Hammond, LA (PressExposure) November 09, 2012 -- Sport Optics (http://www.sportoptics.com), the leading source for high quality hand gun scopes, rifle scopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and other optics products has some important observations when it comes to purchasing hand gun scopes. First, you need to understand that buying hand gun scopes is different than buying rifle scopes. Given the shorter-range requirements of a hand gun, you're unlikely to want a high powered scope unless you're doing long range hunting are target shooting.
It's important to ask yourself what kind of shooting you'll be doing. For example, will you be hunting with dogs? If that's the case, you'll want to look at red dot hand gun scopes. Because you shoot with both eyes open you get a larger, more complete field of vision to see what's going on around the target so you can avoid accidently shooting a dog.
Red dot hand gun scopes and red dot rifle scopes are both available. The large advantage when used on a hand gun is that red dot scopes allow very fast target acquisition. They're also very good in low light situations. There are some disadvantaged when using red dot hand gun scopes. First, they have no magnification. Second, they're battery powered, so you'll need to carry an extra battery and any tools needed to change it.
Finally, vision diminishes with age. Iron sites are best for young eyes. Optical scopes are ideal for older shooters. However, red dot hand gun scopes are an ideal step up from iron sites if your vision is starting to diminish.
About Sport Optics
Located minutes from Lake Pontchartrain, Sport Optics has been supplying high-end rifle scopes and other optic products to the sporting industry for more than 12 years. Their online store http://www.sportoptics.com offers a complete line of binoculars, spotting scopes, Zeiss rifle scopes are two of the sixteen brands of rifle scopes, range finders and night vision devices. Popular brands and products include Burris rifle scopes, Vortex rifle scopes, Zeiss binoculars and many others. As avid sportsmen and women, the people at Sport Optics take great pride in regularly using the poducts they sell and being considered a valuable information source to their many clients. For more information about Sport Optics, visit http://www.sportoptics.com