One thing is obvious—Crimson Trace sure isn’t just a laser sight company anymore. In the past they’ve had a gun light and a couple laser/light combos in their lineup, but with a host of gun lights in their catalog, and now a brand new line of red dot sights, the brand is certainly growing. CTC has released five new red dot sights for handguns and long guns that are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters, and recreational firearms enthusiasts alike, according to the company. The line includes several field of view and reticle choices and they’re built to be compatible with the majority of firearms and mounting systems on the market. While the specs and images of the sights have been released, the products aren’t expected to hit stores or to ship from online stores until November. “This new line of red dot sights offers consumers high-quality optics products from a name they trust,” said Lane Tobiassen, President of the CTC and American Outdoor Brands Corporation Electro-Optics Division “We are very excited to introduce this new product line, which has been carefully engineered and designed to meet the needs of consumers seeking quality and performance.” All the sight are night vision compatible, provide excellent light transmission, and are designed to be waterproof. With the lowest MSRP set at $199, there’s something int he line to accommodate all buyers. All sights also have adjustable brightness levels and are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof, and are covered under the company’s Free Batteries for Life program. Here are the details on all six new red dot sights. A CTS-1300 just showed up on my doorstep yesterday and I will be putting it through it’s paces soon, so expect a close look at that and at the company’s new gun light line, which you can see here.
The CTS-1000 is a closed red dot sight with a 2 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a rifle and offers adjustable brightness settings, utilizes fully multi-coated lenses with an advanced notch filter to maximum clarity and it has a sturdy aluminum chassis. This sight is easy to adjust for windage and elevation, can also be adjusted for intensity, has a quick-release mount, is waterproof, and the sight will provide years of uninterrupted service with the provided battery.
The CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.
The CTS-1200 is a red dot reflex sight that is compact, utilizes a 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and is designed for mounting on a pistol. Users can easily change the battery via a unique side-opening access slot without removing the sight from the firearm. Easy-to-reach controls help with adjusting the sight intensity and settings for light conditions and user preferences.
The CTS-1300 is a compact open red dot sight providing 3.5 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a long gun and delivers a wide field of view, provides easy windage and elevation adjustments and is water resistant. It features fully multi-coated optics and an advanced notch filter to improve clarity. The sight also has a removable Picatinny rail mounting system so it can be adapted to other mounting systems.
The CTS-1400 is an open red dot sight with 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and a large field of view. The sight is designed for use on long guns and incorporates an advanced motion detection system to note inactivity resulting in auto-shut-off to save battery life.