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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.

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EOTech Zombie II: A Holo Sight for the Coming Apocalypse

EOTech Zombie II

Another new addition to the L3 EOTech family is the Zombie II Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS).  The Zombie I by EOTech brought “un-dead” hunters the unique biohazard reticle.  The Zombie II, Model XPS2-Z2, will have the same biohazard reticle, with 20 different brightness settings.  EOTech advertises this as the same reticle seen in Call of Duty Black Ops II.  The Zombie II will also have the same biohazard symbol on the top of the hood like the Zombie I.

The biggest addition to the Zombie II, over the Zombie I, is the addition of the “Reaper Z” camouflage pattern.  I’m not a real big fan of the Zombie-pocalypse offerings, but this camouflage pattern actually has some potential with me.

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LaserLyte Rear Sight Laser

LaserLyte Rear Sight Laser for Glock
The LaserLyte Rear Sight Laser for Glock Pistols

LaserLyte has introduced a new red laser sighting system for pistols called the Rear Sight Laser.  The LaserLyte Rear Sight Laser, or RSL, mounts in the position of the rear sight on a handgun, rather than as a grip or guide rod solution marketed by other companies such as Crimson Trace and LaserMax.

LaserLyte claims that by having the laser mounted to the rear sight, the holster can be used in all of the gun’s normal Level I and Level II holsters.  While I do not have the laser on hand to test this claim with my own holsters, I can see how it should work with most holsters.  However, there are no standards on what a Level I or II holster is, so the claim is a bit nebulous.

The laser is activated by a switch on the rear of the sight system.  One press of the switch turns the laser on in a “constant” mode.  A second press pulses the laser.  A third press turns the unit off.  Run time is marketed as one hour in continuous mode, two hours in pulse mode.