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Going Hot With Burris Thermal Optics
Posted 10 hours ago in Daily News, Gun Fest 2021, Thermal by Nicholas C with 5 Comments


At GunFest last week, Burris brought a plethora of new goodies. Their new Thermal Optics piqued my interest. They are releasing a whole line of thermal optics from handheld viewers to clip-ons and rifle mounted thermal weapon sights.
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Burris Thermal Handheld BTH35
Burris Thermal handheld



Their BTH35 is a handheld thermal monocular good for spotting or tracking game. It features a 2.3-9.2x zoom range. It is IP66 rated for rain and dust. Resolution is 400×300 with 17μm pixel size. Detection distance is 900 yards and recognition is 500 yards. It is powered by an internal battery that can be recharged using a USB-C cable.
There are five color palettes:
  • White Hot – The objects with higher temperature show in white or light gray
  • Black Hot – The objects with higher temperature show in black or dark gray
  • Red Hot – The objects with higher temperature show in red
  • Adjustable Red Hot – The objects with higher temperature show in red. Users can adjust the intensity of range of red heat from level 1 to 10
  • Iron – The objects with higher temperature show in iron red
  • Blue Hot – The objects with the lowest temperature show in blue or dark blue, and the object with higher temperature shows in red
The BTH35 will retail for $1,999. They are also making a BTH50 with a 50mm germanium lens and a zoom range of 3-13.2x for $2,199.

James Reeves in all the color palettes.

There is a PIP window to show magnification rather than display the entire screen.

Workers across the street jackhammering into the sidewalk.

Red Hot mode looking at street musician across the street.
I got to play with the BTH35 for a little bit and you need to use the Burris Thermal app to get the full potential out of the device. You use the app to download the images onto your smartphone. They do not have the app for apple devices yet, it is only available for Android phones. Unfortunately, you cannot manually download the images via the USB-C cable.
Burris Thermal Clip-On
The BTC50 has a similar size to the BTH35. It is powered by two CR123A batteries and runs for 3 hours. The BTH35 internal battery lets the unit run for 5 hours. The clip-on uses couplers that attach to the objective lens of your day scope. You can remove it from the coupler and use it like a handheld. It retails for $3,199. They make a BTC35 that will be similar to the handheld in terms of performance. It will retail for $2,999. All the thermal devices are 400×300 and 17μm. But unlike the handhelds, the clip-on thermals only have four color modes.
  • White Hot – Objects at relatively high temperatures are displayed as white or light grey.
  • Black Hot – Objects at relatively high temperatures are displayed as black or dark grey.
  • Red Hot – Objects at relatively high temperatures are displayed as red.
  • Green Hot – Displayed as a night vision image




Burris Thermal Rifle Mounted



Photo by Adam S.
The rifle mounted BTS50 is powered by an 18650 or 2x CR123 batteries and has a run time of 3-5 hours. It featured 7 color palettes.
  • White Hot
  • Black Hot
  • Red Hot 1
  • Red Hot 2
  • Red Hot 3
  • Green Hot
  • Blue Hot
The Burris thermal rifle scope has 10 reticles.
The BTS50 rifle scope will retail for $2,999 and their BTS35, which the Burris rep did not have on hand, will retail for $2,749.

 

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CANiK Signature Series For TP9 SFx Pistols
Canik Signature Series TP9

Canik USA recently ran several different collector’s variants of their TP9 SFx pistols, which proved quite popular with loyal fans, and eventually garnered some steep private sale prices. Due to the limited run of those pistols, Canik USA decided to appeal to those that missed out by releasing several more runs of the TP9 SFx pistols under their new Canik Signature Series. There are two upgrades that set the Signature Series apart from a stock Canik, as well as the standard Sfx line; the most noticeable of which is a sharp two-tone, contrasting finish, while the second upgrade is an added flared magazine well base for assisting in quicker reloads. The third benefit that the Signature Series gains from the SFx line is that it’s optics ready and ships with a nearly seamless rear sight plate installed.
Canik Signature Series TP9

Canik Signature Series TP9

Canik brought two examples of their TP9 Sfx’s to TFB’s GunFest 2021 event to announce the roll-out of the Canik Signature Series. The sample that immediately stood out to me was the “White Out” edition, which looks like it would fit right in on a Star Wars Storm Trooper’s gun belt. The White Out TP9’s bright white finish and black filled roll marks and controls looked pretty slick. The next full-sized Canik TP9 SFx was all black, and featured red highlights and controls. The White Out will be a limited run of 7500 pistols, while the black and red edition will be a run of 2500. Each pistol in the Canik Signature Series will have a numbered engraving on the slide’s front bezel.
Canik Signature Series TP9

Canik Signature Series

Both full-sized Signature Series pistols feature a 5.1-inch barrel and will come with two 20 round Mec-Gar magazines, as well as the factory installed magazine well base. At present, the flared magazine well will only be compatible with the Signature Series TP9 SFx, however, Canik USA explained that in the near future, stock TP9’s will be receiving a frame change to be able to accept the new magazine well bases. The striker-fired trigger feels on par with a Gen 5 Glock, if not better, and incorporates an armed trigger indicator.
Canik Signature Series

Blacked out rear sights and cocking indicator as seen on a standard TP9 SFx. Image credit: Canik USA
Canik Signature Series TP9

Exact pricing on the Canik Signature Series hasn’t been fully established. However, the representative from Canik USA said that the Signature Series would only be slightly elevated in price compared to a stock TP9 SFx. The Canik Signature Series will be available in the 2nd Quarter of 2021.
Canik Signature Series

CANIK SIGNATURE SERIES FEATURES RECAP
  • -Special two-toned finish
  • -Optics ready, rear sight plate installed
  • -Numbered engraving on slide
  • -Exclusive flared magazine well base
  • -(2) 20 round Mec-Gar Magazines
  • -Fiber optic front sight, blacked out rear sights
  • -5.1” barrel
For more of Canik USA and Century Arms’ product lines, you can view their main website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
 

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Beretta Holding Acquires Holland and Holland Ltd
February 2nd, 2021

Beretta Holding is delighted to announce the acquisition of Holland and Holland Ltd. One of the most iconic gunmakers in the World, this company is steeped in history and represents the pinnacle of handmade premium firearms. To become custodians of this famous name is an enormous honor and bears a huge responsibility, as we wish to preserve its precious heritage and dedication to skilled craftsmanship. This acquisition further solidifies the Beretta Holding Group’s commitment to the key UK market in this post Brexit era.
www.hollandandholland.com
 

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Well I ordered one, we will see what it looks like. US Rifle is sort of local to me in next door N.H. and I have purchased from them at gun shows,the folks that run it are a stand up couple.
Ok the Ingles mag well arrived today, yes it printed from automotive grade ABS,as it comes out of the package it's difficult to tell it's printed, except for a small portion inside, in the back of the mag well, it's one of the cleaner finished printed items I've seen.

Snaps in place snug and tight,fits very well, looks like it belongs there. Ok now the problem at least for myself. It's the length of the mag well, it comes down far enough,0.4925,so that the magazine base plate is slightly recessed within the mag well.
If one was running a base plate + 2,+5 or you name the extended count,other the the standard OEM,it would be fine as is.
My solution was to sand the bottom of the well aprox .4500,until the Ingles branding was gone from the back bottom to allow use of magazines with standard OEM base plates to allow either finger insertion or the classic palm slam to firmly lock the magazine in place.
So is it perfect as it comes out of the box,no but it certainly meets my expectations and looks like it belongs,depending on ones choice of magazines, now if they added other P 80 frame colors, other than black.
 
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Swampfox blade etched 1x prism scope now available with amber reticle.

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I'm going to be experiencing my first SwampFox product, perhaps tomorrow, ordered the Liberator 1 x 22 for 1 of my AR pistols.
I went green circle and dot as my old eyes seems to pickup green better without flaring like red often does if one focuses on it too long, that and I have a uncorrectable astigmatism.
So something you showed me was the Blitzkrieg Components Precision Spike Front Sight Post Body - Luminescent Green
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I figure if a dot sight is going to work for my vision the combination of the green circle dot and Blitzkrieg Precision Front Sight Post is my best chance of it working for me.
 

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I'm going to be experiencing my first SwampFox product, perhaps tomorrow, ordered the Liberator 1 x 22 for 1 of my AR pistols.
I went green circle and dot as my old eyes seems to pickup green better without flaring like red often does if one focuses on it too long, that and I have a uncorrectable astigmatism.
So something you showed me was the Blitzkrieg Components Precision Spike Front Sight Post Body - Luminescent Green
View attachment 240608

I figure if a dot sight is going to work for my vision the combination of the green circle dot and Blitzkrieg Precision Front Sight Post is my best chance of it working for me.
did you get the liberator on sale?

yeah im happy with my 1x prism scope from them although i have not shot with it yet, they have really good customer service, i had that issue with the first one i got and was messing with my eyes producing a double image, they paid for return shipping and found it to be defective and shipped me a new one which was perfect
 

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SIG SAUER Statement on CANSOFCOM Incident
February 5th, 2021
Yesterday, a Canadian news outlet, CBC News, published a story regarding the unintended discharge last year of a SIG P320 by a Canadian Special Operator, resulting in injury and his unit withdrawing the pistol from service. After the accident the unit returned to using the SIG P226 they had planned to replace with the P320.

Unfortunately, the story is not well researched. For example, they edited it after publication, removing an inaccurate description of how the pistol operates. Rather than critique it all here, we leave it up to you to read it.
However, we will point out that the story alleges that the pistols in question do not feature the drop safety upgrades found in the US Military Modular Handgun System M17/18 and current production P320s. Considering they were procured from SIG after the changes were made to the design, this is false and severely undermines the narrative offered up in the article.
While the story was shared in various corners of the web and social media, it didn’t gain near the traction that we had expected. Reactions ranged from confirmation bias from those who don’t like 320s and just read the headline and not the full story; to others who brushed the issue off as a Negligent Discharge; to those who questioned the timing of the story as a hit piece placed by SIG’s competitors.
The last factor is worth examining, considering that the Canadian Department of National Defence is poised to release a tender for a replacement for their long-serving Browning Hi-powers, a firearm which should have been replaced years ago.
In a similar fashion to US “Buy America” directives, the Canadian government requires “Canadian Content.” For small arms, this means Colt Canada, a company which doesn’t manufacture modern, polymer, striker fired pistols.
In 2011, DND tested the waters, surveying industry’s willingness to sell their pistol Technical Data Packages to the Canadian government so that Colt Canada could be involved in the procurement. As you can imagine, the notion fell flat. Almost a decade has gone by and they’ve finally refined their requirement, deciding to open it to international contenders. Word is, they also homed in on a modular design inspired by MHS, with different frame and barrel sizes along with a common trigger mechanism. If true, this gives SIG a serious leg up on the competition.
But back to the firearm. Apparently, the pistol and holster made it to SIG where they attempted to replicate the malfunction. They couldn’t. What they did find odd was that the P320 was paired with a P226 holster which had modified, possibly with a Dremel tool, and heated and reformed. The fit is reportedly, far from optimal.
Naturally, the Canadian government is reticent to address the entire issue, considering the sensitivity of the unit in question. Since it made the papers and a point was made in the story to politicize the weapons purchase (it is categorized under politics for good measure), the Minister of Defence was assuredly briefed.
Absent an official statement from DND, we can only imagine how this affair might affect the upcoming pistol tender. Only time will tell.
However, we do have SIG SAUER’s statement on the matter:
NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 5, 2021) – SIG SAUER is working with Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) to resolve an incident involving the unintended discharge of a P320. An inaccurate and incomplete report of this incident was recently published in the Canadian media that called into question the safety of the P320. While this incident occurred months ago, this erroneous media report is driven by multiple sources, including our competitors, and coincides with the imminent release of other Canadian military and law enforcement tenders, indicating the timing of its release is an attempt to improperly influence the procurements.
The firearm involved has been extensively tested by SIG SAUER and it has been determined to be safe. The investigation revealed the use of an incorrect holster not designed for a P320. The use of a modified P226 holster created an unsafe condition by allowing a foreign object to enter the holster, causing the unintended discharge.
The SIG SAUER P320 is among the most rigorously vetted pistols in the market. The P320 meets and exceeds all US safety standards and global military and law enforcement protocols, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and Department of Justice (DOJ). The P320 is one of the most innovative and sought-after pistols in the firearms market, and the pistol of choice for all branches of the United States Military (M17/M18), along with numerous law enforcement agencies and other military units worldwide.
What caused the malfunction? That’s still up in the air, but the actual pistol doesn’t seem to be the culprit. That leaves poor holster choice or operator error. Regardless, the article served its purpose, to disrupt pistol procurements. If not for DND, at least for LE Agencies in Canada.
 

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did you get the liberator on sale?

yeah im happy with my 1x prism scope from them although i have not shot with it yet, they have really good customer service, i had that issue with the first one i got and was messing with my eyes producing a double image, they paid for return shipping and found it to be defective and shipped me a new one which was perfect
Yes I did get in on the sale under the wire,I followed your post closely and SwampFox's treatment of your problem seemed to me excellent customer service.
 
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Yes I did get in on the sale under the wire,I followed your post closely and SwampFox's treatment of your problem seemed to me excellent customer service.
im just glad i brought it to their attention, maybe if someone else has that issue they wont think that the person is crazy, i think it also helped that i posted my problem on one of their posts on facebook advertising the same optic lol
 

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Yes I did get in on the sale under the wire,I followed your post closely and SwampFox's treatment of your problem seemed to me excellent customer service.
they had the kingslayer on sale for a steal here two weeks ago and i snoozed on it
 

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they had the kingslayer on sale for a steal here two weeks ago and i snoozed on it
I think the next time they run a sale,I'm going to jump on the kingslayer.
 
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ROUNDHILL GROUP OBTAINS FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE
https://www.wktv.com/content/news/Roundhill–573553701.html
ILION, N.Y. — The company that now owns the Remington Arms assets in Ilion has obtained its federal firearms license.
Roundhill group, who bought Remington in Ilion last year, confirmed with NEWSChannel 2 that they received the license last week.The plan is to open the plant in Ilion on Feb. 16 for maintenance. They are targeting March 1 for production to begin. Roundhill Group partner, Richmond Italia, said the company plans to bring back 200 employees by the first day of production.
Italia says the company is working with the state to increase jobs at the Ilion facility.
“We’re deep in negotations with the state, trying to come up with some sort of compromise to build a new facility,” said Italia. “If we are able to come to terms and we do build a new facility, we will consolidate everything in New York, which will bring the company back to 800 to 1,000 employees, eventually.”
They are also discussing opening a new facility in the parking lot of the current building.
RemArms to Begin Production March 1
RemArms to Begin Production March 1
 

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im just glad i brought it to their attention, maybe if someone else has that issue they wont think that the person is crazy, i think it also helped that i posted my problem on one of their posts on facebook advertising the same optic lol
Well it arrivied,Luv the reticle, with my astigmatism it works perfect, except for one thing.
Sometimes I can turn it on and sometimes I can't and one has to press much too hard on the on button assuming it comes on, which more often than not it doesn't, going to have to contact them tomorrow.
 

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Well it arrivied,Luv the reticle, with my astigmatism it works perfect, except for one thing.
Sometimes I can turn it on and sometimes I can't and one has to press much too hard on the on button assuming it comes on, which more often than not it doesn't, going to have to contact them tomorrow.
Thats crazy, i hope they get these issues straightened out. Post on their facebook page if you receive no email response.
 
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