New EOTech 518 Holographic Weapon Sight

EOTech 518

EOTech announced a new holographic weapon site called the 518. The EOTech 518 is an evolutionary advancement of the highly popular model 512 that is found on many AR-15 rifles. The 518 uses AA batteries – alkaline or lithium – and quickly attaches to the Picatinny rail on any AR receiver. Alkaline batteries will power […]

The New SureFire X400 Ultra WeaponLight – Laser

SureFire X400 Ultra weaponlight

SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra:  a white light, green laser combo unit for firearms. The light mounts to a standard Picatinny or accessory rail and puts out a maximum of 500 lumens. A momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger.  Remote switches are also available from SureFire. The laser uses […]

New HiViz Fiber Optic Sights

Hi-Viz-Smith & Wesson sight

HiViz is one of the companies that has made self-illuminating fiber optic weapon sights very popular among shooters.  At this year’s SHOT Show HiViz announced new offerings in some of today’s most popular handguns.  HiViz combined the durability of their overmolded sights with the versatility of their LitePipes.  Each sight is made of steel, with […]

LUCID HD7 – Any Good?


Has anyone tried the LUCID HD7 red dot sight? I heard Michael Bane talking about them on his podcast recently, and I see they are sold on Amazon.  The feedback looks to be very good and at less than $200 they look like a great bargain.  But… I’d love to hear some feedback if anyone […]

The Best Combat Handgun Sights

best handgun sights

Online discussions regarding what makes the best combat handgun sights will too often devolve to arguments over sighted vs. unsighted fire.  The armchair warriors and keyboard commandoes often come out in strong support of their various, yet inexperienced, views.  Unfortunately, the clamor of fools often drowns out the voices of reason and experience. I’ve actually […]

LaserMax Green Guide Rod Laser for Glock

LaserMax green guide rod

LaserMax officially introduced the green guide rod laser for Glock pistols on Friday.  The new guide rods uses a green laser for aiming instead of the traditional red laser the company used in the past.  LaserMax hinted to this announcement recently on the company’s website. The new lasers are completely contained in a replacement guide […]

LaserMax Green Guide Rod

LaserMax Green Laser

LaserMax appears ready to release green versions of the guide rod lasers for which they became famous.  Currently on the LaserMax site, they show the above photo along with a countdown.  Presumably at the end of the countdown, Friday, September 13, LaserMax will officially release the new green lasers.

Bushnell ImageView Binocular with HD Recorder

bushnell imageview

As a kid, I always wished I could take pictures through my binoculars.  It wasn’t that I was unhappy with the binoculars I had – quite the opposite.  The Bushnell binoculars that dad bought me weren’t fancy, but they were mine. The family was on a tight budget and our Christmas gifts were frugal.  But […]

New Magpul All-Steel MBUS

Magpul MBUS Pro sights

Magpul Industries Corporation has been in the news lately with their bold stand for gun owners and gun rights.  When the Colorado elected officials voted to limit law-abiding citizens use of high capacity magazines, Magpul immediately put out a press release stating that they would be moving their business out of state. Now in the […]

Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 Scope Review

leupold mark ar 1.5-4x20

Looking for a variable-power, high-quality scope for your AR-15?  Consider the Mark AR series of rifle scopes from Leupold.  These scopes offer extremely clear optics, excellent magnification and the durability you need when taking a rifle into the field. I had a chance to test a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 with the company’s integrated mounting system recently, […]

Crimson Trace CMR 203(G): Inexpensive Green Laser

Review of the Crimson Trace CM203 green laser

While at Media Day I stopped in and checked out the new offerings from Crimson Trace.  The CMR 203 (G – for green) immediately caught my eye for its ambidextrous controls, and ease of mount to a pistol or rifle rail. UNIVERSAL MOUNT Crimson Trace advises this laser system is designed to be universal to […]

EOTech Zombie II: A Holo Sight for the Coming Apocalypse

EOTech Zombie II

Another new addition to the L3 EOTech family is the Zombie II Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS).  The Zombie I by EOTech brought “un-dead” hunters the unique biohazard reticle.  The Zombie II, Model XPS2-Z2, will have the same biohazard reticle, with 20 different brightness settings.  EOTech advertises this as the same reticle seen in Call of […]

EOTech 300 BLACKOUT Whisper

EOTech-300 BLACKOUT Review

Being a user of this company’s products,  I was interested to see the new EOTech Model 300 Blackout Whisper at the 2013 SHOT Show.  This new holosight was one of two introduced in the XPS2 series of weapon sights.  The other, the XPS2 Zombie II, will be discussed in a future article. THE XPS2 PLATFORM […]