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Night Optics USA Introduces Night Vision iPhone Adaptor Kits


Huntington Beach, CA – Night Optics USA introduces a new line of night vision iPhone adaptor kits. All components are designed and manufactured in the United States and are compatible with a wide range of Night Optics products.

The popularity of the iPhone, with its high-resolution image and video capture capabilities means that these kits make it easy to transform a variety of night vision devices into high-resolution cameras. Both kits are compatible with the iPhone 4, 4s and 5.

Currently there are two kits available – a shooters kit (CAM-IPWPK) which is compatible with the Night Optics D-740, D-750 and D-760 night vision weapon sights and the standard kit (CAM-IP14K) which is compatible with the PVS-14, PVS-7, LRB-7 and LRM-14 high performance night vision systems.

These kits are perfect for outdoorsmen, sky watchers, hunters and law enforcement professionals and can be used for low-light, observation, surveillance, spotting or just to capture image and video footage to share with friends.

Suggested retail pricing starts at $184.99

For more information on Night Optics products, visit the website at www.nightoptics.com

Rolando Petit – Marketing
Night Optics USA, Inc.
714-899-4475 x203


Burris C4 Riflescope A Great Buy


4.5″x14x-42mm/1″ Tube C4 Riflescope Additional imagery available. Please contact Lori Petoske if you require additional resources.

GREELEY, CO — Burris Company is proud to announce the new Burris® C4™ Riflescope has won a 2013 Outdoor Life “Great Buy” award. The “Cartridge Calibrated Custom Clicker” gives shooters a personalized shooting experience by providing a custom elevation dial that is calibrated to the shooters specific caliber and bullet type. Customers provide ballistic information online and Burris creates the customized dial for free, allowing for long-range precision at a reasonable price. The outstanding performance and value of the Burris C4 Riflescope earned the editor’s vote for a “Great Buy.”

The C4 features the C4 Wind MOA reticle that works perfectly with the customized elevation knob. The knob indicates, in MOA, the 10 MPH wind hold-off for your specific cartridge at the distance you are shooting. The easy-to-use reticle features full and half-MOA tick marks that extend out to 10 MOA in each direction to help you quickly determine hold-off for wind.

Like all Burris riflescopes, the optical quality of the C4 is superb. The C4 offers ultra-premium glass and index matched Hi-Lume multi-coatings for enhanced clarity, edge-to-edge sharpness, and low-light performance. Hunter-friendly features include a rugged one-piece tube; low profile adjustment knobs with positive repeatable click adjustment; easy-to-adjust parallax ring (4.5x-14x models only); ergonomic power ring; and quick adjust eyepiece diopter.

Four models are currently available: 3x-9x-40mm and 4.5x-14x-42mm, both in 1″ and 30mm tubes. For more information on the Burris C4 riflescope, visit BurrisOptics.com or Facebook.com/BurrisOptics. To read more about the C4 “Great Buy” award, pick up the June/July 2013 issue of Outdoor Life, or visit OutdoorLife.com.

Click Your Way to Perfection with the New C4 Riflescope!

About Burris Company, Inc.
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the Burris Company offers a complete line of premium optics, including riflescopes for hunting, competition, law enforcement and military; handgun scopes; spotting scopes; mounts and accessories. For more information on the extensive line of Burris products, visit BurrisOptics.com or Facebook.com/BurrisOptics.


Night Optics USA introduces PVS-14 quick release weapon mount


Huntington Beach, CA – Night Optics USA introduces a new PVS-14 quick release weapon mount.

The WM-D14 quick release weapon mount is designed and manufactured in the USA using lightweight high-grade aluminum. The mount features a spring-loaded, maintenance free quick release mechanism; compatible with popular holographic weapon sights and ancillary adjustments for fine-tuning eye relief.

The WM-D14 can be used in left or right-handed configurations. The mount attaches to the front stationary ring on the PVS-14 night vision monocular and does not obstruct focus. Mounting in this way also enables the simultaneous use of the PVS-14 head/helmet mount swing arm adaptor, so the system can easily go from head to weapon and back quickly.

This kit includes the mount adaptor and hex wrench designed specifically to allow maximum leverage in tight spaces.

To learn more about this product as well as other great Night Optics products visit the website:www.nightoptics.com

Rolando Petit – Marketing
Night Optics USA, Inc.
714-899-4475 x203

The American Technologies Network Corp. Night Scout VX


South San Francisco, CA – American Technologies Network Corp., makers of military, law enforcement, security and outdoor night vision and thermal applications, introduce the Night Scout VX; ATN’s newest addition to affordable, quality night vision devices for camping, hiking, birding, boating or home defense. The Night Scout VX night vision binocular is compact and lightweight and features ATN’s proprietary Total Darkness IR System. Even if the user is in total darkness, with the aid of the infrared illuminator, the Night Scout VX cuts through the darkness providing a bright clear image. Using a dual image tube system that provides for depth perception, the user experiences the visual world around them just as they would by using a pair of binoculars. Several image tube configurations are available for any budget or performance demand.

5x magnification
Easy-to-use digital controls
Multi-coated, all-glass optics
Long-range Infrared Illuminator
Water and fog resistant
Gen 1
Fl.2, 90mm lens system
IR indicator
Low battery indicator
60 hours battery life on 1×3 V CR123A battery
9″ x 6″ x 3″ in size
3.3 lbs.
Limited 2 year warranty
MSRP: $519.00

For more information on American Technologies Network Corp, visit www.atncorp.com. Visit Facebook to stay up to date on new products, images and promotions.

About American Technologies Network, Corp.:
Headquartered in South San Francisco, California, ATN is a leading manufacturer of precision optics that includes night vision, daytime scopes, thermal imaging and binoculars. With over 100 models and over 15 years’ experience in producing precision optics, ATN offers the world’s largest selection from 1st Generation to 4th Generation.www.atncorp.com

Laura Burgess Marketing
P.O. Box 13978
New Bern, NC 28561
P: 252-288-5805

American Technologies Network, Corp.
1341 San Mateo Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
P: 800-910-2862

Beretta Issues Statement on New Maryland Gun Control Law


The firearm companies owned by Beretta Holding in Maryland-Beretta U.S.A. Corp., Benelli U.S.A. Corporation and Stoeger Industries, Inc.-have all been deeply concerned about Governor Martin O’Malley’s effort this year to impose broad new restrictions on the rights of Maryland citizens to buy firearms, as well as on the types of firearms and firearm magazines they can acquire. The Companies have submitted comments before the Maryland legislature and to the press condemning these efforts and stating that the Governor’s anti-gun activity is causing them to evaluate whether they want to remain in this State.

Notwithstanding some media reports to the contrary, those efforts have had some beneficial effects.

Through the Companies’ legislative efforts and with assistance led by Delegate Joe Vallario and others provisions were stripped out of the final Bill that would have immediately required an immediate move of certain operations out of Maryland. The parts of the legislation that remained, though–and that were not deleted notwithstanding the Beretta Holding companies efforts to do so–remain offensive not only to our companies as firearm manufacturers, importers and distributors and as investors in jobs, taxes and income within the State of Maryland, but also to those of us who, as Maryland citizens, will now be encumbered with obstacles to our exercise of our Constitutional rights–such as a requirement we now be fingerprinted like a criminal before we can buy a handgun-without providing a commensurate benefit in reducing crime.

The resulting law that passed is not acceptable, even with the improvements we were able to obtain. In short, the law that finally passed went from being atrocious to simply being bad.

The question now facing the Beretta Holding companies in Maryland is this: What effect will the passage of this law–and the efforts of Maryland government officials to support its passage–have on our willingness to remain in this State?

In that respect we are mindful of two objectives: We will not let passage of this legislation prevent us from providing on-time delivery of our products to our U.S. Armed Forces and other important customers. We also will not go forward in a way that compounds the insult made to our Maryland employees by their Governor and by the legislators who supported his efforts.

Prior to introduction of this legislation the three Beretta Holding companies located in Maryland were experiencing growth in revenues and jobs and had begun expansion plans in factory and other operations. The idea now of investing additional funds in Maryland and thus rewarding a Government that has insulted our customers and our products is offensive to us so we will take steps to evaluate such investments in other States. At the same time, we will continue our current necessary operations within Maryland and we are thankful for and welcome the continued support of our employees as we do so.


Streamlight Upgrades Four ProTac Models


EAGLEVILLE, PA, May 15, 2013 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has significantly upgraded the lumen light output of four lights from its popular ProTac® tactical series: the ProTac® 1L, ProTac ® 2L, ProTac® 1AA, and ProTac® 2AA. Combining compact size and C4® LED technology, the upgraded lights are among the most versatile personal carry lights available for users, ranging from law enforcement personnel to industrial technicians.

All four upgraded lights now feature Streamlight’s new TEN-TAP™ programming, which enables users to select among three programs: high/strobe/low (the factory default setting); high only; or low/high.

“Streamlight has increased the lumen output, run times, candela and beam distances on the high setting for these ProTac lights without compromising their compact size,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “We also have added flexibility with the TEN-TAP programming switch to suit their preference or operating needs.”

On high, the upgraded lights now feature a range of 70 to 260 lumens and run times of up to three hours; on low, run times range from 24 to 50 hours. On the strobe setting, the ProTac 2L runs for six hours, while the other three lights run for four hours.

The ProTac 1L and ProTac 2L use one or two 3 Volt CR123A lithium batteries, respectively, which have a shelf life of 10 years. The ProTac 1AA and the ProTac 2AA are powered by one and two AA alkaline batteries, respectively; the use of a lithium battery will extend the run time of the ProTac 1AA.

Each light features a C4 LED for extreme brightness. A multi-function, push-button tactical tail switch allows for one-handed operation of the lights’ momentary, variable intensity, and strobe modes.

Similar to other models in the ProTac series, these lights are thin and easy to carry, weighing between 2 and 3.4 ounces with batteries, and measuring between 3.43 and 6.14 inches.

With bodies fabricated from machined aircraft aluminum with an anodized finish, the lights also feature an anti-roll face cap and a glass lens that is O-ring sealed. All four lights are IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes, and are two-meter impact resistance tested. Each includes a removable pocket clip and holster.

The ProTac 1AA, ProTac 2AA, ProTac 1L, and ProTac 2L have MSRPs of $68.00, $70.00, $72.00 and $80.00, respectively, and include Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is marking 40 years of making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, weapon light/laser sighting devices and vehicle solar charging devices for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488 or visit www.streamlight.com

Mary Ellen Giangiulio
Streamlight, Inc.
800-523-7488 phone 800-220-7007 fax
610-631-0600 phone 610-631-0712 fax

Melissa M. Nichols
M. NICHOLS Communications
610-640-4528 phone
610-640-4161 fax

TruGlo Launches the Nitrus


TRUGLO®, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced line of sights and accessories for archery and firearms introduces the NITRUS™ archery release. The NITRUS is quiet, fast and accurate in the field.

The NITRUS Release has a breakthrough stainless steel dual-caliper design (patent pending) and a crisp, ultra-smooth trigger pull and micro-adjustable trigger for sensitivity and travel. Being able to adjust the trigger distinguishes unwanted trigger travel while the forward trigger position enables faster arrow speeds. The stainless steel firing mechanism delivers increased durability and repeatability. The NITRUS has an uncompromising, rock-solid, connection system that is designed for ultra-precise length adjustments for added comfort and accuracy. The stainless steel streamlined wear-free jaw design accounts for fast and easy loading and is perfect for string loops. The ergonomic hand and finger position of the BOA® premium strap provides a glove-like custom fit for all day comfort and is secure once locked in place. The BOA® closure system is easy to clean and sheds mud, dirt and ice, ideal for any hunting situation. The precision CNC-machined construction of the NITRUS assures reliable, durable, worry-free performance.

For more information on the NITRUS Release, please visit www.truglo.com.

About TRUGLO: TRUGLO knows that a successful and truly rewarding outdoor experience is about more than just your gear. It’s about creating memories that last a lifetime. TRUGLO products are built for those moments, so that when the perfect opportunity comes, your gear comes through. Whether you need the most revolutionary sights, innovative fiber optics or simply need brightness on your side, TRUGLO will be there for you. To gain more information regarding TRUGLO or to view a complete line of their products please visit www.truglo.com.

Media Direct Kim Cahalan 309.944.5341or kim@mediadirectcreative.com

Gear Up with Crimson Trace


(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace, the leading brand of laser sighting systems for personal protection firearms, now offers a wide assortment of shooting accessories to aid with practice at the range-and for firearms safety at all times.

One popular item for shooters-and trips to the gun range-everywhere is the Tactical Tailor Multi-Purpose Range Bag. These bags are available in medium and small sizes, are constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura, and utilize heavy-duty carry handles crafted from sturdy webbing. These bags also feature sturdy YKK zippers, D-rings on each end for use with a shoulder strap (not included), and a distinctive embroidered red Crimson Trace logo. Zip-closed side compartments can hold ammo boxes or gun parts. If you do not need the space afforded by a range bag, Crimson Trace also offers a Double Gun Rug. This rug, or zip-closed gun bag, will hold two handguns and features a zippered external pocket for small accessories. All trips to the shooting range will be easier with these bags to help you become organized-and to protect your firearms.

Another “must have” item from Crimson Trace for any firearms owner, or enthusiast, is the CRKT Picatinny Tool. This tool has a 2.8-inch blade, hex wrench, Phillips, Torx and Hex tools, and two Allen wrenches. This product is designed to help with many cleaning chores for handguns and AR rifles.

If you are always in search of more tools-or the best tool-for gun maintenance chores, then consider the Avid Design 18-piece Gun Multi-Tool. This “do-it-all” tool incorporates 18 implements, including: a blade, pin punch, shotgun choke wrenches, three Torx drivers, two Allen Hex wrenches, two screwdrivers (Phillips and flat) along with a magnetic storage compartment. All are designed into an easy-to-grip handle.

To protect your eyes while shooting-or from the sun’s rays-the Wiley X Romer II Advanced Tactical Shooting Glasses come with two lenses (clear and smoke). The lenses are easy to change and feature Wrap-Back design to eliminate tunnel vision. These state-of-the-art shooting glasses are made in the USA and arrive with a cleaning cloth and carry case.

The suggested retail prices range from $25 for the multi-tool to $85.50 for the shooting glasses. No trip to the shooting range for practice-or time at home for cleaning firearms-will be the same after you gear up with these useful items from Crimson Trace. All items can be ordered at www.crimsontrace.com.

Crimson Trace-based in Wilsonville, Oregon-is the acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems. The company produces award-winning innovations, including: Lasergrips® and Laserguard™ with red and green lasers, as well as Lightguard™ –all with Instinctive Activation ™. Additionally, the company’s product line includes the Best-in-Class Defender Series™ and Rail Master Platforms – all of which are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA. Crimson Trace sets the industry standard in comprehensive customer service that is available 24/7 at 800-442-2406.

Michael D. Faw
Media Relations Manager
Crimson Trace
9780 SW Freeman Drive
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Beretta A400 Action 20ga. Garners “Editor’s Choice” Award from Outdoor Life


ACCOKEEK, MD – Beretta USA was honored during the recent 142nd Annual NRA Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, TX when presented with the “Editor’s Choice Award” by Outdoor Life for the new A400 Action 20ga. Outdoor Life editors summed up the features of the A400 Action 20 ga. best when citing their reasons behind the award, “this 20-gauge from Beretta, the first sub-gauge in the A400 series, is brimming with amenities and useful features. The kick-off system is one of the better recoil-reducing designs on the market, and by adding it to this shotgun Beretta has made an outstanding semi-auto for high-volume bird shooting. ….We liked the looks of the gun too. The finish on the receiver is distinctive without being tacky, and the grain-enhancing finish on the wood gives it a classy look. It also shouldered, swung, and shot like a dream. For all these reasons, the A400 XPLOR Action is our Editor’s Choice shotgun for 2013.”

“This recognition, especially considering the quality and depth of the competition, is very gratifying,” says Ryan Muety, Vice President of Brand and Channel Marketing. “Beretta continues to invest significant time and resources to ensure that our shotguns meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. It was only natural that we chose to expand the exceptionally popular A400 Xplor line to include a sub-gauge appropriate to the upland market where the A400 Action excels. Muety went on to add that, “as a 500-year-old company, our history, heritage and lifestyle are sacred to the Beretta brand and to be recognized for it by one’s peers makes it resonate all the more.”

Outdoor Life honors the industry’s best with their yearly “Gun Test” which are determined through a rigorous three-step process that includes inspection of the internal components and machining, range performance, and overall design and feature set.

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.berettausa.com.

Lea L. Ramthun | lramthun@berettausa.com | 301-283-2191, Ext. 1219

Safariland Introduces Ground-Breaking 7TS Holster


ONTARIO, California – Safariland® announced today that it has released the all-new 7TS™ Holster Series. This next generation injection-molded holster design is constructed of SafariSeven™ material, a proprietary nylon blend from DuPont™ that is completely non-abrasive to the weapon’s finish. Virtually impervious to weather extremes, the 7TS holsters are operationally and structurally cold tolerant to at least -50 degrees Fahrenheit and heat tolerant to at least 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Safariland has always been the leader in innovation,” said James Dawson, Category Director Safariland Duty Gear. “And this new series continues to push the boundaries of holster design and function. After numerous extreme condition tests and intense impact testing, the Safariland Research and Development team was able to draw from the holster smoothly and easily as if it had just been removed from its packaging.”

Adding to its numerous features and functionality, the 7TS line was engineered to ensure strength and rigidity by incorporating certain “corrugated” patterns into the holster’s interior. This design also features built-in “risers” inside the holster specifically to ensure minimal contact of the weapon while in the holster, creating air space around it, allowing dirt and moisture to quickly clear any contact with the firearm. Since the SafariSeven material is nylon only, and does not contain any other filler material, the holster actually becomes stronger in water, and can be submerged in water indefinitely and still maintain shape and function. And finally, the matte finish decreases reflection and can be cleared of scratches with a simple scouring pad.

Initial models offered consist of three concealment holsters and two tactical thigh rigs. These 7TS holsters incorporate the proven ALS® internal retention system, which provides excellent weapon retention and offers an ergonomic, simple straight up draw once the release is deactivated. These models are compatible with all Safariland holster mounting options.

All models are available in the SafariSeven Plain Black finish and are currently offered in two fits for the Beretta 92 and Glock 17/22. Additional fits and models that include ALS uniformed duty holsters, SLS duty & tactical holsters and ALS/SLS duty & tactical holsters will be available in the near future.


ALS® Open Top Concealment Belt Slide Holster

ALS® Open Top Concealment Paddle Holster

ALS® Open Top Concealment Belt Clip Holster

ALS® Open Top Tactical Holster

ALS® Open Top Tactical Holster w/Quick Release Leg Strap

For more information about Safariland holsters and other premium duty gear products, and to view the 7TS video, please visit Safariland Duty Gear.

About Safariland®

Established in 1964, Safariland®has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit Safariland Duty Gear.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor recreation/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free® and Mustang Survival®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the lifesaving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302