25 Jun

There is an ongoing debate between porro prism binoculars and roof prism binoculars: which one is better?  Which binocular is more rugged?  Are porro prism Bushnell binoculars better than roof prism Leica binoculars?  What are the main functional differences?  Everybody has their own preferences, and we can fill you in on how to decide which type of binocular is best for you.

First of all, it is necessary to know what a prism is.  A prism is the glass component of a binocular that corrects the orientation of the image produced.  If there were no prisms, then the image would be upside down.  Most binos such as Steiner binoculars and Zeiss binoculars offer both porro and roof prisms.

Porro prism binoculars have the classic binocular shape: the eyepieces and front lenses are never in a straight line. They do not require phase correction for sharpness, and they are less expensive.  Also, the light transmission of a porro prism binocular is better than that of roof prisms.

Roof prism binoculars, on the other hand, tend to have smaller, more slender bodies, similar to compact binoculars.  It is more expensive to manufacture the straight tube design, …

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22 Jun

yukon digital night vision

Night vision is one of the departments that brings up many questions from customers.  With our large selection of Bushnell Night Vision, Yukon Night Vision, ATN Night Vision, and more, it is easy to get submerged into the world of night vision devicesNight vision is a very special technology that is also very fun and exciting, yet many cannot imagine what type of use is applicable to them.  Do you need a night vision equipment device?

Many outdoor enthusiasts use nightvision such as night vision binoculars for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and nature viewing. Other uses include surveillance, search and rescue, and property management.  The main science behind night vision is the image intensifier tube, which amplifies ambient light by accelerating electrons and striking a phosphor surface just like a television set.  If there is no light, then the device will not work.  As the generations graduate from Gen 1 night vision all the way up to Gen 3 night vision, the intensifier tube increases in quality, thus improving the amount of illumination.  Gen 4 night vision devices only removes protective coatings from some surfaces. 

Protecting your digital night vision investment means avoiding usage …

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18 Jun

Surefire Defender Flashlight

The flashlight is a staple in any toolbox or tactical belt, and select companies place a heavy emphasis in the design and engineering of their tactical flashlightsSureFire, Streamlight, and Pelican all have produced extremely popular law enforcement flashlights that keep our streets and back alleys safe and secure.  Regular flashlights won’t cut it in a dangerous scenario, so make sure you pay attention to these best buys.

Streamlight Stinger flashlights have been the standard for law enforcement nationwide.  Their C4 LED technology almost triples the brightness of an LED and creates an intense beam that pierces through the darkness.  Without taking up much room on your duty belt, the Stinger DS LED flashlight delivers maximum light and minimum battery consumption.  The LED bulbs give you the clearest light possible, and even add a strobe function that helps officers in tight situations.

Pelican 7060 Flashlight was created from the minds of both public and private sectors.  The City of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) partnered with Pelican Products to develop a flashlight for all its police officers.  After replacing an older police flashlight, Pelican flashlights are now trusted by the force for its formidable …

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16 Jun

Nikon binoculars have always been binoculars that are built to last, and Nikon Monarch ATB 10×42 binoculars are some of the finest of their line of sport optics.  These Nikon 10×42 binoculars smash the competition with precision-aligned optics and ultra-rugged construction.  Nikon has maintained an unwavering commitment to the study of light, and with binoculars like these, you can fully experience premium optics and imagery.

Time and time again Nikon binoculars are put to the test.  Whether it endures long mornings in the stands, or tough, muddy nights in the trenches, a Nikon Monarch binocular will be there for the long haul.  Customers are excited about the heightened resolution and great price of these binoculars.  They also rave about the consistency and guaranteed performance as well.  With a close focusing distance of 2.5 meters and a waterproof casing that protects up to 1m for 5 minutes, you’ll never meet a more sophisticated binocular in its class.

Keeping in stride with all of their products, Nikon binoculars contain unique and superior technologies that offer greater performance and functionality on all planes. Looking for more advice?  Consult our Nikon Binocular Reviews and find out what other customers think about their binoculars

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04 Jun

This post is going to be a little different.

I’m not going to showcase a product, and tell you why it’s good, or tell you about the latest and greatest thing. I’m going to tell you about a couple of holsters I bought back in the mid-80′s at a shop in Bensenville, Illinois, a couple of blocks from where I worked at the time.

I had moved from Anderson, Indiana to Chicago during the summer of 1983, and wasn’t exactly flush with extra income. A very close friend of mine back in Indiana and I had spent a number of years shooting together – he had a Ruger 10/22 and I used my Dad’s 3rd generation Colt Woodsman .22. At some point, I let him know about a handgun that I had seen in a magazine that appeared to be within our means, and was getting pretty good press. It was a Taurus PT92. I shopped around for the best price I could find in the area, and purchased a blue model from a gun shop in Lincolnwood on Devon. My friend in Indiana purchased an identical model locally. We were both very proud of the fact that we paid …

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