Elcan SpecterTR 1x/3x/9x Shipping Early 2015

After some refinement, Elcan will start delivering their tri-power sight in 2015 to civilian shooters across North America.

The SpecterTR has a rotating magnification dial that allows the shooter to quickly flip between three levels of magnification: 1x 3x and 9x. At 1x the reticle uses a single center dot illumination, while the magnified reticles feature full illumination for their graduated reticles.


Elcan makes ballistic reticles for 5.56 and 7.62 loads which use a CR2032 to power the red dot illumination. The scope itself is adjusted in 0.1 mrad clicks and has the equivalent of 120 MOA elevation adjustment.

The Specter TR sells for $3,200 USD and existing orders should be met in the Spring of 2015, with new orders arriving on the shelf in summer.


Notably absent from the booth was the Specter OZ 5-20 variable power optic. While the enhanced magnification system is built and ready for production, there will need to be a much larger government order before we see anything close to a commercial version.

Elcan’s military business dwarfs its civilians sales, which means the scopes that get released for general purchase are inevitably linked to government demand.

Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


  • BattleshipGrey

    Love the looks and innovation of Elcan. I will never be able to justify purchasing one though :(.

  • Josh

    I’ve actually been looking more at the OZ 5-20 for some time,hopefully that’ll get released with a military contract soon.

  • pun&gun

    I hear the eyebox on these is extremely narrow. Anyone have experience to confirm?

  • Lance

    I still say go with Trijicon and there variable power ACOG over this.

  • David

    whats that small unit on top of the Specter?

    • Sadler

      A red dot that’s part of the Specter OZ.