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"
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"
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"
The brand-new Surefire DS dual switch announced at SOFIC earlier last month arrived at the lab the other day, along with the updated M300v-B (250 lumens white light up from the old 120 lumens of the M300V-A) As expected from Surefire the cap is exquisitely machined and sculpted. The push-button switch is nicely protected and […]Read more "Surefire Scout DS dual switch"
The Midwest Industries entry for the MR556 platform stopped by the lab earlier last week on its way to Z and I thought I would take a detailed look at the M-Lok slick rail. Boasting 7-sides of M-Lok with standard Picatinny up top, 6061T6 construction and an affordable pricepoint ($210 USD), it brings to the […]Read more "Midwest Industries M-Lok rail for MR556/HK416"
It was just a matter of time. TMC recently released the repro of GMR’s minimap pack. Rather than discuss the rationale and purpose of such a pack, let’s dive right into the comparison. Immediately upon holding each, the difference in materials is apparent. GMR’s is made with 1000D cordura and TMC with 500D cordura. […]Read more "TMC vs GMR Minimap"
This week at SOFIC, Surefire released the new DS (Dual Switch) tailcap specifically for M-series Scout lights in response to an Army requirement. Previously when running a Scout light, you only had the option of using the push-button “clicky” tailcap OR the UE tailcap which accepts a remote tapeswitch, but not both. This release should […]Read more "Surefire releases new DS Scout tailcap switch + other changes"