Vortex Optics has announced several upgrades to its product line for 2014. Of note is the upgraded StrikeFire II. The StrikeFire II no longer has a night-vision button, which previously caused users problems with the optic appearing to have turned off, and instead incorporates the night-vision function in the brightness settings. The power control group housing has been beefed up to provide an even more robust system. The StrikeFire II includes a cantilever ring mount and uses a single CR2 battery that will last for 400 hours on the “bright red” setting and 300 hours on the “red/green” setting. For more information, visit vortexoptics.com.