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US Optics Is Moving to North Carolina

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

US Optics released the following statement regarding their impending move:

We’re excited to announce that we are moving our HQ to a new location. Our upcoming move will provide far more capabilities for future expansion, production, and intricate product testing. We will close our Montana HQ ?on Friday, March 22nd? at 3:30p to begin the moving process and will be fully up and running at our new North Carolina location ?Monday, April 15th at 7:30 a.m.? Our website, email, and telephones, will be fully operational during the moving process, but you may experience a small delay in customer service response time. Please allow 1 business day for our Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and Accounting team to respond via phone or email. Please be aware that a 3-week delay in production, repairs, and shipping during this time is to be expected. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions about how our upcoming move will affect production and repairs, please contact us at ?406-300-4090? or ?info@usoptics.com?

3M Scotchlite Thermal Reflecting Film

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Offered in several formats, 3M Scotchlite Thermal Reflecting Film is a flexible film that “appears” cold when viewed through an infrared or thermal imaging camera/sights. Under thermal image cameras, the film gives a high contrast, highly visible, and/or a realistic thermal practice target.

Unlike other products in the market, this tape doesn’t have to be emplaced at an angle. Day or night, hot or cold, you’ll see your target through thermals.

3M products are available for unit and agency order through ADS.

Minnesota State Highway Patrol Adopts SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H Optic

Monday, March 18th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 14, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Minnesota State Highway Patrol has adopted the ROMEO4H red dot sight for the official duty rifle systems of the Minnesota State Troopers. The Minnesota Highway Patrol is comprised of over 550 troopers that concentrate primarily on traffic enforcement, highway safety, and statewide law enforcement.

“As technology advances we are seeing more and more law enforcement agencies acquiring tactical sights to enhance their officer’s capabilities and accuracy,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H that’s being utilized by the men and women of the Minnesota State Highway Patrol is easy to operate, extremely versatile, and is a great enhancement to their firearms systems.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H is a closed red dot sight designed for semi-automatic MSR platforms and shotguns that easily adjusts to varying ambient lighting, weather, and terrain conditions. The sight utilizes an ultra-efficient red LED illumination for daylight visibility and extended runtime, and features four onboard reticle options, MOTAC activation with 50,000+ hours of battery life, and a ruggedized QD mount.

“The ROMEO4 series of red dot sights was developed for use by law enforcement, elite government, and military agencies. It’s the ultimate red dot sight for fast, accurate, target acquisition in any tactical scenario, and we are honored to have the ROMEO4H in use with the Minnesota State Highway Patrol,” concluded Andy York, President SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.

Local distributor Streicher’s of Minneapolis will provide product locally.

For more information about the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO4H visit sigsauer.com.

Crimson Trace Electronic Sights Available

Friday, March 15th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR) — America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of electronic sights for pistols and long guns are now widely available in retail outlets, stores and ranges across America. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The sights include several fields-of-view and reticle choices, and the electronic sights also utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a wide variety of firearms and mounting systems.


The new Crimson Trace electronic (battlesights and red dot) sights now available include:

*CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view and up to 10X levels of brightness. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 Picatinny mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.

*CTS-1300 is an open red dot sight with 3.5 MOA round dot aiming reticle. The sight provides 1X magnification and up to 7X brightness with a high efficiency LED.  This compact open reflex sight is designed for use on shotguns or rifles and utilizes a low-profile M1913 Picatinny mounting platform. This electronic sight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and is covered under a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Crimson Trace electronic sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete sight line offers many advantages.  They are secured in a machined aluminum housing; utilize multi-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view; are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof; and, all sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and to keep it clean. These sights are covered under the Crimson Trace Free Batteries for Life program.

Full details on these new sights, and the 400-plus laser sights with green or red diodes, can be reviewed at www.crimsontrace.com.

XTech Tactical and Gun Dynamics Team up to Launch Smart Laser

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Mesa, AZ and Bethel, CT

For Immediate Release:

After over two years of development, XTech Tactical’s Smart Laser is fully developed and a small batch of production units are in hand and tested! They are now offering the Smart Laser exclusively through Gun Dynamics while they await the delivery of their first production run.

The Smart Laser is a green laser and 200 lumen led light combo designed for full size pistols as the ultimate home defense pistol accessory. The unit features a patented and patent pending Sensor Mode. Sensor Mode uses IR sensors at each side of the trigger guard to give the user the ultimate control over the unit’s activation.

The unit does not require the user to enter the trigger guard and activates as the user breaks the plane below the slide. When using a two-thumbs forward grip, the user will activate the unit by lowering their off-hand thumb. Conversely, if the user identifies an immediate threat the natural action of the trigger finger going towards the trigger activates the unit. Once the finger or thumb go back up to the slide, the unit turns off.

Sensor Mode solves two major problems with alternative units on the market: disclosure of location to a threat and new trained actions under stress. When activated into Sensor Mode the unit scans for 14 consecutive hours which can be restarted or stopped by the user.

The Smart Laser also features ambidextrous manual power buttons if the user desires to use the Smart Laser in a constant on mode.

The Smart Laser offers 5 different combinations of light/laser usage ranging from laser or light only to combinations featuring solid on and strobing. The unit has a memory of the user’s last selected setting.

The Smart Laser mounts onto both picatinny and Glock style rails of full-size pistols and market MSRP will be $179.95.


XTech Tactical is offering the unit for sale to consumers exclusively through Gun Dynamics today through the end of March for only $149.95! Even better, there are some early bird specials for the campaign and stretch goals that if hit the company will add to EVERYONE’s orders. Gun Dynamics is the only active crowdfunding site that openly permits firearms and related products.

To check out more on the Smart Laser please visit gundynamics.com/products/xtech-smart-laser.

XTech Tactical is taking wholesale pre-orders via dealers@xtechtactical.com

US Navy Selects Optics 1 for G-BOSS Light Optical Cameras

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Naval Sea Systems Command, NSWC Crane Division has announced a $12,000,000 Contract to Optics 1 Inc for the Ground-Based Optical Surveillance System (G-BOSS) Light Optical Camera (GBLOC).

Optics 1 Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, is awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract action for production, repair, and engineering support services for the ground based operational surveillance system light optical camera. The primary work is to manufacture and deliver a tripod mounted electro-optical and infrared sensor that provides both daylight and night vision imagery for detecting, classifying, and identifying targets to be mounted on a variant of the ground based operational surveillance system. Work will be performed in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by March 2024. Fiscal 2019 and 2018 research, development, test, and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $253,413 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N0016419DJV28).

GBLOC is a tripod mounted Electro-Optical and Infrared sensor that provides both daylight and night vision imagery for detecting, classifying, and identifying targets.

The Safran Optics 1 Solution is the High-Resolution Thermal Viewer (HRTV) which provides Cooled Thermal, Color Day, and Low-Light Level video channels.

Integrating Digital Magnetic Compass, Inclinometer, GPS, Laser Pointer and Laser Rangefinder the HRTV weighs less than 4.4 lb (including battery).

Crimson Trace Riflescopes Available

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR) – America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced the company is now shipping several models of riflescopes to dealers across America. These feature-packed riflescopes are designed to meet the needs of tactical, long range, hunting, and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The riflescopes include the 1-4X24mm, the 4-20X50mm, and the 5-25X56mm long-range tactical riflescope.

Each Crimson Trace riflescope incorporates advanced exterior and interior components custom designed by the company’s skilled engineers. Other features include advanced fully coated ED Japanese glass with illuminated custom reticles in the first focal plane to ensure consistent sizes. These riflescopes also have leveling indicators on the tube to assist with correct and properly aligned mounting.  

Each riflescope offers a range of magnification options and provides generous eye relief.  The Crimson Trace riflescope line includes models with 30mm and 34mm one-piece tubes with objective lenses in diameters ranging from 24mm to 56mm. All riflescopes include specially designed turrets that make adjusting easier when wearing gloves. All riflescopes are also equipped with flip-up caps on the ocular and objective lenses to protect the glass. Subdued internal components reduce glare and bright spots resulting in improved vision and a clearer image.

All Crimson Trace riflescopes are nitrogen purged and fog-, shock-, water- and dust-proof. The illuminated reticles can be adjusted to varying intensity levels of illumination to accommodate surrounding light conditions and user preferences. Each riflescope includes owner’s and reticle manuals, any required adjustment tools, and a lens cleaning cloth. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $499 and range up to $1,999. All Crimson Trace riflescopes are covered under a full lifetime warranty and qualify for the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Crimson Trace professionals take pride in delivering to consumers a wide assortment of innovative laser sights, lights and optics including electronic sights and riflescopes. The company has equipped America’s gun owners, law enforcement officers, and military units around the globe with the largest selection of award-winning products. Additional details are at www.crimsontrace.com or are available by calling 800-442-2406.


US Military Buys Aimpoint FCS 13-RE Fire Control System

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

MALMÖ, Sweden – Aimpoint has been awarded a contract to supply their FCS 13-RE Fire Control System to the U.S. military. The new agreement is a firm, fixed price contract for $24 million (USD). The FCS 13-RE system will be used as the primary fire control on the newest version of the 84mm Carl Gustaf – the lightweight M3-E1 MAAWS, produced by SAAB Dynamics.

The FCS13-RE is a direct view, Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight, which utilizes an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to give the gunner an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions. In addition to the 84mm Carl Gustaf, the system can also be utilized on other crew served weapons including 40 mm high velocity grenade launchers, and 12.7 mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine guns. The FCS13-RE provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and utilizes a very intuitive user control interface. The system can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment.

The selection of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE for use on the M3-E1 Carl Gustaf followed extensive tests and evaluations conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

“Having delivered over one million M68CCO close combat optics to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force since 1997, Aimpoint has proven to be a highly reliable supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “This latest contract for electronic Fire Control Systems shows that Aimpoint has continued to increase our technical capabilities, and to offer new cutting-edge products for use by our most prestigious military customers.”

“In combination with the new lightweight M3-E1 Carl Gustaf, the FCS13-RE greatly increases the lethality and survivability of troops in the field. The ability to quickly and accurately place the first shot directly on target with a high degree of certainty represents the true value of this system” said Thane Smith, Military Sales Director at Aimpoint Inc.

Deliveries of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE are scheduled for 2019. The system will be fielded by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command.

Aimpoint is the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology. Learn more at www.aimpoint.com