Primary Arms Optics has been putting out solid scope options at a variety of price points for years now. Among their other popular products like red dots and variable-power scopes, you will find a selection of prism scopes. In July, TFB reviewed a new addition to the Primary Arms lineup: their SLx Gen III 5X optic. Our reviewer, Luke C., was generally positive about the 5x version as a budget-friendly or entry-level choice. In addition to that version, Primary Arms is also now shipping the lower-powered 3x model, and advertises both of these new iterations as upgrades over previous models. Their press release on these two prism scopes reads as follows:
Monday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
Primary Arms Optics Now Shipping SLx GEN III Prism Scopes
Upgrades Previous SLx 3x and 5x Prism Optics
Integrates All-New Mounting System
Includes New Reticles such as the ACSS Aurora®
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics is now shipping the latest generation of their renowned SLx Prism scopes. Slx optics built Primary Arms’ reputation for innovation, reliability and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve you in any environment. The SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prisms host a number of significant upgrades over the previous generation, touting even greater value at their budget-friendly pricing. These upgrades include an all-new factory mount design and a number of ACSS® reticle updates.
The SLx 3x32mm Gen III Prism Scope is a general-purpose, mid-range prism optic with exceptional durability and value. Priced at $289.99, this scope is suitable for most budgets, while its impressive optical clarity has made it one of the best-selling prism optics in America. With a forgiving eyebox, brightly illuminated reticle, and proven durability, the SLx 3x Prism is highly regarded by both enthusiasts and professionals. The third-generation update brings a fully-reengineered factory mount that greatly improves the optic’s shock resistance and zero retention. In addition, this optic has two new ACSS reticle designs, including the ACSS-5.56-CQB-M2 and ACSS-CQB-300BLK/7.62X39. After extensive testing in the field, this optic has been recommended for duty use by the National Training Officers Association.
The SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism Scope is a precision-oriented, long-range prism optic that offers exceptional accuracy at any distance. At 18.4oz, this optic weighs less than comparable mounted LPVOs, and the integrated picatinny rail section allows for a vertically offset red dot. In addition to the mount upgrade, the SLx Gen III 5x is also Primary Arms’ first prism optic to feature the ACSS Aurora reticle, a metric-based BDC that allows for precision holds out to 800 meters. When tested in the field, the SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism with ACSS Aurora M 5.56 Reticle received a gold-medal rating for duty use by the National Training Officers Association. Both the ACSS Aurora and Standard ACSS 5.56/.308/5.45 Reticles are now available for $329.99.
“Our Prism Scopes have set the standard in the category and we’ve just made them even stronger,” said Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “How do you improve upon an already strong line of Prism Scopes? Make them even stronger and add a proven reticle to the mix.”
Both the SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prism Scopes can be ordered on primaryarms.com or your favorite Primary Arms Optics dealer. These optics are supported by Primary Arms’ lifetime warranty and total commitment to customer satisfaction, making them a guaranteed win for all interested customers.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of these two prism scope options? Do they seem to be a substantive upgrade over previous models? Have you used other Primary Arms optics products, particularly any of their prism scopes? What was your experience with them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! See you at the range.