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: Thermal and Night-Vision

New advances in electronics and updated manufacturing processes have made thermal and night vision optics more affordable than ever before.

iRayUSA RICO MK1 640 3x50mm Thermal Rifle Scope Review

A full-featured thermal optic with a lot going for it.

First Look: Armasight Contractor Thermal Optic

Armasight’s new thermal optic, the Contractor, is now available for sale.

First Look: X-Vision Optics Thermal Reflex Sight

X-Vision Optics is releasing a new thermal reflex sight offering an excellent price to performance ratio and also designed with versatility in mind.

First Look: Leica Calonox Trinity Riflescope

A high-quality long-range precision scope with an easily integrated thermal camera.

First Look: Pulsar FXG50 Thermal Imaging Sight

Pulsar's new FXG50 thermal imaging device clips on to to your rifle to find heat signatures out to 2,000 yards.

2021 New Optics Guide

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.

2021 New Optics Guide: Thermal and Night-Vision Optics

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 new thermal & nightvision optics. 

Review: Trijicon IR-Patrol Thermal Monocular

Yes, thermal optics are expensive, but they can be an invaluable tool for home security and much more.

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