Crimson Trace Announces New Line of Riflescopes by Dan Zimmerman | Oct 01, 2018 | 15 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Following on the rollout of a new line of electro optics, Crimson Trace has just announced a complete line of eleven new riflescopes for tactical and sport shooting. comments Removed_californian says: October 1, 2018 at 21:56 Looks like they’re asking real money for unproven glass. Wonder who makes them. Reply UlnarNerveDysfunction says: October 1, 2018 at 22:38 @ Removed_californian. Manufacturer is GSO German Sports Optics GmbH & Co. KG. of Wetzlar, Germany… Reply Bearpaw says: October 2, 2018 at 07:41 Nothing against Germany, but we have fine high-dollar optics makers right here in ‘Merica. No need to bring jobs back home if we don’t support the companies already here. just say’n Reply UlnarNerveDysfunction says: October 2, 2018 at 13:44 S&W owns Crimson Trace! IF Crimson Trace was to open a Scope Optics Line to their catalog, and S&W was the owner of the company with the New Catalog Line of Products. It would stand to reason, that that new catalog line of product would buy from the SAME supplier of the Parent Company S&W… FightFireJay says: October 3, 2018 at 14:16 Is there someone other than Leopold/Redfield that makes glass here in the U.S.? UlnarNerveDysfunction says: October 3, 2018 at 14:22 Meade Instrument Corporation in California. The produce Telescope Optics… timbo762 says: October 3, 2018 at 14:27 I believe U.S Optics is 100% made in the USA. Actually, some of the best optics in the world are made here. Unfortunately, only the U.S. Government can afford them. timbo762 says: October 1, 2018 at 22:06 Seems everyone is getting in the scope business these days. And why not with the high markup with products made in Asia. Reply PROUD chicano says: October 1, 2018 at 22:29 Whoa to much money for unproven products. Back of the line you go CT. Reply Nanashi says: October 1, 2018 at 23:18 Yeah, more cheap red dots is fine if they work, and you can easily put a red dot on every modern longarm you own that doesn’t have a magnified optic. Plus business wise there is plenty of market opportunity in bundling an optic with a rifle (sell a pencil barreled freefloated upper with a red dot and light pre-installed). With mid-end magnified glass the differences in quality are far more obvious/important/known to the buyer and most people are one and done. Reply Tom in Oregon says: October 1, 2018 at 23:45 The 5-25 x 56 has me wondering. I think I’ll wait for some impartial reviews. (Dan… I’d love to review that if you could make it happen. I’d stick it on my RPR in 6.5 CM and give it a good workout. ) Reply TomC says: October 1, 2018 at 23:52 What label is the factory putting on their scopes before (or alongside) Crimson Trace. I doubt Crimson Trace is going to gamble their reputation by selling junk under their name, but like many others I think I’ll wait until I’ve seen some real reviews — NOT the usual firearms media “reviews” that start out They-Loaned-Me-One-To-Try-Out-For-A-Few-Days. Reply UlnarNerveDysfunction says: October 1, 2018 at 23:57 I suspect the same way Smith and Wesson does, considering S&W bought out Crimson Trace in January of 2018… Reply Docduracoat says: October 2, 2018 at 09:39 I certainly love my Crimson Trace lasergrips! I have them on all my pistols, including my Bersa Thunder cc. Turns a gun with minimal iron sights into an accurate little shooter. Their customer service has been excellent the one time I had a problem, they just sent me new item. Don’t forget one set of free batteries per year for life. They seem to have a budget line in the $500 range, a midlevel at $850 and a top end line at $1,500 msrp. Nothing wrong with German glass. I am certain they will sell for less than msrp at optics planet. Reply Carlos says: October 12, 2018 at 12:17 Even some European optics use japanese glass, it is made to their specs. A good video about the subject, start at 25:00 mark for glass manufacturing https://youtu.be/CX3hLSI59ko Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.