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By Adrian Alan September 22, 2019 No comments
Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 2

Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 2

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.

By Adrian Alan September 15, 2019 No comments
Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 1

Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 1

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.

By Vortex Nation August 21, 2019 No comments
It’s time your red dot started pulling its weight.

It’s time your red dot started pulling its weight.

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.

By earthyandwild August 18, 2019 No comments
How To Shoot Safely On Your Public Lands

How To Shoot Safely On Your Public Lands

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.

By Vortex Nation August 15, 2019 No comments
Shooting the Vortex Extreme

Shooting the Vortex Extreme

This past weekend, the Vortex Extreme took over the historic Wagonhound Ranch in Douglas, WY, challenging 65 teams’ stamina, accuracy, and drive. Up rocky hills and down steep valleys, shooters rang steel and fought to be the best.

By Vortex Nation July 21, 2019 No comments
What the "F" is "F-Class?"

What the "F" is "F-Class?"

If the idea of putting rounds on target at 1,000 yards gets your shooter’s heart beating, take a moment and learn about one of the most complex and challenging shooting sports out there: F-Class.

By Vortex Nation July 14, 2019 No comments
What’s it like to shoot long range for the first time?

What’s it like to shoot long range for the first time?

“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.

By Vortex Nation June 23, 2019 No comments
3 Tips for Making the Move From Iron Sights to a Red Dot on Your Pistol

3 Tips for Making the Move From Iron Sights to a Red Dot on Your Pistol

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.

By Vortex Nation June 16, 2019 No comments
Precision Rifle Shooting Under Stress

Precision Rifle Shooting Under Stress

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.