Sights & Optics

holosun aems green dot sight
Review: Holosun AEMS Green

The Holosun AEMS is a red or green dot optic that packs a lot of features. Watch as Nic Lenze talks you through them with some help from a friend.
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ATN ThOR 4 Smart HD Thermal Rifle Scope
ATN ThOR 4 Smart HD...

There are some feral hogs that need taking care of, so Digital Editor Ashley McGee mounts an ATN ThOR 4 Smart HD Thermal Rifle Scope to her pig gun. Take a...
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Holosun AEMS Green Dot Sight
The Holosun AEMS Green

Just when you got used to red dots, here come green dots! Nic Lenze shows you the AEMS, a green dot option from Holosun. Groups for proof!
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Two Scopes to Know

A 1-6x24 has plenty of magnification for my big game hunting.
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Accessorizing Your Ruger...

As Marlin fans anxiously awaited Ruger’s rendition of the classic levergun with trepidation, I never doubted it for a second.
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ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Imaging Rifle Scope
5 Myths About Smart...

Your thoughts on mounting a smart digital scope to your rifle are undoubtedly influenced by all the rampant myths floating around out there. Let’s dispel...
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New Products Gun, Gear,...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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Leica Range-Finding Optics

Before optical sights, hunters managed to kill game without using rangefinders. If the brass bead dwarfed the deer, the shot was too long. When the sight...
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Streamlight BearTrap

I live in the country and it gets inky dark out here. It seems I’m always needing to tend to the tractor, investigate the chicken coop or fix the UTV so a...
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Streamlight Bandit Pro

I live in the country and it gets dark as all get-out here. When I moved here 13 years ago, I thought “night” was like it was in suburban America.
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Athlon Midas CF36 Tripod

I asked Athlon for a tripod and they sent me one — and it was more than I deserved.
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Holosun EPS Pistol Optic
Holosun EPS and EPS Carry:...

You can now train like you carry thanks to the new EPS and EPS Carry open reflex pistol sights from Holosun.
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New Products Gun, Gear,...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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REVIEW: Vortex Optics...

In this review for GUNS Magazine, Nic Lenze shines a light on the Vortex Optics SPARC Solar red dot sight.
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Five Common Zeroing Mistakes

Before you can zero a scope, you’ll have attached it — another topic. Bore-sighting comes next. A collimator slipped into the muzzle puts a screen in...
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New Products Gun, Gear,...

Guns and the gear to carry and outfit them. Check out 2022's latest.
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Lyman sights on a savage 99 rifle
Lyman Sights

From the No. 1’s debut in 1879 until William Lyman’s death in 1896, he would patent 17 rifle, handgun and shotgun sights.
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The Mako Attacks

With strong input from pistol champion Phil Strader, the SIG P365 created a new genre of defensive handgun: small and light, polymer frame and striker...
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The Swampfox Sentinel is a micro-reflex optic designed for slim, subcompact guns and target-rich environments.
The Swampfox Sentinel

The Swampfox Sentinel is a micro-reflex optic designed for slim, subcompact guns and target-rich environments.
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eyepal peep sighting system
Eyepal Peep Sighting System

The EyePal Peep Sighting System changed Roy Huntington's ability to use iron sights. Find out why!
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Harsh Reality

Counter-intuitive truths abound in optics. Years ago I was surprised to find, in a riflescope at a gun show, a broken crosshair.
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Learn to Shoot with a Red...

In this First Look, GUNS Magazine Editor Brent Wheat takes a Red Dot Sight class at Gunsite Academy. Sitting down with Gunsite Range Master Chris Currie,...
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Africa Rifles

For many hunters Africa has been a “one of these days” destination. The current pandemic with its restrictions on travel mean we don’t — at least I...
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Big, Bright, Sharp, Flat...

A scope should deliver a big, bright, sharp image as soon as you cheek the rifle. It’s painfully true any hunter whose sight picture doesn’t measure up...
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Taurus TX 200 Competition

At risk of offending the kind folks from Taurus, I don’t see the TaurusTX 22 as a competition-specific pistol at all.
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Top Tools for Optics Mounting

When I started mounting optics for my own guns, and changing them quite a bit for reviews, I realized I was missing quite a few tools that would make my...
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The Ruger Mini-21

The M21 Designated Marksman Rifle used to be the apex predator among gun nerds truly dedicated to their craft.
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The skinny on scopes

The first time I tried using a rifle scope must have been around 60 years ago. The father of a friend had somehow managed to attach a 3/4" tube scope made...
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Binoculars versus boneheads

Over the years, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to use binoculars and spotting scopes. Today’s models, no matter who makes them, are the best optics...
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How to Transition to a Red...

Red dot optics are the latest advancement in pistol sighting systems but if you're like us, you still have trouble finding the dot quickly. Firearms...
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Holiday Gift Guide: No...

With guns and ammo off the table, we put together a list of firearm accessories and gear you can actually find online/in-store to buy as gifts this holiday...
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Trijicon RMRcc

Alternating live rounds and empties, then clearing jams by pounding the pistol sight on a wooden post to free the slide, I left the post for dead.
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Rate Your Own Optics

The view was instantly brighter, details sharper. In hand, it was lighter than any binocular I’d yet carried afield. And it was less expensive! A field...
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Best or Bust: Arguing Over...

A huge point of contention in the shooting world, the Guncranks share their opinions about red dots and how old dogs can learn new tricks with the...
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Holosun & Shield Sights...

Household names for quality optics, Holosun and Shield Sights recently announced updates to popular red dot models for pistols, each improving upon previous...
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New Products January 2021...

The Ranger is an affordable holster from Versacarry. It’s made of vegetable tanned water buffalo leather and sewn together with industrial-grade bonded...
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Riton Patrioptic Series...

For those seeking products stamped “Made in America,” look no further than the new Patrioptic series and new Patrioptic 1-8x28 from Riton Optics, the...
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Long-Range Recording with...

Previously specializing in bow, shotgun and fishing pole-mountable video cameras to capture every hunt and catch, TACTACAM has entered the spotting scope...
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Leupold Optics

“You can’t go there now! The passes are closed!” So spoke locals in the middle of their northern Wisconsin winter.
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New Products December 2020...

CMMG offers the Resolute and Endeavor Rifles in 6.5 Grendel. Available from many ammo manufacturers, the 6.5 Grendel is a worthy addition to the AR platform
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Trijicon Huron 2.5-10x40...

A friend of mine made an astute observation: “You buy rifle scopes on faith. They all look good on paper and coming out the box but you quickly find out...
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Real Avid Level-Right Pro...

Mounting a rifle scope is one of those processes where do-it-yourself rigs and projects abound. The most commonly used procedure is to put a small level...
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5 New Accessories for Slim...

As more gun owners begin to carry firearms for self-defense, more carry-friendly handgun options have emerged — specifically slim compacts and...
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Meopta MeoPro HD80 ...

I’ve always wanted a “real” spotting scope but there is the tiny matter of disposable income.
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Primary Arms GLX 2X Prism...

I’ve never been a huge fan of low-power optics on ARs but this one might change my mind.
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Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50...

An upgraded model of the Pulsar TRAIL LRF XP50, the second-generation riflescope boasts increased thermal sensitivity, image detail and ruggedness for even...
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New Products October 2020...

Real Avid’s Gun Tool AMP — AR15 is a compact kit loaded for, what else, an AR15. This multi-tool system will keep your AR15 up and running in the field...
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Red Dot 101

There’s no faster sight than a red dot. However, some look like receiver sights, others like scopes. What gives?
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New Products September...

Protect yourself and your family with Rock River Arms’ compact BT92152. The BT-9 pistol with SBA3 arm brace in 9x19mm has a billet aluminum lower with a...
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Meprolight Mepro Foresight

My first experience with an electronic sight was a number of years ago. Back then, the generic buzz term for such products was “holographic sight”
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Trijicon SRO Red Dot Optics

Thanks to these improvements and the inclusion in major competitive circuits, red dots have exploded in popularity. For the past decade, Trijicon’s RMR...
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