I wanted to write a quick synopsis of how the 40th Annual SHOT Show went for us last week. We had a 10 x 10 booth under the British Pavilion, and I must say that we had steady traffic and high interest from many new potential customers not only from the US, but also from around the world.
By my count, we had right at 30 new potential dealers visit the booth and go through our product families and ask to get together again to put together opening orders. This is quite exciting, as at present MTC Optics America has just 8 dealers here in the US. We are going to make a push to add hopefully another 50 dealers during the course of 2018. If any of you reading this know of a potential dealer, or someone who you think I should reach out to, please have them contact me directly, or send me their contact info, and I will certainly do so.
If I were to highlight the products that received the most “Buzz” while we were at the show, it would have to be the Viper Pro’s, the Viper Connect’s were also well received. Our MTC Genesis is a hit with those who took the time to check it out. Finally, we had on display a prototype of the new First Focal Plane scope which is going to be called the Cobra. This 4 – 16 x 50 scope was very well received by those who looked through it. One thing I particularly liked about this scope chassis is that the reticle is very fine, and when you zoom up to the higher power, it does not overwhelm the target, and cover it up.
We are expecting this scope to be available here in the US in the spring.
Finally, the Rapier Rangefinder absolutely was a hit. I even had two different SWAT Teams visit our booth specifically to experience this incredible piece of equipment. If you have not checked this out, do visit our website and read up on the features. This rangefinder can be linked to a Bluetooth earpiece through a free smartphone APP and it literally speaks into your ear with the correct hold, or adjustments, depending on how you set it up. Absolutely amazing unit.
There you have it for now everyone. Again, if you know of a potential dealer, please give them my information, or let me know who they are, and I will reach out to them directly.
MTC is excited to again be attending the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the week of January 23rd through the 26th, 2018. We encourage all of our current dealers and any interested dealers to visit us at our booth #14303, which is located in the British Pavilion on the main show floor. Please come visit with Brad Bonar our new National Sales Manager and see all of the exciting products that we have going into 2018. We look forward to seeing you there. For any questions or to set an appointment, please call Brad at 260-242-9432.
MTC launched 4 new rifle scopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the location of Britain’s first refracting telescope and literally the center of the Worlds time, to send the message: its ‘Time for MTC’
The original MambaLite was developed by MTC optics in cooperation with Optisan and was made until 2014. The MambaLite soon became a jewel in the range and was to become especially popular with airgun shooters, though firearm shooter worldwide soon came to appreciate its light weight and bright optics. Although new MambaLite is a completely new design and no longer produced by Optisan, it builds on the original concept by bringing the design up to date with the addition of the latest lenses SCB2 reticle and the feature most commented on as missing from the original scope a brightness adjustable illuminated reticle.
MTC Viper Pro Tactical
When MTC launched the MTC Viper Pro in 2016 the ‘scope was fitted with a sophisticated ‘smart’ top turret. While this remains a fantastic feature for some, it was unnecessary for others, the addition of a more normal tactical turret give an option to shooters who wish to enjoy the Viper Pro but do not need or want the 3-1 smart turret. Of course the turret is actually far from normal and has been developed for ease of use and can be effectively locked in an instant.
MTC Mamba Pro 2
An option at launch on the Viper pro was the parallel Mamba Pro which is the same sight but with low profile windage and elevation turrets. The Mamba Pro2 improves the existing scope with the two asked-for updates of finger-clickable windage and elevation turrets as well as a less reflective matt finish.
MTC Viper Pro 10×44
Last year MTC announced the Viper Pro 3-18 and 5-30 x50 which featured a ‘Smart’ range turret and we are showing that scope here. The turret is cleverly geared to make up to 3 rotations of the turret relate to a single rotation of a customisable range display window. The scope contains all the features you would expect of such a top end high quality scope features such as reticle illumination and side parallax adjustment. The model range has now been extended to feature a fixed 10 power version that compliments the existing scopes. All of the pro-range feature high quality multi coated lenses that and have been selected for optical clarity, true colour transfer and to be compatible with many of the latest digital night systems.
Keynote from the Time for MTC event at the Queens House Greenwich
With the addition of four more scopes, MTC’s product line is now 15 models, and the UK only Optisan range adds another 7 – including two with a first focal plane reticle. The company has arrived at the start of a new journey and its Time for MTC.
The Greenwich event looked back as well as forward in time being held on the historic site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the Greenwich meridian, a line where east meets west. Established in 1851 to be the very centre line of the world’s time. It is in many ways the place where ‘time’ began and was a fitting venue to display the very latest from MTC optics. All current MTC telescopic sight ‘look back’ to the invention of the ‘Galileo’ refracting telescope in 1608. Just up the hill in the adjacent royal observatory sits one of the country’s largest refracting telescopes; the great equatorial telescope that was completed in 1893. MTC’s range of rifle scopes cover every sort of rifle shooting, with a scope suitable for almost every type of rifle. With unique technical innovation, the designs are intended to be away from the mainstream and populist designs available elsewhere.
All MTC’s own brand scopes are now designed in the UK while manufacturing takes place in China. For the Viper and Mamba series of scopes launched in Greenwich, MTC’s production facility was Initially chosen for their expertise in highly competitive binocular production that was needed to produce the Viper Connect, but the relationship and respect has grown over the last 7 years to the point where a rifle scope division has been created to supply MTC its exclusively designed rifle telescopes.
Small Calibre Ballistic (2) reticle
The original SCB reticle was launched in 2005 with the introduction of the first Viper model and was an instant success, however it soon became clear it had some limitations when used on higher power rifles that needed more reference points for the greater projectile drop that was a feature in some calibres as it was possible to ‘run out’ of aiming points. The SCB 2 addresses this issue as well as adding other refinements and improvements.
The MTC Optics Viper Pro 10×50 Rifle Scope is a brand- new design with a number of innovative new features including super bright multi coated optics for a new standard of light transfer, magnetic flip open lens covers with magnifying lens in rear cover for heads-up display allowing for easy reference to turret settings and lens coating optimized for use with cameras and night vision.
The MTC Viper Pro is a brand-new design with a number of innovative new features to further add to the satisfaction of using an MTC product. A larger six times magnification range: 3-18 or 5-30, super bright multi coated optics and the ‘Smart’ range turret; geared to make up to 3 rotations of the turret relate to a single rotation of a customizable range display window – click for a video.
MTC Optics is happy to announce Black Widow Firarms is now carrying the MTC Optics line of rifle scopes as well as the new MTC Rapier Rangfinder.
Black Widow Firearms provide firearm solutions, accessories and specialized ammunition for a wide variety of specific situations including Tactical, Personal Protection inside and outside the Home, Concealed Carry and Training Services. We are also licensed to handle specialized weapon sales to Military and Law Enforcement. We are NRA Certified Pistol Instructors and Dealers of Historic NFA Firearms.
For more information on Black Widow firearms and their line of products, visit their website at https://blackwidowfirearms.com/
MTC Optics is happy to announce Utah Airguns is now carrying the MTC Optics line of rifle scopes. MTC Optics excels for all shooters including rimfire and centerfire but also a fan favorite of the airgun shooter with it’s SCB2 reticle and a 10 yard minimum focus.
For more information on Utah Airguns and their line of products, visit their website at https://www.utahairguns.com/
The Highly anticipated MTC RAPIER BALLISTIC FINDER with Wireless Technology will be reaching dealers later April and May 2017
It’s a small laser-rangefinder with a big difference. The new MTC RAPIER BALLISTIC FINDER will accurately measure ranges out to 1,000 meters with an accuracy of + or – 1 meter, and yet is contained in a tiny package that contains a Wireless module capable of connection to an external smartphone.
With this feature enabled the MTC ballistic app can be used to instantly calculate points of impacts, hold-over, even windage! Visit http://www.mtcopticsamerica.com/products/range-finder/ for more information.
MTC Optics Viper Pro with Patented Smart Range turret. A brief review at adding your own custom tape (ribbon) to match your rifle, caliber and ballistics. Airgun, Rimfire and Centerfire, the MTC Optics Viper Pro For Shooters, By Shooters.