Sights & Optics

Eyesight, Visual Perception, Field of Vision and Line of Sight are all a Shooter’s primary advantage on a range, in the woods and more importantly, on duty. For over a hundred years, Ocular-Lens Manufacturers have been seeking solutions for Optical Sighting Devices. Firearm Sights for Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns was the first step; Taking aim by looking through the Sights of a Gun. However, ingenuity and advancements in modern technology helped spawn Ocular and Optical Lenses. Optics, the scientific study of sight and the behavior of light through properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation accomplished tasks and traits beyond traditional Iron Sights.

Whether searching for fixed, adjustable or marked Sights & Optics, DNA Tactical's mission is to provide our Customers with many various tools and resources that can assist in making the best selection possible. Enhancements in technology introduced remarkable options like Fiber Optics, Solar Panels and Electronic Functions in Binoculars, Range Finders, Thermal Weapon Sights, Red-Dot Sights, Night Vision and other Rifle Scopes. Certain Gun Scopes and Optics even come with abilities of determining elevation, windage and target speed. From Hunting Expeditions to Competition Shooting Events, DNA Tactical carries one of the largest and best selections in Firearm Sights, Optics, Mounts, Cases and Accessories.

We carry high quality Reflector (Reflex) Sights, Telescopic Optics, Precision Rifle Scopes, Magnifiers and Lasers by only the best and most reliable brands. Take a moment and browse our extensive online selection of top manufacturers like Aimpoint, Trijicon, TruGlo, EOTech, Nightforce, Ameriglo, Burris, Leupold and so many more. When you are searching through our vast selection, rest assured you are shopping reliable products of the highest quality from reputable manufacturers.

Sights, Optics and Scopes can be a tricky topic at times, especially buying them on the net. Curious about ACOG's in more depth? Building a Precision Rifle and not sure what Scope you need? What is a Reticle and why are there so many different types? Take a moment and browse our blogs, how-to-guide (add link to Understanding Optics), as well as other sections on our site to help you choose the best product that will suite your needs. If you didn't find what you're looking for or simply have additional questions, take a moment and contact us. DNA Tactical's team of trained experts offer the highest quality service and will be happy to help you secure the product that works best for you.

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Sights & Optics Questions & Answers

What kind of scope or optic should I consider purchasing?

The scope you want for your rifle will actually depend on a few factors. Once determined, more specific considerations can be taken into account. Please visit our Product Pros and Cons for additional details and information. In the meantime, the following are the first few factors to always consider:

What is the intended range you plan to use your rifle for?

What type of firearm do you plan to mount your scope or optic onto?

How much time will you have to take a shot?

What is the expected light level going to be when you anticipate taking a shot?

What's the benefit of a "Reflex" sight or a "Red-Dot" sight?

The key benefit to these specific types of sights are the ability to increase and acquire sight picture with your firearm. These sights have no magnification, traditionally a highly visible reticule, and allow for a full field of view while looking across the top of your firearm.

Should I invest in any glow-in-the-dark night sights?

This is going to be more specific to what you plan to use your firearm for. If you only use the firearm in times of high visibility, then these types of sights are not required. However, if there is even the slightest potential that you may need to use the firearm in dimmer light, then you should invest in sights that are easier to see under low-light conditions. It should be noted that there are a great many potential situations that may fit this criteria even during times of broad daylight. For example, if you carry a concealed firearm and the potential is there for an encounter in a dark indoor area, then please consider upgrading to night-sights.

Do fiber-optic sights glow-in-the-dark?

Officially, fiber-optic sights don't normally glow-in-the-dark. However, the way they function allows for even minor amounts of ambient light captured which enhances the fiber-optic and produces a sight or reticule that is brighter than its surroundings.

What are "Lumens" and how do I determine the best lumen-count?

Lumens in LED lighting measure how much light is being generated from the actual SMD (bulb). The more lumens listed traditionally means it's a brighter light. The fewer lumens listed traditionally means it generates a dimmer light. Lumens in illumination tools let you as the buyer determine the exact amount of light you want or need. So when considering purchasing your next LED illumination tool, think lumens and not watts!

The battery life on my flashlight doesn't seem to last as long as advertised. Why?

In most cases, the reason a flashlight doesn't seem to last as long as it should is that the user is inadvertently activating the light when they're not intending to. For example, some lights have a simple push-button on the rear to activate, and this sometimes tends to be depressed in someone's pocket if they're sitting or in a bag that's over-packed with another item depressing the activation button at times. Another possibility is that the batteries are not being stored properly when not in use.
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