Looking Through Something New

Thanks in large part to this job I get the opportunity to look at and through lots of different weapon sights. You know what? It’s cool and I am truly grateful.

If there is a downside to this type of work it is that after a while you get kind of jaded to the many and various announcements of the next greatest this or that. I understand that in the world of consumer marketing every firm needs to bring new products to the market each year.

That’s why people in this industry attend the SHOT Show every year. That is the clearing house for all things new. Anymore these days it is tougher and tougher for me to find something that really makes me stop and say, “Whoa. Now that’s great.”

For instance, just last week I was at the range with Les Baer’s Police Special AR-15. And as cynical as I am I looked into the box and said, “Yep. That’s an AR.”

Then I shot the thing. Holy buckets! First five shots out the box could be covered by a quarter. And that was with open sights and a single shooting bag balanced on a sandbag as a rest. Watch for the story about that gun in an upcoming edition.

The RX 30 Reflex by Trijicon is an outstanding sight when you need to get on target quickly.
The RX 30 Reflex by Trijicon is an outstanding sight when you need to get on target quickly.

On the same day I topped a Del-Ton AR with a Trijicon RX30 Reflex sight. (You can see the combo on the cover of this issue.) Both of those products made me want to take a second look.

The Del-Ton is packed with great features and the company has so many offerings buying a gun from them is almost like building your own custom AR rifle.
he RX30 is a non-magnified, self-luminous sight engineered to provide increased field-of-view capabilities for fast target acquisition for the military and law enforcement users and will even work well for turkey hunters or others who need to get rounds on target quickly.

The 42mm objective of the RX30 Reflex allows the user to move the firearm freely and remain on target when surveying an area.

With no batteries to rely on, this sight features both fluorescent fiber optics and a tritium lamp for a clearly defined aiming point in any light condition. The glow-in-the-dark tritium provides amber reticle illumination in dim light, while the fiber optic system automatically controls the brightness of the reticle in all other light conditions.

This thing really was a joy to shoot as it put rounds on target quickly and accurately. It is also tough as nails. I may have been able to break it with a hammer, but short of that, it appeared indestructible. After all, it is cast of A356-T6 aluminum with hard coat anodizing, per MIL-A-8625. It is also tested per MIL-ST-810F to stand up to, and perform under, the most extreme environmental conditions. The Trijicon RX30 Reflex is compatible with all existing Trijicon Reflex Mounts (except the RX10) for use with a wide range of firearms.

The sight is also small and handy. It measures 4.87” long by 2.07 inches wide x 2.22 inches tall and weighs a mere 12.5 ounces. Adjustment is MOA (one click per inch at 100 yards) and allows for a greater range of adjustment for mounting to various firearms.

With this sight you can quickly engage and lock onto moving targets. It is designed to be used with both eyes open, giving shooters a wider view for greater situational awareness.
For speed and accuracy at normal combat distances, their appears to be nothing better than the Trijicon Reflex.

Whether you are using an AR for police work, a shotgun in the turkey woods or a dangerous game rifle out in the bush.

Good shooting.

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