Kruger Optical presented the Dual Tactical Sight (DTS) Gen II 1-8x40 tactical sighting system at the 2011 SHOT Show.
The dual-function sight created a stir when the Gen I prototype was introduced at the 2010 SHOT Show. Since then, Kruger’s engineers have been busy refining and perfecting the scope in response to market and end-user feedback. The resulting Gen II product is shorter, lighter and stronger, with improved functionality.
Designed for complex engagement situations, the DTS incorporates two separate sighting systems into a single scope.
The scope has two modes: a high-resolution 1x reflex sight with red-dot reticle for close quarter engagement, plus a 2-8x40 long-range zoom sight with Mil-dot reticle for long-range sighting. The product includes two separate aiming systems, each viewed through the same sight window. The user can switch between modes with the flip of a lever, with no head movement and without looking away from the target.
The product has been designed for the extreme demands of the tactical professional who requires one optical sighting device that can be used for close or long range target engagement.
The Gen II version incorporates several significant improvements over the original GEN I model, Thomas said. It features a unique, ultra-strong carbon fiber molded body, which is shorter, lighter and more durable than the GEN I version. It also has unlimited eye relief in reflex mode, with a large viewing window for extremely fast target acquisition.
Unlike other dual-function systems on the market, the DTS does not require any bullet-drop calculations when changing modes, thus saving time and preventing errors. The sight features a patent-pending, extended range elevation system for long-range impact adjustments, with resettable clicks and a Geneva-style revolution counter.
The scope’s rectangular shape and square viewing window are also key to the product’s performance. The square shape allows for an extremely wide field of view and large viewing window, making it easier to acquire and maintain a target.
A zoom lever makes magnification adjustments quick and easy. All controls on the product are ergonomically designed to be user-friendly and easily adjusted without breaking line of sight.
The scope’s illumination system features six brightness levels for varying light conditions. Each brightness setting alternates with an “off” setting, so the user can turn the scope off and then immediately return to the previous setting.
Other DTS features include:
- One-touch illumination system with six brightness levels, with an “off” setting between each level
- Locking ¼’ windage and elevation adjustments with “unlocked” indicator
- Rapid Target Technology (RTT) eyebox combing large exit pupil with long, constant eye relief to ease target acquisition
- Mil-dot reticle calibrated at 8x
- 1x reflex sight with 1-mil red dot
- Waterproof/fogproof/argon processed
- Picatinny accessory rail attachment
- Integrated mount system
- ≈30 ounces