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August 26, 2019
And, as long as we’re on the subject of awesome new Vortex Optics combat optics at SHOT Show 2019, we should probably also discuss the very interesting Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 (Ultimate Holigraphic-1) holographic weapon sight, which is designed for super-fast target acquisition dynamic CQB/CQC (Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat) engagements with its “incredibly fast EBR-CQB reticle”, unlimited eye relief (yep, it’s “parallax free”), and anti-reflective coatings on the glass optics. The aforementioned Ryan Muckenhirn was kind enough to take DefenseReview (DR) through this one, too, at the Vortex Optics booth.
“We developed the ‘Huey’ [Vortex Razor AMG UH-1] as an ultra-rugged, ultra-reliable option for those of you looking for a holographic weapon sight. The ‘Huey’ is a bomb-proof critter. We built it for the law enforcement and military market[s],” said Muckenhirn. The Razor AMG UH-1 is powered by a CR123A battery for compatibility SureFire, Streamlight, Inforce and other companies’ tactical flashlights and weapon lights. The Razor AMG UH-1 holds power for 1500 hours with a standard CR123A battery. AND, it features a micro USB adapter/port. So, if you’re using a rechargeable CR123A battery, you can plug in to recharge, and now have “indefinite battery life”, according to Muckenhirn.
The Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 is non-mangified with a 1-MOA dot, and sports an integral QD/QA (Quick Detach/Quick-Attach) mount, so you can take it out of the box, and stick it right on your rifle’s MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” top rail.
Oh, and it’s got 15 brightness settings for operating in all lighting conditions, and weighs only 11.8 ounces.
DR digs it, at least on paper. That said, Defense Review would obviously like to get a Razor AMG UH-1 holographic combat optic into DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch’s mitts for a thorough range review.
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