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TFB Christmas Gift Idea – Bandai – Star Wars PG 1/72 Millennium Falcon (A New Hope) Model Kit

December 10th, 2017

Yeah, you’re going to see a lot of Star Wars on here in the coming weeks, what with Episode VIII coming out (very) soon, and Disney pumping out the licensed products like clockwork.

Anyway, Bandai Japan is releasing a meticulously-detailed 1/72 scale model of the Mellinium Falcon under their ‘Perfect Grade’ series, which is their line of meticulously-detailed plastic model kits. Made of ABS plastic, the kit is based on “thorough research of the 67-inch studio model used in [A New Hope]”. That translates to photo-etched parts, water-transfer decals, and an LED unit which illuminates the engines, landing gear, cockpit, and boarding ramp. It also includes seated Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, and C-3PO figurines.

The best part? No glue required!

The price? Four Benjamins, but this is a hobby-grade, highly-detailed model, so that price isn’t unexpected.

You can get one here: www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/64761

SPARTANAT – Do It With Style: MultiCam Bow Tie

December 9th, 2017

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Danish, you have to melt on your tongue: Taktisk Butterfly og Lommetørklæde fra Tardigrade Tactical. This means “Tactical black bow tie and matching handkerchief from Tardigrade Tactical”. Great idea, so you can also send a small tactical signal during the opera visit in a tuxedo. Or in civilian professional life. Ideally you have to wear it in front of the Christmas tree. Extremely tacticool! HERE are black bow tie and handkerchief to have: inf-wear.dk/da/gaveideer-og-gavekort/3407-tardigrade-tactical-tacticool-bow-tie

TARDIGRADE TACTICAL im Internet: www.tardigradetactical.dk
INF WEAR im Internet: inf-wear.dk
SPARTANAT. www.spartanat.com

This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

World War Z Video Game Teaser Trailer

December 8th, 2017

At first, I was kind of excited about the prospect of a World War Z game. Max Brooks’ take on zombie lore is pretty good, until it became painfully apparent the game is actually based on that crappy Brad Pitt movie.

Oh well…

Death Stranding – The Game Awards Premier

December 7th, 2017

So, uh, yeah… that’s totally a Kojima game, all right.

Black Rifle Coffee Company Introduces Instant Coffee

December 6th, 2017

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BRCC’s new Instant Sticks allow you to take your favorite coffee anywhere. These pouches of instant coffee are a robust blend of Colombian and Asian coffee with a full body flavor, a touch of acidity, and a smooth finish. Mix with 5-8 oz of hot water and stir for kickass coffee in seconds!

www.blackriflecoffee.com/products/instant-stick

This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

Columbia X Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Collection

December 5th, 2017

This isn’t the first time Columbia partnered up with Disney to produce a line of Star Wars-inspired garb, but with a new Star Wars movie out later this month, and it being Winter and all, the timing is appropriate.

This time, the three pieces – Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket, Han Solo Echo Base Parka, and Leia Organa Echo Base Jacket, are even closer to their film counterparts than the previous Rogue One collection, which were jackets more clearly “inspired” by the film than modeled after costumes within the film. You could almost pass these off as cosplay-grade apparel; overt Columbia branding aside.

Like the last collection, these jackets are limited, and expensive, and will surely sell out shortly after they go live, because Star Wars.

At the time of writing, there’s roughly 48 hours before they go for sale on Columbia’s website, so eyeball that clock closely if you want one of these for yourself:

www.columbia.com/starwars

3COIL Design – Puna And Crane Knives On Kickstarter

December 4th, 2017

3COIL Design is a “London based fashion and product design studio”, who have started a Kickstarter campaign for a couple of EDC tools, the Puna and Crane Knife.

The Puna

The Puna features a design overtly reminiscent of a modern day AR-15-like rifle. The upper receiver portion removes from the lower receiver, functioning as a tool knife with a scalpel blade. The blade is easily replaceable using the included ‘suppressor’ micro screwdriver, while two interchangeable magazines function as a Flathead and Phillips head screwdriver, respectively.

As a happy accident, the Puna also fuctions as a proper bottle opener.

The Puna comes in a slick aluminum case, roughly the size of a business card, laid out with all the separate components, including spare blades. As a bonus, the top lid is pocketed, and can be used to store business cards, and other like-sized items.

The Crane

The Crane, a bit more pedestrian when compared to the showy Puna, is, as claimed by 3COIL, the smallest folding scalpel blade in the world. Made of stainless steel with a silver color, it features a non-locking, spring-loaded mechaism, an open length of 3.7″, and utilizes a No.11 Scalpel blade. The Crane is normally made only in extremely limited numbers by 3COIL, and this is the first time they’re doing a full production run.

Check out the link below for more information on 3COIL and the Kickstarter campaign for the Puma and Crane knife:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/762512577/3coil-worlds-smallest-folding-scalpel-blade-multi

SIG Sauer – Chocolate MPX

December 3rd, 2017

As part of their ongoing Six Days Of SIG deal, SIG Sauer revealed a solid chocolate replica of the SIG MPX for sale on their webstore. To be specific, it’s 2 lbs. of milk chocolate, and SIG assures it’s 50 states legal, so if you’re in a restricted state, have at it.

www.sigsauer.com/store/mpx-chocolate-gun

Centerpoint Archery Expands Best-Selling and Award Winning Sniper Crossbow Series, Come See it at ATA 2018, Booth #5113

December 2nd, 2017

Bloomfield, NY – November 30, 2017 – Building on the success of the best-selling Centerpoint Sniper Crossbow, Centerpoint is now introducing an expanded package with even more value and performance at an extreme value. The new Sniper Elite Whisper™ has the same outstanding performance as the original Sniper, sending arrows down range at 370 fps, but the new Sniper Elite Whisper™ features the Whisper Silencing System™ package with integrated string suppressors and silencers for an even quieter shot. It also features a Centerpoint 4 x 32mm scope, a fully adjustable AR-Style butt stock and an adjustable fore-grip with oversized finger guards, delivering a customized and comfortable fit.

“The new Sniper Elite Whisper crossbow is a homerun. It is packed with features typically found on higher retail crossbows. By upgrading the Sniper 370 with the Whisper silencing System, a pass through rubberized Foregrip, a compact parallel quiver, and oversized stirrups, CenterPoint has raised the bar for an affordable, top performing crossbow,” says CenterPoint Archery Director, Andy Fulton. “This bow provides an affordable option for the hunter looking for a feature rich value when choosing a crossbow.”

The Sniper Elite Whisper 370 will be displayed at the Centerpoint booth # 5113 at the ATA show in January 2018. Centerpoint will also display a patent-pending mechanical cocking aid that will work with the original Sniper as well as the Sniper Elite Whisper.

About Crosman

Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the Centerpoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or contact Jay Duncan at jduncan@crosman.com.

XM42-M – Modular Flamethrower

December 1st, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we have truly reached the pinnacle of tacticool; a flamethrower… with M-LOK rails!

Completely civilian legal (barring state and local laws), the XM42-M is an update to the XM42 personal flamethrower that debuted a couple years back. Upgrades include a sleek new look with billet aluminum construction, ambidextrous torch, a built-in voltage display, M-LOK rails, replaceable nozzle, and…

You can take the on-board tank off, and replace it with a 3 gallon backpack.

Check out more info at the official page: http://xm42.com/

ITS Morale Patch Ornament Hangers

November 30th, 2017

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Spice up your Christmas tree this year with all your favorite morale patches! The ITS Morale Patch Ornament Hangers are double-sided loop hangers that allow you to display all your hook-backed morale patches alongside your standard ornaments.
Available in a set of three, the ITS Morale Patch Ornament Hangers feature a 2” round circle, a 3” wide x 2” tall rectangle and a custom 2.5” wide x 3.5” ITS Shield shape. Each set also includes three 8” strips of black polyester ribbon to hang each of them in your tree! (they’ll also accept standard ornament hanger hooks)

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Features:
• Double-Sided Loop Shapes with Embroidered Borders
• Each Set Includes One Each of the Round, Rectangular and ITS Shield Shape
• Three 8” Strips of Black Polyester Ribbon Included for Hanging (or use your own standard hooks)

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store.itstactical.com/its-morale-patch-ornament-hangers

Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer

November 29th, 2017

10 years and 18 movies, all leading up to a giant, purple Josh Brolin beating a bunch of super heroes around with his golden pimp glove for two hours straight.

Yeah, it’s going to be pretty neat.

Avengers: Infinity War releases May 4th, 2018, which, coincidentally is known as Star Wars Day (May the fourth… get it?). Interesting play by Disney on that one.

BFG Stockings “Tactical Santa Socks”

November 28th, 2017

These Berry compliant stockings are made from genuine 500D CORDURA. Each is approximately 15″ long and 5.5″ in diameter. erfect amount of stocking stuffers including a Vickers Sling in and still hang securely by the sewn external loop. The top is made of 1.5″ loop field for morale patches because if it didn’t have patches – these would just be “Santa Socks”.

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The BFG Stocking is available in two colors – Multicam with Sand loop field at the top or Coyote Brown with the rare ATAC-S Arid loop field.

Supplies are extremely limited – these are the last of the BFG Stockings!

www.blueforcegear.com/bfg-stockings

New Zealand Police Recruitment Video

November 27th, 2017

The New Zealand Police released an amusing new recruitment video, that kind of reminds me of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz. Unfortunately, it’s been taken down via a copyright claim on YouTube, so you’ll have to click the image above to view it on the official NZ Police Facebook page.

www.newcops.co.nz

How to make a Quadcopter Drone From Cardboard

November 26th, 2017

YouTube Channel SKM shows off how to make a quadrotor drone from cardboard. Well, specifically ,a model of a quadrotor drone; this one doesn’t work as a drone as-si.

Still, a good DIY project is a good DIY project, after all.

Win a Chance to Tee Off With Military Veterans, Actor/Comedian Rob Riggle and Raise Money for the Semper Fi Fund

November 25th, 2017

Los Angeles, CA — November 11, 2017 — Leading media brand for the military-veteran community We Are The Mighty (WATM) and Marine Corps veteran, actor, comedian and ‘golf aficionado’ Rob Riggle have teamed up to offer a unique auction item for Charitybuzz.com. The winning bidder and a guest will have the exclusive opportunity to play in a foursome at We Are The Mighty’s 2nd Annual Rob Riggle InVETational celebrity-veteran golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund . The priceless package for this private event is available beginning Veterans Day (November 11th) and runs through Tuesday, November 30, 2017.

The 2nd Annual Rob Riggle InVETational pairs veteran and celebrity teams with civilians to contend for the lowest scores and most laughs, while raising funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund, one of our nation’s most respected veteran nonprofits, providing immediate and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members from all branches of the military and their families.

Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years. Up next, Riggle takes his first dramatic turn opposite Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Peña Lionsgate’s Horse Soldiers. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Horse Soldier s follows 12 Special Forces immediately sent to Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Riggle will play Max Bowers, an Army Colonel who Riggle actually worked under in real life during his tour in Afghanistan from 2001-2002 when Bowers was the commanding officer of the 3 rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.

While Riggle has made audiences around the world laugh with his comedic talents, he also has served as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Initially joining the Marine Corps at the age of 19 in 1990, Riggle rose through the ranks and has served in various countries including Liberia, Albania, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve and served 23 years total, 9 years active duty, 14 years in the reserves earning over 22 medals and ribbons. For more information on the 2nd Annual Rob Riggle InVETational, please visit www.InVETational.com.

K Bar Soap Co

November 24th, 2017

The K Bar Soap Co is a Veteran-owned and operated company that produces, well, soap. But not just any soap. This is bar soap, pressed into a mold and made to look like a Mk 2 fragmentation grenade. Plus, K bar Soap comes in a wide variety of different scents; above is ‘Napalm in the AM’, and other choices include:

  • Reveille
  • Opha Mae
  • Salt Dog
  • and more.

    You can pick up some K Bar Soap Co via the link below:

    www.kbarsoapco.com

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 23rd, 2017

    Did you have a good Turkey day? Tell us about it in the comment section. Oh, and enjoy this completely unrelated clip from the greatest gangster movie never made:

    Noveske Rifleworks Announces New Rifle Model And New Gen 4 Receiver Set

    November 22nd, 2017

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    GRANTS PASS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Noveske Rifleworks is proud to announce the Ghetto Blaster Rifle — the introductory rifle configuration on our new Gen 4 platform. This lightweight rifle (5.25lbs in the short configuration) features a customized version of our new Gen 4 receiver set, collapsible stock and Noveske Rail system (MLOK or Keymod option). Adapted to accept a collapsible stock, the receiver set also includes ambidextrous controls, flared mag well, and new geometry relative to our Gen 3 set. Additionally, the rifle features a Magpul grip, adjustable gas block, and Geissele SD-E trigger. We teamed up with Kevin Brittingham and his team at Q to incorporate the collapsible stock and BCG in this rifle.

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    At launch, there will be three configurations available for pre-order:
    7.94” 5.56 Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
    7.94” 300BLK Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
    16” 5.56 CHF barrel, w/15” NHR

    Other configurations available in Q1 2018 include: Suppressed 300BLK Model (Ghetto Blaster NSD), as well as 10mm.

    Pre-sale starts today!

    noveske.com/ghettoblaster

    Air Venturi Releases 4 New Interactive Target Systems

    November 21st, 2017

    CLEVELAND, OHIO (November 22, 2017) Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands, is announcing the release of four new interactive target systems. These new offerings are designed to create dynamic shooting sessions to airgunners everywhere with targets that feature a combination of spinning paddles, noise-generating steel, and resettable shooting challenges.

    “Considering the hours of trigger time airgunners use to gain proficiency, creating some exciting new targets makes sense and gives shooters what they want.” says Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development. “Shooters want something more exciting than soda cans, and these targets have something for every airgunner.”

    The four new targets include:

    Cowboy Action Diamond Gong Airgun Target: This ⅛” thick diamond shaped steel plate will be recognizable to SAA shooters everywhere. Each hit provides a satisfying clang as it sends your BBs and pellets safely into the ground.

    The Medusa: This Texas Star like challenge finds its roots in Greek Mythology, inspired by the dreaded Gorgon monster. This resettable target lets you shoot down its 9 spinning “snakes” and reset them without leaving the bench.

    Crazy Eights Target: A classic firearm target redesigned as the ultimate airgun target. Hit all eight of the hanging paddles with a reaction you can see and hear. Once all eight are on the reset bar, shoot the release paddle to drop back into the action.

    Dueling Tree Target: This target lets shooters go head-to-head against their favorite shooting partner in a contest of speed and accuracy. Featuring six target paddles, the first shooter to shoot down all three paddles on their side wins.

    For additional information on the new Air Venturi interactive targets, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253.

    Nikon SWAG Now Available

    November 20th, 2017

    Melville, NY (November 21, 2017) ­- Nikon Sport Optics has announced the availability of a new line of logo apparel on its website for hunters and shooters. The comfortable and stylish gear is designed for everyday wear and made of quality, long lasting materials.
    In addition to the new clothing items, an all-new homepage has also been launched on the company site, nikonsportoptics.com, that features added learn-and-explore topics to engage visitors.

    TenCate Advanced Armour launches world’s first body armour plate system adaptable to different threat levels at Milipol

    November 19th, 2017

    TenCate Advanced Armour is pleased to announce the launch of its new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate and the additional Operator and Breacher plates. The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light is an ultra-light plate providing protection against NIJ level III+AK47MSC in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 at only 720 g and can accommodate the Operator or Breacher plate to increase the protection level to 5.56×45 SS109 or AP ammunition up to NIJ level IV respectively.

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a new threat compliant body armour system that can be easily adapted to accommodate different threat levels within the same system by using add on plates to the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate. The two modular add on plates can be accommodated in a carrier system and be inserted or extracted to optimise the protection level of the complete system. The new body armour system is especially relevant for units operating in zones with alternating threat levels such as special forces and infantry operating in urban environments.

    The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate is by itself up to 25% lighter than currently marketed AK47MSC plates and reflects TenCate Advanced Armour’s commitment to decrease individual operator load while providing essential protection. The complementary plates offered in the system leverages the protective capability of the Basic Light plate to reach a protection level against higher classified threats. This provides the individual operator the possibility to tailor ballistic protection level on a mission-by-mission requirement, equips the individual operator for a broader range of operations, and decreases the need for units to inventory plates for specific operational requirements.

    “I am very proud to see the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system a reality” said Cyril Veillat, Business Director, personal protection segment. He adds “the personal protection market is highly competitive. Being able to develop a plate that decreases the weight for the baseline AK47MSC plate by up to 25% is remarkable even with today’s materials available. But the setup with the complementary plates is what distinguishes this system from anything seen before. The possibility for the individual soldier to adapt his plate holds great promises for increasing individual soldier survivability across the board, and this is what we work hard for.”

    TenCate Advanced Armour will showcase the new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system including the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light, Operator, and Breacher plates on stand E200, Hall 6, at Milipol 2017. The new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system will be one of several new personal protection solutions TenCate Advanced Armour will present at the show. The show will be held from 21-24 November in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

    TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S. is a major provider of survivability systems for large multi-year government programmes with capabilities to provide protection solutions across land systems, naval and marine, and aerospace sectors as well as a tier one provider of personal protection products (P3) for police departments, special forces, and large-scale governmental programmes. TenCate Advanced Armour is an OEM-independent entity that can partner with government and industry to analyse, advise, design, integrate, develop, manufacture, and manage survivability programmes across life cycles.

    TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S., Primarette, France, Thursday, November 16, 2017.

    www.tencateadvancedarmor.com

    RIVETING ACTION-PACKED THRILLER TAKES READERS ACROSS CONTINENTS AND CENTURIES

    November 18th, 2017

    What would you do if you could go back in time and change history, for the better? Where you would you even start? That is the very issue the U.S. military is faced with in the new thriller novel by J.K. Kelly, *Found in Time* (Oct. 2017).

    In today’s complex world, the military can use all the help they can get fighting against the enemy. When a new top-secret weapon is revealed – the ability to travel back in time – the options for fighting against the forces of evil from any time period now comes into play.

    Major J.J. Jackson, a highly decorated U.S. Marine whose focus in life is to seek and destroy terrorists, is tasked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to test this revolutionary technology that promises the U.S. military a political edge over foreign and domestic threats. But when Jackson goes rogue and travels back in time to ask a higher power to save the woman he loves, everyone’s lives are changed forever.

    General Dick Stewart oversees the program they are hiding from a contentious White House and the CIA. As a supporter of Jackson’s career – ever since the death of the younger man’s parents – Stewart must watch his own back as he tries to look after the Jackson and his eclectic group of patriots.

    For Jackson’s team of six men and women, time travel becomes their magic bullet. But when a new American president comes under siege, those who were “found in time” must lock and load. The team will need to ratchet up their aggression to defeat the most dangerous enemies the country has ever seen and this time, on American soil.

    “*Found in Time* not only takes readers to fascinating places all over the world during some of the most critical events history, but it also ties in the fast-paced excitement of the U.S. military fighting against the evils of the world in a way unlike every before – across centuries *and *continents,” says Kelly.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
    J.K. KELLY knows what fast-paced action is all about. Before his career as a novel author, he worked in the high-speed world of professional motorsports. While attending Penn State University he spent weekends at auto races across the country and wrote feature stories and a column for national publications like Car Craft and Super Stock. He was a Public Relations Director for Darrell Waltrip and the Gatorade 88 NASCAR Team. He went on to work with VP Racing Fuels for nearly three decades as their Regional Manager for Europe and much of North America. His job took him all around the world, which became an inspiration behind his action-packed writing that takes readers across continents and keeps them on the edge of their seats.

    Kelly has since opted out of the corporate world to enjoy quality time with his family and to pursue his writing. Found In Time is his debut novel and he is currently working on the sequel. Kelly is also putting the finishing touches on an intriguing and adventurous work of non-fiction set in the fast-paced world of international motorsport.

    Connect with J.K. Kelly on Twitter (@JKKellyBooks) and on his website, www.jkkelly.com.

    Reminder: The Punisher Netflix Series Released Today

    November 17th, 2017

    So, yeah, go watch it. The buzz has been positive.

    Bushnell Announces New Elite Tactical XRS II

    November 16th, 2017

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – November 15, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces an enhanced level of precision and performance with a new Elite Tactical flagship riflescope – the XRS II.

    Delivery of precise rounds at extreme distances requires skills honed through rigorous practice. It also demands optics that are crafted to be precision tools. The XRS II is crafted to the most exacting standards to lead the Elite Tactical line of precision optics and perform at distances that were once unimaginable.

    Delivering stunning edge-to-edge clarity in any condition with ED Prime glass, plus an impressive 4.5-30x zoom and wide 50mm objective lens, the XRS II is purpose-built to easily acquire targets more than 1,000 yards distant. Water, fog, dust and debris are no match for the exclusive, patented, EXO Barrier protective lens coating.

    “Military, law enforcement and competitive shooters demand precision,” said Bryan Parrish, Elite Tactical Product Manager for Bushnell. “The XRS II delivers it in spades. This optic is purpose-built for extreme ranges under the harshest conditions.”

    The XRS II comes with a removable Throw Lever for quick magnification changes and features a locking diopter that won’t budge.

    “The XRS II is precision incarnate,” said Parrish. “Making adjustments is as simple as it is accurate, with a locking windage turret and an elevation turret featuring the RevLimiter Zero Stop, which will not turn past zero. It offers 10 MILs of adjustment per revolution.”

    Available in grey, black and flat dark earth with the Bushnell exclusive G3 reticle, the XRS II is also available in Horus H59 reticle and TRMR3 reticle configurations.

    Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit bushnell.com/all-products/rifle-scopes/xrs-ii.