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By Chris A. Choat

Bushnell Tactical Introduces New Elite Tactical Scope

Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced a new 1-8.5x 24mm short to mid-range riflescope (SMRS). The Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm riflescope is available with the BTR-2 illuminated, mil-hash reticle in a first focal plane design. The new tactical SMRS 1-8.5x 24mm scope combines close quarters precision with outstanding mid-range capability. With true one power magnification, this scope delivers instant target acquisition at close range combined with the ability to acquire targets at extended ranges by taking advantage of the versatile magnification range. The scope is built with a 34 mm tube to allow room to dial at extended ranges, and features sturdy T-Lok locking target turrets with .1 mil click values and 10 mils per revolution. The riflescope features the versatile Ignition illuminated BTR-2 reticle with 11 brightness settings (an off position between each setting) for quick adjustments in any light condition. The Ignition reticle increases overall brightness at any setting, with improved concentration of light on the illuminated portion of the reticle. The mil-hash BTR-2 reticle is designed to allow marksmen to quickly make range, holdover and windage adjustments. The reticle has a chromium backing on the muzzle side to eliminate the possibility of light emitting from the front of the scope. Bushnell Elite Tactical series scopes are built to withstand the rigors of the field, whether in military and law enforcement situations, competitions or countless rounds at the range. With fully multi-coated optics and the new anti-reflective Ultra Wide Band (UWB) coating, the scope delivers light transmission across more of the visible light spectrum than before. This feature leads to enhanced clarity, exceptional brightness and true color from dawn to dusk. Built from high-quality forged aluminum alloy, the scope features a robust 34mm one-piece tube and Argon purging. Integrated to deliver long-lasting performance and reliability, Argon provides added resistance against corrosion, reduced chances of fogging and longer seal life. The scopes are 100 percent fog proof, shock proof and waterproof. Bushnell takes all-weather performance a step further with its patented RainGuard HD lens coating. The permanent, water-resistant finish gives shooters a clear view when weather conditions present a challenge. Contact Bushnell Outdoor Products, 9200 Cody Street, Overland Park, KS 66214. Phone: (913) 752-3400. Website: www.bushnell.com.

Upgraded SureFire M300 Mini Scout Light

The M300 Mini Scout is a powerful, lightweight weapon-mounted light that quickly and securely attaches to any Mil-Spec Picatinny rail via its integral thumbscrew clamp. Powered by a single 123A lithium battery, its virtually indestructible LED generates 200 lumens of tactical level light shaped by a proprietary TIR lens into a beam with plenty of reach yet enough surround light for close-quarter work. The ergonomic M300 is activated by clicking its pushbutton tailcap switch or, for fingertip control without altering your grip on the weapon, by pressing the included pressure-activated tape switch. Built from lightweight aerospace aluminum, hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish, and O-ring sealed to keep out the elements, the ultra-compact M300 will endure the rigors of combat without weighing down your weapon. For more information contact SureFire, 17680 Newhope Street, Suite B1, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Phone: (714) 545-9444. Fax: (714) 545-9537. On the web at www.surefire.com.

TacStar Announces New Adaptive Tactical M4 Stock For Ruger 10/22

TacStar – a Lyman Brand and a leader in the field of tactical accessories – has introduced a new synthetic stock for the popular Ruger 10/22: the first in a line of accessories created by Lyman's partnership with Adaptive Tactical. Incorporating four innovative patents, the Adaptive Tactical 10/22 Stock's groundbreaking design is loaded with more features than any other stock on the market and is offered in both black and camo finishes. The patented features include a removable barrel insert in the forend, which allows the stock to accommodate both standard tapered barrels and .920" bull barrels, with no ugly gaps. In addition, a reversible Stowaway rail is concealed in the forend. Rail up; the outside surface blends with the contoured forend. Rail down; the accessory rail is exposed for mounting a bipod and/or other accessories. An adjustable M4 type butt stock provides a 4-inch adjustment in length of pull and is equipped with convenient storage compartments for two spare Ruger rotary magazines. (Magazines not included.) Finally, the stock's comfortable pistol grip accepts an optional accessory TacTRED Monopod that can be extended from the grip. TacTRED provides a quick, stable, single point rest on any surface and ensures maximum tripod-like stability when used with a front rail-mounted bipod or front rest. TacStar's new AdTac 10/22 Stock and TacTRED Monopod, as well as all TacStar and Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. You can contact them at TacStar, Lyman Products Group, 475 Smith Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Phone: (860) 632-2020. Fax: (860) 632-1699. Website: www.tacstar.com.

SAM7K Pistol Variant Added To K-VAR Product Line

Continuing with plans to expand the SAM7K series, K-VAR added another AK pistol to its product line and is now available to customers. The SAM7K-02 enters the mix sporting a tactical hand guard with attached flashlight that allows shooting enthusiasts to easily locate the target. The hand guard (sku: KR-016B) is the original Bulgarian hand guard set that includes the latest generation design lower hand guard with flash light made from Mil-Spec black polymer. The integrated flashlight emits a very bright glow for fast target acquisition. The flashlight uses two 3-Volt lithium batteries (CR 123 ASL) and is designed for milled-receiver Krinkovs. The 7.62x39mm, semiautomatic pistol keeps the same outstanding integrity and specifications as the original SAM7K. You can reach them at K-VAR Corp., 4001 South Decatur Boulevard, #37383, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Phone: (702) 364-8880. On the web at www.k-var.com.

ATI Introduces New FX 45 Titan Lightweight

American Tactical Imports is proud to introduce the FX 45 Titan Lightweight, exclusively from ATI. The new Titan LW weighs only 24.8 ounces empty, making it ideal for conceal carry situations. The lightweight version of the popular Titan is an officer’s Model 1911 pistol with 3.13-inch barrel length, 3 3/8-inch bull barrel and an overall length of 6.93 inches. The Titan Lightweight is packed with features like an ambidextrous safety and dovetail style low-profile rear sights. The Titan Lightweight offers a 7-round capacity in .45 ACP. The new gun is developed for either a left or a right handed shooter, and it gives traditional 1911 lovers a lightweight, short barreled version for everyday carry. The FX 45 Titan LW has an MSRP of just $597.95. Contact them at American Tactical Imports Inc., 100 Airpark Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-0945. Website: www.americantactical.us.

Super X Pump Marine Defender From Winchester

The new Super X Pump Marine Defender from Winchester Repeating Arms is ready for any weather while on the water, for home protection and competition shooting. The SXP Marine Defender features an inertia-assisted action for faster cycling of shells. Matte Hard Chrome Plating on the barrel and magazine tube offers excellent protection against the elements. A drop out trigger group allows for easy cleaning. The Super X Pump has an 18-inch barrel and uses the Invector-Plus choke system. A cylinder choke is installed, allowing the SXP to shoot anything from slugs to buck shot. The magazine holds a total of five shells and a removable TruGlo fiber-optic front sight is included. The Super X Pump is drilled and tapped for scope bases. For better handling in all weather conditions, a tactical ribbed forearm gives you more control. The Synthetic stock also features a textured gripping surface and has an Inflex Technology Recoil Pad. Suggested Retail Price is $399.99. For more information contact them at Winchester Repeating Arms, 275 Winchester Ave., Morgan, UT 84050. Phone: (801) 876-3440.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V17N4 (December 2013)
and was posted online on October 18, 2013


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