A Michigan based company, Eotech has become popular for their line of holographic weapon sights. Their sights have become very popular amongst military and law enforcement professionals along with the everyday shooter. What is recognized most is Eotech's 'circle and dot' reticule. USSOCOM, 10th Mountain, Stryker Brigade, and 3rd Infantry have all chosen Eotechs for their primary combat optic.
A Kansas based company, Bushnell has been a trusted name in hunting optics for over 50 years. A few years ago they saw the advantage of using a red dot and developed a few of their own. These are red dots that are not as seasoned as other brands, but are economical and do work.
- ZOOM DOT
Bushnell Zoom Dot
Weight: 8 oz.Price: $230
Cons: Not Combat Tested
Based in Middleton Wisconsin, Vortex Optics have been in the business since 1986. They have a couple of red dot optic stand outs that offer great performance at a reasonable price. Their VIP warranty is second to none and their 'About You' section says it all.
Wixom, Michigan based Trijicon is one of the most successful manufactures of optics because of their 'no battery needed' aiming sights. They achieve this by using Tritium which is a self illuminating isotope of hydrogen and often times combining it with a fiber optic illumination system. Trijicon produces optics for military, law enforcement and civilian use.
- REFLEX Battery/Life: Doesn't Need One / Tritium and Fiber OpticWeight: 8.2 oz.Price: $412
Pros: Economical, No batteries needed ever, Combat Tested
Cons: Lens has a blue-ish tint some find distracting
This is not a complete list of all red dot sights. There are many other red dot sights out there that are defiantly worthy to be on any ones rifle. This is a quick list of some basic sights that should be on your short-list of optics to buy. This is just scratching the surface of many subjects involving red dot sights. If you have any questions please ask in the comments below or email them to RomeoTangoBravo@gmail.com.
- Double Aught
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