New Review: September 2000

By Chris Choat


Ideal for shooting ranges and target practice, the new patented Radian’s A.V. are uniquely designed to provide both vision and hearing protection. The new safety eyewear offers a sleek, fashionable style combined with its comfortable, non-invasive Jelli(tm) earplugs that attach directly to the temple post of the glasses. The Radians A. V. features an adjustable temple and wraparound style that conforms to different face shapes and sizes for superior comfort. Available in four different colors- clear, mirror, gray and “shooters” yellow- the100 percent polycarbonate lens blocks out over 99 percent of UVB and UVA rays. The distortion-free lens is are also scratch resistant, anti-static and anti-fog. The revolutionary non-invasive, user friendly Jelli(tm) plugs are made of the unique material that is super-soft, pliable and highly effective in noise reduction. The reusable Jelli(tm) plugs are hypoallergenic and fully washable with mild soap and water. A black breakaway cord is included with each pair of Radians A.V. Radians, Inc. manufactures and markets a line of protective wear for the eyes and ears. The innovative company continues to add unique products to safety products line that include safety glasses, year plugs and ear protection bands. In addition to shooting ranges, Radians safety products are used in a broad range of industries including safety, manufacturing, plant maintenance, agriculture, construction, woodworking, music, sports and racing. For more information on Radians and its products, contact Radians, Inc., 6399 Shelby View Drive, Suite 113, Memphis, TN 38134. Phone: 901-388-7776. Fax:: 901-266-2558. They can be found on the web at www.radians.com..


Nikon, one of the world’s foremost optics manufacturers, has introduced a revolutionary viewing accessory for its flagship Fieldscope series of spotting scopes that is sure to be popular with a wide range of users including shooters, hunters and law enforcement agencies. Nikon’s Field Image System MX is a CCD camera system with approximately 80X magnification (virtually equivalent to a 400mm lens) that attaches to a Nikon Fieldscope spotting scope in place of an eyepiece. The Field Image System MX is linked to a 4” LCD color monitor via a six foot RCA cord. The result is a high resolution imaging device that allows group viewing or remote observation and can be linked to a camcorder to produce a video recording of whatever is seen by the viewer. The Field Image System MX camera weighs just 3 ounces and is powered by four AA batteries that provide 15 hours of operation, or by the included 6v AC adapter. The entire unit measures only 4.5”x2.7”x1.6” and screws into the Fieldscope like an eyepiece. Complementing the Nikon Field Image System MX is the high resolution LCD color display that incorporates 270,000 pixels and 330 TV line resolution. The display is powered by eight AA batteries that provide six hours of operation, or by the included 12v AC adapter. The display measures 5.1”x4.1”x2.4” and weighs just 12.3 ounces. The display is compact and lightweight for easy carry and convenient employment. To operate the unit the user simply turns the unit on, points it at the target and then focuses the Fieldscope unit the image on the screen is crisp and clear. The unit focuses down to 16.5’ so it can be used to view distant objects or make highly detailed study of closer ones. At 100 yards, the field of view, as displayed on the monitor is 2.7’x1.8’. By simply attaching a cord to the appropriate jack on the monitor, the user can videotape subjects. For situations where less than 80x magnification is desired, Nikon has included a F-mount camera lens adapter that allows the use of the system with any of Nikon’s broad selection of Nikkor 35mm camera lenses instead of a Fieldscope body. The Field Image System MX is also supplied with an accessory lens with a close focus distance of just 1.2”. This lens has a focal length of 12.9mm and the field of view is 84’x63’ at 100 yards. Each Nikon Field Image System MX comes in a green Nikon hard case and is supplied with a 6v adapter, a 12v AC adapter, a clip-type tripod adapter, a sun shade for the LCD monitor and two accessory cords. Like all Nikon Binoculars, and Fieldscopes, the Field Image System MX carries Nikon’s 25-year limited warranty. For more information on this and Nikon’s full line of outstanding optics contact, Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064. Phone: 1-800-247-3464. You can find them on the web at www.nikonusa.com.


Marlin Firearm had the small game and varmint hunter in mind when designing the Model 25NC. With Marlin’s popular Model 25N as a foundation, Marlin engineers have raised the standard for today’s .22 caliber hunting rifle. Combining bolt action reliability with a seven round magazine, and adding a Mossy Oak(r) Break-Up(tm) camouflage pattern to the hardwood Monte Carlo stock, hunters can take to the field confident of their rifle and their ability to mask their visibility. The 22-inch Micro-Groove(r) barrel improves the accuracy of their rimfire rifle. Shooters can use the screw adjustable rear sight and front ramp sight, or mount a scope on the grooved receiver. The Model 25NC has a thumb safety and red cocking indicator. Sling swivels on the stock are standard. The new rifle weighs 5 1/2 pounds and measures 41 inches in overall length. All Marlin firearms are shipped with a safety lock for added protection during storage and transit. For more information about the Model 25NC, other Marlin products or the location of a dealer near you contact Marlin Firearms Co., 100 Kenna Road, North Haven, CT 06473. Phone: 1-203-239-5621. Check out Marlins Firearms on the worldwide web at www.marlinfirearms.com.


KG Industries, Inc., one of America’s leading manufacturers of a complete line of supreme quality cleaning, coating and lubrication products for the firearms industry, proudly introduces the KG-100 Moly-Armorkote Kit. The KG-100 Moly Armorkote kit contains everything a gunsmith needs to fully coat bullets with an ultra-thin film of Molybdenum Disulfide-requiring no wax. Unlike other tumbling systems that require you to use dedicated tumblers, the KG-100 Moly-Armorkote Kit simply utilizes your existing tumbler to vibrate the bullet jars. Simply fill the containers provided in the KG-100 Moly-Armorkote Kit, and add approximately 4 grams of KG-7 Moly-Armorkote Powder. This unique Moly has a natural affinity for metals, and left on the bullets will attach itself and leave a thin coat of protective film. Next, place the full jar of bullets into the tumbler and allow them to vibrate for one to two hours. A full jar will minimize distortion and the vibrating action will quickly transfer the Moly-Armorkote onto the bullets. And, since the KG-100 Molly-Pill Box is tightly sealed, it eliminates those messy dust clouds. Each KG-100 Moly-Armorkote Kit comes with three jars, a 4 oz. jar of Moly-Armorkote Powder, two tumbler pill box jars and a 2 oz. bottle of KG-6 Moly Bore Prep. Retail price is just $24.95. For more information contact KG Industries, 537 Louis Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Phone:1-800-348-9558. Fax: 1-805-499-4372. Website: www.kgproducts.net.


Officials from Streamlight, Inc., a manufacturer of high powered lighting equipment, have announced the introduction of the Stylus™, a new ultra-slim pen light for a wide variety of applications. According to Streamlight President Brad Penney, the new Stylus features a high-intensity light emitting diode (LED) which lasts 100,000 hours and helps to preserve night vision. Its water-proof, machined aluminum case comes in black, gold or silver, features a non-slip grip for easy handling and a variety of LED colors. It has a momentary blink switch, as well as constant “on” which offers flexibility in a wide variety of applications. The Stylus is also individually serialized for easy identification. For user convenience, it features a pocket clip which allows for quick and easy accessibility. The Stylus combines the convenience of ultra-slim pen light with the power of a high intensity LED. This makes the Stylus ideal for a wide variety of tasks from reading a map on a camping trip, to tactical and covert operations in a law enforcement situation. The Stylus is available in two models-a 2-cell version, which runs on 2AAAA alkaline batteries, and a 3-cell version which runs on 3AAAA alkaline batteries. Both offer more than 10 hours of run time and Streamlight’s standard lifetime warranty. The 2-cell Stylus measures 4.95 inches, weighs less than one ounce, and comes with an orange or red LED. The 3-cell version measures 6.6 inches, weighs 1.1 ounces, and offers a white, blue or green LED. For more information on the new Stylus or their complete line of high quality lighting products contact Streamlight, Inc., 1030 west Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403-3996. Phone: 1-800-523-7488. Fax: 1-610-631-0712. On the web at www.streamlight.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V3N12 (September 2000)
and was posted online on January 2, 2015


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