How to buy firearm optics (eBook)

Download this PoliceOne firearm optics buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


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Over the decades, technological advancements in firearm sighting systems have steadily enhanced law officers’ shooting ability, from the service revolvers of old with machined-in sights to the many iron-sight options currently available for pistols and rifles that include adjustable sights, tritium night sights and fiber optics. In recent years, we’ve seen another leap forward: optical sights for both handguns and rifles, including red dot sights (reflex and holographic) and optics with and without magnification.

Iron-sight advancements improved users’ ability to see and track their sights but offered no method to change the way their eye saw the sights and the threat because officers were still relegated to three focal points: a front sight, a rear sight and the target. In contrast, with red dot sights the eye uses only one focal point, the target, making them fantastic for quick target acquisition. Red dot sights offer shooters other advantages as well, including unlimited eye relief, no parallax and the ability to keep both eyes open.

This PoliceOne guide to buying firearm optics – whether you are leading an optic purchase for the first time or looking to upgrade your current optics – is a starting point for your purchasing process.

Included in this guide: 

  • Key considerations before purchasing firearm optics
  • Top implementation considerations
  • Questions to ask vendors

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