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Vortex Venom Problems – What Are They?

Vortex Optics released its Venom red dot sight several years ago. The Wisconsin-based company has become a leading manufacturer of gun sights to challenge brands like Bushnell and EOTech. The Venom has its fans but it’s not the wisest choice for everyone. Users of the red-dot sights have reported several Vortex venom problems. For example, it’s often considered a bad …

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How Does a Red Dot Scope Work?

Are you in the market for a red dot scope? It’s been 170+ years since the first rifle scope was documented in 1844. It’s important to know the basics of how they work. This will provide better results on the range and in the field. These optics function by projecting a reticle atop the image the shooter sees via the …

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How Does a Holographic Sight Work?

Should you buy a holographic sight instead of a red dot or reflex unit? You have many options in the sports gun market worth nearly $2 billion (2017). EOTech teamed up with Bushnell to unveil this game-changing hologram-projecting sight in 1996. These sights function by allowing the user to look through an optical window made of glass to view a …

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How to Use a Holographic Sight

When picking a new rifle/pistol sight one of the main options is a holographic sight. It’s important to have the right sights for your firearm to get the best results in the field. EOTech and Bushnell introduced these units to the market in 1996, which featured a hologram showing the reticle. One reason for the growing popularity of these rifle/pistol …

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What’s the Best Reflex Sight Under $100?

Are you in the market for a new reflex site? As the name suggests, the projected aiming point is reflected back so you can see the red dot. The number of models on the market can seem unlimited. We’ve sifted through dozens of models and concluded that the best reflex site under 100 is the Red/Green Dot Reflex Sight by …

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How to Sight in a Red Dot Scope without Shooting

A rifle scope can make a world of difference when shooting your firearm. Such units like red dot scopes can provide some key benefits in terms of long range and better accuracy. After installing the scope, you’ll also need to sight in the scope. Interestingly you can actually complete this process without actually shooting the rifle or pistol. Yes, that’s …

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How to Shoot with a Red Dot Sight

Do you want to shoot more accurately with a rifle or pistol? There are various steps you can take, but one of the best options is a red dot sight. It’s become an industry game-changer and can help to put you on target faster. The key is to learn how to shoot your firearm properly using a red dot sight. …

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How to Lookup the EOTech Serial Number

Why would you want to look up EOTech serial numbers? This American company was founded in 1995 and has become well-known for its holographic weapon sights (HWS). In fact, EOTech teamed up with Bushnell to produce the world’s first true holographic sight. Serial numbers are important when buying gun accessories like EOTech sights. You might want to trace it in …

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Aimpoint Comp M4 vs M4s Comparison Review

Aimpoint AB is a Sweden-based optics company that was founded 40+ years ago in 1974.  Its Comp series sights including the ones in this aimpoint comp m4 vs m4s comparison review are among the world’s most popular. You might be wondering which product is a better option for your hunting or target-shooting. The company states the main difference between the …

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Eotech XPS2 vs 512 Comparison Review

Eotech is a well-established 1995-founded company in the electro-optics industry and has. It produces a wide range of products/systems including XPS2 and 512. These are in fact two of the company’s most popular products and share many features. However, you might be wondering which item is a better firearms sight. In fact, both products are actually quite different even though …