Redring® Shotgun Sights

The Redring® shotgun sight is an optical shotgun sight. It mounts to the standard ribs on a shotgun, you simply attach it like you would a normal rail attachment with the exception of using the rib of the shotgun not a rail.  Two little hex key screws lock the sight in place.


  • Battery: AAAA 1.5V, Approx 300 h life. Redring® automatically shuts off after 4 hrs
  • Weight: 134 g (4.726oz) excluding mounts, 192 g (6.773oz) including mounts
  • Length: 134 mm (5.275in), mounts included
  • Width: 44 mm (1.732in)
  • Height: 45.7 mm (1.779in)
  • Material: Anodised aluminium
  • MSRP: $899 (they have a deal going on now for $749.00)


This sight is lets you keep both eyes open so when you look through the optic what ever the ring is around is where you burst is going to be.


1. Spot-Metering

Redring® has built-in intelligence, called spot metering, that reads the backlight in a diameter equivalent to more than double the ring diameter. An integrated processor momentarily adjusts the ring intensity to the prevailing light. Dark background = weaker ring. Bright background = stronger ring. The directed spot metering gives the shooter a great advantage in all types of hunting with varying lighting conditions, such as duck shooting in the sunrise. Light intensity can also be set manually

2. The Red Ring

Another advantage of using the Redring® is that it also is an effective rangefinder. The size of the ring on the target equals the shot diame­ter/burst at 20 meters (65 feet). This gives the shooter an instant indication if the target is within shooting range or if it’s too far away for a sure shot. When the ring looks right, pull the trigger. It surely improves the hit rate and reduces the risk of injuring the game.

3. Low mount with recoil absorption

Redring® is mounted free-floating directly on to the rib of the gun. It only takes a couple of minutes to mount and the sight is ready to use. No alterations or changes to the gun are necessary. As the lightweight sight is mounted low on the shotgun rib, it will not have any noticeable effect on the balance of the gun. Redring® comes complete with recoil absorbing mounts for shotguns with a rib width ranging from 5 to 11.5 mm.


The ring gives the shooter perfect aim and indicates when it’s safe to shoot and when it’s not. When the targetlooks right in relation to the ring, that’s when it’s time to shoot. The result is greater accuracy, more fun and more reliable hunting. A sure hit!


Redring® enables the shooter to fire with both eyes open, irrespective of eye dominance. The open eyes principle improves the perceptual tendencies and helps the shooter to identify the target faster. Since Redring® is parallax free, what the shooter sees in the ring equals the target image, i.e., when the ring is right in relation to the target, the shot most certainly is a hit. The eye relief doesn’t matter.


Redring® can be connected to your computer via a USB interface. This enables the shooter to register the equipment, log personalized statistics, select advanced settings, and receive periodic software upgrades from manufacturer. Go to USB for instructions and downloading the necessary software.

Automatic Shut Off

The built in energy saving “shut-off” function will automatically shut off the sight after 4 hours. The shut-off time is counted from the time the sight is turned on, or from the last time the ring intensity was manually adjusted.

[From the Redring website]



Sadly at SHOT 2013 I missed this booth because I was busying trying to see everything I had planned,  so I didn’t get to see this up close like I wish I had.

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Brothers in Competition

Brothers in Competition

My brother and I have recently gotten into shooting. Right now we’re into the tactical guns because they’re so much fun to customize. We’ve both spent a lot of time working out exactly the way we want our guns to look. Since we’ve started we’ve gotten into a lot of discussions about what accessories we need in order to have a killer setup. I’m still convinced that having a good tactical sight is the key to making your gun not only look good but perform well.

We’ve been customizing our guns like it’s a competition. Brothers are natural rivals, right? If I got a sling then he would have to get a custom magazine or handguard rail. So I needed to find the right accessory to trump him. He had just bought a flip-up sight so I thought I’d get something to make my gun stand out a little more.

As far as sights go, we are both big fans of the red dot styles. You can pick up your target much easier than using traditional sights. It’s nice to be able to clearly see your target and where you are aiming. I’m not a big fan of scopes as I feel like the bigger ones make my gun feel clumsy, but I wanted something that would be easy to use and would magnify a little for the longer distance shots. My dad always used Burris scopes on his guns so I figured I’d start there.

I found the perfect combination in a Burris red dot sight. It has 3x magnification which is perfect for the distances I plan on shooting. It looks really nice on my SIG556. Best of all it still has the red dot reticle that I was looking for. It still has some nice cross hairs so it’s even easier to get zeroed. I took my brother out to the range and showed it to him; I could tell that he was trying to hide his jealousy. I let him shoot it a few times and he gave in and said it was pretty awesome. Now he has a Burris red dot sight of his own.


[Written by Calin Hess]

PanzerFaust: Scope Mounting

Atticus picked up a new scope a few days back while I still had the American Weapon Systems ZA-15 so he sent me out for new scope rings and asked me to set the rifle up. since I did not feel confident in my ability to set the rifle up I went and found a YouTube video that helped me out a lot.

This video was made by The National Shooting Sports Foundation. This is the group that brings us SHOT show every year.

I hope you find this helpful.