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Riding the Rails with Crimson Trace

Friday, February 24th, 2017

(Wilsonville, OR)—Today, more and more manufactured firearms, including many models of pistols and most AR/MSR rifles, have rails for attaching accessories. Crimson Trace offers numerous options to help firearms owners across America decide what rides on their rails.

There are nearly a dozen Crimson Trace accessory options for firearms with rails:

1) The LiNQ™ wireless operated laser and light systems are designed to securely attach to most rifles that feature Weaver or Picatinny accessory rails. The remotely operated LiNQ module can be placed in a variety of locations on the rifle and houses a brilliant green laser and 300-lumen white LED light. The replacement activation grip utilizes Crimson Trace’s patented Instinctive ActivationTM firearm laser activation technology, a feature designed to activate the laser when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip and when the user is ready to fire.  No other product in the laser sight industry offers this capability. The replacement activation grip activates and operates the module through a secure, singular, closed system. The module operates in four modes: light only; laser only; laser and light; and, laser and strobe light.

The newest LiNQ model, the LNQ-103G, is designed to fit AK-type rifles and has a green laser diode. It offers the same features of the original LiNQ.

2) The Rail Master® Pro laser sight and light is a red or green laser paired with a 100-Lumen LED white light. Operation modes include: laser and light, light only, laser only and laser and light strobe. The CMR-204 (green) and CMR-205 (red) will fit most pistols, rifles and shotguns with M1913 Picatinny or Weaver accessory rails.

3) The popular Rail Master laser sight is well known for being compact, powerful and affordable. The CMR-201 (red) and CMR-206 (green) have tap-on/tap-off Instant Activation and auto shutoff when left inactive for five minutes. A coyote tan version and 100-lumen white light only model are also available. The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price begins at $159 for the CMR-201.

4) The durable and versatile MVF-515™ is an easily installed and operated forend grip that offers a red or green laser paired with a powerful 200-lumen LED white light. Light modes can be moved from momentary or strobe to constant on. MSRP for the MVF-515 red laser sight begins at $479.

Crimson Trace offers more than 260 products at 2,500+ dealers across America. The company’s products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm — or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealers, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the 2017 catalog, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.

About Crimson Trace Corporation
Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation is recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal-defense firearms. For more than two decades, the company has provided America’s firearms owners, law enforcement officers and military units worldwide with the largest selection of award-winning laser sights and tactical light products. Those innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ™ wireless operated laser and light systems and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive Activation firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include the Defender SeriesTM and Rail Master® firearms accessory platforms. Full details are available at www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

SPARTANAT: TILO-3 thermal image helmet / head lamp by Andres Industries

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

This is world’s first thermal image helmet/headlamp. With this product, Andres Industries from Berlin/Germany developed a completely new product group: a thermal imaging system that has all the possibilities of tactical helmets /headlamps:

1. Spotlight white (160 Lumen 20°)

2. Spotlight red

3. IR-Light (invisible)

4. Brightness control

5. Flashing function

If the device is used as a headlamp, it is also worn as such. There is either a helmet holder for attachment to the helmet or an adapter to use the device on the GoPro headband.

Thermal imaging function: To use the thermal imaging function, the TILO-3 is folded down and now it works as a thermal imaging goggle. Despite the small size, the image and recognition quality by far surpasses other commercially available thermal imaging devices. A version with a thermal resolution of <40mK is available for authorities. This is comparable to the performance of a cooled thermal imaging device.

Technical specifications:

  • FOV: 25° H
  • Resolution: 329×240 pixel
  • Rate: 9Hz (hunters), 60Hz (authorities)
  • Weight: about 100g
  • Length: 4cm
  • Price: €2500
  • Protection: IP868 (nitrogen filled)
  • Power: 1xCR123 and external possibleThe lamp function can also be used during use as a thermal imaging device. TILO-3 will have its world premiere during ENFORCE TAC and can also be seen at IWA in Nuremberg.

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    IWA March 3rd – 6th 2017 – Hall 6-113

    ENFORCE TAC: www.enforcetac.com

    Andres Industries: www.andres-industries-shop.de

    SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

  • VIRIDIAN WEAPON TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES FACT WEAPON-MOUNTED CAMERA PRODUCT LINE

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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    Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

    Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

    “No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

    FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

    Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.

  • FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
  • FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
  • FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.
  • Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

    Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

    “No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

    FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

    Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.
    FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
    FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
    FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.

    Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to www.ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com. or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com.

    Nielsen-Kellerman to Showcase Kestrel Elite Ballistics Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics Software and LiNK at 2017 SHOT Show

    Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Built-in targeting calculator makes handheld weather meter a compact ballistics tool and complete shooting solution

    Boothwyn, PA – Nielsen-Kellerman (NK), creators and manufacturers of Kestrel® Ballistics Weather Meters, has announced they will be featuring their Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and LiNK, among many other innovative and sought-after products, integrations and strategic partnerships at the Kestrel booth (#1946) at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

    The Kestrel Elite takes the guesswork out of long-range shooting, even out to the transonic and subsonic flight range of your bullet. This next-generation integrated weather meter and ballistics calculator provides shooters with up-to-the-minute accurate wind speed and air density measurements combined with the full functionality of the highly regarded Applied Ballistics® solver engine and manufacturer-specific bullet flight model database. All this power is packed into a small four-ounce, rugged instrument that is easy to carry and use and proven through years of tough strategic use.

    The Kestrel Elite is available with optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth low energy, which provides you with the power of the free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app. The app allows shooters to build and manage gun/bullet profiles and download them to the Kestrel 5700 Elite; in addition to providing the extensive Litz library of custom bullet drag models for the most precise transonic and subsonic range solutions available anywhere.

    LiNK enabled units can also be paired with LiNK compatible laser range finders, like the Safran Vectronix PLRF25C which offers snipers/spotters, marksmen and forward observers the smallest and most powerful MIL-SPEC Laser Range Finder on the market today. The ergonomic design of the Vectronix PLRF25C allows for one-handed use, with the one-button operation being intuitive and easy-to-learn. Ranging measurements up to 6,000m, as well as accurate angle measurements, are no problem for the compact (measuring only 131x88x55mm), and lightweight (430g) rangefinder. The PLRF25C features 6x magnification capability and is tactically proven in the most demanding environments.

    The Kestrel Elite is also offered as a package with the Bushnell Elite 1 Mile CONX Laser Rangefinder. The two products work seamlessly together; with each target range data being transmitted to the paired Kestrel for instant calculation of an elevation hold. The data is then sent to the Kestrel and handed back to the rangefinder for display in the viewfinder. The Bushnell Elite 1 Mile CONX is accurate against reflective targets up to 1,760 yards and sends both inclination angle and range data to the Kestrel Elite for accurate high angle shots.

    Like all Kestrel meters, the Kestrel Elite is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can accompany you to the range or hunt for years to come. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your unit with you.

    “At Nielsen-Kellerman, we take great pride in being able to provide the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability in every generation of the Kestrel Ballistic and Weather Meters,” stated Nielsen-Kellerman CEO, Alix James. “Each Kestrel model is designed with its users in mind, and this upgraded version of the Kestrel Elite proves our commitment to innovation and making the best products available to all shooters.”
    In addition to the Elite with LiNK, NK will also have several of their other favorite products for order during the course of the show, including:

    • Kestrel Sportsman
    • Kestrel DROP D3
    • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter

    The full line of products is available at KestrelBallistics.com, the company’s new site, which provides users with all the information, products and resources they need for success in long-range shooting. Visitors to the site will be able to purchase products beyond the Kestrel units – as it is designed as a one-stop shop for shooting accessories. Products available include: Nightforce and Bushnell scopes, Bushnell rangefinders, MagnetoSpeed chronographs, and Full Spectrum Solutions shooting mats.

    Attendees will be able to receive special SHOT Show pricing on any Kestrel Ballistics products. Kestrel will also host industry partners and ballistics experts, Bryan Litz, Nick Vitalbo and Todd Hodnett every afternoon at 2:00 at their booth for a Q&A session. Subjects range from ballistic calculating, to windage and predicting environmentals for a long range shot.

    4th District Federal Reserve Security Forces Adopt LaserMax Guide Rod Lasers For Duty Use

    Friday, December 16th, 2016

    Rochester, NY – December 12, 2016 –LaserMax announced today that the 4th District Federal Reserve Security Force has purchased and is issuing LaserMax Guide Rod lasers for the use in the security force issued Glock G17 & G19.

    The primary duty of uniformed division officers is to provide law enforcement and force protection services to Federal Reserve facilities. Other than administrative matters and violations of Federal Reserve Bank regulations, Federal Reserve Security Forces respond to police, fire, medical incidents and site security issues in and adjacent to their assigned facilities to protect life, render aid or assist other law enforcement.

    In addition to providing product to the 4th District Federal Reserve Security Force LaserMax was afforded the opportunity to meet with tactics and training leadership to advice them on proper installation and tactics of use for firearm laser aiming devices in response situations.

    “The adoption of the Guide Rod lasers from a security force of this prestige is an incredible testament to the trust and confidence these guys put in our product,” said Chris Gagliano, Director of Military Products for LaserMax. “Getting to work with the tactical response team at the Federal Reserve is a great honor and we have thrilled to have them utilizing our Guide Rod laser systems on their duty sidearms.”

    “We are so happy that the 4th District Federal Security Force has joined the growing list of Federal and Local Law Enforcement agencies that recognize the tactical advantage that laser aiming devices provide officers,”said Chris Tinkle, Chief Sales Officer. “I have enormous respect for the job these officers do and providing the tools and training to increase their shooting proficiency is a wonderful achievement for LaserMax.”

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    Shadow Tech, LLC – Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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    Click to view Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap spec sheet

    Shadow Tech, LLC, best known for the Hog Saddle, has released a brand new product, The Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap. A good wind meter is an invaluable tool when precision shooting. In that regard, the Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap is an extremely useful accessory, as it serves as a retention device that allows the user to mount their Kestrel wind meter to a rifle sling, tri/bipod leg, or MALICE clip for immediate usage. The ATI Wind Wrap utilizes a soft mount which eliminates the effect rifle recoil has on a Kestrel’s internal electronics. Additionally, the Wind Wrap is made of Hypalon fabric, lined internally with a “special grippy material” which maintains grip in oily or wet conditions.

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    The Kestrel ATI Wind Wrap is 100% American made and Berry Compliant. Best of all, it’s officially approved by Kestrel themselves.

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    The ATI Wind Wrap is being produced in two models: Kestrel 4500 – available at the time of writing, and Kestrel 5700 – available November 7th, both in Coyote Brown.

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    BE Meyers & Co – GLARE RECOIL

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

    This is the GLARE RECOIL™ from BE Meyers & Co. This green laser hail and warning system is the sole-source winner for the MARCORSYSCOM Ocular Interrupter (OI) Program ($49M IDIQ), and is also under evaluation for several other US and International programs, including the US Navy Hailing Acoustic Laser & Light Tactical System (HALLTS) program. It is the proven design.

    The GLARE RECOIL™ is the only truly eye-safe Escalation of Force laser dazzler for hail and warning, with an NOHD of 0 meters due to the integration of a laser rangefinder into the safety controls of the system. The GLARE RECOIL™ can easily envelope both short-range and long-range target areas through the motorized zoom functions. It is an amazing piece of technology.

    This video explains how the GLARE RECOIL differs radically from any other hail and warning system by illustrating how their patented “SmartRange™” technology works. Watch the video at bemeyers.com/media/videos.

    SmartRange™ technology identifies the range to target and automatically regulates the power to correspond with output that is safe for that distance. If the target moves, the systems self-regulates power on target accordingly.

    Designed for combat applications, the GLARE RECOIL™ incorporates groundbreaking safety technologies in a ruggedized package that performs in demanding land and sea environments, with impactful hail and warning capabilities able to safely alert targets anywhere from 3 meters to beyond 16 kilometers (10 miles).

    Law Enforcement, BE Meyers hasn’t forgotten about you. The GLARE HELIOS™ is the Law Enforcement specific version of the GLARE RECOIL™ which provides identical controls in the same compact form factor, with FDA variances approving the GLARE HELIOS™ for use by all Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies and others meeting specific defense and security criteria.

    If you’re going to be at AUSA this week, be sure to stop by BE Meyers & Co (booth #2342) to check out the GLARE RECOIL and MAWL for yourself!

    Night Combat Solutions – FPRS PVS-14 Recorder

    Monday, September 26th, 2016

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    Night Combat Solutions’ FPRS is a recording system that allows users to record high definition, first person video through their NVD without impeding vision or function of the device. THe FPRS system comes complete right out the box, and requires only a micro SD card to function. The FPRS is designed to mount to any device that uses PVS-14 ocular lenses, including the PVS-14, ANVIS-6, AB Night Vision MOD-3, and more. Upon request, Night Combat Solutions can also make an FPRS system for the PVS-15, PVS-18, PVS-31, and other NVDs.

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    Features:
    1920 X 1080P Full HD
    720P for extended recording
    Audio
    12MP still frame pictures
    Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
    10 hour battery life
    Supports 32GB micro SD cards
    Built in charging port
    Vibrating mode indicators
    Velcro helmet attachment
    Remote control

    Email sales@nightcombatsolutions.com for further details on the FPRS.

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    SilencerCo Weapons Research – Radius Prairie Dog Hunt

    Monday, September 5th, 2016

    SilencerCo took out some Ruger Precision Rifles, Vortex scopes, and their own Omega suppressors as well as Radius rangefinders to pop some prairie dogs in the great state of Texas.

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    Bushnell’s Easy-To-Use Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 Delivers Enhanced Imagery Day or Night

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (July 11, 2016) – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance outdoor products for more than 65 years, has again raised the bar in performance and value. The new Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 defines long-lasting efficiency and ease of use while improving both day and nighttime imagery.

    Built on the rugged Trophy Cam HD Aggressor chassis, the new Essential E2 employs and easy-to-use latch and lets hunters keep a watchful eye on their favorite outdoor hotspots around the clock.

    The camera is amazingly efficient, too. The power-saving Trophy Cam HD Essential E2 runs up to 12 months on one set of eight AA batteries.

    Ensuring the best detection and images, the adjustable PIR (passive infrared sensor) is motion-activated out to 80 feet and fires a 32-LED dynamic night vision flash for premium images at night. The camera is also SD slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB and features audio record; a redesigned, easy-open case; plus date, time, temperature and moon stamp.

    With a lightning-fast 0.3 second trigger speed, and three resolution options between 3-, 8- and 12-megapixels, the camera ensures crisp, vivid photos and video.

    The Essential E2 also allows users to adjust trigger interval from 1 second to 60 minutes. Plus, adjustable settings allow you to capture one to three images per trigger, or 5- to 60-seconds of 1,280×720-pixel HD video. Also standard is Field Scan 2x time-lapse mode, which takes images at pre-set intervals from 1 to 60 minutes.

    Plus, every Trophy Cam camera comes with a free one-month trial of DeerLab, a web-based subscription service that analyzes data from your photos and from weather services to help create a profile for each buck on your property, including how often, when, and under what weather and wind conditions a buck tends to be on his feet — and potentially walking under your stand.

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