Putting the ‘tact’ in tactical optics

I believe I have the best job in the world. I get to meet really interesting people, shoot all the new products and write about my experiences. This October, I visited the folks at Leupold in Beaverton, Ore. My visit included a factory tour and a little...

The CMR reticle gives the shooter just enough center dot to pick it up on the fly without covering up too much target. The etched reticle (which is LED illuminated) has stadia lines that aid in bullet drop compensation for AR-15 variants.

It's true, I was feeling pretty good about my shooting; right up until the shooter who followed ran the course ... literally. He picked up the HAMR/ACR tool and neutralized threats at a dead run. Having trained military shooters for years, I've always had great respect for shooters that are USMC trained. This Marine renewed my respect. OK, I still felt good about my shooting -- I just felt better about his.

I really have the best job in the world. Often, the products I get to see make me proud enough to share them. These products are ready to be sworn in.

Lindsey Bertomen is a retired police officer who teaches at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif.



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