Shield Sights Introduces The NEW RMS2 Red Dot Sight For Pistols

Shield Sights RMS2Shield Sights has just announced the second generation of their pistol red dot sights, the RMS2.  According to the accompanying video, the RMS was designed for competitive shooting, while the RMS2 red dot sight was designed for defensive pistols. Interestingly, the RMS2 omitted the slide-out battery drawer in favor of removing the optic to replace […]

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SAAMI Announces New Affiliated Member Category

SAAMI Announces New Affiliated Member CategorySAAMI or the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute is an association of the nation’s leading firearms, ammunition and component manufacturers. Founded in 1926, SAAMI is tasked with coordinating technical data, promoting safe practices in manufacturing and firearms use and creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality. The institution has now […]

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XS Sights Renames Their RAM Sights to R3D Night Sights and Introduces Glock Sights

A trademark clash has seen Texas-based XS Sights rename one of their popular lines of tritium night sights. The RAM line will now be known as the R3D Night Sights, at the same time they are now introducing a new set of suppressor height for Glocks. Here’s XS Sight’s full announcement: Fort Worth, TX (November 9, […]

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French Army Buys Steiner Scopes, Trijicon Reflex Sights & Spuhr Mounts for Snipers

Steiner Optics and Humbert CTTS, a French distributor, has won a large contract to supply various riflescopes to the French Armed Forces. Initially, the contract is to supply 375 pieces of Steiner M5xi 5-25×56 riflescopes with Laser Protection Filters. The intention is that these optics will fit the current French heavy sniper rifles PGM Hecate II […]

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SIG SAUER Announces TANGO6T Riflescope Selected for US Army’s Direct View Optic

SDM-RLast month we reported that SIG Sauer had been awarded a major contract to provide the US Army’s new Direct View Optic (DVO) which will be used on the current M4A1 carbine, replacing the venerable ACOG. An award notice valued at $77,168,400 was posted in September. At the time SIG Sauer were unable to comment […]

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The Sterling Submachine Gun Magazine: The Best Magazine Ever Designed?

The Sterling submachine gun is often said to have one of the best magazines ever designed. What makes the design so special? Well, it isn’t a STEN magazine for starters. In May 1946, George Patchett patented a new curved magazine which would become one of the Sterling SMG’s most recognisable features. It addressed some of the […]

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