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Our 10 Favorite EOTech Sights and Scopes

EOTech Optics and Sights

EOTech has long been known for its high-quality, reliable sighting systems.

In fact, U.S. elite military units commonly use EOTech sights and scopes. But with dozens of optics out there, which one should you choose?

There’s no wrong answer. But here are 10 we’re particularly fond of:

1. EXPS2-0

EOTech EXPS2-0 Sight
If you’re looking for the overall best EOTech holographic sight, then I’d recommend getting the EXPS2-0.

Here’s why. It’s:

  • Compact
  • Affordable
  • Easy-to-Install
  • Long Battery Life (600+ Hours)

You could also easily mount a magnifier since the buttons are on the side, and not to mention, it comes with a 10-year warranty.

So, if anything happens to the sight, EOTech has you covered.

2. 558 Night Vision

EOTech 558 Night Vision Optic
Shooting at night or need a sight that’s compatible with night vision? Then opt-in for the EOTech 558.A65.

It has a large sight picture, unlimited eye relief and a 68-MOA ring. It’s also powered by AA batteries and works with Gen 1-3 night vision devices.

The best part? It has a quick detach rail mount, allowing you to instantly remove the mount if needed.

You can pick it up for $711.85 from CTD, throw in some of those AA’s rolling around in your junk drawer and get started shooting.

3. Model 512

EOTech 512 Optic
If you’re on a budget and looking for a solid holographic sight that is used by tactical professionals, I highly recommend the EOTech 512.

It uses a standard reticle (68-MOA ring and one MOA dot reticle) that is bright and clear. In fact, many Special Force units prefer this model because of the large MOA circle for CQB.

However, the reticle might be blurry if you have astigmatism. If you do, then I’d recommend buying an astigmatism-friendly optic.

Moving on, the 512 is powered by two AA batteries and lasts over 1,000 hours. It even has a programmable automatic shut-down timer to help preserve battery life.

In short: the 512 is a battle-proven optic that is easy to dial in, enables both eyes open when shooting and has a crystal clear reticle…all at a price that hits the bullseye.

4. XPS2-0

EOTech XPS2-0 Sight
If you’re looking for the lightest and most compact EOTech holographic sight, then look no further than the EOTech XPS2.

It has:

  • Unlimited Eye Relief
  • Automatic Shut-Down
  • Heads-Up Display Window

This scope is also perfect for any condition because it has three brightness settings, super easy tuning capabilities (large bolts with clear directions), and an easy-to-spot reticle no matter where your head is behind the sight.

If precision is your game, the EOTech XPS2-0 is the sight for you.

5. EXPS3-0

EOTech EXPS3-0 Burnt Bronze Optic
If you’re into scopes that come with all the bells and whistles, then go for the EXPS3-0.

We’re talking night-vision compatibility that’s undetectable by enemy surveillance. Two MOA dots in a large 68-MOA circle. 20 (Yes TWENTY) daylight settings plus an additional 10 for night use.

Not to mention durability. You could go snorkeling with this thing. You could run over it with a tank in a muddy field and it would still operate.

But if you somehow destroy this scope (think dropping it out of an airplane into a volcano), then EOTech’s got you covered with a 10-year warranty.

6. XPS3-0 Night Vision

EOTech XPS3-0 Night Vision Optic
For combat purposes — especially night ops — there’s none better than the XPS3-0.

Here’s why. It has:

  • Compact Design (Uses Less Rail Space)
  • Night-Vision Compatibility (Gen 1-3)
  • Rear-Facing Control Buttons

Once you’ve got the XPS3-0 zeroed in, you won’t lose your target. It’s got an unlimited field of view because of its unique design that puts all the sight components as close to your weapon as possible.

Plus, its compact size gives you plenty of space for other rail mounts like a flip-to-side magnifier. Let this sight’s rugged durability and excellent design take your night shooting from decent to amazing.

7. HHS-I Hybrid

EOTech HHS I Hybrid Sight
If you’re going to do a lot of close-quarter combat or medium-distance shooting, then I’d recommend the HHS-I Hybrid.

You can pair this hybrid with literally any other EOTech unit, making it the most versatile system out there.

The G33.STS gives you 3X magnification and combines the awesome features of the EXPS3-4.

Like what? How about four MOA aiming dots, quick detach lever, night vision capabilities and fog-proof optics.

In short: the HHS-I is the perfect choice for close-quarters shooting, but also has the functionality to switch quickly between close and mid-range targets.

Get the best value on this sight-magnifier combo and make the shot every time.

8. Model 552

EOTech 552 Sight
Convenience is key with the Model 552. It has:

  • Standard Screw Mount
  • Ergonomic Rear-Facing Button
  • 65-MOA Circle with One MOA Dot

Want more? Try 2,400 hours of battery life. Plus, you can still use this model with your old iron sights.

With its impact-resistant design, you won’t have to reset the reticle every time. No wonder this is the sight choice for most military professionals.

With moderate dimensions and ease of use, this scope is great for hunting, combat and survival situations.

9. G33.STS

EOTech G33.STS Magnifier
The G33.STS magnifier unit is at the top of the list for reliable magnification. It’s got:

  • Fogproof Optics
  • Wide Field of View
  • 3.25X Magnification

The best part? This unit won’t break the bank and is super easy to install on almost any firearm.

Need to switch instantly from 3x to 1x magnification? No problem. The switch-to-side mount allows for quick transitions.

Compatible with any EOTech unit, this magnifier will give you the picture you need to drop your target on the first shot.

10. HHS-III Hybrid

EOTech HHS III Hybrid Sight
Finally, the HHS-III Hybrid sight system is a perfect choice for close-quarters shooting. Features include:

  • 3X Magnification
  • Two-Dot, Fog Resistant Reticle
  • Combination of the 518.2 Holographic Weapon Sight and the G33.STS Magnifier

What makes this beauty perfect for close quarters is the 68-MOA circle and the fact that you can flip your magnifier unit to a side mount.

And here’s the cool part: you can quickly pop off the magnifier to use as a handheld monocular without affecting the zero of the sight.

Simplicity of installation, excellence of construction and flawless magnification make this hybrid the go-to for any gunman who’s looking to take out targets quickly and accurately.


No matter which option you go with — whether you need optics to enhance your hunting, competition or combat performance — EOTech makes a reliable device for nearly any situation.

Which EOTech sight do you prefer? Why? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author:

Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a firearms expert and educator. His work has appeared on large publications like The National Interest, Daily Caller, American Shooting Journal, and more. In his free time, he reviews optics on his Scopes Field blog.
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Comments (3)

  1. Does any of you laser sight fit a 45 1911 without rail and if not do you carry a rail that will attach so that I can mount one.

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