Gallery: Close Quarters Optics for Defense


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Browning Buck Mark Reflex Sight

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Looking for a no-frills sight at a no-nonsense price? Browning’s Buck Mark reflex sight won’t break your bank account, but it will help you shoot better. It attaches to any Weaver-style mount and has four reticle patterns, seven brightness settings and an unlimited field of view. It’s built with light, rugged aluminum and weighs just 6.6 ounces. ($69.99;

There are many great optics choices designed to give you the edge in close-quarters engagements where seconds count.

Sometimes, speed matters. Whether your life is on the line or you simply like finding your target quickly and efficiently, you need a sight that finds the mark in an instant, every time. The good news is that you have lots of options. The bad news? There isn’t any.

Reflex sights and red dots alike are ideal choices for personal protection and competitive shooting, as well as military and law enforcement applications. They range in size and price, but make no mistake: They’ll all do what you ask them to when you need them most.

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the August 2016 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

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