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Monthly Archives: September 2014

11 Sep

It’s starting to get dark before I get home from work.  That means the best time of the year is coming up – fall.

At least for me, it’s the best time of the year.  I have this theory about why I love fall so much.  For years, in the fall things got – how can I put this – restarted?  Rebooted?  Renewed?  When school started each year, it was exciting, and I knew there were going to be all new things happening.  I got to build on what I had learned the previous year, there were new challenges, the …

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05 Sep

So you’ve done all your homework on night vision and are ready to buy the unit that fits your requirements. Now you are looking at accessories and want to get an IR illuminator. When searching “IR illuminator” on our web site you will easily become overwhelmed with the number of units and options out there. We have cheap IR illuminators and we have IR illuminators that cost more than some night vision units themselves!

Why are there extreme price fluctuations between IR illuminator units? It’s for the same reason as everything else. Materials used, build quality, effective ranges, and other …

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05 Sep

When I was in the Army we use to play a joke on the new guys – we would tell them to go get ACOG batteries from supply…  Up until two years ago it was a good joke.  The advent of the TA02 ruined the punchline.  Trijicon introduced the TA02 LED (battery powered) ACOG a few years ago with the red illuminated crosshair reticle.  They have recently added the Chevron and Horseshoe Dot.  All three will be available in green and red illumination!  

The crosshair reticle is great for more "precise" shooting.  However, the ACOG is designed for minute …

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