Gallery: AR Sights and Lights


ATN X-Sight HD 5-20x

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Controlling two- or four-legged vermin just got a whole lot easier, thanks to ATN’s X-Sight HD, a high-definition, night-capable scope that’s perfect for ARs. It’s jam-packed with features that any techie would love, including an on-board ballistic calculator. It even comes with recoil-activated video, allowing you to see the action again and again. Other features include a patent-pending smart rangefinder, smooth zoom, 1080 video and a built-in barometer, compass and gyroscope. It’s even Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ready. ($699;

As if your life wasn’t filled with enough choices already, along come a dozen new sights built just for AR-platform rifles. They are as complex or as simple as you want and range in price from a few hundred dollars to around $1,000, or more. They include standard reflex-type sights to scopes and even high-definition night-vision optics. No matter the size of your budget or the type of shooting you prefer, one thing’s for sure: Any of these optic options will make a great addition to your gun safe.

So what’s a dedicated shooter to do? Buy two or three, of course, and then buy a new rifle to attach them to. See? It wasn’t such a dilemma, after all, was it? Check out these great AR sights and lights to give your rifle a tactical edge.

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

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