The US Army has announced that two companies have been selected to produce mounted machine gun optic mounts, with the companies competing for the various orders within a $48,800,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the optics. Back in July 2018, TFB reported that the Army was seeking new mounted machine gun optics for various weapon systems. US Army Contracting […]
There are a few things every year that comes along which really catch my interest. I’ve talked with members of Vortex’s team through projects I’ve worked on with social media. One thing led to another and they invited me out to their headquarters for the day. Vortex Optics is located just west of Madison, Wisconsin […]
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Strike Industries has added a new red dot mount to their line of optics mounting products. As its name implies, the new T1 Riser Mount is designed for Aimpoint Micro T1 footprint red dot sights. It allows mounting your sight to an absolute co-witness height with the iron sights or to a lower 1/3 co-witness […]
The 82nd Airborne has been conducting jump testing of the Army’s new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper (CSASS) rifle. In June, the 82nd’s snipers were issued the new sniper rifle and conducted operational testing during training exercises. The aim of the testing was to check that the rifle’s optic was retaining zero after parachute jumps. The test […]
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Shooting with an optic especially with a red dot is one of the best advancements for the AR platform. There is a whole world of optics and mounts to shoot a red dot with your AR but there are some that are specially made for use with night vision. These night vision optic risers elevate […]
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It may seem counterintuitive to some shooters, but a backup reflex or red dot optic on top of a 1x variable optic does make sense. Competition shooters can transition between close and far targets without having take a hand off to move the magnification ring. Similarly, home defense setups can have optics with two zero […]
Modular Driven Technologies has just announced the MDT Unimount, a rugged and repeatable optics mount for precision rifle shooters. Available for 34mm and 35mm scopes, the MDT Unimount features four high-strength lugs that all contact the Picatinny rail for stability. The mount can be purchased in three height options: Low 1.18”, Med 1.34” and High 1.50” […]