Latest Optics

Swampfox Blade 1×25 Prism Optic – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A

We recently sat down with Michael Branson of Swampfox Optics to learn more about some of the company’s offerings, including the affordable and increasingly popular Swampfox Blade 1×25 Prism optic. We learned a bit about the optic’s origins, pros and cons, and more. Q: Michael, we’re new to Swampfox Optics, for readers like myself who … Read more

Aimpoint Launches Next Generation Acro Red Dot Optic

Aimpoint has revealed the 50,000 hour Aimpoint Acro P-2…retail is $599. The Aimpoint® Acro P-2 is the next generation in the Acro series with a new battery size of CR2032 and new diode technology. the Acro P-2 will last for 5 years of continuous use on setting 6/10 (daylight setting) In addition to use as a primary optic on handguns, the Acro P-2 can be mounted on carbines, shotguns and rifles.

New Reptilia AUS Mount for LPVOs – Q&A with Nick Booras

In our last conversation with Nick Booras at Reptilia, we got a sneak peek at the Reptilia AUS mount for 30mm optics. Developed by the request of an end user group, the AUS Mount is the culmination of a 2 year development program. Now that the optic is officially announced on their website, we decided to reach out to Nick and learn a bit more about the optic features and why it was created.

Offset Red Dots on the AR-15 with Steve “Yeti” Fisher

Offset red dots mounted at 45 degrees are increasingly common on AR-15s. Are these optics necessary? Is running an optic at 12-o-clock on top of your primary optic beneficial? What are there advantages of an offset red dot and just who should consider using them? If you do decide to run one, what offset red dot should you consider?

Reptilia Accessories – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A with Nick Booras

Reptilia is quietly become a go-to source for hard use mounting accessories for the AR platform and more. An American design and manufacturing company founded with the mission of developing solutions for those fighting for our freedom, many consumers are learning that when it comes to quality, very few are doing it better. To learn more about Reptilia’s rise, and what’s next, we turned to co-founder Nick Booras.

Velox Training Group Gives Overview of Magnifiers and Red Dots on ARs

Nick Young from Velox Training group gives a great overview of how to best set up a magnifier behind your red dot, and what to expect from such a configuration. There’s a lot to consider before simply slapping an magnifier behind your existing red dot, including the mount you select for your magnifier, eye relief considerations you may not have thought of, adjusting your magnifier’s diopter, and more.

In Defense of the Red Dot Optic with Mark Smith

With so much talk around Low Power Variable Optics (LPVOs), it can sometimes seem like 1x red dot optics are falling out of favor. We’ve worked with Mark Smith in the past to bring you the benefits of Low Power Variable Optics (LPVOs); however, in this article, we wanted him to discuss the fact that for many, red dots are still the preferred optic for the AR platform.

New AR Optics from Vortex in 2021 – An ARBuildJunkie Q&A

Vortex has announced the launch of new, updated AR-specific optics for 2021, including their SPARC red-dot and their prism-based Spitfire. To learn more about these optics and why they are worth considering, we recently chatted with Vortex’s Reuben Aleckson.

Multitasker Tools Launches the Multitasker NANO

We recently sat down with the owner and founder of Multitasker Tools to discuss the launch of their handy new Multitasker NANO, which is now seeing the light of day after three years in development. We’re huge fans of the company, their products and their commitment to quality without compromise.

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