Vortex Spitfire AR
You’ll never worry about rapid target acquisition with Vortex’s new Spitfire 1x. It weighs just 11.2 ounces and is packed with features that help you shoot faster and more accurately, including a large, parallax-free sight picture and a dual tactical ring reticle etched directly on the glass. You’ll always have a point-of-aim whether or not the illumination is turned on. The lenses are fully multi-coated and the illumination, powered by a single AAA battery, can be set at 10 intensity levels. The Spitfire also comes with an additional yardage-marked turret cap. ($349; VortexOptics.com)
The right optic, laser sight or flashlight makes the perfect addition to any AR, and it can be a tactical advantage in any defensive or combat scenario.
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.