Bul Optics, a division of Israeli Bul Armory, has added the third sight to their line of handgun red dot sights. The new RDS is called MS-3. We’ve previously reported about the launch of this sub-brand and their MS-1 and MS-2 sights. Let’s see what features are packed in this new red dot and what are the differences compared to the other two products in the Bul Optics catalog.
Bul Armory @ TFB:
- Bul Armory Introduces The BUL OPTICS Sub-Brand
- Can I Trust My 1911 with Hollow Points? BUL Armory SAS 2011 Extended Review
- SILENCER SATURDAY #148: Quiet Time With The 9mm Bul Armory Double Stack 1911
- TFBTV: BUL Armory SAS II Ultra-Light Review
- [SHOT 2020] Israel’s Bul Armory Shot Show Pistol Lineup
Probably the main difference from the MS-1 and MS-2 is that the new MS-3 sight has a side battery tray which will allow replacing the battery without having to uninstall the sight from the gun. The MS-3 is powered by a CR2032 battery and has an advertised battery life of 20000 hours on the “weakest visible dot” out of eight dot brightness settings. The dot size is 4 MOA. The windage and elevation are adjustable.
The housing of Bul Optics MS-3 red dot sight is made of 6061-T6 aluminum. The mounting footprint is compatible with Trijicon RMR. This sight is IPX6 waterproof and is rated to operate in -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C) environmental temperature conditions. The MS-3 sight weighs 1.8oz (51g) and has the following dimensions: length – 1.78″ (45.2mm), width – 1.25″ (31.8mm), height – 1.1″ (28.2mm). The window size is .73″ x 1.12″ (18.7mm x 28.5mm).
The MSRP of this new red dot sight is not specified by the manufacturer. What price range do you think would make this sight competitive in the modern saturated market of handgun reflex sights? What features do you think are must-haves on a red dot sight that this one lacks? Sound off in the comments section.
Pictures by BUL Armory, www.bularmory.com