Public Relations Video Of Present Day Russian Military Capabilities.


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SOFINS is an annual event hosted by the French Special Forces community with attendance limited to French and Foreign Special Forces. It’s a great opportunity for information exchange and great liaison. This year the event will be held at Camp de Souge from 14 Apr 2015 to 16 Apr 2015. If you wish to attend, you’ll need to be validated SOF.

Click On The Picture Above To Be Taken To The SOFINS Site

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Crimson Trace LG-405 on a S&W revolver

The greatest defensive weapon ever devised is the compact 6 shooter. They are the personification of reliability and concealability. At the 2015 SHOT Show, manufacturers including Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and others unveiled several new revolvers. The new offerings included many models designed specifically for concealed carry. The good news to go along with the revolver resurgence is that Crimson Trace offers Lasergrips® that will fit more than 50 revolver models.

In the Crimson Trace Lasergrips product group are numerous models engineered to fit revolvers from a leading manufacturer—Smith & Wesson. There are Lasergrips available for the S&W J-Frames, K- and L-Frames, and the Round Butt series, along with several laser sights for the manufacturer’s N-Frames. There are also Defender series grips with Crimson Trace’s N-Gage™Activation that will fit the S&W J-Frame Round Butt revolvers.

Consumers can also obtain Lasergrips for numerous Ruger revolvers, including: SP-101, GP 100, the Super Redhawk, the Alaskan model handgun plus the LCR Hammerless. Ruger recently introduced the Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCRx™) with a 3-inch barrel. This revolver is of great interest in the concealed carry market, and it is chambered in .38 Special +P. All of these Ruger revolvers can be equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrips that feature the company’s patented Instinctive Activation™ engagement feature.

Additionally, there are Lasergrips for the many Taurus small-frame revolvers ranging from the Model 17 up to the No. 941, and for the larger and popular Judge and Tracker revolver models.

In many cases all that’s required to install Crimson Trace Lasergrips is to remove the stock grip panels, position the Lasergrips in place, and insert and tighten two screws. This can be accomplished in a few minutes without any special gunsmithing. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices range from $149 for the DS-124 Defender Series to $319 for the LG-305.

To learn more about ways to equip a revolver, visit:

Crimson Trace’s mission is to enhance people’s ability to protect family, home and country. To help meet that mission, the company has undertaken an awareness campaign that encourages

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Silencerco Is Now Offering An Octane Adapter For The CZ Scorpion Evo


Silencerco’s Octane Adapter for the CZ Scorpion EVO threads into the back of the pistol caliber, carbine-rated, Octane and thread mounts 18x1M on the Scorpion’s barrel. M.S.R.P. is $89. Silencerco offers a number of thread patterns. For additional information click here.

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Concealed Carrie Athletic Shirt Offers Women the Confidence to Carry While Pursuing Outdoor Activities

56a83fd5-9467-48b9-a851-ec46ce108f26Roswell, Ga. (March 2015) – Concealed Carrie, designer and manufacturer of fashionable, high-end concealed carry handbags and apparel, introduces just in time for spring, the first ever, women ‘s athletic shirt for women who want the opportunity to protect themselves while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you chose to carry self-defense products while out running, biking, hiking or just running errands and don’t want the extra bother of a purse or fanny pack, the Concealed Carrie athletic top is the perfect answer.

“Women shouldn’t have to sacrifice their safety while enjoying their favorite outdoor pastimes and our new athletic top is their fashion-forward solution. Statistics show that a woman is attacked every ninety seconds in the US. If we can keep one woman from becoming a statistic, then all this hard work will have been more than worth it,” Leslie Deets, CEO and founder of Concealed Carrie commented.

Designed by active women, the top is made from a breathable poly-blend black material with a moisture wicking apple green color-block on the back providing extra visibility. A bonus pocket in the back provides extra storage for personal items. The shirt has hook and loop lined, ambidextrous concealed carry pockets that are positioned below the breast bone.

The placement of the pockets allow for a free-range of movement while securely storing any personal defense product such as a firearm, Taser, pepper spray or other self-defense item. Sturdy YKK® zippers keep pockets secure and allow for quick and easy access when needed.

An adjustable drawstring waistband configures the top to any body type and elastic at the base reduces vertical movement when exercising. (Runners will note an increase in vertical motion depending upon the weight of the self-defense product.)

Flattering and functional, the Concealed Carrie athletic shirt is available online SM-XL for an MSRP of $94.00.

Visit Concealed Carrie at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibition, booth #206.

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This is a last call for those who are wanting to take advantage of Lone Wolf’s free barrel promotion. The deal ends on March 31st. Lone Wolf is offering a $109.95-$149.95 value barrel free with your purchase of an LWD slide. Glock 17/19/22/23 slides are excluded from this promotion. Promotion limited to in stock items, so don’t delay! Click Here!

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The Palmetto State Welcomes Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, A.R.M.S. Inc.

A.R.M.S. Inc. is leaving its West Bridgewater, MA home and moving operations to South Carolina citing a better business climate. The company expects to complete the move during the  first quarter of 2015; however, the unexpected passing of Sharon D. Swan, on 19 Feb 2015, may impact that timeline. A.R.M.S. Inc. was founded in 1980 by Sharon D. Swan,  her Husband Richard (Dick) Swan, along with Mother in law Mildred Swan.

A.R.M.S. Inc. will not formally announced its South Carolina location until later in the year. To make its move easier, the company plans to take a markdown on some of its inventory. So, this may be a great opportunity to acquire what is undoubtedly some of the best mounts, sights, rings and accessories on the market.

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The Double Decker TACO® combines a modular rifle mag pouch with a modular pistol mag pouch into one secure unit.  ATACS FG now $10 offWhile supplies last!

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AXRA3E4-1Microtech is best know for its knives. In 1994 the company founded the Microtech Small Arms Research, or MSAR, division formally entering the firearms manufacturing business. In  2007 MSAR introduced its first rifle, the STG-556. The American made 5.56 x 45 bullpup was patterned after the Steyr AUG A1 with the exception of its M16 style bolt release; however, it did not accept the M16/NATO magazine. Two years later, in 2009, MSAR introduced the STG-556 XM17-E4 which retained the M16 bolt release but this updated version of the STG-556 could also accept the M16 / NATO style magazines.

In a letter to its customers, dated 20 March 2015, MICROTECH formally announced the closing of its MSAR division. MICROTECH’s letter follows:


| 3.20.15 |

It’s been quite the journey. We set out to share our passion for firearms with the industry and deliver an advanced, American-made bullpup rifle and accessories.
Knowing that our focus and energy lately has been directed towards the expansion and evolution of our 20-year knife line, we no longer felt it sustainable for MSAR to remain an active entity in our holdings.
That being said, we’ve begun to liquidate our remaining inventory. The existing inventory will be packaged into parts kits and sold on a limited basis. Contact and ordering information for those kits will be made available in the coming weeks. Repair services have been disabled with the release of this announcement. Rifles currently in our posession will be repaired and returned to the owners.
As the MSAR project comes to a close, arrangements will also be made to offer purchase options for our existing tooling to qualified buyers. Parties who wish to have their interests considered should submit a formal request, including a letter detailing qualifications and a minimum of three (3) industry references to Please note that we will not be responding to any service inquiries or general questions sent to this account.
We learned many years ago that our customers are our lifeline; we thank you,, for your tireless loyalty and support of the MSAR line. You’ve given us the chance to explore the world of firearms on a new level, and for that, we’ll be forever grateful.

- The MSAR Team

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Glock 43 Is Now Available In A 9mm Package

Glock Introduced the Glock 43 in a .380 ACP a couple of years ago and it took the U.S. market by storm. The European market has had access to the G43 in .380 for quite a while now. So, it was only a matter time before the company introduced a 9mm  version of the G43. That moment has arrived for the domestic market.

VP Josh Dorsey predicts “It will be the pistol of choice for law enforcement and civilians. The G43 sets a new standard for concealed carry pistols.”

With a frame width of  just over one inch, a slide width of only 0.87 inch and overall length of 6.26 inches, the G43 will be the conceal carry gun to beat. Small enough for small delicate hands but still sized to make it controllable even by novice shooters. The single stack magazine holds 6+1 rounds and retains the same features as the full sized Glock pistols.

Glock will debut the G43 at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, in Nashville, TN, April 10-12, 2015 at the GLOCK booth (#633). Shipments of the product will begin directly following the convention.

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Dietary Supplements

clip_image002This Friday’s Shoot-The-Shit topic is dietary supplements and fat burning, appetite suppression and all sorts of claims that border on ludicrous. As with all Shoot-The-Shits, feel free to use profanity, unsupported statements, change the subject. It’s simply a Shoot-The-Shit and a non-billable event.

For example, you can say yeah that’s a crock of shit but the chick looks pretty hot. That’s one way of changing the subject. Alright, so here we go.

When I saw this ad my first thought was that some Mohel in West Hollywood cooked it up. “FORSKOLIN”, what the hell is that foreskin extract – WTF. However, as I read the ad I went from laughing to simply shaking my head.

According to its manufacturer, this product blocks FAT, suppresses appetite, specifically targets belly fat (not ass fat, leg fat, back fat) it’s specific to belly fat. It also manages stress levels and stops emotional eating (which says to me that it has psychotropic properties). This is unbelievable folks! Well, if it has psychotropic properties why does the FDA classify it as a dietary supplement?

In 2008, Los Angeles stopped issuing licenses to new fast food restaurants seeking to open businesses in underprivileged neighborhoods to protect the poor from obesity; yes, you heard that right –  yet this is allowed!

Weight control is a complex issue; there are genetic components; there are psychological components and learned behaviors that translate to eating disorders, all of which need to be treated medically. Weight gain in “normal” healthy individuals is a simple accounting problem. If you ingest a larger number of calories than you expend your body stores it in the form of a lipid that we call fat. It really is that simple. The normal individual, depending on sex and size, needs from 1000 to 2500 calories per day to simply sustain life. If your intake is 5000 calories but all you do is go to work then come home to sit on your ass with your iPhone, or laptop, you will suffer those consequences.

If you do not have a balanced diet, one that provides proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins you will need dietary supplements but your best option is your food source.

Get out, be active, exert yourself, sweat and be fit. You don’t need to crack walnuts with your pectoral muscles or your ass. You simply need to be fit.


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Dead Air Armament Shipping Key Mount Brake

2be15252-a07a-42d2-bc7f-9fc0e02cec2bIf you’ve been toying with the idea of suppressing you rifle but aren’t yet ready to take the plunge, you can take advantage of the fact that Dead Air Armament is now shipping its Key Mount Brake. You can begin to receive the immediate benefit of a high performance muzzle brake on your rifle and be suppressor ready for a  Sandman-L™ or Sandman-S™ .

Lawrenceville, Ga. (March 2015) – Dead Air Armament™, the strikingly silent suppressor company distributed through BPI Outdoors, has announced the Key Mount Brake included in the purchase of every Dead Air suppressor is now available for sale as a separate item. Now, Dead Air suppressor users will not have to remove the included Key Mount Brake of the Dead Air suppressor just to change guns. Sold separately, as well as included with every Dead Air suppressor, the Key Mount Brake allows users to quickly and easily attach and detach Dead Air suppressors to multiple guns.

“When you’re ready for peace and quiet, use the Key Mount Brake to quickly attach your Sandman-L™ or Sandman-S™ to your rifle,” Mike Pappas, founder of Dead Air Armament commented. “If you are not quite ready to turn up the silence, you can still employ the finest brake on the market and experience a flatter shooting rifle with minimal concussion compared to traditional muzzle brakes.”

The Dead Air Key Mount Brake is currently available in ½ – 28 and 5/8 -24 with additional options coming later in 2015.  Made from a high strength corrosion resistant alloy with an ultra-durable nitride finish, the Key Mount Brake is 2.60 inches long with a 1.08 inch diameter, weighing just over 3.5 ounces.  MSRP is $99.00, available at Dead Air retailers.

For more information on Dead Air Armament™ and their line of suppressors, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook or YouTube.

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Liberty Ammunition’s .45 Long Colt On Steroids

Liberty Ammunition recently released its vision of the  iconic Colt cartridge reengineered as a lead-free, high performance personal defense round. Liberty’s high-performance ammunition delivers approximately twice the velocity, three times the terminal effect, noticeable reductions in felt recoil and considerably reduces the weight of all loaded weapons.

The popularity of the .45 Long Colt started in 1872 when it was designed specifically for one of the finest guns in all of America’s history: the Colt Single Action Army revolver. The powerful cartridge was an effective negotiator during our country’s push west and was used for protection and hunting by many Americans.

Fast forward to 2015 and the historic caliber has been dusted off and revamped and added to Liberty Ammunition’s expanding ammo line-up. The new .45 Long Colt is a copper, monolithic, hollow-point fragmenting round with a weight of 78 grains and a velocity of 1800 FPS delivering almost twice the speed of the traditional round.

Liberty Ammunition’s .45 Long Colt round is a powerful defensive round and well-suited for handgun hunters. It delivers less recoil than a traditional .45 Long Colt, taking the discomfort out of range practice and making the big bore caliber manageable for all levels of shooters. For revolver fans, the .45 Long Colt from Liberty Ammunition delivers power, speed, less recoil and lead-free attributes at about the same cost of traditional .45 Long Colt ammo.

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Industry Veteran, Bill Silver, Joins Kalashnikov USA to Grow Sales

Tullytown, Pa. (March 2015) – Kalashnikov USA, manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, announces the hiring of industry veteran Bill Silver as the vice president of sales for Kalashnikov USA.

Over the last two decades, Bill has worked in a variety of capacities in the firearms industry, from national sales manager of a distribution house with east and west coast locations, to, most recently, as vice president of commercial sales at Sig Sauer®. During Bill’s career as a sales professional, he has demonstrated notable success by increasing sales significantly. His ongoing mission is to bring quality firearms to the commercial marketplace by assuring availability of product through distribution to local dealers who are anxious to serve the firearms enthusiasts in their area.

“Kalashnikov USA is very pleased to have Bill join our team as vice president of sales,” Thomas McCrossin, CEO of Kalashnikov USA said regarding Bill’s hiring. “Bill’s combination of experience, skill-set and reputation in our industry will fast track sales through our distribution channels. He will be instrumental in bringing to our customers the new line-up of firearms bearing a noble Russian heritage.”

“I welcome the opportunity to serve this industry by representing a line of products that through our distribution channels, dealers will want to sell and consumers will purchase with confidence,” Bill Silver, vice president of sales for Kalashnikov USA added.

In addition to leading a new sales team as Vice President of Sales for Kalashnikov USA. Bill will also wear the Vice President of Sales hat for Command Arms Accessories (CAA). Both companies will share a facility in Tullytown, PA. We wish Bill the greatest success in his two roles.

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The  RM45 is for M300 or M600 Series and the RM45L for M620 Series.

The RM45 mount securely attaches any thumbscrew-clamp-equipped Scout Light to a MIL-STD-1913 rail and puts the light in the off-set position between rails, decreasing overall weapon profile and limiting snag factor. The RM45L offers the same capabilities, but was built for M620 Scout Light models that feature Swing-Lever™ clamps.

RM 45RM 45L


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CRANKCASE and CRANKBOX Can Charge Smartphones and Accessories While On the Go

Baton Rouge, LA (March 17, 2015) – AMPWARE ( today announced the launch of CRANKCASE and CRANKBOX, a smartphone case with an integrated hand-crank generator and a universal generator, respectively. The revolutionary devices allow smartphones and virtually any mobile USB charged device to never be without power-regardless of location.

Ampware’s patent-pending technology instantly develops 500 mA when hand cranked. Should users ever find themselves without power, they can re-energize their device’s battery, getting three hours of battery life for 5 minutes of crank time!  Plug any USB-charged device into the charging port for a jump charge. No more looking for wall plugs, car chargers or USB outlets while on the go. CrankCase and CrankBox provide immediate power anywhere in the world, day or night. So users can talk, text and work on their mobile device anytime!

CrankCase will be designed for popular smartphone models, including iPhone 5, 5S and 6 in various colors (Compatibility for Android and other devices is in development). The CrankCase also features a hidden, removable CrankCable under the crank handle. This cable can be used like a normal cable in emergencies or when you don’t have one. Plus the phone can be charged with regular cables without removing the phone from the case.

An option for all smartphone /mobile device users, the CrankBox will also be separately available to charge any device using a USB connection.

“After Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, I realized that staying connected with loved ones in disasters is impossible without power,” said Mark Gabriel, co-founder of AMPWARE. “We designed the CrankCase and CrankBox to be reliable so you don’t have to worry about having a car charger or wall outlet to power your mobile device. In an emergency or in daily life, you can always generate enough power to stay connected with your family and friends.”

Limited numbers of CrankCase and CrankBox are now available at early bird prices of $49 and $29 respectively on Buyers are urged to preorder these devices now and reserve their spot, as only a limited number will be released at this time. Buyers can sign up for a free Indiegogo account to get these early discount prices before CrankCase and CrankBox reach retail store shelves later this year.

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If you’ve read our SHOT SHOW 2015 coverage of Streamlight’s new product offerings you already know the company introduced a AAA powered PROTAC tactical penlight, and those of you that didn’t, now know.

I have a small request of my readers, please don’t run out to Home Depot, Lowes or what have you and spend another dime on more mini flashlights until you’ve read what I have to say about Streamlight’s  new penlight.

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Q.  Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?

A.  The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born somewhere around 385 anno domini.


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For a Limited Time: $49 for the wallet of your choice



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LaserLyte Is Now Shipping Laser Plinking Can Kit

LaserLyte® is now shipping the ultimate laser plinking kit consisting of the LaserLyte® Plinking Cans (3 units), a Trigger Tyme® Compact Training Pistol and a LT-PRO Pistol Laser Trainer. Everything anyone needs to train, teach or just have fun with anywhere, anytime.

The Trigger Tyme® pistol cannot accept or fire live ammunition, making it a safe training tool

for all ages and skill sets. The compact size of the pistol is ideal for training young shooters and individuals with small hands. The Plinking Cans react just like real cans and fall over when shot with the laser. The LT-PRO is easily inserted into the muzzle end of the Trigger Tyme® pistol for hours of training and fun. It can also be used in a real firearm for realistic training with the user’s actual carry firearm. MSRP for the LaserLyte® TLB-CLK Plinking Can Kit is $241.95.

For more information, visit

LaserLyte® TLB-CLK Package Specifications:

LaserLyte® Plinking Cans (TLB-BWC):

  • Weight: 4.25 ounces/.12 kg
  • Length: 3.82 inch/9.7 cm
  • Diameter: 2.00 inch/5.1 cm
  • Battery:                        9V      
  • Battery Life:                 8,000 Tip Overs

LaserLyte® Trigger Tyme Compact Pistol (LT-TTC):

  • Weight: 10.50 ounces/.297 kg
  • Length: 6.00 inch/15.24 cm
  • Width: 1.00 inch/ 2.54 cm
  • Height: 4.75 inch/ 12.06 cm
  • Material:                      High Impact ABS Plastic

LaserLyte® LT-PRO:

  • Minimum 2-inch barrel required.
  • Near flush fitting to muzzle design.
  • Allows more advanced training scenarios.
  • Hammer or striker fired laser activation for 100 milliseconds.
  • Patented adjustment system.
  • Fits calibers: 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 SP, .380 Auto, .357 SIG, 10mm and .45 LC
  • Length: 2.1 inches
  • Min. Diameter:  .1 inch
  • Max. Diameter:  .5 inch
  • Run Time: 3,000 shots
  • Batteries: 3 x 377
  • Activation: Sound of striker or hammer
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The U.S. Army has released a Sources Sought Notice, (W15QKN-15-X-7820) seeking a single vendor to bundle a laundry list of COTS aftermarket enhancements to its M4A1 carbine. The resulting product will be designated as the M4A1+

If I understood the Army’s SSN correctly it appears that they are looking for a single source supplier to perform the forklift upgrade to the existing M4A1 inventory.

I thought it was interesting that the Army’s request came right after the U.S.M.C. announcement that the Corps was considering aftermarket enhancements to the M16A4 and M4 rifles.

These are the detailed requirements as specified in the Army’s SSN

a.Accuracy/Dispersion (Precision): The system accuracy for the M4A1+ shall be 5 quote mark mean radius at 300 meters throughout barrel life (required) and shall be 5 quote mark extreme spread at 300 meters throughout barrel life with .9 probability (desired) and shall be 10 quote mark extreme spread at 600 meters throughout barrel life with.9 probability (desired). Note: The precision measurements are ammunition and M4A1+ specific, without attached under-barrel weapons. Extreme spread measurements will be both vertical and horizontal.
b. Improved extended forward rails: The improved extended forward rails shall provide for a MIL-STD-1913 compatible rail that is fixed at the 12 o’clock position, with numbered attachment points. The rail must also provide for the attachment of modular, MIL-STD-1913 enabler(s) attaching capability on the hand guard. The improved extended forward rails shall provide for a hand guard allowing for a free-floated barrel, and for a design/redesign of the under-barrel weapon systems/module interface to use the MIL-STD-1913 compatible rail surface on the hand guard as the attachment point(s), instead of the barrel.
i. Length: The length of the improved extended forward rails shall be twelve (+/- .5 quote mark ) inches.
ii. Mounting surfaces: The improved extended forward rails shall have sufficient removable mounting surfaces of varying lengths (e.g. 3 quote mark , 5 quote mark , 7 quote mark ) to allow selective, simultaneous mounting of standard U.S. military accessories (e.g., lasers, illuminators, slings, bipods, vertical grips/grip-pods, etc.).
iii. Zero Retention: The improved extended forward rails mounting surfaces will allow for zeroed accessories/enablers to retain zero with 90% confidence (excluding optic/enabler malfunctions) no more than 1 Minute of Angle (MOA).
iv. Color: The improved extended forward rails shall provide for reduced visual detection via a neutral (non-black) color and shall be of a rough, dull, non-reflective, coating/finish that retains paint. The color range will be Coyote 498 not lighter than Light Coyote 481, IAW FED-STD-595 #20150 not lighter than #20220; flat dull finish.
v. Protective Materials (coatings): The improved extended forward rails shall be corrosion, abrasion, impact, as well as nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) contaminants and decontaminants resistant. The improved extended forward rails shall be protected from corrosion in all environments and weather conditions, including marine, high humidity, rain, and desert conditions.
vi. Low Profile Gas Block: The extended forward rails shall include a low profile gas block. The gas block will be compatible with current M4A1 heavy barrel and gas tube.
vii. Forward Sling Mount: The extended forward rail shall include a forward sling mount compatible with 1 quote mark sling.
c. Improved back-up sights: The M4A1+ shall include a removable back-up sight(s) to be used in the event of damage to the primary sight. These back-up sights (front and rear) shall stow down/away to reduce interference with the mounted primary sights and flip up to enable Soldiers to engage targets out to 300 meters. The sight aperture(s) shall provide for both near threat (to 200 m) and for longer (to 300m) engagements and shall allow for windage and elevation adjustments; 600 meters w/o degrading threshold capabilities.
d. Improved flash suppressor: The M4A1+ shall incorporate a barrel flash suppressor / muzzle brake designed to reduce the day and night firing signature and night vision device blooming effect of the weapon to be less than the current carbine without loss in system performance. The improved flash suppressor will have a blank firing adapter (BFA) compatible with M200 blank ammunition. The BFA shall minimize injury if a live round is accidentally fired with the BFA attached.
e. Improved charging handle: The improved charging handle shall provide for an enhanced (enlarged) grasping surface area that also allows for gas, lubricant, and debris deflection. The charging handle design shall include an extended latch capability for improved hand/finger grasping access and enhanced operating leverage/operation for both left- and right-handed shooters. The improved charging handle must be compatible with current standard optics, electro-optics and the improved BU sights (required). .
f. Weapon Weight: The M4A1+ will weigh less than 8.0 pounds un-loaded without accessories/enablers.
g. Reliability: The reliability of the M4A1+ shall be equal to or greater than the current capability when both systems are fired under the same conditions.
h. Enhanced trigger module: The enhanced trigger module shall provide for a single-stage trigger, free of creep, with consistent trigger pull weight within the range of 4.0 to 5.0 pounds. The enhanced trigger shall allow for operator selected semi-automatic and full automatic fire. The trigger shall be capable of installation/replacement by the field level maintainer. (Note: Creep shall be interpreted to mean any perceptible rough movement between the time the trigger slack is taken up and the hammer is released). NOTE: The enhanced trigger module is intended to be procured separately from all other M4A1+ components.

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Special Forces Charitable Trust Announces Winners In The 2015 SHOT SHOW Raffle

SFCT logoIf you attended SHOT SHOW 2015, you had the opportunity to participate in a raffle held to raise money for one of the great charities, the Special Forces Charitable Trust. The prizes were a complete Remington PSR package, Remington M24 and Spartan Blade Knife –  very nice prizes from some very generous companies. The winners have been announced and they are:

1st Place, PSR Winner: Kevin Faherty, Portland, OR

2nd Place, M24 Winner: Hector Garcia, El Paso, TX

3rd Place, Spartan Blade Knives Winner: Jeremy Knuth, Omaha, NE

Congratulations to all lucky winners!  Our thanks go to them and all those who participated, and especially to the management team of the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFTC) for their outstanding work.

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Cam Zink, a professional freeride mountain biker, shares his thoughts on why he likes shooting suppressed.

Fight the Noise is a movement to regain our Voice. To exercise our right to protect our hearing and silence the sound. To be responsible gun owners and be treated as such. We want law­-abiding citizens to have the ability to purchase and own silencers without being subjected to excessive wait times, paperwork, and taxes. We are the silent majority, and it is our time to be heard. We are your Friends. We are your Coworkers. We are The Suppressed™.

We also want you to join the movement. By joining the Fight the Noise movement, you are loudly stating that The Suppressed have had enough. As a way of saying thank you for being part of the Fight the Noise Movement, Silencrco  will send you regular supply drops of #FightTheNoise propaganda and enter you into our monthly suppressor and EasyTrust™ giveaways, the winners of which are chosen solely from members of The Suppressed.


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The Crimson Trace LG-919 G10 Master Series Lasergrips are not just visually attractive, they also provide a valuable tactical advantage for home defense and conceal carry. These grips represent a level of refinement that sets new standards. CTC’s decision to use a micro laser lens solved an all too common problem with Level 2 and Level 3 tactical holsters. In this rendition, nothing was taken for granted and nothing was overlooked.  Read my review…

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SOF Experiences Yet Another Loss

While on a training exercise off the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, 7 MARSOC operators and 4 Army personnel perished when a UH-60 Black Hawk helo crashed in Santa Rosa Sound. The wreckage was located in 25 feet of water, and all on board are presumed dead. To date, 9 members have been identified. Special Operations Forces, train as they fight and everything they do is inherently dangerous, and performed at great personal risk.

Our prayers go out to those who lost their lives in service to their country. To their colleagues and family members our deepest condolences for your loss. They are the best of the best, and you are all exceptional people in a world were mediocrity seems to be the growing norm.

The seven Marines were with a MARSOC regiment, Camp Lejeune, NC. Army personnel were part of the 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion based in Hammond, LA. The accident took place on 10-Mar-2015 at approximately 20:30.

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The sign that you see is prominently displayed above every urinal in Walmart’s men’s room. Regardless of stature it is inescapable, and when you have to piss like a Russian racehorse, as I did, there’s nothing else to do but read it as you drain your bladder. Having attended a Catholic School as a child, where it was mandatory to read 5 books every quarter no matter how boring, you develop the ability to read quickly so it didn’t take any time at all to get through the sign. Still draining, I began to analyze its content, which comes with being forced to read 5 books per quarter.

It would appear, from reading the first sentence, that Walmart is able to sell at low prices and provide effective (highly questionable) customer service because they apprehend shoplifters.

Next, they remind you that shoplifting is a crime, and not a joke, with lasting consequences.

In the last sentence they reinforce that shoplifters will be apprehend, and ask that you not risk it.

So, aren’t they asking you not to engage in precisely the practice that allows them to bring you lower prices and better customer service? I see a huge contradiction here, or a low budget command of the English language!

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Marine Corps Times Reports Proposed Upgrades To USMC M16A4

The USMC may be looking to enhance the Corps M16A4 and M4 rifles in the near future. Some of the areas being considered by the USMC are listed below. Improvements to marksmanship training are also being evaluated.

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The Streamlight Portable Power Unit (PPU) is destined to be one of the best products of 2015. The EPU-5200TM is an external power pack you can use to charge USB Lights, Phones and Other Devices, and it is both rugged and waterproof. I had a close-up look at the unit during ShotShow 2015, in Las Vegas; it is absolutely perfect for LEOs, military, first responders or active outdoor enthusiasts, just clip it on to your belt, pack or load bearing vest and you’re good-to-go.

The EPU-5200 features 5200mAh of power capacity for convenient recharging of most USB products with micro-USB input, providing 4 full charges for the Streamlight ClipMate® USB; the Streamlight Stylus Pro® USB and the Streamlight Double Clutch® USB and  2 full charges for the Streamlight ProTac® HL USB.  It also provides a range of ½ to 3 full charges for most smartphones and tablets.  Four blue LEDs display battery level status.

“The EPU-5200 offers the ultimate in convenience for safely recharging lights in Streamlight’s USB flashlight category, as well as many of the smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices used by today’s mobile professionals,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen.  “It’s a great backup power source for tactical, first responder, industrial personnel and consumers alike.  And its built-in flashlight is convenient for use when traveling, to illuminate a car or door lock, or for illuminating a path in darkness.” 

The EPU-5200 uses a 3.7V, 5200mAh Lithium Polymer battery with a safety control circuit to provide more than 500 charging cycles.  The power unit can be charged by connecting its Micro USB port to most USB sources and fully recharges in 8 hours using a Streamlight AC/USB wall adapter.

The unit is operated by means of a multi-function, pushbutton switch.  To charge an attached USB product, the user presses and releases the switch, which automatically turns off when charging is complete. The flashlight provides 250+ hours of illumination.

The EPU 5200 weighs 5.4 ounces, and measures 4.45 inches long, 1.83 inches wide and 1.04 inches high.  It has an IPX7-rated waterproof design to 1 meter for 30 minutes when its cover is installed, and is made from an impact-resistance polymer tested to 2 meters.  The installed cover also protects against inadvertent turn-on and battery drain of the device.

Available in black, the EPU 5200 is packaged with a removable pocket clip and a 5-inch USB 2.0 A (male) to micro-USB cable. It has an MSRP of $54.00 and includes Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic attempts to make some sense of the very recent 295+ point loss on the DOW due to a strengthening dollar against the euro. If you ever wanted to know where Wall Street’s head is at, recall that falling oil prices and the subsequent falling prices at the pump resulted in wrist slicing and chronic flatulence. You’d think the speculators that bid up futures wouldn’t object to consumers having a bit more disposable income.

Well, just a few days ago we saw the euro, for the first time in quite a long time, dip against the dollar – I think yesterday’s number was about .845 euros = $1.00. So, again we saw Wall Street slashing their wrists but this time because U.S. products, denominated in USD, will be more expensive on the world market and companies will export less. That’s a valid concern if Europe were consuming and EU businesses making capital investments, but they haven’t. So, WTF is wrong with a strong dollar  kick starting some good ole fashioned macro economic consumption…




Have a great weekend everybody. Be safe, be interesting and be relevant.

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The rumbling you may have felt this morning was United Technologies looking to sell Sikorsky. My sources suggest that the distinguished members of the board are simply testing the water, but if it quacks, walks and talks like a muskrat it usually is a muskrat. Who could be the would-be buyers? No U.S. companies, why? The DoD will not allow further sector consolidation in the U.S. Boy, if I were Airbus I would be all over this like a cheap suit. We have great affinity on this site for anything that achieves lift by twirling a wing overhead so we’ll keep an eye on the situation.

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American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) Launches X-Sight Video Tutorial on YouTube

American Technologies Network (ATN) introduced it futuristic X-Sight weapon sight at Shot Show 2015 in Las Vegas. To call it feature rich is an understament. However, in a nutshell, it offers day/night compatibility, full HD video, GPS for geotagging, electronic compass and a processor with impressive computational capabilities.

ATN has recently released a You Tube video that takes you through the X-Sight. Chip Fong, ATN’s Director of Marketing, takes the viewer, step-by-step through the X-Sight functions, with clear and concise instructions. The X-Sight tutorial begins with the simple task of setting up the date and time functions and explaining the various icons: compass, velocity, ground speed, time, magnification and much more…

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This will come as great news for a number of our readers concerned over the availability of Remington’s MSR, Modular Sniper Rifle. I suspect it will be a few months before they get to distributors but they are coming to a dealer near you. Also on the list are R4- Enhanced, RGP, M2010 300 Win Mag, and MSR Light Weight.






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Remington Defense Initial Offerings – Specifications

R4 RGP (Remington Gas Piston) Carbine

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RGP SA 16in MBUS s BOFN 2-PMAGS-Plano Case


R4 Enhanced Carbine

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R4 Enhanced SA 16in AMBI MOE RAHG MBUS-Plano Case


PSR/MSR Modular Sniper Rifles

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338/27in, 300/24in, 308/20in Flat Dark Earth w/Black Receiver, Leupold MK4 M5 Reticle, Hardigg Case, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Wrench, Operator’s Manual



MSR-RH System 308/20, 300/24, 338/27 NO SUPPRESSOR

338/27in, 300/24in, 308/20in Flat Dark Earth w Black Receiver, Leupold MK4 M5 Reticle, Hardigg Case, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Wrench, Operator’s Manual




338/27in, 308/24in, 7.62/20in ECS, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Operator’s Manual



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Leupold Mark 4, Hardigg Hard Case, Soft Case

300 Win Mag



Leupold Mark 4, Hardigg Hard Case, Soft Case

300 Win Mag

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I picked one up a couple of month’s ago because of its very basic and functional form. I wanted something that didn’t weigh much, that was easy to don and doff, would accommodate soft or rifle plates and retain the ability to be highly configurable. The Grey Ghost Gear Minimalist plate carrier met that criteria. It’s sized perfectly for three HSGI TACO Double Decker across the front along with an abundance of PALS webbing on the back for a hydration carrier or what have you. The Minimalist Plate Carrier is very comfortable and breathable also.

Things got busy so I couldn’t schedule a full review for our readers but it gets high marks from me Thumbs5 . You can pick these up for $115 directly from Grey Ghost Gear.


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What do you get when you cross a Streamlight Sidewinder with a sliding diffuser lens? You get a Sidewinder® Rescue. The Sidewinder® Rescue provides four lighting modes and a strobe in a single light.  Its 185 degree articulating head also features a “slide-in-place” diffuser that projects omnidirectional light, which can be seen from any viewing angle. The new light meets the commercial CID A-A-59176 standard for water rescue.

The Sidewinder Rescue is equipped with a white C4® LED that offers 55 lumens of bright, white light, 1,175 candela peak beam intensity, and a 69-meter beam distance.  The light also includes a five-millimeter infrared LED for covert operation use; a blue LED for alerting friendly forces and distinguishing its strobe feature from ground fire; and a green LED to help preserve night vision.

Each of the lighting modes provides four intensity levels and a strobe mode that operates at 100% intensity.  When operated with two AA alkaline batteries, the light delivers more than 100 hours of run time at the low output level for the white C4 LED, 150 plus hours for the blue and green LEDs and more than 200 hours for the infrared LED.  On high, the white C4 LED provides 5.5 hours of run time, the blue and green LEDs provide 16 hours, and the infrared LED provides 24 hours.  Run times in strobe mode range from 10 hours on the C4 LED setting to 40 hours on the infrared setting.

The light also accepts lithium AA batteries for extended operation in extreme temperature environments (-40o F to 150o F).

This latest version of the Sidewinder is not only versatile, but potentially life-saving with its Omni-directional feature that permits users to be seen from almost anywhere,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah.  “It provides four LED colors, multiple intensity levels and a strobe, giving military personnel all the tools they need for a distress marker, and avoiding the need for filters that can be lost or broken.”

The light’s compound On-Off mode selector switch ergonomically separates the On-Off, dimming, strobe and LED-selection functions. A rubber dome actuator and four-position pull-to-turn locking rotary selector knob with an infrared tactile indicator offers easy operation, even with heavy gloves, and prevents accidental mode changes.  The light also features an unbreakable polycarbonate lens with scratch-resistant coating.

The Sidewinder Rescue measures 4.65 inches in length and weighs 5.02 ounces with the included alkaline batteries (4.38 ounces with lithium batteries).  It features a high-impact, super tough nylon case, which offers exceptional durability and weather resistance.  With O-ring and gasket-sealed openings, the light features an IPX7 rated design and is waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.  It meets MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4 guidelines for waterproof operation.

The Sidewinder Rescue comes in multiple configurations, including one that includes a paracord lanyard and a MOLLE retainer.  The MSRP is $147.90.  The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Nampa, Idaho (March 2015) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC,  announced the release of its EX Performance Forend and M4-Style Stock for the Mossberg & Remington Shotguns.

Created and optimized for pump shotguns, the progressive design features a high-impact, polymer construction of both the EX Performance Adjustable Stock and Forend. It’s an ideal choice when upgrading your Mossberg 500 & 88, 590 or Remington 870 12-gauge pump shotgun. The EX Performance Forend features a two inch picatinny rail hidden under the nose cap. Once uncovered, it allows for the attaching of tactical accessories like lasers, lights, or whatever picatinny compatible accessories you prefer.

The EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock with pistol grip includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull, giving the user better trigger control and performance capabilities. It also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and molded-in non-rust standard sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. The durable polymer construction with non-slip vented rubber recoil pad allows for maximum recoil absorption. The oversized extra strength adjustment pin and sleek industrial design make this the perfect addition to your Remington and Mossberg pump shotguns.

The EX Performance stock set is available for the Remington 870 12 gauge and for the Mossberg 500, 88 & 590 series shotguns. A drop-in replacement AR Rear Stock (RAS) is also available for AR15/M4 carbines or other shotguns/rifles utilizing Mil-Spec sized extension tubes.











  • Designed for owner installation
  • Accessory rail concealed under forend nose cap 
  • M4-style stock with pistol grip and adjustable length-of-pull
  • Integrated sling attachment points
  • Available in Black and popular Camo patterns
  • Compatible with Mossberg 500 & 88, 590 series pump shotguns
  • Compatible with Remington 870 12-gauge pump shotguns
  • Available in Black, A-TACS, MultiCam, or Desert Digital
  • MSRP:  $119.99

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Boynton Beach, Fla. (March 2015) – Tacprogear, a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe, is pleased to  announce that it has chosen the Kingdom of Bahrain as its Middle East headquarters. Dan Lounsbury, CEO of TPG, made the announcement

(Left to right) Dan Lounsbury, CEO of TPG and Loren Simpson, President of TPG

during the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2015), held Feb. 22 – 26, 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Lounsbury highlighted that the Kingdom of Bahrain was chosen for its distinguished geographic location in the Arabian Gulf. The decision to open a Middle Eastern Headquarters was due to the growing demands for TPG products by Middle Eastern countries. Lounsbury highlighted that the Kingdom of Bahrain’s branch will assist in providing more facilities for clients in the region. It is expected that the company’s headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain will be inaugurated in June 2015.

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Click the image to enter our Harvested Photo Contest.

SilencerCo’s Harvester™ 300BLK ammunition is the quietest and most accurate subsonic 300BLK cartridge available.  Enter our Harvested Photo Contest for your chance to win a case of ammunition in addition to an Omega – the shortest, lightest, and quietest .30 cal suppressor on the market. ENTER CONTEST

Along with their latest contest, Silencerco is announcing some new products…

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Omega™ Flat Front Caps for 5.56 &7.62

Now you can swap the Omega’s Anchor Brake™ for a stainless steel Flat Front Cap.  Available in either 5.56 or 7.62 versions, these flat caps reduce the overall length of the Omega from 7.09” to 6.06” (when in the Direct Thread configuration) – a difference of 1.03”.


Threaded Barrels for Glock 34 and Glock 17L

We’ve expanded our line of threaded pistol barrels to include versions for Glock 34 and Glock 17L.  Coming soon: Sig Sauer P226


Choke Mount for Beretta Optima

Our new Beretta Optima-style Choke Mount allows you to mount the Salvo™ 12 on the following Beretta models:

  • TX4, A400 Xplor, A400 XTREME, A400 Xplor Action, A400 XCEL, 1301 Comp, UGB25
  • All of the new Optima-style Choke Mount start shipping in March.


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New Muzzle Device Thread Options



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NAVY SEALS Behind Black Masks Daily life Training , Missions & Weapons Documentary 2015

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Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients To be Recognized on Forever Stamp Sheet

Stamps to be Dedicated Memorial Day at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam War Medal of Honor Forever stamps

March 05, 2015

WASHINGTON — Sun., March 8, marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war’s end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans.

Of those who served during the Vietnam War, 258 were awarded the Medal of Honor. More than six out of 10 award recipients made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives while performing the courageous acts for which they were later honored. American military advisers had been involved in South Vietnam since the 1950s.

The Postal Service will honor these brave Americans by dedicating the Limited Edition Vietnam War Medal of Honor Prestige Folio Forever stamps on Memorial Day, May 25. The 1 p.m. ceremony, hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and the National Park Service, will take place at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public.

The Prestige Folio stamp sheet depicting many of the nearly 50 living Vietnam War recipients will be previewed later. The folio, which lists the names of all 258 recipients, will be modeled after theWorld War II and Korean War Medal of Honor Prestige Folio stamp sheets issued in 2013 and 2014 respectively.  

Nation’s Most Prestigious Military Decoration
The Medal of Honor is our nation’s most prestigious military decoration. It is awarded by the president of the United States on behalf of Congress to members of the armed services who distinguish themselves through “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty” while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States.

The Medal of Honor traces its origins to the first year of the Civil War, when Congress saw the need for a formal means of recognizing or rewarding acts of heroism. In 1861, James W. Grimes, a senator from Iowa, introduced a bill to “promote the efficiency of the Navy” by distributing “medals of honor.” President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill into law on Dec. 21, 1861. Lincoln signed a similar measure on behalf of the U.S. Army on July 12, 1862, and the country had two Medals of Honor: one for sailors, and one for soldiers.

Three Versions of the Medal of Honor
There are now three similar, yet distinct, versions of the Medal of Honor, one for each Military Department (Army, Navy, and Air Force). The medals are similar in that each consists of a variation of a five-pointed star worn around the neck on a light blue ribbon. The Navy version is awarded to those serving in the Navy and Marine Corps, and during times of war, to members of the Coast Guard. The Air Force, which was established as an independent department in 1947, adopted its distinctive Medal of Honor in 1965. The first presentation of the U.S. Air Force’s medal took place in 1967 during the Vietnam War.

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MINOX ZP8 1-8 x 24 ENFORCE TAC 2015

minox2-etThe ZP8 1-8×24 tactical optical is German optics manufacturer, MINOX, high end offering to the tactical community. MINOX first introduced the ZP line of optics, which include higher magnification models like the the ZP5 3-15×50 and the ZP5  5-25×56 at IWA 2014. Premium is the operative word here as the ZP8 1-8 X 24mm scope sells in the hefty $2,800 to $3,000 price range; however, you get what you pay for. Reticle illumination is dual mode; offering a day mode and low light mode. In the day, the center dot is illuminated and for low light conditions the reticle is illuminated. Reticle illumination shuts off after 6 continuous hours of use.

MINOX does something that is an interesting departure from the typical tactical scope. They support a dual focal plane where the center dot is in the second focal plane and the reticle is in the first focal plane. I like this! Why? Very simply, it overcomes the problem of loosing the reticle at low magnifications. The center dot keeps the same size and is illuminated to boot, so the shooter always has a solid aiming reference that is visible under all lighting and environmental conditions. The ZP8 also features a true 1x so working in concert with the second focal plane red dot the shooter can keep both eyes open for greater situational awareness.

Other features include adjustable diopter, 10 MRAD single turn elevation turret, 90mm (3.5”) of eye relief and waterproof down to 15 meters.

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