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, […]

Nikon’s New PROSTAFF P5 Line of Rifle Scopes

Nikon introduced the Prostaff 5 rifle scopes six years ago. Now they’re updating the line, dropping the price slightly and renaming the family of eight optics with various magnification and reticle options PROSTAFF P5. Here’s their press release . . . Nikon Introduces the PROSTAFF P5 Family of Riflescopes Melville, NY (April 2019) – Nikon […]

It’s About Time! Holosun Releases a Flip-to-Side Magnifier

It was three-and-a-half years ago when I reviewed my first Holosun. A zillion rounds through it on all sorts of firearms later, having finally changed the battery once sometime around Thanksgiving a few months ago, and it’s still rock-solid. Zero complaints and the price is right, too. All these years later and Holosun is still […]

5 of the Best AR-15 Scope Options

It’s a question that comes up in gun groups on a regular basis: what’s the best AR-15 scopes under X dollars? And just as regularly comes the stream of replies, most forgetting a minor detail beyond their own bias one way or another: application. What’s the intended use of said affordably priced optic? How rigorously […]

EOTech Splitting Business Into Three Distinct Brands

EOTech branched out into magnified optics back in 2016 with the creation of their Vudu line of rifle scopes. Now they’re revealing bigger plans. The Ann Arbor-based maker of holographic weapons sites, owned by L3 Technologies, is splitting the business into three separate verticals. EOTech will continue to make the holographic weapon sights and magnifiers […]