NEW NV SPOTTER
We spotted a pre-production prototype of NiteSite’s latest new development at a recent airgun open day – the £899 Spotter. NiteSite’s NS50 and NS200 on-scope devices – which fix to your daytime scope to turn it into a night-vision one – have proved immensely popular since they were unveiled to the world in 2011, and we can see this latest hand-held unit satisfying the most demanding night-time hunters who can justify the expense. Though designed primarily for security services, it has relevance in the night-hunting arena, where its infra-red illuminator operates in total blackness and delivers a clear sight picture up to 400 metres away courtesy of its 20x, optical zoom lens. The battery provides up to two hours’ continuous use and it will work in temperatures down to -20 degrees Celsius.
Here’s an affordable and practical accessory from Napier of London – a six-panel shooting cap with a built-in LED light-set on its peak! Nicely made from hardwearing, two-tone fabric, this new product of Napier’s is just the ticket to keep the chills out during your after-hours forays this laming season… and you’ve got an instant pool of localised light whenever you need it courtesy of the five LEDs that are powered by two, CR2032 batteries. Ideal for loading up mags, hocking and gutting your shot rabbits, the LED Headlight Cap costs just £20.41.
With lamping season just around the corner, distribution giant Highland Outdoors are just stocking gun shops with the new Buffalo River CREE LED Handheld lamp, price £54.99. The 540-lumen unit sports a 110mm diameter reflector and utilises a 12v cigarette plug on its coiled lead to fit into your power source – which we reckon should be Buffalo River’s new lightweight Lithium battery pack, price £89.99! The new lamp can be equipped with other optional accessories, like a filter and an on-scope mount. In all, a brilliant new lightweight system for night-time airgun hunters.
QD MOUNT UPDATED
Sportsmatch has launched a new version of the popular QD torch mount. The remodelled mount has an increased height, enabling torches to clear large objective lens scopes, and replaces the front ring cap from your scope mount to prevent damage to thin scope tubes. The QD torch mount is available in TM3 (1in) and TM4 (30mm) versions, priced at £34 and £37 respectively.
Edgar Brothers is now distributing Firebird Reactive Targets, the exploding targets that are a firm favourite among shooters of all kinds. When hit, these pyrotechnic innovations emit a flash of bright light, followed by a loud bang and a puff of smoke. Wiltshire-based inventor John Green has spent 12 years perfecting his creations, which offer great fun for the backyard plinker. A pack of 10 retails from £8.95.