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Revision Introduces New Shadowstrike – The Anti-Fog Ballistic Sunglasses

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Essex Junction, Vermont (January 17, 2018) – Revision Military, the world leader in protective eyewear and integrated soldier solutions, introduces the company’s new ShadowStrike™ Tactical Ballistic Sunglasses. This new sunglasses line features Revision’s premium OcuMax™ Plus coating–for superior anti-fog and scratch resistance–along with a novel nosepiece mechanism to easily swap the lenses. Revision designed and developed the ShadowStrike Sunglasses to exceed U.S. Military ballistic protection standards. ShadowStrike Sunglasses are available for purchase now.

“Though Revision has grown considerably in recent years–now incorporating advanced helmet systems, power management solutions, and tactical communications headsets–protective eyewear remains a critical part of our business,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “The new ShadowStrike Ballistic Sunglasses represent our continued innovation on this front. While Revision was founded on protective eyewear for military use, our spectacles, goggles, and sunglasses are now used by tactical officers, law enforcement, and special operators all over the world. The many strides that Revision has made in protective eyewear are baked into the ShadowStrike line: these sunglasses are tailored to a wide range of mission profiles; feature our leading anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings; are built for integration and comfort; and, most importantly, offer incomparable protection.”

ShadowStrike Sunglasses have a sharp, geometrical wraparound design that provides unobstructed field-of-vision and ballistic protection for fast-paced tactical, special ops, and military operations. Angular frames and a tighter curvature give this line a distinctive look while maximizing protection–fitting squarely, securely, and comfortably at all times, for any mission. With optical-grade, polycarbonate lenses, ShadowStrike Sunglasses provide the impact resistance Revision eyewear is known for, exceeding U.S. military eyewear ballistic requirements. From inception, ShadowStrike Sunglasses were designed and optimized to exceed the rigorous standards of the U.S. Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) and will be submitted for inclusion for the 2019 APEL program.

The nosepiece mechanism, engineered specifically for this eyewear line, makes changing out the dual lenses quick and easy. This eyewear provides 100% UV-A-B-C ultraviolet protection and features Revision’s leading OcuMax Plus anti-fog and anti-scratch coating, preventing the close-fit sunglasses from fogging and ensuring clear, unimpeded vision during any outing.

The ShadowStrike Sunglasses will initially be offered in black frames with a variety of lens color options for various light conditions. A standard two lens kit (solar and clear lenses) will retail for an MSRP of $115.00 USD. Additional frame colors and lens options will be released later this year. For more information about this new eyewear line, or to place an order, contact Revision Customer Service at

EOTech to Introduce Green Reticle

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

EOTech released this teaser earlier today on Instagram, depicting a green reticle option for the XPS and EXPS Holographic Weapon Sights. People often ask why green lasers are preferable to red. It’s the same reason EOTech is introducing the green reticle; the eye picks up green more quickly than red.

Meopta Introduces the New MeoAce 3×20 Tactical Sight

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

TAMPA, FL, January 15, 2018 – Meopta is pleased to introduce the new MeoAce 3×20 tactical sight.  The illuminated reticle in the MeoAce 3×20 is designed for use with rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO and 7.62×39 NATO (or 7.62×51 NATO or 180gr .308 Win when using the 5.56 side of the reticle) and is accurate up to 400 meters.

The MeoAce (Aiming Compact Equipment) sight is night vision compatible and delivers outstanding optical performance.  The illuminated reticle has 12 intensity settings so the brightness level can be adjusted to accommodate ever-changing light and weather conditions in the field.  Meopta’s proprietary MeoBright™ lens multi-coatings eliminate glare and reflections while the hydrophobic MeoDrop™ lens coatings ensure the highest level of visual clarity in adverse weather conditions, easily repelling rain and snow in addition to skin oils and dirt.

“The MeoAce sight is a rugged, high-performance optic and part of Meopta’s commitment to deliver the finest European optical quality to the tactical and L.E. markets here in the U.S.,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager of Meopta USA.

The MeoAce 3×20 will be available in February 2018.


Optional Accessories:

• Yellow Filter
• Anti-Reflection Device
• Anti-Laser Filter
• Fixed Mount
• Quick Release Mount
• Nylon Tactical Case MOLLE
• Hard Case




ColorTAC Provides Clip-On Color Night Vision For The PVS-14

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Night Vision technology has exponentially increased the capabilities of warfighters, law enforcement professionals, and hunters. Being able to see in the dark provides a marked advantage in hunting terrorists, criminals, hogs, coyotes, and other vermin. But even the most cutting edge technology has its limitations. Image intensification devices have always been monochromatic, making the ability to decipher contrast between colors an impossibility… until now. Chromatra LLC was founded by a group of innovative thinkers with experience in electro-mechanical design and military optics. After years of development, their patented Gemini technology is changing everything we thought we knew about night vision systems.


The ColorTAC CVA-14 is a rugged device that clips onto a standard PVS-14 night vision monocular (sold separately). It contains two filter wheels that rotate in sync fore and aft of the NVG. The two color channels are viewed normally through the PVS-14 and the user’s brain perceives the encoded color information in near-true color.


Unlike previous attempts to broaden the color spectrum for image intensifiers, ColorTAC represents the night in near-true color. Earlier attempts to filter color on existing night vision systems failed because they would arbitrarily assign colors to surfaces. ColorTAC represents objects, surfaces, and patterns in near-true colors for increased identification ability. The product is “near-true” color because certain lighting conditions may cause certain colors to appear slightly off their actual. Colors will still appear in the correct hue, but their shade may be just to the right or left of the actual color if it was viewed in daylight.


The CVA-14 works in conjunction with a legacy PVS-14 or MOD-3B monocular. Due to its size, the CVA-14+PVS-14 is not recommended for head mount. Though head mounting it is possible, hand held application like a thermal imager is better. The CVA-14 increases the users’ detection capability by allowing them to better see people or objects that might otherwise blend together in a monochromatic image. This is especially useful in Surveillance and Search & Rescue operations. Color capability also greatly enhances identification of targets. An individual target in a group of people can quickly and easily be PID’d by the color of his/her clothing. The same can be done with vehicles and buildings. The CVA-14 also features a quick swap ability that allows the user to turn off the color and view the scene through the legacy night vision only. This facilitates communication with other team members who may not be using a ColorTAC device, because it allows the observer to see what their teammates see. Tracking (and medical triage) is also easier when blood trails actually show up as red stains. Fast information processing is critical in the defense and security communities. Time is life, and the ability to quickly make sense of what you see can greatly impact the safety of you and your team. It can mean the difference between mission success and mission failure, proactively neutralizing a threat or reactively dealing with the fallout.


ColorTAC works with both green and white phosphor image intensification tubes, as well as infrared lasers and illuminators. While the image is incredible with a standard green thin-filmed tube, it is even better and clearer with an un-filmed white phosphor tube. IR lasers and illuminators show up clear as day. They have a white-ish hue under the CVA-14.


The CVA-14 is a rugged, duty-ready system. The housing is a durable impact-resistant polymer that is engineered and manufactured by Wilcox Industries, a leader in defense industry production. It easily collapses for storage when not in use and installs in seconds without tools. The CVA-14 is powered by two AA lithium batteries and produces a quiet hum while in operation. The hum cannot be heard from more than a few feet away. Operation is simple with a single push button controlling power and pallet swap. A small Color Enhancer lever can increase or decrease color saturation in the image to aid the user in detection and identification.


The CVA-14 marks a revolution in nighttime operations for professionals and civilians alike. Warfighters, law enforcement, and hunters can now see in the dark… in color. The exponential increase in safety, target discrimination, and combat effectiveness cannot even be measured. The world is in color: see what you’ve been missing.

N-Vision Optics NEW 12 Micron TWS13 Thermal Weapon Sights

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

N-Vision Optics’ newly redesigned TWS13 thermal weapon sight line-up provides operators with a significant advantage in detecting, observing, and engaging targets in all conditions, day or night. Combining a rugged and lightweight hi-tech composite material housing with advanced thermal imaging technology, the TWS13 series of weapon sights generate superior IR images and ensures target acquisition at maximum possible ranges.


New additions to the N-Vision Optics TWS13 series offer options designed for CQB to medium range weapons systems and medium to long range weapon systems.


Featuring a 640×480, 12 micron core, and 35mm or 50mm objective lens options, the TWS13 series is the optimal choice for any scenario.

New TWS13 series Thermal Weapon Sights provide 4 polarity viewing modes. Black hot, white hot, color pallet, and edge detect.


The TWS13 Thermal Weapon Sights will be on full display at SHOT Show January 23rd – 26th, 2018 at the N-Vision Optics Booth #20034.


N-Vision Optics – ATLAS Thermal Binocular

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The ATLAS Thermal Binocular is the perfect tool for the serious outdoor enthusiast, security professional, hunter, mariners, and search and rescue operations. Adventure through any environment and be confident that you will locate and identify what you seek. Be bold and effective in any scenario with the ATLAS Thermal Binocular.


ATLAS is the first commercially available thermal binocular based on 12-micron technology. Lightweight and fully waterproof, the N-Vision Optics ATLAS Thermal Binocular is extremely robust and capable. Constructed with durable composite plastics, ATLAS delivers a high-resolution thermal image with extended detection, recognition, and identi?cation ranges in even the most challenging conditions.


Detect, observe, and capture your view in thermal vision with ATLAS’ four selectable polarity modes: Black Hot, White Hot, Color, and Edge Detect.


The long-lasting battery life makes ATLAS the ideal tool for outdoorsmen who demand nothing but the best equipment in the field.


The ATLAS Thermal Binocular will be on full display at SHOT Show January 23rd – 26th, 2018 at the N-Vision Optics Booth #20034.

American Defense MFG Launches Three New QD Auto Lock Optical mounts

Monday, January 8th, 2018

08JAN2017 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG is proud to release 3 new Patented QD Auto Lock™ Optical mounts for both Aimpoint® and Trijicon® families of optics.


• The AD-T1-NV Mount is a one-piece unit that places the Aimpoint® Micro T1 / T2 / COMPM5 Optics at 2.33 centerline height. This mount also fits the Vortex SPARC and Primary Arms Micro Dot. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. MSRP 139.95


• The AD-MRO-NV Mount is a one-piece unit that places the Trijicon MRO® (Miniature Rifle Optic) at 2.33 centerline height. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. MSRP 139.95


The NV editions of the Aimpoint® and Trijicon® mounting solutions are ideal for those LE/MIL and self-reliant individuals who utilize night vision devices, allowing them to easily use all available modes of NV capable optics.


• The AD-B3-C Mount is a one-piece unit that places the optic at 2.1 centerline height. It allows for a rearward position of the ACOG sight while clearing military issued back up iron sights such as the those supplied by KAC / MATECH. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. MSRP 139.95


The AD-B3-C mount fixes the eye relief issue commonly found with mounting the optic traditionally. The reverse cantilever will allow the user to place the eye piece of the optic much farther rearward without interference.

Available now at and at our network of dealers/distributors.

Alpine Innovations – ScopeSlicker NX

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

LEHI UT, January 22nd, 2018 – ScopeSlicker NX is the last scope cover you’ll ever need. Made by Alpine Innovations, ScopeSlicker NX employs a simple yet effective method to keep it from falling off. While other scope covers end up missing in the field, ScopeSlicker NX not only stays where you put it, but offers innovative cleaning features found on no other scope cover.

ScopeSlicker NX is designed with 2 retaining bands that fit under the optic to keep it secure on top of the optics while scoping. When you need to cover your optics, flip both ends of the scope cover down, and your ScopeSlicker stays protected from the elements.

“We knew we could improve upon what is on the market,” says Darren Jones, CEO and designer of Alpine’s products. “We’ve heard that hunters were losing their scope covers while hunting in thick terrain. The last thing you want to do is damage or scratch your expensive optics. Now you no longer have to keep buying scope covers that fall off while you hunt. ”

The .5mm neoprene design includes two handy finger pocket microfiber cleaning cloths, one on each end of the scope cover, to keep your optics free from smudges and dust. The ScopeSlicker NX also has the ability to fit a wider range of the most commonly used scope sizes, ranging from 12″ to 17″ in the regular size, to 14″ to 20″ in the large size. ScopeSlicker NX’s flexible fit even accommodates scopes with high turrets, so it’s sure to fit your preferred optic.

Be sure to see the new ScopeSlicker NX available now at and is available in many major retailers Spring of 2018