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According to the news, a terrorist has murdered a lot people with a gun in Orlando. There will be many calls to disarm peaceful law abiding Americans but these will do nothing to prevent these murders. We are all concerned about murders using common weapons to kill innocent people.

Spikes Tactical anti-Jihad Rifle

Spikes Tactical anti-Jihad RifleAccording to the news, a terrorist has murdered a lot people with a gun in Orlando. There will be many calls to disarm peaceful law abiding Americans but these will do nothing to prevent these murders. We are all concerned about murders using common weapons to kill innocent people. Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, Florida has taken a positive step to prevent the use of their Modern Sporting Rifles by terrorists. They have written a Bible verse on one side, “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle,” and a Crusader cross on the other. The selector has three settings: Peace, War and God Wills It. Spike’s Tactical Crusader etched with a Bible verse.(Photo courtesy of WOFL-TV) The gun went on sale in 2015 and was quickly denounced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida. The American Constitution supports the right of Christians to quote their holy book, even of tools like this modern sporting rifle. The "Spike’s Tactical Crusader" is a 16″ Lightweight Mid-Length Rifle. Designed for light weight and dependability, e ach component is backed by the Spikes Tactical Lifetime Warranty. Features Spike’s Tactical 14.5″ Lightweight CMV 1:7 Twist, Mil-Spec Barrel ST low-Profile Gas Block .625 Diameter Gas Seat 5.56 mm NATO 12″ ST MLOK Rail System ST Dynacomp/D2 Bible Verse Laser engraved on the side of the magwell ST Enhanced Lower Parts Kit With The New Pro Grip ST Lightweight Nickel Boron M16 Bolt Carrier Group ST-T-2 Tungsten Buffer Magpul CTR Stock w/ Enhanced Butt Pad ST Billet Mag Release Button MBUS Sights ST Crusader lower with Integral Trigger Guard ST M-4 Forged upper Receiver with Crusader Shield engraving ST Billet Latch Plate Do you part to prevent Jihad, get your Crusader rifle. With a Federal Firearms License and $1,395.00 you can get one here

Remington Defense Now Selling to Civilian Market

Remington Defense Now Selling to Civilian Market

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f3762ffd3d66_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f3762ffd3d66_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Remington Defense has a number of products hitting the consumer market soon, including it's long-distance Modular Sniper Rifle pictured above. Remington Defense has always been a tease. Most shooters have gotten no closer than a shiny photo on a website to the majority of its innovations. It wasn’t a matter of the division of Big Green producing products average, everyday shooters found difficult to own due to Federal regulations. Instead, the company never released its firearms to the civilian market, making their procurement rather troublesome. Adding some of these guns to a safe, however, is about to become a lot easier – though maybe not cheap. The company recently announced it is making select items of its catalog available to the commercial market. The New York/Alabama-based company has not specified when these firearms will find their way to shooters’ local gun stores. But it has released its initial roster of civilian-market products, which includes two carbines and two bolt-action sniper rifles. Related GunDigest Articles FNH’s M249S Ready for Civilian Market Market Trends: Hollywood Helps Drive Bidding for Vintage Remington M40 Suppressors for Home Defense The R4 RGP (Remington Gas Piston) Carbine and R4 Enhanced Carbine are certain to pique the interest of a number of shooters. But the MSR and M2010 might have the potential to be a bit more impactful. Both rifle systems have been adopted by the U.S. Military and each has the design and calibers to send long-distance shooters’ hearts racing. The MSR or Modular Precision Rifle is a multi-caliber platform introduced in 2009. Called the Mk21 Precision Sniper Rifle in military service, the rifle won out in the United Special Operation Command’s "Precision Sniper Rifle" program and was awarded the military's contract in 2013. The M2010 (in service called the XM2010) is the U.S. Army’s replacement for the venerable M24 sniper rifle, and began service in 2011. But it differs from the older platform in one major way – caliber. The newer bolt-action rifle has added reach on the 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Winchester chambered M24, instead shooting .300 Winchester Magnum.

Best Glock Triggers [Hands-On Tested]

Best Glock Triggers [Hands-On Tested]

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s There’s no doubt about Gaston Glock’s pistol, it’s a good gun . But can it be better? Absolutely . One of the most obvious improvements would be an upgraded trigger system.  There are roughly a million different upgrades for the trigger out there…so how do you choose? All Tested Glock Triggers That’s where we come in…we’ve bought, used, and tested the most popular triggers over thousands of rounds. Top 4 Best Aftermarket Glock Triggers for the Money Apex Tactical : Best Bang-For-The-Buck Zev Fulcrum Ultimate : Editor’s Choice Velocity Arms : Runner-Up Overwatch Precision : Lightest Pull Obligatory disclaimer that you should have a qualified gunsmith install and test all this stuff. Stock Glock with 25 Cent Trigger Job & 3.5 lb Connector Let’s establish a baseline trigger. Many will say to get a better Glock trigger you just have to shoot it.  And they are right . Thousands and thousands of rounds (or dry-fire) will polish up the internals and make the trigger much better.  Not custom 1911 level…but better than when you bought it. Glock 25 Cent Trigger Job Polish Parts Diagram We cover how to do the infamous Glock 25 Cent Trigger Job with some polishing compound and Dremel. Another affordable upgrade I do is upgrading the stock 5 lb connector with a Lone Wolf or Ghost 3.5 lb connector.  If you built a Polymer80 Glock with a Lone Wolf frame kit …you already have the 3.5 lb connector. Glock Ghost Connector Polish Area Doing both in my G19 brings the trigger pull down from around 6 lb 6 oz to 5 lb 4 oz and makes it much crisper and with a smoother reset.  Perfect for general purpose and maintaining the stock safeties. Stock Glock Trigger with 3.5 lb Connector Here’s a quick video on the first pull and reset so we have a baseline for the others. Perfectly manageable but still room for improvement! Best Glock Triggers 1. Apex Tactical Glock Enhancement Trigger Apex is well known for improving the turd of a trigger that comes on Smith and Wesson M&Ps, especially the first models that hit the streets.  Obviously, they’ve expanded, or they wouldn’t be on this list. Apex’s "Glock Enhancement Trigger" came out a few years ago and is one of the most affordable drop-in trigger systems. Various Polymer 80 Glocks (Apex in Red, middle) When I say drop-in trigger… I mean it . It’s a self-contained system with a trigger, trigger bar, and disconnector all built together.  You remove your standard Glock guts and fill in the blank.  It’s a very simple installation process and very convenient. The Apex trigger gives you a quick stop initially so you know when to ease and squeeze the trigger.  There’s some minor pull before a clean break. Also, a much shorter reset that’s followed by a similar pull and clean break again. Red not doing it for you…they have purple and black too. One big difference is the flat-faced trigger that still maintains the safety features of the standard Glock.  I definitely like flat-faced triggers after using the Apex a bunch.  It’s also a little meatier than the other triggers which I like. Apex Glock Trigger You can combine upgrades with the Zev Competition Spring kit which I heavily recommend.  With it and a polish job…my trigger pull is 5 lb 7 oz and much smoother. However, I found with mine that I got light primer strikes with the use of the reduced weight striker spring.  So be sure to test. "Zev Competition Spring" Kit 15 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 15 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing If that happens to you…you might need the Zev Skeletonized Striker ($79) to take full advantage of the springs. The Apex Glock trigger is my pick for best bang-for-the-buck since it looks cool, is reliable, improves upon the stock trigger, and is priced right. Best Bang-For-The-Buck Trigger "Apex Glock Trigger" 99 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 99 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing What’s your take on the Apex trigger? Readers' Ratings 4.91/5 (408) Your Rating? 2. Velocity Trigger This Velocity Trigger I got sent for testing and I put it in a new Polymer 80 build with a SeeAll Sight and matching gold Faxon Barrel. Velocity Glock Trigger It’s much thinner than the Apex or stock Glock trigger.  The flat-faced trigger is also ridged for your finger’s pleasure with a lower-activating safety. With stock springs and only a 3.5 connector, I was getting 4 lb 12 oz.  With the competition spring kit…it should go down some more. Zev Competition Spring Kit 15 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 15 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing However…one big thing I didn’t like was that in my P80 build and my style of pressing the trigger (pretty high up with thin fingers)…many times the “safe-action” trigger wouldn’t engage.  And I’d be left with no PEW. Whatever at the range…annoying at a competition…but potentially deadly in a real-life encounter.  Not that I would recommend having anything modified on your gun for self-defense. Otherwise, the trigger was great…longer pull after the initial stop and a nice click. I would recommend for competition/range if you’re finger placement is usually on the lower half of the trigger or if you have thicker fingers than I do. Velocity Glock Triggers 120 at Rainier Arms Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 120 at Rainier Arms Prices accurate at time of writing 3. Overwatch Precision Trigger The Overwatch Precision is from another P80 build.  It also has the competition spring kit . Overwatch Glock Trigger With everything…I get a super soft 2 lb 12 oz trigger pull.  However…it’s pretty spongy when compared to the other triggers.  Nice reset though. But…runs into the same safety reset problem as with the Velocity (so make sure you press lower or have thicker fingers). My pick if you really want a light trigger pull throughout.  I personally prefer less spongy (even at the expense of pull-weight) so this is my least favorite trigger out of all the series. Overwatch Precision TAC Trigger 135 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 135 at Brownells Compare prices (3 found) Brownells (See Price) Rainier Arms (See Price) Optics Planet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing 4. "Zev Fulcrum Ultimate" Trigger My favorite trigger that lives in my G34 for competition shooting.  What I’ve shot the most besides stock Glock triggers. Zev Fulcrum Ultimate Trigger It breaks the cleanest without a lot of pre-travel and no mushiness.  Combined with a little 25 cent trigger job polishing and the lightest springs…it comes in at under 3 lb 10 oz. It’s not much to look at when installed…but the kit comes with an entirely new trigger assembly, lightened springs, and lightened striker (or else sometimes when you only change springs you get light primer strikes). Plus…adjustable pre-travel and over-travel to get YOUR perfect trigger pull.  This all comes at a price though! Best Trigger Zev Fulcrum Ultimate Trigger 250 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 250 at Brownells Compare prices (2 found) Brownells (See Price) Rainier Arms (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Honorable Mentions There’s a lot of Glock triggers.  Here are some honorable mentions: Agency Arms ($160): Pretty good as well…but I’d still take the Apex with the spring kit.  Personal preference though…tons of people love it. Lone Wolf Adjustable ($75): The P80 kit trigger is actually pretty good…and this adjustable upgrade is not too shabby either. CMC Trigger ($170): Another popular one but was meh to me when I tried it. Conclusion How did we do…what other triggers did we miss that we can test for the next update?  If you’re looking at other Glock upgrades check out our Reviews section that will cover slides, barrels, sights, etc.

D.I.Y. Zombie Survival Rifle Build

D.I.Y. Zombie Survival Rifle Build

Zombies are everywhere.  It seems like they are at every turn these days.  I saw one in Wal-Mart just this morning.  They can often be seen in the fresh meat section for the obvious reasons of attraction.  If you look close enough as you go about your business, you will see them too. Quick Navigation The Zombie Profiled Other Pandemic Options Societal Inflictions Choosing a Zombie-Pandemic-Societal Crash Weapon The Build The Zombie Profiled Some consider this whole zombie thing an epidemic.  If it is such a serious threat to the security of our world, country, society, our families and to each of us as individuals, then how shall we defend ourselves against an eventual onslaught of mindless, quasi-human blood-crazed creatures?  How indeed? Think first where all the incidences where the term zombie is applied to many things we hear and see nearly every day.  It is currently pervasive in marketing angles even at a stretch.  Take for example a recent ad by Grizzly Long Cut Snuff in a current issue of Outdoor Life. The ad line reads “You think you have enough guns.  Then, the zombies come.”   What in the world that has to do with snuff frankly eludes me (tobacco is not one of my vices), but the point is zombies are given recognition even by marketing gurus (or recent Z-generation college graduates) with the thought it would help sell their products.  Scary. Since we often rely on the brain source Wikipedia to fill in many of the gaps and voids of things we generally don’t understand on the surface, then we should naturally expect the Wiki-Org to have a dissertation on the term zombie. And indeed they do. Do You Have Concealed Carry Weapon Insurance? Self-defense can land you into major legal battles, or even jail . USCCA provides top-class CCW insurance plus training for you and your family at $22/mo with $2,000,000 in coverage. Join USCCA “A zombie (origin Haitian Creole; North Mbundu) is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft.  The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli.” “In modern times (that’s now I presume) the term “zombie” has been applied to an undead being in horror fiction, often drawing from the depiction of zombies in George Romero’s 1968 film “ Night of the Living Dead .” I’ve seen the movie.  If you have not, then I highly recommend a viewing just for the heck of it. Hollywood of course has taught us much of what most of us think we know about zombies.  Newer television versions such as The Walking Dead have further portrayed them in a contemporary light.  Now we can all recognize a zombie when we see one. "Other Pandemic Options" However, of course, us preppers and wannabe survivalists don’t really anticipate deadhead flesh eaters to be banging on the front door.  I suppose though that some radical mad scientist at the CDC might conjure up a scenario where a dramatic new disease (or an existing one) could sweep the country creating zombie-like characters.  See the 1995 movie Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman. But what about potential epidemics based on such things as a widespread bird flu, brucellosis, bubonic plague, encephalitis, Legionnaire’s disease, COPD, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, Hanta, mad-cow, rabies, leprosy, botulism, elephantiasis, lower respiratory infections, and naegleria.  Shall I go on?  Google some of those if you really want to break out in a cold sweat or not sleep tonight.  Would we be able to quarantine our own families and keep the sick wolves away from the doors? Societal Inflictions And just when you thought there was but a slight remote possibility of one of the disease threats above coming to a town near you, what happens in America when the entitlement payments stop?  When the “empowered” goes to the local convenience store for today’s lunch of fried chicken or pizza and the EBT card fails to register, what is their reaction going to be?  What if China calls in our loans? What happens when “Check don’t come anymore?”  The public dole shows up at a hospital emergency room near you with a head cold, headache, or twisted ankle and they are turned away, because the “Care” program bankrupted the country?  Will these people simply turn into hungry SHTF opportunistic thugs and thieves? When the 47% (more like 52+%) no longer has any government system of support where will they turn?  Perhaps these “disenfranchised” masses will turn on us.  They may gang up to rove through all our “affluent” middle-class neighborhoods to take whatever we have worked to secure, stocked up, and prepared for us to survive. It’s something to think about and is a prime subject around our breakout hideout campfire.  It’s a whole lot more plausible than an invasion by Hollywood zombies. Choosing a Zombie-Pandemic- "Societal Crash Weapon" Though many preppers may elect to opt out of accepting the value of a defensive/offensive weapons strategy, a great number of us fully recognize the importance of keeping ourselves and families safe from any threat.  This could be a gang of thugs from across the country, your county, hometown, or a next door neighbor bent on taking our food, stealing our gas, prep gear or endangering our lives in the process. If you are inclined to have a firearm or more for protection, then this is not intended to be another reinvent of your wheel.  Others may be just getting into this and know very little to nothing about guns and shooting.  Selecting and building a SHTF-Zombie long gun may be as foreign to these folks as creating a survival prep food and gear supply was for me years ago. Again, this is not new science but intended for new preppers or others creating a backup or veterans willing to consider other formats, configurations or features to stock on hand.  Further, please dismiss any arguments or critiques about the choice selected here for any different one that may be more suitable to others.  It is what it is and that debate will never end. I fully recognize that there are multiple viable options for selecting a solid, reliable platform for a workable survival scenario rifle.  Without details, discussions, or apologies my personal individual choice is the Stoner Armalite Rifle (AR) platform clone.  I accept the good, bad, and ugly of my choice.  So far, it works fine for me. The Build All that was just the marinade, now here’s the steak.  My own pick is the AR in 5.56/.223 for all the myriad of reasons and justifications for choosing this base rifle.  There are other good rifle choices and other good calibers to pick.  I chose the AR platform because of its flexibility to customize it to meet my personal needs and interests in a SHTF-Zombie rifle. I elected to go with the 5.56/.223 because the ammo is very common (if we ever get over the ammunition drought we’re experiencing) and easy to find everywhere as a rule.  The magazines are also rather universal and easy to locate in supply. Also there are virtually endless aftermarket accessories which make certain AR clone versions able to accept all kinds of add-on items to make the firearm more versatile. These accessories have to be chosen carefully for quality and reliability.  Certainly there is a propensity to overdue it.  Users have to be mindful of all weight added to a firearm that needs to maintain maximum utility. Here are the items that I recommended to consider adding to a base AR rifle.  Such a rifle version should be “optics ready” and come with a rail system installed.  That would allow for the attachment of numerous accessories on top, bottom and either side alongside the barrel: Collapsible stock .  Adjusts to different lengths of pull for multiple shooters.  Check out Magpul products. BUIS.  Back up iron sights (or synthetic) make for standbys if the optical or electronic sights fail.  Double check those batteries. Optical/electronic primary sight.  I use EoTech , Trijicon , and Leupold .  I like GG&G quick release and Game Reaper one piece scope mounts. Sling attachments.  I prefer GG&G, Midwest Industries , and Blackhawk.  I like the push button release models, but use loop in and clip attachment. Slings. Vero Vellini makes excellent slings of several types.  The neoprene material stretches making rifle carry very comfortable.  Standard nylon 1-inch slings work hard, but can be stiff and tiring to carry. Buttstock cheek piece. CAA and others make these.  With a sort of rubberized texture these cheek rests increase facial weld to the stock for more steady and accurate shooting. Grips.  After trying numerous brands and versions I tend to prefer Hogue soft grips over others especially stock hard plastic AR grips.  I like the Zombie green Hogue grips because they glow in the dark.  Think about that.  Stark, Magpul, and Blackhawk make excellent AR grips, too. Rail light.  I use the Nite Hunter lights in both white and green light.  These come in different lumens with rail mounts included. Charging handle latches.  After some use many find installing a larger changing handle or latch alone enhances the ability to pull the handle. Vertical foregrip.  I personally do not like these, but some do.  Try one out to see if it works for you. Angled foregrip .  I have used this Magpul accessory and it does aid in rifle control in sighting and stability. Rail covers.  These are essential to keep the sharp edges of rails from digging into hands, slings, clothing, etc.  I use Tapco , Blackhawk, S&W, and Ruger. Enhanced trigger guards.  These are helpful if you have big fingers or wear gloves.  I use the Magpul polymer versions. Other options.  Some shooters like bipods.  So far, I have not found a use for one.  I use Primos Trigger Shooting Sticks .  Mag well grips may help some handle their rifles better.  Mag couplers hold two magazines together.  These are fine, but add weight.  Magpul magazine assists fit over the bottom of a magazine as a grab hold for a quick mag release. Certainly there are many more accessory options out there and more coming all the time.  AR accessories are one of the hottest markets going so keep searching the web and supply catalogs.  Continue to read Survivalcache.com and other appropriate print media that reviews ARs.  Buy quality brands not fads. Finally I recommend you obtain a good AR cleaning kit with ample supplies of consumables like patches, brushes, cleaners and lubricants.  A basic AR tool kit is smart.  ARs are relatively easy to work on, but don’t go over your head until you can.  Buy a good rifle case, too.  Stock up on extra magazines, and ammo. Building a SHTF Zombie Rifle can be fun as well as purposeful.  Start with the basic rifle learning to shoot it well.  Once accustomed to the mechanism then consider adding components to make it your rifle.  A good zombie rifle should be a good start to protecting life, limb, family, and all else when the balloon goes up or the drones circle. In this crazy world in which we live that could come crumbling down around our ears at any moment, if we have a little fun with zombies, I doubt it’s really going to hurt anything.  As a psychologist, I might submit that adding a little levity to all this prepping could help reduce some of the stresses of it all.  That would make us better prepared in the long run. Photos by: Dr. John J. Woods Mr Smashy Newsweek "The Walking Dead" People of Wal-Mart Other interesting articles: Survival Gear Review: Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle S&W 15-22 vs Ruger 10/22: Survival Rifle Debate for 2020 The Ruger 10-22 Rifle: The Quintessential Survival Rifle M6 Scout Survival Rifle Review for 2020

A Great Read on the Army SDM Program

I came across this PDF the other day. I was pleasantly surprised to find a great article discussing the AMU Squad Designated Marksman course. What surprised me is the blending of army SDM instructors with civilian CMP shooters side by side to coach. It was a forward thinking approach for an establishment like the army to integrate civilian marksmen with the institutionally trained soldiers, but unfortunately this program appears to be discontinued. When I asked Chris Hernandez about his experience in the Army SDM program; he confirmed that there were no civilian coaches present. The application for the civilian “MRI” coaches that I found also noted that the civilian program is no longer active. Bummer. That would have been a cool job! Gear, shooting tips, great pics, overall a good article to read. “Wind speed in mph multiplied by range in yards … take that and divide by 10 or 100 to get inches of drift. For example, wind speed is 5 miles per hour. Distance to target is 500 yards.Five times 500 is 2,500. Then divide by 100, which equals 2.5 minutes of angle. Since a minute of angle is for 100 yards, and since you have five 100-hundred yard spans, you multiply 2.5 times 5. This is 12.5 inches of error if the wind is perpendicular to your round’s flight path, or “full value.” If the wind is coming in at a diagonal, or “half value,” cut 12.5 in half” Check it out here . Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

Best Holographic Sights | 2020 Complete Buyers Guide

Are you looking for a holographic sight for your firearm? There are numerous options available, each with its own pros and cons. We’re going to thoroughly review some of the best currently available, as well as explain why they’ll probably improve your accuracy. Read on to learn more! At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Holographic Sights OUR TOP PICK: EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight Burris Fastfire III TRUGLO Dual-Color Multi-Reticle Open Dot Sight BEST BUDGET OPTION: Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight Bushnell Strike 5 MOA Red Dot Riflescope Best Holographic Sights Comparison Chart IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick EOTECH 512 "Holographic Weapon Sight" Best Overall Adjustable Brightness Water-Resistant View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Burris Fastfire III Best for AR-15 High-Quality Materials Easy Windage and Elevation Adjusters "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" TRUGLO Dual-Color Multi-Reticle Open Dot Sight Best For Pistols Two Reticle Color Choices Parallax-FreeFrom 30 Yards View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option "Vortex Optics Razor" AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight Best For the Money Micro USB Port for Charging Quick-Release Mount View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Bushnell Strike 5 MOA Red Dot Riflescope Best Bushnell Weatherproof Automatic Light-Adjuster View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Trijicon RMR 6.5 MOA Adjustable LED Red Dot Sight Best Trijicon Large MOA: 6.5 Unique Shape of Lens Increases Durability View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews UUQ C4-12X50 Rifle Scope Best Under $100 Red and Green Illuminated Range Finder Reticles Detachable Green Laser With Remote Switch View Latest Price Read Customer Reviews Sightmark SM26005 Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight Best Under $200 One-Hour Auto-Shutoff Internal Locking System View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews TRUGLO TruBrite Open Dot Sight Best Truglo Offering Two "Reticle Color Choices" Parallax-Free From 30 Yards View Latest Price → Read Customer Reviews Holosun HS510C 2 MOA Dot Best For Astigmatism Various Reticle Combinations Battery or Solar-Powered Price Pros VeryLatest Price Pros What is a Holographic Sight? Holographic sights are attachments to firearms that provide precise reticles for target acquisition. The reticle of this attachment is made via internal lasers which combine to form the reticle image. With one of the products below, you’ll see improved accuracy and faster target acquisition than you would receive from iron or red dot sights . EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight Holographic sights are usually used to help a shooter focus on targets far away and eliminate the need for eye relief; this is the measure of how close one’s eye can be to a scope’s surface before they lose the full picture offered by the scope. This type of product makes this distance a non-issue, allowing you to move your eye further or closer depending on your preference, while retaining the scope’s full field of view. These come in a few different colors, but this is largely a cosmetic difference. Many of them will also offer controls to adjust for windage or elevation differences depending on your shooting environment. What is the Difference Between a Red Dot Sight and a Holographic Sight? Red dot sights and holographic sights both use lasers to create a reticle in order to improve your targeting accuracy. The holographic-type tends to draw more battery power than red dot ones, but this isn’t the biggest difference between the two. Holographic sights are superior to red dot sights because they provide near immunity to the distortion created by parallax. Parallax distortion occurs when your eye isn’t perfectly lined up with the reticle. This can cause poor accuracy due to misalignment with the “line” that is formed from eye to reticle to target. Source Holographic reticles are made by bouncing a laser around the inside of the scope, reducing this distortion even if you move your eye away from the optimal sighting position. This, in turn, keeps your accuracy more consistent even as conditions or your position changes. Holographic-types are also a little more susceptible to temperature than red dots, so extreme environments will favor simpler versions like a red dot or iron instead of the more complex holographic sight. Quick Take - The " "Best Holographic Sight" s" These are our recommendations for the best holographic sights: EOTECH 512 Burris Fastfire III TRUGLO Dual-Color Multi-Reticle Open Dot Sight Review of the Best Holographic Sights Let’s take a look at some of the best on the market. We’ll explain what makes each model worthwhile, as well as any flaws they might have. Best Overall: ​ EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Clear Picture Tough and Long-Lasting Ten-Year Warranty Provides Great Value Cons A Little Pricey The EOTECH 512 is a phenomenal product due to its sleek design and excellent feature list. For starters, its brightness settings are adjustable in 20 different configurations, making it an excellent pick for both daytime and nighttime shooting. You can use this for indoor practice, outdoor practice, or combat and you can feel secure that the image will be crisp every time. Windage controls and the on/off switches are located in convenient areas right around the base. It’s powered by common AA batteries that you can get at any store. A full battery will last around 70 hours and the reticle flashes to alert you to low power before you fully run out. The reticle is extremely sharp at 1 MOA or Minute of Angle. The lower the MOA rating, the sharper the reticle and the less difference there is between reticle and bullet placement. This scope is a great pick for sharpshooters or on rifles that are going to be used to pick off targets at long range. The scope is also water-resistant and made from durable materials that will last a lifetime; if it doesn’t, the purchase comes with a ten-year warranty out of the box, providing great value over time. The EOTECH also comes with a mount for Picatinny or Weaver rails, allowing it to be compatible with virtually any firearm. Bottom Line This EOTECH model is a great pick that’s not too expensive but which still provides excellent quality and versatility. You can use this on any type of weapon, although rifles will get the most use out of its super-sharp, 1-MOA dot. It’s tough and water-resistant and sure to last for as long as the firearm you’ll mount it on. Best for AR-15: ​ Burris Fastfire III with Picatinny Mount CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Lightweight Great Battery Conservation Can Be Used as a Secondary Sight Good for Pistols, Rifles, or Shotguns Cons Limited to Picatinny Mounting This Burris Fastfire III is a great choice if you’ve got a wide variety of weapons and want to use the same attachment on them all. It’s an exceptional product that’s light enough to be used on smaller pistols as well as rifles. You can also use it as a backup for your primary rifle scope. This product lasts for quite a long time due to its sturdy construction and its automatic brightness setting; this setting allows you to adjust its brightness independently also adjusts when it senses changes in the surrounding light level. This will preserve the battery over time. A low battery warning indicator is also featured to warn you when its time to switch them out.  When needed, replacement is easy due to the top access panel. The dot reticle is 3 MOA, a nice balance between accuracy and target acquisition. It can be adjusted with knobs at its side for windage and elevation. The Fastfire comes with a Picatinny mount for weapons that utilize that style of rail. This means that you are limited to this kind of mount, although the manufacturer does offer more specialized mounts if you prepare ahead and know what weapon you’ll be placing it on. Bottom Line The big draw of this item is that it can be used for so many different types of guns, provided that they take Picatinny mounting. It’s got great controls for fine-tuning your shooting experience and can extend the life of its battery because of its automatic brightness setting. Best Holographic Pistol Sight: ​ TRUGLO Dual-Color Multi-Reticle Open Dot Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Affordable Very Good Field of View Reticle Choice Allows for Greater Contrast Between Target and Background Anti-Reflection Coating on the Target Side of Lens Promotes Target Acquisition Cons Is Limited to Weaver-Style Mounting Rails The TRUGLO Open Dot is perfect if you like wide-open pictures and lightning-fast target acquisition. Its tubeless design keeps your field of view very generous and exposed, making it ideal for shooting on long ranges or for use out in the wild, such as during a hunting trip. The reticle can be switched between two different colors, red or green, making it easy to distinguish your target no matter what background they’re up against. The lens is coated with an anti-reflective material on the target side to minimize glaring and distractions as you gaze down the firing angle. The lens can provide you with parallax-free sighting for up to 30 yards; this range is ideal for short-range rifles or for pistols. In terms of holographic versions, it doesn’t get much better than this. It’s relatively light and compact, making it great for smaller firearms like handguns. However, a Weaver-style mounting system is integrated with this model, limiting its use to firearms which can accept those kinds of mounts. Bottom Line This TRUGLO model is great for wide-open shooting or use in the wilderness. It’ll see good use on pistols, too, thanks to its compact design and light weight. The lens and reticle are both optimized for great accuracy and fast target acquisition. You can even change the color of the reticle to make finding your target easier against a woodland background. Best for the Money: ​ Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Tough and Durable Great Picture Without Distortion or Fade Mounting is Easy to Install on All Base Types Extremely Efficient Battery Life Thanks to the USB Port and Battery System Cons Bulky and Too Big for Some Weapons The Razor is an exceptional device that provides the best bang for your buck when it comes to holographic sights. For starters, it’s got a quick-release mount that can work on Weaver or Picatinny bases, making it suitable for virtually all weapon types. It is rather bulky, so for some pistols, it’ll be unusable, but for rifle-style weapons or shotguns, it’s an excellent fit. This item is very tough and durable, and its windows are coated with XR Plus to make them scratch-resistant. The windows are shatterproof, too, and the interior is sealed for use in the water and the fog. You can easily take this anywhere and it’ll keep going. This is especially true thanks to its long-lasting battery, which is very efficient by itself, but it also has a micro-USB port for charging on the go. This removes the need for replacing batteries all the time and instead makes it so that as long as you have a micro USB cable, you can use this product. It comes with windage and elevation adjusters, of course, and its picture is fade-free and super-crisp. The reticle is in the traditional holographic pattern. Of course, this product is also parallax-free; it’s great for anyone who wears glasses or likes to sit in variable distances from the lens. Bottom Line This Vortex model is a great pick for rifles or anyone who likes to fire at long distances in the wilderness. It’s tough, dependable, and easy to recharge, and its battery lasts a long time even without the micro USB functionality it offers. The picture is clear and consistent. It’s not too expensive for all of these excellent qualities, too. Best Bushnell Holographic Sight: ​ Bushnell Tactical First Strike Riflescope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Compact and Easy to Install Optics Transmit Light Very Efficiently Reticle is Great for Target Acquisition Battery Life Conservation Makes Using for Long Periods Viable Cons Limited to Picatinny Mounting Due to Integrated Design Bushnell makes tons of riflescopes and optics for sports and hunting. We believe this is one of their best offerings. Its reticle is rather large, but that’s intended to promote quick target acquisition. The larger the MOA, the easier it is to see the dot and line it up to your target. This product is wide and very clear because of its optics. They’re coated with special material to transmit light more efficiently than in many competitor scopes, reducing parallax and light distortion and keeping your sighting experience clean and clear. The scope is compact and suitable for smaller or larger firearms, but it is limited to guns that can accept Picatinny mounting as its mounting base is integrated into the entire chassis. The Bushnell First Strike Scope is very tough; it’s fully weatherproof and able to withstand a battering from wind, water, and shock. You can take this into a storm and it’ll be just fine. Finally, the scope also boasts an impressive battery life because it automatically adjusts its brightness setting by sensing the surrounding light level. This can extend the overall battery life of the scope for several more months than it would reach otherwise. Bottom Line This is one of Bushnell’s best scopes due to its size and smart design. It’ll excel in situations where fast-firing is key and is small enough to fit onto handguns and smaller rifles. The product will last you a long time, both due to its great design materials and its battery, which conserves power by monitoring ambient light levels. Best Trijicon Holographic Sight: ​ Trijicon RMR 6.5 MOA Adjustable LED Red Dot Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Buttons Are Very Easy to Push Plenty of Adjustable Brightness Settings Lens Allows for Minimal Color Change as Target Moves Cons Very Expensive This product is a bit different from many others. The most noticeable aspect of this product is its large MOA dot, registering at six minutes of angle. This is an excellent large reticle for tracking fast-moving targets against a background that can rapidly change as a chase or hunt progresses. The rest of the scope is similarly designed for this kind of use. The lens is multi-coated with materials to make it true-color. It can give you a clear visual down the sightline and keep the picture consistent and easy to track even as the background colors change while you watch your target. The lens is very sturdy and hard to break. In fact, the entire product is hard to break thanks to its unique, patented housing shape. It’s made from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy that’s shaped in a particular way to divert force away from the lens. This improves its overall durability if the lens is dropped or if blunt force happens to strike it. It is further adjustable with windage and elevation buttons located on the side. These switches and the primary on/off switch are easy to access and manipulate. As you adjust the windage or elevation, the MOA changes by one per click, keeping variation linear. Finally, there are eight different brightness settings, including two specifically for night-vision use and one that’s super bright for use during the sunniest conditions. Bottom Line This is an excellent choice if you’re going to be chasing targets through rapidly-fluctuating backgrounds. It’s designed to take a beating and keep going, if necessary, and its lens can filter out color changes as you track targets even as the environment changes. Brightness settings help with this, too and the 6.5 MOA reticle is perfect for lightning-quick target acquisition. Best Under $100: ​ UUQ C4-12X50 Rifle Scope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very Sturdy and Weatherproof Mountable on Picatinny or Weaver Bases Easy Adjustments to Windage or Elevation Easy Target Acquisition and Multiple Brightness Levels Allow Use Anywhere, Anytime Cons Very Large and Bulky, Unusable With Pistols This is a long-range king and it’s under $100! It’s got an electronic control system, for starters. This lets you modify the various settings, like reticle size and color, beforehand. You can detach a green laser from the overall frame and this laser reaches up to 300 meters away. It’s quite impressive and suitable for use with rifle-type weapons. The scope itself gives between 4-12 times magnification, making it suitable for sharpshooting across vast distances. A 50-millimeter objective lens is better for close-quarters work or approaching targets, and these two lenses can be switched between very quickly and easily. Each is made with high-quality materials and eliminates parallax entirely, as well as the need for eye relief. There are red and green range finder reticles included with this scope, and they’re adjustable among five different levels. This can make judging the distance between you and your target much easier than on your own. The scope is also very tough and is totally weatherproof. You can use this scope day or night regardless of season or distance. It’s extraordinarily versatile, given its low asking price. Finally, this product can be mounted on either Weaver or Picatinny bases, so it’s great for virtually every rifle out there. Bottom Line If you’re looking to practice sniping or hitting targets from hundreds of meters away, you’ll want to pick this scope up. It offers so much for less than $100 it’s hard to pass it up. It’s weatherproof and delivers a great picture, and the various lasers it comes with are excellent for judging distance no matter the ambient light level. Best Holographic Sight under $200: ​ Sightmark SM26005 Ultra Shot M-Spec CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Quick Mounting Feels Smooth Great Battery Life and Power Consumption Very Durable Due to the Magnesium Housing Excellent Experience Due to Unlimited Eye Relief Cons Can’t Use With Picatinny Mounts The Sightmark offering is a great, all-around useful attachment that’s great for close-range use on a variety of firearms, so long as they accept Weaver mounts. This item won’t work for Picatinny mounting systems, but that’s the only real flaw it has. Its pros are in spades. Its power consumption is extremely low, thanks both to its battery and the auto-shutoff feature that prevents the battery from being wasted after one hour of inactivity. It’s also quite waterproof, able to be submerged up to 40 feet. The mount is quick to attach and detach as necessary, so using this on rifles is as good as on pistols. It’s very compact and light for its design, too, so pistol use is encouraged. The housing is extremely durable, made from a magnesium alloy. The lens is protected by a shield that doesn’t affect the overall picture. Parallax and eye relief are both accounted for to present a fantastic image as you look down the sight. Controlling all of the features is a snap, as you modify its settings via digital switches rather than analog ones. Bottom Line The Sightmark is a good pick since it’s very affordable and comes with a host of versatile features that suit pistols and rifles alike. It’s great for use indoors or outdoors and provides excellent sighting even while consuming low amounts of power from its battery; this is a product that will last you quite a long time. Best Truglo Holographic Sight: ​ TRUGLO TruBrite Multi-Reticle Dual-Color Open Dot Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros "Very Clear Picture" and "Easy Target Acquisition" Compact size makes it a good choice for any weapon Field of View and Reticle Colors Allow for Easy Outdoor Tracking Cons Usable for Weaver-style Mounts Only Another lightweight, pistol-friendly product is the TRUGLO TruBrite. It sports two reticle color choices to allow you to track targets even as their background changes rapidly; it’s an ideal solution for watching targets through thick green foliage, for example. Further assisting with tracking is its lens, which was made with a clear window coated with an anti-reflective material to keep light from blinding you as you trace your target. The lens is parallax-free and provides detailed, crisp pictures no matter the distance or time of day. Its wide field of view is perfect for aiming down the sight either in the distance or up close and personal. There are windage and elevation knobs on the sides that allow for modification based on changing circumstances around your shooting location. This item is compact and perfect for pistols or as a backup for rifles. However, it’s only usable for Weaver-style systems. Bottom Line The TruBrite is exceptional for both pistols or rifles and is extremely affordable. It doesn’t come with many advanced features, but it provides fantastic quality and tracking capability. The TruBrite does its primary job very well. It’s also very compact and durable. Best Holographic Sight for Astigmatism: ​ Holosun HS510C Solar Power Holographic Red Dot Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to Use and Operate Battery Lasts For a Long Time Good for Astigmatism Due to Wide Field of View and Multiple Reticle Choices Cons Relatively Heavy Finally, let’s take a look at an item that doesn’t need normal battery power to keep working. The Holosun can absorb solar power as its primary source of energy, only switching to its backup battery during nighttime use or when the primary battery fails. The picture is very wide and open, and along with its various reticle combinations, this scope is a good choice if you have astigmatism. You can fine-tune the reticle and sight experience for your particular vision needs. The reticles can be switched between a 65MOA circle with a 2 MOA dot, a 2 MOA dot by itself, or a 65MOA ring by itself. The mount is easy to set up and integrate, although pistols might find this product a little too bulky and unwieldy for practical use. The rest of this item is very durable and tough as it’s made from a titanium alloy. Its hood is particularly shock-resistant. Bottom Line This is a great pick if you have astigmatism, thanks to its modifiable reticle and its very wide field of view. It’s easy to install and is sure to last for a long time, both due to its strong construction materials and its dual-battery design that takes power from the sun itself. What Makes a Great Holographic Sight? There are a few key features you should look for in every holographic sight you consider. These will prevent you from wasting time with lesser-quality models. Parallax-Free or Eye Relief-Free​ This type of device is used to eliminate common problems associated with other types, such as parallax or image distortion. You’ll want to find one that advertises these qualities, since they indicate that their use will improve your accuracy and overall experience. Good Field of View​ Good products in this category should offer excellent fields of view. Don’t pick one that narrows your vision to the point where you can’t see the entire firing range well enough for safety concerns. Durability​ You’ll want to find one that can withstand some years of use, otherwise you’ll end up needing to buy another in the near future. Even if a more durable one is more expensive, it’s smarter to invest in a high-quality product and save money in the long run. Conclusion Now you know exactly what to look for in a holographic sight. Anyone with a passion for marksmanship should invest in one of these attachments, as they improve the shooting experience notably. Although they come in a variety of shapes and types, we hope this guide was able to help you find the right holographic sight for your needs.

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