Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Squad Common Optic" - The Army wants a 'one size fits all' optic

Soldier Systems has a peek at the early stage of a 'one size fits all' optic solicitation by the Army. The concept is one that comes right out of Afghanistan. Soldiers require an optic that is capable of engaging targets at long ranges; while retaining the capability to handle close up work.

There are a few optics on the market currently that can fill the void. The first two that come to mind would be an Elcan Specter DR 1.5-6 and the Leupold Mark 4 MR/T 1.5-5. Another option is a combo optic like a Trijicon ACOG 4x32 w/RMR piggyback. What do you think would be a good option?


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  1. If the Army was willing to train the troops to use the M150 Rifle Combat Optic as designed they would be able to engage targets from close in distances reflexively to distances that reach the outer performance parameters of the M4/M16A4 precisely. It's a simple, rugged, and reliable optic that doesn't require the Soldier to manipulate any buttons, switches, or dials when trying to survive a deadly encounter which is why the USMC loves it. K.I.S.S. prevails when you need to keep your focus on situational awareness, not your sight! Just my thoughts after 30 years of carrying a gun.


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