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: SIG SAUER TANGO6 3-18x Riflescope

SIG SAUER continues to flesh out its Sig Optics line of products in its quest to dominate nearly every aspect of the firearms and accessories marketplace. I previously reviewed a scope from their hunting-oriented line, the WHISKEY5, and last December took delivery of this TANGO6 3-18x44mm from their tactical line. Yes, that’s correct, I’ve been using it […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Gear Review: MGM Switchview Scope Throw Lever

The rise of the rugged, reliable zero-to-low power variable rifle scope in the last decade has been a fantastic development. Scopes like the Burris MTAC, Leupold VX-R Patrol and Bushnell SMRS can meet your aiming needs from sitting-room distances out to 300 yards and beyond. From CQB to DMR to hog and coyote hunting, they […]

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 […]

Sighting In.

I’ve been interested in how to sight-in a weapon for some time. It’s one of those subjects cloaked in mystery, superstition, science, pseudo-science, alchemy and wives tales (like ballistics and stopping power, I suppose). So my interest was piqued when an email came across my desk from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, with the claim […]