A new AR is a blank slate. If you want it for tactical use, a light, laser, and red dot sight may be in your future. If your AR is destined for varmints or deer, elk, or antelope, a sling, bipod, and scope will be standard fare. Maybe your new AR will reach out to targets on the 1,000 line with a premium scope and benchrest accessories. Whatever your next AR is destined to be, the right accessories define the Modern Sporting Rifle.
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If there is anything I have learned in 40 years of shooting, it is if you buy cheap, you buy twice. When it comes to optics many that are OK for informal target practice and others are suited to some forms of competition. However, if you need a quality holographic sight for critical use, few if any, have stood the test of time as the EOTech sight has.
When I learned Ruger planned to introduce an upgrade on its successful gas impingement rifle, I was very interested. The AR 556 is a reliable and accurate rifle—possibly the best buy in its price range.
My late summer range days have been spent, in part, behind a new red dot on the market, the Enrage by Bushnell. It’s one of a few red dot optics I’ve shot with. Once I checked the price, it became the first red dot I have gotten really excited about.
For practical use, there are several types of shotgun sights. In iron sights, these include the bead, aperture or ghost ring sight, and rifle sight.
Picture this, you and a hunting buddy are staring down a group of wild hogs. You’re close enough that you speak in hushed voices. “See the bigger one towards the left? He’s mine. No wait, he’s moving right. What do you mean you want the one in the middle? Mine is in the middle now….” Suddenly the idea of a laser
Trijicon is a rock solid American company manufacturing in products in Michigan, and—to my knowledge—the Trijicon MRO is the only American made tubular red dot sight on the market.
When selecting a compact reflex sight, there are a few “must have” features: low profile so you can co-witness the iron sights, lightweight, and fast, close-quarter acquisition to shoot with both eyes open. Most of all, it needs to have premium-grade glass with a well-protected lens that provides a virtually parallax-free sight picture. The MeoRed brings all of this and so much more.
Red dot sights are not only increasingly popular, they have made strides in affordability, reliability, and accuracy. The cheap red dot sights are useful for plinking and getting the feel for a red dot optic. The mid level—over $200, but far less than $1,000—is useful for 3-gun competition and home defense. The Lucid M7 fits solidly in this category.
Red dot sights are plentiful, and the plethora of choices makes them confusing. Some are cheap products best suited to .22-caliber rimfire firearms. Others are service grade and often expensive. While quality is never a bad investment, most of us are interested in a durable sight, with good features, at an affordable price. Enter the AR-F3.
Many shooters are searching for high-quality red dot/holographic weapon sights, as well as tactical lights and lasers.
The Mako Group proudly received a Golden Bullseye Award yesterday at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits for its
Back in 1975, Aimpoint offered the first commercial red dot sight. Those initial sights were heavy, and good luck trying