New Scope Levers Announced
Expanding their market to include ever more in the product range, 3 Gun Stuff is adding more scope levers for the shooting sportsman. — Levers of Synthesis design.
This is a nifty little product for those who use scopes with adjustable optics. It extends the adjustment dial with a lever so there is less force to move it. It also makes it much easier to adjust while wearing gloves. Check out the 3-Gun website for more info, and to view the wide variety of product fits they have available.
While the images here show some of the design simplicity in the scope levers, they hide the tricks that really make them work well. The image below shows one application with a lever installed. If you have ever adjusted a scope in the field, you can easily see the benefits of this little improvement.
In this photo you can see just how much more accessible the scope adjustment becomes. This elegant solution is so much easier to handle, but it’s not so big that it causes other issues. The large lever end makes the adjuster easy to access while sighting through it, easy to feel without looking, and easy to move as needed — even while wearing gloves.
While don’t take credit for the cool idea, we certainly had a hand in the ergonomics, fit, and the style.
Engineering, Prototyping, and Production
At Synthesis we talk about the “Elegant Solution” in engineering design, and these levers are a good example. Scope levers t0 adjust position with an easy to find and easy to actuate interface. Since the design is one part plus the fastener, the ring deflects to go over the existing adjustment barrel, and it takes only a small screwdriver to install. These features make it easy to install and easy to remove.
The simplicity in design, construction, installation and especially in function make this a good example of what we like to call “The Elegant Solution”. The blending of science, art and function.
For prototyping, the customer uses a simple rapid prototyping method. The design is one specific for rapid prototyping to enhance testing. And, these methods prove perfect for the application. With quick samples, it’s easy to test theories, then make the minor changes. The result is a quick product cycle.
On the production side, 3 Gun Stuff chose Domestic Manufacturing for a bunch of reasons, and it’s working as they now expand for more products. It also gives them the opportunity for rapid deployment of special orders and new product. Please talk to 3 Gun Stuff if you want one. Actually, if you use a scope, you should try one.
Beyond Scope Levers
The above Scope Levers are a great example of a simple product. While we love simple, we also do the more complex, and artistic, of course. Please talk to us if you’d like our brain power to further you products. Always seeking the elegant solution is just part of what we do. We’re ready for your next challenge.