The Aimpoint 3x-C Magnifiers, which debuted at SHOT Show 2016, have finally arrived to authorized dealers. The original manufacturer of red dot, reflexive sights, has now produced the option of having a magnified view and target picture while using the shooters 1x Aimpoint sight. With available mounts that allow the magnifier to be locked off to the side, or a QD-mount the Aimpoint/3x Magnifier combination gives the shooter the best of both worlds – 1x reflex shooting, and 3x magnified shooting for distant targets. The new Aimpoint® 3XMag-1 and Aimpoint® 6XMag-1 are the higher grade products designed for use in the tougher (military) environments.
The last few years of SHOT Show has definitely been dominated by reflex optics with magnification options. The benefits of magnification on reflex sights are many, and we’ll discuss those further in this article. The benefits are especially important in the Patrol Rifle concept and application.
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