Holographic Sights

of October 2021

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EOTECH EXPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight

1 – EOTECH EXPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight

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Features:

  • EOTECH EXPS2-0 - Holographic Weapon Sight in black with 68 MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Side Button Operation - Compact design and side button operation consumes minimal rail space and is ideal for use with a G33 magnifier
  • Mount - Quick Detach lever fits 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Adjustable Brightness - The EXPS2 has 20 brightness settings for use in any lighting scenario
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with a 10 year limited warranty

Vortex Optics AMG UH-1 Gen II Holographic Sight, blk

2 – Vortex Optics AMG UH-1 Gen II Holographic Sight, blk

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Features:

  • The AMG UH-1 Gen II is a close-quarters solution built for military and law enforcement shooters, offering an incredibly fast holographic display to conquer any situation, now with four night-vision compatible settings and a dedicated night-vision button.
  • With the UH-1 Gen II, you get an improved sight picture through the enlarged viewing window, making target acquisition even faster, and easy battery changes with the toolless battery cover, plus a lighter load at just 11 ounces.
  • The lightning-quick EBR-CQB reticle is designed to dominate in close, and our FHQ technology virtually eliminates stray light emissions for zero forward signature.
  • An integrated, quick-release mount makes the sight easy to install and puts the optic at lower 1/3 cowitness height on either Weaver or Picatinny rails. Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
  • Ultra-hard, scratch-resistantant ArmorTek coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt. O-ring seals help to provide waterproof and fogproof performance in the field.

EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sight, black EXPS3-0 Holographic Weapon Sight, black

3 – EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sight, black EXPS3-0 Holographic Weapon Sight, black

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Features:

  • EOTECH EXPS3-0: Holographic weapon sight in tan with 68MOA ring and 1 MOA dot reticle
  • NIGHT VISION COMPATIBLE: Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices
  • SIDE BUTTON OPERATION: Compact design and side button operation consumes minimal rail space and is ideal for use with a G33 Magnifier
  • MOUNT: Quick detach lever fits 1" weaver and MIL-STD 1913 rails
  • EOTECH HWS PRESTIGE WARRANTY: Comes with 10 year limited warranty

EOTECH HHS II Holographic Hybrid Sight - EXPS2-2 with G33 Magnifier

4 – EOTECH HHS II Holographic Hybrid Sight - EXPS2-2 with G33 Magnifier

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Features:

  • EOTECH HHS II - Holographic Hybrid Sight includes EXPS2-2 sight with G33 Magnifier
  • Quick Transitions - Change quickly from close quarter to medium range targets with the included G33 Magnifier and Switch-to-Side mount
  • Mount - Quick Detach lever fits 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Side Button Operation - Compact design and side button operation consumes minimal rail space. G33.STS is compatible with all EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

HHS Green Holographic Hybrid Sight - EXPS2-0GRN with G33 Magnifier

5 – HHS Green Holographic Hybrid Sight - EXPS2-0GRN with G33 Magnifier

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Features:

  • HHS Green Holographic Hybrid Sight - EXPS2-0GRN sight with G33 Magnifier
  • Green Reticle - 6x easier to see than red during daytime operation
  • Quick Transitions - Change quickly from close quarter to medium range targets with the included G33 Magnifier and Switch-to-Side mount
  • Mount - Quick Detach lever fits 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

EOTECH XPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight

6 – EOTECH XPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight

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Features:

  • EOTECH XPS3-0 - Holographic Weapon Sight in black with 68MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Night Vision Compatible - Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices
  • Compact Design - Leaves more rail space for rear iron sights or magnifier
  • Mount - Compatible with both 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

EOTECH 558 Holographic Weapon Sight

7 – EOTECH 558 Holographic Weapon Sight

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Features:

  • EOTECH 558.A65 - Holographic Weapon Sight in black with 68MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Night Vision Compatible - Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices
  • Mount - Quick Detach lever fits 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Side Button Operation - Ideal for use with a G33 Magnifier
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

LightJunction EOTECH XPS2-2 Holographic Sight, Black Bundle with 4 CR123 Batteries and a Lightjunction Battery Box

8 – LightJunction EOTECH XPS2-2 Holographic Sight, Black Bundle with 4 CR123 Batteries and a Lightjunction Battery Box

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Features:

  • HOLOGRAPHIC SIGHT: With 68 MOA ring & (2) 1 MOA dot red dot reticle for quick target locking
  • MULTIPLE BRIGHTNESS OPTIONS: 20 daylight brightness settings offering quick adjustability to accommodate any shooting situation for dawn-to-dusk
  • MOUNT: Quick Detach lever fits 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails and has an aluminum hood to keep the sight lightweight. Made in the USA
  • COMPACT SIGHT: Small, lightweight sight that leaves more space on the rail for other options
  • 3 ITEM BUNDLE: Includes EOTECH XPS2-2 Black Holographic Sight with Hard Case, 4 CR123 Batteries, and a Lightjunction Battery Box

EOTECH HHS I Holographic Hybrid Sight

9 – EOTECH HHS I Holographic Hybrid Sight

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Features:

  • EOTECH HHS I - Holographic Hybrid Sight includes EXPS3-4 sight wth G33 Magnifier
  • Quick Transitions - Change quickly from close quarter to medium range targets with the included G33 Magnifier and Switch-to-Side mount
  • Night Vision Campatible - Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices. Water Resistant - Submersible to 33 ft (10 m) depth
  • Side Button Operations - Compact design and side button operation consumes minimal rail space. Fog resistant internal optics sealing
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

EOTECH 552 Holographic Weapon Sight

10 – EOTECH 552 Holographic Weapon Sight

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Features:

  • EOTECH 552.A65 - Holographic Weapon Sight in black with 68MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Night Vision Compatible - Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices
  • Mount - Compatible with both 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Water Resistant - The 552 is water resistant to 33ft (10m)
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

 

Holographic Sight

A holographic sight or holographic gun sight is an electronic sight that lets the user look through a special glass optic window and view a holographic retinal image superimposed on the field of vision. The holographic sight produces a cross-shaped image, which when viewed through the sight, appears as if it is part of a hologram. This type of sight offers users the ability to use holographic sights while remaining in complete view of their surroundings.
 
One drawback of this type of sight is that it operates only with red dots. While this can be used for military applications where red dot sighting is critical, most civilian uses will necessitate a sight with red dot compatible capabilities. This type of sight requires a very powerful source of power. Most red dot sights require an electrical current. Some models can even be charged by means of a small battery.
 
For many reasons, red dot sights have been difficult to manufacture. In the earliest days, holographic sights required mercury vapors as a light source. This gave off very little light, and was extremely difficult to manufacture. Today, most holographic sights utilize a laser source to provide much better illumination. This makes them far more reliable and less expensive to operate.
 
Holographic sights can be a great addition to any military simulation equipment or weapon system. They can help users see what is going on far away while still keeping an eye on what is happening within their unit. For example, in a military scenario, holographic sights may let the operator see enemy soldiers peeking out from behind cover. They can also help the operator tell where someone in the line of fire is located. Since most holographic sights require a red dot, this is very helpful information.
 
Many modern holographic sights use a led emitter and LED. The red dots are still visible, but the dots themselves are much larger and move much faster than the red dots. This allows for a much clearer reticle. The extra visible green and orange lines allow for more versatility when aiming the sight.
 
Another advantage of holographic sights use a laser diode. A laser diode emits light in the invisible portions of the reticle. This light does not pass through the lens like a conventional light ray. Instead, the light is reflected and interpreted by the sight. This allows for a much clearer and sharper image than with a typical laser pointer.
 
Holographic red dot sights use a special reflective coating on the inside of the lens. The coating changes colors depending on whether or not an object is present in the reticle. When the laser pointer reflects off an object, the light will travel through the coating. When the object is not present in the reticle, the colored portion of the laser diode light will be blocked. This prevents stray light from hitting the lens and causing stray light errors.
 
These types of sights can be used for general purposes such as target range, training, and more. Reflex sights reduce the time necessary to aim while holographic dot sights help to increase accuracy. Both styles of optics are great for hunters.
 
There are several types of holographic sights. Some use a spring loaded mechanism that must be manually moved up and down through the tube. Others use a rotary wheel which can move the sight smoothly along the tube but requires constant manipulation of the wheel. Still others use a series of red dots which spin around the center of the tube. The red dots can all be lined up at the same time which provides an extremely sharp image.
 
In many models, the red dots can be lined up on the side of the tube in a straight row, while other models have a row of red dots spread out horizontally. Either type produces an exceptionally sharp image and can be used for rapid aiming of the gun. Many of these sights use a thumb screw type mechanism that moves the reticle up and down along the tube in order to move the sight line up with the target.
 
Holographic sight mechanisms can also be used for precision shots as the crosshairs on the sight can be used to align the dot on the bore of the gun. For accuracy purposes, many of these sights use a laser dot reticle. This type of reticle looks like a crosshair mark, only it is laser projected. A laser dot sight can produce a very high level of accuracy. The dot can be seen over the crosshairs of the sight at all times which allows the shooter to aim at the most precise point on the target.