Reflex Sights

Reflex Sights

Reflex Sights

Training your eye to score the target without resorting to any sort of assistance is very commendable but is rarely necessary. Hitting the bull in the eye is not an easy feat, that’s why humanity came up with a solution: sights. Designed to assist the shooter with aligning their weapons with intended targets, sights come in a wide variety of configurations. Reflex sights are one of the most popular types of aiming assistance, widely used by owners of all sorts of firearms.

Reflex Sights vs. Other Sights

Lenses and reflections lie in the core of reflex sights. Reflex sight allows the user to aim through an illuminated projection of a reticle or other type of aiming point superimposed on the field of view through a system of lenses or curved mirrors and a reflector. It's different from other devices used for aiming assistance like iron sights and scopes. People often ask about the opposition reflex vs red dot sights inquiring about the differences between the two. The fact is that all red dot sights are actually reflex sights because they share the same fundamental working principle. The reticle forms and colors might differ among various sights. The main difference, however, is between their forms.   

Tube Sights vs. Mini Reflex Sights

Tube sights took after traditional rifle scopes in their form. Their optical system is encompassed in a cylindrical tube. Their construction allows for utilizing various optical accessories like haze-reducing filters, glare-reducing sunshades, and damage-reducing lens covers. Mini reflex sights, also known as open sights for their opposition to tube closed sights, have a somewhat simpler construction. They won’t mount or attach any accessories and have a much broader field of view.

Holographic Sights

From the mere looks of them, holographic sights might seem not so different from reflex sights. However, their working principles are different. The holographic sight projects a holographic reticle superimposed on the field of view. Since the image is holographic rather than reflected, such sights don’t need to have their glass coated with a special compound, allowing for better light transmission. However, they tend to be more expensive than traditional reflex sights and red dots.

Here, on Gritr Sports, you can choose from a vast selection of reflex and holographic sights. Whether you’re in the market for reflex sight for shotgun or looking for AR reflex sights, we got you covered. We work with such brands as Trijican, Holosun, Eotech and Burris to bring you the best the market has to offer.

What is a reflex sight?

A reflex sight is a type of optical device that is used to help improve accuracy when shooting firearms. It's an optical device, meaning it utilizes a system of lenses to work.

How does a reflex sight work?

It works by reflecting an illuminated projection of a reticle superimposed on the field of view through a system of lenses and a reflector.

What is the difference between a red dot sight and a reflex sight?

Reflex sight is a bigger group that encompasses red dot sights. While red dots are restricted to LED reticles in the form of a dot, reflex sights may have reticles of different forms and configurations.

How far is a reflex sight good for?

The range of a reflex sight depends on the type of sighting system you are using. Generally, they are suitable for ranges slightly exceeding 100 yards.