Elite Defense, a distributor of tactical accessories, displayed a prototype holographic weapon sight that’s made by ELCAN. The sight is named the Specter HCO (Holographic Combat Optic) by ELCAN. According to Elite Defense, the reticle in the HCO uses laser holographic projection that’s somewhat similar to the EOTech sights.
Unlike the troublesome EOTech sights, the ELCAN HCO’s laser system is solidly fixed inside of its completely seated aluminum housing. The elevation and windage adjustments are done externally from the mount base, just like the popular ELCAN SpecterDR, M145 and C79 prism sights.
The left side of the HCO shows the the transversely mounted battery compartment for one CR123 lithium battery at the front. Toward the back is the illumination control via a set of arrow marked buttons. On the production unit, the two buttons will be enlarge to accommodate glove wearing user.
The ELCAN HCO features a fairly large viewing window that’s comparable to that of the EOTech sights. There are two reticle options, one is a circle-dot with 3 short subtension lines inside of the the 72 MOA size circle and a center 1 MOA dot The other is just a simple red dot.. It has a total of 11 brightness levels with night-vision settings. The battery life on the production version will be 1200 hours.
The ELCAN HCO will be available in black and FDE colors. It’s a bit heavy at 15.2 oz and at 4.1 inch long. Its MSRP of $700 making the HCO the most affordable ELCAN optic.