Lately I’ve been devoting an occasional column to carbines and how they can be utilized by security teams. The versatility offered by the carbine makes it a highly desirable weapon in any high threat environment. To be effective, however, the security team carbine must be compact and fast handling to allow quick deployment from within a vehicle and it must also be capable of switching from CQB engagement to countersnipering usage instantaneously. As a result, an optical sight that can be used under 25 meters or out to 500 meters is required.
CRT Tactical Scope
To meet this requirement, I’ve been evaluating two scopes from IOR Valdada. Although both can perform well on security team carbines, each has a slightly different mission. The 1.1-4x26mm CR-Tactical scope is at its best for a team that operates primarily in an urban environment where engagement distances will rarely surpass 100 to 200 meters.