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US Optics Is Moving To Montana

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

US Optics was recently acquired by DRSG has announced that after 26 years in Southern California, they will be relocating to Kalispell, Montana. They advise customers that there may be a brief pause in production while they bring the new Montana facilities online.


Ascendant Advisory Group Announces Down Range Solutions Group Acquires U.S. Optics

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Brea, California (June 19, 2017) Ascendant Advisory Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions Division announces, Down Range Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of U.S. Optics, a leader in the firearm optics industry. Down Range Solutions Group will continue doing business as U.S. Optics and the company will carry forward the reputation for manufacturing and assembling optics to exacting specifications, creating optics that consistently perform in the best and worst of environmental conditions.

Arnold VonBargen, former Owner comments: “We are very proud of what we built at U.S. Optics, great products from dedicated employees. Now we have the ability to reach our potential with additional resources and opportunities. I am extremely excited to see where we go from here.” VonBargen will stay on to oversee product development and to assist with maintaining a brand of durability, reliability and performance

“U.S. Optics will continue to serve our loyal customers in the precision and tactical shooting communities while we work to satisfy the precision optics needs of the military and law enforcement personnel.” says Down Range Solutions Group President and former Green Beret, Pat Harrigan. Harrigan has appointed Kevin “Chief” Peterson as COO of U.S. Optics.

Peterson brings the experience of being Command Chief USAF for Ellsworth AFB(ret) and Director of Operations at Sonju Industrial. “First and foremost, we intend to continue the lineage of excellent products from U.S. Optics, creating a zero-defect environment and increasing production so delivery times will decrease. Secondly, we intend to engage directly in providing product to our military, so they have the most advanced and dependable optics available” Stated Peterson.

Ascendant Advisory Group’s consulting and growth division will work with the U.S. Optics management team to help execute the go-forward strategy. The existing employees and management at U.S. Optics, together with the management at DRSG and Ascendant Advisory Group’s consulting division combine to create a partnership of diverse talent which will continually drive the production of high quality products. Additionally, increased production capacity will allow for the release of additional products and designs to a broader section of the market.

Down Range Solutions Group is a veteran owned and operated company that provides the most advanced and dependable products on the market for our military, law enforcement and civilian customers. By partnering with the best companies in the industry, hiring the best talent in the world, and engineering solutions thought impossible, we have developed unparalleled solutions and will continue to advance beyond expectations to serve those whose lives depend on our products.

U.S. Optics Inc. Announces Full Production of the new B-Series Long Range Rifle Scopes

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Brea, California– 11/11/2017– U.S. Optics Inc., an international riflescope and optics manufacturer, proudly announced today a completely redesigned product line to replace the current commercial off the shelf MR, LR, and ER series of scopes. The development of the new B-Series is a direct result of U.S. Optics Inc.’s dedication to satisfy the ever changing needs of its consumers.

The new B-Series has been developed based upon the requests of military, law enforcement, and competitive shooters. The needs of these professionals were at the forefront of our design and engineering process that produced a lighter, shorter, and more streamline rifle optic.

“As a company, we take pride in listening to our customers’ needs and delivering. Our Legacy optics have proven that we excel in quality and durability, so we took those strengths and developed our optics into an all-encompassing product. We’re very excited to announce the B-Series and know that our customers will be more than happy with the results.”– Jason Kyle (General Manager for U.S. Optics)

The Bravo Series boasts a variety of new features that were engineered into the design of the new scope without compromising its durability and clarity. Some of these new features include:

• Shorter overall length to better accommodate night vision
• 34mm tube across the entire B-Series line
• Compact turret section for compatibility with commonly used mounts
• Locking Elevation and Windage Knobs
• Elevation Revolution counter
• Zero Stop
• Integrated Parallax and Illumination Control
• New MIL and MOA reticle options

All of these enhancements come together in a refined package that transmits a sharp image with maximum clarity, all packaged in a rugged housing that will performs flawlessly across all environmental conditions.

B-Series optics starting at $1699.00

For more information please visit USOptics.com.

Breakthrough Clean Technologies Launches Field Lens Kit with US Optics

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

January 10th, 2017: Breakthrough Clean Technologies & U.S. Optics are pleased to unveil their newest collaborative kit: The Field Lens Kit (FLK).The FLK was designed to be a “field ready” optics cleaning kit and create a solution for a problem that U.S. Optics had spotted. When U.S. Optics identified the need to create a kit that met the shooters’ needs, they looked at the most technologically advanced company in that subject matter; Breakthrough Clean.

Breakthrough (with input from U.S. Optics) designed an anti-fog cleaning solution specifically made for the task of keeping the shooter on glass. Breakthrough also took a hard look at what tools would be necessary without including items that would augment the size of the kit un-necessarily. The FLK highlights the essential tools needed to keep an important piece of hardware, like an optic, “Service Ready”. The contents of the kit were carefully chosen to aid the shooter in keeping their optics in the best working condition.

Kit includes the following:

•?Breakthrough Clean & U.S. Optics marked Lens Pen X1

•?Breakthrough Clean & U.S. Optics marked Lens Pen cleaning cloth X1

•?Breakthrough Clean – Lens Cleaning Solution X1

•?Breakthrough Clean storage pouch X1

“A scope (or optic) has been the shooters lifeline for some time now, and keeping it in working order is essential to the success of a variety of different missions. We were excited with this partnership and the opportunity to bring this product to the marketplace. We hope to continue cultivating these great partnerships in 2017 and create even better relationships along the way.”– Gabriel Cabrera (Marketing Director for Breakthrough Clean)

The Field Lens Kit will be available for purchase soon at www.USOptics.com and will have a $34.99 MSRP.

To learn more about the FLK visit: www.USOptics.com or visit Breakthrough Clean’s SHOT Show booth (#109) January 17-20.


Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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U.S. Optics will be proudly hosting its first competition with Competition Dynamics on August 5-7th in Douglas, Wyoming.

Brea, California— April 15, 2016 — U.S. Optics, Inc., an international riflescopes and optics manufacturer, is excited to announce the inaugural U.S. Optics Team Challenge match open to competitors across the nation. Developed by the same skillful directors behind the prevalent Competition Dynamics matches, the U.S. Optics Team Challenge match includes concepts from U.S. Optics’ general manager and U.S. Optics Academy’s director of education. It will be held across an expansive natural terrain at a private ranch in Douglas, Wyoming on August 4th -7th, 2016.

The match format will consist of 2-man teams navigating through stages of rugged terrain. Competitors will be challenged to recognize, locate, and engage in a variety of rifle targets from compromised shooting positions and time constraints.

Over 2 days, the challenge combines “hike-and-shoot” field shooting with precision rifles and semi-automatic carbines; timed “3-Gun style” shooting with rifle, carbine, and pistols; and a featured U.S. Optics gun stage.

Demonstrations and side matches will take place on the ranging day, August 4th, before the competition. This will allow the competitors the opportunity to try out different optics and other gear while having a friendly competition before the main match takes place.

In addition to the range day and side matches, U.S. Optics will be awarding prizes throughout the duration of the competition. Although the company is not releasing details of this yet, shooters can rest assure that several thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded before the match comes to a conclusion.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our first match with Competition Dynamics,” says U.S Optics’ General Manager, Jason Kyle. “It has always been a great experience sponsoring and participating in their matches in the past. We’re looking forward to getting competitors out there and showing them an outstanding time, while considering making this an annual event.”

Competition Dynamics has been putting on competitive events with practical and field style shooting since 2008. And is known for pushing the capabilities of both the shooter and their firearms as they navigate through a range of challenging courses, such as their annual Sniper Challenge and Steel Safari Challenge.

Sign up information and further involvement opportunities are available at: competition-dynamics.com/us-optics- team-challenge-2016/register.php.

James Gilliland New Director of US Optics Academy

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Brea, California – U.S. Optics Inc., an international riflescope and optics manufacturer, proudly announced today the appointment of Jim Gilliland as director of their training academy. The appointment of Gilliland signals a new direction and commitment for expansion over the long run for U.S. Optics, Inc.

Master Sergeant Jim Gilliland is a recently retired Army veteran with an extensive list of both military and civilian accomplishments. Gilliland holds the current record for the longest, successful single shot engagement at ¾ of a mile. The sniper section of the 3rd Infantry Division, which he hand selected and lead was recognized as the best sniper section in Iraq for 2005.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be selected to become the new director of the academy. U.S. Optics’ commitment to the perfection of the art of long range shooting is something I’ve always strived for as well. I believe together we can achieve great things. I look forward to seeing where this road ahead will lead us,” said Gilliland.

Gilliland has held multiple positions utilizing his expertise in firearms consulting with the Army on development, as well as, heading the training ranges at Fort Benning.

General Manager of U.S. Optics, Jason Kyle talks about a specific factor that went in to deciding to select Mr. Gilliland as the new director.

The decision is to “provide our customers and ourselves with the opportunity to learn from such an invaluable source. Bringing on board experienced talents such as Mr. Gilliland no doubt raise the bar in not only how we teach at the academy but also how we envision our future as a whole for U.S Optics.”

Jim Gilliland is an active duty Army veteran Master Sergeant. Deployed twice to Afghanistan as a squad leader, he’s participated in such missions as the highly televised night combat airborne assault in the Helmand providence.

Assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, he personally hand selected and trained the sniper section and later deployed for one year as their sniper section leader. It was during this time that he became accredited with taking the longest, successful single shot engagement at 3 quarters of a mile with a 7.62 rifle. The Joint Chief Counter IED Task Force recognized Jim’s sniper section as the best sniper section in Iraq in 2005.

Jim has also been directly involved in the selection, refinement, and development of all future Army small arms as the senior enlisted adviser of the Soldier Requirement Division, Small Arms Branch and Branch NCOIC. Currently, MSG Gilliland is working in a battalion operations office which oversees most of the small arms training ranges, schools, and cadre at Fort Benning in Georgia.

With such an extraordinary military career under his belt, Jim’s passion and expertise in firearms also encompasses his life outside of the military as well. His extensive list of work collaborations with industry leaders, such as Blackwater, has made him one the top authorities in the field.

Jim has been featured in numerous popular tactical and hunting magazines and catalogues including Soldier of Fortune. He’s appeared in on screen projects such as John Plasters video “Ultimate Sniper 3”, the History Channel’s “Sniper” series and his own training video with Panteao Productions, “Make Ready” series. He also hosts his own segments on the television show “Trigger Time” on the Pursuit channel.

With all of Jim’s extraordinary accomplishments, he still prides himself on being humble and is steadfast in upholding his beliefs for family values, selfless service and American patriotism.

Military Awards and decorations:

Ranger Tab
Master parachutist badge W/ Bronze service star
Expert Infantryman’s badge
Combat infantryman’s badge
Expert rifleman’s badge
Meritorious Service Award
Bronze star
Army Commendation Medal x 4
Army achievement Medal x 4
Army Good Conduct Medal x 5
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal x 2
Iraqi Campaign Medal W/ Campaign Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon x 3
Army Service Ribbon
Over Seas Service Ribbon x 2
Other Military Education:
Ranger School
Sniper School
Jump Master School (Currently Master Rated)
Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course (SERE)
Airborne School
Mountain Warfare School, summer and winter Phase
Emergency Medical Technician Basic
Senior Leaders Course
Advanced Leader Course
Warrior Leaders Course
Senior Tactics Instructor
Small Group Instructor Course
Total Army Instructor Course
Combat Lifesaver Course
Safety swimmer and Boat Operator Course
Life Guard Course
Army Situational Awareness Course


MoH Warfighter – US Optics

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Each week, Electronic Arts, the developers of the hit video series Medal of Honor, releases a new blog post and video on one of the companies that helped them add realism to their latest title, MoH Warfighter. This week it is US Optics. Even if you aren’t a gamer, you may find it interesting how the tactical industry is influencing other portions of our society.