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ATN X-Sight II
Powered by Obsidian II core technology, the new X-Sight II utilizes HD optics, and the first ever HD micro-display turns this day/night riflescope into a true powerhouse. Make your shots at ranges previously undoable with a digital or a night scope all in one package. The ATN Obsidian Shooting Solution does it all—range in with your Smart Range Finder, enter your wind readings and let the Obsidian core do the rest. Turn through the wind, change your incline angle, adjust distance and instantaneously your point of impact will shift to have the perfect shot every time. (http://www.atncorp.com; 800-910-2862).
Kodiak Arms Intelligun
Intelligun is a patented fingerprint locking system that provides an additional layer of safety for your firearm. It completely locks your gun, yet it allows it to be quickly unlocked only by you or other authorized users. No keys, rings, watches or codes are needed. Simply grip your gun normally and Intelligun unlocks quickly and reliably for you or others you have authorized. As soon as you let go, it automatically relocks, rendering your firearm inoperable once again. Intelligun is an accessory designed for 1911-style pistols. (http://www.kodiakarms.com; 801-924-0253).
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The SafeLogic Xtreme is a highly advanced electromechanical safe lock system that offers EMP protection. It features push-button code access for everyday use plus spin-dial access when situations demand it. Optional Bluetooth connectivity allows access using a Smartphone. The lock is EMP-proof and includes easy keypad programming that allows for code changes, additions and deletions and a backlit entry pad for easy code entry even in the dark. The SafeLogic Xtreme also features an auto-lock feature that assures your safe is locked and secure the moment you close the door. (http://www.securamsys.com; 805-988-8088).
SwissTech BodyGard Series
The BodyGard PTX 3-In-1 could be the difference between life and death for both drivers and passengers. This quick-release tool is ready for action instantly in the event of an emergency, allowing you to break side or rear window glass, cut through seat belts and light the way with an LED flashlight. The BodyGard Elite 9-In-1 has lifesaving auto-emergency tools plus a digital and speaking tire gauge. Also included is a tire tread depth measure to ensure your tires are as safe as they can be. (http://www.swisstechtools.com; 440-573-1000).
The Midland E+READY lineup includes two durable, dependable and portable emergency crank radios, the ER210 and ER310. Both models will keep you in the know when it comes to incoming severe weather, as they feature digital AM/FM and weather-band radio equipped with NOAA Weather Alert Radio capabilities. Efficient and compact, these rugged radios also have a built-in flashlight with “SOS” and strobe functions to signal for help in an emergency. The radios are operated using rechargeable lithium-ion batteries—giving the ER210 model up to 25 hours of continuous use, and the ER310 up to 32 hours of continuous use. The ER310 model can also be operated using six replaceable AA batteries as a backup power option. A solar panel is also built into the top of each radio. Finally, if all else fails, the radios can be powered using their ergonomic hand cranks. (http://www.midlandusa.com; 816-241-8500).
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SPOT Global Phone
The SPOT Global Phone allows you to communicate with family, friends, work and emergency services from virtually anywhere in the world. The SPOT Global Phone is the ultimate easy-to-use, lightweight, handheld satellite phone, boasting superior voice quality and some of the fastest data speeds available. In the event of a life-threatening or other critical emergency, simply dial 911. The call will be routed directly to the GEOS International Emergency Response Center, which will notify the appropriate emergency responders to your situation. Use the optional data kit to connect your SPOT Global Phone to your computer to check and respond to emails when you’re off the grid. Your SPOT Global Phone can also receive 35-character text messages from friends and family back home. (http://www.findmespot.com; 866-651-7768).
Peak Beam Systems Maxa Beam Searchlight
The Maxa Beam Searchlights are lightweight, high-intensity illumination systems with an output of 12,000,000 Peak Beam CandlePower. The Maxa Beam has multiple light intensity settings and a powerful strobe mode that makes it a disorienting non-lethal weapon against an attacker. The searchlight also features a motorized beam-width adjustment that allows the user to vary the beam from a 1-degree spot to a 40-degree flood using a wired remote control. Weapon-mounted versions of the searchlight are also available. (http://www.peakbeam.com; 610-353-8505).
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BullsEye Camera Systems
The Bullseye Camera System is as simple as setting the Bullseye AmmoCam target camera downrange, downloading the company’s free app and seeing your shot on your iPhone, iPad, Android Device or Windows laptop from up to 1 mile away. Save and review each shot sequence to analyze your shooting sessions. The system generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot so you do not need the internet or cellular service. Multiple users can shoot the same target, and multiple users can view the target at the same time, which makes this a great for training tool. The Sight-In edition is ideal for shooters sighting-in their firearm, target practicing or developing loads and works out to 300 yards. The Long-Range edition is ideal for shooters shooting at any distance up to and over 1 mile. (http://www.bullseyecamera.com; 541-357-7035).
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LokSak Storage Bags
Electronics, personal items and firearms can be damaged from exposure to the environment. The aLOKSAK is the only re-sealable, flexible storage bag offering protection from all the elements. The patented, lightweight storage system prevents air, humidity, water, dust and sand from harming your valuables. The aLOKSAK can also ensure your treasures are safe from the passage of time. For anyone worried about identity theft or the threat of an EMP, the ShieldSak offers a lightweight, fabric Faraday cage. This bag was designed for all types of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. When the item is placed in the ShieldSak and sealed correctly, the item and its file contents become secure. Signals are blocked from entering or leaking from the bag. Going camping? Well, you will sleep peacefully knowing your food is stored in “bear-proof,” state-of-the-art storage bags. The OpSak allows you to enjoy your camping experience rather than worry about attracting bears that would normally smell the odors from traditional storage containers. Need to take it a step farther? They can also be used to pack out body waste. OpSak bags are re-sealable and proven to be odor-proof. (http://www.loksak.com; 239-331-5550).