Our 2014 Holiday Stocking Stuffer Suggestions (6-10)


We couldn’t think of a better gift than a Primary Arms Micro Dot sight with a Primary Arms 3x magnifier. Both of these accessories fall in the budget optic category but you’re not giving up much. The Primary Arms Gen II Micro Dot and the Gen III 3x magnifiers are excellent choices that add capability to your weapon system without breaking the bank, and that’s good news. I repeatedly focus readers on personal development through training and the Primary Arms suite will provide you with all the performance you need.

M.S.R.P for the Micro Dot MD-FBGII is $79.99 and the Gen III 3x Magnifier is $69.99. Read my review of Primary Arms’ Micro Dot Red Dot MD-FBGII here. I’m also working on a short review of the Gen III 3x magnifier that should be out later this month and I’ll include that link as well. Be sure to check out Primary Arms.


A few years ago First-Light USA developed a highly successful individual illumination tool called the Tomahawk which became very popular with SOF operators. In 2014 First-Light USA launched a lower priced introductory level personal illumination tool designated as the TORQ. The new light provides all of the functionality as the Tomahawk but in a polymer body. The TORQ NV provides IR illumination with excellent performance for individual tasks like map reading or navigating in the absence of ambient light. The TORQ NV with TRS Kit will allow you to mount the light to PALS webbing and is the configuration I recommend. The TORQ NV light by First-Light USA has an M.S.R.P. of $142.99. You can read my review here.


Laserlyte’s Center Mass is unique among laser weapon sights in that its designers implemented a pattern generator that projects a ring of eight green laser dots with one green laser dot in the center as the aiming laser. DSC_1205

The circle grows at one-inch per yard, approximately the same configuration as a shotgun aimed at a moving target.  The green laser, both single and Center Mass pattern. M.S.R.P is $219.95 but there are some very good deals available online. Read my review here.


Streamlight is one of those companies that never disappoints. Year in and year out they turn out professional grade weapon mounted lights that are well thought-out, functional and reliable. The company’s new TLR-2G is an excellent example of that commitment to quality and innovation. The TLR-2G offers the user a 200 lumen well collimated white light and a green aiming laser adjustable for windage and elevation. We tested the TLR-2G on a variety of platforms and were very much impressed by its performance. The light ships with a variety of keys for mounting on a variety of weapon rail systems including the 1913 rail system. M.S.R.P is $561. There are lots of good deals out there so be sure to shop around. You can read my review here.


As many of you know, Steiner-Optik  acquired Laser Devices Inc. and Burris Optics earlier in the year. The laser product offerings from Burris have officially moved to Steiner and Laser Devices commercial products have also moved to Steiner. I had the opportunity to review the DBAL-I2 when it was offered by Burris; it’s an amazing product built by Laser Devices. The DBAL-I2 is a professional grade laser aiming device with a downsized (0.7mW) IR laser to meet Class I requirements. The visible and IR lasers are independently adjustable for windage and elevation. The DBAL-I2 is available in red and green lasers at an M.S.R.P of $919 and $999 respectively. Optics Planet appears to have the best prices. You can read my review here.

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