Crimson Trace releases new line of red dot sights, with models suited for 3-gun competition, home defense and general interest shooting
Crimson Trace, long known for its development of laster light systems for pistols and AR-style rifles, recently announced a new line of red dots sights for both pistols and long guns. Billed as being designed to meet the demands of 3-gun competitors, home defense, hunters and recreational shooters, five new red dot sight options become available in November.
“This new line of red dot sights offers consumers high-quality optics products from a name they trust,” said Lane Tobiassen, President of Crimson Trace and American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s Electro-Optics Division. “We are very excited to introduce this new product line which has been carefully engineered and designed to meet the needs of consumers seeking quality and performance.”
While a new category for the company, Crimson Trace has an excellent track record in building quality products, so we’re excited to see what this new line of red dot optics will bring to the marketplace.
The new Crimson Trace red dot sights are:
A closed red dot sight with a 2 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a rifle and offers adjustable brightness settings, utilizes fully multi-coated lenses with an advanced notch filter to maximum clarity and it has a sturdy aluminum chassis. This sight is easy to adjust for windage and elevation, can also be adjusted for intensity, has a quick-release mount, is waterproof, and the sight will provide years of uninterrupted service with the provided battery.
A 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.
A red dot reflex sight that is compact, utilizes a 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and is designed for mounting on a pistol. Users can easily change the battery via a unique side-opening access slot without removing the sight from the firearm. Easy-to-reach controls help with adjusting the sight intensity and settings for light conditions and user preferences.
A compact open red dot sight providing 3.5 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a long gun and delivers a wide field of view, provides easy windage and elevation adjustments and is water resistant. It features fully multi-coated optics and an advanced notch filter to improve clarity. The sight also has a removable Picatinny rail mounting system so it can be adapted to other mounting systems.
An open red dot sight with 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and a large field of view. The sight is designed for use on long guns and incorporates an advanced motion detection system to note inactivity resulting in auto-shut-off to save battery life.
The MSRPs begin at $199, and the full line is night vision compatible and waterproof. Also, each sight is covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program. Check out the full line of sights at Crimson Trace.
For more information on where red dot optics fit into 3GN competition divisions, see 3GN Rules.