Monthly Archives: February 2008

29 Feb

>Biologist’s New Gun with ATN PS-22

Steven K. Ledin,

I’ve been supplying equipment for my local forest preserve biologist friends for about 20 years. These folks band birds and bats, relocate beavers, collar coyotes, and study every wild thing that lives in the woodlands and swamps. Population control of deer takes place most of the year including now. The carrying capacity of our woods for deer is from 9 to 11 deer per square mile. Some of our preserves have OVER 100! The latest package that was dropped off at my house was a new stainless 700 in .243. I lapped the barrel 777 times like I usually do,

27 Feb

>Drilling for Fun

Steven K. Ledin,

I was speaking to a colleague the other day that didn’t know what a drilling was. Drei (pronounced “dry”) is the German word for three. Three barrels on a gun is a drilling. Mine was bought in parts without wood and missing some metal pieces. I hooked up with a metalworker whose son was autistic and couldn’t care for himself but was a genius with wood. He made the stock without plans, and the blank was gorgeous. The rifle was built in Suhl by Edgar Keiss in the early thirties and is two 16 gauge 2 1/2″ barrels over an

27 Feb

>Bushnell Night Vision Monocular Sale

Steven K. Ledin,

One of the best first generation night vision units on the market is the Bushnell Tactical Monocular # 262013. For most of 2007 I have been recommending this reasonably priced tactical monocular because it comes with headgear and is an excellent value. It offers a view better than most first generation night vision products due to the tremendous influence Bushnell has with manufacturers. They get some of the cleanest intensifier tubes available. This was a steal at $399.99 all year, but has been discontinued because of the supply being predicted as spotty in the future. Our negotiators have managed

15 Feb

>New Flashlights for 2008

Steven K. Ledin,

Many companies brought out new flashlights this year, or at least incorporated innovations into existing models. Streamlight has a new pistol grip light for under the barrel of a long gun (mainly AR-types) that looks good. Surefire made many of their existing models last longer, and some now offer two or more brightness levels and more maximum lumens. We should have most models fully described and available to order very shortly.

14 Feb

>Israeli Commando Scuba Gear by Omega Aquatics

Steven K. Ledin,

One of the new lines we’re starting to carry is scuba gear starting with the Omega Aquatics company. The story is that as an Israeli commando was parachuting into a combat zone he had an idea how to transition from land to water without having to waste time removing his fins from behind his back with all his clumsy expensive equipment and putting them on. The Omega Aquatic Amphibian swim fins are made to quickly and easily flip up out of the way for walking and running, as well as climbing a ship’s ladder. More products including BCDs from this

13 Feb

>2008 SHOT Show

Steven K. Ledin,

The SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outoor Trade) show is the largest and most important show for our shooting sports industry. It was in Las Vegas this year, and was better than ever. Vegas is a user friendly town for conventioneers, and getting around is not difficult. The new products will be trickling in in the next few weeks and months, and new vendor relationships are being solidified. There were over 30,000 manufacturers and distributors there, and I saw every one. Tons of notes taken, a few acted upon so far. Lots of exiting new offerings, so keep an eye out for …