LaRue Tactical’s new VFZ are interesting. Instead out clamping horizontally they clamp vertically. From LaRue … VFZ is a new theory in the concept of clamping accessories to MIL-STD-1913 rails. Instead of using a horizontal cross-bolt, the VFZ uses a [Read More…]
Tyler Kreis has blogged about Pentax’s new Ultimate Zoom scope. The zoom is controlled with a motor that is operated with a wired remote. Like Tyler, I cannot think of a good reason to buy it, but I would love to play around with it.
From their website … Mil-Dot Rangefinder for the iPhone takes the math out of ranging targets using a mil-dot scope. Real-time calculations provide instant range measurements in both yards and meters. The simple interface allows for one handed operation and [Read More…]
At the Eurosatory 2010 defense expo Sagem (part of SAFRAN) were showing off their new FÉLIN optics fitted on the FN SCAR and HK416. This is the first photo I have seen showing FÉLIN optics on a rifle other than the FAMAS. The French FÉLIN program is roughly [Read More…]
The American Rifle Company is manufacturing an interesting ring design which is designed to put less stress on the scope than conventional rings.
The accurate detection and compensation for the effect of cross winds is the holy grail of sniper scope development. A patent awarded two days ago to the Israeli Government’s Soreq Nuclear Research Center describes a system that can do just that. The patent [Read More…]
An article at Guns America explains the difference between Thermal imaging, Image Intensification and Fusion imaging systems.
The Discovery reports that it may be fielded next year … But things have come a long way since 1775. With DARPA’s new “One Shot” sniper system [PDF], scheduled to be in soldier’s hands by the fall of 2011, the U.S. military will give snipers the ability to [Read More…]
Lockheed has received funding to develop the Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic (DInGO) scope. From the press release … Lockheed Martin won a $3.9 million contract last week for the Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic (DInGO) program to develop an optical scope attachment for [Read More…]
This video makes me cringe! [ Many thanks to Sean @ Religio-Political Talk for emailing me the link. ]
The new Night Arrow 6 – CGT night vision scope from ATN features a very nifty red-on-green reticle. That must be a real blast to shoot with! The scope costs $1795.
Brando.com are selling a cheap red dot sight and adapter to attach it to a camera’s hot shoe (flash) mount. I very much dislike this trend of attaching gun parts to cameras. It is going to one day end in disaster. [ Many thanks to David for emailing me the link. ]
Arthur C. Clarke wrote “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”. Magic is the first word that came to mind when I read about the MicroSight which has been developed at the Idaho National Laboratory. The new gun sight allows a [Read More…]
The new Hera CQS is a new reflex sight which features a foldable lens. The lens can fold down out of the way. Pressing the release latch flips the lens back into position (much like the current generation of BUIS). This is a clever design. It would make a compelling [Read More…]
Another industry lawsuit is over … Portland, OR (Vocus) March 25, 2010 — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has dropped its lawsuit* against Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc. for patent infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Zeiss and two other defendants infringe on a [Read More…]