Mount a red-dot or reflex sight on an AR and you’ve created a weapon that is fast on target at close to medium range, and you’ll notice significantly faster follow-up shots. Pair your AR-platform rifle with a long-range precision optic and you have a setup that will reach and touch something—or somebody—when needed. Some compact, variable-magnification scopes offer a compromise, combining the best attributes of a precision optic and a reflex sight. In the gallery above is 20 AR optics to make every shot count.

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Aimpoint Micro T-2

AIM Sports Prismatic Series

Bushnell Elite Tactical ERS 3.5-21x50mm

Bushnell Enrage

C-More Systems 1-6x24mm C3

EOTech Vudu

Hartman MH1

Hi-Lux 1-4x24mm CMR1

Leupold 1.5-4x20mm Mark AR MOD 1

Lucid P7

Meopta MeoTac 3-12x50mm RD

Minox 1-5x24mm ZX5


Nikon Black Force1000

Sig Sauer ROMEO6T

Sig Sauer TANGO6

Sightmark Wolverine CSR LQD

TruGlo Omnia Series

UTG 6.4” ITA Red/Green CQB T-Dot

Vortex Razor AMG UH-1

This article is from “Black Guns” magazine 2018. To order a copy, visit

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