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Mega Lumens Monday with the NEW 500 Lumen EDCL1!

Monday, November 20th, 2017


Fountain Valley, CA–SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest–and most innovative–illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce The Everyday Carry Light 1, an upgraded version of our popular EB1 Backup®. It’s all about bold, in-your-face performance, with its high-output LED delivering 500 lumens of blinding white light on just a single 123A battery. The light features a tactical tailcap activated by pushing lightly for low and harder for high, while constant-on is achieved by twisting the tailcap tighter on to the light body. A Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens shapes the virtually indestructible LED’s light into a versatile beam with plenty of throw but optimized for situational awareness, essential in an everyday carry light.

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B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. MAWL, LA-22/U, and IZLID to be Displayed at Milipol Paris 2017

Monday, November 20th, 2017

November 17, 2017 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers’ MAWL, GLARE, and IZLID series of lasers will be on display at the SCOPEX exhibit (booth #L060) on November 21-24, at Milipol Paris 2017.


B.E. Meyers’ Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL), a high power infrared and visible green aiming and illumination laser for individual carbines, offers improved ergonomics, interface, and performance. The MAWL-DA has been designed from the ground up around the evolved needs of the modern night fighter and is currently in use and deployed on operations with both Tier 1 Special Forces, and internal security agencies in the U.S., Europe, and other nations.

The LA-22/U (formerly known as the GLARE RECOIL), was selected by MARCORSYSCOM as the sole source Hail and Warning device for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Ocular Interruption Systems (OIS) program. It features B.E. Meyers’ patented SmartRange™ technology that utilizes laser range finding and near-field detection to self-regulate power output. The result is controlled EyeSafe™ irradiance in addition to maximum permissible exposure on target. B.E. Meyers & Co. also offers a class 1M variant of the LA-22/U, the GLARE HELIOS.

Also displayed at the SCOPEX exhibit will be the IZLID series of lasers for Pointing and Illumination, including the IZLID Ultra. The IZLID Ultra is currently the standard for JTAC use. Featuring a beam bright enough to communicate with high-altitude aircraft, it excels even under conditions containing high ambient light.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Director of Business Development, Jamie Wilford, will be at the SCOPEX booth November 22-23 to provide detailed information about the company’s products.

To connect with Mr. Wilford, or to schedule a meeting, please contact

For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. visit

Milipol Paris, the leading event for homeland security, is organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Interior. It is an official event carried out in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, Civil Defence Service, French Customs, City Police, Interpol, etc.


Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Deserving Military Children Surprised by Polaris and Minnesota Vikings Stars Adam Thielen & Kyle Rudolph with ‘Salute to Service’ Game Tickets and a Youth Off-Road Vehicle

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2017 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) joined forces with the Minnesota Vikings and United Heroes League to celebrate service members, veterans and their families. Six children from five deserving families were selected by United Heroes League to participate in the Polaris’ Salute to Military Kids event and to be recognized by the Minnesota Vikings at its Salute to Service game on Nov. 19.

Polaris also is donating five percent of proceeds from all Polaris ACE® 150 EFI sales in November and December, up to $20,000, to United Heroes League.

On Nov. 7, the six kids, ranging in ages from 12 to 14, spent a dream day riding youth-sized, off-road Polaris vehicles at the company’s research and development facility in Wyoming, Minnesota. A Polaris driving instructor worked with each child to teach them how to safely operate the vehicle, along with proper off-road driving techniques. At the end of the day, Polaris surprised the kids with keys to their own youth-sized Polaris vehicle. The kids could choose from a Polaris Outlaw® 110 EFI, ACE® 150 EFI, RZR® 170 EFI, Sportsman® 110 EFI and Phoenix® 200.

More surprises were in store for the kids when the Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and tight end Kyle Rudolph stopped by to meet the families and invite them to the Vikings Salute to Service game.

“We can never truly repay our active military members for the sacrifices they make on our behalf, but it can be easy to overlook the sacrifices their kids are also making, and that’s why it was so gratifying to be able to do something in honor of them,” said Thielen. “It was such a privilege to spend some time with these five incredible families, and I look forward to honoring them at our Salute to Service Game.”

Among the families who will be honored during the game are active and former service members of Minnesota Army and Minnesota Air National Guard. The kids, and their families, are a part of the United Heroes League organization that aims to empower military kids to stay healthy and active, and supports veterans and active duty service members battling the financial burden associated with sports.

“Our mission focuses on empowering our military families to stay healthy and active. Today was a shining example of families enjoying a fantastic activity that peaks all of their interests,” said Ben Mattson, chief marketing officer for United Heroes League. “We cannot thank Polaris or the Vikings organizations enough for this tremendous gift. These military families will never forget this day!”

“United Heroes League helps military kids receive the support and resources they deserve while their parents are serving our country,” said Kyle Duea vice president of marketing for Off-Road Vehicles at Polaris. “We are honored to have helped these five families create lasting memories, and look forward to continuing to help support United Heroes League and its worthy mission through the rest of our Salute to Military Kids giveback campaign.”

United Heroes League helps to keep military kids engages and active in sports throughout all 50 states through grants, free skill development camps and equipment, and game tickets to professional sporting events.

More information on Polaris’ Salute to Military Kids and ways to support United Heroes League is available at

Meprolight Launches a Unique Multi-Spectral Weapon Sight At Milipol

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Combining Uncooled Thermal Channel with Digital Day/Night Camera, MEPRO NYX-200 improves soldier’s situational awareness and allows rapid target acquisition in any lighting conditions and any environment


Milipol 2017, Paris, France, November 21-24, Stand G-025

November 16, 2017. Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – launches the unique MEPRO NYX-200 multi-spectral weapon sight and hand-held device, combining an uncooled thermal channel with a sensitive high-resolution digital day/night camera, at Milipol 2017. This sight improves the soldier’s situational awareness, and allows rapid target acquisition in any lighting conditions and in any environment.

According to Assaf Shimron, CEO of Meprolight, “Modern battlefield challenges force soldiers to carry an expanding array of systems, sensors, and equipment. The weight of this equipment and the need to operate a variety of devices reduces mission effectiveness and may compromise soldier safety. To solve these issues and improve the modern soldier’s operation, we developed the MEPRO NYX-200.”


“The MEPRO NYX-200 is a lightweight, all-in-one weapon sight that includes a thermal imaging channel and day/night sensitive camera, integrated DVR and IR pointer,” Mr. Shimron continued. “This solution replaces at least four (4) different systems currently carried by the average soldier. It allows ongoing work, 24/7, in all environments and weather conditions – meeting the demands of the modern battlefield and increasing mission effectiveness.”

The MEPRO NYX-200 is available in two configurations: thermal channel with digital night camera or thermal channel with digital day camera. The combination of thermal channel and digital night camera (DNC) enables enhanced situational awareness with maximum view at any level of darkness in any environment. The thermal channel can be used in total darkness and through fog, camouflage, etc. The sight’s digital night vision is optimized for Close Quarters Battle (CQB), face recognition, and more.

The combination of thermal channel and digital day camera (DDC) enables the soldiers to use the sight for both day and night operation, eliminating the need to change sights/devices between day and night, and allowing soldiers to move between dark and light environments, such as entering dark places also during daytime.

Long operation time based on four (4) commercially available batteries enables soldiers to complete missions without power failure. The integrated IR pointer supports various tactical scenarios including CQB and covert night operations. Using integrated DVR enables image capture and video recording and transmitting for mission debriefing. MEPRO NYX-200 was designed and fabricated to the most stringent military standards, including MIL-810, to assure years of reliable operation under all field and environmental conditions.

Meprolight Introduces New Version of the X3 Magnifying Day Scope at Milipol

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The MEPRO MX3-T features a new adapter that enables quick switching between short and long distances, for rapid target acquisition

Milipol Paris 2017, Paris, France, November 21-24, Stand G-025

November 15, 2017. Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – presents a new version of the X3 magnifying scope. The MEPRO MX3-T features a new adapter that enables quick switching between short and long distances, for rapid target acquisition.


According to Benny Kokia, VP Marketing and Sales, “We developed the new adapter as a result of our close collaboration with Special Forces units both in Israel and overseas. The MEPRO MX3-T is equipped with a unique pull back mechanism that surpasses those of any other tactical solution available in the market. The MX3-T enables swift target acquisition, significantly improving results in the field.”

The MEPRO MX3-T is a compact, lightweight, and rugged magnifying scope with a wide Field of View – designed to accurately and economically improve the shooter’s performance. This new scope has 3x magnification to enhance the precision, range, and effectiveness of reflex sights, such as MEPRO 21 and MEPRO MOR, by extending the shooting range without re-zeroing the sights.


The MEPRO MX3-T attaches to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, behind a reflex sight, and features a quick release adapter. The adapter has a low weight, quick pull back mechanism. When not in use, it is folded over to the right side and can be easily flipped back into place when the shooter needs to engage targets at longer distances. It is simple to attach, doesn’t interfere with firing, and is MIL-STD-810 qualified.

Bushnell – New Elite Tactical XRS II

Thursday, November 16th, 2017


OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – November 15, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces an enhanced level of precision and performance with a new Elite Tactical flagship riflescope – the XRS II.

Delivery of precise rounds at extreme distances requires skills honed through rigorous practice. It also demands optics that are crafted to be precision tools. The XRS II is crafted to the most exacting standards to lead the Elite Tactical line of precision optics and perform at distances that were once unimaginable.

Delivering stunning edge-to-edge clarity in any condition with ED Prime glass, plus an impressive 4.5-30x zoom and wide 50mm objective lens, the XRS II is purpose-built to easily acquire targets more than 1,000 yards distant. Water, fog, dust and debris are no match for the exclusive, patented, EXO Barrier protective lens coating.

“Military, law enforcement and competitive shooters demand precision,” said Bryan Parrish, Elite Tactical Product Manager for Bushnell. “The XRS II delivers it in spades. This optic is purpose-built for extreme ranges under the harshest conditions.”

The XRS II comes with a removable Throw Lever for quick magnification changes and features a locking diopter that won’t budge.

“The XRS II is precision incarnate,” said Parrish. “Making adjustments is as simple as it is accurate, with a locking windage turret and an elevation turret featuring the RevLimiter Zero Stop, which will not turn past zero. It offers 10 MILs of adjustment per revolution.”

Available in grey, black and flat dark earth with the Bushnell exclusive G3 reticle, the XRS II is also available in Horus H59 reticle and TRMR3 reticle configurations.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit

A Light in the Night

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

(Wilsonville, OR)—Crimson Trace hears directly from customers in the company’s Oregon production facility. Much of the conversation with customers is focused on laser sights, but one topic is also near the top for discussion—lights. Customers want to know the types of lights Crimson Trace offers to help them see and identify targets during periods of darkness. The great news is that there are many options to light the night—and several of those options include laser sights. The better news is that firearms mounted lights offer numerous advantages over hand-held flashlights—such as never being left behind when a situation occurs or there’s a bump in the night.


One product category, Crimson Trace® Laserguard® Pro laser sights and laser lights, continues to expand. The recently released Laserguard Pro LL-807 laser sight and light will fit securely onto nearly two dozen models of GLOCK® brand pistols. Crimson Trace’s Laserguard Pro laser sights feature the company’s award-winning and patented Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology a feature designed to activate the laser and light when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip and when the user is ready to fire.

There are also Laserguard Pro light and laser sight combinations available to fit other popular pistols, including: the LL-803 for GLOCK’s Model 42 and 43 handguns; the LL-801 to fit the Smith & Wesson® M&P®9 ShieldTM and M&P 40 Shield; the LL-808 to fit M&P45 Shield, and the LL-802 to securely and seamlessly attach to the Springfield Armory® XD-S® semi-auto pistol.


Released in 2015, Crimson Trace’s Laserguard Pro laser sight and lights incorporate a powerful 150-lumen LED white light with either a red or green laser diode within a sturdy and compact housing. This laser sight and light is simple to install onto a pistol’s trigger guard and attaches to the firearm with seamless integration. The screws for installation, and the battery for operation, are included in the product packaging. Laserguard Pro laser sights with lights are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Other Crimson Trace light options include: the LiNQ® wireless operated light and laser sight system for AR/MSR rifles and AK-Style rifles; the Rail Master® firearms accessor platforms, including the CMR-202 light that fits most pistols, rifles and shotguns with M1913 Picatinny or Weaver accessory rails; and the Rail Master Pro series offering either a red (CMR-205) or green (CMR-204) laser sight with a 100-Lumen LED white light. Rail Master Pro series of products provide four operation modes, including: light only, laser only, light and laser sight and laser with strobing light. These units are built inside a sturdy and lightweight CNC-machined housing. As with the standard Rail Master series, Rail Master Pro products will securely attach to nearly any firearm with a Weaver or Picatinny accessory rail.

Finally, Crimson Trace also provides the MVF-515TMlaser and light option, a grip designed for placement on a long firearm’s forend. Two versions are available—red laser sight (MVF-515) and green laser sight (MVF-515G). Both provide a powerful 200-Lumen LED white light that can be transformed from constant light to strobe.

Crimson Trace lights, and laser sight and light combo products, are easy to install and require no gunsmithing skills. (Reminder: Always follow firearms safety guidelines and be certain the firearm is unloaded before installing accessories). More details on the company’s 280-plus laser sights and firearms lighting products can be found at or at 800-442-2406.

Polartec Announces 2017 Apex Design Award Winners

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

(Andover, Mass.) – (November 14, 2017) – Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the winners of its 2017 Polartec APEX Awards, an annual design award program celebrating the finest products made from Polartec fabrics, and the designers behind them. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies.

The winners are:

Adidas Terrex Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket, a women’s outdoor jacket made with Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by Tim Maud

Arc’teryx Nyara Wrap, a fleece wrap layer made from Polartec® Thermal Pro® fleece, designed by Edita Hadravska (available spring 2018)

Blackyak Combat Shirt, a hybrid shirt made from Polartec® Power Grid® fleece, designed by David Randall

Burton Minturn Hooded Full-Zip Fleece, a midweight fleece layer made from Polartec® Classic shearling fleece (available fall 2017)

Citera Neocity-65 Jkt, a practical M65-style jacket made from Polartec® NeoShell® breathable waterproof fabric, designed by Naoki Ei

Fox Racing Attack Pro Jersey, an advanced mountain bike jersey made from Polartec® Delta® cooling fabric, designed by Jake Theno (available spring 2018)

Mountain Hardwear Atherm Hooded Jacket, an ultimate breathable insulation piece, made from an extraordinary combination of Polartec® Alpha® Direct, Polartec® Alpha®, and Polartec® High Loft™ insulations

Norrøna lofoten Power Shield Pro Alpha Jacket, a revolutionary jacket made from a unique combination of Polartec® Power Shield® Pro breathable weather protection and Polartec® Alpha® insulation, designed by the Norrøna R&D department

Oiselle Flyout Tank, Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve, women’s tops made from Polartec® Delta® cooling fabric, designed by Nelle Horsley

P1G-Tac FRS Delta, a hot-weather field training shirt made from Polartec® Delta® cooling fabric, designed by 281Z Development Group (Konstantyn Lesnik, Oleksandr Polevara, Valery Chernenko, Artem Livushevsky)

Taylor Stitch Hawkins Jacket, a classic 60/40-style jacket made from new knit Polartec® NeoShell® breathable waterproof fabric, designed by Nick Kemp

Every winner is an embodiment of Polartec fabric innovation and design inspiration, and the winning designers are being recognized with a Malden statue, an industry award unlike any other, and images celebrating the Science of Fabric.