Red Dot + Magnifier versus LPVO — What’s the Difference?

Choosing an optic has always been on the challenging side. And nowadays, with so many different kinds of optics available on the market, it’s become even more daunting. If you’re in the market for an optic for closer-up work, you’ve probably checked out red dot sights (RDS) and lower power variable optics (LPVO). And if […]

The Benefits of an LPVO on your AR or Carbine

What can an LPVO do for you? Kyle Defoor of Tactical-Life has some answers about using an LPVO on your AR-platform rifle or carbine.

AR15 LPVO Beginner User Guide

There's more to an LPVO than simply mounting one to your gun and calling it a day. Here's a guide for selecting and using one.

EOTECH Vudu: Rifle Scope Voodoo

The EOTECH Vudu series is a line of rifle scopes and Low Power Variable Optics available from, you guessed it, EOTech.

Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 – Ramen Noodle LPVO

The Bushnell AR Optics brand is an expansive one that includes a wide variety of red dots, prisms, and LPVOs. Today we  look at one of the lowest-priced LPVOs on the market, a true Ramen Noodle LPVO. This particular model is the Bushnell AR Optics Drop Zone 223 variant, and if you shop smart, you […]

Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 – LPVO for the Masses

The Athlon Argos BTR Gen 2 is a 1-8X LPVO that's perfect for your modern AR 15 rifle, especially if you aren't trying to break the bank.

The Power of Prism Optics – Suck It LPVOs

Prism Optics seem to be making a comeback, and I'm happy to see it. For the contemporary semi-auto rifle or even a PCC, a prism optic can be an outstanding choice. New companies are joining the game. Swmapfox is making magnified prisms with a class-leading 52-foot field of view. Steiner is producing new Prism Optics, as is Athlon Optics.

Trijicon VCOG: the 1-8×28 LPVO now Marine Squad Common Optic

The Trjicon VCOG 1-8 x 28 LPVO (low power variable optic) has been chosen by the Marine Corps for their Squad Combat Optic.

Low Powered Variable Optic: Pros and Cons of the LPVO

An LPVO (Low Power Variable Optic) provides a range of magnification to be selected by the person looking downrange. We'll look at pros and cons of its use.

Steiner Optics LPVO: the Steiner P4Xi

Daniel Bales discusses the Steiner P4Xi riflescope. It's a compact, tactical optic (LPVO) built for patrol rifles and similar AR platforms.

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