NEW Primary Arms SLx and GLx Binoculars – Glass 10x Full

Do you know any birders? Or maybe you are a birder? Either way, if you make the mistake of referring to an avid birder as a “birdwatcher” you are definitely going to hear about it – probably in the form of high-pitch whistles or chirps. Speaking of watching things, Primary Arms has just released two new 10x binoculars. The Primary Arms SLx and GLx binoculars are $129 and $259 respectively and represent a solid value in the midrange optics world. The GLx binoculars include premium materials in exchange for a bit more weight.

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The Swiss Treatment – New Strike M-LOK ARCA Rail Adapter

ARCA Swiss rails are the epitome of stabilization attachment methods for a number of reasons. Precision target shooters and hunters often use them for high-stress situations where quick readjustments are needed. This quickness of adjustment largely comes from the design of the rail which allows the user to simply slide the rail of the firearm through the adapter and then quickly adjust it for tightness. Strike Industries has just announced the introduction of their new 6.8″ Strike M-LOK ARCA rail adapter which fits most handguards and M-LOK-equipped rifle chassis on the market.

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New Flip-Up and Fold-Flat Pro Lens Covers from ZEISS

ZEISS is adding a new product line for their riflescopes for 2023 with the introduction of new Flip-Up and Fold-Flat Pro Lens Covers. These new proprietary lens covers will retail for about $90 per set and should start showing up online and in stores sometime in Q2 of 2023. Some cool features ZEISS will be adding to their lens covers to set them apart from other manufacturers is the inclusion of an integrated spare battery containment system, and an on-board Torx wrench containment system which should prove to be invaluable at the range for minor adjustments or when that illumination battery inevitably dies just after you’ve set off on a range trip.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Dangerous Distractions in Our World

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the variety of ammo choices available when it comes to self-defense. If you missed that article, I will leave a quick link to that article right here for you guys. This week’s topic is a bit different since it’s fairly easy to get distracted and sucked into distractions that ultimately could allow you to be put into difficult situations. With everything available at our fingertips in society, it can be easy to get distracted on your phone rather than paying attention to your surroundings. Let’s take a closer look at dangerous distractions in our world.

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Bobro Engineering A-BOM Adjustable Bore Axis Red Dot Mount

Bobro Engineering has released a new offset red dot sight mount called  A-BOM (Adjustable BOre axis Mount) that allows adjusting the reflex sight’s angle to align its axis with the bore axis of the host firearm. The adjustments are possible thanks to a center link between the Picatinny rail mount and the red dot mount which can also be removed converting the A-BOM to a conventional red dot mount.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 38: Range Bags For Days

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 38. Range bags come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Whether you’re headed out for a hunting trip or just taking one of your weekly trips to the pistol range to get some practice in, transporting your firearms, ammunition, and accessories is actually a pretty important step in the process, especially if you want to stay safe, prepared, and organized. Today we’ll be going over some of the best range bags I’ve come across and used over the years, some of which I use together for specific types of shooting or shooting events.

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TFB Review: H&K PSG1 Kill Cam Trigger

I recently acquired a unique H&K accessory. It is a PSG1 trigger but more than that it has an interesting feature that other PSG1s do not. It has a small port on the right side of the trigger housing. It is a PSG1 Kill Cam trigger.

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The New MHA Universal Mount from True North Concepts

Safariland holsters are some of the best duty-grade holsters on the market. Their holster environment allows for a lot of adaptability, modularity, and customization but you’re often left with the high upfront cost of not only the equipment but various adapters and mounting solutions that very few companies other than Safariland offer. True North Concepts announced the introduction of their new MHA Universal Mount for Safariland holsters, allowing users to adapt their holster to different types of quick detach systems already found in the market.

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Track Your Rifle With The Strike AirTag Holder From Strike Industries

Some of you are very good at keeping track of your things. I am not. If an object isn’t in my hand, I have no idea where it is. If it is in my hand, I’ve still only got a 50/50 shot. The role of tracking technology in the commercial world has matured from only helping you find Rover, to being able to track a package throughout the world. Lots of things get “lost” while traveling. Or, as they did to me, the TSA might destroy your mouse and monitor on your way to SHOT. Either way, having a way of locating an important item (mayhaps a rifle?) can be crucial. Introducing the Strike AirTag Holder From Strike Industries.

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French Army Procures FN Elity Range Finder-Ballistic Calculator-Designator for Snipers

FN Herstal have announced that snipers of the French Army will be using the FN Elity ballistic calculator operationally. The Elity is FN’s all-in-one system incorporating a laser range finder, laser designator, illuminator and a calculator to “increase hit probability and situational awareness”. The Elity will be used in conjunction with the SCAR-H PR which the French Army selected as their new Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle in 2020 and their PGM .50 caliber anti-materiel rifle. FN say that the French Army’s Ground Forces Battle Lab found during testing that the Elity improves shooting accuracy by 25% and also lightens the equipment carried by snipers by 6kg/13.2 lbs by replacing other gear.

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Crown Innovation Kestrel Mount And Other Spotting Accessories

Thanks to my friend Vic M. for sharing this. The photo above is his as well. Vic is one of my fellow tricked-out spotting scope enthusiast friends. You have seen his spotting scope in some of my Friday Night Lights articles. Recently he acquired a folding Kestrel mount from Crown Innovations.

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TFB Review: Gibbous Outfitters MP5K Furniture

If you have been following along in the various MP5 groups on social media, Marcus of Gibbous Outfitters is developing accessories for the MP5. Marcus sent his Gibbous Outfitters MP5K furniture for me to test on my HK SP5K PDW SBR which I now dub the MP5K-SD (Super Deformed).

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POTD: The Extrema Ratio S-THIL Black Warfare Special Edition Knife

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TFB Visits Varusteleka Finland – Europe's Largest Army & Outdoor Shop

TFB Visits Varusteleka Finland – Europe’s Largest Army, Surplus & Outdoor Shop (according to them). Go to Suomi (Finland) they said. It will be fun, they said. Well, there I was in the middle of the Winter. Of course, it snowed, and it was freezing cold. Luckily I got a ride from a local friend in a posh car, with four-wheel drive and heated seats.

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Thyrm VariArc-VS: Adjustable Helmet Velcro Light Mount

Thyrm is known for their battery holders as well as their flashlight rings and pocket clips. They made an ARC rail-compatible VariArc for mounting lights on your helmet. Well, now they have a new version called the VariArc-VS which allows you to attach a light to Velcro on your helmet.

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[SHOT 2023] 5.11 Boots, Gear Is The TFB/TFBTV SHOT Uniform

There was a time, more than two decades ago, when 5.11 gear was only associated with “fishing” vests and baggy BDU pants. Back then I was both the giver and the recipient of tactical fashion shaming. Thankfully, those days are but tiny specks in the rearview mirror of life. 5.11 Tactical has developed tasteful, fashion-forward designs that blend utility with style for everyone from urban NOLA James Reeves to Northwest rainforest Hop. Some of the TFB and TFBTV crew were outfitted with new 5.11 boots – the A/T Mid Waterproof Boot  to be specific – for two industry range events and a week on the SHOT Show floor. How did the boots and other 5.11 gear perform? Let’s ask the team.

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[SHOT 2023] Cool Fire Training Showcase Their CO2 Powered Training System

At this year’s SHOT Show, Cool Fire brought along their newest models of their CO2-powered training system. The system will soon be available for the Springfield Hellcat and Hellcat Pro, SIG Sauer P365 and P365XL, the Glock 43 and Glock 43X.

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[SHOT 2023] New SureFire Turbo Weapon Lights

SHOT Show 2023 could be called the year of the Turbo for SureFire. SureFire has been a juggernaut in the handheld and weapon light market. With various companies making weapon lights for intensity over distance, it’s good to see the new Surefire Turbo weapon lights.

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[SHOT 2023] Accurate Mag Rifles, Actions, And Magazines

Accurate Mag is one of the leading manufacturers of AICS-pattern magazines, but they also produce actions and complete rifles.

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[SHOT 2023] MDT Zero Stage Electronic Trigger

At the MDT booth in SHOT Show 2023, they had something truly interesting – the Zero Stage electronic trigger. Yes, the trigger is electronic but what does that mean? Keith Baker walked us through the Zero Stage trigger and even went into detail about its potential.

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[SHOT 2023] WA 2000 And FG-42 Reproductions You Can Afford: Rhineland Arms R2000 And FG-9

Rhineland Arms had some very unique guns on display at their SHOT Show booth. They had two replicas of legendary designs (WA 2000 And FG-42) that are far more accessible than the originals.

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[SHOT 2023] NEW Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Front Chest Rig

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves talks with BFG Director of Training and former Army Ranger, Chris Sizelove, about the new Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Split Chest Rig. A pricey but well-thought-out and extremely well-constructed piece of gear, the Ten-Speed Split Rig is a great minimalist option when a plate carrier might be unnecessary or unavailable.

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[SHOT 2023] ATAK Integration with VK Integrated Systems & Aries Defense

If you have been tracking some of the things I have been dabbling with, you might notice I have gone down the rabbit hole a bit with ATAK. Well, I came across VK Integrated Systems, Aries Defense and Legionarius all at the same booth at SHOT Show 2023 and they have some interesting ATAK integration.

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[SHOT 2023] EOTECH's Magnifiers & Pistol Optics Now In FDE

At this year’s SHOT Show EOTECH, in addition to their promising ‘On Gun Laser’, showcased their new flat dark earth colour range. The new FDE range includes G43 and G45 magnifiers and their EFLX pistol red dots.

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[SHOT 2023] Mantis Expands BlackbeardX Digital Training Line

Mantis are set to expand their range of training systems with new Blackbeard X models. The system is already available for pistols and AR-15 pattern rifles and in a number of configurations and price points but 2023 will see the range expand to AK pattern rifles, AR-10s, CMMG’s Banshees and SIG Sauer’s MCX line later this year.

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[SHOT 2023] New Suppressors – Gemtech Abyss & Neutron

Gemtech came out strong this year at SHOT Show with the addition of two new suppressor lines as well as a new upper receiver system. Gemtech was acquired by Smith & Wesson a coupe years ago and it appears they have been working around the clock to develop a number of new products. Heres what they had at their both this year at SHOT Show. Heres a quick look at some of Gemtech’s new suppressors.

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[SHOT 2023] New Viridian FX45 Closed Emitter Green Dot Sight and More

New from Viridian this year is a closed emitter green dot sight, the FX45.  With a 5 MOA green dot, 6061 aluminum housing and fitting into the Aimpoint ACRO footprint, the Viridian FX45 is available at an MSRP of $459.00.  Viridian is also offering a host of other new and updated sights, lights and lasers.

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[SHOT 2023] Franchi's new All Terrain Elite

New for 2023 is Franchi’s All Terrain Elite.  The All terrain elite is a version of Franchi’s Momentum rifle that features 2-position iron sights, a long top rail, threaded barrel, and a midnight bronze cerakote finish.

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[SHOT 2023] Strike Industries 2023 Lineup

Like every year, Strike Industries comes out swinging with a cornucopia of new accessories. They are expanding into different weapon platforms as well as improving others. Let’s take a look at the Strike Industries 2023 Lineup.

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[SHOT 2023] TYPE-A EG2011 Pistol

2011s have been an extremely popular option for experienced shooters to pick up whether its for competition shooting or frequent range trips. Just in the last year a number of companies have released their own variant of the 2011 platform. TYPE-A Rifles has done just that with their brand new TYPE-A EG2011 which they unveiled at SHOT Show 2023.

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