Truglo announced a new red dot optic as we approach the 2017 SHOT Show. The new optic, called the Tru-Tec Xtreme, is a non-magnifying optic with a variable brightness 2 MOA reticle.
Firefield announced that it was now shipping its new Impulse 1×30 red dot optic [Manufacturer’s Site | Amazon link] that has a built in red laser. This dual aiming system has an attractive price that includes a built in riser and protective lens caps.
American Technologies Network (ATN) announced additions to the Smart HD line with the introduction of two new rifle scopes: the ATN X-Sight II 3-14x and the ATN X-Sight II 5-20x. The new day/night scopes offer updated electronics and capabilities when compared to the original X-Sight scopes. These scopes are electronic rifle scopes, not pure glass optics. The […]
Trijicon announced the introduction of the MRO: Miniature Rifle Optic. The new Trijicon MRO is a non-magnifying red dot-type optic that is lightweight and compact. (Ed. note: Read my MRO review here.) According to the company, the MRO significantly reduces the tube effect sometimes found with other optics. Trijicon states they managed to overcome this […]
EOTech announced a new holographic weapon site called the 518. The EOTech 518 is an evolutionary advancement of the highly popular model 512 that is found on many AR-15 rifles. The 518 uses AA batteries – alkaline or lithium – and quickly attaches to the Picatinny rail on any AR receiver. Alkaline batteries will power […]
SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra: a white light, green laser combo unit for firearms. The light mounts to a standard Picatinny or accessory rail and puts out a maximum of 500 lumens. A momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger. Remote switches are also available from SureFire. The laser uses […]
HiViz is one of the companies that has made self-illuminating fiber optic weapon sights very popular among shooters. At this year’s SHOT Show HiViz announced new offerings in some of today’s most popular handguns. HiViz combined the durability of their overmolded sights with the versatility of their LitePipes. Each sight is made of steel, with […]
Has anyone tried the LUCID HD7 red dot sight? I heard Michael Bane talking about them on his podcast recently, and I see they are sold on Amazon. The feedback looks to be very good and at less than $200 they look like a great bargain. But… I’d love to hear some feedback if anyone […]
Online discussions regarding what makes the best combat handgun sights will too often devolve to arguments over sighted vs. unsighted fire. The armchair warriors and keyboard commandoes often come out in strong support of their various, yet inexperienced, views. Unfortunately, the clamor of fools often drowns out the voices of reason and experience. I’ve actually […]
LaserMax officially introduced the green guide rod laser for Glock pistols on Friday. The new guide rods uses a green laser for aiming instead of the traditional red laser the company used in the past. LaserMax hinted to this announcement recently on the company’s website. The new lasers are completely contained in a replacement guide […]