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SHOT Show 2013 Special Edition: New Ammunition & Accessories (Jan 15, 2013)

Tuff-Writer DigiPens

Reports are streaming in from Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers at SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas covering new ammunition and accessories introduced at the event. You can read their extended reviews by clicking the links in this list:

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Viridian Introduces Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight for LCP/LC9

Viridian Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight for LCR/LC9
Viridian Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight for LCR/LC9

Viridian’s new Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight is a small, sleek green laser sight that turns on at the moment of draw, deploying a laser that’s visible day or night. The first Reactor 5 models will fit the Ruger LCP and LC9 handguards, integrating into the trigger guard. A model for the Smith & Wesson Shield will be available soon. Up to 50 times brighter than red lasers, the Reactor 5 features pulse/constant versatility, Enhanced Combat Readiness fail-safe activation, state-of-charge indicator, custom-fit ECR-enabled pocket holster, and two sets of batteries.

U.S. Optics Introduces Lightweight SR8 Scope

US. Optics SR8 1-8x30mm
US. Optics SR8 1-8x30mm

U.S. Optics, Inc., debuted the company’s newest rifle optic, the SR8 1-8x30mm short- to medium-range rifle optic at the 2013 SHOT Show. Featuring a new 8:1 zoom ratio, the SR8 can be used like a red-dot reflex sight at 1x while providing threat identification and engagements at distances in excess of over 800 yards. The optical clarity of the SR8 is achieved through a precision-engineered lens system with advanced lens coatings. A Second Focal Plane (SFP) red-dot can be turned on and used in daylight, while the First Focal Plane (FFP) reticle allows for ranging and the MIL knobs and reticles offer dimensional accuracy. As with all U.S. Optics scopes, the SR8 housing is constructed of Type III hard-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum in a low-profile snag-free design.

ArmourLite Launches Eclipse Watch at SHOT Show

ArmourLite Eclipse Watches
ArmourLite Eclipse Watches

ArmourLite Watches, makers of tough tritium watches, launched the new ISOBrite Eclipse watch at SHOT 2013, the first time the company has attended the show.The new Eclipse will now include a “blackout” dial and three different tritium color options. The world’s lightest and brightest T100 tritium watch will be available with blue tritium, green tritium or the new multicolor tritium dial for ease of visibility.

Tuff-Writer Adds Digital Camo Patterns to Pen Bodies

Tuff-Writer DigiPens
Tuff-Writer DigiPens

Tuff-Writer Inc, building on its recent success with the Precision Press Pen, has come up with a method of pixel-anodizing digicam patterns onto the company’s aluminum pen bodies. The pen utilizes an all-metal body precision machined out of 6061-T6 and a pen tip machined from 303 stainless steel for amazing durability, and if needed, close-in self defense. As with all Tuff-Writer pens, the new Precision Press Pen is made and assembled in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.

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Comments (9)

  1. “Viridian Introduces Reactor 5 Green Laser Sight for LCR/LC9”

    Just wanted to point out that this title is wrong. The description has it right though, the laser is for the LCP not the LCR.

  2. Guys … there are no prices because this stuff was practically just announced! It’s GOING TO BE FOR SALE, but not yet. So of course price is N/A yet!

  3. I’m with #s 1,2,& 3. Price is half of the interest in any article. If i’m interested enough to read about it, I want to know if I can afford it.

    1. Chris is correct. SHOT Show is where manufacturers and vendors announce their new products. Pricing is not always set or available. We will include suggested MSRP if that information is available.

  4. I have to agree with the rest! Good coverage but why no prices or better looks at the products! Money is tight in this day and age and if you want people to shop and spend what they have you need to be willing to be up front about everything!

  5. I’m in total agreement with David. No price… No look.


    Because I aint rich. AND the money I do have, will be spent with great care, to make sure I get more bang for my buck $$.

  6. I like your coverage and the idea. But I want to see prices. When I go looking for anything. Whether it’s a new car or truck, even a handgun. If the item’s price isn’t marked I just keep going. Now more than ever, the price is a dominant factor.

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