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Binoc talk

When I first posted about TZP’s newest store item last month, I said the new binoculars offered by The Zelman Partisans were “compact.”

At that point, I’d only seen a photo of them that had nothing in it to indicate scale. I was going by what the bossman, Brad Alpert, told me.

Between then and now I got my own pair. And now I know what “compact” means. When the package arrived, I thought something had to be wrong. The box was no bigger than a double pack of playing cards. A slightly thick pack of cigarettes. How could that be?

But look at this:


That’s a regular-sized pen (ignore the adorable puppies if you can). That’s how compact the binoculars are.

The binocs open up to fit your eyes, of course. And for those of us with lopsided vision, there’s a separate adjustment for each eye.


And they come with a cleaning cloth, lanyard, instructions (in actual English! as well as other languages), and their own tiny carry case with a belt loop.


They weigh almost nothing. You could slip them on your belt and scarcely notice they’re there. But there they’d be: for checking your pistol targets. For catching an intruder at the edge of your property. For identifying a bird on a branch. For spying on a gorgeous woman at the beach (um, no, you wouldn’t do that). But surely you’ve had moments when you wished you had a pair of binoculars, but you left yours at home because they were waaaay too heavy, clunky, and annoying to carry.

Won’t happen again if you have a pair — or two, or three — of these. On your belt. In your glove compartment. On a window sill. Tucked into your shooting kit. In your go-bag. Wherever.

And they’re just $29.

NFI to me, by the way. My only interest is in seeing TZP grow and thrive. And recommending a good little (and I mean little) product to anyone who might be interested. If you happen to be one of those people, go to the TZP store and get yours soon. We’re down to 26 pair and when they’re gone, that’s that.

Of course there are negatives. Do these feature world-class optics? Um … no. They have perfectly serviceable optics for what they are. But for 29 bux you think you get Zeiss Terras??? Ain’t happening.

Still, for the “lite,” quick uses you’re likely to make of these, they are truly handy, clever, useful little gadgets.

Remember, too, that if you’re a three-year member at TZP, you get a discount for store purchases if you’re logged in to your account. If you’re not a three-year TZP member, you can fix that. 🙂


  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty July 21, 2016 5:01 am

    I got mine the other day and have had fun learning to use them. My old (clunky) pair will remain in the gun bag, so I’m not quite sure just where to put these yet. No room on my gun belt for them, unfortunately, but I’ll think of something. 🙂

  2. Ellendra
    Ellendra July 21, 2016 9:28 am

    Ignore adorable puppies? Never!!!

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