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Vortex Spitfire AR

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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.


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