We’re sure you’ve seen it. That buddy, or that guy at the range, who finishes shooting and breaks out a cleaning kit that needs its own range bag it’s so big. He’s got dental picks, blades, scrapers, and—God forbid—a Dremel with dozens of brushes for that deep, deep, oh-God-please-stop clean. Guy pulls on his white gloves, sets up his eight or nine different solvents and oils, and dives in with the zeal of a mad surgeon.
No doubt about it, getting into competition shooting can be a big investment. The right gear for the job often comes at a price, but what I have found is if I go with equipment that can pull double duty for me, and work for more than just my competitive events, the expense is far more tolerable.
You’re at the range or in the field. Shooting a gun, optic, and load you know. You squeeze the trigger, break what feels like a decent shot, and then … nothing. No ringing steel, no hole in the paper, or, even worse, a spooked animal running to safety as fast as the echo of your missed shot. You hang your head and wonder, “How the heck did I miss?”
Maybe you recently bought a pistol or rifle, and you’re hoping to become a more proficient shooter. Maybe you have a hunting rifle and you’ve always wanted to know how far you can stretch your effective range. Or, maybe you’re looking for a new way to compete against other like-minded people in a fun, dynamic environment.
By now, we’ve convinced you the shooting sports are a phenomenal way to spend your free time and you’re chomping at the bit to get going, right? We’ve also probably got you looking online at the slew of potential products to choose from, watching the dollar signs go up and up in your mind’s eye!
If you’ve spent so much as five minutes Googling “Optics for my AR-15,” chances are you’re already aware the internet wants you to top it off with either a red dot or an “LPVO.”
Last week, we dove into the art and science of why you might choose to mount a red dot on your AR, and some of the “how-to.” But what if you think an LPVO is the way to go?