Category Archives: Sights / Optics

If you’re a fan of fixed sights on your AR, you’re going to want to check these out!! It’s been a while since Centurion Arms did a run of their super popular C4 Diopter Sights. The C4 Diopter Sights basically take the look and feel of HK Iron Sights and adapt them for use on an AR-15 with a standard flat top upper receiver. 

“Centurion Arms is reintroducing a set of “diopter” style iron sights for use with AR-15 or M4 flat top receivers. The sights are designed to the correct ergonomic height for the standard AR-15/M4 flat top receivers in any of the popular calibers including (5.56, 300BLK, 9mm ect) for the proper feel and rapid sight acquisition.”

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“The rear drum has four different apertures, allowing the shooter to rapidly adjust for different light conditions. It uses a standard HK type adjustment tool for windage and elevation.”

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“The front sight mounts to any commonly available same plane rail style hand guard that is the industry standard. It uses a standard fixed blade which can be replaced with the tritium front sight blade commonly sold for the HK91/94/93/ and MP5’s.”

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“Both front and rear sights are also compatible with any standard AR-15/M4 sights, including any standard height back up iron sights or the detachable carry handle rear sights. This offers the shooter maximum sight options. The Centurion Arms sights also take up a minimal amount of rail space leaving plenty of room to be used as back up iron sights in conjunction with Aimpoint, EOTech and most other readily available red dot sights.”

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“The front and rear sight set retails for $225.00. For more information, please contact Centurion Arms at www.centurionarms.com, sales@centurionarms.net

As an AR owner, you’ve probably looked at the never ending sea of red dots available for your rifle. They range from super cheap junk that won’t even last on a Nerf gun to super expensive Space Shuttle Door Gunner level stuff. One of the best affordable yet bomb proof  red dots is the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic also known as the PRO. The PRO comes with an okay mount but its heavy, bulky and not very easy on the eyes. Thankfully SCALARWORKS, makers of some of the sexiest, lightest and strongest optic mounts on the planet have just released the LDM-PRO or Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint PRO. Check out the details below, you won’t be disappointed.

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Easton,​​PA​​  ​​​– ​​Scalarworks ​​is ​​pleased ​​to ​​introduce​ ​the ​​Low ​​Drag ​​Mount (T​M)​​​for ​​Aimpoint PRO​ ​sights;​ ​the​ ​lightest​ ​quick-detach​​​ ​Aimpoint​ ​PRO​ ​mount​ ​in​ ​existence.

The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​is​ ​a​ ​lightweight,​ ​high-strength,​ ​low-profile,​ ​quick-detach​ ​optic​ ​mount​ ​for​ ​with MIL-STD-1913​ ​Picatinny​ ​rails,​ ​that​ ​is​ ​compatible​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Aimpoint​ ​PRO,​ ​Aimpoint​ ​ACO,​ ​Aimpoint CompM2,​ ​and​ ​Aimpoint​ ​CompM3,​ ​and​ ​most​ ​other​ ​30mm​ ​tube​ ​sights.

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The​ ​Scalarworks​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​features​ ​a​ ​user​ ​friendly​ ​and​ ​low-profile​ ​30mm​ ​ring.​ ​The​ ​Scalarworks ring​ ​has​ ​a​ ​precision​ ​fitted​ ​alloy​ ​steel​ ​hinge​ ​that​ ​ensures​ ​even​ ​pressure​ ​around​ ​the​ ​optic,​ ​without requiring​ ​the​ ​tedious​ ​and​ ​imprecise​ ​setup​ ​that​ ​traditional​ ​rings​ ​do.​ ​Twin​ ​oversize​ ​CNC​ ​machined shoulder​ ​screws​ ​provide​ ​even​ ​tension​ ​and​ ​act​ ​as​ ​structural​ ​elements,​ ​making​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​ring​ ​assembly phenomenally​ ​rigid.

Like​​ every ​​Scalarworks ​​Low ​​Drag ​​Mount (T​M)​, ​​the ​​LDM/PRO​ ​has ​​the​ ​highest ​​strength-to-weight ratio of​ ​any​ ​quick​ ​detach​ ​mount​ ​on​ ​the​ ​market.​ ​It’s​ ​tubular​ ​monolithic​ ​base​ ​is​ ​CNC​ ​machined​ ​from​ ​ultra high-strength​ ​7075-T6​ ​aluminum,​ ​and​ ​features​ ​our​ ​patented​ ​recoil-proof​ ​thumbscrew​ ​with​ ​ball​ ​detent mechanism.​ ​It​ ​also​ ​has​ ​the​ ​same​ ​precision​ ​telescoping​ ​clamp​ ​as​ ​our​ ​popular​ ​Aimpoint​ ​Micro,​ ​and Trijicon​ ​MRO​ ​mounts,​ ​which​ ​ensures​ ​a​ ​​repeatable​ ​zero​​ ​with​ ​each​ ​installation.

The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​weighs​ ​less​ ​than​ ​2.45oz​ ​(in​ ​lower-third​ ​height)​ ​which​ ​is​ ​less​ ​than​ ​half​ ​that​ ​of Aimpoint’s​ ​bundled​ ​QRP2​ ​mount.​ ​The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​is​ ​proudly​ ​made​ ​in​ ​the​ ​USA,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​available​ ​in​ ​both Absolute​ ​and​ ​Lower-Third​ ​Co-Witness​ ​height​ ​variants.

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To​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​the​ ​Scalarworks​ ​LDM/PRO;​ ​please​ ​visit https://scalarworks.com/shop/optic-mounts/ldm-pro/

About​ ​Scalarworks:
Scalarworks’​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to​ ​help​ ​our​ ​customers​ ​preserve​ ​life,​ ​guarantee​ ​liberty,​ ​and​ ​facilitate​ ​happiness.

Scalarworks​ ​designs​ ​and​ ​makes​ ​high​ ​performance​ ​firearm​ ​accessories​ ​for​ ​civilian,​ ​law​ ​enforcement,​ ​and military​ ​use.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​Shooter​ ​Driven​ ​company​ ​that​ ​puts​ ​technical​ ​innovation​ ​and​ ​design​ ​at​ ​the forefront​ ​of​ ​everything​ ​we​ ​do.

Scalarworks​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​pushing​ ​the​ ​boundaries​ ​of​ ​firearm​ ​accessory​ ​design ever​ ​since.

If you’ve followed AR15NEWS for any decent length of time you’ve probably noticed we build lots of ARs. Some times, as an AR builder, it’s easy to get in a rut and kind of build the same thing over and over again which gets boring. All it takes is a bit of imagination and planning and your next build can be the best one you’ve ever put together. This is the very case with my most recent build. 

Believe it or not I had SBR’d this Rainier Arms forged lower well over a year ago but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. Then it came to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. From there it was just a matter of time before I had the parts in hand and ready to build.

Lets start out with a few closer shots. From this angle you can see the Rainier Arms ambi safety, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle and Scalarworks OPS (On Point Sights) fixed rear sight.

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As I mentioned above, this build got started as a Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC lower that I bought and Form 1’d just before the ATF41P effective date. I added a Rainier Arms forged upper and ambi safety, CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb Trigger and LPK, Superlative Arms Piston Kit, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle, Geissele MK4 rail and Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights and Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint T1 and a SureFeed Magazines 20 Round mag.

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Of course as a Rainier Arms SBR build I chose to use their 10.5″ .223 Wylde barrel. Covered it with a Geissele MK4 rail, Arisaka Defense 300/IR Series Scout Light and Inline Scout Mount, SureFire SR07 switch, Scalarworks OPS Fixed Front Sight, Magpul vertical grip and Griffin Armament Taper Mount Supresspr Mount. The Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under there somewhere. 😜

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Here’s another angle of the business end on the new Rainier Arms SBR build. From this angle you can now see how accessible the Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under the rail. This isn’t like many piston kits were you have one or two settings. Its more like a Piston Kit that has a built in fully adjustable gas block so you can really tune it in.

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This next shot gives you a better idea of how tidy things are on this build. It’s got everything I need and nothing I don’t. The Scalarworks OPS fixed sights and mount for the Aimpoint T1 are absolutely amazing. 

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And here it is. Hope you guys enjoyed a pretty detailed look at my new Rainier Arms SBR build. In the end, this SBR turned out even better than I had pictured it but the initial imagination and passion to create another gun is what got it all started. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to just slap together the first complete rifle you can. Take your time with your next build, map it out, think about what would make you smile every time you see it and then build that. 

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Here’s the full run down of parts for this build. If you want to copy it, be my guest. Would make for a great AR Pistol build too.  

Already had a chance to get the gas dialed in on the piston kit and man this thing is smooth. Will be getting some range time this week with this gun getting it sighted in. Will let you guys know how it runs soon.

SCALARWORKS is well know for creating some of the nicest low profile, lightweight optic mounts and just recently put out a teaser for another great looking new product. They have decided to take their expertise from the optic mounts and apply it to a set of fixed front and rear AR-15 sights. 

As you can see in the image below the Rear Sight features a dual aperture, a windage adjustment wheel and clamps in place using a cross bolt. The Front Sight features a finger adjustable front sight post for elevation adjustments and also clamps in place using a cross bolt.

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The overall sexy looking design of the sights scream “I was made by SCALARWORKS”. I’m sure these will have the same attention to detail, fit and finish that we have come to expect from SCALARWORKS products.

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From what I understand these are 2-3 weeks away from being available for purchase. As of right now I have no specs or pricing, just a couple of sneak peek images. As soon as I get more information and pictures I’ll be sure to post it up on the website as well. For now, be sure to follow SCALARWORKS on their Facebook and Instagram pages to see all of the awesome stuff they are coming out with. 

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**Press Release**

Easton, PA – April 11, 2017 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearm accessories, is pleased to introduce the Sync mount for Aimpoint Micro sights. The Sync is a low-profile optic mount that features an integral platform for the Aimpoint Micro line of red dot sights – as well as Micro compatible clones.

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The Sync allows an Aimpoint Micro sight to be co-witnessed without obstructing one’s sight picture, and is the only optic mount for all Benelli shotguns to be attached with 4 screws, thanks to our proprietary key-slot internal mounting system (Patent pending). The Sync is CNC milled from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 Hard coat anodized Aluminum, and weighs a mere 0.69oz (including custom CNC turned fasteners).

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The Sync is compatible with all factory drilled and tapped Benelli shotguns, as well as most other shotguns with some gunsmithing. A drill and tap guide is available for download on our website.

The Sync is made in the USA, includes a limited lifetime warranty, and is available now from Scalarworks.com​.

To learn more about the Scalarworks Sync; please visit ​https://scalarworks.com/shop/sync-micro/

If you remember, back in November we were one of the first to give you a sneak peek of the new Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight. At that time all we had were some minor details and a single image. Since then more details and images have come out, including these images below that my buddy Greg Skaz Photography took while at SHOT Show 2017. 

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As you can see the Razor AMG UH-1 is not some wimpy little optic. It has a larger all metal housing that keeps everything protected and a built-in quick detach mount. There are 15 brightness settings for the new EBR-CQB reticle (shown below) and still includes the built-in micro-usb port for charging rechargeable CR-123 batteries. One thing I heard was that Vortex has been getting 1,500 hours of run time per CR-123 battery which sounds pretty awesome. Full details available at www.VortexOptics.com.

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Here’s an awesome overview video Vortex Optics put together showing the optic and its features. 

The MSRP price for the Razor AMG UH-1 is $699 but there are a few retailers taking pre-orders right now at just $499. I’ve listed links to them below. Vortex has said they will start filling pre-orders this Spring which, believe it or not, is right around the corner. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these bad boys, put in your pre-order and then sit in your lawn chair out by the mail box. 

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**Press Release**

Melville, NY (February 13,2016) – Nikon doubles down on its commitment to American shooters with the introduction of the new BLACK riflescope series-a new category of dedicated optics with models engineered for both precision long-range rifle and action-shooting AR enthusiasts.

For the precision rifle shooter, Nikon’s BLACK X1000 is offered in a range of 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 models with X-MRAD or X-MOA tactical-style reticles synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets. Accurate and repeatable, the adjustments enable precise dialing of elevation come ups and wind compensation, while each of the new reticle designs present the shooter with a visually clean, yet highly functional and advanced tool for estimating range or maintaining holdovers.

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Shooters looking for rapid-action targeting capability with AR/MSR platforms can rely on the new BLACK FORCE1000 1-4×24 riflescope with capped turrets and SpeedForce reticle.  When the riflescope is dialed down to its true 1x magnification, the reticle’s illuminated double horseshoe center portion serves as quick reference for reaction-speed target acquisition and engagement, as well as for establishing moving target leads.  The SpeedForce MOA reticle also integrates BDC circles and hash marks for precise intermediate-range target holdovers.

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The new BLACK series reticles can be applied to virtually any shooting application, regardless of caliber or ballistic performance and can be further optimized for specific shooting situations utilizing Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology.

BLACK series riflescopes all feature a 30mm main body tube built with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and Type 3 hard anodizing, providing exceptional ruggedness and optimum strength-to-weight ratios. Each riflescope has an optical system built from Nikon’s lead- and arsenic-free glass Eco-Glass, which is optimized with the company’s full multilayer coating on all air-to-glass lens surfaces. Spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets provide precise, repeatable corrections on all BLACK riflescope models. And like all Nikon riflescopes, the new BLACK series is backed by the company’s No Fault policy for repair or replacement.

Nikon’s new BLACK riflescope series will be available Spring 2017, with the full range of models shown here: www.nikonsportoptics.com

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LANTAC just released a sneak peek of their new Aimpoint T1/T2 optic mount featuring their new OPTAC (Optical and Accessory) Mounting System. The clamp system uses a floating tension arm that can be adjusted after the mount is clamped in place. It has a 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel working parts. Look for more information on the new line of LANTAC products featuring the OPTAC Mounting System coming soon. 

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If you’ve been looking for BUIS lately you’ve probably noticed that what used to be a one or two dog show has all of a sudden become a main event with some really nice contenders. Now you have to decide… “Are these bulky sights okay or should I look for a super compact set?”, “Do I want to go really cheap or really expensive?”, “Do I want normal 90 degree BUIS or should I go for a set of offset ones?”, on and on the decision making goes until your head is spinning. Apparently Griffin Armament has had this same experience because their new M2 (Micro Modular) Sights address all of that and more. The new M2 Sights are very compact, can be user configured in 90 degree or 45 degree offset and the price point even for the complete “Full Deployment Kit” is right in line or cheaper than many non-modular BUIS.

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The M2 Sights can be purchased in a 90 Degree Kit, 45 Degree Offset Kit or the Full Deployment Kit which comes with both 90 Degree and 45 Degree mount plates. The Full Deployment Kit retails for just $185. They also sell just the mounting plates, so if you go for a 90 Degree now instead of the full kit you can still convert them to 45 Degree Offset BUIS down the road. Read more about this awesome new product below or head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com.

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Griffin Armament is proud to introduce affordable Micro Modular Sights (M2) compatible with Picatinny rail systems. Griffin M2 sights offer an industry first, patent pending, modular base plate system. Constructed from QPQ Treated 17-4 and ordnance grade steel, Griffin M2 Sights were designed to be the correct product for every backup sight application.

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A shooter can use these durable, low profile sights in a 12 o’clock mounted application while having the flexibility to reconfigure them to ambidextrous 45 degree angle sights using the alternate and available angle plates. This flexibility ensures these sights can be used by anyone and will never end up in a box of undesirable legacy kit. The full M2 deployment kit includes the front and rear sight assemblies as well as both vertical and angled bases for a complete modular system. However, sights and bases are available separately for users who wish to buy parts as needed. The front A2 sight provides elevation adjustment while ensuring maximum aftermarket support for your favorite post, be it tritium, fiber optic, match grade, or otherwise. An extremely low profile, snag resistant, slotted rear windage screw, affords easy but more importantly secure adjustability.

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Robust spring tension of both front and rear flip up assemblies ensures accurate repeatability every time the sight towers are actuated.

Never before has a product in this category offer this degree of flexibility. Griffin M2 Sights have a minimal foot print, and are among the smallest backup sights on the market. For a mere 2 and half ounces your rifle can be equipped with a durable iron sight system, to provide aiming capability in rain, snow, or fog, on or off axis without dependence on batteries or glass.

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Griffin Armament is offering 30% off of their Furniture Kits and 30% off of their new M2 (Micro Modular) Sights. I’ve been wanting to buy some new BUIS for a while and just haven’t been really excited about any until I saw these. Will be picking up a few sets myself. If you want to get in on these deals, head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com and get to shopping. No discount code to worry about. Discounts are already shown on the product pricing. Get some!!

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The Blitzkrieg Components Black Friday Sale starts now! Save 15% using the discount code “BLITZ15” at checkout on the Blitzkrieg Components website. Blitzkrieg makes some of the coolest Front Sight Posts out there to upgrade your front sights and also some awesome 9mm buffer upgrades as well. Check it out!

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Thank you for helping to make this a successful year for us. We are offering a 15% off coupon code for Blitzkrieg Components. Coupon Code is BLITZ15. It will be in effect Wed 23 Nov through Monday 28 Nov.

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Woke up to this in my email and wanted to share it with all of you!! Vortex Optics is releasing sneak peeks of their new Razor AMG UH-1 holographic sight. According to the information below it has few moving parts for maximum durability, uses CR123 batteries or rechargeable LFP CR123A batteries that can be recharged using the built-in waterproof micro-USB port. It will feature a new EBR-CQB reticle as well. It is not shown on the main Vortex Optics website yet so stay tuned for more information on this awesome looking new optic. 

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Meet the Razor® AMG® UH-1, affectionately known in-house as “Huey.”  The UH-1 is a completely new force in weapon mounted holographic technology, and you’re one of the first to see it! Inside the durable aluminum chassis the UH-1 features fewer moving parts compared to traditional holographic sights, which equates to maximum durability. The sight is powered with the included CR123A battery, but also has the option of running LFP CR123A’s, which can be recharged using the on-board, waterproof micro-USB port. We believe the shooter is the only one who should see the new EBR-CQB reticle so we engineered the entire system to virtually eliminate all traces of forward signature, unlike any other red dot or holographic sight on the market.

One of my favorite optic mounts is now available for the Trijicon RMR. Scalarworks has just announced their new LDM/RMR which features Scalarworks QD mounting system and the light weight yet strong design Scalarworks is known for. The combination of the RMR and LDM/RMR mount weighs in at less than 2.5 ounces making it an ultra lightweight, compact, durable quick detach red dot package, perfect for use on an SBR or Lightweight build. Check out the details and pics below.

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EASTON, PA – November 1st, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearms accessories, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Trijicon RMR sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon RMR mount in existence – weighing only 1.27oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/RMR is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Trijicon RMR red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-rmr/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/RMR has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof notched thumbscrew with ball detent. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, Aimpoint CompM4, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/RMR paired with a Trijicon RM06 weighs less than 2.5oz, making it the lightest Quick-Detach Red Dot sight package in existence. The LDM/RMR is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants. Both have a retail  price of $149.

To learn more about this and other Scalarworks optic mounts and bundles; please visit scalarworks.com

**Press Release**

Blitzkrieg Components, LLC has just released several new options for their series of AR style front sight posts. First is a new bright orange color option that is now available in addition to the black, white and luminescent green options previously available. The new orange stripes are now available on their patented AR Chevron sight post and AR Tritium Chevron sight post, as well as their Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® sights.  

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White stripe options have also been added to their line-up for the AR Tritium Chevron sight post and the Magpul® MBUS PRO® Spike sight post. The luminescent green color remains the only luminescent (glow) paint option. More white and orange models have been added based on customer demand. The popular AR Tritium Chevron is now available with white, orange, and luminescent green paint options.  

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All of the Blitzkrieg Components AR style sight posts are compatible with any front sight that accepts a standard front sight post. Installation is a simple drop-in process and models are available with a custom stainless steel sight tool if desired. The models for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® install in seconds with no tools and provide some great new options for those popular sights. All of the Blitzkrieg Components sight posts are machined from stainless steel with a tough black nitride finish. The contrasting paint stripes are applied into a machined groove using the most durable compounds for long service life. For more information visit their website at www.blitzkriegcomponents.com.

For the seasoned shooter, making adjustments on their go to optic may seem like second nature. For a novice or new shooter, making those same adjustments can take some time to figure out. Now throw in different optics with different click values and even an experienced shooter can get thrown off. ZeroBravo has just introduced the new S.M.A.R.T. Card which is designed as a tool to help you know right away what each click of virtually any optic represents from 7 meters all the way out to 400 meters.

The Simple Marksman Adjustment Reference Table, or S.M.A.R.T. Card, was developed to provide a simple answer to the question we have all had on the range. “How many clicks do I need to move up an inch at this distance?”

While the concept is simple, amassing the data into a useful format was key. For example – The DeltaPoint Pro or Trijicon RMR moves 1” per click at 100 yards. But how does that translate on your pistol at 7 yards? The answer to that question is 1 click moves 4/57” at 7 yards. Great! That is useless information to someone trying to figure out how many clicks to move their adjustment. So it is simplified to 1/14 – so it would take 14 clicks to move it 1 inch at 7 yards.

All the data was calculated for both yards and meters and the average was used. This number was then simplified to fractions of 1/* in order to give the shooter or coach a useful reference for how far to move that particular optic at the referenced distance. An example of this is that the M4 rear sight 3/4” per click at 100 meters. At 25 meters, it moves 6/35”. To simplify this, we change this to 7/35” – or simply 1/5”. So now you know you need to go 5 clicks at 25 meters to move 1”. While we freely acknowledge that the mathematical conversions are not exact, we feel that the difference of 1/35” is negligible and the referenced measurement is much more useful as the simple fraction.

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In addition to the data referenced on our wheel from 7m to 400 meters, the card also contains 2 rulers for measuring your groups as well as two trajectory illustrations for instructors to better explain this concept to their students.

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The card is made from water proof die cut PVC so additional protection is not required for use on the range, in your field bag, or anywhere else. Measuring 5” wide and 4” tall, the card will easily fit in your uniform pocket, back pocket or range bag.

The S.M.A.R.T. Card is manufactured from die cut PVC and is 100% Made in the USA.

Height:   4 in (10.16 cm)

Width:   5 in (12.7 cm)

Depth:   0.06 in (0.15 cm)

Weight:   0.5 oz (14.17 g)

I personally love to take someone who has never shot before and teach them firearms safety, get them out shooting, learning how to make scope adjustments, etc. The last thing I want to do with that new shooter is overwhelm them with a figuring out click values at different distances.

Using a tool like this in conjunction with working through the actual math reinforces that you’re doing the correct mental math. Practice Makes Perfect! While not everyone will feel the need for this product I definitely see it coming in very handy when helping new shooters learn how to make adjustments, working with a new optic, etc. Being that its made of a durable PVC material its an easy item to just throw in your range bag and take it with you anytime you shoot.

The new ZeroBravo S.M.A.R.T. Card is priced at just $14.95 available right now at www.ZeroBravo.com.


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel