Nikon is Exiting the Rifle Scope Business

One of our intrepid readers who’s in the retail end of the gun business told us of notification he received from one of his distributors. They were letting him know that Nikon will be exiting the rifle scope business and that once current inventory is gone, it’s gone. TTAG spoke to Nikon’s advertising agency who […]

Gear Review: Trijicon ACOG TA-44-C

By Arthur Parker If you were asked what the most proven combat optic in the world was, what would you say? If your answer was not the Trijicon ACOG, you answered wrong. Trijicon has been around since 1981, however, the beloved ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) was not introduced until 1987. The ACOG is a […]

Optics Review: Atibal Apex 4-14×44 FFP Riflescope

TTAG is slowly ending my scope snobbery. Well, less TTAG itself and a lot more the opportunity to shoot through increasingly better quality budget glass. A while back I wrote about my go-to-review optic, the Atibal Nomad 3-12×44. That particular scope reviewed extremely well and kept me on the lookout for Atibal’s scopes in the […]

Kimber Recalls Some Aegis and KHX Optics-Mounted Pistols

Kimber has announced a recall of certain factory-installed-optics versions of their Aegis and KHX handguns and an installation plate compatible with both models. The problem: the optics could fall off.   Not all pistols or plates in the two lines are affected by the Kimber recalls, so TTAG readers should consult the affected ship dates […]

A (Sort of) Brief Guide To Rifle Scope Reticles

There are many different types of rifle scope reticles, each with its own unique design and purpose. Just as with ammunition, scopes and firearms, a reticle is, in and of itself, a tool with a specific use in mind. Granted, some types of rifle scope reticle are more all-purpose tools, good for long-range target shooting, […]

A Brief Guide To Red Dot Sights For Pistols

Wondering what red dot sights for pistols are for? They’re quite the bit of kit, as they allow for fast and accurate sight acquisition. Some people insist that they’re the only way to shoot, though iron sights have worked plenty well for a very long time, thank you very much. So, what are they? The […]

Scope Review: Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56

For about six months now I have been shooting with this Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56.  And absolutely love it. Okay, maybe love is a bit much. To love a scope, I’d have to have it for more than six months; my relationship with this Leupy is still fairly new. So maybe I should say I’m open […]

How to Properly Mount a Rifle Scope

Mounting a new rifle scope correctly is pretty important. If done wrong, you will constantly struggle with finding a good position behind the scope and the adjustments you make when shooting won’t make sense. There are two keys to properly mounting a scope. First, make sure the scope is in line with the barrel. Second, […]