Kruger Optical will introduce its Dual Tactical Sight (Gen II), a 1-8x40 tactical sighting system, at SHOT Show 2011.
The dual-function sight was first introduced as a Gen I prototype at SHOT Show 2010. Since then, Kruger's engineers have been 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.
"We got a great response when we introduced the original DTS at SHOT last year," according to Mark Thomas, Kruger's president. "However, we also heard a lot of really good ideas for making the product even better. At that point, we made the decision to stop production and redesign the product in response to the needs of the market."
Thomas said he expects the product to be available at retail during the first quarter of 2011. 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 and 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. It's also ideal for other applications, such as dangerous game hunting, added Thomas.
"For the tactical-minded user, this product is Christmas all over again," added Thomas. "There is nothing like it on the market today. This is the only product that incorporates two separate aiming systems in one sight window. We really believe it is going to increase accuracy, cut down on training time and save lives."
The Gen II version 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.
The scopes are engineered and manufactured at Kruger's Sisters, Ore., manufacturing facility using U.S. and imported parts.
Visit Kruger at Booth #328 of the SHOT Show from Jan. 18-21 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.