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Optics 1, Inc (Safran) I-CUGR Selected for USMC Sniper Range Finder Program

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Bedford, New Hampshire, August 23, 2017

Optics 1, Inc. (Safran) announced today that its Integrated Compact Ultralight Gun-mounted Rangefinder (I-CUGR) has been selected by the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

The I-CUGR is a small, lightweight, and rugged weapon-mounted laser rangefinder with integrated illumination and aiming lasers that will give USMC the ability to quickly range targets without taking hands off their rifles — providing more accurate first round hits.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue working closely with the U.S. Marine Corps in providing the Marines with superior technology that provides precise and accurate targeting solutions,” said Jose Andrade, Optics 1 Business Development Manager and a retired USMC Sergeant Major. “The selection of the I-CUGR solidifies the confidence in our commitment to providing technologies that are light yet powerful and are critical to the success of the USMC’s mission requirements.”

The I-CUGR has been designed by Optics 1 leveraging proven rangefinder technology from Safran Electronics & Defense. Production will take place in Bedford, New Hampshire at Optics 1. The initial order is for 315 units with deliveries beginning this year.

For more information: www.optics1.com or www.www.safran-group.com

Scalarworks Launches Aimpoint Pro Quick-Detach Mount

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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Easton, PA – August 22, 2017 – Scalarworks is pleased to introduce the Low Drag MountTM for Aimpoint PRO sights; the lightest quick-detach Aimpoint PRO mount in existence.

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The LDM/PRO is a lightweight, high-strength, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount for with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails, that is compatible with the Aimpoint PRO, Aimpoint ACO, Aimpoint CompM2, and Aimpoint CompM3, and most other 30mm tube sights.

The Scalarworks LDM/PRO features a user friendly and low-profile 30mm ring. The Scalarworks ring has a precision fitted alloy steel hinge that ensures even pressure around the optic, without requiring the tedious and imprecise setup that traditional rings do. Twin oversize CNC machined shoulder screws provide even tension and act as structural elements, making the entire ring assembly phenomenally rigid.

Like every Scalarworks Low Drag MountTM, the LDM/PRO has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any quick detach mount on the market. It’s tubular monolithic base is CNC machined from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 aluminum, and features our patented recoil-proof thumbscrew with ball detent mechanism. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

The LDM/PRO weighs less than 2.45oz (in lower-third height) which is less than half that of Aimpoint’s bundled QRP2 mount. The LDM/PRO is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants.

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To learn more about the Scalarworks LDM/PRO; please visit scalarworks.com/shop/optic-mounts/ldm-pro

Okay Kids, Don’t Stare At The Solar Eclipse With Dad’s NODs

Monday, August 21st, 2017

It was bound to happen. Our friends at TNVC received this email earlier today.

Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 3:09 PM
To: Sales
Subject: Night vision binoculars

To whom it may concern,

My Dad has a pair of your night vision binoculars. Today I was stupid and used them during the day, and the sun ruined the lens. I didn’t know that the sun could ruin the lens. I feel so awful and sick that I did this to my Dad. He’s a veteran in the military and he has been saving up so much of his money to buy these binoculars, and he also waited about 4 months to get them. I’m only 21 and there’s no way I can repay him for what I’ve done. Please help me out. Is there anywhere I could get the lens replaced? Is there anything I can do?

Thank you,

XXXX XXXXXXXX

Now, let’s see how many SSD readers with 21 year olds and a new set of Bino NODs, rush home from work.

US Optics Is Moving To Montana

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

US Optics was recently acquired by DRSG has announced that after 26 years in Southern California, they will be relocating to Kalispell, Montana. They advise customers that there may be a brief pause in production while they bring the new Montana facilities online.

www.usoptics.com

Gunwerks Announces New BR2500 Ballistic Rangefinder

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Gunwerks announced today the release of it’s latest version ballistic rangefinder, the GSeven branded BR2500. The newly updated BR2500 carries a major upgrade in laser rangefinding capabilities, extending the effective range of the BR2500 to over 2,500 yards dependent on conditions. The BR2500 also features the best available laser beam divergence, set at .75 MRAD and optimized for hunting conditions with advanced signal processing tuned for ranging animals instead of highly reflective objects like steel. As with previous models, the BR2500 features five on-device programmable ballistic profiles, sensors for range, pressure, temperature and incline, and provides outputs for wind compensation.

The BR2500 provides the user a complete ballistic solution, providing both angle compensated and shoot-to range solutions for both MOA and BDC turrets and reticles.

“This is our most advanced ballistic rangefinder yet.” noted Aaron Davidson, Gunwerks founder and CEO. “We came out with the BR2 6 years ago, and this is the natural progression of ranging and ballistic technology. With the BR2500, we’re meeting or exceeding ranging capabilities previously only available in advanced military technology, while still retaining the Class 1 eye-safe designation with our laser.”

The G7 BR2500 is available immediately via Gunwerks direct and in coming weeks through Gunwerks’ network of dealers at a street price of $1,599. Learn more at www.gunwerks.com/store/featured-products/g7-br2500-rangefinder.

TNVC’s Giving Your Smart Phone Night Vision Capability Without Having To Acquire Different Adapters For Your Particular Smart Phone!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

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TNVC has teamed up with Tele Vue, who manufactures some of the worlds finest telescope eyepiece and telescopes out there to bring you their FoneMate Night Vision Smart Phone Adapter System.

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Tele Vue’s excellent FoneMate is a universal Smart Phone Adapter that interfaces with many different optics. Completely adjustable, the FoneMate will accept any smart phone with any protective case (from the ridiculously large, to the thinnest models out there), and lock it into a cradle that mates with other optics. Most smart phone adapters are specifically designed to work with certain phones. But FoneMate is the most rugged and universal solution to adapting your smart phone to other lenses. That’s where TNVC steps in.

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Tele Vue and TNVC teamed up to develop the ultimate Smart Phone to Night Vision Adapter System. An exclusive TNVC adapter will interface the FoneMate with any night vision monocular that contains a PVS-14 Eyepiece Assembly (PVS-14, MOD-3B, GT14, Etc), providing perfect alignment for crisp photography and viewing on a digital screen. It will even attach to the popular Trijicon Electro Optic line of thermal imaging systems. This is the first system specifically designed for this application and we’re excited to bring this to the market.

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TNVC’s President and CEO Vic Di Cosola is also an avid amateur astronomer in which TNVC and Tele Vue have also co-developed a new AFOCAL PVS-14 lens adapter for The Tele Vue line of telescope eye pieces that now allows you to mate your PVS-14, MOD-3 or any other NVD that uses PVS-14 lens systems to telescopes.

We are excited to be working with the most noted telescope and eyepiece manufacture out there. Al Nagler is a legend in the astronomy and glass world, an iconic figure who has been developing some of the best glass for over 50 years!

Return of the TangoDown iO Cover for the Aimpoint T-1 Optic

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

TangoDown is pleased to announce the return of the iO Cover for the Aimpoint™ T-1 (iO-003). The iO-003 maintains the same sleek & snug fit of the original iO cover.

Manufactured from durable thermoplastic polyurethane, the caps resist solvents, oils and UV exposure. Additionally, they accept most spray paints and hydro-dip processes.

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The iO-003 offers deeper solid caps which provide protection from scratching the lenses.

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They conveniently nest together to keep them out of the way while the optic is in use. In addition to deeper caps, the iO-003 has protection ears for the elevation adjustment cap. Protect your Aimpoint™ and know your expensive investment is safe under all conditions!

The iO-003 accommodates the following optics only: Aimpoint™ T-1/H-1/R-1

Current Color Options: Black & Flat Dark Earth

MSRP: $28.95

Visit tangodown.com/shop/io-cover for more information on the iO-003.

Nightforce Optics Now Available At Bass Pro Shops

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Nightforce® Optics is proud to announce its partnership with Bass Pro Shops to expand retail and digital distribution of premium riflescopes. Now available at Bass Pro Shops, customers can find select Nightforce® riflescopes and accessories in their favorite local store, or online at basspro.com.

In recognition of the growing long-range market segment, best-selling models from the ATACR, NXS, SHV and Benchrest families are available via Bass Pro Shops. These optics will pair well with both new and existing rifle, ammunition, accessory and reloading offerings Bass Pro has in its product portfolio related to hunting and shooting.

“We are very excited for this opportunity as it represents another big step forward for Nightforce Optics,” says Gordon Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Bass Pro Shops is a leading retailer in the outdoor and firearms industry, and their commitment to providing quality products and recognition of the growing long-range market segment makes this a great fit for Nightforce.”

Nightforce is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products, including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories. We are known for our rugged, high-precision engineered designs that are capable of holding up to punishing conditions. Based in Orofino, Idaho, Nightforce has established a benchmark for high-quality, high performance products that have accompanied soldiers into battle, world champion shooters to the winner’s podium, and helped hunters take the trophy of a lifetime.

www.nightforceoptics.com