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Quantico Tactical Thursday – Vortex RECCE PRO HD Monocular

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Vortex RECCE PRO HD Monocular is an Impressive Piece of Kit

The Vortex Recce Pro HD monocular is an impressive piece of kit for military snipers or scout teams. Weighing only 11 oz, it brings exceptionally clear 8x magnification and a mil ranging reticle in a tiny 6 inch by two inch package. It also features a rapid ranging reticle showing a series of human silhouettes, sized to match to the form of an average adult male at distances of 200-600 meters. Fielded by several SOCOM organizations, operators have said that the Recce Pro provides the user a simple, low profile solution at a much lower cost than laser rangefinders. It offers better clarity and a wider field of view while being extremely rugged and waterproof. Made in Japan, it is Trade Act Compliant and can be purchased via government sales.

Technical Specs:


For a quote or more information about Quantico Tactical or Vortex’s line-up of optics, please e-mail GovtOps@QuanticoTactical.com, call 910.944.5800 or visit www.QuanticoTactical.com.

Magpul – M-LOK Extended Cantilever Scout Mount 

Friday, October 13th, 2017

-Fits SureFire® Scout Light®* and Streamlight® ProTac® Rail Mount Lights
-Extra length reduces barrel shadowing and provides more handguard real estate
-Directly mounts to M-LOK compatible systems
-Cammed T-Nuts • Mount machined from Mil-Spec hard anodized aluminum
-Recoil/impact mitigation lugs
-Backwards MOE® compatibility with optional adapters
* SureFire DS00 Dual Activation Switch is NOT compatible


TangoDown – iO Cover For Aimpoint T-2

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017


TangoDown has announced the iO Cover for the Aimpoint T-2. The iO Cover T-2 is made of a durable thermoplastic polyurethane material which resist solvents, oils, and UV exposure, and takes most spray paints and hydrodip processes. It fits snugly to the Aimpoint T-2/H-2/R-2 red dot sight, and features solid caps which protect the lenses from damage. These caps also nest together to keep them together while the optic is in use.


Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth.


Optics 1 Awarded $45 Mil Contract For Enhanced Clip-on Thermal Imagers and Enhanced Clip-on SWIR Imagers

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


According to the Department of Defense:

Optics 1 Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production of enhanced clip-on thermal imagers and enhanced clip-on short-wave infrared imagers in support of special operations forces. Work will be performed in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is expected to be complete by September 2022. Fiscal 2017 Navy working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $220,000 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 one offer received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-17-D-JQ17).

Raptor Tactical – Sentinel Skull Crusher 

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Raptor Tactical’s Sentinel Skull Crusher is a one-size-fits-all headgear for use of Night Vision Devices.


It is padded and includes rounding channels for cables.


While it does not come with an NVG shroud it is pre-cut to accept three-hole shrouds.


Additionally, there are holes at the side which will accept Magpul MOE rails. When fitted to the Sentinel Skull Crusher, you can add lights, cameras and other Picatinny compatible accessories.


At the rear there is also a PALS compatible Velcro field to accept the included counterweight pouch.


Counterweight Pouch.


At the top, there is Velcro to mount strobes, lights or other markers.


Interestingly, the Sentinel Skull Crusher also accepts helmet chinstraps.


Here’s a quick video.

Offered in MultiCam, Coyote, Black and Ranger Green.


AMERICAN DEFENSE MFG Announces Delta Scope Mount Ring Cap w/ Offset Rail

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

NEW BERLIN, WI – 25SEPT2017 – American Defense Mfg® is proud to release our AD Delta Scope Mount Ring Cap w/ Offset Rail (PART # AD-DRCO).


At the request of our customers, we are now offering alternate ring caps for the Delta Series Mounts featuring a single rail section to accommodate the ever-growing use of backup red dot sights. This ring cap features a single slot 45 degree offset picatinny rail that can be used on either the left or right side of the mount. Includes 1 replacement ring cap and 4 mounting screws. Precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. The Delta Mount has assigned NSN 1005-13-121-5535. Available in 0 / 20 / 30 MOA base in black or flat dark earth.


Materials & Construction:
The Delta Ring Caps With Rail is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat Type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.


• Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
• Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
• American Defense MFG® products feature a lifetime warranty.
• 100% Made with in the U.S.A.

The Delta Ring Caps With Rail has the following specifications:

• Weight: 1 Ounce.
• Only adds .25 Ounce of weight to the Delta mount over the standard ring cap.


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 info@hi-luxoptics.com, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at hi-luxoptics.com.

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
at sales@bemeyers.com.


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 www.bemeyers.com.