Holosun EPS and EPS Carry Optics (from $435)

In the last five years, miniature red dot sights have really taken the pistol market by storm. The performance benefits are just simply too broad to be ignored. It hasn’t been all rainbows and lollipops, however. Most miniature red dots have open, exposed emitters, making them susceptible to dust, lint, water drops, and other particles that can obscure or distort the dot as it’s reflected upon the optics lens, which can be a huge problem when you need it the most. Closed emitter sights are the way of the future, but until recently, these sights have suffered from increased size.

Manufacturer Holosun is one of the current leaders of pistol-mounted optics, and its new EPS and EPS Carry Optics further solidify this fact. These two closed-emitter sights offer the user either a green or red 2-MOA dot and desirable feature sets to include a slide-out battery tray, shake awake, easy-to-use toggles, solar Fail Safe technology, and a tremendously long battery life. Plus, Holosun’s durability is simply on-point. The EPS and  Carry footprint is compatible with its K-series, meaning Shield RMSc, SIG RomeoZero, and Holosun’s own 507K2. For more information contact Holosun; Tel.: (909) 594-2888; Web: holosun.com