Olight Enters The Optics Game With The Osight Red Dot

Olight is known for its line of flashlights, but it is getting into the optics game. The new Osight is a miniature red dot sight with a few unique features. Let’s see what the new sight has to offer.

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TFB Review: Lead & Steel Promethean LP-1 Red Dot Sight

Lead & Steel is a relative newcomer in the world of firearm optics. Their first outing, the Promethean LP-1, is a rugged red dot sight for long gun use. It features a “donut of death” reticle with up to a 150,000-hour battery life. Lead & Steel sent one out to me to test, and I’m excited to write up my thoughts after the better part of a year using it on various review guns.

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C&H Precision Debuts Scope Tube Mounts For Micro Dots

C&H Precision has a new series of scope tube mounts for micro red dot optics. They are available in a range of tube diameters and footprints. Let’s take a closer look at the feature set.

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Vortex Optics Adds New Defender-ST Red Dot Sight

There is a new micro red dot from Vortex Optics, the Defender-ST. It has a lot in common with the Defender-CCW, but has a DeltaPoint Pro footprint. This new model is not just for handgun use, but would be at home on a shotgun or as a 1x optic in conjunction with a variable scope. Let’s take a look a the features.

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TFB Review: I Tried To Destroy My Riton Optics 3 Tactix EED

It says it there in the title and long story short, I haven’t killed it yet. Today we’re talking about a familiar yet new(ish) face to the enclosed red dot world – the Riton Optics 3 Tactix EED (Enclosed Emitter Dot). This optic is new for Riton but may be familiar to those who are also familiar with Nutrek Optics who is the OEM manufacturer for both the new 3 Tactix EED and Viridian RFX45 Enclosed Green Dot. While I think it’s personally fair to call the two optics more or less the same, they do differ in a few ways besides the color of the dot, and to better showcase those differences I was able to get Riton Optics to send me a copy of the EED for testing and evaluation. After testing some of the most durable products in optics like the new Trijicon RCR, and RMR HD, I wanted to see what a more “budget-friendly” option like the EED could offer me as a pistol shooter. Country of origin aside, I think it’s worth testing out the EED to see what it’s capable of and how it holds up to my level of destructive range antics.

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C&H Precision's New Rifle Optics – Big Dots, Small Dots, and MPVOs

C&H Precision brought a whole new set of dedicated rifle optics to SHOT Show 2024 including a new MPVO and two new carbine-ready red dots. The new MPVO or LVPO will feature a 2-12 magnification range on a 44mm tube along with an illuminated reticle, parallax adjustment, and locking windage and elevation turrets for quick and secure adjustments. Meanwhile, the new ERD-1 and ERD-2 are two red dots with two different missions. The ERD-1 delivers a gigantic viewing window and multiple reticle options, while the ERD-2 is a compact, lightweight, and auto-adjusting red dot that sips on batteries and keeps your carbine ready to go whenever you are.

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Gobblers Beware! Mossberg 500, 835 Turkey Guns Now Available With Holosun Red Dot

Looking for a bit more accuracy from your gobbler blaster? Mossberg is looking to up your scattergun marksmanship with new versions of the 500 and 835 pump-action turkey guns, coming with a Holosun red dot sight.

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NEW Burris FastFire C Micro Red Dot Sight

The new Burris FastFire C is an RMSc-footprint red dot designed for concealed carry. It features a 6-MOA dot reticle, powered by a bottom-mounted standard 2032 battery with 25,000 hours of battery life. Let’s take a look at the other features of this red dot.

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TFB Review: Aimpoint Duty RDS – T2's More Affordable Cousin

Aimpoint is often a name that is synonymous with the terms “expensive” and “high quality.” While many will more likely know them for just being plain expensive, I’ve come to recognize the Aimpoint series of red dot optics to be some of the best in the business in terms of durability, flexibility, reliability, and features. The Aimpoint Duty RDS was announced at SHOT Show 2023 and was billed as being a more affordable alternative to the more expensive Aimpoint Micro T-2. I’ve had a ton of recent experience with the Micro T2 through a couple of carbine classes I’ve been fortunate enough to take, and today I’m going to use that recent experience to compare it to the newer, and more affordable Aimpoint Duty RDS to see if the reduced price (MSRP of $499) is worth the reduction in performance that this particular optic offers.

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New Viridian RFX44 Enclosed Micro Optic

Viridian Weapon Technologies has a new enclosed-emitter green dot sight. The RFX44 uses the ACRO footprint and features a 5-MOA dot. It is also available with a wide range of mounting options.

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Friday Night Lights: Insight ISM-IR, Integrated Sighting Module

Thirsty for more night vision-related content? Well, drink up here at Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at EOTech’s premium thermal clip-on. Well, this week we take a look at a discontinued product from Insight. The ISM-IR is the integrated sighting module. It is a red dot with an integrated multi-function aiming laser (MFAL), basically a PEQ-15. Let’s take a closer look.

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TFB REVIEW: Trijicon RCR Closed Emitter Red Dot Sight

The open emitter versus closed emitter debate for red dot optics is stacked with two camps of people. The first group prefers a slimmer optic with a svelte profile. The second group prefers die hard dependability in every condition and environment. The new Trijicon RCR red dot optic is an attempt to show the two groups that their requirements are no longer mutually exclusive. I will make the assumption that the majority of slide mounted optic users are equipped with open emitter optics – specifically the Trijicon RMR. So is the RCR a worthy upgrade? Let’s take a look.

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Griffin Armament Introduces LPVO and Red Dot Sight

Silencer manufacturer Griffin Armament is getting into the optics game. Their first two products are a 1-8x LPVO and an enclosed micro red dot. 

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American Defense MFG Offering Defender-CCW + Mount Packages

Red dots and reflex sights were initially intended to be used only on rifles and carbines. Fast forward to today and nearly everyone has adopted the red dot and pistol concept, or is at the very least, aware of it. However, the market for rifle-mounted reflex sights has received a bit more interest as of late and that’s why American Defense Manufacturing is excited to announce their new Vortex Defender-CCW Red Dot packages which will include your choice of a mount fit for whatever long gun or shotgun you want it on and at the height that is most optimal for your specific setup.

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Partizan Solutions Adds Mounts For LED ACOGs

Partizan Solutions is expanding its line of micro red dot mounts for the Trijicon ACOG family. The newest models are compatible with LED ACOGs like the TA-02 and TA-110. Let’s take a closer look. 

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