Second Zero and .300 AAC/Blackout
It took me long enough. Yes, I can be slow to jump on the bandwagon of a new caliber. It’s not like there have been a few end-all wonder rounds that have leaped onto the scene and just as quickly disappeared or relegated to oddball status forever. The .300 AAC roun...
It’s Friday morning in Utah at the 2021 Rocky Mountain Airgun Challenge and the sound of airgun pellets banging steel is music to the ears. The wind is howling through the valley of the Utah mountains South of Salt Lake which intensifies the challenge across the different stages. The roar of a squad and spectators and the compilation of smiles when a competitor pulls out a close win is joyous.
Pistol Red Dots for 2022
-Thursday, June 16, 2022
With pistol optics on the rise, even the most basic entry-level handguns seem to be coming pre-milled to accept one. At the same time, the iron sight crowd is taking notice and considering making the switch by mounting an option to their favorite match or CCW equipment. Since pistol optics will not be for everybody, many are looking for an affordable option to test the waters that won’t let them down in the performance department. Whenever this scenario presents itself, Axeon always seems to jump right on it and, for 2022 introduced two exciting micro pistol red dots that won’t break the bank.
I’ll have to admit that I do love red-dot and other electronic gun sights, but I detest looking for an oddball battery in a pinch. Ok, the common CR2032 isn’t that oddball of a battery, but it’s not a battery that I typically have a box of laying around the house. I keep a stock of AA, AAA, and CR123A batteries on hand to keep my flashlights, camera strobes, and other household electric items functioning whenever I need them. The flat nickel sized battery that powers most red dot sights– not so easy to stockpile. Locally, these batteries are only sold in a two-pack and a little on the pricey side for what they are.
While looking through some pictures on my computer the other day, I ran across a few images of an optic that I fondly remember taking home for a run down. The optic in question was the 1-6X24 Low Power Variable Optic. Like most things I love, it is not an overly complicated device. It’s robust, simple, and dependable.
Axeon Prism 3XRD
-Thursday, March 31, 2022
There is an estimated 33% of the population that have astigmatism. Maybe a funny way to start off a blog entry, but if you have this optical inconvenience, you know exactly why prism optics with etched reticles are coveted by shooters. Besides a traditional magnified scope, they are the only electronic sight that doesn’t flare out when you take aim.
Everyone sets up their home defense guns differently. Some use Less Lethal; others use shotguns, pistols or rifles. Different guns all have different purposes and depending on where you live and your skill level, one might work better for you than another. Your home defense gun needs to work for you and your purpose. My home protection gun is currently a GLOCK 19 Gen 5, a compact 9mm pistol. It lives in a small safe in the bedroom.
Everywhere you look these days you see electronic sights on all sorts of firearms. Electronic red dots or similar gun sights are notable in that they have, primarily, one huge positive going for them– they improve user interface with a firearm. If you can improve your fit and interface with a firearm, you can be more accurate, you can be faster, and those two things make you want to shoot more, you will see that enthusiasm turn into gains. It’s not a bad deal at all, really.
I can’t speak for anyone except for myself, but of the twelve months on the calendar, February has got to be the least appealing one. For me, no matter how you slice it, it’s 28 (or 29) days of cold, miserable weather that must be trodden through in order to make it to what will likely be a cold, windy March. But at least by March there will be some days where jackets won’t be required all day and the days will have grown long enough to allow for some afterwork chores to be done in the daylight.
Axeon Optics is entering into 2022 with a respectable slate of new products for the year to complement our existing catalog. We were able to show off a few of these new products at SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range with help from our good friends at TACOMHQ but we figured it would be a good idea to write up a summary of each here in our blog. Leaving a superfluous introductory paragraph in the wastebasket, here we go.