New 1x Red Dot from Truglo


Truglo announced a new 1x red dot that is priced less than $300. The new Tru-Tec Xtreme is a member of the company’s Tru-Tec red dot line and offers additional features that the existing optics don’t have.

The new sight is water-, fog- and shock-resistant and comes with a cantilever Picatinny rail mount. The mount is of the height to allow for co-witnessing of iron sights on an AR-15.

Both he front and rear lenses have flip up caps to protect the glass when not in use. Windage and elevation are adjusted by use of the turrets, and the protective caps are wired to the body to prevent their loss in the field. The + and – buttons regulate brightness.

The unit has built in motion sensing technology that will put the reticle to sleep when it is not in use. When movement is detected, such as grabbing the rifle, the reticle illumination activates. This helps preserve the CR2032 battery. Both a battery plus a spare are included with the sight when it ships.

Multiple levels of illumination are available to match the shooting conditions. There are levels for use with night vision equipment as well.

The suggested retail price on this sight is $258. According to the company, the units are in production and are already shipping.

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  • Sunshine_Shooter

    That red dot looks exactly like my Holosun HS406A


    • Sunshine_Shooter

      It’s a great optic and I fully recommend it for anything below “carry for my job”, so Truglo’s optic being a re-branded Holosun is not a bad thing.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    I don’t understand why anyone would get this when they can just save up 3 times more money for an Aimpoint.

    • SLi-Fox

      This also uses a CR2032 battery. I try to have everything run the same type of battery.

    • iksnilol


  • Gabriel

    This is the way I see it. You can buy an Aimpoint for $400. Or, you can buy this for $200, and after it breaks you can buy an Aimpoint for $400.

    • Russ Kell

      Aimpoint PRO gets down to $360’ish on various sales (not as much as before the ACO came out, but still).

  • Ken

    I’m partial to the Vortex Strikefire II for a cheap 30mm red dot. I’ve also got an Aimpoint PRO. I haven’t set my Vortex on fire yet, but it has held zero through deliberate dropping and the glass is very clear without a blue tint.