New Optics at SHOT Show 2021

Optics, Optics, read all about the new optics at SHOT Show 2021. 

SHOT Show 2021 New Red Dot Sights

⊕HAWKE Optics New Red Dot And Reflex Sights

Hawke, a sporting optics company headquartered in the United Kingdom, expanded into red dots ARs, hunting firearms, and handguns. Here are the goods.

Gun News New Endurance Red Dot Sights and Two New Reflex Dot Sights. Will they be at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand?

From Hawke:

The Endurance sights have a 3 MOA red dot with eight-stage digital brightness controls, so you can match lighting and shooting conditions. The sights come in a 25mm and 30mm body size and both have 25 layer multi-coated optics for ultimate clarity and are parallax-free from 10 yards. Endurance Red Dots are supplied with 2 Weaver-style bases: a low mount ideal for shotguns and pistols, and a quick-detach high mount for co-witnessing AR iron sights.
Hawke also added two new models of Reflex sights. Like other Hawke red dot sights, these are a perfect fit for your handguns, shotguns, and AR-pattern rifles and pistols. These Reflex sights have been designed with the smaller 3 MOA red dot, with the Micro Reflex Dot being compatible with optics-ready pistols.

⊕Holosun RDS for Subcompact Pistols: HS40K7, HS507K X2

Will these be at SHOT Show 2021? Holosun Red Dot Sights for subcompact pistols.
Was there ever a day you thought you’d see a sub-compact pistol with optics on it? Holosun has ’em now! The company says the HS407K and HS507K X2 rival any full-sized sight on the market.

⊕Holosun Announces X2 Series Pistol Optics

Here’s another little Holosun optic that might be seen at SHOT Show 2021. The X2 Series is adapted from the Holosun 2018-2019 L/M (Law Enforcement Model) pistol optics. This series has incorporated a Lock Mode with a new button configuration for easier control of settings and prevents unwanted setting changes while carrying.

Will it be seen at SHOT Show 2021? Holosun X2 Series pistol optics.
The X2 Series Lock Mode is a key feature that prevents unintentional setting changes while the firearm is being carried.

⊕Leupold DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight

Shot show 2021? Leupold DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight.
The new Leupold DeltaPoint Micro is a fully enclosed, low-profile red dot sight designed for concealed carry and personal defense firearms. It’s 2.25 inches long, 1.25 inches tall, and weights 1.1 ounces. The lenses are scratch-resistant with DiamondCoat II, and the LED is fully enclosed.

⊕Primary Arms Optics SLX MD-20 Micro Red Dot Sight

Probably going to see this at SHOT Show 2021 On Demand. Primary Arms Optics SLX MD-20 Micro Red Dot Sight
PA says the SLx MD-20 improves on previous microdots with an enhanced emitter which provides an ultra-bright reticle with a 50,000-hour runtime on medium settings. The MD-20 integrates all new technologies like AutoLive, Primary Arms’ motion-controlled illumination system.

⊕Trijicon RMRcc

Trijicon RMRcc
With a thinner, lower-profile design the Trijicon RMR reduces the risk of snags for a faster and easier draw. Although smaller, the company says the RMRcc keeps all the great features of the Trijicon RMR with easy-to-use buttons, a common 2032 battery with up to 4 years of illumination, and a wide variety of mounts to fit today’s popular concealed carry pistols.

SHOT Show 2021 New Scopes

⊕ATN X-SIGHT LTV 3-9x and 5-15x Digital Rifle Scopes

What if you could get a digital rifle scope that works great during the day, has a night vision mode, can record video when you make that shot of the year, is lightweight, has a low power consumption, and is easy to mount? ATN claims they have all that in their ATN X-Sight LTV Ultra Light Day & Night Vision Rifle Scopes.

ATN X-Sight LTV 5-15x- will we see it at SHOT Show 2021?
You can choose between two optics. ATN’s 3-9x digital rifle scope or the 5-15x. Both scopes offer HD optics and QHD+ M584 day and night sensor that ATN says give the user crisp, vivid images, no matter the time of day.

You can now turn those images in your sight to HD videos. ATN scopes come with a 4-64 GB Micro SD Card, so you can prove your hunt.

The scopes are also meant to last all day, at least that’s what they tell us. If you’re out on a long hunting trip, you could use your scope continuously for about 10 hours before having to replace the internal lithium-ion battery.

ATN credits the long life to the scopes’ low power ATN Obsidian LT Core.

⊕Bushnell Elite Tactical Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope 

Bushnell’s got a new spotting scope, with a couple of reticle options.

Gun News: will these be at SHOT Show 2021? Elite Tactical Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope

Two models of the scope are available, one with the TREMOR 4 reticle and the other with the HORUS H322 reticle. Bushnell advises that these reticles are ideal for spotting with any MRAD-based riflescope reticle. The H322 is suited for when real-time measured targeting information is required as well as when you’re looking for robust wind and drop compensation, target range estimation, and follow-up shot spotter communication capabilities. 

Gun News: Bushnell Elite Tactical Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope reticle options
The TREMOR4 builds on the H322 and is designed as a companion to the TREMOR2, TREMOR3, or TREMOR5 riflescope reticles. According to Bushnell, it can be used with any ballistics, in any environmental conditions for excellent follow-up shot spotter communication capabilities.

⊕Crimson Trace Launches FIFTY New Optics for 2021!

Yes, you read that right. FIFTY optics in two new lines: HARDLINE scopes—designed for tactical and competition use, and  BRUSHLINE—geared for hunting. You can check them out on their New Product page, but we’re eager to learn more about these new scopes during SHOT SHOW 2021 On Demand.

⊕Leupold New SX-2 Alpine HD Spotting Scope

gun news - SX-2 Alpine HD spotting scope
The Twilight Max Light Management System intensifies ambient light in extreme low-light environments. It also reduces wash out with glare management. There are two models, both in an angled configuration: one a 20-60x60mm model, the other a 20-60x80mm.

⊕Leupold VX3HD Riflescope

Leupold VX3HD Riflescope
The VX-3HD features Leupold’s Elite Optical System for dawn-to-dusk light transmission for a bright image when it matters most. According to Leupold, it has match-grade repeatability and ergonomic controls that are easy to read and use, even with gloves. The company also says the low-profile, one-revolution CDS ZeroLock dial ensures that the dial will only move when you want it to. Push the button to unlock it, dial, and then rotate it back to zero to lock it in place.

⊕March Scopes 1-10×24 FFP Dual reticle

March Scopes 1-10x24 dual reticle scope.
The 1-10×24 Shorty is a very compact LPVO at 8.4″ long and 17.8 oz, with March Scopes’ newest Dual Reticle with the advantages of both SFP and FFP reticles. It can be used just like a dot-sight with both eyes open for point blank range since it’s a true 1x scope. With its 10-fold zoom ratio, it can also be used for long range precision shooting.

⊕March Scopes 1.5-15×42 SFP

March Scopes 1.5-15x42 SFP
According to March Scopes, this new lightweight and compact 1.5-15×42 riflescope is equally ideal for hunting and for tactical shooting. 1.5-15×42 (MOA version) is designed for NRAʼs new Mid-Range Tactical Rifle competitions. The hunting model in MIL has capped turrets. This scope has about the same length as the March 1x-10x24mm but is capable of receiving more than 3 times the light. As a result, it produces a bright high-resolution image.

⊕March Scopes 4.5-28×52 FFP Wide Angle

March Scopes 4.5-28x52 FFP Wide Angle.
4.5-28×52 is designed for tactical shooting and can also be used for hunting. A compact scope at 12.5”, 29.8oz, and a wide apparent field of view of 25 degrees and obj lens diameter of 42mm and 52mm). The permissible range for eye relief is long, (eye relief: low power 70‐93.7mm, high power 72‐90mm). The “Wide Angle Eyepiece” enhances FOV throughout the 6.2 magnification range. The “Temperature Anti-Drift Lens System” creates a more stable lens system that naturally adapts to changes in temperature to maintain focus and clarity over a wide range of conditions.

⊕Primary Arms Optics GLx 2.5-10 FFP Scope with ACSS Griffin MIL Reticle

Primary Arms Optics GLx 2.5 10 FFP Scope ACSS Griffin MIL Reticle.
Per Primary Arms Optics: The ACSS Griffin MIL reticle is an advanced MIL-grid reticle that integrates ranging and acquisition tools from Primary Arms’ patented ACSS reticle system. This includes both vertical and horizontal ranging brackets, as well as a bold outer horseshoe for fast acquisition on low magnification.

⊕Primary Arms Optics SLx 1×20 Prism Scope with Green Illuminated Reticle

PA’s latest iteration of the SLx 1x Prism features a green-illuminated reticle. 

Gun News: Primary Arms SLx 1x20 Prism Scope with Green Illuminated Reticle
To be seen at SHOT Show 2021?
From Primary Arms: 
The SLx 1×20 Prism Scope with ACSS Cyclops reticle is currently one of Primary Arms’ best-selling optics. With a massive eyebox, compact body, and 9.7oz weight, this prism optic is able to recreate the speed and agility of red dot and holographic optics with an etched ACSS reticle.
The benefit of the etched reticle is two-fold, as it usable without batteries and does not blur with an astigmatism. With the all-new green illumination option, customers can now choose between either a red or green reticle depending on their preferences.

⊕Pulsar Digisight Ultra LRF Digital Riflescopes

These new scopes feature 1024×768 AMOLED screens, Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in recording with sound, Picture-in-Picture digital zoom, compatibility with the Stream Vision App, and ten variable electronic reticles. Digisight Ultras come with a battery pack, charging kit, USB cable, IR illuminator, wireless remote control, QD weaver/Picatinny rail, cleaning cloth, carrying case, and Hex wrench.

To be seen at SHOT Show 2021? Pulsar Ultra LRF digital riflescope
According to Pulsar, the Ultra N450 LRF and Ultra N455 LRF digital night vision scopes employ 4.5-18x magnification and powerful 1280×720 CMOS sensors to detect objects, day or night, with unique precision. With integrated laser rangefinders, the Digisight Ultras can spot objects up to 1,100 yards.

Construction and durability:

  • Glass/nylon composite housing
  • IP67 waterproof and dustproof ratings
  • Operating temperatures from -13F to 122F
  • Recoil rating of .375 H&H 

⊕Pulsar Thermion XM30 3.5-14x Thermal Riflescope

Pulsar Thermion XM30 3.5-14x Thermal Riflescope
The Pulsar Thermion XM30 has a12 µm pixel pitch with 320×240 microbolometer sensor resolution, guaranteeing adult-sized heat signature detection up to 1,400 yards away, day or night. IP67 waterproof-rated, the XM30 is housed in a metal body with an operating temperature range of -13F to 122F and is recoil-rated up to .375 H&H. It’s powered by a B-Pack Mini Li-Ion rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of life.

⊕Sightmark Core HX riflescope for 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster

Sightmark Core HX riflescope for 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster
This 3-9x scope has fully multi-coated lenses and a range-finding BDC reticle designed specifically for whitetail deer. The single-piece aluminum housing is a hard-anodized finished 1″ tube platform with a 40mm objective lens, capped turrets, and IP67-waterproof, dust-proof, shockproof, and fog proof performance. Sightmark says the Sightmark Core HX 3-9×40 is perfect for your rugged hunting conditions and close- to mid-range target engagements.

⊕US Optics FDN 17X

The FDN 17X from US Optics is a 3.2-17X50mm optic from their new Foundation series of riflescopes. They describe the series as a,

“…line of optics incorporates and improves upon core components that U.S. Optics has developed, proven, and popularized since 1991. The Foundation Series is machined from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, and features a low profile ER3K elevation knob with a zero stop, capped US#1 windage knob, adjustable integrated parallax and illumination knob, rapid adjustable 180° magnification throw, and customizable options to easily meet the needs of every end-user.”

The FDN-17X is a hand-assembled optic, built by the US Optics techs in NC. Learn more at

US Optics advises, “Its wide magnification range, optical clarity, and feature set make the FDN 17X a multipurpose optic for use across many shooting applications.”

US Optics FDN 17X rifle scope

FDN 17X 3.2-17X features

  • 50mm objective
  • 6061-T6 aluminum 34mm tube,
  • low-profile ER3K elevation knob with zero stop, capped windage knob
  • integrated illumination and parallax knob,
  • rapid adjustable 180° magnification throw, and
  • further customization options to better suit the needs of the individual shooter.

US Optics FDN 17X rifle scope

US Optics FDN 17X rifle scope

Stephanie Kimmell is the firstborn daughter of Missouri's Pecan King, worthy scion of a Vietnam veteran sailor turned mad engineer-orchardist-inventor-genius. With a BA in technical writing, she freelances as a writer and editor. A Zymurgist greatly interested in the decoction of fermented barley and hops, she is in many ways a modern amalgam of Esther Hobart Morris, Rebecca Boone, and Nellie Bly. She hunts, fishes, butchers, and cooks most anything. When not editing or writing, she makes soaps and salves, spins wool, and occasionally makes cheese from cows she milked herself. Kimmell is a driven epistemophilic who loves live music and all sorts of beer.

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