Archive for the ‘Optics’ Category

Kuiu – Rangefinder Lanyard

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Simple and effective, this bungee-style lanyard features a tether on one and to attach to a fixed point such as a pouch or Bino harness and a clip on the other to your rangefinder or other valuable.

Offered in the color Stone, it’s available in Regular and Long lengths.

USSOCOM Selects Nightforce for Ranging – Variable Power Scope Program to Equip Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon Systems

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Nightforce Optics is proud to announce that another variant of the ATACR product line has been selected to fill the Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program. The MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20×50 F1 will be integrated as the Mid-Range and the Designated Marksman solutions for US Special Operations Command’s current and future anticipated Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon Systems. The R-VPS will round out a complete family of Variable Power Scopes awarded to Nightforce Optics within the MAS-D Program.

As part of a life cycle replacement program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 4-20 is optimized to provide improved target detection and identification, as well as hit probability, for engagements out to 1200m.

“We are both proud and humbled to realize another Nightforce ATACR model selection within the VPS family of scopes for USSOCOM. While a new benchmark for us, the real benefit is the continuity it brings to the end user. Now, regardless of weapon system, they will have commonality in adjustment features and ancillary components ”, said Nightforce’s MIL-GOV-LE Business Development Manager, Tod Litt.

The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 4-20 offers excellent performance in intermediate range target detection as well as reliable mechanical adjustment. The optic feature Nightforce’s exceptional ED glass, 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustment value for both windage and elevation, the Horus Vision TREMOR3 reticle, and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. Like the previous VPS Program solutions the R-VPS is provided as a system, utilizing a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF end-user’s ability to detect, range, and receive a firing solution correlates well with the semi-automatic weapon capability it is intended to enhance.

The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and are intended to support the MRGG (Mid-Range Gas Gun) once it is fielded.

For more information on Nightforce Optics, please visit, or for more details on military contracts, email Glenn Lass, MIL-GOV-LE Program Manager at [email protected].

Sneak Peek – Emissary Development x Unity Tactical R2-0

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

The upcoming R2-0 [Return 2 Zero] is the result of a collaborative project between Emissary Development and Unity Tactical.

The R2-0 is a drop in tool that interfaces with Geissele Super Precision Scope Mounts and brings a ton of functional features to your weapon system.

Its main feature is the 1/2” hex socket which can be used to tighten down the nuts on your scope mount to apply the proper torque needed to hold and return to zero consistently and reliably.

Whether you are moving optics on and off guns or doing an occasional check to make sure everything is tight and torqued down, the R2-0 is right there ready to go.

Across from the 1/2” socket is a 1/4” hex socket that will take standard hex driver bits and can be used for a multitude of different tasks. Between both sockets is a slot that can house any 1/4” hex driver bit on board. It will ship with a T15 Torx bit that can be used for securing the caps on your scope mount.

On either side of the tool are flat head drivers that can be used to adjust optics and lasers.

The ultra lightweight R2-0 sits neatly in between both mounting nuts allowing it to have a “no profile” presence and can also help prevent the nuts from snagging on gear and other obstacles.

The R2-0 securely snaps in place via a clamp/hook design and won’t fall off or shake loose under hard use.

It will be available in both Black and FDE and they also plan a version for the Badger Ordnance Condition 1 Scope Mounts.

Launch date to be announced soon!

Safran Optics 1 Delivers 4000th Laser Target Locator Module II to US Army

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Safran Optics 1 recently celebrated a milestone. They have delivered the 4,000th Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM) II to the US Army.

For more than a decade, LTLM has served the US Army as a laser targeting system to help dismounted Soldiers identify targets day and night in all battlefield and climate conditions. Initially, Optics 1 provided direct view optic and laser rangefinder components for BAE Systems’ device, but as it matured and transitioned to LTLM II, Optics 1 became the prime contractor winning a five-year IDIQ contract in 2016.

Based in New Hampshire, Optics 1 leverages an international supply chain with two other companies, Safran Electronics and Defense and Safran Vectronix. Camera cores and SOM boards originate in France and are shipped to Switzerland for initial assembly. Optics 1 then builds the final device to US Army specifications here in the US.

Optics 1 President and CEO, Joe Bogosian shared, “when talking about the 4,000th LTLM II, we must start with the end goal, and that is Optics 1’s support for the US Soldier in successfully conducting their mission and returning safely.”

They have consistently met the Army’s contractual needs for on-time and high-quality deliveries.

In fact, it’s involvement in this very program that allowed Optics 1 to grow their workforce and expand into other programs like the US Special Operations Command Enhanced Clip-on Thermal and SWIR Imager (ECOTI/ECOSI) programs, the Integrated Compact Ultralight Gun-mounted Rangefinder (ICUGR) for the US Marine Corps Squad Range Finder program, and the ECOTI for the USMC Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle.

But they don’t sit on their laurels. During a recent visit I was shown a few new systems which will be released soon.

TNVC Inc Limited NGI Outdoor Systems Release

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

TNVC’s releasing an “extremely limited” product from NG Systems: the OSSABAW DTNVG14P Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle (NVG).


Based on TNVC’s flagship YOTE MN14P Monocular, the OSSABAW DTNVG14P is designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoor adventure enthusiasts, hunters, nighttime photographers, naturalists, noctivigants, and other recreational night vision users.

The OSSABAW DTNVG14P uses a Photonis ECHO Gen 2+ image intensifier tube, which makes it the perfect dual-tube solution for the outdoor enthusiast community. Get them while you’re in stock! These will not be available on backorder, units are ready to ship.

Grunts: noctivigant

Like the YOTE Monocular, the OSSABAW is a high-performance Night Vision Goggle (NVG) that can be used hand-held or head-mounted. Unlike the YOTE Monocular, however, the OSSABAW is a Dual-Tube NVG, meaning that it uses two (2) image intensifier tubes, to provide each eye with an aided image that improves depth perception and image quality by allowing the user to take advantage of true stereoscopic vision. This also makes it ideal for driving and maritime applications where depth perception, situational awareness, and reaction time are of critical importance.

The OSSABAW DTNVG14P uses the same ubiquitous AN/PVS-14 optical lens assemblies originally designed for military use and features Photonis ECHO “ONYX” White Phosphor Hybrid Photocathode image intensifiers uniquely suited to the needs of recreational night vision users. The Binocular housing is likewise based on a proven architecture with a highly durable polymer housing manufactured by ACTinBlack of Luxembourg and an international leader in high-performance optical systems. The DTNVG14P housing features independently articulating optical pods that allow the device to be adjusted for individual user’s eyes, as well as a monocular cut-off for stowing the system when the optical pods are rotated all the way out, providing extra security during storage or when being stowed when worn head-mounted. The DTNVG14P housing also features an industry-standard “dovetail” interface shoe allowing it to work with common head harness and helmet mounts such as the Wilcox G24 NVG Mount.

*Tube Specs:

Tube: Photonis ECHO High Performance Gen 2
Color: P45 White Phosphor (ONYX)
Gate: Auto-Gated
Figure of Merit (FOM): 1800+ (No Max)

Introducing the NEW Venom 5-25×56 FFP Riflescope

Thursday, May 27th, 2021


BARNEVELD, Wis. – Vortex Optics is launching the all-new Venom® 5-25×56 FFP, the first in a new series of optics aimed at giving shooters all the tools they need to get into the game at an affordable price without compromising optical quality, or giving up the features they need to be competitive.

The Venom® 5-25×56 FFP is a perfect example of what shooters should expect from the Venom® lineup, providing new shooters an entry-level price with next-level tools. There are some obvious features that showoff the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP’s long-range pedigree. There’s the 34mm tube, maximizing turret travel. There’s the RevStop™ Zero System, a fast, easy, rock-solid return to zero. And, an included throw lever means rapid, smooth magnification adjustments are a snap.

But take a look inside the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP and you start to see how this riflescope makes it easier for new shooters to learn, all while keeping them in the game. The First Focal Plane reticle ensures subtensions are accurate throughout the mag range, which shooters will love because the EBR-7C reticle makes it easy to measure and range targets in scope. The 5x zoom range takes shooters farther, letting them punch out to 1,000 yards and beyond.

Just because a shooter is new to the game doesn’t mean they should be limited by inferior optics, and the Venom® 5-25×56 FFP is a perfect example of how the Venom® line makes it easier to not just get started, but to have the tools shooters need to be competitive right away.


$699.99 – Venom® 5-25×56 FFP MOA Riflescope

$699.99 – Venom® 5-25×56 FFP MRAD Riflescope

For a list of specifications, frequently asked questions and high-resolution images, check out the Vortex New Products Portal. For more information, visit

Aimpoint Launches Acro P-2

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Aimpoint has launched the Acro P-2 red dot sight which incorporates an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power.

The Acro P-2 has been tested and proven to withstand the extreme shock, vibration, temperatures, and material stresses generated by firing over 20,000 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition.

The digital intensity adjustment keypad provides a more distinct tactile feel when adjusting the dot intensity, and these controls are now placed next to the battery compartment to help protect the power adjustments against unintentional changes.

It also accepts flip up lens covers with integrated anti reflection device for use on a carbine.

“Aimpoint engineers more than tripled the Acro P-2’s battery life and managed to fit a larger battery into the sight while keeping it accessible to the user and maintaining the exact same compact footprint as the Acro P-1, a daunting task that only our engineers could achieve.”
Erik Jeppsson

Sales & Marketing Director for Aimpoint AB

• 3.5 MOA dot size
• 50,000 hours (over 5 years) of constant operation
• 4 night vision compatible settings and 6 daylight settings
• Weight 2.1 oz / 60 g (sight only)
• Submersible to 115 feet (35 meters)
• Optimized for pistol and applications which require a low-profile red dot system

SAFRAN Optics 1 – High Resolution Thermal Viewer Series

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Safran Optics 1’s High Resolution Thermal Viewer (HRTV) is a lightweight, multifunctional, long-range reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system with three viewing modes:

1 Cooled thermal

2 Color day

3 Low light level

The series includes:

LRHH-S: Integrated with a SAASM (Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module) GPS that can facilitate accurate target grids and has a dedicated crypto key fill connector

LRHH-C: Integrated with a SAASM GPS and Celestial Camera that provides precision northfinding and on-the-go targeting capabilities

HRTV-A: Integrated with Audio