Meprolight M5 to equip Israel Defense Forces

Meprolight M5Meprolight Selected by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to Supply Thousands of Red Dot Sights:

Meprolight – a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, Laser Range Finder systems, and Self-Illuminated sights for military, law enforcement and civil applications – was selected by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the sole supplier of the next generation of combat sights. Delivery of thousands of MEPRO M5 Red Dot Sights will begin next month and continue for about a year.

According to Benny Kokia, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, “We are very proud that the IDF selected us as the sole suppliers of their next generation of combat sights, following an evaluation and testing process that resulted in a clear acknowledgement that the MEPRO M5 is the best sight in its category.”

The MEPRO M5 Red-Dot Sight is an energy-efficient, compact sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a single “AA” commercial battery. Featuring battle-proven LED technology and rugged MIL-STD design, the sight assures reliability under the harshest environmental conditions. With its large display window and clearly-defined Red Dot, the MEPRO M5 ensures rapid target acquisition with both eyes open. Offering numerous reticle brightness intensities, the MEPRO M5 suits every tactical scenario. To facilitate night operations and long-range target engagement, the MEPRO M5 is compatible with GEN II and GEN III NVGs as well as with Magnifying Scopes. Its human engineering allows positioning of NVGs and Magnifiers close to the sight’s optics with no decrease in the field-of-view and without compromising convenient switch operation.

Mr. Kokia added, “In addition to the technological superiority, the quality, and the high level performance of the MEPRO M5 Red Dot Sight, we were also selected due to the excellent service we provide our customers. Our customer service begins long before the actual purchase is made, and continues throughout the integration process and maintenance support. We consider the ongoing post-sale follow-up of great importance, and regard it as the key to creating long-term relationships with our customers.”

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Expert: Chattanooga Proves That Military Must Rethink Gun-Free Zones

After gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a Muslim immigrant from Kuwait, allegedly shot and killed four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, former NYPD detective Harry Houck said the military’s “gun-free zone” mindset has to change.

Speaking to CNN Newsroom, Houck said, “I’m a Marine. And this really is hitting me a little harder here than normal that [these Marines] weren’t able to protect themselves at the time this occurred.”

“We need people that are armed,” he added. He also said that even if that means getting armed guards, then so be it; something has to change.

Ask those who disagree whether they are anti-Constitution, anti-Marine, or pro-terrorist so you know where they’re coming from.

Anti-gunners think that guns should only be in the hands of police or military, so they have no reason to think Marines shouldn’t have guns.

Fort Dix. Fort Hood. Chattanooga recruiting station.

How many more?

Every time an attack on military personnel occurs, people are flabbergasted that the military didn’t have weapons to fight the attacker. Stop being flabbergasted every single time like it’s an unbelievable thing. It’s a very believable thing. It’s on purpose. People decided that it’s correct for the military be unarmed.

Decide something different.

Was this guy IS? Seems likely, at first glance, but we’ll see. Either way, he was a coward and so are most of those on his side. Let the good guys have guns. Then the cowards will be more hesitant to attack, and if they do they can be sent to hell more quickly.

Lance Corproal with an M16

Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Leombruno prepares to fire an M-16 rifle during a firing range practice on the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is part of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello/Released)
Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Leombruno prepares to fire an M-16 rifle during a firing range practice on the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). Tortuga is part of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chelsea Mandello/Released)

Navy Brass

Sailors fire M240 machine guns during a live-fire exercise on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements for the presence in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
Sailors fire M240 machine guns during a live-fire exercise on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility four months ahead of schedule in order to maintain combatant commander requirements for the presence in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Night Fire

U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Navy sailors assigned to a provincial reconstruction team fire a .50-caliber machine gun during night weapons qualifications at Camp Atterbury as a part of pre-deployment training. Ten PRTs are preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan to support security, governance and socioeconomic development.
U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Navy sailors assigned to a provincial reconstruction team fire a .50-caliber machine gun during night weapons qualifications at Camp Atterbury as a part of pre-deployment training. Ten PRTs are preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan to support security, governance and socioeconomic development.

Shot Line

U.S. Navy Airman Christopher Holcomb, left, fires a shot line from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea in the Pacific Ocean June 25, 2012. Peleliu was under way conducting pre-deployment training. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John W. Shepherd II, U.S. Navy/Released)
U.S. Navy Airman Christopher Holcomb, left, fires a shot line from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment at sea in the Pacific Ocean June 25, 2012. Peleliu was under way conducting pre-deployment training. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John W. Shepherd II, U.S. Navy/Released)

The Navy usually uses M14s for this.