The following press release just came in to us from Laser Devices, Inc. (LDI): "LASER DEVICES INTRODUCES DUAL BEAM AIMING LASER-INTELLIGENT (DBAL-I) SYSTEM Next Generation Dual Beam Tactical and Training System Combines Infrared and Daytime Aiming Lasers with Infrared Illuminators in a Compact, Reliable and Waterproof Unit. Monterey, California, March 8, 2004 (IWA SHOW 2004 – HALL 5, STAND 219)― …Read More »
PVS-7D NOD’s & MICH Helmet: A Review from the Front Lines.
by Charles Gaines This is the second in a series of reviews of US army equipment being used in Afghanistan. The first was on the M-4 carbine and it’s associated accessories, the PAQ-4 infrared laser and M-68 close-combat optic, and shoud still be up on the main page if you’re interested. First, the PVS-7D Night Observation Device, or NOD. This …Read More »
Surefire Tactical Combat Lights. Light Up the Badguys at Night.
by David Crane I’ve been using Surefire combat flashlights for the last several years for one reason: they’re the best. No question about it, they are heads and shoulders above the rest of the competition on a number of levels. First, Surefire’s are brighter than everything else out there. These flashlights are specifically designed to be used in tactical situations, …Read More »
KOBRA EKP-1S Fast Action Collimator Sight for Your Kalashnikov
According to Tantal’s Collector Resource, the KOBRA EKP-1S Fast Action collimator sight is "currently used in the field by Russian OMON SPETsNAZ. The site goes on to say that "The Kobra EKP-1S Fast Acquisition Collimator Sight is currently used by the Russian armed forces, to include the MVD and it’s OMON special forces. They have also been seen in service …Read More »
“Predator” Multi-Spectral Vision Capability: Coming Soon to an Army Near You.
This is an interesting story about Night Vision/IR(Thermal) Fusion technology being deveoped for the U.S. Army. It was written by Sandra Erwin for "National Defense" Magazine, which is published by NDIA(National Defense Industrial Association). "National Defense" is an excellent publication, by the way. Click here to go to the story.Read More »
Trijicon Introduces the TriPower Tactical Sight and TA55 ACOG Riflescope.
Bill Taggart, Director of Federal and Military Sales for Trijicon, showed me two brand new optical sights that really blew me away. Let’s get to the “TriPower” first. This is a brand new tactical "red dot" optical sight that is just extremely cool. Called the "Tripower", it’s the first triple-iluminated sight. Having handled one of these at Trijicon’s booth at …Read More »
Leupold Introduces Mark 4 CQ/T(Close Quarter/Tactical) Optical Sight.
The Mark 4 CQ/T is a 1-3x14mm variable power "sighting device" that was designed, like the Aimpont Comp M and Trijicon ACOG, for "fast target acquisition and engagement at close to medium range." The new unit is claimed to be rugged and submersible to 66 ft and features a true 1x setting for close range engagement. It also has ten …Read More »
MMC Ghost Ring Shotgun Sights for Tactical Application.
MMC, known for their rugged adjustable sighting systems, makes some rather mean looking ghost ring shotgun sights for serious social purposes. To visit MMC’s Ghost Ring shotgun sight page, just click on this link.Read More »
ITT Night Vision: TREXPO East
I must admit that I mention ITT solely on the basis that I was simply blown away by the technology during a demonstration inside their their demonstration trailer(at TREXPO East), rather than their products being anything “new”. The only really new thing about ITT’s products is their most advanced intensifier tube, called “The Pinnacle”, that now goes beyond Gen III+. …Read More »
EOTech Electro-Optics Technologies at TREXPO East
The EOTech “HOLOgraphic Diffraction Sight” (HDS) is beyond a doubt the highest-speed, lowest-drag optical sight for tactical shoulder weapons that is currently available. Utilizing the same technology as the Heads-Up Display (HUD) in modern fighter jets, the HDS projects a red holographic circular reticle with center dot directly onto the target. This is very different from standard red dot and …Read More »