Designed for fast shooting in tactical situations, the AR-1X prism sight works well at close range but is also effective out to 600 yards. Shooters can adjust the reticle brightness and colors (red, green and black) with the push of a button. One lithium AA battery will power the 13.2-ounce unit for 5,000-plus hours in the field. <a href= "http://burrisoptics.com"> (burrisoptics.com</a>; 970-356-1670)
Updated for 2014, the new DeltaPoint 2 retains the motion-sensor-activated automatic illumination and brightness adjustments of the original DeltaPoint, but now adds manual adjustments for shooters who prefer brighter or dimmer aiming points. The DeltaPoint 2 also features a larger viewing window and lower-profile construction to aid in faster target acquisition. <a href= "http://leupold.com/"> (leupold.com</a>; 800-538-7653)
The Mepro M5 from Meprolight is a new red-dot-style sight with a 2-MOA dot that runs on a single AA battery. The unit is built to withstand military duty and is compatible with night-vision and magnification scopes. From a single AA battery, the unit offers up to 8,000 hours of operation. An improved 33×32 display also allows for quick target acquisition. <a href= "http://www.meprolight.com/"> (meprolight.com</a>)
The new Accelerator reflex sight from Redfield is lightweight and extremely durable. The waterproof, 1X sight can be mounted on virtually any shotgun, rifle or pistol with a Picatinny or Weaver-type rail. The unit has multiple brightness settings (low, medium, high and auto) and runs on a CR2032 battery that can be accessed through the top of the sight, meaning shooters won’t have to remove and remount the sight. <a href= "http://redfield.com/"> (redfield.com</a>; 877-798-9686)
The Ultra Dual Shot Pro Spec NV QD from Sightmark has two sighting methods built into one unit. The first is a non-magnifying reflex sight the uses five different illuminated reticle patterns. The second method is using a built-in red laser for close-in or unusual firing positions. The unit is night-vision compatible and weighs only 9 ounces. <a href= "http://sightmark.com/"> (sightmark.com</a>; 817-225-0310)
For 2014, Trijicon has begun offering Cerakote finishes for its popular RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex), Reflex and ACOG sights. This allows the shooter to custom-tailor the sight color to match the frame and furniture of their weapon systems. Trijicon currently offers three Cerakote finish options: Sniper Gray, Flat Dark Earth and OD green. <a href= "https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/index.php"> (trijicon.com</a>; 800-338-0563)
Reflex and red-dot sights are an essential tactical upgrade for the serious shooter or operator. Compact in size and built to withstand even the harshest of environments, these sights are available in a variety of configurations, finishes and reticle patterns to match your mission needs. The battery technology for reflex and red-dot optics has also advanced significantly in recent years, allowing these sights to run for longer spans of time and making sure you’re always faster than the bad guy.
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Check out some of the newest and top-rated reflex and red-dot sights on the market today and take your tactical rifle to the next level.
For more information on these products, please use the websites below:
- Burris: burrisoptics.com; 970-356-1670
- Leupold: leupold.com; 800-538-7653
- Meprolight: meprolight.com
- Redfield: redfield.com; 877-798-9686
- Sightmark: sightmark.com; 817-225-0310
- Trijicon: trijicon.com; 800-338-0563
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