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Mounting a red-dot sight (RDS) to your pistol gives you an almost unfair advantage. However, for many shooters the question is, “Which RDS should I buy?” In an effort to help narrow your search, here are snapshots of six of the industry's newest red-dot pistol sights.

6 Red Dot Sights for 2020

Richard Nance - July 06, 2020

Mounting a red-dot sight (RDS) to your pistol gives you an almost unfair advantage. However,...

The Sightmark Volta packs a lot of technology, features and performance into an affordable package.

Sightmark Volta Red Dot Sight Review

Tom Beckstrand - June 29, 2020

The Sightmark Volta packs a lot of technology, features and performance into an affordable...

Despite their similarities, there are some distinct differences between red dots and lasers. By considering the pros and cons of each, you'll have a better idea as to which is right for you.

Red Dot vs. Laser Sights – Which is Best for Pistols?

Richard Nance - June 26, 2020

Despite their similarities, there are some distinct differences between red dots and lasers....

The Leupold RDS is made of 6061 T6 aluminum and has a beefy 34mm main tube. It comes mounted in Leupold's own AR mount, which has a substantially thick base. The underside of the base has three ribs machined into it to mate like a puzzle to a Picatinny rail. This thing is designed to be knocked around and stay in place.

Leupold Freedom RDS Review

Alfredo Rico - June 23, 2020

The Leupold RDS is made of 6061 T6 aluminum and has a beefy 34mm main tube. It comes mounted...

The window of the Aimpoint ACRO P-1 is generous, allowing a good sight picture and good light transfer. It isn't as generous as the Trijicon SRO, but the ACRO is intended for duty use, not for competition like the SRO, so that's not an

Aimpoint ACRO P-1 Review

Jeremy Stafford - June 22, 2020

The window of the Aimpoint ACRO P-1 is generous, allowing a good sight picture and good light...

While the Omnia 8 1-­8x24mm isn't the ideal choice for precision riflery, it is an excellent choice for recreational use — about 90-­percent of all rifle shooting. The wide magnification range lets the owner use it from the muzzle out to several hundred yards, useful under a wide variety of lighting conditions.

TruGlo Omnia 8 1-8x24mm Scope Review

Tom Beckstrand - June 12, 2020

While the Omnia 8 1-­8x24mm isn't the ideal choice for precision riflery, it is an excellent...

How much of an edge do optics give shooters? In this segment of Pros vs. Joes, Guns & Ammo TV puts Coordinating Producer Jeff Murray against Professional Shooter Chris Cerino.

Guns & Ammo TV: Irons vs. Optics

Guns & Ammo Staff - June 04, 2020

How much of an edge do optics give shooters? In this segment of Pros vs. Joes, Guns & Ammo TV...

The Pulsar Thermion XM38 thermal scope is loaded with features that include quick start up, long battery life, recoil-rated up to .375 H&H/12 gauge, all-metal housing, video and still image recording and an app that allows you to Bluetooth the image to a smartphone or tablet.

Pulsar Thermion XM38 Thermal Scope Review

D. Faubion - May 28, 2020

The Pulsar Thermion XM38 thermal scope is loaded with features that include quick start up,...

The TruGlo Ignite series includes two affordable red dots ready for your AR-15: Ignite 30mm and Mini Red Dot. Authors James Tarr and Tom Beckstrand test them on a Springfield Armory Saint Victor rifle and pistol in 5.56 NATO to learn more about the features that come at an affordable price.

Guns & Ammo TV: TruGlo Ignite Red Dots

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 22, 2020

The TruGlo Ignite series includes two affordable red dots ready for your AR-15: Ignite 30mm...

Leupold expands its DeltaPoint Pro reflex sight line with the addition of two models optimized for night vision technology.

Leupold Adds Night Vision Optimized Model to DeltaPoint Pro Line

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 18, 2020

Leupold expands its DeltaPoint Pro reflex sight line with the addition of two models optimized...

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