When it comes to engaging targets quickly and accurately, it is hard to beat a reflex sight. Allowing both-eyes-open shooting, these facilitate awareness of the periphery of the primary target as well as the ability to quickly engage new and unexpected threats. And, with each passing year, it seems these optics get lighter, better and more affordable. The following is a roundup of some of the newest reflex sight systems available on the market today. Designed for use on a range of handguns, rifles and shotguns, these sighting systems—listed in alphabetical order—will keep you on the cutting edge.
Burris AR-1X Prism Sight: For LEOs who want an ultra-fast and capable optic for their patrol long gun, the new AR-1X prism sight from Burris is ideal. It is designed as a top-tier CQB optic for engaging targets quickly and capably.
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The prism sight features a highly visible reticle and also provides trajectory compensation out to 600 yards. This allows operators to actively engage threats from arm’s length to long range. The 1X power allows both-eyes-open shooting for enhanced environmental awareness, and it can be used with magnifying devices such as the Burris AR-Tripler.
For more information, visit http://www.burrisoptics.com.
Bushnell 1x28mm Multi-Reticle: Bushnell’s 1x28mm Multi-Reticle red-dot sight offers four reticle options: a 3-MOA red dot, a 10-MOA red dot, crosshairs and a 65-MOA red circle with a 3-MOA center dot. It incorporates two high, Weaver-style ring mounts for ease of use on AR platforms.
The company’s TRS-25 HiRise red-dot sight is purpose-built for AR rifle platforms. It incorporates a single high, Weaver-style mount to perfectly align the red dot with an AR shooter’s eye. The 3-MOA red dot reticle has multiple illumination adjustment settings.
For more information, visit http://www.bushnell.com.
Hi-Lux Tac-Dot Sight: The 1X Tac-Dot reflex sight from Hi-Lux Optics is suitable for a variety of firearms and missions for LEOs looking for a top-tier reflex sight. To simplify its use and application on a wide variety of firearms, the optic’s integral clamp works with a Picatinny or Weaver-style mount. The result is a compact and handy optic that provides lightning-fast target acquisition with the 4-MOA red-dot reticle.
For more information, visit http://www.hi-luxoptics.com.
Konus SightPro Atomic QR and PTS1: Konus’ SightPro Atomic QR tactical sight has an integrated 1-inch riser with a quick release for use on AR-style rifles. The reticle is an illuminated 4-MOA red dot. The Atomic QR offers unlimited eye relief and is waterproof. Konus’ SightPro PTS1 3x32mm prismatic sight offers an illuminated reticle in four colors: red, blue, green and black. It offers a fast-focus ocular lens and 3 inches of eye relief. The PTS1 also mounts to any Picatinny or Weaver-style rail.
For more information, visit http://www.konuspro.com.
Leupold DeltaPoint 2: Leupold has built upon the strengths of its popular DeltaPoint sight with the equally impressive DeltaPoint 2. This ultra-compact and capable red dot sight now includes a manual brightness adjustment for users who prefer brighter or dimmer dots.
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The rock-solid unit retains the patented motion sensor technology of its predecessor, which instantly detects motion and activates while automatically adjusting the brightness to the environment.
For more information, visit http://www.leupold.com.
Millett SP: Millett’s SP Series of red-dot sights offers fast target acquisition in small, compact and lightweight packages ready for harsh LEO duty. The SP Series sights are available with illuminated 3-, 4-, 5-, 8- or 10-MOA reticles, and users can control the brightness settings for the ultimate in user customization through 11 individual settings. The optics are waterproof and shockproof, and provide parallax-free sighting.
For more information, visit http://www.milletsights.com.
Redfield Accelerator and CounterStrike: From handguns and rifles to shotguns, the compact Accelerator reflex sight from Redfield delivers an immediate, crisp sight picture with a 6-MOA red-dot reticle. The reticle has adjustable illumination settings and an automatic shut-off feature to preserve battery life.
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Redfield’s CounterStrike combines a powerful, visible red laser and an illuminated, 4-MOA green/red-dot scope in one versatile sighting system. The reticle has 11 illumination settings. The powerful red laser is housed in the base, which attaches to any Weaver-style rail.
For more information, visit http://www.redfield.com.
Trijicon: New from Trijicon is an optional Cerakote finish on selected optics. This ceramic-based coating is being offered in Sniper Gray, OD green and Flat Dark Earth (FDE) on the Trijicon RMR and the 42mm Reflex sight (in addition to the 4x32mm ACOG). This finish option offers users a rock-solid and durable finish with a range of color options on some of Trijicon’s toughest optics available.
For more information, visit http://www.trijicon.com.
TruGlo 28mm Red-Dot Sight: TruGlo’s 28mm Open Red-Dot sight offers four reticle choices and three different reticle color settings—red, green and blue—for contrast against any target. It has unlimited eye relief, is parallax free to 30 yards and has an integrated Weaver-style mounting system. The 30mm Tac red-dot sight from TruGlo features a traditional tube design with a special reticle for tactical applications. The illuminated ring reticle has three different reticle color settings—red, green and blue—for contrast against any target. See-through flip-up caps and an integrated Weaver-style mounting system make this mission ready.
For more information, visit http://www.truglo.com.
Vortex Sparc II: New from Vortex this year is the SPARC II (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) red-dot sight, a compact and daylight-bright optic ideal for use on rifles, pistols or shotguns.
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The SPARC II features a modular three-piece base providing four individual mounting-height options and digital rear-facing controls with MOA dot-size as well as brightness adjustments. The optics of the SPARC II are fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission, and the tough aluminum body provides both light weight and impressive durability.
For more information, visit http://www.vortextactical.com.