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SIG SAUER Inc. , the shooting industry’s leading complete systems provider, announces the debut of multiple new products as well as highly anticipated line extensions across its firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors and airgun divisions at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 110 new product variations set to be unveiled, attendees are encouraged to visit the SIG SAUER booth (#12240) to see firsthand the company’s impressive lineup of world-class firearms and on-gun accessories.

SIG SAUER Showcases New Products For 2017

SIG SAUER Showcases New Products For 2017SIG SAUER Inc., the shooting industry’s leading complete systems provider, announces the debut of multiple new products as well as highly anticipated line extensions across its firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors and airgun divisions at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 110 new product variations set to be unveiled, attendees are encouraged to visit the SIG SAUER booth (#12240) to see firsthand the company’s impressive lineup of world-class firearms and on-gun accessories. “As the SIG SAUER brand continues to expand its market share across the firearms industry, the foundation for our future growth remains tied to the company’s mission of designing, manufacturing and bringing to market world-class products that surpass the needs of our diverse customer base,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “By focusing on existing expertise, hiring the foremost industry experts in all product categories and through continued capital investments, we have been able to take direct control over new product development that has allowed us to set new industry standards in quality, innovation, reliability and performance. We are excited by all of the possibilities that await us in 2017 as we look forward to another successful year of delivering new and innovative products that continue to define the SIG SAUER brand.” SIG’s innovative P320 ® RX pistol is the world’s only fully integrated shooting system completely backed by one manufacturer. The striker-fired 9mm ships with a slide-mounted SIG ROMEO1™ reflex sight and co-witnessed SIGLITE ® suppressor sights. The P320 RX is available in compact and full-size versions. Also new to the P320 is the X-Series. The X-Series maintains the P320’s unique, modular design but is enhanced with an X grip module featuring an extended beavertail, 4-sided beveled magazine well and a crisp trigger guard undercut. Additional upgrades include an enhanced flat trigger, improved slide serrations and three lightening cuts atop the slide. The first X-Series model to launch is the new P320 XFive. Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, the pistol comes standard with a 5-inch bull barrel, extended slide catch lever, Dawson adjustable rear sight plate and a fiber optic front sight. The P320 XFive is fully compatible with the ROMEO1 optic. In the SIG rifle category, new for 2017 is the SIG M400 V-TAC ® built in collaboration with retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kyle Lamb. It’s adorned with Viking Tactics components, chambered in 5.56 NATO and features a 16-inch barrel with Taper-Lok ® flash hider and an aluminum free-float V-TAC handguard. The SIG M400 V-TAC ® has a laser engraved V-TAC logo located on the lower receiver. Included with the rifle is an adjustable V-TAC sling and rifle bag. SIG SAUER isn’t stopping there. The Complete Systems Provider is expanding the Legion line to include the P220 ® Legion and P220 Legion SAO in .45 Auto. There are multiple new entries to their popular MCX ® , M400 ® and SIG716 ® rifle families. As well, the MPX SBR in 9mm will be introduced with an 8-inch barrel and A2 compensator, available in black or flat dark earth finish. SIG SAUER continues to expand its award-winning Elite Performance Ammunition line in 2017. New hunting ammunition will include SIG HT™ in .223 Rem and .308 Win that features an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and maximum terminal performance. A new subsonic 220-grain .300 Blk V-Crown™ hunting round, engineered to reliably feed 30 rounds through a 30-round magazine, will soon be available. SIG Varmint & Predator (VP) cartridges debut with .223 Rem, .22-.250 and .243 Win offerings. In addition, the SIG FMJ line adds 124- and 147-grain bullet weights in 9mm. In the Electro-Optics division, new introductions within the tactical and hunting riflescopes, red-dot sights, digital rangefinders, lights and lasers categories are scheduled for release throughout the year. Led by the expansion of the WHISKEY5™ riflescope, the latest hunting models now incorporate anti-cant LevelPlex™ technology and TH100 lockable turrets. The WHISKEY5 is available in four different reticle configurations with a new matte black finish. Other new additions to the division include the new KILO2400ABS™digital laser rangefinder. Simple to use and extremely functional, the KILO2400ABS features patented LightWave™ DSP technology for fast, accurate readings. Capable of ranging up to 2 miles, the new laser rangefinder has an embedded Applied Ballistics Calculator and Bluetooth for customized synchronizing with a free Applied Ballistics App for both iOS and Android platforms. During the show, SIG SAUER will also introduce the new SRD22X to its award-winning line of suppressors. Engineered to lead the market in terms of reduced weight and noise reduction, the SRD22X brings leading performance in a small, one-inch diameter package. Built to accommodate a wide range of ammunition choices and to be easily disassembled for maintenance, the SRD22X can be used with .22 LR pistols or rifles, as well as rifles chambered in .17 HMR/17 M2 and .22 Win Mag. Rounding out SIG SAUER’s new products is an addition to the Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airgun line. The P320 CO 2 -powered ASP is the first air pistol in the world to feature a 30-round rotary magazine. Designed to look and feel like the highly-acclaimed SIG P320 centerfire pistol, this 177-caliber airgun features a similar overall weight and trigger pull, providing consumers with a viable training tool for easily honing their shooting skills at greatly reduced costs. For more information on new SIG SAUER firearms, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP airguns and training, please visit www.sigsauer.com . About SIG SAUER, Inc. SIG SAUER, Inc. is The "Complete Systems Provider" ™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products and services to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, optics, suppressors, ASP ( "Advanced Sport Pellet" ) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,400 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy SM log on to www.sigsauer.com .

Bushnell AK Optic Review Dropping Rounds and targets

Bushnell AK Optic Review  Dropping Rounds and targets

The AK series of rifles are the second most popular series of rifles in the United States. Even with that being said dedicated AK optics are hard to come by. The AK is meant to be used at ranges of 300 yards, so the optics market has never been large. The Bushnell AK Optic is one of the most modern and affordable option for scoping any rifle in 7.62×39. For example, I tested and utilized this scope on my SIG 556R, a 7.62 x 39mm SIG 556. The R standing for Russian of course. The Bushnell AK optic isn’t just for AKs, ARs, the M+M M10, and the PTR 32 are all 7.62 x 39mm rifles that can benefit from this scope. Bushnell was more than happy to provide me with a production model for review over the last few weeks. The Rundown of the Bushnell AK optic During my Bushnell AK optic review, I was impressed more than once. I’m not a rich man and the best optic I’ve ever used was a Trijicon ACOG. I’m not the type of guy who can afford a Schmidt and Bender, or Nightforce optics. What I can afford is the Bushnell AK optic. That’s what drew me to it. With an MSRP of 250 bucks, I only expected a working optic, not much more. I was wrong. This is a 1-4 x 24 power optic with a 30mm tube. I mounted it with low pro Vortex rings. The rings are a bit low, but I already had them on hand. I did have to remove my rear iron sight. Anyway, the optic features an illuminated reticle with four drop points. It’s a BDC reticle that allows you to reach out to 400 yards. The adjustment turrets are fingertip adjustable and can be reset to zero for making easy calls for wind and distance in the field, and then put the weapon back to its normal zero. Turrets and Battery Cap Through the Bushnell AK Scope The Bushnell AK optic is surprisingly clear and easy to use. The smaller 24mm objective lens matches the 4x power magnification and keeps it comfortable when it’s bright outside. Zeroing the optic is very easy to do. Since it’s a second focal plane optic I set the magnification to 4x and zeroed it at 50 yards. It took twelve rounds to zero, firing in three-round strings. The reticle is easy to see during the day without illumination. There are 11 illumination settings, and an extra battery is stored in the turret caps. Everything is intuitive and self-explanatory. Through the Looking Glass Close Range A 1-4 optic can be used as what is basically a red dot. It’s simple to do. Open both eyes, set the magnification to 1x and turn the illumination on. With both eyes open it gives the appearance of a red dot optic. and makes close range encounters pretty easy to deal with. The biggest issue is the illumination is kind of weak. Regardless of the ambient light I always had to use it at 11 to effectively see the reticle. Even so utilizing the Bindon aiming concept makes hitting close range target simple, it’s mostly instinct at contact distances. Out to 25 yards, it’s still simple to place effective shots on a target. Effective shots being chest and head shots. Long Range Long Range with an AK is subjective. I say 400 yards is long range. The BDC was accurate out to three hundred yards and this is the furthest I could test it. I found I need to hold just a hair high, with the bottom of the third chevron on top of the target. In the prone position, it was almost boring hitting the target at the 300-yard line. My SIG 556R is a little more accurate than the average AK, but it’s still limited by the round itself. Especially because I wasn’t spending real money on AK ammo. I used the classic Wolf Steel cased 123-grain ammunition. At 4 power I could easily see the target at 300 yards and engage it pretty effectively. What sucked was that 30 round AK mag in the prone position, but I made it work Medium Range The AK and the 7.62×39 excels in that 100 to 200-yard range and this optic is the same. Transitioning between these ranges with the Bushnell Ak Optic was simple. Transitioning magnification ranges between these ranges is simple due to the textured magnification ring. The ring itself is marked for a wide variety of different ranges. Close range is really where the AK, the 7.82 x 39, and the Bushnell AK optic rules. During my Bushnell Ak optic review I had the most fun transitioning to the standing-prone, and kneeling at 100 to 200 yards. Purpose If you want to hunt, or plink with your AK style rifle this scope is absilutely perfect for you. The same goes for rocking action shooting sports. If you wanna break away from the AR 15 fan club this is the scope to do it. Although, for action sports, I would prefer to see a throw lever and maybe brighter magnification. I like to hunt hogs with the 7.62 x 39 and the addition of this scope over crappy AK sights is a blessing. AK iron sights suck in 99% of cases, so a good optic can make a big difference. Wit my 556R I noticed an impressive difference, and for the cost, the Bushnell AK optic, 1 to 4 power, is an excellent optic. It’s affordable and is a good choice for America’s second most popular rifle. The Bushnell AK optic is a good scope for the AK wielder, like our own Rick D. Like the A 47 its cheap, affordable, and easy to use. Unlike the AK it wasn’t designed in 1947. Want one for your rifle, check out one here.

The 4 Best Neck Knives – Tactical Survival Kit Reviews 2020 Photo by mr.smashy / CC BY When did the neck knife originate? No one really knows, but it is known that it has been around for thousands of years all the way back to the first tribal people of Africa. Back then, neck knives were little more than a sharpened bone attached to a vine that was then set around the neck. Today, needless to say, neck knives are far more advanced with blades made out of titanium and steel and then attached to paracord. Neck knives are awesome to have because they conceal very easily and can be accessed quickly in an emergency. Many people also like to wear neck knives as a backup to their primary knife. But your neck knife will only be useful to you if it’s high quality. Fortunately, each of these 4 products reviewed here qualify as the best neck knife —i.e., some of the most highly regarded models on the market and will each serve you well: Cold Steel Secret Edge Knife "Cold Steel Secret" Edge Price: $21.59 Price as of 08/14/2020 04:04 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Cold Steel is a fairly big name in the knife world so it makes sense that they would enter the neck knives market. Their Secret Edge neck knife has been designed almost exclusively for concealment. It weighs just three ounces with a length of only three inches, and yet it’s constructed out of the finest Japanese AUS 8A steel. The grip is constructed out of G10, a high pressure composite consisting of plastic laminate, woven fiberglass, and an epoxy resin binder. It could be a great addition to any neck knife survival kit. CS11SDT Cold Steel Secret Edge Watch this video on YouTube

Next Level Training SIRT Laser Training Handgun Armorers Course: FREE!

Next Level Training SIRT Laser Training Handgun Armorers Course: FREE!

Next Level Training’s Luke Smithers has put together a great video armorers class for their classic 107 pistol (the one with Smith &Wesson style grip angle). If you have a 107 and want to adjust it or just want to know how they work, here is your free education. Use Discount Code “ ArmsGuide ” (not case sensitive) and get 10% off your new SIRT Welcome to the armorer’s course for our SIRT 107. These videos and article will cover everything you could want to know regarding maintenance and adjustments of the SIRT 107. This 6 video series covers a variety of topics. Watching all of them will give you a comprehensive understanding but feel free to jump around if you are only interested in certain topics. Overview Adjusting the Trigger Take Up Laser Basics Trigger Weight Changing the Battery Changing Sights This video goes over the general features of the SIRT 107. Some important things to note are that the magazine is fully removable. Additionally, the back strap is removable and can be replaced with your live fire back strap. Do note that the red SIRT backstrap will not fit on a live fire gun. This video will show you how to adjust the lasers on your SIRT 107. If you are doing physical practice, you may notice that the lasers occasionally become uncalibrated. You can easily bring them back into alignment by using the tool located at the bottom of the grip. Use the tool on the four holes located around the sides of the muzzle of the SIRT. You will be able to see them moving if you hold the SIRT steady and aim at a wall. Adjust the lasers to match your sights, not the other way around. Elevation holes for each laser are on the top and bottom of the muzzle. The both windage holes are located on the left of the muzzle. Segment 3 of our armorer course goes over how you can adjust your take up laser. To start, you can turn the take up laser on and off by flipping the small switch near the front sight. 90% of your training will most likely be with the take up laser off but there are a few drills you can master using it. On the 107, you can adjust exactly when you want that laser to come on. Most people set it to come on when the trigger is prepped but you can set it wherever you like. To adjust when the take up laser is activated, use the hole near the middle of the top of the slide. With the SIRT 107, adjusting your trigger weight is extremely easy. There are two holes on the bottom of the gun just in front of the trigger guard. With the adjustment tool, you can adjust the prep weight as well as the break weight. We recommend training with a variety of trigger weights. Remember: Clockwise will lighten the trigger. Counter Clockwise with make the trigger heavier Battery Type: CR2 Tools: Hammer and Punch To access the battery, you will need to remove the front pin on the slide. We recommend using a magazine to prop up the front of the gun. Then, firmly tap on the front pin to remove it. Remove the magazine from the gun and slide the rail about an inch forward. From here it should come off by pulling up. Secondly, remove the pin from above the trigger. This will allow you to access to trigger module. You will notice the battery on the bottom of this module. You can pop it out using the tool on the gun or any metal rod. Replace the battery with a fresh one and make sure the positive side is towards the trigger. Give it a few test trigger pulls before you reassemble the SIRT. Reassemble the SIRT by putting the trigger module back on and putting the trigger pin back in. Then set the slide on forward from where it would rest. Firmly slide it back and replace the pin that holds it in place. If you have any questions on this, contact our customer service and they can walk you through the process. Changing the Sights on a SIRT is very similar to changing them on a live fire gun. For the rear sight, just slide it out and replace it with any aftermarket sight that would fit a live-fire M&P. For the front sight, the process is the same. Just slide off the existing sight and replace it with any standard sight. Remember to center your sights before using the SIRT again. Would you like to see more good stuff like this? Go to nextleveltraining.com If you want your very own SIRT training pistol, get it HERE .

Ranking the 10 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2020

A good hiking backpack is like a good hiking buddy. It goes everywhere you want to go, carries everything you need to carry, and takes a lot of the weight (literally!) off your shoulders. The best hiking backpacks help you stay organized on the trail and efficient in and out of camp. There are many features of hiking backpacks to be considered, such as capacity, base weight, and durability of the fabric. Fortunately, brands like Osprey, Gregory, and North Face (just to name a few!) are some of the most trusted around the world when it comes to crafting high-quality backpacks. Our list of the 10 Best Hiking Backpacks will help to simplify your choice so that you can find the best backpack to get out on the trails this summer. Our Buyer’s Guide will also go into depth about the most important factors to keep in mind when buying a new hiking backpack. 1. Osprey Atmos AG Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The Osprey Atmos AG is an amazing pack for anyone interested in thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail. It offers a total capacity of 65 liters and comes with Osprey’s patented Anti-Gravity suspension system, which contours to your body for a perfect without restricting your movement. Constructed from durable nylon fabric, this Osprey pack boasts a removable top lid, dual zippered front panel pockets, side and internal compression straps, an adjustable harness, a fit-on-the-fly hip belt, and a host of additional features. 2. Gregory Baltoro Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The Baltoro backpack from Gregory is another great multi-day backpacking pack with the capability and durability to handle extended treks or mountaineering expeditions. The pack offers a total capacity of 65 liters and is constructed from 210-Denier nylon and reinforced with 420-Denier HD nylon. This pack boasts a stowable rain cover, side-mounted mesh water bottle pockets, removable shock cord ice axe or trekking pole retainers, a mesh front panel pocket, large hip belt pockets sized large enough for smartphones or other digital devices, and much more. The packs’ top-loading design with front U-zip panel makes accessibility quick and easy. 3. Teton Sport Scout 3400 Click here for the lowest price on Amazon The top-selling internal frame backpack on Amazon is perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a new pack for quick, 2-4 day getaways. The Teton "Sport Scout 3400" offers a total capacity of 55 liters and weighs just 4.5 pounds when empty. The pack boasts multi-position torso adjustment that fits a wide range of body types and sizes. It’s also designed with a durable, open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels to provide maximum comfort and airflow. Perhaps best of all, it fits both men and women and is designed for strategic, organized packing. 4. North Face Banchee Click here for the lowest price on Amazon This 50-liter backpack from North Face is designed to withstand heavy loads and remain versatile enough for any type of adventure. For the intrepid adventurer looking for a new multi-day pack, the "North Face Banchee" is an excellent choice. This pack offers a breathable beaver-tail pocket for drying wet gear and is constructed from 210-Denier ripstop nylon. Featuring more than 8 storage pockets, this top-loading pack with floating lid boasts a dynamic aluminum frame for superior freedom of movement and load control. 5. Granite Gear Crown2 Click here for the lowest price on Amazon Designed specifically with the ultralight hiker in mind, the "Granite Gear Crown2" is another excellent pack for anyone looking to conquer a multi-month backpacking trip. This 60-liter pack weighs just 2.2 pounds when empty, and the frame sheet can be removed to reduce that base weight down to just 1.7 pounds. This pack features a dual density shoulder harness with load-lifter straps and removable sternum straps, in addition to dual hip belt pockets with DWR-treated ( 1 ) zippers, a roll-top main compartment opening with singular buckle for quick access and easy compression, and a removable lid with a compartment that also boasts a DWR-treated zipper. 6. Osprey Aether Click here for the lowest price on Amazon What can we say? You really can’t go wrong when it comes to Osprey packs, and this one is another ultralight option that’s perfect for accompanying you on that month-long trip you’ve always dreamed of taking! This pack has a total capacity of 70 liters and offers a removable top-lid that converts to a daypack for side excursions. This pack also features an internal hydration reservoir sleeve, Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachments, zippered hip belt pockets, a large stretch mesh front panel pocket, dual front compression straps with StraightJacket compression, and much, much more. 7. High Sierra Titan Click here for the lowest price on Amazon High Sierra comes in at our #7 spot with a monster of a pack designed for serious outdoor enthusiasts. This pack has a total capacity of 55-liters and offers the perfect mix of comfort, technology, and style. The Titan boasts a top-load main compartment with gusseted drawstring closure and adjustable top lid. Also included is a convenient webbing daisy chain on the front, padded grab handles on both sides, a removable media pocket on the backpack strap, a hinged front pocket with mesh side gussets to hold ropes or other gear, and a number of additional features. 8. Kelty Coyote Click here for the lowest price on Amazon Kelty has been a trusted name in backpack design since 1952. The biggest pack on our list, the Coyote is designed for the multi-day backpacker that truly doesn’t want to leave anything behind. With a total capacity of 80 liters, this pack has an optimal carry weight between 20 and 60 pounds. It features perfect fit suspension for customized comfort without hassle, an HDPE frame sheet and waist belt, mesh back panel, waist belt, sternum strap, and dual light beam aluminum stays. It’s a top loading pack with a removable top lid and front pocket with convenient organization. 9. Arc’teryx Bora AR Click here for the lowest price on Amazon One of the most weatherproof packs on our list, the Arc’teryx Bora AR is a perfect pack for anyone that wants to use it in mountainous areas with high exposure to rain or snow. It has a total capacity of 63 liters, which is great for trips in the 4-7 day range. This pack features GridLock™ shoulder straps that adjust in both width and height for an extremely customizable fit. It also boasts a ventilated back panel, Thermo-molded Tegris frame sheet and aluminum stays, RotoGlide (patent pending) hip belt, and the ability to carry two ice axes. 10. Fjällräven Kaipak Click here for the lowest price on Amazon Fjällräven brings us this top-loading trekking pack designed for both short and long multi-day treks. With a capacity of 58 liters, the Kaipak is constructed from durable G-1000 Eco HeavyDuty ( 2 ) and includes a stowable rain cover. The pack also features a supportive carrying system with hip belt, an adjustable top lid with two pockets, side compression straps, multiple attachment points for trekking poles or ice axes, and hydration system compatibility. — Buyer’s Guide All these shiny new backpacks come with a wide variety of bells and whistles. When it comes to choosing a pack for you, however, we are going to focus our Buyer’s Guide on the two most critical factors: fit and capacity. Fit Fit largely depends on your body size. Most of the packs listed above are available in different sizes or offer adjustable features that make them usable for many body types and sizes. Generally, you want to find a pack that sits snugly on top of your iliac crest ( 3 ) and hugs your body without squeezing uncomfortably into your stomach when the hip belt is tightened. The two measurements that’ll help you when deciding which size pack to buy are your torso length and waist size. Waist size is pretty easy. Bust out that measuring tape and measure from your belly button around your back and back to your belly button. You can find your torso length by measuring from the base of your spine (which is right in line with the top of your iliac crest) up to the base of your neck where the large bony prominence protrudes. REI’s pack sizing guide ( 4 ) is a great resource to find the pack that’s right for your body size. Capacity Deciding how much space you need for all your gear can be one of the most difficult parts of buying a new pack. From experience, however, we can tell you that it’s not as complicated as we often make it. In most cases, it’ll boil down to the fact that, if you have space, you’ll use it. In other words, if you buy a 50-liter pack, you’ll find a way to fit everything you need into that space. On the other hand, if you buy an 80-liter pack, you’ll also find the extra gear to bring along and fill that space. That said, we typically recommend a pack capacity of 20-30 liters for single day or overnight trips, a capacity of 30-50 liters for a weekend (2-3 nights) trip, a capacity of 44-55 liters for a multi-day (2-5 nights) trip, and a capacity of more than 55 liters for extended (5+ nights) trips. Many thru-hikers, however, on the "Pacific Crest Trail" or Appalachian Trail actually don’t carry much larger than 40 to 50-liter packs. Over the course of a more than 2,000-mile journey, it’s actually better to be carrying less. But in deciding how much capacity you need, it’s also a good idea to take stock of the size of your current camping gear. If your sleeping bag, stove, and tent are quite sizeable, for example, then you might actually want an 80-liter pack just for an overnight adventure. Frequently Asked Questions Many of the oldest backpack manufacturing companies have been around since the early 1900s ( 5 ). Backpacks have changed a whole lot over more than a century, so we’ve put together a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" about backpacks to help you make the best choice possible. How do I pack my backpack correctly? The simplest answer to this question is that you want to start with your sleeping bag at the bottom and then insert medium weight items on top of that. The heaviest items (bear canister or food sack, typically) should go in the middle of the pack closest to your back. Around that, you can stuff smaller, lighter items. Larger, bulkier items are best strapped to the top, bottom, or sides of the pack. How do I keep my backpacking gear dry in the rain? Many packs come with stowable rain covers that can easily be thrown over your pack at the first signs of rain. If not, we highly recommend buying a rain cover that’s big enough for your pack. A little extra tip, however, is to line the inside of your pack with a thick trash compactor garbage bag. What is the difference between a frame and frame stays? Some of the fancier ultralight packs offer frame stays instead of a full backpack frame. Frame stays are typically one or two aluminum rods that fit into slots inside the back of a pack. The main benefit of frame stays is that they’re lighter than a full frame, but they can also be bent to customize to your body shape more easily than a full manufactured frame. What is a backpack brain? The brain of a backpack is also known as the top lid. This fits over the main compartment of the pack and usually offers one zippered pocket. On some packs, the brain can be detached to become a fanny or sling pack for day adventures. How do I use the straps on the outside of my backpack properly? The exterior straps of your pack provide attachment points for a variety of equipment. They should primarily be used for gear that’s too bulky or awkward to fit easily into the interior portion of your pack. What gear should I always have when backpacking? While this can obviously vary depending upon where you’re heading, how long you’ll be out for, and a number of other factors, a good ‘hiking essentials’ list includes items like a map and compass , sunscreen or sun protection, insulated clothing, a flashlight or headlamp , first aid kit , fire starter , multi-tool and/or repair kit, food, water, and shelter. Summary The best hiking backpacks offer the essential features without adding too much extra weight or add-ons that don’t really serve a purpose. We hope you’ve enjoyed the information in this review and we wish you the best of luck in buying your next pack!

5 Best Shooting Glasses STUNNING Reviews [Updated]

One of the most important, yet often overlooked piece of safety equipment for the shooting is shooting glasses. These crucial pieces of eyewear not only are designed to offer extensive protection from accidents caused by failed rounds or even worse, failed guns or ricochets, but also are often tinted to promote greater optical clarity and accuracy when shooting. Such a simple product should be relatively easy to make and sell, yet the market is awash with nearly identical competing products. This can make selecting a good pair of shooting glasses difficult, and choosing the quality from the junk can be difficult. My Favourite Wiley X Saber Advanced Remington T-72 Jackson Safety V30 Come with all 3 lenses Better contrast in foggy/misty conditions Great Fit, Tight and Secure Check Price Check Price Check Price Wiley X Saber Advanced Come with all 3 lenses Check Price My Favourite Remington T-72 Better contrast in foggy/misty conditions Check Price Jackson Safety V30 Great Fit, Tight and Secure Check Price Picking the best shooting glasses requires not only knowing what your particular needs are (do you wear glasses? Plan to hunt?) but also knowing if your shooting glasses are even made to common safety standards. We went ahead and went through hundreds of eye protection for shooting reviews, so you don’t have to. We want to make sure that your safety glasses are made with the common safety standards for shooting. The top 5 picked best shooting glasses color are for sure have passed our standard for safety. We make sure that question of yours: what are the best shooting glasses ? is answered right here. BEST SHOOTING GLASSES AND EYEWEAR 2019 That said, figuring out which are the best shooting glasses can be a difficult and confusing task. That is why we have put together a list of the 5 best shooting glasses, highlighting what each one does best. Then we provide a helpful buyer’s guide. 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These are nice glasses. Almost too nice, we argued over who got to take them home, which proves that the best eye protection for shooting can be stylish and affordable. The smoked wraparound UV blocking lenses, shatterproof construction, and extremely comfortable nylon frame sold us on these little gems of shooting glasses. As an added bonus, these can be had in much popular for shooting colors like amber, yellow and clear, ensuring that pretty much anyone can get the shooting glasses that work best for them. We looked these over with a mind for utility and durability since they are in that sweet spot of either a little too pricey for what they are or a good deal. We found that they are in fact a solid set of shooting glasses for the money and well worth adding to your range bag. As a downside, we think these may obscure too much peripheral vision for some shooters. The wraparound design is crucial for proper eye protection, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you have trouble with your peripheral vision, you probably want to take a look at some of the other shooting glasses we review here. However, if you spend a lot of time outdoors and need a more extreme lens design with UV protection, these will be just the ticket for you. All told, it’s hard to go wrong with these shooting glasses, especially with the multiple lens colors available. It is made with a polycarbonate lens that is ultra thick. You can find almost double thickness compared to standard safety glasses. Also, it comes with outstanding quality as you find best safety glasses for shooting. Pros Distortion free, gray/clear/rust lenses able to handle any tasks efficiently. Easy and simple to change the temple lenses. Perfectly work in the desert. Wonderful product at a great price. Cons Black glass not suitable for night use. Nose piece would be clear to make them invisible. Best anti fog shooting glasses Remington T-72 Shooting Glasses (Smoke Lens) Smoke Lens Lens provides 99.9% UV protection. Impact resistant polycarbonate lens meets or exceeds all ANSI Z87.1+... Wraparound lens provides unobstructed view. Scratch resistant hard coat lens Check Price We’ve all done it, in fact, every single one of us looking for the best eye protection for shooting has admitted to going out to the range without safety glasses. Some of us wear prescription lenses and rely on them more than is safe, while all of us admitted to just being lazy sometimes. However, laziness and cutting corners is a lousy and dangerous way to shoot, and it is fortunate that modern firearms are also incredibly safe. That is no excuse to not bring shooting glasses along, and the T-72 quickly became one of our favorites due to their high-quality construction, wraparound lenses and incredible levels of personal comfort when worn. The primary downside to these glasses is their clear color. It’s a well-known fact that amber or orange tinted lenses increase the contrast between objects, and can enhance shooting performance. Of course, not all shooters perceive things the same way, and not all circumstances call for tinted lenses. However, as long as the lack of tinting isn’t an issue, these affordable and highly rated glasses are some of the best eye protection for shooting when used at the range or out in the field while hunting. Another great use for these would be as spares and loaner glasses, because invariably when you get to the range, one of your buddies forgot something, so it never hurts to have spare safety gear. Grab one or two pairs and see how these well-made shooting glasses work for you. The reasonable price insists you consider Best Shooting Glasses for the money. Because it offers great protection compared to its cheap price. It is very flexible glass to serve your purpose. Pros Very comfortable glass and well fit into your nose and face. Smoke lens most for indoor activities also perfect for outdoor shooting and commuting. Plastic frame and soft rubber nose piece are good combinations. Protect your eyes 99.9% from UV rays and make safe. Cons The ear piece is not adjustable but well come off if you want to replace them. A Little bit flimsy but able to serve shooting purpose. Best safety glasses for shooting Jackson Safety V30 Nemesis Indoor/Outdoor Lens Safety... Sleek, sporty, flexible, lightweight design Soft-touch temples for added comfort Single lens wrap-around protection Includes free neck cord Available in reader style lenses Check Price Despite the high reviews, we weren’t sure if these would be some of the best eyewear protection for shooting that we’d run across. However, a quick trip to the range proved us wrong. These reasonably priced shooting glasses come in a convenient twelve pack, making them ideal for gun clubs, spaces for group shootings, Christmas stocking stuffers, or even something to markup a bit and sell in a gun store. They come in a nice assortment of colors and tints, ensuring that a shooter can get whatever color they like best, and offer both front and side protection, making them rather suitable as safety glasses on or off the range. Designed to meet ANSI standards for personal eye protection, these glasses are also bundled with a lanyard, adding to their functionality. Now while we gave them our seal of approval for the best eyewear protection for shooting, it is important to note that these are generic safety glasses first and shooting glasses somewhat second. They will work for shooting, and quite well, but the primary market is bulk purchasers like construction companies or shooting ranges. That said, if you need high-quality shooting glasses in bulk, and are after something a bit nicer and trendier than the usual run of the mill shooting glasses, by all means, grab a dozen or two of these. The cost per unit is low, and sometimes no amount of money in the world will buy back an eye injured in a shooting accident. It is suitable for both men and women. It is perfect for construction, manufacturing, gun shooting/shooting range. The reasonable price with best quality glass is the perfect combination to satisfying your needs. Pros Very comfortable glass and well fit into your nose and face. Smoke lens most for indoor activities also perfect for outdoor shooting and commuting. Plastic frame and soft rubber nose piece are good combinations. Protect your eyes 99.9% from UV rays and make safe. Cons The ear piece is not adjustable but well come off if you want to replace them. A Little bit flimsy but able to serve shooting purpose. Best color shooting glasses Radians SH500CS Shift Black Frame/Clear, Copper, Amber,... Field tested to ensure maximum performance and protection Manufactured in ISO-certified factories Comfortable and durable Country Of Origin : China Check Price The wonderful out looking Radians shift interchange shooting glasses have 5 identical lenses that perfectly fit for any conditions. It is able to provide you great pleasure for your range session. The 5 different color mirrors give you ultra protection from the different light condition. Green mirror lens is able to protect you from bright sunlight. The copper lens is for moderate light, an orange lens for limiting eye strain, amber light for increased visibility in low light conditions. The copper lens is also able to increase your depth perception. Clear lens is most suitable for night and indoor use. It can block 99.9% from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and beat ANSI Z87.1 standards. It is highly recommended to purchase this shooting glass. It is much nicer, bit expensive but worth investment and you find multiple lenses is the best glasses for shooting. It has slip resistance mechanism made with soft rubber-tipped temples. It comes with an essential kit including excellent carrying case, lens cloths, extra nose pieces and foam padded compartment Pros Fast and easy to changes the lenses as the condition changes. Smart case included. Very comfortable to wear this lens. Work great with ear muffs. Cons The case size needs to be improved need bit bigger size. Need to introduce vermilions/purple lens for optimal clarity for clays. Budget shooting glasses Duco Night-vision Glasses Polarized Night Driving Men's... 【DUCO POLARIZED YELLOW LENSES】 - Can reduce glare from the... 【Lens:TAC polarized lens, UV400 protection】It is impact resistance... 【BEST LIGHT ENHANCING LENS TINT (Pale Yellow Lenses)】 - Enhance... 【HOW TO TEST FOR POLARIZING GLASSES?】- 1--Put the glasses in front... 【30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE】 - All DUCO customers enjoy 30 Day... Check Price This particular glass is able to serve a wide range of purposes. It is a functional glass that helps you from night vision, prescription, sports cycling glasses. You can consider this glass as the best prescription shooting glasses on the market. Duco men’s shooting glasses for sporting clays have an anti-blue ray radiation protection mechanism. You can find this glass polarized glasses and protect up to UV400. It is excellent quality products with outstanding value for the money. It ensures maximum safety during driving time. You can use this glass for multipurpose for indoor and outdoor activities. The frame made of strong aluminum alloy ensure much stronger than the traditional metal frame. It is also very lightweight for your convenient use. It has night vision lens that able to reduce night driving glare and eye strain. It also has color clarity mechanism and optical definition. You can perfectly drive at night time, cloudy sky, rainy day or even foggy weather. Pros Will not be broken if the lens hits with a hammer. Offer 100% harmful sun’s UV rays protection. Impact resistance mechanism is installed with the lens. Anti-reflective lens for maximum comfort. Cons The driving night glare mechanism needs to be improved. Anti-reflection coating needs to be installed properly next time. "Best Shooting Glasses" – Buyer’s Guide How to select the Best shooting glasses? Not only do shooting glasses provide eye protection but they as well enhance a shooter’s or hunter’s view of their target. This is why it is a mandatory for shooters participating in a shooting competition to wear impact resistant glasses. Since there are hundreds of shooting safety glasses available in the market, choosing the best can be challenging. In the next paragraph, we have highlighted some of the vital features and factors you should consider in selecting the top shooting glasses for your purpose or designated environment. Why should you choose Best Shooting Glasses? All right, here’s the honest thing. Accident happens before you knew it. How many hunters you know have been eye damaged out of muzzle flash? How many have burned their eyes from the devastating blow of powder? Hope you knew no one, but the fact is there are many hunters out there that are hit accidentally by a ricochet, or even an errant birdshot. Your eyes are needed to be protected as much as every vital part in your body. If earmuffs are made for your hearing protection, then prescription shooting glasses are designed for your sight protection, make use of it. Make sure the eyewear you will buy is a perfect fit for your head size. This will also protect your eyes from excess cartridges are ejected from the weaponry you are carrying. Aside from having a guaranteed protection from shooting in the actual field, it also supports and protects your sight, while you’re out there looking for a target. In the shootingaz, there will always be environmental hazards. Trust us, we experienced encountering a tough twig that has left me and my friends scars on our faces. What’s we highly thank for that day, is that we wore our best shooting glasses, so instead of the twigs damaging our eyes, it went to our faces. What angle we want you to look at is that in the shootingaz, it will be a wooded area. Saw real forest on a movie? That’s what we’re talking about. The stray leaves, branches, twigs, and dust can damage your eyes. Our biggest tip, always make use of your shooting glasses. Also, when cleaning your gun, it’s always a safety tip that you wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes from the cleaning springs and solvents from the gun that may come loose. All right, so aside from these reasons we have laid out for you, we also wanted you to know that the shooting glasses are important for they can help you target better. The thing is, some glasses can produce quality contrast when shooting. For instance, if you bought yellow glasses, they will turn the white on a black and white target yellow, thus improving the shooter’s accuracy and precision. The step that is very crucial for you to take is not to read a lot of best glasses for shooting reviews , but to select a perfect shooting glasses that will suit perfectly based on your head size and the contrast color you need for better shooting. Impact-resistant safety glasses First of all, shooting glasses should be impact resistant. This feature comes with the lenses and it is rated by several agencies. The most notable rating agency is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It recommends at least a rating of Z87.1 plus (ANSI Z871+). Also, the glasses should be designed in a way that ensures they cover much of your eyes. Furthermore, a great and common feature found in almost all shooting safety glasses is that they are made from polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate is a strong material and ensures the longevity of the glasses. In addition, every type is able to offer at least 99.9% protection from dangerous UVA-UVB light. What colour’s of Shooting glasses should I get? For greater performance of the shooting glasses, lens tints can be a crucial factor. Different colors or tints play different roles and are applied in varying environments by hunters or shooters as discussed below: Orange safety glasses: the orange tint helps to bar out blue light and haze and in the long run giving a better orange target. It is suitable for shooting orange clay targets and is used by many shooters. Pale yellow: the role of this tint is to brighten and contrast colors in low level lighting, which can be used at sunrise, sunset or in the evenings under artificial light. Similar to orange, this tint can be found in many protective glasses. Medium yellow lens: it is suitable for contrasts in dim light or when overcast. It is also desirable for enhancing orange clay targets. Clear: Colorless or clear tints come with a mirror coating that lowers glare and reflects light. It is ideal for use in both indoor and outdoor areas. Light purple: this color provides a clear contrast to the orange of the target. It emphasizes on a background of tall trees, as it is likely to dampen the green of the foliage and at the same time better the orange of the clay target. Dark purple: It works perfectly in snow and at a place with bright sunlight as it highly betters orange in the sky and lowers glare. Cooper polarized: this tint is suitable for shooting when there is bright sunlight and the target lies on a green background. This is because the blue light is blocked and contrast increased Brown lens: this tint is ideal for game hunters as it identifies the brown color of game birds and reduces light. It is used mostly during bright days when there is too much of a glare against an open background Grey/smoke safety glasses: this is another commonly used tint. It blocks glare and is ideal for using in the bright light area. Vermillion: this is a widely used tint which performs outstandingly in poorly lit backgrounds, like in the presence of trees. It is great for any person with red to green color blindness. Conclusion Shooting glasses don’t need to be complicated or uncomfortable. Modern eye protection is both affordable and easy to wear and is made to accommodate every imaginable sort of setting and need, from active combat in the Mid East to an afternoon shooting at cans with an air rifle or a pistol. There are published standards that help keep you safe and ensure you are buying a quality product that will actually protect your eyes in case of an accident, and any number of colored lenses that will enhance your shooting experience or simply make it more comfortable. Modern synthetic materials have given us lightweight and easy wearing frames and lenses, and top-notch shooting glasses are available to fit any budget and any price point. If you are shopping for your first set of shooting glasses or simply looking to get a new or even better set, we’ve got the best shooting glasses right here for you to look over! 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SIG SAUER Inc. , the shooting industry’s leading complete systems provider, announces the debut of multiple new products as well as highly anticipated line extensions across its firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors and airgun divisions at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 110 new product variations set to be unveiled, attendees are encouraged to visit the SIG SAUER booth (#12240) to see firsthand the company’s impressive lineup of world-class firearms and on-gun accessories.