Massif Rocks!

Archive for the ‘Optics’ Category

Hi-Lux Introduces New Binoculars

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Hi-Lux Optics Phenom ED Field Flattened Binoculars

The Hi-Lux Phenom ED binoculars produce superb image quality, critical during the low light hunting conditions of daybreak and dusk, with glass lenses meticulously polished to photographic quality for exceptional clarity and light gathering capability. Phenom ED binoculars deliver phenomenal edge-to-edge image sharpness with the addition of a flat view lens in the optical system. The High Definition, Extra Low Dispersion glass lenses eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberration.

Hi-Lux Phenom ED binoculars are compact, well balanced and comfortable to use, allow faster image acquisition and enable complete adjustment for individual eyesight. With RubberGuard armoring encasing the magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis, the Phenom ED is an incredibly durable and lightweight binocular.

Hi-Lux Phenom ED Field Flattened Binoculars are available in both 8×42 or 10×42 configurations.

For additional information on this or any other Hi-Lux Optics product, send us an e-mail at, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at

Emerging Tactical Solutions To Display MAWL At NTOA 2017 Trade Show

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017


Phoenix, AZ, September 22, 2017 –
Emerging Tactical Solutions will be displaying the B.E. Meyers MAWL at booth #433 at NTOA 2017.


Emerging Tactical Solutions, an Official Reseller of B.E. Meyers products, will be displaying the MAWL-DA at their NTOA 2017 exhibition (booth #433). The MAWL-DA is a high power infrared and visible green aiming and illumination laser for individual carbines. Offering improved ergonomics, interface, and performance, the MAWL-DA has been designed from the ground up around the evolved needs of the
Chad Curtis, a member of the B.E. Meyers team, will be available on-site to answer questions and give product demonstrations. To arrange a more comprehensive product briefing, please contact Chad Curtis


The NTOA National Tactical Operations Conference and Trade Show held annually in Phoenix, Arizona is a premier venue for exhibiting new developments in tactical equipment, as well as law enforcement specific equipment applications.

For more information on B.E. Meyers products, please visit

B.E. Meyers – BOARS-M2

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Basic RGB

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a revolutionary new optics and accessory rail system called the BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers Optics & Accessories Rail System) for the M2, M2A1, M3 series .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms.


The BOARS – M2 mount is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a quick-disconnect with true return-to-zero reattach. The BOARS-M2 represents a solution to the shortcomings of current M2 platform heavy machine gun optics and accessories mounting systems. By incorporating a modular design, and compact dimensions that respond to the needs of the end user, the BOARS-M2 provides vastly increased capabilities to the current M2 platform. Key features for the BOARS-M2 include: a quick detach optics/laser rail, snag free design, non-marring installation, low height-over-bore, and oversized pass through aperture for use with iron sights.


The BOARS-M2 is comprised of two parts: the lower base and a quick-detach optics/accessory rail. This allows for quick and effective changes between day and night optics without any loss of zero. In addition, cleaning and maintenance of the M2 Weapon platform with an optics mount is simplified with the BOARS-M2. Legacy systems require the complete removal of the optic and mount (resulting in a complete loss of zero), whereas the BOARS-M2 only requires the quick-detach optics/accessory rail to be removed, thus preserving optic zero once all components have been re-installed.


With an overall height measuring in at a diminutive 2.1 inches over the top of the receiver, the BOARS-M2 is almost half as tall as current Optic/accessory mounting solutions. The existing modified TVS-5 style mount designed in the 1970’s measures in at 4.0 inches over the height of the receiver. This drastic reduction in height translates into a lower end-user defilade and increased operator survivability during use. Despite such a low profile, the BOARS-M2 still incorporates an effective pass-through aperture for use with the iron sights if necessary.

For more information on the BOARS-M2 visit

Aimpoint Launches CompM5 Today At DSEI In London

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

IMG_3867London, England – September 12, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Aimpoint® CompM5™ sight to their professional product line. Powered by a single AAA battery, and weighing just 147 grams (5.19 ounces), the CompM5 takes its place as the most compact optic in the Aimpoint® Comp™Series family of sights.

Originally created to meet the needs of a specific official end user, the CompM5 is now being offered for sale worldwide as contract commitments and production levels permit. The compact size of the CompM5 was made possible by the sight being powered by a single AAA battery. These small and lightweight batteries are inexpensive and easy to find almost anywhere in the world. Readily available alkaline versions of the AAA simplify logistics, and eliminate the potential shipping hazards inherent in lithium batteries. Like the other Comp Series sights, the CompM5 boasts an extremely long battery life – with over 5 years of constant-on use at intensity level seven.

The CompM5 is fully submersible up to 45 meters (150 feet), and is compatible with all generations of Night Vision Devices, as well as Aimpoint’s professional magnifier line. A military grade optical lens system gives the CompM5 exceptional light transmission and dot clarity, making the sight operationally parallax free, and providing a crisp, clear dot even under magnification.

“The Aimpoint Comp Series has been established as the worldwide standard for military grade reflex sights for over 20 years. The new CompM5 sight provides professional end users the same levels of performance provided by our full-sized sights in a much more compact optic,” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “This new product saves size and weight for the operator, with no sacrifice in overall performance.”

Quick Fit Recce EO System Launched by Chess At DSEI

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Long range easy to fit, easy to use Hawkeye Vehicle System on stand S8-140

A quick fit electro optical system designed for recce vehicles is launched at DSEI by Chess Dynamics on stand S8-140.

The Hawkeye Vehicle System (VS) is an easy to use, easy to fit surveillance system which allows the operator to see out to 15km using long range day/night sensors.

“The basic principles of reconnaissance have not changed in millennia, it is to gather and disseminate tactical and operational level information which enables commanders to disrupt an enemy’s activities,” said David Eldridge, Sales Director at Chess Dynamics. “Our Hawkeye VS is designed specifically to enhance the most reliable method of persistent surveillance and observation, eyes on the ground.”

To reduce the operator’s workload the system uses the latest image stabilisation and video tracker techniques, in addition to relevant situational awareness aids. A touch screen, icon based display and a Game Pad style controller makes the system both intuitive and very easy to use. The system has built into it the ability to set up specific target areas which are monitored automatically and the operator alerted to any activity rather than having to continually monitor the screen.

The system comprises a four metre pneumatic mast that lifts the electro optic head, which enables the vehicle to remain “hull down” in anonymity while observing targets at a safe distance and out of reach of direct line of sight weapons.

A Gen4 cooled thermal imager and Chess Dynamics Long Range Piranha Day/Low light camera forms the backbone of the system, detecting targets at extreme ranges.

The sensor suite also incorporates a Laser Range Finder capable of measuring ranges up to 17km; an optional Laser Target Marker, Designator or NIR pointer can also be fitted to enhance the platforms capability. The system is geo-referenced system enabling the platform to give accurate target location, which, with the correct battlefield C4I system, can support and feed into the wider targeting cycle.

“A combination of these assets in a squadron would prove useful for target hand off and directing troops at night,” said Mr Eldridge.

Hi-Lux Introduces New Rifle Scope for CMP and NRA Service Rifle Matches

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

The Hi-Lux XTC 1-4 X 34 rifle scope is specifically designed for CMP and NRA High Power “Across the Course” Competition. Featuring a 34mm objective lens for optimal light gathering, the XTC 1-4 X 34 has front objective parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity. Since stages for Across the Course matches are set at fixed distances of 200, 300 and 600 yards, an adjustable parallax is critical in minimizing the parallax error.

Additionally, fine ¼ MOA click elevation and windage turrets allow for precise adjustment. The XTC 1-4 X 34 is the next generation of the Hi-Lux Close-to-Medium Range (CMR) tactical scope and is loaded with advanced design features that truly put it in a class all of its own.

For additional information on this or any other Hi-Lux Optics product, send us an e-mail at, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at

Quantico Tactical Thursday – SNIPERCAP by Agile Precision

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The Multi-Function Lens Cover to Rule Them All.

Quantico Tactical is proud to carry the SNIPERCAP by Agile Precision. The SNIPERCAP gives a shooter new optics capabilities in a robust design that o?ers protection for the objective lens of a ri?e scope. In addition to o?ering sealed water resistant protection for your optic’s objective lens, it allows the user to adjust the aperture exposing the lens. This gives the user a great tactical advantage in signature management and light transmission.

The SNIPERCAP creates an adjustable iris that allows the shooter to augment their optic in multiple ways. In its fully open mode, it acts as a typical sunshade for the scope. In the fully closed position, the SNIPERCAP gives water-resistant protection for the objective lens of the ri?e scope. This o?ers a major advantage over other protective caps. There are no ?ip caps to be broken, and nothing to remove or get lost. The true capabilities of this design, however, lie in between the two.

By twisting the cap the user can vary the aperture from fully open to completely closed depending on what the situation allows. There are ten potential aperture sizes with tactile clicks at each stop allowing the user to operate by feel. When in a tactical scenario where the shooter must avoid detection, reducing the aperture virtually eliminates glint o? the objective lens while still allowing the shooter to view the target. The size of the aperture can be adjusted based on ambient light conditions to balance the need for optical clarity and minimal glint.

If using an in-line night vision device, the SNIPERCAP can act as a coupler. Reducing the aperture size reduces glare coming o? the objective lens from the night vision display and in some cases completely seals around the ocular lens.

The SNIPERCAP is available for several optics including the:
• Leupold Mk4 12-40×60 Spotting Scope
• Leupold Mk6 3-18 Rifle Scope 44mm Objective
• Steiner M5Xi 3-15 50mm Objective
• Steiner M5Xi 5-25 56mm Objective
• S&B PMII 56mm Objective

The SNIPERCAP is available to US Military and Law Enforcement organizations from Quantico Tactical via our GSA Schedule or DLAs TLS Program.

For a quote or more information about Quantico Tactical or the Agile Precision SNIPERCAP please e-mail GovtOps@QuanticoTactical, call 910.944.5800 or visit

Mod Zero Defense – M-Zero Zeroable Picatinny Rail

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017


Mod Zero Defense is a Pennsylvania-based company which has created the M-Zero Picatinny Rail. The M-Zero is designed to allow shooters to use a pre-zeroed optic across multiple firearms by adjusting zero on the mount itself, rather than readjust the optic for every new rifle. The below image works as a great visual indicator of the M-Zero’s function.


As for the technical details, here’s the bullet point list:

  • 1/4 MOA elevation adjustment
  • 1/2 MOA windage adjustment
  • 240 MOA elevation range of motion
  • 100 MOA windage range of motion
  • Height: 0.6 in
  • Weight: 0.45 lbs
  • Length: 7.08 in
  • User customizable range dial
  • Two dials for zeros (barrels and ammo)
  • Fits any MilSpec rail with 8 slots
  • 12 rail slots
  • The M-Zero will soon be up for funding on Kickstarter. Check out the link below for more details, and to subscribe to Mod Zero Defense’s email list.