Doug from Camera Land is off to SHOT Show
Now that the new year has arrived it means many things to many people:
A new calendar
A fresh start
For the purpose of this writing SHOT Show is what January brings. As in years past I have a VERY full plate.
As of this writing I have appointments with (yes, in order):
Leica, Athlon, Kowa, Hawke, Leupold, Swarovski/Kahles, Konus, Schmidt & Bender, Flir, Steiner, GPO, Meopta, Carson & Zeiss, as well as a couple of distributors that we work with so when the manufacturers back order product we can still get our hands on it for you.
As in years past I am looking to add some new lines this year to try to expand our offerings. Of course only with quality products we feel would be beneficial to you.
This year there's a few things I'm looking forward to:
My meeting with Athlon Optics as we opened with them a few months ago, however, I have never met any of the guys we have been working with. They have a great selection of Riflescopes, Binoculars and Spotting Scopes that are priced 20-40% less than parallel products from other popular manufacturers. We've been very happy with their product quality and their level of customer service. Excited to put faces with the voices as well as take a peek at their "coming soon" products that they were kind enough to share with us:
Cronus BTR (Tactical)
210200 1-6x24, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 24mm, ATSR2 SFP IR MOA Reticle $1,099.99
210108 4.5-29x56, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm,APLR FFP IR MOA Reticle $1,799.99
210110B 4.5-29x56, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APRS FFP IR MIL Reticle (Brown) $1,799.99
210108B 4.5-29x56, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APLR FFP IR MOA Reticle (Brown) $1,799.99
Ares ETR (Tactical)
212100 4.5-30x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APRS1 FFP IR MIL Reticle $1,199.99
212101 4.5-30x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APRS2 FFP IR MOA Reticle $1,199.99
212100B 4.5-30x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APRS1 FFP IR MIL Reticle (Brown) $1,199.99
212101B 4.5-30x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 34mm, APLR2 FFP IR MOA Reticle (Brown) $1,199.99
Midas TAC (Tactical)
213070 4-16x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 30mm, APRS2 FFP MIL Reticle $589.99
213075 6-24x50, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 30mm, APRS2 FFP MIL Reticle $629.99
213050 2.5-15x50, Capped, Side Focus, 30mm, SFP, AHMR IR MOA $489.99
213051 2.5-15x50, Capped, Side Focus, 30mm, SFP, IR BDC600A $489.99
Argos BTR (Tactical)
214070 10-40x56, Direct Dial, Side Focus, 30mm, SFP, BLR MOA $399.99
216010 4-12x40, Capped , Side Focus, 1 inch, SFP, 22 RimFire $139.99
311003 Cronus Tactical 7-42x60 ED with Ranging Reticle (Grey) $999.99
311003T Cronus Tactical 7-42x60 ED with Ranging Reticle (Tan) $999.99
501001 2000Y Rangefinder (Grey) $449.99
502003 1 Mile Rangefinder (Grey) $369.99
We had put together some wonderful promotions this past year with Kowa and Schmidt & Bender. I am excited to meet with them to see what we can do for 2018. Nothing like having nice folks to work with at the finest companies for Spotting Scopes and Riflescopes.
Hawke has revamped their optics line for 2018 with many exciting additions. They still are lacking in getting the word out on their brand and great products, however, they are making great Riflescopes, Binoculars and Spotters that you should check out. Their Spotters are known for having long eye-relief and all their riflescopes are air-gun rated.
Meopta has a new head of Sports optics who is going to make 2018 The Year of Meopta and beyond. Lot's of great announcements....Stay tuned
Zeiss is also chock full of new products:
New from Zeiss for 2018
Conquest V4 Riflescopes
CONQUEST V4 1-4x24 ZQAR Illum. Reticle (#62) - Ext. Elevation Turret, Locking, Single Turn - Ballistic Stop - .5 MOA - Fixed Parallax
CONQUEST V4 3-12x56 Z-Plex Reticle (#20) - Capped Elevation Turret - .25 MOA - Fixed Parallax
CONQUEST V4 3-12x56 Plex Illum. Reticle (#60) - Capped Elevation Turret - .25 MOA - Fixed Parallax
CONQUEST V4 4-16x44 Z-Plex Reticle (#20) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
CONQUEST V4 4-16x44 ZBR-2 Reticle (#92) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
CONQUEST V4 4-16x44 ZMOA-2 Reticle (#94) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
CONQUEST V4 6-24x50 ZBR-1 Reticle (#91) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
CONQUEST V4 6-24x50 ZMOA-1 Reticle (#93) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
CONQUEST V4 6-24x50 ZMOA-1 Illum. Reticle (#93) - Ext. Elevation Turret - Ballistic Stop - .25 MOA - Parallax Adj.
Laser Rangefinder Binocular
VICTORY RF Rangefinding Binoculars
VICTORY RF 8x42
VICTORY RF 10x42
VICTORY RF 8x54
VICTORY RF 10x54
VICTORY HARPIA Spotting Scopes
VICTORY HARPIA 85mm (Main Body w/o Vario Eyepiece)
VICTORY HARPIA 95mm (Main Body w/o Vario Eyepiece)
VICTORY VARIO Eyepiece (22-65x w/85mm Obj.; 23-70x w/95mm Obj.)
I'm going to stop here and let you wait a week to read my full report. Needless to say, it will be an exciting year for Sports Optics.
As always I'll be putting together an extensive SHOT Show report while I am there in order to share the week's experiences with you. Stay tuned & I'll do my best to keep you informed.
OH, Very Exciting:
We have added a SHOT Show page on our website to make it easier for you to see the report. Look for the SHOT Show banner on our home page.
As always I do ask that while I am away, Jan 22nd - 27th, please make sure Joel, [email protected] and Neil, [email protected] don't get lonely. Feel free to e-mail them or give a call, 516-217-1000 and check up on them. lol.
If there are any products (in Sports Optics or our Photo divisions) you'll be looking for while I am away at SHOT just mention to them that Doug said there a special SHOT Show Sale going on and they will give you special discounted pricing.
Have a great day,
Thank you for your continued support.
If there is anything else that I can assist you with please let me know.
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