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Aimpoint T-1 vs. T-2 Comparison and Review Video

For years the Aimpoint T1 has been the gold standard of red dot sights, so when I first got wind of a T2 in the works, I was pretty curious. The T2 costs a little more, so what’s the big deal? Watch a side-by-side comparison in the video below, or read the rest of the post below the video for more on these optics.

Red dot sights on a shooting target with a Ruger rimfire pistol

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Comparing Inexpensive Red Dot Sights

For the price of a state-of-the-art Aimpoint purchased in the 1980s, you could buy eight $50 red-dot sights today. The question many of us have is, how good are these inexpensive red dots? To see for myself, I compared three sights costing under $50— BSA Model RD30 ($19.99), NcStar DBB130 ($27.23), and the Tasco BKRD30 ($30.30). In addition, I added a potential ringer — a Bushnell TRS-25 ($80.72) — that cost nearly double the other sights, but is still affordable for most budgets.

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The Best Tactical Sight for Under $50

Recently, I had a chance to look at the Leapers UTG Gen 4 Red/Green Dot Sight. A friend at the range recently purchased a used Smith & Wesson Performance Center .44 Magnum Hunter revolver and the sight was mounted on it. A sub $50 sight on a $1250 magnum? This was a test I had to experience. After all, if the UTG sight could survive the abuse from a .44 mag., imagine how safe it would be atop an AR-15.

Minox SLIM Wildlife Camera


SHOT Show 2015 Special Edition Day 4: New Accessories

New accessories at the 2015 SHOT Show lights, calls, packs, blinds, coolers, flashlights, game cameras, and more that hunters and shooters crave: the Alps Outdoorz Traverse X, the Duck Commander Kid’s First Blind, Birchwood Casey Hopper Spit protectant, Bushnell’s new 14MP Trophy Cam Aggressor, the Daniel Defense SLiM Rail, Leapers, UTG Pro Model 4, and more…

Scopes also magnify your target. Photo courtesy of Alec Dawson.


Throwback Thursday—Scope Mounts

Newbies and veterans alike have difficulty and questions when it comes to navigating their way around mounting a riflescope or weapon sight. This how-to article on the Shooter’s Log, “Mounting a Scope” guides you on the basics of scope mounting and how to choose a system that will work for you and your bolt-action rifle.

Black Hi-Lux AK-CMR Tac-Dot 1.

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AK Optics Options

Modern AK shooters have learned that optics help them shoot the Kalashnikov design more accurately, so here are a few optics (Aim Sport Reflex Sight, Bushnell Elite Tactical SMRS 1-6.5x 24mm, Millett 1-4x24mm Designated Marksman Scope, Hi-Lux Optics TAC-DOT Sight System, Aimpoint PRO, EOTech XPS2, Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 Riflescope, Trijicon VCOG 1-6x24mm Scope, and TruGlo 30MM Dual Color Tactical Red Dot) and mounts (Midwest Industries AK Railed Side Scope Mount and Strike Industries AK Rear Sight Rail) that make the rifle better.

green bullpup rifle with integrated sight

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Seven New Products for Shooters and Sportsmen

Hunting season has just begun and Christmas will be here before we know it. Now is the time to check out the newest products from Cheaper Than Dirt! Seven new products for hunters, sportsmen, survivalists and shooters will help you in the field. The new model Steyr AUG A3 M1 includes a VLTOR sling swivel stud and new integrated optics mounting platform. Sightmark has a good quality red dot sight for cheap, a bipod you need for hunting whitetail and quite possibly the best and your new favorite AR-15 magazine from Elite Tactical Systems Group. Click to read more and start shopping!