- I'm suiting up the FNX-45 Tactical with a Vortex Optics Viper red dot. The 6 MOA dot is easily visible and ideally suited for your optics ready pistol. Catch my review in April on www.twobirdsflyingpub.comIn my next review, I'd like to turn you on to binoculars that you can buy at a street price of under $100 USD with an aluminum body, O-ring sealed and the optical performance of Leica. Stay tuned at www.twobirdsflyingpub.comGot some range time in with Vortex Optics Spitfire HD GEN 2 5X Prism Scope - nice 5 shot group at 100 yds with facemask and fogging glasses. . Don't you love this folks!The Vortex Spitfire HD 2 reticle was tailor made for the 5.56 round. It's clear and visible in bright sunlight.In 2021 Vortex Optics introduced two new prism optics, the Spitfire HD Gen II in 3x and 5x. Impressive! Look for my review of the 5x offering in March.The FN 509 is one of the truly outstanding 9mm striker-fired pistols on the market. The external thumb safety model is hard to come by. I'd love to see a 509 Compact with a thumb safety as well.
Category Archives: SOFIC 2013
If you attended SOFIC 2013 in Tampa, one of the many focal points articulated is the need, and desire, to return Navy SEALS to their waterborne lineage. Interpret that to mean the 10+ years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading
We’ve recently seen the Secretary of Defense rescind the the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. The rule became SOP on October of 1994 but there’s been some confusion, mostly from individuals that haven’t read it, regarding limiting … Continue reading
This year’s SOFIC conference was an exciting event and every bit as good as prior years. The combined efforts of NDIA and USSOCOM account for that. There was, as always, a wealth of information transferred. If you are a small … Continue reading
MMI makes a number of no nonsense tactical shelters that are easy to deploy, light weight and extremely rugged. Folks in the Philippines and other tropical garden spots will appreciate MMI’s IBNS, Improved Bed Net System. Its impervious nature to … Continue reading
Israeli Defense Industry giant, Elbit Systems is playing a major role in integrating the IDF through some rather impressive technologies that span the gamut from weapon sights to integrated networks. While at SOFIC, I had an opportunity to check their … Continue reading
The central theme at year’s SOFIC Conference was force sustainment. No other critical need has a higher priority for USSOCOM. Anything that can be done to ensure the well being of the operator and his family will be done. … Continue reading
This reader felt that I overlooked the element of surprise… Employment of the JetLev R200, in its current state of development, requires that planners have adequate intelligence prior to an operation. For example, many harbors and particularly those used by … Continue reading
The folks at TAG and Rogue Gunfighter gave me a sneak peek at their new “No Vis” medical kit. Unlike the traditional approach, which calls for wearing an individual medical kit on your belt or vest, Rogue Gunfighter’s med kit … Continue reading
The JetLev R200 was part of the waterfront exhibit. As I watched the demonstration, I couldn’t help wondering why any respectable SEAL would use one of these. I mean, they look like a lot of fun, but I wondered what … Continue reading
There is an amazing amount of James Bond(ish) technology at SOFIC and this year is no different. I have no doubts that “Q” would turn green with envy. One such item is S&S Precision’s MPTV (multi-purpose tactical vehicle). This vehicle … Continue reading
When Kestrel introduced its Heat Stress Tracker, the company made it possible for every soldier to monitor his or her own exposure to heat stress. Prior to its inception, the U.S. Army only monitored conditions for a general area, which … Continue reading
SOF operators have at their disposal an array of unmanned robotic tools that is unprecedented in the history of warfare, for example QinetiQ’s MAARS system. The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS®) is an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed expressly … Continue reading
This is the Bell 407AH. I want one and that’s basically it!