New From Primary Arms: Advanced Micro Dot With 50k Hours Battery Life and Lifetime Warranty

Primary Arms continues to build upon its reputation for making solid red dots at an affordable price. In a recent e-mail blast, they’ve announced the new MD-RB-AD (microdot, removable base, advanced). It’s a compact optic with a 2 MOA dot, removable T1/H1-compatible base, rotary brightness adjustment knob, 50,000 hours battery life, IP57 waterproof rating, and […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms Advanced 30mm Red Dot

When it comes to affordable optics, many of the house-brand offerings from Primary Arms have been TTAG favorites. Whether it was their 4-14×44 Mil Dot FFP Scope, their 6x scope with .22LR reticle, their 1-6x ACSS scope, or their 2.5X Prism Scope with ACSS Reticle, Primary Arms products typically (but not always) have gotten high […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 2.5x ACSS Prism Scope

Prism scopes offer fixed magnification — typically between 1x and 5x — and compact size, like a red dot, but the use of an etched reticle means they function even if the electronics give up the ghost. Additionally, the reticles can be more complex and are adjustable for focus. Primary Arms is well-known for quality, […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 1-6x ACSS Reticle Scope

A year ago we reviewed the .22 LR version of Primary Arms’s ACSS reticle optics line, which is made to quickly and intuitively range cans, bottles, and clay pigeons out to 200 yards. Focused more on combat use, the 1-6x scope‘s patented ACSS reticle is designed to range, well, combatants. It blows traditional range-finding reticle technology back […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 6X ACSS .22 LR Scope

March 11, 2014: the U.S. Patent Office approves a patent for the Advanced Combat Sighting System, or ACSS. This novel reticle design combines near-instant, intuitive ranging of human targets out to 800 yards with built-in bullet drop, windage, and running target compensation markings. A full review of Primary Arms’ 1-6X ACSS is forthcoming. But, for […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 3-9×40 Illuminated Scope

Primary Arms has made a name for themselves producing excessively cheap knockoffs of well known optics. TTAG even reviewed their Aimpoint Micro knockoff a while back (an optic I also used on my WASR’s Ultimak tube). Cheap red dots are great fun when precision accuracy isn’t necessary, but can Primary Arms’ longer range offerings prove […]