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TFB Review: Trijicon MRO Reflex Sight and Spuhr QD Mount

Over the years I have used several different brands and models of red dots. They all have their place and uses and so far I have not found the perfect red dot sight. The Trijicon MRO is my first reflex sight from them and the first Trijicon product I have ever owned. The reason why […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Trijicon MRO Reflex Sight and Spuhr QD Mount appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Optics, Trijicon MRO, Spuhr, Reflex/Red Dot, Trijicon MRO Reflex Sight


TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 5-20×50 PM II Ultra Short Series

Looking to transform your high-quality AR-platform or bolt-action rifle from being reasonably accurate to a precision instrument? Then the ultra-compact Schmidt & Bender 5-20×50 PM II Ultra Short might be the answer. This review is also another important piece in the puzzle in TFB’s quest of reviewing all of the PM II series of riflescopes […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 5-20×50 PM II Ultra Short Series appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Optics, SCHMIDT, Bender, Scopes, Schmidt Bender, Blaser R8, MSR2, P4L Fine, Pulsar Krypton FXG50, 5-20x50 PM II Ultra Short, Schmidt & Bender 5-20x50 PM II Ultra Short


FN Elity – Weapon Mounted Ballistic Calculator from FN Herstal

We live in interesting times with new technological milestones almost every day. Now it’s time for some weaponized math, as FN Herstal just released their Weapon Mounted Ballistic Calculator called the FN Elity. The system combines a laser rangefinder, an infrared illuminator with a ballistic solver and various embedded sensors and presentation of the results […] Read More … The post FN Elity – Weapon Mounted Ballistic Calculator from FN Herstal appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Optics, Daily News, FN Herstal, Schmidt & Bender, Herstal, Semi-Auto, SCAR-H PR, FN Elity, Weaponized Math


Meprolight Releases MEPRO O2 Multi-Pattern Red Dot

Meprolight is one of the OG’s of red dot optics and also happens to be one of the most common names when it comes to durable, action-ready red dots. The company has just released their newest red dot – the MEPRO O2. This sight is intended to be an all-weather, all-light capable red dot with […] Read More … The post Meprolight Releases MEPRO O2 Multi-Pattern Red Dot appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Meprolight, Red Dot, Reflex/Red Dot, MEPRO O2


POTD: The Kahles 1-8×24 Riflescope (3GR)

Photo Of The Day and time for another picture taken through the reticle. We’re looking into the Kahles K18i, with the 3GR reticle. There is also an IPSC reticle, but I would prefer the 3GR. The K18i has a slim and streamlined design with all but the necessary features removed. It’s a great optic! You […] Read More … The post POTD: The Kahles 1-8×24 Riflescope (3GR) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Photo of the Day, Scopes, Kahles, 1-8x24, Kahles K18i, 3GR


Springfield Armory Introduce New HEX Red Dot Optics

Springfield Armory have announced the launch of a new line of red dot optics for pistols and rifles. The new HEX line launches with two new sights: the WASP, a micro red dot reflex sight designed for concealed carry pistols, and the DRAGONFLY, a standard size red dot which can be mounted on rifles and […] Read More … The post Springfield Armory Introduce New HEX Red Dot Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Optics, Daily News, Springfield Armory, Reflex Sight, Hex, Red Dot, Product Announcement, Reflex/Red Dot, Pistol Red Dot, Hex Dragonfly, HEX Optics, Hex Wasp


POTD: Sunrise and the Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos

After what felt like months of fog, clouds, darkness and other sorts of misery the clouds scattered one morning and the sunrise put some backlight on some clouds. The new Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos which TFB has for review was pointing in the right direction, and a few pictures were taken to enhance this […] Read More … The post POTD: Sunrise and the Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, TFB, SCHMIDT, Bender, Photo of the Day, Exos, Schmidt Bender, Microtech Knives, Spuhr Hunting Line, Microtech Combat Troodon, Schmidt & Bender 3-21x50 Exos


Friday Night Lights: Steiner CQT – Thermal Fusion Red Dot

Two years ago at SHOT Show 2019, we saw the Steiner CQT for the first time. At GunFest 2021, the Steiner Rep brought out the Steiner CQT. We were all excited to check it out and the Steiner Rep let me borrow it for a more in-depth review. So let’s dive in and take close […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Steiner CQT – Thermal Fusion Red Dot appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Thermal, Optics, Steiner, Friday Night Lights, Reflex/Red Dot, Thermal Fusion, CQT, Steiner CQT


Open Source BPNVG (Bootleg Panoramic NVG) with TFB Reader Stubbs

Night Vision devices have been all the rage over the last couple of years and I have yet to run into a single person who didn’t want night vision in their collection. That being said, most of those same people probably wouldn’t spend the money it costs to obtain such a device purely because of […] Read More … The post Open Source BPNVG (Bootleg Panoramic NVG) with TFB Reader Stubbs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Diy, Guns, Optics, Editorial, Low Light, Stubbs, Night Vision, BPNVG, Digital Night Vision Device, OpenScope, BPNVG Bootleg Panoramic NVG


The New RX-1400i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder from Leupold

Leupold has continued to churn out the new optics to start off 2021 for all types of shooters. They just announced the release of their newest sporting optic, the RX-1400i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder. The new rangefinder is loaded with features that should keep you on target even when shooting at extreme angles and during windy […] Read More … The post The New RX-1400i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder from Leupold appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Leupold, Laser Rangefinder, RX-1400i TBR/W


Kilo BDX Gen 2 Laser Rangefinders from SIG Electro-Optics

SIG Sauer Electro-Optics has been able to perfectly pair their BDX Rifle Scopes with their KILO BDX 2.0 Laser Range Finders. The system links both the scope and rangefinder together via their “Ballistic Data Exchange” (BDX) technology. The rangefinder can share data with both your smartphone and scope to give you the most accurate shot. […] Read More … The post Kilo BDX Gen 2 Laser Rangefinders from SIG Electro-Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Sig, BDX, SIG SAUER Electro Optics, Laser Range Finders, SIG Electro Optics, Ballistic Data Exchange BDX


The NEW Optics-Ready Taurus TX22 Competition

The new Taurus TX22 Competition is an optics ready version of the original TX22. The TX22 Competition is built on the same lower as the original, but with an extended barrel and slide, along with an optics base. In this episode of TFBTV, Hop reviews the TX22 Competition and tests the new Bushnell RXS-100 pistol […] Read More … The post The NEW Optics-Ready Taurus TX22 Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Taurus, Pistols, TFBTV, Rimfire, Semi-Auto, Reflex/Red Dot, Tx22, Bushnell RXS-100, Tx22 Competition


Grace Optics M1 Topless Reflex Sight

Topless – that’s what Grace Optics calls the design of their M1 red dot sight because as you can see in the pictures, it lacks a top strap of the housing over the window. The advantage of this design is that it provides a less obstructed field of view which should result in faster target […] Read More … The post Grace Optics M1 Topless Reflex Sight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Topless, Optics, M1, Daily News, Reflex/Red Dot, Grace Optics, Open Top


The Very Expensive Budget Red Dot: US Optics TSR-1X

US Optics is best known for their expensive, high magnification rifle scopes, but they’ve recently expanded into red dots as well. The new offerings are the TSR-1X, a 20mm micro red dot for carbines, and the DRS series of pistol red dots. In this episode of TFBTV, Hop reviews the US Optics TSR-1X to see […] Read More … The post The Very Expensive Budget Red Dot: US Optics TSR-1X appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Optics, DRS, TFBTV, US Optics, Red Dot, Reflex/Red Dot, Tsr-1x


TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS Hunting Rifle Scope

I would never really have considered the Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8×40 STRATOS, but as I was reviewing the Pulsar Krypton FXG50 thermal front attachment I was in need of a rifle scope with low-to-medium magnification, at least 42 mm exit pupil (for the Pulsar adapters to fit) and a reticle suitable for hunting. Schmidt & […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS Hunting Rifle Scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Thermal, Optics, Stratos, SCHMIDT, Bender, Scopes, Schmidt Bender, Pulsar Krypton FXG50, Pulsar Krypton, Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS, Spuhr SP-3006


New Leupold VX-3HD Line of Riflescopes

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has introduced a new line of riflescopes called the VX-3HD. They all have a 3:1 zoom ratio and Leupold’s CDS-ZL elevation dial which you can use instead of holdovers on the long-range. The line includes 5 new models, from 1.5-5×20 up to 4.5-14×50. After looking at the reticles offered, I’d say that […] Read More … The post New Leupold VX-3HD Line of Riflescopes appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Scopes, Leupold, Leupold Stevens Inc, Product Announcement, Leupold & Stevens, Leupold VX-3HD, VX-3HD


Long-Range Dominance with the new Leupold PR2 Reticle Mark 5HD

Leupold has just announced that as part of their new 2021 products lineup, the Mark 5HD riflescope will be given a new cutting edge reticle specifically designed for long-range shooters who need an enhanced degree of speed and precision. The PR2 reticle will feature a “clutter-free” Christmas tree design combined with the first focal plane […] Read More … The post Long-Range Dominance with the new Leupold PR2 Reticle Mark 5HD appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Scopes, Leupold, Long Range, Riflescopes, Mark 5HD, PR2 Reticle


POTD: Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission Inspired Spuhr Mount

When more or less every riflescope mount is black, it’s time to be different. Therefore I wanted to create something unusual for my next project, so I asked my Cerakoter (SCR.Nu) to replicate the colors of the Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission on a Spuhr mount. I think it came out really well, but I […] Read More … The post POTD: Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission Inspired Spuhr Mount appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Breitling, Photo of the Day, Cerakote, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, Battleworn, Mile High Shooting Accessories, Stjernelund Custom Rifles, Spuhr Mount


Canada’s C20s get Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 Ultra Short Scopes in Coyote M17 TAN

According to Schmidt & Bender GmbH, the Department of National Defence in Canada have decided to equip their new C20 semi-automatic precision rifles, made by Colt Canada, with 3-20×50 PMII Ultra Short riflescopes from the German manufacturer. In an order said to be worth CA$8.5 million, the Canadian Army ordered around 300 C20 Semi-Automatic Sniper […] Read More … The post Canada’s C20s get Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 Ultra Short Scopes in Coyote M17 TAN appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Canada, Optics, Daily News, SCHMIDT, Department of National Defence, Bender, Canadian Army, Scopes, Cerakote, Colt Canada, Schmidt Bender, MIL/LE, TReMoR3, C20 Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon


[TFB GUNFEST] New Primary Arms Optics for 2021

In this episode of TFBTV, James is with Primary Arms to discuss new optics offerings from them. From economically priced to higher-end, from red dots to magnified optics, pistols to rifles, Primary is releasing a diverse group of optics for 2021. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] New Primary Arms Optics for 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, TFBTV, Scopes, TFBTV James, Primary Arms, Reflex/Red Dot, Gun Fest 2021


[TFB GUNFEST] New Burris Red Dot Optics (Including the new FastFire 4)

In this episode of TFBTV‘s #GunFest2021 coverage, James Reeves talks with Burris about their new red dot optics, including the new FastFire 4, a continuation of their popular and long-running FastFire series. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages if you enjoy our program, and consider helping […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] New Burris Red Dot Optics (Including the new FastFire 4) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Burris, TFBTV, Red Dot, James Reeves, Reflex/Red Dot, Gun Fest 2021, GunFest 2021, FastFire 4, New Burris Red Dot Optics Including, New Burris Red Dot Optics


[SHOT 2021] Primary Arms SLx 1x and 3x MicroPrism Scopes

Primary Arms have published their 2021 catalog which includes a number of new products. In this article, we’ll take a look at the new family of compact prism scopes called SLx MicroPrism. These scopes are designed from the ground up and according to Primary Arms, have passed extensive endurance testing during the development such as […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Primary Arms SLx 1x and 3x MicroPrism Scopes appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, SHOT Show, Primary Arms, Prism Scope, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, MicroPrism, SLx 1x MicroPrism, SLx 3x MicroPrism


The Fujifilm GFX 100S Is the Company's Most Compact Large Format Camera Yet

Today at Fujifilm’s global X Summit, the company announced two new cameras including the new GFX 100S, which is the company’s most compact large format camera yet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Fujifilm, Optics, GFX, Fujifilm GFX 50S, Fujifilm GFX, Fujifilm GFX 50R, Fujifilm Gfx100


[TFB GUNFEST] Holosun’s 2021 Optics Lineup (and the 507k)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with Luis of Holosun about Holosun’s complete micro red dot optics for 2021, including the brand new 507k optic for ultra-compact pistols like the Glock 43X MOS, SIG P365, and other optic-ready micro-compacts. ««« GUN + GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» TFBTV is viewer supported and does not accept […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Holosun’s 2021 Optics Lineup (and the 507k) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Luis, Holosun, TFBTV, James Reeves, Reflex/Red Dot, 507K, Gun Fest 2021


[SHOT 2021] SIG Sauer ROMEO7S & JULIET3 Micro

A timeless love affair continues. At this year’s somewhat unconventional virtual SHOT Show, SIG Sauer announced the new models of their popular ROMEO red dot sights and JULIET magnifiers. SIG Sauer say the ROMEO7S compact sight and the JULIET3-MICRO Magnifier will be ‘coming soon’. Features of SIG Sauer’s ROMEO7S: Offered in red or green 3 MOA Dot […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] SIG Sauer ROMEO7S & JULIET3 Micro appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Magnifier, Sauer, Red Dot, Product Announcement, Reflex/Red Dot, SHOT Show 2021, JULIET3-MICRO, ROMEO7S


New NightForce ATACR 4-20×50 F1 Scope

NightForce has just added a new member to the ATACR family called the 4-20×50 F1. To be honest, this is probably my favorite magnification range as it suits almost every spectrum where your rifle can be used. The ATACR 4-20×50 F1 scope has the following four reticle options: Horus TREMOR3, MIL-XT, MOAR F1 and MIL-C […] Read More … The post New NightForce ATACR 4-20×50 F1 Scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Nightforce, Scopes, Product Announcement, ATACR, Nightforce ATACR, NightForce ATACR 4-20x50 F1


More Optics from Brownells: New 1-8×24 MPO Riflescope

In 2019 Brownells introduced their new MPO (Match Precision Optic) line of optics, with lenses made in Japan. It’s now time for an LPVO (Low Power Variable Optics) to join the lineup in the form of a 1-8x24mm. This type of riflescope is best suited for AR15s but can be used on other platforms too. There […] Read More … The post More Optics from Brownells: New 1-8×24 MPO Riflescope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Optics, Daily News, Scopes, Product Announcement, Brownells mpo, Brownells scopes, brownells 1-8x24 MPO, MPO Riflescope, MPO Match Precision Optic, LPVO Low Power Variable Optics


New Swarovski Smartscope – dS 5-25×52 P Gen II

I attended Swarovski’s online press conference and apart from various binoculars the only new riflescope was an updated version of the dS 5-25×52. This is already an amazing product as it is, but things can always be improved upon and that is what Swarovski has done. Apart from a slimmer design and a new battery […] Read More … The post New Swarovski Smartscope – dS 5-25×52 P Gen II appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Swarovski, Scopes, Product Announcement, Smart Scope, Gen II, dS 5-25x52


TFB Review: Safran Vectronix Terrapin X Laser Rangefinder

The Terrapin X Laser Range Finder (LRF) from Safran Vectronix of Switzerland has been on the market for a while, and they keep adding functions and supporting companies to their ecosystem. The Terrapin X is more than just a standard LRF – with a combination of sensors and connections it becomes a navigational, target spotting […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Safran Vectronix Terrapin X Laser Rangefinder appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Switzerland, Optics, LRF, Other Gear & Gadgets, Laser Range Finder, Safran Vectronix, Terrapin X, Safran Vectronix Terrapin X Rangefinder, Strelok Pro


New Pulsar Thermion XM30 Thermal Riflescope

Pulsar USA have just released the new Pulsar Thermion XM30 Thermal Riflescope. The product is Made in Europe but intended for the U.S. market. Pulsar Thermion looks like a traditional riflescope but offers thermal performance. Check here to see what it may look like when mounted on an AR-15. This thermal riflescope offers 3.5-14x magnification with […] Read More … The post New Pulsar Thermion XM30 Thermal Riflescope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, Thermal, Optics, Daily News, Scopes, Pulsar, Product Announcement, Thermal Riflescope, Thermion XM30, Pulsar USA