New Leapers UTG Optic

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

Not everyone can afford to spend $500 on optics. Fortunately, for those in search of lower priced reflex sights, there is a plethora to choose from. The challenge is sorting out the quality gear in this expansive category.

Love them or hate them, UTG optics seem to be popular with people looking for functional products at affordable prices. If history is an indicator, the company’s newest TD series of 1X sights should sell well.

Leapers sights

The UTG TD series affords shooters two, parallax free sight pictures to choose from: a T-Dot reticle (TDQ Model) and a single 4 MOA dot reticle (SDQ Model). Both models offer selectable red and green reticles to allow for maximum visibility in a variety of conditions.

Based on UTG’s 38mm objective chassis, the TD series features integral sunshades front and rear. Adjustments are made easy with premium locking turrets and a quick disconnect lever allows users to adjust game plans on the fly.

Leapers/UTG offers a wide range of gun accessories including stocks, lasers, lights and optics. Earlier this year, Leapers introduced a new handgun scope suitable for hunting. The company also brought out an interesting rifle stock called the Pro S2 Recon. The stock has an attractive look and a reasonable price.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • BrandonAKsALot BrandonAKsALot on Nov 14, 2015

    I consider UTG only a slight step up from NCstar and I had an NCstar red dot break on an air soft gun long ago. From use. On air soft.

  • Treyh007 Treyh007 on Nov 14, 2015

    Not something I would use but I understand people that would buy this! The fact is there is a huge market for this type/category of optic, most people don't spend $200-$1200 on optics, they just want something that works and looks "tacticool"! They go to the range every now and then and they are happy with their $100 optic. I was that way when I first got into AR's and AK's.