Friday, June 7, 2013

Vortex Optics SPARC First Looks Review

"It takes a SPARC to light a fire." That's the tag line to this red dot and it suits it well.  The new, compact, daylight-bright SPARC (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is packed with performance features and lends itself to a wide variety of firearm platforms. The modular design comes with a three-piece base offers four separate mounting heights for user- and weapon-specific customization: 18.5mm (.725 inches), 22mm (.875 inches), 36mm (1.425 inches), 40mm (1.575 inches). The Sparc features a Digital rear-facing and side controls for power on/off, dot brightness and night vision mode. The body is made of Aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum. NTOA Tested and Recommended.
 As with most Vortex Products it comes with their Lifetime Unconditional Warranty.  They will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. It doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. The Warranty is for all riflescopes, red dots, rangefinders, binoculars, spotting scopes and monoculars. Fully transferable No warranty card to fill out No receipt needed to hang on to If you ever have a problem, no matter the cause, call and they will take care of it.

For what we would call a mid range cost scope you are getting a high price range quality scope from a great company with great rep in the optics manufacturing industry.

Don't forget All orders from Vortex over $99 receive choice of Free Vortex Ball Cap or Fleece Hat and Free Shipping.

Vortex SPARC Red Dot Available From Range Monkey 

Here's a run down on the specs of the SPARC:

What's In The Box?

2x Screw on Magnifier
3 Different level of risers (Extra High, High, & Low)
Elastic, one-piece lens cover
Riser shims
(2) CR 2354 Batteries
Mounting Hardware.


- Fully Multi-Coated Lenses - Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.


- One-Piece Tube - Maximizes strength and waterproofness. Compact and lightweight.
- Waterproof - Optics are sealed with o-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside.
- Fogproof  Nitrogen - purged to inhibit internal fogging.
- Shockproof - High recoil rating. Tested with .375 H&H Magnum for 1000 rounds.
- Parallax Free - Allows for rapid shooting with both eyes open, without concern for parallax shooting error.
- Operating Temperature - Rated from -40 degrees to +140 degrees Fahrenheit.


- Unlimited Eye Relief - Non-critical eye relief for rapid target aquisition.
- Adjustable Dot Intensity - Provides ten variable illumination settings to increase or decrease dot brightness according to viewing conditions.
- Night Vision Mode - Sets the brightness to the lowest possible level—an illumination level that generally is not seen without use of a night vision device.
- 2x Magnifier - Screw-in doubler provides extra magnification for longer distance shooting.
- Risers and Shims - Combine in various ways to mount the SPARC at four different heights.
- Battery Life - 6-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Typical battery life in normal mode of operation: 120 hours (maximum brightness), 3400 hours (minimum brightness). Typical battery life in night vision mode: 4200 hours (maximum brightness), 4600 hours (minimum brightness).

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Parallax Tactical Now In Stock!

  Take a moment to watch that video. Try not to cringe. That's an actual Parallax Tactical employee doing some "product testing". Watch the after video as well and you'll see the damage... or lack of damage.
  That's the level of quality and durability you can expect from Parallax Tactical. We're extremely excited to be carrying a sample of what they offer and to carry more products in the near future.
  Here's just a few of the products we have in stock today. Make sure you take a look at all that we have available on the site

PXT AR Phosphate Bolt Carrier Group

This is a complete bolt carrier group for the AR-15 family.

-   8620 Carrier
-   4140 Carrer Key
-   4140 Bolt, 5.56mm
-   MPI
-   Manganese Phosphate Finish

PXT Rail Height Gas Block - .750

This gas block replaces your existing front sight and allows the use of dovetail mounted accessories. Installs easily with two cap screws onto barrels of .750 diameter under the front sight. You can also buy a BUIS style front sight to retain your iron sight capability. 

This Gas Block is finished with a Mil Spec phosphate coating.

PXT Tungsten Carbine Buffer - H2

This is Parallax Tactical's own in-house Tungsten Powder Carbine Buffer is a great high quality product. We have H2, H and Carbine.