Burris is keying into the tactical market with an interesting combination offer: Three packages, including a prism sight as well as either a top mounted red dot or a 3x magnifier. The packages even come in their own carry cases. From the press release:
GREELEY, CO – Burris® helps tactical and competitive shooters get ready to roll with three new AR Tactical Kits. The kits include a quality prism sight and either a secondary red dot sight or an AR Tripler, plus mounts, all packaged in a rugged carry case. They’re complete, ready-to-go optics platforms, at over a $100 savings compared to buying each item separately.
“The new Burris AR Tactical Kits are total package solutions for competitive and tactical shooters at a big savings,” said Vice President of Sales & Business Development Patrick Beckett. “We’ve combined our most popular tactical sights and mounts in a durable carry case to create complete shooting solutions. They’re an affordable way for new competitive shooters to get into the game.”
AR-332 Tactical Kit
The Burris AR-332’s 3x magnification with the Ballistic CQ™ reticle is perfect for instinctive target acquisition and quick shooting from point blank to intermediate ranges. The black reticle is etched directly onto the prism, with red or green illumination at the turn of a dial. Reticle dots correspond to bullet-drop from 5.56 or 7.62 ammunition, but the optic can handle heavier recoil if needed. An Anti-Reflection Device reduces reflection and glare.
The FastFire II™ red dot reflex sight provides a 4 MOA dot with an automatic brightness sensor that adjusts to any lighting condition. Position it on top of the AR-332 for lightning fast target acquisition and close-range engagement.
AR-536 Tactical Kit
The fixed 5x magnification Burris AR-536™ is for lawmen, military and competitive shooters who want additional range plus fast target acquisition. The etched-on black reticle with red or green illumination offers lightning response to intermediate targets and precision shooting at longer distances. Its 10-position power/color selector satisfies all lighting conditions. The Ballistic CQ reticle’s holdover dots are good to 600 yards and work with 5.56 or 7.62 ammo. The kit includes an Anti-Reflection Device and FastFire II™ 4 MOA red dot reflex sight.
AR-1X Tactical Kit
The Burris AR-1X™ Prism Sight delivers both-eyes-open accuracy for ultra-fast shooting. The Ballistic CQ-1X black reticle is etched onto the prism for use without battery power, plus instant push button adjustment between green or red illumination settings. Easy-to-see hash marks offer trajectory compensation out to 600 yards. One lithium AA battery delivers up to 5,000+ hours of service.
The Burris AR-Tripler™ allows quick transition from CQB to mid-distance shooting. Mounted in the quick-detach AR-Pivot Ring, it rides in tandem with the AR-1X for additional 3x magnification. With the push of a button, it flips to the side for 1x shooting.
While my preference is for lighter optics, I have little doubt that these combination packages will find an audience. Offering a full optics set up at a budget price tag will most likely be very attractive to many people.