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Vortex Introduced the Razor HD 13-39×56 Spotting Scope

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Built to seamlessly fit the packs of today’s weight-wary, backcountry hunters.

BARNEVELD, Wis. – When every ounce counts, this tag-filling machine gives advanced hunters every tool they need in the compact package they demand. Sacrifice nothing with the Razor® HD 13-39×56.

Every ounce matters on long backcountry hunts, where the terrain and the elements can make each step a slog. But hunters are not willing to sacrifice exceptional performance to save on weight. For them, the Razor® HD 13-39×56 spotting scope is the ideal solution, blending premium optics and a compact form factor.

Glassing on the move doesn’t get any better. At just 10.4″ long and 28.6 oz. for the angled model (11.1″ and 29.5 oz. for the straight), the Razor® HD 13-39×56 fits your pack and the way you hunt. Rapid deployment is a snap thanks to a compact, snag-free design highlighted by a helical focus wheel, giving you total control over this spotter’s wide field of view.

•  HD Optical System Delivers brilliant edge-to-edge color and clarity in all light conditions.

•  Compact Design Incredibly packable without sacrificing optical performance.

•  Helical Focus Snag-free for faster, easier packing and mounting.

•  Arca-Swiss Compatibility Fits most tripods out-of-the-box for mount-and-go convenience.

•  Wide Field of View Perfect for covering vast landscapes.

The Razor® HD 13-39×56 also advances the premium optical experience hunters expect from the Razor® HD line. The HD optical system is further augmented by XR™ Plus lens coatings, which provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the very best low-light performance. All of that is protected by a rugged build to stand up to the bumps and bruises of backcountry hunts.

Razor® HD 13-39×56 Spotting Scope Angled 
MSRP: $1,299.99
MAP: $999.99

Razor® HD 13-39×56 Spotting Scope Straight
MSRP: $1,299.99
MAP: $999.99

SIONYX Announces Acquisition of Amigen and New Chief Technology Officer

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

The Merging of Digital and Thermal: Changing the Trajectory of the Night Vision Industry

BEVERLY, Mass. (Aug 29, 2023) Silicon-based photonics company SIONYX announced the acquisition of American Imaging Engineering (Amigen), a premier thermal imaging system provider, expanding the limits of what’s possible in the imaging technology and night vision markets. The move adds the founder and President of Amigen, Jeffrey Lee, as Chief Technology Officer of SIONYX’s commercial products division. Jeff is a product visionary who has led many of the industry’s most impactful thermal imaging innovations in his over 20 years of category growth.

SIONYX has led the charge of designing and implementing innovative products in the nascent digital night vision market, leveraging their proprietary ultra-low-light CMOS image sensor technology to dramatically enhance the performance of light sensing devices commonly used in consumer, industrial, medical, and defense-related applications. SIONYX’s acquisition of Amigen signifies new possibilities in the imaging technology industry. 

“Our mission at SIONYX has always been to create innovative low-light products that help professionals and enthusiasts do more in the dark,” said Robert Pignataro, General Manager of the Commercial Product Division of SIONYX. “Bringing Amigen’s proprietary software in-house at SIONYX will allow for further development and integration into a wider range of markets and provide a wealth of sophisticated options for our customers.”

Drawing on extensive expertise, Amigen has a proven track record developing a diverse range of products thanks to its digital imaging fusion software, which fuses thermal with visible sensors for direct view and low-power systems. Amigen’s technology has found successful applications in defense, sporting/hunting, and related markets that benefit from night vision. The acquisition will pave the way for accelerated product design and development of integrated color digital and thermal night vision technologies and products. The accomplished Amigen team will bolster SIONYX’s product development unit, contributing a wealth of industry insight and proficiency in integrating fused thermal imaging solutions.

“The entire organization and I are enthusiastic about this merger,” said Jeff Lee, CTO of SIONYX. “We envision a future where digital and thermal night vision becomes as ubiquitous as the mobile phone camera. Our combined technologies, talents, and resources will empower us to bring our game-changing technologies to market faster. Our night vision product solutions highlight the best of consumer functionality and military performance, making our customers’ jobs and daily lives safer and easier.”

All Amigen and SIONYX customers and partners can expect a seamless transition and continued dedication to delivering high-performance imaging solutions. The acquisition and future developments at SIONYX will continue creating inventive products that allow the human eye to be more well-equipped and prepared for any adventure or mission. 

For more information about SIONYX click here.

KC Eusebio and Bushnell RXM-300 Red Dot Dominate at USPSA Area 1 Championship

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 22, 2023 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, congratulates pro shooter KC Eusebio for his latest in a string of match wins using the new Bushnell RXM-300 Reflex Sight. In his debut in the Limited Optics division, Eusebio took first place at the 2023 USPSA Berry’s Area 1 Championship held in Billings, Montana.

Eusebio’s Area 1 Championship win follows his Area 4 Championship, his 10th World Speed Shooting Championship and his victory at the US Steel Nationals. During all four matches, Eusebio used the new Bushnell RXM-300 Reflex Sight.

“What can I say, I just absolutely love this new dot,” said Eusebio. “The RXM-300’s large objective, clean glass and crisp red dot gives me everything I need to win at the highest level. It is the perfect reflex sight for competition, among many other things, and is by far my favorite red dot out of everything I’ve used during my career.”

Available for purchase at the end of the month, the RXM-300 is a versatile, large lens, 4 MOA red dot with 12 brightness settings plus an optimized hood geometry for faster target acquisition and shot follow-up without sacrificing durability. That not only makes it the perfect competition sight for pro shooters like Eusebio, but also makes it a great option for carry, home defense and hunting on long-guns and handguns alike. Other premium features of the RXM-300 are user selectable auto-ambient intensity, shake-awake with selectable defeat, and button lockout.

To learn more about the RXM-300 Reflex Sight or to see the full lineup of Bushnell optics, check out

New Bushnell Bone Collector Laser Rangefinders Now Shipping

Friday, August 25th, 2023

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 23, 2023 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, is now shipping new laser rangefinder models right in time for deer season: the Bone Collector 1000 and Bone Collector 1800.

Designed in conjunction with Bone Collector’s Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis “T-Bone” Turner to meet their specifications and rigorous hunting demands, the newly available rangefinders feature everything hardcore hunters would expect and more. The new Bone Collector 1000 and 1800 rangefinders feature a sharp and bold new look while building off Bushnell’s 25 years of rangefinder legacy.

“Bushnell knocked it out of the park on these,” said Waddell. “We worked closely with the Bushnell team to make sure these latest and greatest Bone Collector rangefinders kept all the best features the crew loves from previous models, but also longer ranges and new tools like Applied Ballistics.”

The Bone Collector 1000 features a fully multi-coated, all-glass optical system that’s 2x brighter than other laser rangefinders for dim conditions at dawn and dusk. The rangefinder allows for quick measurements with the fast-focus eyepiece and Scan Mode, plus ARC technology and long distance ranging to 1,000 yards with +/- 1-yard accuracy. The 1000 series model is also standard with a one-button design for easy operation along with a new, ergonomic housing for added stability and comfort.

The Bone Collector 1800 builds on the features of the 1000 by not only extending its ranging capability (1,800 yards with +/- 1-yard accuracy) but also including a built-in Applied Ballistics Ultralight engine. The onboard ballistic software offers shooting solutions out to 800 yards and is easy to setup through the Bushnell Ballistic App powered by Bluetooth capabilities. The Bone Collector 1800 also features Brush and Bullseye modes for the most accurate readings possible.

Both the Bone Collector 1000 (MSRP $149.99) and Bone Collector 1800 (MSRP $199.99) come with Bushnell’s 5-year Lifetime Ironclad Warranty for peace of mind. To learn more or to see Bushnell’s full lineup of laser rangefinders and optics, check out

Sneak Peek – Jacob Grey Double Stack TWC // 9 with ZeroTech Optics New Micro Dot

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

Today, you’re getting a double feature sneak peek.

This is the as-yet-unreleased TWC // 9 from Jacob Grey Firearms, outfitted with ZeroTech Optics’ New Micro Dot.

The double stack 2011-style pistol offers 17+1 capacity along with an Optic Ready, Fully CNC Machined, 4140 Steel Slide. The 7075-76 Al billet grip is also CNC Machined.

The TWC // 9 features an ambidextrous safety, 3.5 lbs trigger pull, XS Sights with Orange Tritium I front sight, flared magazine well, and Picatinny accessory rail.

Creomagic to Provide Advanced Live Video and Communication Solution for Tier-1 Military K9 Unit

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Ness Ziona, Israel – August 21st, 2023 – Creomagic Ltd., a pioneering communications manufacturer based in Israel, has been awarded a significant contract by an undisclosed Tier-1 defense customer to provide lightweight tactical video and communication kits tailored for K9 operations. The contract is estimated at hundreds of units worth several millions of US Dollars.

K9 operational dog and its human handler – Illustration (Credit: Israel Defense Forces)

Creomagic will showcase its communication technology portfolio, including its newly released CreoHub HP man-portable radio, at the upcoming Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, UK (September 12 to 15, 2023; booth H1-116).

CreoHub personal kit with wearable video camera and tactical computer

The new K9 systems will enable live video and voice transmission from K9 dogs to their human handlers and team leaders, ensuring uninterrupted near-real-time footage and voice in hostage release situations, search and rescue missions and other complex operational scenarios.

The contract is a result of a competitive test campaign conducted in various operational settings, ranging from private houses and public buildings to city markets, forestry, basements, and mountainous areas. Throughout these tests, Creomagic’s communication systems demonstrated law latency video transmission, telemetry and voice commands.

“K9 dogs play an invaluable role in military, law enforcement, and rescue units worldwide, often operating in environments that are inaccessible to human operators” noted Alex Shapochnik, CEO of Creomagic. “During these missions, our communication systems need to meet not only the highest performance requirements but also to provide comfort and ergonomic functionality for the dogs. Most importantly, we are proud to help our customers save lives”.

SIG SAUER Awarded Contract for British Armed Forces for Support Weapons Enhanced Sighting Systems (SWESS) Program

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 15, 2023) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a contract within the Support Weapons Sighting System (SWESS) program of the British Armed Forces to include the ROMEO8T, JULIET3, and JULIET4 from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.

“This combination of the ROMEO and JULIET products chosen for the Support Weapons Systems Sighting Program by SIG SAUER Electro-Optics will easily increase the effective range and accuracy at greater distances for operators in both day and night operations,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “Further the SIG designed system is completely versatile and will easily compensate for bullet drop at various distances and designed to withstand the rigors of the 5.56 and 7.62 lightweight or medium machine gun platforms.”

The SIG SAUER ROMEO8T is a 1x38MM full-size red dot sight with an exceptionally large field of view, a rectangular lens, in a ruggedized housing with integral steel shroud designed. The optic is designed and tested to withstand extreme conditions and will maintain zero under the most hostile temperature differentials.

The SIG SAUER JULIET3 and the SIG SAUER JULIET4 magnifiers extend the effective range and augment the red dot experience with crystal clear optics in a ruggedized aluminum housing and a flip to side mount. Combining any SIG SAUER JULIET series magnifiers with a ROMEO Red Dot allows hits on targets, with ease, beyond 200 yards. The JULIET3 offers 3x magnification and the JULIET4 4x magnification.

For complete information about the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO and JULIET series optics visit The SIG SAUER ROMEO8T, JULIET3, and JULIET4 optics are now available for civilian purchase at retailers and

UNITY Tactical Expands FAST Line to Support Additional Optics

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

New FAST™ MicroPrism and FAST™ FTC PA designed specifically for optics from Primary Arms®
BROUSSARD, LA. (Aug. 15, 2023) – UNITY™ Tactical, a designer of components that integrate tactical systems and optimize the human factor, announced the launch of two new FAST™ mounts today, expanding the line to increase compatibility with additional optics.

The FAST MicroPrism positions Primary Arms® MicroPrism™ optics at the established FAST height of 2.26″ to the optical centerline from the rail. It is also compatible with other optics of industry standard mini-prism footprint, though heights may vary depending on the optic.

The FAST FTC PA magnifier mount employs UNITY’s FTC (flip-to-center) technology – already found in the FAST FTC OMNI and FAST FTC 30MM– specifically to bring the Primary Arms MicroMagnifier to the 2.26” FAST height.

“We want to ensure a wide range of end users are able to enjoy the benefits of a heads-up shooting posture,” said Mike Roth, VP of business development for UNITY Tactical. “That means bringing all available optics on the market to the FAST height of 2.26 inches, and we’re glad to support Primary Arms customers with these mounting solutions.”

The FAST MicroPrism and FAST FTC PA are designed to work together with minimal occlusion of the primary optic when the magnifier is stowed.

Both new FAST mounts are available in black or FDE, and mount directly to an M1913 rail. The FAST MicroPrism comes standard with a two cross bolt rail clamp but is compatible for retrofit with a FAST QD Lever. It retails for $186.

The FAST FTC PA comes standard with a FAST QD Lever and retails for $265.

Both the FAST MicroPrism and FAST FTC PA offer a lifetime warranty, and are available for purchase now through authorized UNITY dealers and on