Now Available: Nikon P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT

Tom R
by Tom R

Nikon has recently been pushing into the sporting and tactical market, leveraging their excellent optics design and engineering talent (as evidenced by their history of cameras, binos, and hunting scopes). I recently ran their BLACK X1000 during a precision rifle class and was duly impressed with the clarity and performance of the optics and am so far impressed with their direction. The newest offering is the “Nikon P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT”.

At SHOT 2018, I had the opportunity to play with a prototype of the SUPERDOT, but was forbidden from outing it… 🙂 Below find their press release with more details.

Melville NY (June 19, 2018) – Nikon announces that its new red dot sight previewed during SHOT Show 2018 is now a reality and headed for dealer shelves. The new P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT joins Nikon’s growing family of optical sights for a variety of shooting platforms and applications.

The P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT is engineered with fully multicoated lenses and Nikon’s proprietary “TRUCOLOR” coating, which virtually eliminates the bluish tint associated with red dot sights. The sight’s 2 MOA dot is adjustable with 10 levels of brightness—the first two settings being night vision compatible—and is centered within the field of the 22mm sighting window for a wide field of view with unlimited-and-non-critical eye relief.
Windage and elevation adjustments on the P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT are in 1-MOA increments and are made using the integral tool on the top of each cap. The internal adjustment range for both elevation and windage is 100 MOA.
Nikon builds the P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT on a compact (2.8″ x 1.7″ x 1.7″), lightweight (4.2 ounce) aluminum alloy chassis that is shockproof, waterproof (IPX7) and extremely durable. The sight includes a removable rail mount with height spacer for fast, easy mounting to MSRs or any firearm with Picatinny rail
or base.

Suggested retail price for the new Nikon P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT sight is $199.95 and the P-TACTICAL SUPERDOT and all of its components are covered by Nikon’s 5-Year Warranty.
Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • Tony Tony on Jun 20, 2018

    Good to know that China made optics are catching up in quality

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    • Tom Currie Tom Currie on Jun 21, 2018

      @Grumpy Old Guy Absolutely right, Doug. The designs are good because they copy from the best in each field -- and if you happen to get one where the parts all happened to be good and the kid putting it together happened to get it right, you can end up with something better than 90% as good for less than 10% the price.

      Today, very often the Name Brand product that costs ten times as much really comes from the same factory, and the reason it costs 10 times as much is because the Name Brand has QC inspectors who reject 9 out of 10 of the finished products as not meeting their company standards. And in China, reselling those QC rejects is itself a big business. Most get relabeled, repackaged and sold as knockoffs under a different name -- a few get cleaned up, packaged in fake Name Brand packaging, and sold on Amazon and eBay at a small discount. [And the Fulfilled By Amazon program makes it impossible to tell who is selling fakes because Amazon mixes stock from different sellers and keeps no records of where each item came from]

  • St381183 St381183 on Jun 20, 2018