1. Telescopic sights
Telescopic sights, widely known as the scopes, are sights that apply the magnification method to bring the target closer to the shooter and therefore increase the accuracy of the shot. The sight relies on the lens as its objective is to create the closer image. With the first prototype created in the 17th century in order to provide shooters with better aiming accuracy, the scopes continued to evolve as a perfect adjustment and helping hand for the Germans during the World War II’s arms race.
The scopes’ classification can be more complicated based on their magnification power and sizes. An example for it can be a VX*R Patrol 2-3x30mm in which:
“ VX*R Patrol” is the scope’s name
“2-3” refers to the magnification power which, in this example, means 2 to the power of 3
“30mm” refers to the diameter of the scope.
2. Reflex sights
When it comes to self-defense or close range shooting, using scope will just put you at a disadvantage. Instead a reflex will give you a quick acquisition of the target and also an unlimited field of view. It is smaller in size and weight, which will provide users with better control of it. For beginners, I would recommend using laser sights as they are cheaper and also easier to use. However a problem with laser sights is that sometimes they are really difficult for users to notice in high-light conditions. With other types of reflex sights, you need more experiences in order to have a precise shot. Reflex sights work well within a range of 50 yards (about 46 meters), however the suggested range should be within 25 yards (23 meters).