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LaserLyte RL-1 Hammer Test

LaserLyte RL-1 Hammer Test

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit named…

in “TrailBlazing Gear” as one of “the 25 best tools for tackling your next backcountry adventure.”

There are plenty of solar chargers on the market, but we haven’t found one that gets the job done quite as quickly as Goal Zero’s Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit (it charged our tester’s iPhone in less than two hours on a mostly sunny day). Plug your device directly into the dual solar panels via USB, or, if it’s overcast, juice up from the included battery pack, which contains four rechargeable AAs and a handy LED flashlight to help you find the one that died in your pack. No need to wait around for the sun to do its work—an external loop allows you to attach the device to the outside of your pack for powering up on the go. ($160, goalzero.com)

Men’s Health.com

Exploring the Features of Tri-Tronic’s NightRazor

Exploring the Features of Tri-Tronic’s NightRazor

FS: HAWKE Varmint Side Focus 4-16×44 Rifle Scope by Webyshops.com

HAWKE Varmint Side Focus 4-16×44 Rifle Scope, 1/2 Mil Dot Reticle (HK5134),previouslyreturned, $150, free shipping. Contact Webyshops.com 800-851-9329 or info@webyshops.com mention forum name in email.

FS: $450 shipped Open box BURRIS Riflescope from Webyshops

$450 shipped Open box BURRIS Six X 2-12×40 Riflescope, German 3P#4 Reticle, Matte Black (201950).info@webyshops.com (please mention forum name in email) or 800-851-9239.  Webyshops.com

FS: Salesman sampleBURRIS Landmark Spotting Scope

Salesman sampleBURRIS Landmark 15-45×60 Spotting Scope (300125) (200768), $110 + free shipping. Offered by Webyshops.com info@webyshops.com or 800-851-9329. Please put forum name as reference.

LaserLyte Rear Sight Laser for Springfield Armory XD/XD(M) Pistols

COTTONWOOD, AZ –LaserLyte® , the leader in laser technology for the shooting sports market for 25 years, brings down the price and ups the performance with the LaserLyte RTB-XD. LaserLyte® returns to basics with the patented RTB-XD rear sight laser that fits the Springfield XD/XDM firearms. The high performance laser built into a rear sight specifically designed for Springfield XD/XDM pistols features a simple, ambidextrous “press and go” activation. The laser is easily programmable to either constant on or pulse mode. Another great feature is the “auto-off” feature that displays a unique flash after 5-minutes of operation and automatically turns the unit off after 6-minutes.

Made from heavy-duty, high carbon steel for added durability, the LaserLyte RTB-XD rear sight laser has a black chrome finish for corrosion prevention. A great benefit of the LaserLyte RTB-XD rear sight laser is that the customer will not have to replace grips, internal stock parts or holsters. The LaserLyte RTB-XD rear sight laser is compatible with all Level 1 and Level 2 holsters including the BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® holster system. MSRP on the LaserLyte RTB-XD rear sight laser for all Springfield XD/XDM’s is only $139.95.

For more information, visit www.laserlyte.com and check us out on Facebook.

LaserLyte RTB-XD Specifications:

Compatible Firearms: Fits Springfield Armory XD/XDM pistols

Power Output: Class IIIA, 5mw

Laser module: 650nm

Batteries: four 377 batteries

Battery Life: 5 hrs. constant on, 10 hrs. pulse mode (normal usage*)

Weight 1.2 ounces/34.02 grams

Length: .85 inches/21.59mm

Width: 1.05 inc./26.67mm

Height: .35 inches/8.89mm

Range at Night: 500 yd., 457.2 m

MSRP: $139.95

*Normal usage is defined as one minute on and one minute off. This test mimics actual usage where the unit is turned on and off and the battery is given time to automatically regenerate.

About LaserLyte®:

LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology for over 25 years. Our mission is to heighten the experience of shooting. For additional information about LaserLyte, visit www.laserlyte.com. Keep up to date with LaserLyte on Facebook or Twitter. Visit the LaserLyte YouTube page for all the LaserLyte action.

Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805

Leica 1600 User Makes Video Showing his Field Test Ranging 1986 yards

Burris Introduces Three New Mounting Systems

GREELEY, CO – Burris continues to solve the scope and sight mounting challenges of target shooters, multi-gun competitors and hunters with the introduction of the 30mm AR-Pivot Ring, AR-T.E.R. Extension Ring and XTR Quick Detach Tactical Rings.

“The AR platforms favored by tactical shooters is one of the fastest growing segments and we recognize the need for more versatile mounting solutions,” stated Rob Siemers, general manager. “With our expanded line of AR mounts, rings and sights, there isn’t an optics challenge we can’t solve.”

The new AR-Pivot Ring was designed to quickly and easily mount the Burris AR-Tripler™ directly in line behind the Burris XTS-135 SpeedDot with the option of quickly moving it out of the way for close-up shots. Its 30mm ring will accommodate other magnifiers as well. This combination is ideal for the close-quarter and longer-range shooting encountered on multi-gun shooting events. With the AR-Pivot Ring, you just flip the AR-Tripler to the side with a simple push of a button. To engage in longer-range shooting, simply flip the AR-Tripler to its upright position, and it automatically locks into place. The Quick Detach (QD) mount makes installation a snap. The AR-Pivot Ring’s suggested retail price is $120.

Helping to overcome difficulties caused by the short Picatinny rail of many flat-top AR configurations, Burris introduces the AR-T.E.R Extension Ring. The AR-T.E.R alleviates the issue of limited space on the rail when mounting multiple optics by allowing you to mount a red-dot tube-style sight ahead of the Burris AR-Tripler. It is milled from one-piece of aluminum alloy for increased strength and accurate alignment of the scope in the mount. The AR-T.E.R. comes with a Quick Detach lever for easy attachment, and the suggested retail price is $80.

Also new for 2012 are the XTR™ QD Rings. Available in both 1-inch and 30mm sizes, the new Quick Detach rings are offered in Medium (1/2-inch) and X-High (1-inch) heights. Designed for those who put a premium on reduced weight, while maintaining plenty of rigidity and scope changeability, they are ideal for use on just about any firearm with a Picatinny rail. The new XTR QD rings will retail for $120.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the Burris Company offers a complete line of premium optics which includes riflescopes for hunting, competition, law enforcement and military; handgun scopes; binoculars; spotting scopes; mounts and accessories. For more information, write to the Burris Company, 920 54th Avenue, Ste. 200, Greeley, CO 80634. For detailed product information, visit the company website at www.burrisoptics.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BurrisOptics.

Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 or mike@hunteroc.com
HOC Website: www.hunteroc.com

Vortex Recon Review

Vortex Recon

Here is my review of the Recon R/T  15×50.  First here is a bit of background on myself. I am a Staff Sergeant in the U.S Army Infantry and know all about the abuse equipment must be able to handle to survive in the field with us. I am currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the mountains of Afghanistan. I use the Recon R/T daily on combat missions. I have drug it through the rain, snow and mud at 10,000ft above sea level without incident. The Ranging reticle is a real life saver……literally. Recon gives  you the ability to rapidly acquire targets and within seconds get an accurate range on human silhouettes without having to push buttons or worry about not getting a reading from a non-reflective target which commonly happens with laser range finders. If you’re faced with a non silhouette type target you have the option of using the MRAD reticle to MIL your targets. The clarity of the Recon R/T is unrivaled by any handheld monocular I have ever used. The crispness of the image really makes a difference in my line of work. The anti-reflective coating on the lenses is key when being used in a combat environment; the Recon R/T lets you see without being seen. Vortex has given you the choice on which side you want to mount the hand strap on to accommodate both right and left handed people. There are also 3 mounting options for the utility clip which leaves the user options when mounting the Recon R/T to their kit. Though I have not used the tripod or the picatanny rail mount I’m sure those will perform just as the rest of the kit, flawlessly. The Recon R/T is worth its weight in gold when it comes to a piece of combat gear that I would not go on mission without. I would recommend this optic to any war fighter or sportsman alike. Last but not least is the unconditional warranty provided by Vortex Optics which I personally have had the pleasure of dealing the customer service of Vortex Optics which is second to none. I give the Vortex Optics Recon R/T 15×50 a 5 stars, 2 thumbs up review.


A Soldier and a Sportsman