Night-vision devices (NVDs) are increasingly available and affordable. One can find everything from products barely qualifying as toys through military-grade thermal optics at a variety of retailers, at prices ranging from less than $100 (for the toys) to the price of a fairly nice car (for the high-end thermal stuff).
The Turkish firearm-manufacturing industry has been around for a long time, dating back to when the Ottoman Empire was a superpower. In recent years, it seems like the Turkish gun industry is on a bit of a come-up, exporting hundreds of thousands of guns each year to the United States, especially the Canik TP9 line of pistols.
DeSantis recently introduced the Mini Scabbard holster for the new Kimber R7 Mako.
Between magnified riflescopes, electro-optics and plain ol’ iron sights, today’s rifle shooters can pretty much take care of everything from the muzzle to several thousand yards (or meters) away. Picking one setup for a narrow range of distances is no problem, but it gets trickier when you need to skin several cats at once.
Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.
Now Hawke Optics is building on the success of their new line of its red dots and reflex sights and is coming out with a new Red Dot Riser with Quick Release.
Attaching a red-dot sight to a handgun is plenty useful, though choosing the right sight and footprint can be more than a little confusing.