Gear Smith Optics Elite – new lenses coming to SOFIC David Reeder May 16, 2014 Join the Conversation Smith Optics is going to be showing off some new stuff at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference next week. Not just their Goggle Bungee Quick Strap rig seen above (and further below), but a new photochromic lens series for their Boogie, the Aegis and all their “tactical lineup”. That's good news for those who're looking for MilSPec ballistic protection and photochromic adaptability. If you've never worn Smith's polarized photochromic lenses you should definitely take a look at them. They are UV sensitive and self-adjusting, making it easier and faster to adjust from light-to-dark and dark-to-light ambient light conditions. That's a simple explanation of course, but it's definitely another great step forward (one of several they've made since Dr. Bob Smith began the ‘Smith Optics Battle Against Fogging' back in 1965 with the first thermal lens). More on Smith Optics Elite technology here. Here's a closeup of the Bungee Quick Strap. If you're going to be in Tampa for SOFIC, visit the boat you'll see moored down by Jackson's on Harbour Island. Smith Optics will be there, along with Mystery Ranch and Beyond. They'll have the new lenses, accessories and other things to show you. They're also helping host this year's 2nd Annual Gelande Quaffing Championship and charity auction for the All In All The Time Foundation being held on Wednesday (the 21st). Last year a combined team of Tactical Tailor, MagPul, Sig Sauer and yours truly were CRUELLY ROBBED by fate, thus allowing Team Mystery Ranch to claim victory. This year there are even more teams. it should be interesting to say the least, and it's for a good cause – last year's gelände quaffing match raised a substantial amount of support for the family of Brett “Shady” Shadel. Hopefully this year will be equally or more successful. Explore RECOILweb:Tactical Tailor Expands Research and Development TeamREVISITED - Incoming Issue 12[Watch] SHOT Show 2018: Ariat BootsBoots Done Casual: the LOWA Palermo NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.