2021 New Optics Guide

2021 New Optics Guide

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

2021 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision Optics

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including new thermal & nightvision optics. 

Review: Trijicon IR-Patrol Thermal Monocular

Yes, thermal optics are expensive, but they can be an invaluable tool for home security and much more.

First Look: Pulsar Thermion XM30 3.5-14X Thermal Riflescope

Pulsar recently introduced the new XM30 3.5-14X thermal riflescope, which blends advanced technology with convenience and rugged reliability.

Blaser Group Acquires Liemke Thermal Optics

Blaser Group, official U.S. importer for iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer, as well as Minox and English gunmaker John Rigby, has acquired Liemke Thermal Optics.

First Look: Pulsar Axion XM30S Thermal Vision Monocular

Pulsar recently introduced the Axion XM30S, a thermal vision monocular with an incredible range of features.

First Look: Pulsar Thermion XQ50 & XQ38 Thermal Riflescopes

Pulsar recently introduced the XQ50 & XQ38 thermal riflescopes, both of which deliver a premium shooting experience for users.

First Look: Pulsar Thermion XG50 Thermal Riflescope

Pulsar recently introduced its latest optic, the Thermion XG50 Thermal Riflescope.

How Thermal Optics Work

The night is no longer to be feared. With infrared imaging technology, also known as thermal optics, darkness is your boon companion.

SIG Sauer Academy Partners with FLIR for Training

To bolster law-enforcement and military experience with night-vision equipment, SIG Sauer Academy worked with FLIR to develop its Night Vision Operator course.

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