Trijicon 3-15x50mm TARS

Scopes meant for use on duty rifles need to be rugged. Their reticles need to be clear and consistent. Their adjustments should be simple, easy to see and easy to grasp. Lighted reticles are a nice feature, especially if they accommodate night vision. You really need a purpose-built scope designed for the harshest conditions that holds a precise zero.

Trijicon is the master of building rugged and reliable optics, and the TARS (Tactical Advanced RifleScope) continues that tradition.

I recently got the chance to test the Trijicon TARS on the Christensen Arms CA-10 rifle. This scope is solid, the glass is clear, and the controls are easy to operate and see.

Adjustments are in mils to match the first-focal-plane JW Mil-Square reticle. This reticle allows for ranging if needed without requiring any math conversions. The scope’s magnification range, from 3X to 15X, is just about perfect for most police or urban missions.

Housed in a solid mil-spec tube, the TARS is fogproof and waterproof to 20 meters.

Mated to the Christensen Arms CA-10, it proved incredibly precise, and the TARS is one of the most repeatable scopes I’ve ever used. The glass is very clear, and the reticle is clean.

Ranging proved accurate out to longer distances, and the reticle remained accurate at any power. The scope’s knobs are large and lock into place. Equipped with usable scope covers, the TARS is ready to go right out of the box.

If you want simplicity with combat-proven reliability, give the Trijicon TARS a try.

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