Crimson Trace, a company whose name has become synonymous with its flagship line of handgun laser sights, has announced a new line of red-dot sights for pistols and long guns. The five new products, designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearm enthusiasts, include several field-of-view and reticle choices, and utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure aftermarket compatibility with a vast range of firearms and mounting systems. All five sights will be available in November 2018.
“This new line of red dot sights offers consumers high-quality optics products from a name they trust,” said Lane Tobiassen, president of Crimson Trace and American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s Electro-Optics Division. “We are very excited to introduce this new product line which has been carefully engineered and designed to meet the needs of consumers seeking quality and performance.”
The new Crimson Trace red-dot sights are:
*CTS-1000—a closed red dot sight with a 2 MOA aiming reticle designed for use on a rifle, offering adjustable brightness settings, using fully multi-coated lenses with an advanced notch filter for maximum clarity. Built on a sturdy aluminum chassis, the sight, which features a quick-release mount, is easy to adjust for windage, elevation and intensity.
*CTS-1100—a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 mount and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.
*CTS-1200—a compact red dot reflex sight, utilizes a 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and is designed for mounting on a pistol. Users can easily change the battery via a unique side-opening access slot without removing the sight from the firearm. Easy-to-reach controls help with adjusting the sight intensity and settings for light conditions and user preferences.
*CTS-1300—a compact open red dot sight providing 3.5 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a long gun and delivers a wide field of view, provides easy windage and elevation adjustments and is water resistant. It features fully multi-coated optics and an advanced notch filter to improve clarity. The sight also has a removable Picatinny rail mounting system so it can be adapted to other mounting systems.
*CTS-1400 is an open red-dot sight with 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and a large field of view. The sight is designed for use on long guns and incorporates an advanced motion detection system to note inactivity resulting in auto-shut-off to save battery life.
These new Crimson Trace red dot sights are night-vision compatible, provide excellent light transmission, and are waterproof. MSRPs begin at $199.
Full details on the new sights, as well as the more than 350 laser sights manufactured by Crimson Trace, can be found at crimsontrace.com.