Nikon Fuses Laser Rangefinder and Binoculars in New LaserForce

I, personally, am surprised at the slow integration of electronics and firearms. While understanding that many firearms enthusiasts are untrusting of electronics in guns, their proliferation across all daily life still seems a bit counter to the hesitations. So, whenever a company puts a product that starts putting electronics anywhere near guns, I cheer a little.

And so today I cheer on Nikon, which has fused a laser rangefinder with a set of binoculars. Highly useful for spotters, the new LaserForce binocular set integrates a full 1900 yard laser rangefinder, OLED display, and 10x glass into one nifty and highly convenient package. The OLED display has 4 levels of brightness.

The binoculars themselves feature Nikon’s ED glass and are adjustable for focus, as one would expect. From there, the various lenses, mirrors, and prisms are fully multi-coated and are set up for long eye relief. Turn and slide eyecups can adjust for custom fits.

However, the interesting part is the electronics – which include Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) technology, which helps shooters compensate for the effects of slope from the firearm to target. In short, the electronics provide the compensated range that one should dial an optic to or hold over for the accurate shot.

Pricing on this delectable pairing of technology is set at $1,195, covered by Nikon’s no-fault warranty policy.





Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Keiichi

    $1200 MSRP is pretty aggressively priced. Would be interested in seeing a full review.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ive been waiting for this.

  • Jared Vynn

    The issue with electronics and firearms is generally one of cost, durability, power, and ergonomics (weight, bulk, ease of use).

  • USMC03Vet

    Finally somebody else knows the hell I go through when I can’t tweet the latest range meme I just made right from my free floating machined aircraft grade aluminum m-lok rail.

  • Cal.Bar

    Finally, what we have seen in the movies for YEARS. Why did it take THIS long!

    • Emperius

      Still waiting for monocular rangefinder as compact as the one Bourne was using 😀

  • Blake

    Is that, like, an 8-point-buck detector?

  • Blake

    Overall I like the article, but please don’t ever write “delectable pairing of technology” ever again. It just sounds so… creepy and gross.

  • gunsandrockets

    +1!

  • gunsandrockets

    People keep saying that firearm technology has plateaued, but it really hasn’t. Advancement has just shifted into electric sights.

  • MarcoPolo

    Been wanting this since Empire Strikes Back.