Lots of folks just bought new firearms during both the COVID-19 pandemic and recent riotous social unrest. Many of those guns need (or at least should have) an optic mounted. No matter your firearm, budget, intended use or requirements, we’ve got a newly introduced optic for you, particularly if you're interested in a low-power, variable style of optic. Read on to learn about your options!
Crimson Trace | CTL-5108 With a significant 34-mm-diameter main tube, first-focal-plane reticle and zero-reset turrets, Crimson Trace’s new CTL-5108 expands the range of the traditional low-power, variable optic.
EOTech | Vudu 1-8X This low-power, variable optic is trim, light and useful. EOTech’s new Vudu 1-8X scope offers a daylight-visible dot and ballistic-drop compensating reticle with dedicated subtensions for a multiplicity of options.
German Precision Optics | Passion 5X 1-5x24i With features like the GPObright lens coating and Passiondrop hydrophobic exterior lens coating, this scope promises bright, clear images and easy aiming when mounted on your carbine.
Kahles | K18i 1-8x24i 3GR Optimized for IPSC and 3-gun matches, the K18i allows for a wide field-of-view. A Max Light function provides for extreme backlight situations and integrated throw levers can be adjusted in two sizes, giving the ability to operate in all elements.
Leupold | VX-Freedom 1.5-4x20 AR Part of the VX-Freedom line, the 1.5-4x20 AR is tailored to the AR platform and is extremely affordable for a Leupold scope. It has a 1-inch main tube and .1-mil click adjustments. The VX-Freedom incorporates Leupold’s Twilight Light Management System and is waterproof and fogproof.
Steiner | M8Xi IFS Combining a variable-power optic with intelligent-firing-solution capability, this optic provides real-time targeting data such as cant, wind speed and direction, windage and elevation settings and target distance on a customizable heads-up display.
Sun Optics | Mantis With an illuminated BDC reticle and a magnification range up to 6X, Sun Optics’ Mantis helps you squeeze the most performance from your MSR. Close- and intermediate-range targets become easy pickings. Best off all, at less than $200, you can buy more ammunition.
Trijicon | Ascent 1-4X24 Created for the AR platform, the Ascent is lightweight, yet offers military-grade ruggedness. Its multi-coated lenses deliver edge-to-edge clarity, quickly achieved with the easy-focus eyepiece. An extra-wide field-of-view and uncluttered reticle aid in fast, efficient scanning of your surroundings.
TruGlo | Omnia 1-8x24 Joining the Omnia line is the second-focal-plane 1-8x24 mm. It features a Quick-Zoom lever for rapid magnification adjustment and a one-piece Picatinny rail mount. The etched and illuminated reticle provides multiple aiming options without clutter and bullet-drop compensation out to 600 yards.
Vortex Optics | Razor Gen3 Two first-focal-plane reticle options for accurate ranging and compensation for holdover/under and wind drift make the Razor Gen3 a solid option for shooters seeking an optic (with a 10X magnification range) to engage targets at a variety of distances.