In the last blog we discussed low-power variable optics on a tactical carbine. Today we’ll look at another option: a red dot sight and magnifier combination.
Magnification can provide an advantage in competition or be a force-multiplier in the tactical world. For a fighting carbine, two good options are the low-power variable optic (LPVO), and a red dot sight (RDS) with flip-up magnifier – but before you just throw glass on your carbine, there’s a few things you should know.
You want the perfect red dot magnifier? Here you go: Super clear optics, rock-solid flip mount, quick release, mega compact, and it can be mounted at lower 1/3 or absolute co-witness heights. And oh yeah: It’s dang pretty to look at.
It may be surprising to some, but even in this day and age there are still places Americans can go to shoot for free. This writeup isn't going to give you every answer (that would ruin all the fun) but I'll do my best to give you a basic understanding of what's needed to find that secret honey-hole of a shooting spot.
“Woah! You’re in the nosebleed section!” I heard from my spotter, Jimmy, as we shot at 500 yards. I was missing high by about 2 MRAD, which was strange since I’d been on target at 100, 200, and 300 yards.
There’s a lot of reasons you might choose to transition from iron sights to a red dot for your pistol. As your eyesight degrades, red dots become easier and faster to acquire, and there are plenty of holsters that allow you to carry your EDC pistol with a dot attached. But making the transition from shooting irons to shooting a dot can be tricky, especially if you’ve trained your whole shooting life on irons.
With the Vortex Extreme right around the corner, and a few spots in the competition still up for grabs, we asked Adrian Alan, Director of Vortex EDGE and our head range guru, to give us a few tips on how to shoot long range better when you’re under stress.