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"
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"
The DBAL-I2 is very popular in the civilian market, for good reason. Combining a very desirable feature-set with the LCF looks of its more mature brother the A2, the I2 strikes the perfect middle-ground between an ITAL/OTAL and the much more expensive A3 or ATPIAL-C. Because Steiner has done a poor job of detailing the […]Read more "DBAL-I2 (an overview) – and because this seems to come up a lot"