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.
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There are times when you don’t notice a shift in the paradigm, but with the new Glock G17 and G19 Gen4 MOS (Modular Optic System) pistols the move is obvious and clear. Conceal carry pistols equipped with optics are the next stage in the evolution of defensive pistols. Read the full range report to find out why.
Exciting news for carbine owners—the Trijicon MRO red dot sight is in stock and shipping! For a little over $500, the new MRO gives other sights a run for their money. Six other new optics are also featured in this post—including the 2,400-lumen Dominator, NcStar’s innovative blue laser and a revamp of Trijicon’s classic RX30-14.
The Mako Group celebrated yesterday when the company officially received its Golden Bullseye Award for the Meprolight Mepro MOR reflex sight. In stock and shipping free from Cheaper Than Dirt! the Mepro MOR is a battle-proven, military-grade weapon sight with features unlike any other. Read this news story for more information.
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.