MAC talking about the new Targetvision Camera System [CORRECTION]

For those of you who have been long time readers of the Gearsofguns.com Blog know we have reviewed in the past, the Bullseye camera system which is very similar to this. I would love to get my hands on the Targetvision system  to test out and compare to the the Bullseye camera system.

The one thing I would like to know is if the camera is high definition. When I spoke with Bullseye out at SHOT 2014 they assured me they were upgrading their camera to full HD resolution. I haven’t been in contact with them since to see if that has happened yet but I know that is one of the upgrades I wanted when first testing Bullseyes system out.

The whole Targetvision system is contained in the box and in the tube.  MAC brings up the point a few times that you do not have antennas up in the air and that the whole camera package is very small.

The price points are [CORRECTION]

500 yard Bullseye camera system: $449

1 mile Bulleyes Camera System: $549 for the 1000 yard + $199 for the Antenna Upgrade  (Total: $749)

The Bullseye camera works great and has a lower price tag.

 

The Targetvision camera system sells only one camera which they claim can reach well over a mile. Price for that system is $1295

 

The two systems truly are the next gen in bench shooting spotting scopes.

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What do you do when you are injured and cannot work?

For those of you who have met me in real life might know I am injury prone. So, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to say I have done it again. A pesky old shoulder injury has flared back up and made life miserable.  Since I have been held up from being able to be on the range, a few things have fallen by the wayside. I have to look at the recovery time as a blessing and a curse. A curse as most would think, because I am limited on what I can do.  I also see it as a blessing, because I can use the recovery time to train off hand with laser trainers, get more organized and plan for the future. I am happy to say I should be healed up in the next few weeks.  I will then be back to my favorite “me time” … What you’re missing….

Reblog: Gun Review: CMMG Mk9 Pistol/Upper Group, 9mm PDW

A friend of the GEARs Crew has been interested in ARs chambered pistol calibers and I thought this review posted over at Thefirearmblog.com was worth the read.

 

Wordpress Reblog: Gun Review: CMMG Mk9 Pistol/Upper Group, 9mm PDW

Specifications:

The Mk9 upper is made of forged 7075-T6 aluminum, and is chambered in 9mm, with a 9″ barrel made of nitrided 4140 chrome-moly steel in a 1:10″ twist.  It is a simple, pure blowback operating system. Those who plan to use suppressors or muzzle devices on the Mk9 should be advised that the barrel is threaded in 1/2″-36 – this is the case with almost all 9mm AR-style carbines, perhaps due to the significant risk that a user might accidentally install a .223 muzzle device with 1/2″x28 threads onto a 9mm upper, which could be dangerous. Accordingly, if you plan to use a suppressor, you may have to obtain a thread adapter (I recommend a 1/2″x36 to tri-lug adapter, if you can locate it) or get a new piston/sleeve for your suppressor if it has interchangeable pistons (and be sure to install a fixed barrel adapter if your suppressor has a Nielsen device).

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POLL: What is your MAIN sight you use on your go to MSR?

DSCN0951 POLL: What is your MAIN sight you use on your go to MSR?

While in the gun shop this past week I overheard a conversation between a new AR-15 owner and his friend asking about what his main optic should be.

I have been asked this question a lot over the years and I always ask them a few questions before I give them my opinion.

  1. How often do you plan to shoot this rifle?
  2. You have just dropped $1000+ on a rifle what is your optic budget? Also what other accessories do you plan to use on this rifle and what is your budget for that?
  3. What kind of shooting do you intend to do with this rifle? Bench rest (distance), short range (100yds max/ home defense) or a mix of both?
  4. Do you plan on taking any shooting classes with this rifle?

After hearing their responses I have a better idea as to what kind of shooter they are and what they might want.

What kind of questions do you ask yourself before you make a decision on your optic choice?