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Review: EOTech Vudu 5-25X Riflescope

One of the hottest trends in firearms is long-range rifle shooting. Due to its popularity, innovative products have entered the market, providing shooters with the tools they need to make hits at previously unheard-of distances.

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Are Pistol Iron Sights Destined For Extinction? 7 Experts Answer

Nearly every major manufacturer offers optics-ready handguns, and it’s convinced some that pistol iron sights are destined for extinction. We asked seven of the industry’s foremost if they’re indeed on the endangered species list. Even they can’t come to a consensus.

Preview: Primary Arms SLx RS-10

Primary Arms announced the release of a new micro red-dot sight for its lineup, the SLx RS-10.

2022 Optic Of The Year: Crimson Trace Brushline Pro 4-16x42 mm BDC

American Rifleman is pleased to announce the 2022 Optic Of The Year Award goes to Crimson Trace.

Editor’s Choice: Crimson Trace RAD Pro Line

Late in 2021, Crimson Trace added the RAD (Rapid Aiming Dot) series of tubeless, reflex-style sights to its Electronic Sights lineup, quietly tripling the company’s catalog of unmagnified red-dot optics.

The Benefits Of Second Focal Plane Optics

When it comes to selecting scopes, many ago with a first focal plane optic as their choice. However, there is plenty of utility to be gained through using a second focal plane option, as explored here by Justin Dyal.

Preview: Holosun Enclosed Pistol Sight

The Holosun Enclosed Pistol Sight (EPS) line includes a standard model as well as an EPS CARRY model of slightly smaller size to better fit concealed-carry handguns.

Preview: Leupold RX-1500i TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

The new Leupold RX-1500i TBR/W laser rangefinder is designed to be one of the most capable rangefinders in its price bracket, giving hunters and shooters distance readings accurate to half a yard.

Editor's Choice: Bushnell Shield Footprint Optics

Bushnell is offering two new micro red-dot pistol sights that fit the popular Shield footprint and come in at an excellent price point.

Vortex Selected To Produce Army NGSW Fire Control Optic

Vortex Optics has been selected by the U.S. Army to produce its XM157 low-powered variable optic as the Next Generation Squad Weapons-Fire Control system.

First Look: Burris XTR Pro Riflescope

Burris is taking its Xtreme Tactical riflescope lineup to the next level with the XTR Pro that features new reticles, glass, mechanics and accessories.

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