NEW Bushnell RXM-300 Reflex Sight

Bushnell have released a new reflex sight called  RXM-300 which with a 28mm (1.1″) wide and 24mm (.945″) tall window is the largest open emitter red dot sight ever produced by the company. The RXM-300 sight was designed in cooperation with competition shooter KC Eusebio, however, it’s not a competition-only oriented product and is advertised as being suitable for virtually any application, from competition to self-defense. Let’s take a closer look.

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US Department of Energy Selects Primary Arms PLx 1-8×24 Scope

The Department of Energy (DOE) has procured the Primary Arms PLx 1-8×24 scope for its security forces. PA makes a few reticle options, and DOE opted for the ACSS Griffin Mil M8 version. It is an illuminated mil-grid FFP design. 

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POTD: That Will Buff Out Right?

Thanks for joining us on TFB’s Photo Of The Day, where we’re not above showing you our mistakes, whether they will buff out or not. In today’s edition, you’re looking at a recent mishap where I was more focused on looking through my optic than I was making sure my muzzle was still far enough forward on my bag. In this particular case, I was running out of range time, making haste… and waste. The good news is that the zipper runners were both on the other side of the pouch, so I’ll be sewing up the zipper and patching the hole. This will hopefully mean that I’m only missing a couple inches of usable zipper space, this will buff out right?

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BCM Introduces A/T Angled Torque Optics Mounts

Bravo Company Manufacturing, aka BCM, has a whole new spin on Picatinny rail mounts. The new Angled Torque Mounts do away with the traditional cross-bolt and replace it with an angled screw that pulls against the underside of the rail. BCM claims that this new system offers “unprecedented zero retention.”

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Range It, Send It! SIG Sauer Kilo Canyon 10x42mm Rangefinding Binos

Whether you are a hunter, competition shooter, or range enthusiast, there are a couple optics that we all need to be as effective as possible (not including the optics on our firearms). A pair of binoculars can save you lengthy walks to check your targets and a laser rangefinder can verify the distance you are engaging. Nowadays, if you’re a rad manufacturer like SIG Sauer, they even making rangefinding binoculars. In fact, one of their newest optic releases is the SIG Sauer Kilo Canyon 10x42mm rangefinding binoculars.

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See Clearly! New SIG Sauer Zulu Canyon HD 10x42mm Binoculars

SIG Sauer has been pumping out binoculars like Skittles at a candy factory lately. It was only days ago that they announced their more expensive ZULU10 HDX and ZULU8 HDX binoculars which push $2,000 in price. So, it is natural that they should have a more affordable option as well. That is where the Zulu Canyon HD 10x42mm binos come in.

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Unity Tactical Releases FAST MicroPrism Mount

Unity Tactical’s FAST risers are one of the most popular ways to mount an optic high above a rail. Those risers exist for many popular optics like Aimpoints, EOTechs, and various LPVOs. Well, add the Primary Arms MicroPrism family to that list now, too.

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AIMPOINT, SIG SAUER and EOTECH Awarded Contracts for UK's Support Weapons Enhanced Sighting Systems Program

Aimpoint, EOTECH and SIG Sauer have all been awarded contracts to provide weapon sights for various weapon systems as a part of the UK’s wider Support Weapons Enhanced Sighting Systems (SWESS) program. Overall, the SWESS program is looking to acquire around 12,000 sighting systems for a variety of the British Army’s support weapons ranging from M2 Brownings to 84mm Carl Gustafs.

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Scan, Range, Engage! NEW Bushnell Bone Collector 1000 and 1800 LRF

Some shooters and hunters might not be aware, but Bushnell was the first company to ever invent a handheld, laser rangefinder (LRF) unit for the public. NASA and other industrious companies had invented them outright first, but Bushnell was able to take technology the size of an RV and put that in our hands. Now, 27 years later they are still cranking out LRF options for us with the newest being the Bone Collector 1000 and 1800.

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SIG Sauer Unveils New Zulu-series Binoculars

SIG Sauer has two new ranges of binoculars in its optic line, the Zulu8 HDX and Zulu10 HDX. These new models feature HDX glass and locking diopter rings. Let’s see what other features the new Zulu-series binocular models bring to the table.

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Optics Planet & Viridian Partner on OPMOD One-Piece 30mm Mounts

In an unlikely partnership that some might say is out of this world, Viridian Weapon Technologies and Optics Planet have partnered together to craft some OPMOD One-Piece 30mm scope mounts perfect for all of your sporting rifles, AKs, AR-15s, and much more. These are currently available on Optics Planet HERE at the time of this writing.

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TFB Review: Primary Arms SLx 5X MicroPrism with 12 O'clock RDS Mount

Almost two years ago I reviewed Primary Arm’s SLx 1x MicroPrism. Since then they have made magnified versions. Well, they are coming out with an SLx 5x MicroPrism and I requested one for review. New for the 5X MicroPrism is their 12 o’clock red dot mount so I requested one of those as well. Let’s take a closer look at this tiny but mighty setup.

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Cut through the Fog! NEW Riton Optics 5 Primal 10x42mm ED Binoculars

Riton Optics has announced an all-new 5 Primal 10x42mm ED (Extra Low Dispersion) set of binoculars which has impeccable timing for fall hunting seasons. If you’re in need of some packable, totable glass to help you spot game while hunting or simply see your hits while sighting in at the range, Riton has this new 10x offering to tempt your wallet.

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Bushnell Introduces Match Pro ED Binoculars With MRAD Reticle

Bushnell has a new set of binoculars targeted at precision rifle shooters. The Match Pro ED 15×56 binoculars feature the Shot-Call MRAD reticle, which can be adjusted to stay level as the center hinge opens or closes. Let’s see what other features are included.

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Trijicon Officially Announces the New RMR HD and RCR Red Dots

You’ve all probably seen it leaked on social media by now but today is the day – Trijicon has officially announced the introduction of the new larger and updated RMR HD, and the new enclosed RMR footprint RCR or Ruggedized Close Reflex sight. I’ve had the opportunity to use both of the new optics, first at an official Trijicon media event hosted several months back, and now for the past month or so as I’ve had both optics in hand. Put simply, both of the new reflex sights from Trijicon carry over some of the same improvements to the RMR line including better windage and elevation adjustment clicks (more tactile and audible), as well as greatly improved brightness adjustment buttons that feel much better. However, the similarities end there and both optics feature a drastic departure from the established RMR line.

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Three NEW Optics From Primary Arms: Two Rifle Scopes And A Red Dot

Primary Arms Optics has just added three new optics to their vast lineup, which will include a flat dark earth version of their PLx 1-8×24 FFP Low Power Variable Optic (LVPO), a second generation of their existing SLx 3-18x First Focal Plane scope, and a new CLx RD-25 red dot optic. These three new offerings are available for purchase now. Primary Arms’ full press release can be read below.

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Primary Arms Mini Reflex 12 O'clock Mount for PAO MicroPrisms

Not sure how we missed posting about this, but Primary Arms has a mini reflex 12 O’clock mount for their MicroPrism optics. This allows you to mount a red dot sight over their SLx prismatic scopes.

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TFB Review: Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO Flush Optics Plate

In recent years, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the handgun industry’s offerings, with a notable shift towards optics-ready models. Nowadays, it’s almost unusual to encounter a new pistol that doesn’t come equipped with optics. This emerging expectation has prompted companies to modify their older pistol designs to accommodate these advancements. The timeless Beretta 92 has proven itself adaptable to the changing times, exemplified by the exceptional 92X RDO. While the 92 is already an outstanding firearm, its conversion to an optics-ready configuration poses certain challenges. That’s where the Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO Flush Optics Plate comes into play, aiming to optimize the RDO variant to its fullest potential. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the review!

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Strike Industries Releases New RMR to ACRO Adapter Plate

As tastes, technology, and applications change, the optics market continues to change. The Trijicon RMR has been around since 2009. Believe it or not, that’s almost 15 years ago. Fifteen years is a lifetime when it comes to tech, and in looking forward, many shooters have become closed-emitter curious. The Aimpoint ACRO jimmied a lot of johns with its signature mailbox look, but close-emitter optics have worked their way into holsters across the world thanks to the benefits they give to their users. Now, if you’re an RMR shooter who’d like to try something new, Strike Industries has released their Strike RMR to ACRO Adapter Plate.

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New Sightron S-Tac 1-6×24 LPVO

Sightron has a new low-power variable optic in their S-Tac lineup. The new 1-6×24 IR AR1 is a second focal plane scope with a 30mm main tube. It also features an illuminated reticle.

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New 35mm High One-Piece Scope Mount from MDT

One-piece scope mounts with integrated rings simplify the mounting process. They’re often more durable,  weigh less, and this virtually guarantees you performance under the harshest conditions. MDT has just announced the introduction of its own 35mm one-piece scope mount for use with higher magnification optics with large objective lenses. The high mount should give you the additional clearance you need to mount your optic to your preferred rifle, while also taking up minimal rail space.

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NEW SIG Sauer ROMEO-X and ROMEO-X PRO – Standard Footprints!

Back at SHOT Show 2023, during the SIG Sauer Range Day, we got to look at the new SIG Sauer Electro-Optics Red Dot, the ROMEO-M17. Much to the chagrin of TFBTV viewers and those who liked the features that the M17 offered, customers weren’t able to get it since it had a proprietary SIG-LOC mounting interface for the M17/M18 military-issue handgun. Today SIG Sauer Electro-Optics is excited to announce the new RMSc footprint ROMEO-X series of optics which will include the smaller ROMEO-X meant for the RMSc footprint, and the ROMEO-X PRO meant for all P320, and DeltaPoint PRO footprints.

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The Unstoppable SCAR 17 Meets Immoveable VCOG

The United States Marine Corps made the decision back in early 2020 to equip its infantrymen with a universal weapon optic by adopting the Trijicon VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) 1-8×28 riflescope as the Squad Common Optic (SCO). After an extensive evaluation process, Trijicon emerged as the chosen manufacturer for the SCO along with their 1-8x28mm VCOG optic. The contract would secure about $64,000,000 for the 19,000 units the USMC ended up ordering and delivery began in February of 2021 with the final units being delivered sometime this year (2023). The optic was meant to be primarily fielded on the M4 carbine and the M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle). However, as stated by the Marine Corps themselves, the optic is intended to be as ammunition and weapon system agnostic as possible which should mean it can easily be adapted to be effectively used on virtually any platform. Today we’re going to put that theory to the test by putting the legendary durability of the Trijicon VCOG up against the unstoppable force that is the FN SACR 17 – a rifle that is infamous for destroying nearly every optic put on it.

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POTD: British Armed Forces – New Anti-Drone Weapon Sight

Photo Of The Day and we have the British Armed Forces’ new Anti-Drone Weapon Sight on display. To battle drones, there has been an initial order of 225 SMASH sights, which will be delivered to units across the British Army by the end of this year (2023).

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Burris' New Veracity PH 4-20x50mm FFP Riflescope

Burris Optics has just released its latest riflescope in the form of the new Veracity PH 4-20x50mm FFP riflescope. This new riflescope features Burris’ new Programmable Elevation Knob system which when combined with the Burris Connect app, allows you to change dials for holdovers on the fly and instantly update the optic rather than having to manually adjust the windage and elevation knobs. In addition, the Vercity PH also features an internal HUD that displays important information like rifle cant, angle, battery level, and holdover information.

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British Army Selects Smart Shooter SMASH for Anti-Drone Role

The British Army has announced the selection of the SmartShooter SMASH Smart Weapon Sight Fire Control System for countering drones/UAVs. An initial order for 225 SMASH Smart Weapon Sights has been placed with the contract valued at $4.6 million or $5.8 million.

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Arken Optics Expands Into LPVOs With EP8 1-8×28

Arken Optics has created a name for itself in the affordable optics space. Up until now, their offerings were all in higher magnification ranges like 4-16x, 6-24x, and 5-25x. Their new EP8 LPVO bucks that trend.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 55: Independence Day Roundup

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 55! Tomorrow is Independence Day, so on behalf of everyone at TFB and TFBTV, Happy Independence Day! While this day is about celebrating the birth of our great nation, it’s also an excellent opportunity to take stock of everything we have because of not just the founding of this country, but the great people who came before us who have helped forge it into the best nation on this planet. Our founding fathers would have been unable to help instigate such a founding were it not for the arms, ammunition, and skilled gunsmiths they had around then. While the principles and purpose of the 2nd Amendment have not changed, the arms, ammunition, and gunsmiths have and we’re fortunate today to have access to some of the most cutting-edge firearms technology available on the planet, partially due to the fact that our access to arms is baked right into our nations constitution. In honor of that, and as is our custom here at TFB, let’s help celebrate our nation’s birth by sharing some great deals we’ve found for arms, ammunition, and gear in TFB Weekly Web Deals 55.

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Contingencies: Upgrading With Meprolight Tru-Dot Irons to Co-Witness

In recent years, the use of red dot sights on handguns has gained significant popularity among most shooters regardless of their preferred platform, or shooting sport. Just 10 years ago finding an optic on a handgun was still fairly rare outside of the competition world and absolutely unheard of in the concealed carry market. Reflex sights provide several advantages, including increased accuracy, faster target acquisition, and improved shooting speed. However, combining red dot optics with co-witnessed iron sights can offer even greater benefits for shooters seeking versatility and reliability even beyond the simple concept of redundancy. Let’s face it, today’s red dot optics are extremely reliable, and in most cases, you won’t have to rely on your co-witnessed irons. So In this article, we will explore why utilizing co-witness sights in tandem with your red dot-equipped handgun is a good practice to adopt. To accomplish this we’ll be using a Glock 45 MOS handgun and Meprolight’s Tru-Dot series of replacement iron sights with a specific focus on their suppressor height sights which will serve as my co-witness sights.

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Viridian Weapon Tech's New RFX45 Is Finally Shipping

Joining the new enclosed red dot craze is Viridian Weapon Tech with their new RFX45 enclosed green dot. While we’ve briefly covered it before when it was featured at SHOT Show 2023 ( shoutout to fellow writer Rusty S for the photos in this article), the Viridian RFX45 has finally been announced as available for order and shipping to customers.

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