New Steiner DRS 1X (Defendu Reflex Sight)

    Steiner USA will have a new Reflex Sight available early 2019 called the DRS 1X (Defendu Reflex Sight).

    As reflex sights in general it is focused for targets at close range, but with a small 2 MOA dot in the middle you should be able to engage targets into the medium range as well.

    The name Defendu comes from Close Quarters Combat System, where the basic principle is “to end a confrontation as quickly as possible using “ungentlemanly” means by rapidly attacking vital spot area…” Source: Wikipedia.

     

    From Steiner USA’s description:

    The DRS (Defendu Reflex Sight) is so versatile and effective at close range, we’ve named it after the famed Lt. Colonel William Ewart Fairbaim, whose Close Quarters Combat system was designed to rapidly disable an opponent with potentially lethal force.

    Perfect for tactical operations or home defense, the 1x reflex sight offers three reticles calibrated for speed and accuracy at 7, 25 and 50 yards.

    The ultimate CQB sight, it is built with legendary Steiner’s legendary ruggedness. Lightweight, compact and simple to use.

    Below: Larger than a few other reflex sights on the market, but in a very rugged design.

    The window size is .96 high x 1.26 inches wide.

    The overall height is 2.57 in., and sits 2.35 in. above the rail.

    You can configure the Steiner C2 reticle into three options (shown in the picture below).

    The different reticles are:

    a. Singe dot (2 MOA)
    b. Dot and stadia lines
    c. Dot, stadia lines and close dot

    The illumination comes in 7 different levels. 4 settings for daylight (7,6,5,4) and 3 for night (3,2,1).
    There is an auto brightness as well as a manual control.

     

    Below: This is actually pretty useful for a reflex sight. With just 1x magnification you won’t get the same possibilities as high-end scopes with MIL (or MOA) reticles to measure the size of your target(s), but

      Steiner DRS 1X (Defendu Reflex Sight)

    Product Features:

    • RUGGED MAGNESIUM BODY
    • CHOOSE FROM 3 RETICLE OPTIONS
    • SEVEN ILLUMINATION LEVELS (4 DAY/3 NIGHT)
    • ADJUSTABLE FOR WINDAGE/ ELEVATION
    • WATERPROOF/FOGPROOF/ SHOCKPROOF
    • POWERED BY TWO (2) AA BATTERIES, BUT CAN OPERATE ON ONE
    • 2000+ HOURS OF BATTERY RUN TIME
    • 13-HOUR AUTO SHUTOFF
    • CO-WITNESS WITH IRON SITES OR USE WITH ANY MULTIPLIER

    2,000+ Hours of Run Time
    Powered with two AA batteries, this sight is stingy when it comes to power.
    Auto shut-off after 13 hrs.
    Picatinny Rail Mount
    Mounting height allows co-witness of iron sights.
    Rugged Magnesium Body
    Provides added durability under the most
    challenging circumstances.

    Steiner DRS1X

    ITEM NUMBER: 8503

    WINDOW SIZE (H/W IN.): .96 / 1.26

    LENGTH (IN.): 3.88

    WEIGHT (OZ.): 10.40

    HEIGHT (IN.) 2.57 Overall. 2.35 Above Rail

    Each click value is 1/2 MOA, with a total range of 50 MOA (both windage and elevation).

     

    Below: We haven’t verified it, but the sight is said to be waterproof down to 5 meters. (or off the shore?)

    The MSRP is set at $749.99.

    If you want to read more: https://www.steiner-optics.com/battle-sights/drs-1x

    You can also find the Steiner PDF here, with more information on the DRS 1X.

    If you are looking for a smaller reflex sight, you can check the Steiner Micro Reflex Sight (MRS).

     

    Please check the TFB / Finnaccuracy Steiner Factory Visit as well (Germany).

     

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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