Archive for the ‘Lights’ Category

OTIS Defense – Individual Deployment Kit

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Once offered by Gerber, the Individual Deployment Kit is now an OTIS Defense product.

It’s a great kit, especially for mounted personnel, combing a MOLLE compatible sheath with individual compartments for a Gerber Safety Strap Cutter, Streamlight Sidewinder flashlight, Gerber MP 600 multi-tool, and eFECT weapon cleaning tool. Although originally a Gerber item, the eFECT tool is currently in transition to being manufactured by OTIS Defense.

Rampart Range Day 23 – BCB Illumination Markers

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

BCB International brought something so new it doesn’t even have a product name yet.

These illumination markers are meant as an alternative to disposable Chemlights. Available in Green, Red, Blue, White and IR, they can be turned on and off as needed and run for 36 hours. They’ve been tested down to -25 Deg C and the rep says you can get them wet.

This and other products shown at Rampart Range Day are available for unit and agency orders in Canada and the US through Rampart.

ZeropBlindSpot – 0BS-1

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Created by two special operations Veterans (one Army and one Navy) the 0BS-1 (referred to as the Dash One) was designed to do precisely what the company name promises, eliminate weapon light blind spots caused by shadows from barrels and enablers.

They invested three years of R&D effort into the project. The light offers 400 lumens on the high setting and 300 lumens on low, which testers found optimal during development for target illumination and threat identification. The Dash One also runs for four hours on the high setting (eight hours on low) on a single charge of its integral USB-C rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, offering a great balance of performance and power.

ZeroBlindSpot told us the Dash One has two other advantages; the light better conforms to the rail offering batter balance and a reduced snag hazard. It also features integrated bilateral activation switches so no more tape switches. Additionally, the rechargeable battery also means you don’t have to buy more disposable batteries.

Viridian’s Iconic, Completely Redesigned Rechargeable C Series Line is More Powerful Than Ever & Shipping NOW

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 11, 2023 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has reintroduced the original green laser and light C Series lineup. The enhanced line is made up of the brightest and best green lasers and tactical lights on the market. Taking the industry’s original green laser to the next level, the all new rechargeable C Series is now available for shipping.

The series includes the C5™, C5L ™, CTL ™ and CTL+ ™. Each is powered by a rechargeable battery and comes with Viridian’s new quick-release mobile power system, SAFECHARGE™. SAFECHARGE provides unmatched convenience and an innovative recharge process ensuring your C Series is ready when you need it most.

“The original C5L put Viridian on the map. We’re thrilled to announce the new and improved C Series line is now available for shipping,” said Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen. “After almost 20 years, we are proud to pioneer the world of weapon lasers and lights with our technological advancements and continued commitment to innovation. Our SAFECHARGE rechargeable power system is a game changer, and we’re honored to finally get these accessories into the hands of civilians, military, and law enforcement professionals.”

The reintroduced C Series lasers feature Viridian’s advanced INSTANT-ON ® technology, a new Holster Retention Feature for compatibility never seen before, and adjustable universal rail mounts. The new and improved series includes:

The C5: It’s Not Just a Laser, It’s a Legacy

With a smaller size profile and a host of new features, the all-new C5 is officially reintroduced as the best pistol laser ever built. The tiny C5 packs in the industry-leading features you expect from Viridian. With a MSRP of $149.00 and weighing in at under 2oz, the C5 fits perfectly between your firearm’s muzzle and trigger guard.

The C5L: The Return of the G.O.A.T

The C5L started it all as the first ever compact green laser sight. Loaded with features that place it as the leader of the pack once again, the all-new accessory is back and better than ever. Maintaining a small footprint with a MSRP of $229, the classic C5L continues to usher in a new era of visibility.

The CTL: Tiny but Mighty

The new CTL is the smallest, most versatile tactical weapon light on the market. It boasts a 525-lumen peak output, 60 minutes of run time and weighs in at 1.73oz. With a MSRP of $109, this small yet strong light is a force to be reckoned with.

The CTL+: Where Performance Meets Functionality

As the most powerful weapon light ever built by Viridian, the CTL+ represents the ideal blend of performance and functionality. Kicking out 1,100 blinding lumens and up to 60 minutes of run time. With a MSRP of $149, CTL+ is capable of handling any of your low light situations.

SAFECHARGE: Mobile Power Supply

Viridian’s new patent pending SAFECHARGE system is the ultra-convenient rechargeable power source that ensures your Viridian accessory is ready when you are. Simply place the Viridian accessory near SAFECHARGE and attach the magnetic charging connector. The system automatically wakes up, charging the Viridian accessory, and shuts off when full, staying dormant until it is needed again. This allows the Viridian accessory to be charged wherever it is convenient without the need to unplug it after charging is complete ensuring maximum battery longevity. Whenever. Wherever. Forever ready. Included with ALL new C Series, the system is available for individual purchase with a MSRP of $19.

For more information on Viridian Weapon Technologies’ groundbreaking firearm innovations and self-defense products, visit

Princeton Tec Introduces New Addition To Vizz Product Line

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Pennsauken, NJ – March 21, 2023 – Founded in 1975, Princeton Tec has been a leader in the lighting and outdoor space, providing trusted illumination products to everyone from the outdoor enthusiast to the world’s most elite special forces.  Today, nearly 50 years later, Princeton Tec is excited to announce the newest addition to the Vizz Headlamp family, the Vizz RGB.

For those requiring special light, the Vizz RGB is feature-rich, with a dimmable 550 lumens white spot, making it the brightest of the series. Equipped with three color LEDS: red, blue, and green – all available in the same light.

When not in use the Vizz RGB can be locked to prevent accidental turn on. As with all of PTEC Professional Series headlamps, the Vizz RGBis waterproof (IPX7) and is equipped with regulated circuitry making it lithium battery compatible.

“Princeton Tec provides the best lighting solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs,” said Princeton Tec Vice President, Dave Cozzone.  “As an American manufacturer, we take pride in delivering top-quality lighting products and meeting the needs of our war fighters who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedoms.”

Princeton Tec has built a reputation by manufacturing proven, essential lighting solutions used by military, law enforcement, first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, and other self-reliant individuals.

“We’re driven to create personal lighting solutions that interface seamlessly with the end-user,” said Dave Cozzone, Vice President of Princeton Tec. “We will continue providing products that deliver boldly and confidently through flawless function, with a new look and updated aesthetic that speaks to each of our operators.”


Power                550 Lumens

Lamp                 1 Spot High LED

                        1 Red Ultrabright LED

                        1 Blue Ultrabright LED

                        1 Green Ultrabright LED

Burn Time           90 Hours

Batteries             3AAA (Included) / Lithium Compatible

Weight               3.20z / 92g

Waterproof          IPX7 (1 Meter)

The Vizz RGB is available in MultiCam, Tan and Black.

For more information about Princeton Tec, please visit:

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Villain Weapon Systems ATPIAL-C EFL – Enhanced Illuminator Performance Available and In-Stock Now Exclusively from TNVC

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Redlands, California, February 12, 2023—TNVC is proud to announce our new partnership and collaboration with Villain Weapon Systems (VWS) beginning with Exclusive Distribution of the VWS ATPIAL-C External Focusing Lens (EFL), with several new projects in the works!

Initially introduced by TNVC in 2014, the L3Harris / Insight ATPIAL-C, the Class I / 3R “civilian legal” variant of the DoD-issued AN/PEQ-15 was the first directly “commercialized” variant of an issued, MIL-SPEC laser system available on the market and still remains one of the most popular options for commercial NIR Multi-Function Aiming Lasers (MFALs).

While newer commercial lasers have been released in the decade since the ATPIAL-C was developed, the L3Harris ATPIAL remains one of the most widely used, combat proven, and reliable MFALs in existence, with many users appreciating the familiarity of the ATPIAL-C to their issued AN/PEQ-15 systems, something that cannot be understated in a device intended to be used primarily in the dark, by feel only, where it is critical that you are able to get the device to do what you want when you want it, without having to fiddle with controls or guess at what setting the device is switched to.

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Nevertheless, due to the requirements of making the standard power Class IIIB (45mW) into a Class I / 3R variant that could be sold and purchased by non-government customers openly and without restrictions or shady back-door deals, and while it can be effective in many environments and conditions, the “as-issued” the ATPIAL-C has reduced NIR illuminator performance and functionality compared to its Class IIIB counterpart.

Developed and released by Villain Weapon Systems in 2022, the ATPIAL-C External Focusing Lens (EFL) greatly improves the performance, functionality, and effectiveness of the ATPIAL-C at an affordable price ($129.00 retail), opening up the operating envelope of the ATPIAL-C, making it more than capable of handling most carbine applications within the effective PID range of head-mounted, unity night vision systems without permanent or warranty/serviceability voiding modifications, and without significantly altering the manual of arms and ergonomics that is one of the reasons for the ATPIAL-C’s continued popularity.

The VWS ATPIAL-C EFL is a ruggedized housing and lens system that allows the user to focus their fixed ATPIAL-C illuminator. Focusing your illuminator creates a useful, intense light source for long range engagements. Once installed (requires removal of the factory diffuser cover), simply flip the focusing lens in front of the aperture of the illuminator and increase the intensity of the laser illuminator an approximate 3-6x. The premium focusing lenses chosen for this task have Near-Infrared Anti-Reflective coatings to ensure maximum light transmission (~90%). These specialty coatings applied to the lens also ensure little to no laser light gets back-reflected into laser cavity.

The VWS ATPIAL-C EFL comes in two variants, with Mid-Range (MR) and Long-Range (LR) focusing lens options:

Mid-Range: Focuses your illuminator approximately 3x. Your 6°/105mrad illuminator will be focused to an approximate 2°/35mrad beam.

This lens is great for Mid Range engagements or higher light environments.

Long-Range: Focuses your illuminator approximately 6x. Your 6°/105mrad illuminator will be focused to an approximate 1°/17mrad beam. This lens is great in conjunction with magnifiers/scopes for illumination out to longer ranges. (Not recommended for targets inside of 50 meters)

While the EFL does remove the “close-range” soft, diffused illuminator cover, the already wide beam divergence and diffused output of the Class I ATPIAL-C provides suitable illumination for most close-range applications, and is still accessible on the EFL by flipping the EFL lens/cover out of the way — snap the cover on for mid-to-long ranges, flip the cover off for closer-in use.

“The EFL is a fantastic upgrade to the ATPIAL-C, and I’m extremely pleased that we have been able to partner with Brandon [Olson – Owner/Founder of VWS] and Villain Weapon Systems, not only do we have some interesting new products in the works, but our partnership and distribution agreement will allow the EFL to be produced in much larger numbers than previously and therefore become much more widely available. We really enjoy collaborations like this, and working with small, innovative, and nimble companies that are creating great new products,” says Augee Kim, COO of Tactical Night Vision Company.

“The EFL is a relatively low cost upgrade [$129 Retail] that not only greatly increases the capabilities and effectiveness of the thousands of ATPIAL-Cs that are already out in the field being used, but with a total package price of under $1,900 makes the ATPIAL-C with the EFL a strong contender, even in 2023, offering effective performance at lower cost and/or without the accompanying bulk and ergonomic issues of some other options, the more options the better.”


L3Harris ATPIAL-C: Available Now at TNVC:

***NOTE: The ATPIAL-C EFL is not designed to work with standard / high power ATPIAL / AN/PEQ-15s or any of its derivations. DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO STANDARD / HIGH POWER PEQ-15s IF THIS LENS IS USED.***

Viridian Now Offers E SERIES Green and Red Laser Sight Offerings for the Palmetto State Armory Dagger

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 25, 2023 – Viridian Weapon Technologies continues to assert that human eyes see green better and is now shipping E SERIES™ Green Lasers designed to improve performance and provide rapid target acquisition for Palmetto State Armory’s Dagger compact pistol. The newer Green Laser joins Viridian’s Red Laser Sight as ultra-functional model-specific options for the popular handgun. Viridian also offers holsters to fit the PSA Dagger and laser combinations.

The latest E SERIES Green and Red Laser Sights are made for the conceal and carry owner who wants power and affordability. The E SERIES Green Laser Sight is essential for daily carry, offering the most laser power legally available on the market. With this improved precision and visibility, one can be confident in their aim when it matters most. That’s why we call it essential.

Furthering the commitment to everyday carry—Viridian also offers Kydex holsters handcrafted in Minnesota. The PSA Dagger Model can be worn outside or inside the waistband and features advanced Kydex thermoforming techniques. These holsters are tested in the harshest conditions to ensure the user’s firearm/laser (and/or light) system is safe and secure when its needed most.

“The E SERIES line continues to be a priority and very popular with our customers and partners,” said Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen. “Palmetto State Armory’s Dagger is a very popular concealed carry option, and our green and red lasers make it that much more versatile for personal protection. When you factor in the fact we also have model-specific holsters made right here at our HQ, it’s easy to see why more people are relying on us to complete their comprehensive EDC system.”

E Series Green Laser Sights are designed to easily fit onto the pistol’s trigger guard, hold up to the toughest conditions and provide more than one hour of battery life with a constant laser. These sights offer user-controlled activation and are powered by 1/3n batteries. They’re easy to mount, include tools in the package and have an auto-off feature that kicks in after five minutes.

The Dagger is a compact pistol that maintains Palmetto State Armory’s value and delivers with ergonomics and controllability. The Dagger offers a smooth fire due to its single-action striker-fired trigger mechanism and fast draw that is free of snags due to a smooth edge design. Quality is ever present in the Dagger’s stainless steel and advanced polymer composition with additional diamond-like carbon coating on the slide for further strength. The Palmetto Dagger has many options for upgrades with aftermarket offerings such as the Viridian Essential Green Laser Sight, Viridian Essential Red Laser Sight or the Kydex holster.

These sights are backed by Viridian’s seven-year warranty and have been designed to fit the Palmetto State Armory Dagger model and many more popular handgun models.

All specifications and information one the full Viridian lineup is available at