RED DOT SIGHTS

A BUYER’S GUIDE TO TOP-END RED DOTS

Tactical World - - Contents - Text by Gor­don Meehl • Photos Courtesy of Man­u­fac­tur­ers

Not since Mr. Reese paired cho­co­late and peanut but­ter has there been a bet­ter pair­ing than red dot sights and MSRS. Con­sider a red dot sight a heads-up dis­play for your AR.

If you’ve been read­ing about or shoot­ing any­thing more mod­ern than a mus­ket, you un­doubt­edly have at least heard about red dot sights. These gems of op­ti­cal tech­nol­ogy have sim­pli­fied the task of send­ing rounds on tar­get. Just put the red dot (or cir­cle, tri­an­gle or what­ever) wher­ever you want your rock to go and, if set up right, that’s where it will land. There’s no need to line up your front and rear sights ex­actly and make sure you’re cov­er­ing your tar­get as you fo­cus on the front sight. There’s just a lit­tle red dot show­ing you the point of im­pact.

The num­ber of red dot sights on the mar­ket can be over­whelm­ing. This guide is meant to high­light an elite few that oc­cupy the up­per lev­els of per­for­mance and qual­ity. You’ll find the bench­mark brands that con­tinue to set in­dus­try stan­dards as well as a new­comer that’s mak­ing a strong en­trance into the mar­ket space.

High- end red dot op­tics like the Hart­man LTD mh- 1 al­low a shooter to ac­quire and re­quire tar­gets quickly.

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