Sorry for the picture, but I couldn’t resist.
While we aren’t quite there to Star Wars Technology just yet, rifle scopes have changed considerably over the past few years and there are a number of big changes coming this year.
While there have been a number of great gun shows even just in January of this year it seems as though there is a lot of great tech coming to the light for gun enthusiasts and 2015. Here is a rundown of some of the best new cool rifle scope technology for the year.
Tracking point “smart gun” scope: shooting targets and 1000 yards away seems like something that is nearly impossible. While some of the most experienced shooters using some of the world’s best gear can accomplish this feat this is something that’s pretty much impossible for any amateur even using some of the best manual optics today. Tracking point is a new start up that is producing a gun scope that lets an inexperienced shooter hit a target at this distance. The biggest catch however is that the technology costs well over $25,000 and is only available for just a few rifles. What the tracking point scope does is take into account nearly everything that inexperienced shooter would have to including the wind, distance to target, ammunition and rifle specifications and then using advanced algorithms help you to place your shots right on target with up to 1000 yard accuracy. This is some very cool but also very expensive scope technology that can turn amateur shooters into experts in minutes. Continue reading
Firearms technology is improving across the board and with so many new technological advances it seems as though the nature of hunting and target shooting has changed dramatically. Here is a rundown of some of the best new firearms technology coming in 2015.
Smart scope technology: a new start up this year has actually produced a digital scope capable of helping even amateur shooters take out targets at nearly 1000 yards away. Although this digital scope retails for well over $25,000 and is still in its experimental phases it shows real promise in helping introduce people into long-range shooting with ease.
Glock universal optics mounts: getting a slide cut for mounting an optics system on a pistol can be very expensive and also a big hassle. Rather than risk your own safety or have to go to extra hassle and expense, Glock has produced a special universal optics mount that claims to be one of the lowest bore axis mounts in the industry. By installing this mount onto your handguns you can get access to red dot sights and better accuracy on nearly any gotten without having to do any machining or cutting to your weapons.
Pro Mag Rollermag: the new roller mag is a different style magazine that reduces friction and helps any magazine operate much more smoothly. Roller mag will debut in March and be available for around $20. The magazine body ensures that any anti-tilt follower will roll smoothly without contact with the body of a weapon. This ensures less jamming, less friction and less problems. Continue reading
In a big win for most AR 15 enthusiasts, the bullet ban that was proposed by the ATF has been taken off the menu for the time being. This was a big win for most firearms supporters and in my opinion was a big win in general. There were over 80,000 responses according to conservativefocus.com who cited the Washignton Times as the source. Obviously it is hard to keep people that are extremely passionate about their firearms (as most Americans should be) from being down in the long run.
The AR 15 is one of the most popular rifles in the United States. It’s very possible that it will surpass the 22 rifle as the most purchased rifle as long as tactical style rifles are permitted in the US. Most firearms manufacturers that produce AR 15 style rifles breathed a huge sigh of relief when the ATF announced that they were putting on the brakes. I’d say that it’s safe to consider that same sigh was being let out by companies that specialize in manufacturing AR-15 accessories (See a full list of the top rifle scope manufacturers that produce AR 15 Optics by checking out the comparison guide here) as well as almost every ammunition manufacturer on the market.
I think it’s going to be a very long time before we start to see the beloved AR-15 go by the wayside. There is just too much support out there in the U.S. for this rifle. It makes up for almost 1/3rd of the overall rifle sales on the market today, and that doesn’t include the potential variations of the same rifle in different calibers. Once you start branching out into .308’s for the AR-10 and others, you can start to see the bigger picture that there is just way too much support for these firearms right now to ever consider them being pulled back. Continue reading
When you need a scope for the Range or for hunting it’s important that you get the right one for your rifle so that you can have the most accurate shots possible at long distances. Ultimately it’s about getting a product that will enhance your aim in the range of your weapon. Here are some top tips on how to choose the right rifle scope and what you can expect to spend for improving the accuracy of your rifle.
Spend at least half the price of your rifle on a scope: for full accuracy and reliability most scopes are going to cost about half of what you spent on your rifle. Cheap scopes are far less reliable and will quite often lead to a product that doesn’t last that long and simply causes you to miss shots time and time again. A compatible rifle scope for your weapon usually cost around half the price of what you spent on your rifle. Although this might seem a little bit extreme ultimately you will be extending that rifles range considerably and that improvement is well worth paying for.
Look at lens quality: the lens is the main part of any rifle scope and it’s usually best to look into an image quality from a well-known lens manufacturer. Look into manufacturers like Bushnell, Redfield Nikon, Zeiss, Burris and Trijicon to name a few as these are manufacturers known for their lens quality. You can also find stats on their light transmission. Higher-quality scopes will have a range of light transmission from 90 to 95% but the ultimate scopes have 98% light transmission. This means you can get a crystal-clear picture of your target even very far away.
Consider your magnification based off of what you want to do with your rifle: depending on the size of the target you want to hit you will want to change your magnification range. If you plan on going small game hunting or target hunting 6 to 20 times or 8-25x variable scopes are perfect. For larger targets like deer you can go between for to 12 times or 3 to 9 times for white tail deer.
When it comes to gun safes there is always room for improvement, manufacturers in 2015 are pushing the limits of safety by producing more reliable gun safes which are both portable, lightweight and more difficult to break into than ever before. Here are some reasonable and truly staggering gun safes that you could use in your home, your car or even for transport in 2015.
Gunvault car safe: the portable NV200 nanovault is the ultimate transportation gun lock. It comes with a key lock as well as a number of compartments that you can use for holding a handgun. It has plenty of space and the key is also very easy to access. You can hold any number of things inside your car or even just use it as a go to lockbox for taking your gun between home and the range. The MV500 STD is a new model for 2015 that features biometric technology. Getting your gun is even simpler and will require the touch of one of your fingerprints to instantly unlock the safe. This means that you could easily reach for your gun in an emergency situation or have access to a hand gun that kept under lock and only accessible by your own fingerprints. Both of these models are available for under $300 and the biometric version just seems like an excellent way that you can have quick access without a key. Continue reading
When it comes to keeping firearms in your home one of the first things you need to think about is the safety of those around you as well as your own safety. Making guns safe choices will help to prevent accidents in the home as well as prevent the chances that your guns could be stolen and used for a variety of different malicious crimes.
Finding a way to keep your guns safe is a requirement for any gun owner and if you are thinking about getting a firearm you need to first plan and think about some of the top safety choices you’ll need to make to protect your own safety and the safety of those around you. Here are some top guns safety choices that you can keep in mind and some tips on how I protect my own firearms.
Purchase a locked cabinet and storage case: a proper gun cabinet and a storage case is always a great idea. If you plan on taking your get out to the range again case is an excellent way that you can carry your gun in a secured lockbox to protect your safety and the safety of those around you. It’s important that you always keep your lockbox within sight as leaving a lockbox in your car could potentially mean that someone can steal your guns.While a lockbox is a great theft deterrent, it’s also very important that you keep your guns unloaded and locked up any time that you don’t intend to use it. This will help to protect your safety and the safety of those around you. While many people like to keep guns close by for protection, keeping them locked up is ultimately the safest measure as guns could potentially even be used against you in a robbery if they are left out.