Ops-Core has quietly released the vented Lux Liner for the Bump and Carbon helmets. This is a big deal for all Bump and Carbon users for a number of reasons: The Lux Liner represents a substantial improvement in comfort over the factory EPP pads due to the softer pads covered by moisture-wicking, perforated microfibre cloth […]Read more "Ops-Core releases the Lux Liner for Bump and Carbons"
Anybody who knows me, knows that I have always had a love/hate relationship with amber filters. While I definitely realized the merits of running amber filters(eg: reducing the green backsplash against my face; reducing eyestrain; increasing contrast), I was never pleased with the market’s offerings. It all started with the Wilcox filters, which are not user-serviceable […]Read more "Gear Preview – OPR8 Ultra-Low Profile amber filters and sacrificial lenses"
Let’s sit down and have a little chat about Sentinels. Specifically some perceptions that seem to be popular. Ball-detent adapters and rear battery packs are cool. They’re not, and I’ll explain why but it will require a timeline of sorts. Sentinels were born out of operators, realizing the limitations of monocular PVS14s, requiring binocular night […]Read more "Let’s talk about Sentinels and auto vs. manual gain"
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The Wilcox J-arm remains very popular despite some very fundamentally flawed design and execution flaws. The steel pin + drum detent system that Wilcox likes to employ so much uses an aluminum drum and a steel pin. A hard impact will cause the steel pin to begin to damage the aluminum drum, developing a fairly noticeable […]Read more "Why the Wilcox J-arm is bad. And why Wilcox should feel bad."
After using several permutations of Wilcox and Norotos mounts, and with the intention to run binocular NVs for extended periods of time, I sought to reduce headborne weight as much as possible. The reality of the situation was: I never used the breakaway feature of mounts like the Wilcox L4 G24 The mount almost always stays […]Read more "New and Old – Wilcox L4 G30 and L2 G05"
After some (none) deliberation, I found myself in possession of an Insight MTM. Being a mini thermal monocular with essentially zero mounting options save for a bipod/tripod stud at the bottom, there were basically 4 usage options: Slinging it around my neck/stowing in my pocket and using it as-intended, as a hand-held monocular. This option […]Read more "Insight MTM – Proof of Concept"
Hudson Gravity is now a BTC Dealer. That is all. For now.Read more "HGR is now a BTC Dealer – and lack of updates"
A quick comparison of the output between the older Surefire M300V-A (120 lumen white) vs the new M300V-B (250 lumen white). I should point out that the IR output has remain unchanged between these two versions (100mW), however the M300V-B is now only offered in Black while the older gen lights were also available in […]Read more "Comparison between M300V-A and M300V-B"
An interesting light mounting option came across the lab this week, special-ordered for Z. The Arisaka Defense M-Lok Inline scout light mount. 6061 aluminum, Type 3 hard anodized. Typical stuff. With more rail manufacturers hopping on board the M-lok train and adding M-lok in between the traditional 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, offset flashlight […]Read more "Arisaka M-Lok Inline scout light mount"