With an optic budget topping out at $400 for a red dot sight, the SIG Romeo 7 not only fills the need, it surpasses optics costing hundreds more. The Romeo 7’s 30mm red dot is optimal for most, and the controls are easy to use. Just a few of the benefits include easy sight in, simple to mount, included low-mount option, and, best of all, SIG quality.
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A new AR is essentially 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.
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.
The new Ruger Multi Purpose Rifle (MPR) is designed for sporting use, including hunting and 3-Gun competition. It is also well suited to home or area defense and would be a good rifle for agency use. You don’t need many accessories for tactical use, but you need a reliable rifle. This is that rifle and it is affordable.
Late summer range days are never wasted when spent behind an AR topped with a new red dot on the market, especially when that red dot is the Enrage by Bushnell. In this Review, the author breaks down the pros and cons of the new Enrage red dot scope. Easy to use and adjust controls, quick installation, and out-of-the box- ready for Savage’s MSR, are just a few of the highlights, but our author has additional reasons why you need an Enrage.
The arguments over firing the shotgun by feel and handling versus aiming are many but the bottom line is this, both techniques should be used. A moving target demands fast action and swinging and firing by feel. A stationary target at longer range demands strict use of the sights.
TruGlo added an integrated laser to the Tru Tec to create a winning combination. Then, by pricing the combination under $250 it created a story worth reading—even if you’ve been burned by budget optics before.
Much has already been written about the Trijicon MRO. One forum has no less than 52 pages of arguments, many of which seem to be written by people who don’t actually USE their optics beyond their couch or local gun range. Unlike others we have seen, this MRO review points out one really big thing that many have ignored or glossed over.
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.