Gear Expert Author:  Matt S.

    About Matt S.

    Hi, my name is Matt and I am a Gear Aficionado. I like trying out new gear whether it is a bag, a knife, an optic, or a firearm accessory. I want to know exactly what an item can and can't do or whether it's worth recommending or not. My friends may say I have a problem, but that doesn't stop them from asking for my feedback. Hopefully you do too.

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  • Riton RT-S Mod 7 1-5×24

    Nov 28, 2018 • NewsNo Comments

    Riton RT-S Mod 7 1-5x Low powered variable scopes are an excellent optic choice for just about all close to mid-range engagements. The low end 1x allows you to make fast and accurate hits at close distances while the top magnification (4x, 5x, 6x, etc) is...

  • Sig Optics Bravo3 and Bravo5

    Jun 29, 2018 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Sig Bravo3 and Bravo 5 Similar to the Sig Bravo 4, the Sig Bravo3 and Sig Bravo5 are prismatic sights meant for the AR platform. They are a rugged, fixed power optic with an etched reticle available in several configurations. Overview The Sig Bravo line is...

  • Sig Bravo4 4×30 MegaView Battle Sight

    Dec 29, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Prismatic sights like the Sig Bravo4 offer a rugged, fixed power, illuminated optic in a compact package that pairs exceptionally well with ARs. While there are lots of options for the entry level budget, the premium side has long been ruled by the ACOG. But...

  • Dream 3-Gun AR Build

    Dec 29, 2017 • News, ReviewsNo Comments

    I’ve made a decision – my 2018 resolution is to improve my shooting skill set, and my method is going to be participating in local 3-Gun competitions. While practicing, drills, and techniques are an important step to achieving this goal, I also...

  • Leupold VX3i LRP 4.5-14×50 FFP

    Dec 27, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Long range shooting is becoming more popular and more accessible every year. Both long range hunters and precision rifle competitors demand accuracy and usability. Leupold delivered the VX-3i LRP to answer that demand. Combining their proven clarity and...

  • Leupold VX-5HD 3-15×44 CDS-ZL2: Unmatched Clarity

    Nov 16, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

      Clarity, quality, and performance driven. All things Leupold is known for and exactly what you get with the VX-5HD series of riflescopes. The VX5-HD offers the features you need in a sleek and lightweight package that is just as at home on an AR as it is...

  • Quality You Can Afford: GPO Passion 4-12×42

    Nov 15, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    German Precision Optics Passion 3x 4.-12×42 Spending hundreds of dollars on an optic is dangerously easy but finding quality at various price points can be much harder. So when I began considering optics for my backup/loaner rifle, I wanted to try...

  • Gear Up – for a Cause! 2017

    May 12, 2017 • NewsNo Comments

    GUFAC – Gear Up for a Cause Once more, the time has come to give back. OpticsPlanet is implementing our Gear Up for a Cause campaign for the third year in a row. We need your help to show our support for the Hope For The Warriors® charity. We have...

  • MultiVault: Security without Compromise

    Apr 4, 2017 • NewsNo Comments

    Whether you are a new firearm owner or an experienced one, you should have been taught that keeping your guns secure is a priority. What most people soon learn though is that finding a balance between secure and accessible can be tough. You want to be able to...

  • Leupold LTO-Tracker: Pocket Sized Efficiency

    Apr 4, 2017 • NewsNo Comments

    While Thermal Imagers continue to become more affordable, they are also becoming more compact and offering greater quality. But with so many options on the market, knowing which item is best suited for your needs can be tough. While most people will tell you...

  • Silynx: The Best Protection and Communication Your Ears Can Get

    Nov 28, 2016 • News, ReviewsNo Comments

    Protecting yourself is a priority in any hobby, activity, or job. Finding a way to do that without interfering with your experience or performance is an ongoing challenge. When it comes to hearing protection, you want to filter out harmful noises without...

  • Bates Footwear: Don’t Ride Without Them

    Sep 7, 2016 • NewsNo Comments

    I’m proud to say I’ve never traded safety for style when riding a motorcycle, but many times have I been guilty of trading comfort for safety. Thanks to Bates Powersports footwear, I no longer need to make that choice. It’s been 10 years in the...