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 […]

New From Shield: RMS – Reflex Mini Sight

“New” may be a bit of a stretch, as we covered this sight during SHOT Show 2016. However, the big news here is that the Shield RMS has gone into full production and will be hitting U.S. shores in the near future. Shield’s press release and some more photos follow… SHIELD SIGHTS ANNOUNCES FULL PRODUCTION […]

New From Atibal Sights: XP8 1-8×24

Atibal Sights is a relative newcomer to the market, looking to provide high quality sights for competition, hunting, and defensive use at competitive price points. Nick reviewed their Velocity 1-4x, giving it four stars for great glass, a large field of view, and solid mechanicals, while dinging it for the reticle choice. Eventually we’ll have […]

Gear Review: Holosun HS503C Circle Dot Sight

A few months ago I stumbled upon Holosun Technologies, a company out of Florida that makes a range of red dot optics. Nearly all of them employ a solar panel to provide power to the ultra-efficient LED, with a battery backup if it’s too dark. With this combination, the CR2032 battery’s life is up to […]

Gear Review: See All Open Sight

Oversight Shooting Technologies in Blackfoot, Idaho — yes, the town boasts more than just the Idaho Potato Museum — is making a new gun sight. More than that, actually; it’s a new kind of sight. The See All Open Sight looks and feels like an advanced optic but it’s really more of a unique lovechild […]

New From Redfield: ‘Accelerator’ Mini Red Dot

Redfield contines to impress us with their lineup of working-class AR optics, including their new ‘Accelerator’ mini red-dot. This $199 (MSRP) unit will mount on carbines, shotguns and lots of handguns. But it won’t ship until May of this year. Details are few (grrr….), but a 6 MOA water-resistant micro red dot with a U.S. warranty […]

New From Redfield: Counter-Strike AR Red Dot/Laser

Redfield’s new ‘Counter-Strike’ is an AR laser/optics combo with an integrated base and mount. Leupold/Redfield brought one to Media Day At The Range, realizing only too late that their AR’s slght base perfectly blocked the red laser. No laser would have helped much in the desert glare, but the 4 MOA dot stood out clearly […]