New From Bushnell: Equinox Night Vision Video Binoculars for Under $500


Let’s get straight to it: you can now buy pair of Equinox night-vision enabled binoculars for under $500. The presser [via] on two new models says “Equinox Z binoculars feature 1-3x digital zoom, adjustable IR settings and daytime color viewing with a viewing distance of up to 500 feet in the 2x40mm model and 750 feet in the 4x40mm version. Both units are powered with AA batteries for added convenience and cost savings. In addition . . .

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New From EAA: ABDO Concealed Carry Case

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Only a few short weeks ago, we heard about a new phone case that was being mistaken for a gun in the state of New Jersey. However, it looks like EAA has a new product that is the exact opposite. Concealed carry permit holders are always looking for new ways to conceal their guns. However, it is not always the easiest task. Spending money on different styles and selections of holsters in hopes of trying to find one that is both comfortable and well-concealed is all part of the game. But what if it could be hidden in plain sight? . . .

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Gear News: Lone Wolf Barrels and Slides Blowout Sale


GLOCKs may be “perfection,” but that hasn’t kept dozens of companies from making aftermarket, “upgrade” parts for them. One of the largest players in the game is Lone Wolf, located in my neck of the woods here in N’Idaho. In fact, now that Lone Wolf makes its own locking blocks, it officially has an aftermarket replacement for every single part of a GLOCK pistol. Including the frame. Indeed, right now I’m testing out what I’ve been calling “The 0% GLOCK GLOCK,” spec’d entirely from the Lone Wolf catalog. Anyway, while LW does manufacture many of its own parts, there has always been speculation about who makes its barrels and where [overseas] they are made. It looks like a new deal has been struck, and the answer now is. . .

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GunDetect [Kickstarter] Sounds an Alarm If It Sees a Gun

The above video for the aspiring GunDetect system doesn’t show the system. Make the jump for the image. Meanwhile, its creators want you to know this — they’re not playing politics. “Our goal with GunDetect is to find common ground and avoid the debate about gun laws, since we are technologists with a technical solution that can provide an unobtrusive layer of safety. We’re particularly interested in making sure children are safe, which is a goal we share with the NRA’s Eddie Eagle program and with the numerous gun-safety advocacy groups. If our GunDetect system gives an early warning and helps save a child’s life, then all the work we’ve put into creating this product will be rewarded as the most important contribution we can make in our careers.” Here’s their presser on how it works . . .

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Cell Phone Gun Case Edition

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Do you live in an open carry state? Then wearing this call phone case shouldn’t be a problem. Using it, however, could put you in harm’s way whether or not your state recognizes your natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. According to, “The Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office is warning the public about sporting a particular cell phone case that’s designed to look like a gun. The prosecutor’s office points out that police officers have a hard enough job ‘without having to make a split second decision in the dark of night when someone may decide to pull their cell phone out without thinking during a traffic stop.'” Or any other time, really. The comments underneath the post are predictably derisory . . .

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TTAG Writer Jon Wayne Taylor Named CEO of Fighter Design. 10% Discount for TTAG Readers!

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I’ve been a customer of Fighter Design for a couple of years. I wear their Airflow pants. I use their Magnetic Retrofit Kit silent velcro adaptors. I use their featherlight rifle sling [above]. Most of their products began life as a specific request from active duty units in the Special Operations community; many of their products still have that focus. Several others have been made for the civilian market . . .

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Ask the Armed Intelligentsia: .45 Tire Valve Caps?

Bullet caps on wheel (courtesy Adam Rogers for The Truth About Guns)

Back in the day, inventor and Navy vet Alex Bosco sent us an email asking if we’d do a story on his prototype AR-pistol arm brace. He needed investors. We posted pics of the styrofoam mock-up. The rest is history. And now we present a request from reader/inventor/machinist Adam Rogers: what do you think of ARTactical bullet caps? [Available for purchase at the link, no kick-back to TTAG.] Here’s his full enquiry . . .

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Bears Don’t Make Mistakes. Legislators Do.

Good to know. One of the mistakes American legislators made back in the day: taxing the be-Jesus out of suppressors and forcing purchasers to jump through more hoops than a circus tiger. While inflation has made the $200 tax stamp fee seem almost reasonable – no government infringement on Americans right to keep and bear arms is “reasonable” – the bureaucratic BS involved with suppressor purchases remains decidedly dis-incentivizing . . .

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Arriving Soon For Testing: AutoTargets Digital Reactive Target System

If you’ve suffered through any of my YouTube videos, you probably know that I do most of my shooting in the woods of N’Idaho. It’s public land, which means I can’t leave targets out there. So ideally the targets I use set up and break down fairly quickly — no Hickok45-style steel range for me. Coming to the rescue to solve those boring target blues, AutoTargets looks like it’s going to provide a ton of interest and target shooting excitement while still setting up quickly. At least physically, that is, because the Android app gives you full control over. . .

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New From Crossbreed: Four Holsters for the Smith Model 10

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Do ya like to carry a wheel gun from time to time? Not a snubby, but maybe something bigger with a little more panache? Well we have good news for you, Bunky. Crossbreed’s just announced they’re making four new holsters for the venerable Smith Model 10. Some guns never go out of style and there’s no reason not to carry one of your faves. Press release after the jump . . .

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Crimson Trace Scores Product Placement in Jurassic World

Crimson Trace press release [via]

Anyone viewing the mega blockbuster movie, Jurassic World, will notice the very prominent red laser sights on the firearms used by the InGen rangers when they encounter an escaped and deadly dinosaur. The movie’s firearms used in the dark jungle night encounter were equipped with standard Crimson Trace Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights and not created movie prop productions . . .

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New from Magpul: AK Stuff

Is the AK platform the new AR platform? While the AR gets all the Barbie-for-men love for its plug-n-play bits and pieces, the AK has traditionally been the gun you buy and leave the hell alone. And treat like dirt. (In Russia, ergonomics gun you!) In the video above, Brownells introduces the Magpul AK47/AK74 Zhukov-S Stock, AK47/AK74 Zhukov Handguard, AK-47/74 AK 0.50″ Cheek Riser and MOE AKM Handguard AK47/AK74. Really? If you need – and I use that word without quotation marks – a more accurate AK, why not buy an AR? If you need something with more stopping power, why not buy an AR in .308? Optic mount? See where I’m gong with this? Free country and all, but I say don’t mess with success (such as it is). What say you?