On the seventh day of Christmas (which in our timeline was yesterday), TFB brings you a taste of the broad category of what I am calling CQB Optics – glass that can be used from zero to a few hundred yards. Shooters often consider red dots optics to be for close range targets, but with the right dot size and proper technique, hits can be made out to 300 yards reliably. Over the past few years, variable power scopes with true/near 1X magnifications at the low end and up to 8X on the high end have become popular with competition, military, law enforcement and defensive shooters alike. Technological advancements have brought weight down and reduced the overall footprint on the gun while increasing optical clarity.
Prices, manufacturers, models and features run the gamut, so do me a favor and chime in with your preferences IN CQB Optics in the comments section below.
Vudu 1-6x is compact, yet fully loaded. Crafted with the 3-gun and serious hunter in mind, this is an optic that feels as much at home on the AR platform as it does on your favorite bolt-action rifle. The EOTech Speed Ring reticle allows for fast target engagement at low power, but at higher power provides the resolution and accuracy required to tackle longer shots. The Vudu 1-6x is the perfect solution for short to medium range applications that require the highest level of durability and accuracy.
The Trijicon MRO® (Miniature Rifle Optic) is a sealed miniature reflex sight intended
for use on rifles, carbines and shotguns to provide fast target acquisition. The large aperture
and tapered light path maximizes the viewing area and allows for better situational awareness
and fast target engagement – especially from non-standard shooting positions. Combine all this with the ambidextrous brightness controls, sub-flush adjusters, advanced lens coatings
and the fully sealed, waterproof, hard anodized forged 7075-T6 housing and you have
the ultimate mini reflex sight on the market.
Aimpoint Comp M5 – $850
The CompM5™ is a high performance red dot sight developed for military and law enforcement applications. Aimpoint red dot sights are designed for the “both eyes open” method which greatly enhances situational awareness and target acquisition. Thanks to the optical design the red dot follows the movement of the user’s eye while remaining fixed on target, eliminating any need for centering. The CompM5 allows for unlimited eye relief and is compatible with Aimpoint 3XMag-1 and 6XMag-1 magnifiers as well as all generations of Night Vision Devices (NVD). The battery life for the CompM5 is over 5 years of continuous use while at the pos. 7, more than 1 year of use at pos. 8, and more than 10 years at NVD settings (pos. 1 to 4).
Developed to improve precision and accuracy with any style or caliber of weapon, the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) Type 2 is designed to be as durable as the legendary ACOG. The RM06 is an LED sight powered by a standard CR2032 battery. Housed in rugged forged aluminum, the RMR Type 2 is extremely tough yet lightweight. New easy-to-use adjusters with audible clicks allow for quick windage and elevation adjustments.
With eight available brightness settings, the reticle can be manually adjusted by pressing the plus or minus buttons on either side of the unit. To switch to auto adjust mode simply press both buttons simultaneously and release. To save battery life turn the optic off by pressing both buttons simultaneously and holding for 3 seconds.
The Trijicon RMR Type 2 is tougher than any alternative and suitable for military, law enforcement and hunting applications.
Every component, feature and performance characteristic of this riflescope is so well thought out and executed, it’s almost scary. Incredibly versatile and perfect for the AR platform, the Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 is the ideal optical solution for short to medium-range tactical applications requiring the pinnacle of optical performance.
Optically, the Razor® HD Gen II 1-6×24 delivers the highest level of clarity, resolution, color accuracy, light transmission and edge to edge sharpness obtainable. The ultra-forgiving eye box with generous eye relief generates a heads-up display-like sight picture for fast target acquisition and optimal dual-eye visual monitoring of the surrounding environment. Ultra sleek and built like a tank on a 30 mm aircraft-grade aluminum tube, the Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 features ultra-low profile, capped windage and elevation turrets for streamlined performance. Zero-resettable turrets offer 50 MOA of adjustment in a single turn—ensuring ample travel.
Leupold MK8 1-8X CQBSS – $3,900
From close quarters to long range target engagements, the Leupold Mark 8 CQBSS 1.1-8x24mm incorporates everything Military, Law Enforcement and Competition shooters need into one extremely versatile riflescope. The illuminated front focal plane reticles provide accurate range estimation throughout the entire zoom range. Eight brightness settings ensure optimal visibility of the illuminated reticle in all lighting conditions and are compatible with night vision devices. An off position between each numbered brightness setting ensures long battery life and nearly instant return to the desired reticle intensity. The 34mm Maintube and twin bias spring erector system provides over 40 Milliradians of total windage and elevation adjustment. Auto-Locking Pinch & Turn 1/10th Mil click adjustments make precise corrections quick and easy, yet eliminate accidental movement in the field. Quick change BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation) rings allow the scope to be matched to virtually any ammunition for long range precision. The Mark 8 CQBSS is completely waterproof, fog proof, and backed by the Legendary Leupold Mark 4 Warranty. The ultimate blend of rapid target acquisition, precision, and rugged durability, the Mark 8 CQBSS eliminates compromise.
Leupold Delta Point Pro – $520
When your optic needs to be faster than your reactions, the Leupold DeltaPoint® Pro is up to the challenge. The lightweight aluminum housing is shrouded by spring steel for the ultimate in ruggedness while the aspheric lens generates a wide field-of-view with some of the best image quality ever seen in a reflex sight. Leupold’s patented Motion Sensor Technology™ discerns any movement of the sight and automatically activates the illumination which is inset into a light tunnel to reduce the light signature in tactical situations. The tool-less, spring actuated battery compartment makes changing the battery quick and easy while being impervious to water at a depth of 33 feet. The 1 MOA elevation and windage adjustments eliminate the need for adjustment lock screws. From handguns to ARs; and from .22s to .458s, the agile DeltaPoint Pro is always a step ahead. Covered by the Leupold Golden Ring Full Lifetime Warranty; electronics covered by the Leupold Golden Ring Electronics Warranty. Warranties on Leupold Tactical optical products may vary depending on use and other factors. Includes battery, and protective cover. Optional accessories; DP Pro Cross-Slot Mount (120056), DP Pro All Pistol Mount Kit (120057), DP Pro Iron Sight (120058), DP Pro Riser (120059). Note: DeltaPoint Pro All Mounts Kit is not compatible with Wilson, Novak and Bomar sight cuts. The Deltapoint Pro currently fits the following pistols: Beretta 92F * 1911 * Glock * Glock MOS * Sig 226 * Springfield CZ 75 * HK P2000 * Kimber Fixed/Adjustable * S&W M&P S&W Classic * Walther Q5 Match pistol with included mount* *** S&W CORE & FN-X Tactical adapter plates coming soon.