For 2014, Oakley has announced the Oakley Prizm shooting glasses. The Prizm was developed with assistance from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in the development of the lens. The new Target Red (TR) lens assists the shooter in enhancing targets against a variety of background, specifically dirt and foliage. Oakley states that the new TR lenses reduce eye fatigue, assist in acquiring target identification faster, and enhances confidence. Three ballistic lens variations are included and the Prizm package retails from $150.00-$250.00, depending on the frame choice.
New for 2014, Diamondhead-USA has announced their Diamondhead “T-Brake” Muzzle Brake. The Diamondhead-USA “T-Brake”, which is triangular in shape, was designed specifically to create a greater surface area on the bottom of the brake for the gas to apply downward pressure. This premium-grade muzzle brake is machined out of 4140 steel and will be available in February 2014.
New for 2014, Safariland has released the GLS (Grip Locking System) Holster. The GLS is held closer to the body than the ALS system holsters due to the release mechanism being positioned for the use of the middle finger in lieu of the thumb. The GLS features a suede lining and is available for Glock in 9mm/.40, Smith & Wesson M&P compact and Shield, Springfield Armory XDS, and are working on additional models.
New for 2014 from EOTech is their Laser Battery Cap and X320 Handheld Thermal Imager.
The Laser Battery Cap is available as a full sight package or as a replacement battery cap for an existing 512 or 552 holographic sights. The 512LBC is red laser only and retails for $285.00 alone or $729.00 for a complete sighting system. The 552LBC incorporates both red laser and IR and retails for $429 alone or $979 as a complete sighting system.
The X320 Handheld Thermal Imager is a compact package that allows the adjustment of the seen image by the turn of a dial and is reasonably priced for Law Enforcement. The X320 retails for $3499.00.
Springfield Armory has released a new 1911-style 9mm Range Officer handgun for 2014. The Range Officer features a 5” stainless steel match grade barrel, fully adjustable target sights, a 5-6 lbs trigger, and includes 2 9-round magazines. The Range Officer weighs in at 41 oz, is 5.5” in height and 8.6” in length.
Eye Safety Systems (ESS) has announced their new for 2014 eyewear, the Rollbar Tactical. The Rollbar Tactical has Mil-Spec ballistic rated lenses and has 3 sets of lenses included in Clear, Smoke Grey, and Mirrored Copper. There are a total of 5 shades/colors of lenses currently available and Polarized lenses can be expected mid-Spring 2014. The ESS logo on the arms of the glasses are also available in a subdued option for tactical operations. The Rollbar Tactical retails for $115.
Aero Precision has introduced several new products for 2014. Building off of their successful COP (Continuous Optics Platform) monolithic upper receiver, Aero Precision is now offering a gas piston compatible COP Upper for the AR-15 in carbine and mid-lengths and are in the process of working with Adams Arms to offer a package including the COP and the piston kit. Also available later in 2014 will be a COP Upper in .308.
For 2014, Leupold has launched the next-generation of their red dot sight, the DeltaPoint 2. Retaining features of the first-generation DeltaPoint such as Motion Sensor Technology that turns the illumination on when motion is detected, the second generation DeltaPoint 2 will now include manual brightness adjustment and a master on/off switch for transportation or storage.
New for 2014 from Black Rain Ordnance is their Model 602 .308 Win precision rifle. The Model 602 features a hexagonal receiver, Shilin barrel blanks available in either threaded or non-threaded (crowned), a Black Rain Ordnance proprietary rear locking 3-lug design, a smooth short action bolt, a crisp 3.5 lbs box housing adjustable trigger that only has two moving parts, features CDI bottom metal and accepts ATI magazines. The Model 602 will offer various stock options, weighs in at under 9 lbs (without optic and ammunition), features a 60 degree throw lever, and is coated with a Titanium Ion Bond. The Model 602 is part of the 600-series of precision rifles that will also offer .223 and .338 models. The Model 602 will retail in the area of $3000.00.
New for 2014 from Houlding Precision Firearms is the upgraded HPF-15 UBR AR-style rifle chambered in .223/5.56. The receivers are CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum billets with tight tolerances. Each rifle has been upgraded with a HPF-Irish Curse Muzzle Brake, the HPF-CMXHandguard, and the BCG is now finished with a self-lubricating HSS (Houlding Super Slick) coating. The UBR is a mid-length gas impingement system with a 16 inch barrel, single stage trigger, and includes Magpul furniture. The UBR’s retail price has yet to be announced.