A Beginner's Guide to Thermal Optics

Thermal imaging technology is the cutting edge of advanced optical aiming systems. What was once the domain of science fiction is now available, portable, and in some cases, downright affordable. While thermal optics aren’t the right fit for every scenario and certainly won’t replace conventional scopes and red dots, they do what they do better than anything else on the market. When it comes to spotting threats or game through darkness, camouflage, or obscuring factors, there’s simply no substitute. Thermal Optics: How They Work & How They’re Used If you’re at all familiar with night vision optics, you know that they work by detecting light that we cannot see and using it to create an image that we can see. The way a thermal optic works...[ Read More ]

Primary Arms Optics: February Optics Update

Now that we're looking at February in the rearview mirror, it's time for another Primary Arms Optics Update! This month brought with it several brand-new products as well as updates to familiar favorites. As always, we've split our update into four categories: - Latest NEW Optics- Upcoming Releases- ‘Eye-Opener’ Mini-Blog- Upcoming Events As always, we hope you’ll send us your thoughts and feedback on our Facebook or Instagram. Our team will be standing by to answer all your questions (or at least those we can!) Latest Releases February brought us three exciting new releases; binoculars in both our SLx® and GLx® lines and a new generational update to our ever-popular MD-25. Primary Arms SLx 10x42mm Binoculars The latest addition to o...[ Read More ]

Home Defense AR15 Build

IntroductionYour home is your refuge, and if you’ve got to defend it, you deserve every advantage that a rifle can offer.With a wide aftermarket and broad variety of ammunition, AR15s are a top choice for any kind of personal defense. Despite rumors, the 5.56x45 cartridge is not too powerful for home defense. With purpose-made ammunition, you can achieve low interior penetration—even lower than pistols or shotguns. When you factor in the AR15’s low weight, excellent balance, and simple manual-of-arms, its effectiveness shines when navigating corridors.But to get the most out of an AR, you must configure it to meet the challenges of its environment. Defensive carbine setups are often more complex than they appear, as the intricacies of close...[ Read More ]

The Gun Lover's Gift Guide [2019 Edition]

Enthusiasts are tricky to please, so we’ve made a guide to give the gun-lovers out there a very Merry Christmas.Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your loved ones, or your coworkers, these items are certain to be a hit this season. You don’t have to break the bank—or even really break a $20. The perfect gift can come in any size and shape.So, let’s get straight into it, starting with the little gifts that can fit perfect in a Secret Santa or chimney stocking. [Under $20] Gifts for Secret Santa/Stocking-Stuffers[Under $50] Gifts for Friends[Under $200] Gifts for Good Friends[Above $200] Gifts for Family[?] Special Gifts [Under $20] For Secret Santa (Or the Stocking!)Buying for a gun-enthusiast? Have a strict budget? Not a problem.These ...[ Read More ]

Rifle Ergonomics: Optimizing Your AR Setup

AR 15 Ergonomics an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and effectively. Even with a clear definition, few words are misused so frequently. You may hear infomercials tout it with impunity: ‘This duster broom is so ergonomic!’ or ‘Ergonomic phone case fits in your pocket!’ After a while, the word seems to lose meaning. In the end, even a brick is ‘ergonomic’ when compared to a cinderblock, right? ...[ Read More ]