Reports are streaming in from Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers at SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas covering new ammunition and accessories introduced at the event. You can read their extended reviews by clicking the links in this list:
- Redring Rail Adapter for Shotguns and ARs
- ATN Odin-14 Thermal Monocular
- MasterPiece Arms Suppressors
- THOR Series Thermal Sights
Hornady Lock N Load Light Strip
Viridian Introduces Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight for LCP/LC9
Viridian’s new Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight is a small, sleek green laser sight that turns on at the moment of draw, deploying a laser that’s visible day or night. The first Reactor 5 models will fit the Ruger LCP and LC9 handguards, integrating into the trigger guard. A model for the Smith & Wesson Shield will be available soon. Up to 50 times brighter than red lasers, the Reactor 5 features pulse/constant versatility, Enhanced Combat Readiness fail-safe activation, state-of-charge indicator, custom-fit ECR-enabled pocket holster, and two sets of batteries.
U.S. Optics Introduces Lightweight SR8 Scope
U.S. Optics, Inc., debuted the company’s newest rifle optic, the SR8 1-8x30mm short- to medium-range rifle optic at the 2013 SHOT Show. Featuring a new 8:1 zoom ratio, the SR8 can be used like a red-dot reflex sight at 1x while providing threat identification and engagements at distances in excess of over 800 yards. The optical clarity of the SR8 is achieved through a precision-engineered lens system with advanced lens coatings. A Second Focal Plane (SFP) red-dot can be turned on and used in daylight, while the First Focal Plane (FFP) reticle allows for ranging and the MIL knobs and reticles offer dimensional accuracy. As with all U.S. Optics scopes, the SR8 housing is constructed of Type III hard-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum in a low-profile snag-free design.
ArmourLite Launches Eclipse Watch at SHOT Show
ArmourLite Watches, makers of tough tritium watches, launched the new ISOBrite Eclipse watch at SHOT 2013, the first time the company has attended the show.The new Eclipse will now include a “blackout” dial and three different tritium color options. The world’s lightest and brightest T100 tritium watch will be available with blue tritium, green tritium or the new multicolor tritium dial for ease of visibility.
Tuff-Writer Adds Digital Camo Patterns to Pen Bodies
Tuff-Writer Inc, building on its recent success with the Precision Press Pen, has come up with a method of pixel-anodizing digicam patterns onto the company’s aluminum pen bodies. The pen utilizes an all-metal body precision machined out of 6061-T6 and a pen tip machined from 303 stainless steel for amazing durability, and if needed, close-in self defense. As with all Tuff-Writer pens, the new Precision Press Pen is made and assembled in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!