Blade’s revolutionary Bullet Rise Compensating reticle compensates for optic height over bore at just 5, 10, and 15 yards when mounted on an AR-15. Available with red, green, or amber illumination, Blade’s etched reticle appears black when illumination is off. Shake 'N Wake motion-sensing auto on/off saves battery life and is perfect for home defense. Blade is an excellent choice for shooters with astigmatism who have issues with dot sights. When you need speed and precision at in-your-face distances, trust the Blade.
Some Swampfox optics are intended to be flexible “do-it all” scopes. This isn’t one of them. Every aspect of Blade 1x is optimized for the home defense and law enforcement patrol rifle application. Blade 1x has only one goal: help you master real-world close quarters shooting.
Gravity always pushes bullets down, of course. But at very close ranges your scope’s mechanical offset, or “height over bore” comes into play. If your optic is aimed straight at the target at “in the living room” distance, your barrel must be aimed at a significant upwards angle to make a precise hit matching point of aim.
Close quarters shooters have known for years that “you need to aim a little high up close”. Blade 1x is the first optic to account for this and offer dedicated holds for 5, 10, and 15 yards distance when used on an AR-15 or similar platform.
Red dots aren’t ideal for everyone’s eyes. Astigmatism or other medical eye issues can make them a poor choice. Blade 1x features a chemically etched reticle and fast focus adjustable ocular lens for a great sight picture even for shooters with imperfect vision.
Blade’s reticle won’t “wash out” like red dots can when used together with a bright weapon light at close range. If your lumens overwhelm the illumination, your reticle remains as black silhouette instead of disappearing at the worst possible moment.