Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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    Big Water + Big Fish = Big Smile! Action is Picking Up in the Great Lakes

    Jun 2, 2014 • News1 Comment

    Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to take off for the long Memorial Day weekend. The plan: race out of Chicago after work and to run and gun to Michigan for some fishing catch a few hours of zzzz’s and hit the boat by 4am (EST). The location: west coast...

  • What to Look for In a Flashlight

    Top 4 Things to Look for In a Flashlight

    May 30, 2014 • News6 Comments

    I have to say that out of all the gear that I am fascinated with, knives, guns, backpacks, optics and apparel, that flashlights have been advancing leaps and bounds over everything else. Thanks to the latest L.E.D. (light emitting diode) technology,...

  • Trijicon RMR

    Trijicon RMR-Miracle Micro Reflex Sight

    May 30, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    Its a fact,  your eyes will have a harder time picking up your iron sights the older you get. With the addition of some of the latest illuminated sights that you can throw on your favorite rifle or shotgun, you’ll have no problem hitting your mark no...

  • 05-08-2014-votex-razor

    3-Gun Competitor Brian Williamson’s Review of the Vortex Razor HD Scope

    May 29, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    As a sponsor of the Superstition Mystery Mountain 3 Gun Competition back in March, OpticsPlanet was allotted a shooting slot for the match. As much as we love to shoot these matches ourselves, we decided to instead offer the slot to local 3-gunner Brian...

  • Home Defense on A Budget

    Home Defense Shotgun on A Budget

    May 21, 2014 • News25 Comments

    Being the “gun guy” in your family and group of friends has it privileges. One of the many great things is that you can directly affect the safety and well being of the people you care about. However what I hate most is constantly dispelling gun...

  • Steiner M30R LRF Binocular

    Steiner M30R LRF Binocular: German Made, Long Range Target Shooter Approved

    May 8, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    I know what you may be thinking, “we know that everything the Germans make is great, tell us something we don’t know.” In all actuality, not everything that’s born wearing the black, red, and yellow flag is that outstanding. All too...

  • 04-30-2014-red-ring-2

    NRA 2014 – “RedRing… Me Up!”

    May 1, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    Last week the OpticsPlanet team piled in a van and took off headed south to Indianapolis for the 2014 NRA show. The show was everything that was advertised, housing 9 acres of guns and gear. People came from all over the world to attend this show and the...

  • NRA Annual Meeting 2014

    NRA 2014 Annual Meeting Recap

    Apr 30, 2014 • News2 Comments

    Majority of the folks that I’ve talked to head to the NRA Annual Meeting for the guns and gear. Heck why wouldn’t you? There’s probably more guns per square inch at the event than many get to see in a lifetime. I’m as gun crazy as it...

  • Top 5 Firearms from 2014 NRA AM

    Top 5 Firearms from the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting

    Apr 29, 2014 • News13 Comments

    Every year, thousands of people make their way from destinations across the country to the NRA annual meeting and some of us are even lucky enough to be paid to attend this firearms industry Mecca. No matter where you come from or what your profession is,...

  • Guide to Knife Shapes

    What’s The Point? A Guide to Knife Blade Shapes

    Apr 17, 2014 • News5 Comments

    When talking about all of this crazy tactical and hunting gear, it helps to truly know what you’re talking about. Now no one on the face of the earth knows everything and no one said you had to. There are however a few building blocks or key bits of...

  • New Zeiss Optics

    New Glass by Zeiss

    Apr 14, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    For over 165 years, the folks at Carl Zeiss have been mastering all things glass. When you pick up a Zeiss optic, you immediately know that quality is the name of the game. Their steadfast commitment to providing high quality and innovative optics has excited...

  • Concealed Carry Do's and Dont's

    Concealed Carry Do’s and Dont’s

    Apr 11, 2014 • News4 Comments

    Now that nearly everyone in this great country finally has the right to concealed carry, there are several topics or rather do’s and dont’s that need to be addressed. This advice is solely for law abiding citizens and is not meant to be the end...