SHOT Show: Meprolight Foresight Heads-Up Display

With so many different products coming out of SHOT Show it can be dizzying. Luckily, sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and you hear about something rather sweet.

I was in the Media room when people started chatting about the new Meprolight Foresight. I heard a few things and my curiosity peaked. I went right to their booth and took a look at the Foresight.

The Foresight looks like a fairly standard red dot sight. It’s square-shaped like an EOTech and has an integral mount, blah blah blah.

What makes it cool, though, is that the Foresight is a true heads-up display, something Meprolight calls an augmented red dot sight. It’s more akin to playing a video game than shooting with an optic.

The Foresight provides shooters with an aiming reticle, as well as an internal compass, 5 different reticle options, battery level indicator, a light sensor to adjust the reticle’s brightness, a sight leveler, and in the future, there will be a built-in shot counter.

The Foresight is also capable of connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. This allows you to access some additional features including 10 different zeroing profiles.

You could save multiple shooters’ zeroes for one gun, or you could store 10 different guns worth of zeroes on a single Foresight. It also has access to the Double Shoot app that measures your group on the target and gives you the correct adjustments to make zeroing right quick.

The information displayed on screen can be customized and it’s easy to do. The optic and the information presented is very clear and very adjustable for various brightness levels. The Foresight is already for sale and has a street price of around $650.

The shot counter is coming with the next update, but the next update didn’t have a solid date yet and I don’t want to post speculation. I’m still excited as this is something new and even, dare I say, innovative.

comments

  1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    Would this be handy for the really heavy recoil rounds like .50 BMG that need some extended eye relief for some stock padding?

  2. avatar Connie says:

    It seems like it would be a little hard to read in the heat of the moment, especially with that small print…

  3. avatar neiowa says:

    Post the damn country of origin.

    1. avatar Felix says:

      Country of damned origin is a damned joke. Even if the final damned assembly is done in damned China, they get almost all the damned parts from elsewhere: damned South Korea, damned Taiwan, damned Singapore, and yes, damned America. Yes, it’s true: shipping is so damned cheap that it makes sense to buy parts from around the world, put them together, and sell the result around the world.

      Someone calculated all the value in an iPhone, I think it was, and found that even with all those damned parts being sourced from all those damned countries and put together in damned China, damned America still got more than half the damned profits.

      1. avatar Richard Hurtz says:

        Damn! You’re damn funny!

      2. avatar D.J.U. says:

        And damn if all the parts and labor were from the great country of the United States we probly couldn’t aford it due to the cost of the labor. As for the country of origin, who cares. Don’t misunderstand me, i would love to see an all American product and try to buy them, but if it’s an American company selling them and they honour the warrinty, then isn’t that the american way. American investors making money off the cheap foreign labor, all the bad chemicals used to produce the parts polluting somebody elses people and land, thats the American way man. Butch up, buck up it ain’t going to change without major investment and even higher price points as long as the 1% run the banks and wall street. The American way man.

  4. avatar SoCalJack says:

    For military use, IMO, this has potential, it seems to be off to a good start. It could be an alternative to HoloLens for our warfighters; cheaper but with less battlespace data displayed. I can see Navy/Army trying to develop/implement this COTS with other tech innovation projects. But as an actual benefit for civilian use, I dont know yet.

  5. avatar Retro says:

    If you are going to bother with indicating sight level, indicating inclination would be as useful to those of us not living on the Great Plains.

    1. avatar Anymouse says:

      Sight level seems pretty useless on a 1x sight. A magnifier makes it more useful, but that means it has to be closer to the reticle to be visible. People complain about a 2 or 3 dot Eotech being too busy, and this takes it to the extreme. As a magnified hunting or precision rifle optic, it’s interesting – especially if it can automatically adjust for range, inclination, and crosswind. As a CQB optic, it’s cluttered with stuff that doesn’t matter.

      1. avatar Someone says:

        That’s much nicer way to say it than my own reaction: Too much crap on the screen.

  6. avatar Marc Dupont says:

    Could be interesting to upload ammo specific BDCs (short barrels, custom loads,…), altitude and temperature compensated in real time (with sensors)…

  7. avatar D.J.U. says:

    This seems to be an answere to at least one over looked problem. Point of impact change when using different flavors and weights of ammo being fed a picky shooter. Ste it and forget it so to speak. 9mm jump from 115grain to 147 grain, 45acp jump from 185 to 230 or +p, 5.56 from 55 to 62 or 75 and so on. A shooters quik pick, no more dialing in or calculations on ammo change except mabey windage or a little hold over at greater distances than the original preset.

  8. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    Since it will interface with a cell phone, the government will want all the names of the people that purchased them like they did with ATN. Looks too bulky to me.

  9. avatar James Ivy says:

    The compass is great, we used to glue those button style compasses to the top turret of our scopes with this you can keep your eyes glued and have an easier time with call outs. Neat!

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