2022 New Optics Guide

2022 New Optics Guide

Optics are an increasingly vital part of more and more firearms, from traditional rifles to MSRs to shotguns and even ultracompact, concealed-carry handguns. With few exceptions, however, nearly every optic is made overseas, and every manufacturer uses at least one or two components of foreign origin. 

2022 New Optics Guide: Riflescopes

Everything from Low Power Variable Optics for close-in work to high-powered zooms for the long range game.

Choosing An AR-15 Long Range Scope

With the right ammunition and accessories, an AR-15 can be effective far beyond 400 yards, and a good AR-15 long range scope is part of that solution.

2021 New Optics Guide: Riflescopes

While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including line enhancements, feature-rich budget options and technological marvels that were once unaffordable to anyone not named Bezos, but are now approaching price points where many shooters can make use of them. Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got info on the latest tactical, long-range, self-defense and concealed-carry optics in our annual guide.

Nightforce ATACR 4-20x50 F1 Scope Selected for USSOCOM Contract

The Nightforce Optics Mil-Spec ATACR 4-20x50 mm F1 has been selected as U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Ranging Day Optic (MAS-D) Program.

13 New Riflescopes for 2020

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, including some that don’t need to be mounted on a gun at all.

Hot New Optics for 2020

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, including some that don’t need to be mounted on a gun at all.

13 New Long-Range Riflescopes for 2019

From innovative, high-dollar optics for those on the cutting-edge to budget-priced glass that still allows shooters to reach out, the market for long-range riflescopes has never been better.

First Look: Nightforce ATACR 7-35x56 F2 Riflescope

Nightforce Optics went back to basics in 2019 with the introduction of its ATACR 7-35x56 mm F2 riflescope, giving fans of the second focal plane an option in the company's high-end lineup.

Range Review: Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC II

Known for its line of 1911 handguns and hunting rifles, Kimber expanded into the tactical-rifle market with the Advanced Tactical SOC II. The results, to say the least, were impressive.

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