Getting into the world of optics can be daunting. Many first-timers aren’t quite sure what they are looking for or if they will even like it. For this reason, high-priced optics can turn potential newcomers away. However, there are good introductory options that won’t break the bank while offering solid performance. Optics like the new Reflex Sight from Hawke Optics is one such option.
The Hawke Optics Reflex Sight
Featuring aluminum construction, the Reflex Sight is not only durable but also lightweight, at 3 ounces. In addition, the sight is both water- and shockproof, according to the company. However, without an IPX rating listed, it is unclear to what level it is waterproof.
The 1.5-inch-wide viewing window provides plenty field of view, providing an entire sight picture for faster target acquisition. Housed within the frame is a 25-layer, fully multi-coated lens. As a result, the lens can withstand hard use and remain functional.
Within the viewing window is a 2 MOA dot, surrounded by a 35 MOA circle reticle. The reticle has eight brightness settings for use in daylight or dimly lit environments. To preserve the CR2032 battery, the sight goes into standby mode when there is no movement detected for 5 minutes. Likewise, the sight comes back on when picked up, for fast use.
The Reflex Sight features a Weaver rail mount making it perfect for any AR, rifle, or shotgun with Picatinny or Weaver rail. However, it is small enough to use on a pistol, but you will need to purchase a Picatinny rail optic mounting plate if one is not already present. If you go this route, I recommend purchasing a Picatinny rail and not a Weaver rail. Weaver accessories will fit on a Picatinny rail, but Picatinny accessories will not fit on a Weaver rail.
The Hawke Optics Reflex Sight is available now with an MSRP of $189.00. For more info, please visit US.HawkeOptics.com.
Hawke Optics Reflex Sight Specs
Length: 2.3 inches
Weight: 3 ounces
Focus/Parallax – Fixed: 10yds
Chassis: Aluminum Construction
Optical System: 1x
Click Value: 1 MOA
Illumination: Red – 8 Levels of Brightness
Red Dot: 2 MOA Dot / 35 MOA ⌀ Circle
Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated – 25 Layers
Hawke Optics Reflex Sight Features
- Ideal for pistols, Shotguns, ARs, and hunting rifles
- 8 Levels of brightness
- The sight will enter standby mode if no movement is detected for 5 minutes
- 25 layer fully multi-coated (FMC) lens
- Fixed focus 9mm/10yds
- 2 MOA red dot
- Weaver rail