Optics and Sighting Systems

New Optic: Truglo Tru-Tec Xtreme

truglo tru-tec xtreme red dot sight

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.

One of the key features of the optic is its motion sensing feature. This allows the optic to turn the reticle off when it is not in use. When the sight is moved, such as bringing an attached rifle to your shoulder, it is designed to instantly activate. This “sleep mode” is programmable.

The automatic on/off feature helps extend battery life so that you should be able to get years of use on a single CR2032 battery. Truglo includes a battery to power the optic, plus a spare battery system that includes a second battery and tray for a quick swap in the field if needed.

As mentioned above, the sight has variable levels of brightness. This includes settings for night vision equipment. Windage and elevation adjustments are easily made through the use of click buttons on the side of the optic.

According to Truglo, the sight is both water resistant and fog proof. Additionally, the design is shock resistant, so it should stand up to many years of use on an AR-15 or other rifle. Flip up protective lens caps are included with the sight.

Truglo advised the sight is available now, and should be showing up at your local gun shop. A quick check of Midway, Brownells and Amazon shows it has not shown up yet, but I suspect it will soon.

The suggested retail price for the Tru-Tec Xtreme is $258.00 putting it between low cost optics like the Bushnell TRS-25 and the more expensive Trijicon MRO. Based on the feature set, it would seem that this sight could be a very good value. I’m looking forward to trying one of these out when they become available.

By Richard Johnson

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