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Primary Arms Optics has just released the latest iteration of its popular SLx 1x Prism, now featuring a green-illuminated reticle. This scope is part of Primary Arms’ SLx product line. SLx optics built Primary Arms’ reputation for innovation, reliability and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve you in any environment. The SLx 1×20 Prism Scope with ACSS Cyclops reticle is one of the most popular low-magnification prism scopes on the market, mirroring the performance of a red dot or reflex sight with an etched reticle that eliminates astigmatic distortion.

The SLx 1×20 Prism Scope with ACSS Cyclops reticle is currently one of Primary Arms’ best-selling optics. With a massive eyebox, compact body, and 9.7oz weight, this prism optic is able to recreate the speed and agility of red dot and holographic optics with an etched ACSS reticle. The benefit of the etched reticle is two-fold, as it usable without batteries and does not blur with an astigmatism.

With the all-new green illumination option, customers can now choose between either a red or green reticle depending on their preferences. Many professional users and hobbyists favor green reticles due to their speed of acquisition. The green illumination stands out against warm-colored environments, for example, a desert. Red reticles remain a prominent choice in heavily-vegetated areas where red offers greater contrast. Both color options come with 11 brightness settings and up to 3,000 hours of battery life on medium settings with a standard CR2032 battery.

“We’re happy to bring a green-illuminated ACSS Cyclops reticle for fans of our SLx 1x prism,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge increase in demand for optics with green illumination, and our SLx 1x Prism was the perfect platform for the technology.”

This new optic is now available for $239.99 from Primary Arms’ retail site and other authorized Primary Arms Optics dealers.

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    • I’ll give you one guess, the same place almost everything else is made,brought to us by the progenitors of the Wu Flu.

      • We complain about everything we buy being made by them but you can’t blame them for selling it. It’s these companies that bottom dollar and a broke ass economy that prevents Americans from purchasing U.S. made products.

  1. So is it not possible to just have a focus adjustable red dot for the people with bad eyes?
    It seems like it would fall in between a plain red dot and an etched reticle prism for complexity/cost.

    • With less than stellar vision the green will help immensely,even for folks with 20/20 uncorrected vision as well.

    • Doesky – if its truly 1x there is no need to focus. Everything looks exactly like it looks to you. With or without glasses.

      • Hmmmm. So why can I always focus a prism scope so that it is always clear whereas on red dots my poor eyesight will have most of them look like odd star clusters and that gets somewhat resolved by putting on my distance glasses.

        Are you implying that there is no way to put a lens mechanism on a simple red dot to provide correction for my poor eye? If so why does the lens of my glasses resolve (mostly) my eye problems? Seems like if you just move the lens from my glasses to the red dot you can do the equivalent. Maybe it’s the fact that adding some kind of focusing at the red dot may end up with a very small usable eye box or relief.

        • Ask your OD, OM or optician if you have an astigmatism. From the description of your experience with red-dots vs prismatic optics sounds like you do- it’s extremely common.

        • I had the same problem that you describe with the red dots I used on my bullseye pistol, including a fairly pricey Aimpoint. I finally discovered that tipping my head slightly so I looked thru a different part of my progressive lens. That sounds really basic, but it eluded me for quite awhile.

    • Variable focus doesn’t do much to help astigmatics, who are the bulk of etched prism buyers who chose them over standard “red-dots” for clarity.

      The previous prisms from PA had more magnification options and were available in FDE, IIRC they also had one with an alternative to the cyber-koala reticle that is a bit of a mess.

  2. Something like this I could maybe live with. If Mr. Murphy sticks his nose into things, battery dies/electronics fail, you still have a sight you can use. Of course, quick detach (I mean throw levers) and back-up irons are mandatory.

  3. I guess that it’s just the way my brain processes images…sights with a chevron center aiming point (ACOG, this optic and others) don’t work well for me. I prefer a center dot…YMMV. The department I worked for offered us either EOTechs or ACOGs, I tried both…the EOTech was much faster acquiring a sight picture.

    • – astigmatic shooters see varying degrees of a blurry starburst or a smeared glowing fuzzball when used. Collimeter sites are just unusable for some of us past 25-50 yards- so etched style sites are our best option. I loved my 2-2 when I could see it. Sadly can’t use it anymore.

  4. im ok with spending 100-150 for a red dot
    for 240 i want to be able to zoom from 1 to 4 or 6x

    • Bushnell makes a 1x prism that is smaller than even a romeo 5. They can be had from Natchez for $150. I personally love mine.

      • -My first was DOA
        -My second would just barely clamp to my Picatinny Rails (Tried different uppers, etc)
        -Proprietary Mount, Doesn’t fit micro mounts, I mean it does fit but the screws holes won’t line up. They could of made it just a tad bigger to fit these mounts.
        -Looks out of place on full size rifles.
        -Their customer service kinda sucks. Ran into some issues with the TRS-25 and Mini Cannon, they weren’t very helpful
        +The reticle is great
        +Battery Life was pretty amazing

        Ended up selling it, I order a Cyclops Green.

        These things are tanks for the price and very durable.

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