. He fell into a stream, obtaining each he and his rig soaked. The chemical reaction from the wet leather broken the blueing on the cylinder and barrel of the revolver. Produced get in touch with with Ruger to see about obtaining the gun refinished. Informed expense would be $25. Sent it! Gun returned in brief order. Shocked to locate that every little thing except the frame had been ‘replaced.’ New barrel, cylinder, ejector housing. Repair report stated that “excessive erosion of the barrel throat” warranted its replacement. Gun had been shot extensively, in all probability not rather as considerably as we could say in the hills – “a blue million instances,” but far more than your typical pistolero could. FINAL Expense: $.00!! Ole Bill was nonetheless kicking in these days, but I think Ruger is nonetheless one particular of the very best “stand behind their product” companies out there. Needless to say, although I will, my sons and I personal far more than a ‘few’ Ruger solutions! Ruger will even ‘update’ my old three screw rig right now, with out charge, to incorporate that safer firing pin actuator bar – but, I’m cowboy sufficient to want it to stay original! &#x1f609 No ‘involuntary’ discharges, or additional holes in the ole leg as yet…..

BTW, ole Hank was behind me in acquiring his logo. I had no influence with Ruger, but in the EARLY ’70s I ran onto the Ruger style, at some gun shop in Florida, promoting plain brass belt buckles (w/o the R) (created in Taiwan – in all probability from WWII or Korea brass). Wore them for decades, but they are now heirlooms given that their belt loops broke. Usually had envious comments on that buckle, would adore to have yet another, but can not locate any with out that R)

– FIREWAGON, in response to 5 Ruger Information You May possibly Not Know

Thanks for the short article and info. One particular tip a lot of seasoned shooters currently know but might prove helpful to a new one particular is to Usually shoot with any rest on the fore stock and by no means on the barrel. Several contemporary rifles have floating barrels and you will by no means zero in or accurately hit your target if you are resting on the barrel.

– DANIEL THOMPSON, in response to Zeroing Your Rifle at Extended Distances

#RangeDayFriday Photographs of the Week

Right here are some of our favored fan photo submissions of the week. Come across out how you could win a new gun by sharing your #rangedayfriday pics on our contest web page.


Credit: @jonshorizon (Instagram)


range day friday pic from lordofkingz
Credit: @lordofkingz (Instagram)

That is all for this week! Verify back subsequent Friday for yet another round of the most up-to-date firearm news, reader comments and #RangeDayFriday pictures.


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