During bright, daylight hours, the human eye can distinguish the color green far more easily than red. Viridian has been putting this fact to good use for many years in its line of firearm-mounted laser sights, and the company is now extending that advantage to its series of unmagnified “red-dot” optics, as well.
Best known for its museum-quality firearm finishes, Turnbull Restoration has developed three red-dot mounts that allow owners of classic Winchester lever-action rifles to reap the benefits of fast target acquisition using Docter-pattern MRDs.
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.
For the first time, owners of Ruger Mini-14 or Mini Thirty rifles can now mount optics forward of the action, thanks to the Samson Manufacturing Hannibal Rail.