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Rampart Range Day 21 – Rheinmetall Vampire

Friday, October 1st, 2021

The Vampire is Rheinmetall’s laser aiming device for rifles and carbines.

It is equipped with a red visible aiming laser, an IR aiming laser, and an IR illuminator (near IR illuminator if diffuser is closed), as well as a short wave infrared (SWIR) aiming laser and a SWIR illuminator. All lasers are co-aligned to bore sight with a single adjustment.

Additionally, there is an eye-safe training mode for force on force training.

Powered by two CR17345/CR123 batteries and waterproof up to 30m for 2h (IP68).

Rheinmetall products are available for unit and agency orders within Canada from Rampart International.

DSEi 21 – SureFire Micro Scout Light PRO

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Seen in the wild, SureFire’s Micro Scout Light Pro is their lightest, most compact Scout series WeaponLight.

A lot of people commenting when it was released didn’t understand that it is intended for applications such as this SIG Rattler, seen in the Edgar Brothers booth at DSEi.

Weighing in at just 2.1 oz, the Micro Scout Light PRO offers 300 lumens from a single rechargeable AAA battery that delivers 1.25 hours of constant runtime.

Introducing the TNVC EXCLUSIVE ECHO Arms CQBL Intergrated Light Mount (ILM)

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The ECHO Arms CQBL Integrated Light Mount (ILM) is a machined 6061 aluminum replacement body for all Surefire 3v Scout Lights and compatible tailcaps and heads with an integrated mount that allows it to be used with the Steiner eOptics CQBL-1 IR/VIS Laser Aiming Module by replacing the factory CQBL rail mounting bracket.

The low profile, one-piece body design closely hugs the CQBL-1, giving users a complete IR/VIS Aiming Laser and integrated weapon light – when combined with a dual spectrum light like the Surefire M3xxV family, the ECHO Arms CQBL ILM gives the user complete IR AIM/ILLUM and VIS AIM/White Light capabilities in a compact package that is less than 4.5″ long, 6.3″ wide, and 1.4″ tall, making it ideal for PDW, SMG, and PCC applications where rail space and accessory mounting and integration space is extremely limited.

Made exclusively for TNVC, the ECHO Arms CQBL ILM is available in both Black and Tan anodized finishes and includes a replacement mounting screw to install the light mount.

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, TNVC is offering specially priced CQBL ILM Bundles including a Steiner eOptics CQBL-1 laser system and Surefire M300V Dual Spectrum Vampire Light, starting at $1,229.80 – a savings of almost $300 from MSRP, and available in both Black and Tan.

The bundle package provides users with a COMPLETE, full-service IR/Visible Accessory suite for smaller weapons with a 250 lumen White Light and Red Visible Aiming Laser and 100 mW IR illuminator and 0.7 mW IR aiming laser for less than the cost of most Multi-Function Aiming Lasers in a much more compact package.

Viridian Launches HS1 IR Lasers Providing Increased Night Vision Accuracy

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – September 9, 2021 –Viridian Weapon Technologies is pleased to announce that its game-changing hand stop laser, the HS1, is now available with an infrared beam. The dynamic new HS1 IR is the first infrared laser developed by Viridian. When combined with the ergonomics of a hand stop, the HS1 IR adds a new layer of functionality and an ergonomic stability to the AR platform, and is available in both Black and Flat Dark Earth housings.

“When we announced the HS1, we immediately had requests for an IR version,” said Brian Hedeen, President and CEO at Viridian. “After extensive testing, the new HS1 IR is now ready. This is another milestone for Viridian. This is one of the most compact and ergonomic infrared aiming devices available and a must-have addition for anyone with NVG capabilities. The new HS1 IR is ideal for tactical use or even those looking to get an extra edge on wild hogs.”

Viridian’s HS1 is the first laser integrated into a hand stop. The shooter’s support hand grips the HS1 and the forend, and this grip activates the laser. The HS1 provides an intuitive control surface and instantaneous targeting guidance.

Like the Red and Green versions of the HS1, this new IR option will connect to forends with M-Lok® and picatinny mounts. The HS1’s IR beam adjusts for windage and elevation. The new HS1 IR will be available through retailers, or on Viridian’s website: viridianweapontech.com/products/lasers-lights.

HS1 IR Specifications

• LED Light Color: IR
• Activation: On-off swith
• Adjustments: Windage and Elevation Adjustable
• Constant on Battery Life: 1.5 Hours
• Battery Type: 1/3 n
• Mounting Options:  M-LOK with Picatinny adapters available
• Range: Up to 100 yards daylight/ 2 miles night
• Operating Temperature Range: 14°F – 140 °F
• Warranty Length: 7-Years
• MSRP: $249.00

For more information about the Viridian HS1, visi  viridianweapontech.com/products/lasers-lights.

The Ultimate Weaponlight: The Scout Light Pro

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

SureFire’s Scout Light Pro is the most reliable, low-profile, light weight and comprehensive weaponlight family in the world. First, the new Low-Profile Mount (LPM) delivers unprecedented versatility, allowing the user to optimize how close the light is mounted to the rail. The LPM easily and securely attaches to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny or M-LOK rail. The light is easily activated by either clicking its click-button tailcap switch or accessory remote pressure switch. Rugged and reliable, the Scout Light Pro is constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec Hard Anodized finish, and O-ring sealed to keep out the elements. It is built to endure in combat without any sacrifice in weapon maneuverability. With recoil-proof, ultra-high-output LEDs, the Scout Light Pro is ready for action.


UNITY Tactical and TNVC Announce TAPS-DBAL

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch) from TNVC and Unity Tactical is a complete one-point command and control system for weapon-mounted electronics. It provides low profile, dual-device control for Surefire/Modlite weapon lights and Steiner DBAL lasers.  TAPS-DBAL mounts directly to any industry standard rail, including M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, and M-LOK.  No third party rail adapters are needed, keeping the weapon lighter and sleeker. It features two on-board buttons and three accessory leads.

TAPS-DBAL is designed specifically for use with Steiner DBAL-A3 and A4 models along-side Surefire and Modlite weapon lights.

TAPS-DBAL allows for full functional use of the unique “Visible Override” feature on DBAL-A3 and A4 lasers.  The Y-Splitter Crane Laser leads plug into the standard and Visible Override ports on the back of the laser.  The Light lead plugs into the Surefire or Modlite tail cap port.

Button 1 will fire the DBAL laser in whatever setting is manually selected on the laser housing

Button 2 will fire the white light + DBAL laser visible laser, regardless if it is physically set to an infrared setting.

TAPS-DBAL is the only switch that provides full functional utility of the DBAL-A3/A4 Visible Override feature.  This capability gives users unmatched control of their light/laser combo in all tactical situations. 

Weight: 2.25oz w/hardware

Waterproof: 1 meter for 30 minutes

Meets MIL-STD-801G(1)-512.6

Cloud Defensive LLC Introduces Its Trade-In Program

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Cloud Defensive is doing it again. With a 2-week trial run of its groundbreaking Trade-In Program tested back in January of 2019, Cloud proofed the validity of the concept. And a simple concept it is: Send in your old weapon light (with no conditions on make/model or even functionality – and yes, old retro-fit handhelds qualify too) and they’ll give you $100 off the purchase of one of their new REIN/Torrent light combos or an Optimized Weapon Light (OWL). Both of which are class-leading in both performance, features, functionality and durability. It’s as simple as it gets – and its virtually unheard of in the industry. The Trade-In Program is active as of the time of this publication. All the information you need can be found on the website.


“When we rolled out the Trade-In Program in early 2019, it was done because we wanted to see how the world would react to it. We wanted to proof the concept. We ran the program for 2 weeks and had all the proof we needed when it concluded. We’ve since spent the last 2 years building our company, our capability and our manufacturing capacity. All the while looking for a time to re-launch the program and make it a more permanent fixture. With 2021 settling in a bit, we’ve had a second to fast-track a couple of key new product offerings and to dust off the Trade-In Program so we could finally re-launch it.

The idea behind the Trade-In Program is to do something for you most others are just unwilling to do. Specifically, we will give you, the shooter, value for the old kit that you have you don’t want or don’t use anymore. It’s the right thing to do by the customer. And in our corner of the accessory market, I think this is particularly useful. Weapon lights are a bit different than most gun accessories in that while quality lights don’t have a shelf-life, lights do see significant performance updates every few years. And most of us always want the newest and best gear. Which means if you are reading this, you likely have a few older or lower quality lights that are just sitting in a drawer somewhere. Or maybe it’s on your rifle or pistol right now and you want to upgrade. You should get value for that. And from our perspective, the Trade-In Program is great because we don’t care about the lights that you ship us. So, there are no qualifiers on what you send in to get that credit. We only care about the lights that we ship you. And nothing makes that easier for you than offering 100 dollars on a Trade-In Program. We’ve spent some time and resource to get this process largely automated on our website. It’s easy to do. And I made sure we have strong inventory to support this move. If it’s in-stock, it’ll ship same-day your order is placed.

We’re here to make some noise. And this program is doing just that”.

Sean McCauley, CEO

Cloud Defensive LLC

BioLite AlpenGlow Series Shakes Up The Lantern Game

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Rechargeable Line Inspired by Lighting You Can Only Find In Nature

Brooklyn, NY (July 21, 2021) — BioLite, an innovator in off-grid renewable energy solutions, challenges the traditional camp lantern market with its latest offering, the AlpenGlow Series. The USB-rechargeable lanterns feature a sleek profile, custom white and color LED configuration, and firmware unlocked by an internal accelerometer, bringing sunsets and sunrises to the palm of your hand.

“It’s right there in the name: we were inspired by those breathtaking color blends you catch at daybreak or moments like the Northern Lights,” says BioLite CEO Jonathan Cedar, “with our design, users can select colors to match their mood – lighting plays a huge role in creating a sense of space and place and the AlpenGlow will help you feel at home, whether it’s the backyard or the backcountry.”

Available in two sizes, the AlpenGlow models offer 250 and 500 lumens of cool white illumination. The warm white setting utilizes ChromaReal LED Technology, emitting broad-spectrum light for accurate color rendering in lowlight conditions, a detail that comes in handy for activities like nighttime cooking and photography. Give that same warm white setting a shake, and the internal accelerometer will activate Candle Flicker mode, ideal for moments when an open flame is not available or permitted.

“The internal accelerometer is a really fun detail, but it also does a ton of work for the user,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist, “it enables you to interact with the unit in a hands-on way and access a whole range of settings like candle flicker, colorful party mode, and fireworks mode without having to navigate a bunch of buttons. The result is a beautiful lantern that brings the seamlessness of modern interior design to an outdoor setting.”

Perfect for camping, travel, and outdoor entertaining, the AlpenGlow is delightful for all ages. These lanterns are as functional as they are mesmerizing. Both models feature an IPX4 rating, a nesting hook for easy hanging, and USB charge-out capabilities enabling users to keep devices charged or connect to BioLite SiteLights for easy overhead lighting.

AlpenGlow 250 Technical Specifications:
• Lumen Output: 250 HIGH, 2.5 LOW
• 7 Light Modes: Cool White + Dim, Warm White + Dim, Single Color + Dim, Single Color Cycling +, Dual-Color (complimentary) + Dim, Candle Flicker, Party Mode (Dynamic Cycling)
• Light mode speed settings: 3
• Weight: 7.4oz (210g)
• Dimensions: 3.7” x 3” diameter
• 1 USB-A battery output at 3,200 mAh
• Rechargeable via Micro USB
• ChromaReal Technology – Broad-spectrum lighting producing daylight-quality illumination
• Cool, Warm, & Color Modes
• Controls: Press, Press and Hold, Shake (Accelerometer)
• IPX4 Waterproof Rating
• Hangable via nested hook
• Textured gripper ring for no-slip bottom
• Runtime: 5 HIGH, 200 LO, 1 Hour Power Reserve
• $59.95

AlpenGlow 500 Technical Specifications:
• Lumen Output: 500 HIGH, 2.5 LOW
• 8 Light Modes: Cool White + Dim, Warm White + Dim, Single Color + Dim, Multicolor + Dim,
• Candle Flicker, Party Mode, Multicolor Mode, Fireworks Mode
• Light mode speed settings: 3
• Weight: 13.4oz (380g)
• Dimensions: 5.4” x 3.8” diameter
• USB-A battery output at 6,400 mAh
• Rechargeable via Micro USB
• ChromaReal Technology – Broad-spectrum lighting producing daylight-quality illumination
• Cool, Warm, & Color Modes
• Controls: Press, Press and Hold, Shake (Accelerometer)
• IPX4 Waterproof Rating
• Hangable via nested hook
• Textured gripper ring for no-slip bottom
• Runtime: 5 HIGH, 200 LO, 1 Hour Power Reserve
• $79.95

BioLite’s fun, feature-packed AlpenGlow Series can be found at select retailers and BioLiteEnergy.com.