New Year, New Glass! Vortex Venom 3-15x44mm FFP & 1-6x24mm SFP

It’s a whole new year and optics manufacturers are ushering in new glass! Some of the newest offerings are the Vortex Venom 3-15x44mm FFP (First Focal Plane) and Vortex Venom 1-6x24mm SFP (Second Focal Plane). This expands out the Venom family of optics to 3 selections now bridging the gap from Low Powered Variable Optics (LPVO) all the way up to high magnification options in the original 5-25x option.

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New Vortex Venom 5-25×56 FFP Riflescope

Say hello to the new Vortex Venom 5-25×56 FFP Riflescope. As you probably figured, it has a 5-25x magnification range and a 56mm objective lens. The scope uses a 34mm tube. There is a throw lever included so you can change the level of magnification fast and with ease. The maximum elevation and windage adjustments are 85 MOA. The MSRP is $699, so it’s a riflescope that should attract quite a few target shooters and varminters.

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[SHOT 2021] Modern Retro – Ed Brown KC9-VTX with Red Dot Optics

If you’re into 1911s and prefer to use a dot instead of the iron sights  Ed Brown now has an updated version of their KC9 model which combines the old with the new. It’s a 9x19mm with an overall length of 7.5″, in black stainless steel. The capacity is 9+1, which should be plenty enough if you know how to handle the Vortex Venom with its 6 MOA red dot.

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POTD: Hunting with Benelli M4 and A-Tec A12 Suppressor

A late start to the grouse hunt is better than no hunt at all – that is the topic for Today’s Photo Of The Day as we go to “Borgafjäll” in Southern Lappland.

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Ed Brown EVO E9-LW 9mm Pistol with Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight

Ed Brown has added another pistol to their EVO line of 1911s. The new model is called E9-LW. It is a 4″ barreled pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is an optics ready handgun and it actually comes with a Vortex Venom 6 MOA red dot sight installed.

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POTD: Carl Gustaf M/96 (1915) in 6.5×55 Swedish

Today’s Photo is from a beaver hunt. Hunting from a canoe on the water has a special feeling of freedom and harmony.

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Look Ma, No Milling! JT Defense Pistol Optic Mount

Adding a mini reflex sight to your pistol can make it easier to shoot tight groups and can be particularly useful for hunting and certain gun games. But it usually means that you have to either buy a gun with a built in mount or have a gunsmith mill the slide to fit. In either case, you end up with a pistol that only fits certain mount patterns. The JT Defense mount seeks to correct that issue by replacing the striker plate on Glock or XD pistols and locking to the rear sight dovetail. There is no need to machine the pistol the mount can be installed and, of course, it can be removed just as easily.

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