What Are Survival Optics and Why You Need Them?

The use of optics on rifles and shotguns has become the norm in the tactical arena, and for good reason. Optical box:

  • increase the accuracy of the shooter
  • reduce the time needed to reach the goal
  • Facilitating transitions between destinations

In 2005, the Marines were equipped with the combat optics of the ACOG rifle during the invasion of Iraq and they had great success with it. So much so that there was a Congressional investigation into the number of shots fired by the Marines.

Optics enhance the capabilities of any shooter and are an essential power amplifier.

Optics and preparation

It’s easy to dismiss optics, especially modern tactical optics, as useless on combat rifles. They are often seen as a tool or crutch when fighting gunfire.

But to maintain this attitude is to live in the past. In today’s world, if you are involved in shooting for self-defense, you want all the benefits you can get.

Any bounty hunter or survivor who carries a gun should consider investing in quality. This does not mean that iron sights are ineffective or outdated. If you make me choose between a telescope and a viewfinder, I would recommend the viewfinder.

Iron sights

Every gun must be equipped with an iron sight, even if it swings into view. That’s it:

  • simple
  • Less sensitive to malfunctions and defects
  • Part of the cost of high quality teleoptics
  • they don’t need glass or electronics…

That said, high-quality optics make shooting easier and faster. The disadvantage of the iron sight is that the front sight often obstructs the view when shooting at long distances.

At close range, aiming and hitting the target is much slower than with the right optics.


With a high-quality rifle scope, the shooter can easily hit targets at long range.

With good optics and a good AR 15 rifle, you can hit a man-sized target at 500 yards. It’s an unlikely shot and hard to justify as self-defense, but it’s possible.

At a distance of 200-300 yards, it is much easier to hit an attacker, especially if he is hiding and is a smaller target.

Outside of combat situations, optics make hunting much easier. In the same area, it makes it easier to see.

In Afghanistan, optics are often used for neighborhood reconnaissance. ACOG 4-Power makes it much easier to find FDI on the street. In a survival situation, a variable scope or even a riflescope makes it easier to see road damage and debris from a distance.

You will also be able to distinguish a friend from an enemy from a distance. A scope on your rifle is an invaluable tool.

If you live in an urban environment, variable or magnified optics may not be the best solution. Red dot aiming, however, increases your ability to hit the target accurately and quickly.

In close combat, speed is king, so you must hit your target faster than your opponent. Red dot optics are ideal for close range combat.

Luminous reticle optics are much easier to use in low light and even in the dark. It is almost impossible to work at night with iron sights. The red dot optics can be combined with magnifiers to extend the range if necessary.

In a shootout in progress, your opponent will move, he will want to run, maneuver, hide and shoot back. In these situations, it is much easier to follow your opponent as he walks and moves.

With an iron sight, it is often too difficult to effectively track the enemy.


Variable optics offer higher magnification and a range of different magnification levels. They are very versatile and can be used in different types of guns.

They are often used on shotguns. They allow the shooter to see and hit targets near and far. They are also becoming increasingly popular for modern defensive rifles, such as the AR 15 or the AK 47, with short or long barrels.

For rifles with precision trigger guard

Primary weapons 4-14×44

This simple and affordable lens is the first focal length camera with significant performance and reputation. The FFP design means that the mesh expands and shrinks as you zoom in or out, so the breakpoints are accurate within each zoom range.

Primary Arms is one of the most affordable FFP optics and is built to last. This particular model has a wider magnification range and is best suited for long-range bolt action rifles and sniper rifles.

For modern combat optics

Burris MTAC 1-4×24

The Burris MTACuses a very popular power range of 1 to 4. With the 1 to 4 shot rifle scope, the shooter can easily take advantage of the short and long ranges of today’s semi-automatic rifles.

In 1X with the sight on, it’s a half decent red sight; and with the power set to 4, a good shooter will have no problem seeing and hitting targets at 200-300 yards.

Constant power

Trijicon ACOG

TheTrijicon ACOG is the king of fixed focal length combat optics. Designed for action, these optics can go to war and come back.

ACOG is available in a wide range of magnifications, with the 4x magnification being preferred by US Marines and soldiers. The biggest disadvantage is the high price. It’s often more than a thousand dollars.

A cheaper alternative is the Primary Arms Compact prismatic rifle. This is a lightweight 3-power optic designed for a cutoff of 5.56, 7.62 x 39 mm and 300. Each has a grid for the correct pattern and is equipped with ballistic drop compensation.

Red dot

Red dot optics are incredibly simple and uncomplicated. They use the red dot as the grid, although some people use the green dot.

Red dots are ideal for close range combat and provide the shooter with a precise and accurate means of quickly hitting a target. They are suitable for rifles and shotguns.


The latestGIS line of red dot optics is proving very popular. The GIS is designed for functionality and even meets the FBI standard for red dot optics.

This is a full size red dot optic that fits well with any rifle or carbine. It is large, easy to use and incredibly durable. The Sauer ROMEO7 GIS is also affordable.


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The optics are designed to make the shooter’s life easier. The high quality optics allow the user to reach the targets accurately and quickly.

High-quality optics must be waterproof, shockproof and fogproof. All jumpers and survivors should consider combat and binoculars.

This job was paid for by Almo Gregor. Almo is a gun enthusiast, a passionate hunter, and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Change for life. The outdoors, hunting and shooting took up much of his childhood, and he continues this tradition in his personal and professional life, passing on his knowledge to others through freelance writing.

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