Category: Optics

TAS Pistol sight

The TAS Pistol is an interesting new pistol fiber optic sight system. For night shooting a tritium lamp lights up the fiber. It looks quite impressive in the video … They hope to be selling the product in the United States this year. [ Many thanks to Mark for [Read More…]

“Tactical” Red Dot Sight for Camera

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. ]

Burris FastFire II review

The Packing Rat has reviewed the Burris FastFire II red dot sight … The RD is small and light weight – it’s likely you wouldn’t notice the difference on Ruger Mark III 22/45. According to the project description, Burris states that the unit is waterproof. [Read More…]

Detecting Sniper Scopes

GizMag reports on JETprotect CS300K “Long Range Counter Surveillance Camera” … Now a new device which uses the same “red-eye” effect of flash cameras and projects it hundreds of meters, can identify binoculars, sniper scopes, cameras and [Read More…]

Night Vision Explained

OnPoint Firearms, an online gun retailer, have published an article explaining the different between each generation of nigh vision gear. I learn’t quite a lot from reading it. It’s true that a sportsman could get by with a $500 system since his primary mission [Read More…]

New Leupold RX-1000 Rangefinder

Leupold’s new RX-1000 Rangefinder is very impressive. It is lightweight, compact, has a 6x zoom and can measure out to 1000 yards. Standard model RX-1000 There are two models, the standard and the TBR model (True Ballistic Range). The TBR model includes an [Read More…]

Leupold Mark AR scopes

Capitalizing on the phenomenal popularity of the AR-15, Leupold have produced a line of scopes designed for AR-15 hunting rifles. Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm The Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm model is a light weight scope allowing a wide field of view at the 1.5x zoom, while giving the [Read More…]

Trijicon ATWS Thermal Imager

Trijicon have partnered with FLIR Systems, night vision expects, to develop a very compact thermal imager for ACOG scopes. The ATWS or Advanced Thermal Weapon Sight uses a 640×480 pixel uncooled camera. While it is compact it is not light, weighing in at 1.5 lbs.