LAS VEGAS -- Red-dot optics mounted on pistols are becoming so popular that some professional shooters see them replacing iron sights in the tactical environment.
Non-magnifying optics have long been the primary rifle sight for troops on the battlefield. Besides being accurate and durable, they are also faster than iron sights and perform better in low-light conditions.
Now the popularity of ultra-light red-dots -- such as Trijicon's Ruggedized Miniature Reflex, or RMR, sight -- has compelled pistol makers to introduce special lines of their handguns specifically designed for accepting red-dots.
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