Gun Trade News presents more of the shooting industry products arriving in stores ahead of the busy trade show season.
Alan Paine AW 2020 Collection
Inventive performance wear leads the way in Alan Paine’s Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection.
The heritage brand have introduced three new performance ranges, and herringbone tweed effect and ultra-lightweight water repellent coated waterproofs, together with silicone infused wax cotton waterproofs, hybrid fleeces and quilt combinations, new colour tweeds and ladies’ moleskins are just some of the additions.
Maionchi is an old Italian-made brand of cartridges, very popular to the shooters and hunters for its features and performance recognition. Ancient loading traditions, innovative technology and ballistic knowledge have always been the pillars of this brand.
Maionchi cartridges are loaded with high quality components, assembled with care and passion: from the plastic case, identified by the Maionchi metal head, to top of the range primers, powders and wads.
After detailed research, development and awareness of the market’s new needs, time has finally come bring back this prestigious brand to the hands of the consumer. Maionchi will be supplying AZ20 Competition Loads in plastic and fibre wads.
AZ20 Plastic from £132.80 per 1000
AZ20 Fibre from £139.60 per 1000
The Evolution Edge suits all clay target disciplines and will also appeal to game shooters.
Its long list of features includes: large full-wrap for total eye protection; Class 1 optical grade polycarbonate lens; impact resistant lens (complies with EN166); Oleophobic & Hydrophobic lens coating (water and oil repellent, smudge and fingerprint resistant); HCAF twin lens coating – superior hard coating on lens front protects against scratches and abrasion with anti-fog coating on the lens rear to prevent misting; Unobtrusive, adjustable nose piece; UV400 rated lens (maximum UVR protection).
The Edge model is available in six individual shooting colours (grey, purple, orange, light yellow, rose and yellow) an interchangeable 5 lens set.
Evolution Edge SRP: £39.95 (each)
Interchangeable 5 lens set SRP: £129.95
Pulsar Announce Firmware Update
Pulsar has launched its latest 4.0 Firmware, which enhances the performance of all XP thermal imaging models – Thermion, Helion, Trail, Accolade and Lexion Series.
The updated 4.0 Firmware features significant performance enhancing changes, such as: image detail boost; a fourth customisable observation mode; new reticles (Thermion); and increased brightness range for icons. In addition, there have been some minor bug fixes.
The image detail boost increases the contour sharpness of the heated object for better image clarity, allowing the user to identify objects more clearly. This option is featured as an automatic setting but can be switched off in the main menu. This setting is best suited for use in high-temperature difference conditions.
The current Rocks, Forest and Identification modes offer the most suitable settings depending on conditions. Now, as a direct result of feedback from Pulsar customers, there is a fourth option, the User Mode. This mode allows the user to select and save their personal preferences based on pre-existing observation modes, contrast and brightness settings.
The three settings can be adjusted to suit the conditions and will be most useful to advanced users who wish to have more control over the set-up if their device. The user mode can be modified through a selection of easy settings in the quick menu.
For all Thermion XP riflescopes, there are new colour options available for the reticles, including a black reticle with white dot and a reversed white reticle with a black dot.
The range of icon brightness settings has also been increased enabling users to dim down the icon brightness and increase it further during daylight viewing. This will help to improve comfortable viewing in darker and lighter conditions.
LumenMax 900 IR Hunting Lamp System
The LumenMax 900 IR is ultra-light, weighin in at only 230g (ex. battery) to keep the hunters night-time rig manageable and manoeuvrable.
The kit includes the 900 lumen output LED torch, utilising the latest CREE XML2 U4 Chip-set with constant currency circuitry that extends battery life and ensures consistent brightness for up to two hours at maximum brightness and up to 30 hours at 40 lumens, with a visibility range of up to 500m.
The system also includes a powerful, interchangeable IR 850 Infra-Red Illuminator module for more effective use of Night Vision Googles or Monoculars.
The Shooting Party Chairman, Mike Hurney commented: “The combination of the two-in-one functionality of the LumenMax 900 IR as bot an ultra high-power torch and a powerful Infra-Red Illuminator – with its unique USB ported re-chargeable battery – provides leading edge technology at a market beating price point.”
The Shooting Party