Be the first to experience the new gold standard. Primary Arms Optics is excited to open pre-orders for our much-anticipated Gold Series™ (GLx™) Rifle Scopes. From re-imagined turrets to the crystal-clear glass, these rifle scopes outperform the competition without breaking your budget. It all starts with GLx4: Gold Series rifle scopes featuring a 4x magnification ratio. Intelligently engineered with years of research, GLx4 scopes will change everything you know about mid-priced optics, and you can reserve your scope for day one shipping by pre-ordering today.

    Tailored for mid to long range shooting, the first GLx4 rifle scopes will be available in 3 magnification options: 2.5-10x44mm4-16x50mm, and  6-24x50mm. Every scope features a rugged 30mm body tube, machined from 6061 and 7075 aluminum. Hardened steel components improve the durability and service life of your turrets and scope controls, while the waterproofed body prevents corrosion. Despite all these reinforcements, GLx4 scopes are all under 25oz with battery, making them perfect for extended carry.

    The turrets are a major focus in the Gold Series, as we’ve rebuilt the adjustment ring and zero systems with innovative new hardware. The first thing you’ll notice when turning Gold Series turrets is the consistency between each click. Traditionally, scope turrets use brass adjustment rings, which deteriorate over time. With the Gold Series, we machined ouradjustment rings from solid steel, offering precision that will never fade. In addition, Gold Series turrets come equipped with ZLock™, our patent-pending button lock that empowers shooters to maneuver at full speed without the worry of accidental turret adjustments. ZLock comes improved with ZStop™, our latest return-to-zero system, eliminating overtravel under pressure.

    The moment you look through a GLx rifle scope, you’re met with incredible edge-to-edge clarity with minimal housing to obstruct your peripheral vision. The impeccable glass quality pairs with the Gold Series’ first focal plane design, so you can still identify and range your targets in adverse conditions. Large, forgiving eyeboxes improve sight picture during dynamic or irregular shooting positions, while daylight-bright and IR-compatible illumination settings keep your reticle clear in any environment. Turning the magnification ring is even easier with our adjustment fin, which provides tactile feedback for magnification changes without taking your eye off the target.

    Gold Series rifle scopes use many of our most popular reticles, so you can tailor your optic to your desired application. At launch, each of the GLx4 scopes will come in two reticle options. On the 2.5-10x44mm scope, shooters can choose between the ACSS® Griffin™ MIL and ACSS® HUD™ DMR 5.56 reticles. Moving up to the 4-16x50mm scope, both the ACSS® HUD DMR 308 and R-GRID® 2B reticles provide excellent adaptability across ranges. Finally, for the long-range 6-24x50mm scope, shooters have access to both the ATHENA™ BPR MIL and ACSS® HUD DMR 308 reticles, so you can choose between a refined MIL Grid or our trusted BDC system.

    The Primary Arms Gold Series is the latest in our company’s commitment to our customers. We built ourselves around the goal of making the best optics possible for the price, and the GLx line is a crowning achievement. We know that you’ll be blown away by their quality and rich feature set, even before seeing the price. Primary Arms Gold Series rifle scopes come priced at $749.99 to $899.99 USD, making GLx the premier optics line under $1000. With the first six GLx scopes coming in Q3, your pre-order guarantees your place at the front of the line, so you can rest assured that your favorite scope configuration will be headed to you on release day.


    One of our most popular Primary Arms rifle scopes is about to get even better. The Silver Series (SLx6) 3-18x50mm FFP Rifle Scope is getting three new reticle options. The Athena BPR MIL reticle is now available for purchase, while the MOA-based Hera BPR MOA and intuitive R-Grid 2B reticles are open for pre-order. When these reticles pair with the feature-rich SLx6 3-18x50mm FFP Rifle Scope, the result is an optic with unequaled performance.

    What Makes This Scope So Popular
    A flagship of the Primary Arms Silver Series, the SLx6 3-18x50mm FFP Rifle Scope stands out among the competition with its impressive feature-set. From the ground up, we build this scope for versatility. At 3x magnification, shooters enjoy a large eyebox and daylight bright illumination to draw the eye. As magnification increases, enhanced light transmission and first focal plane design create every advantage for long-range precision shooting. Available in a wide array of reticle configurations, this scope is already a fierce contender for any sharpshooter’s rifle. Three new reticle options signify the latest evolution of this optic, elevating the SLx6 3-18x50mm FFP Rifle Scope for the most decisive applications. 

    The Athena BPR MIL Reticle
    Built for both agility and precision, the Athena BPR MIL Reticle comes without compromise. Using our refined MIL grid, shooters can forego counting clicks when sighting their target. Intelligent ranging brackets provide a rapid distance calculation for engaging targets out to 1,000 yards. If the situation calls for accuracy beyond holds, the Athena BPR’s infinitely precise center chevron can be dialed in for exacting marksmanship. 

    The Hera BPR MOA Reticle
    For those who seek the same performance as our Athena BPR MIL but prefer using Minute of Angle (MOA), Hera BPR MOA reticle was made for you. Our Hera BPR MOA features the same refined grid, ranging brackets, and center chevron as the Athena BPR MIL, but the subtensions use MOA measurements. Otherwise, these reticles share all the same intelligent features and benefits to dominate in long-distance precision. 

    The R-Grid 2B Reticle
    If you want a reticle that thrives up close, we’ve got you covered. Get the best combination of short- and long-range effectiveness with our R-Grid 2B reticle. The illuminated center chevron and bold outer horseshoe stand out at low-power, drawing your eye for rapid target acquisition. As magnification increases, the R-Grid 2B’s refined MIL Grid and ranging brackets come into view, transforming the reticle into a long-distance powerhouse. When it comes to versatility, the R-Grid 2B reticle reigns supreme.

    What Next?
    All three reticles—the Athena BPR MIL, the Hera BPR MOA, and R-Grid 2B— integrate flawlessly with the features of the SLx6 3-18x50mm FFP Rifle Scope. We’re excited to release these new reticle options to the public, and we hope to see everyone putting them to the test. If you’re interested in the new Athena BPR MIL reticle option, new scopes are ready to ship today from primaryarms.com. If you’d like to learn more about the other two new reticles, you can visit our pre-order pages for the Hera BPR MOA and R-Grid 2B. The Hera BPR MOA reticle is expected to release this July, while the R-Grid 2B reticle will follow up shortly after in August. 

    Add some precision and performance to your rifle with a Silver Series™ (SLx6) 3-10×50 FFP scope, equipped with one of these powerful reticles.
    If you ever have any questions about these scopes or any other firearms, products, or accessories, just give us a call at (713)-344-9600 or send an email to info@primaryarms.com. Our dedicated customer service and product specialist teams are here to provide the industry-leading customer service Primary Arms is known for.


    When Primary Arms began selling red dot sights over a decade ago, our mission was simple: to offer the best quality optics to our customers at the best possible prices and back them up with outstanding customer service. That mission has never wavered. The result of that mission for you, our valued customer, is unmatched value for your dollar. That value has made Primary Arms one of the fastest growing optics manufacturers in the world. We love what we do, but truth be told, we do it all for you. Bringing you the best in quality and value is what drives us, and when we make something you love, we’ve accomplished our mission.

    We’ve come a long way from those early days selling red dots. In the years since, we’ve added a complete lineup of riflescopes, prism scopes, and more to our brand of optics and we are proud to offer free shipping on your entire order when you purchase any Primary Arms optics including scopes red dot sights or red dot magnifiers from primaryarms.com. Many of the fan favorite scopes are built around the ACSS reticle system, which helps our optics outpace the competition in many practical and tactical shooting applications. We listen to the needs and wants of our customers who shoot with our scopes and we continually innovate to make the products you love even better. We want to shine the spotlight on a handful of our most popular products, each backed by loyal and vocal fans like you that truly believe in the power and precision of Primary Arms Optics.


    Low power variable optics (LPVOs) are some of the most popular scopes on the market today. Fast and accurate at low power, this style of scope can give you target acquisition speeds akin to red dot sights. At high power, you get enough magnification and visibility to engage targets out to 800 yards or more. Our most popular low power variable optics come from our Silver Series of scopes, the heart of our lineup. They are the 1-6x24mm First Focal Plane (FFP) scope, 1-6x24mm Second Focal Plane (SFP) scope, and the 1-8x24mm Second Focal Plane scope.

    A large part of what has made these scopes so popular with our customers is the ACSS reticles with which they are equipped. The 1-6x SFP and the 1-8x SFP scopes feature the ACSS 5.56/5.45/.308 Reticle and they are packed with the advanced features that have made ACSS one of the most popular reticle systems on the market. The ACSS reticle’s innovative and intuitive design gives you the ability to range targets at unknown distances and get an accurate bullet-drop-compensating holdover point of aim out to 800 yards without the need to adjust your turrets at all. The reticle also provides moving target leads to take more accurate shots when your target is on the move. Wind holds help you to easily compensate for crosswinds and achieve hits when weather conditions are less than ideal. The heart of the reticle is a bold horseshoe surrounding a center chevron tip. The chevron is more precise than traditional crosshairs because the tip provides an infinitely small point of aim that never obstructs your view of the target. The bold horseshoe naturally draws your eye and gets you on target for quick snap shooting.

    The Silver Series 1-6x FFP scope features the ACSS Raptor Reticle and it was one of the most anticipated optics releases we’ve had so far. Taking full advantage of the first focal plane design, the Raptor reticle is an optimized version of the ACSS system, designed to be fast to acquire at low power, while still maintaining all the advanced features of other ACSS reticles at higher magnification. The same bold horseshoe and center chevron make up the heart of the Raptor reticle, but instead of being a small, central portion of the system, the horseshoe encapsulates the entire reticle. This allows for a sight picture and acquisition speed like a red dot or holosight when the magnification is set to 1x power. The wide field of view, clear glass, and FFP-optimized reticle combine to make one of the most capable LPVOs on the market.

    Being able to quickly go from red-dot-like speed at 1x magnification to 6- or 8-power magnification for precision in one optic is what people love about LPVOs. For these popular scope models highlighted here, as well as nearly 20 others we offer, our engineers have developed a custom magnification throw lever that interfaces with the magnification ring’s integral “fin” and enhances your ability to transition from 1x power to the maximum magnification setting with speed and ease. We call it the Mag-TightTM Throw Lever. It’s machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, Type III hardcoat anodized, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Never worry about finding a magnification lever that fits your favorite Primary Arms LVPO ever again – we’ve made you a custom solution.


    We built our name and reputation on red dot sights. These Primary Arms red dots are optics you can count on, proven by hundreds of torture tests and customer reviews. The Silver Series Advanced Micro Dots, available in models with either rotary knob (MD-RB-AD) or push-button (MD-ADS) illumination control, are each top-sellers and are packed incredible value. They feature 50,000 hours of illumination at medium brightness settings and they are daylight bright at the highest setting. They are nitrogen purged, waterproof, and shockproof, so you can trust them to perform for years to come.


    Prism scopes offer many advantages. The fixed magnification gives you a consistent sight picture and the ease of operation is preferable for many shooting applications. Additionally, prism scopes are one of the most compact and lightweight optic solutions for your rifle. They’re generally more robust and rugged for shooters who want to run their rifles hard and know their optic will hold up, such as on a duty rifle or in a tactical application. Prism scopes feature reticles etched into glass, so even if your battery were to fail or if the illumination is turned off, a high-contrast black reticle is always there – crisp, clear, and ready to perform.

    Primary Arms has prism scopes with many magnification settings to choose from. The Silver Series Compact 1×20 Prism Scope with ACSS Cyclops Reticle (PAC1X-ACSS-CYCLOPS) was another highly anticipated release from Primary Arms. For shooters who want the speed and large field of view of a red dot sight but have an astigmatism or other eye issues that make red dot sights imprecise and hard to use, the etched reticle and 1x power make this prism scope an ideal choice. The ACSS Cyclops Reticle is simple yet retains advanced features that can be found in all the other ACSS reticles. With a dual-purpose ranging ladder that allows for vertical or horizontal target ranging out to 400 yards, the familiar CQB horseshoe, and the ultra-precise chevron center, this 1x power prism scope is more versatile than a red dot sight while retaining the speed and a large field of view. The 1×20 Prism Scope is protected by a lifetime warranty, so if anything were to ever happen to the optic, you can have confidence knowing our in-house customer service team will be there to resolve your issue.

    The Primary Arms Silver Series Compact 2.5×32 Prism Scope with ACSS-CQB-M1 Reticle (PAC2.5X) gives you the ideal amount of magnification for medium range engagement. The outer horseshoe incorporates ranging ladders that can be used vertically or horizontally to range estimate a target’s distance afield. The inner horseshoe serves as a CQB point of aim to get on target quickly, accompanied by an inner dot for more precise shots. Bullet drop compensation is built in below the center dot and is compatible with many different types of ammunition to take fast and accurate shots out to 600 yards.

    Stepping up in magnification to the Silver Series Gen II 3×32 Compact Prism Scope with ACSS-5.56-CQB-M2 Reticle (PAC3X-GENII-ACSS-5.56) gives you even more capability to reach out and record hits at long range. The CQB M2 variant of this ACSS reticle retains all the features found in the M1 version but it adds another method of ranging built into the bullet drop compensation below the center point of aim. Horizontal bars across the BDC ladder correlate to an 18-inch wide target at the given distance. Beside each ranging bar, holdover dots give you the ability to adjust for crosswind at that distance and achieve a higher first-hit probability in suboptimal weather conditions. If you’re the kind of shooter who wants the best capability in all circumstances, the Gen II 3x prism scope features a removable section of Picatinny rail on the top of the body, so you can add a mini reflex sight for CQB and still use the prism scope for shooting at distance – an all-in-one solution on your rifle. The Gen II 3x prism also carries our lifetime warranty.

    All our prism scopes feature removable bases, so whatever your mounting needs or preferences are, for an AR-15AK-47, or even rifles with carry handles, you can make use of these powerful scopes. All are built tough, shockproof, waterproof and fog resistant with super clear glass and forgiving eye boxes to accommodate shooters of all styles and body types.

    Our Primary Arms Optics best sellers could only achieve that status because of shooters like you who use them, love them, and sing their praises. Thank you for putting our products to the test. We’re proud of how hard they work for you and the value they bring to your shooting experience. If you ever have any questions or concerns with your Primary Arms optic, our world-class team of in-house product specialists and customer service representatives are always here, standing by to assist you. Simply give us a call at (713)-344-9600 or send us an email at info@primaryarms.com, and we’ll be glad to help. Thank you again for choosing Primary Arms!



    In 2016 We teamed up with Trijicon to bring you the revered ACOG prism scope combined with our Advanced Combat Sighting System (ACSS). Just three years later we are doing it again, only this time we developed a new reticle designed specifically for use in the ACOG. Our new ACSS Aurora reticle has been modified to align with the philosophy of use that Trijicon set forth to accomplish with the ACOG. We believe the ACSS Aurora reticle is the icing on the cake that fully realizes the idea of an optic that increases first hit ratio whether at 800 meters or CQB distances. Let us tell you why:


    The Trijicon ACOG is a scope that requires no introduction. It is known for exceptional durability and optical clarity and has been a trusted optic for United States soldiers since 1993. 23 years later and this prism scope is still going strong in both the commercial and military markets with only one thing holding it back: the reticle. 23 years after the release of the ACOG and the reticle needed an update to accommodate for the changing dynamic of how soldiers use their rifles. With updated functionality like BDC calculated in 50-meter increments and holds for engaging fast moving targets, this reticle is a perfect match for the ACOG’s purpose-built use cases.


    While the Aurora may look like the original ACSS reticle, the windage holds and bullet drop compensation are calculated in meters instead of yards. The United States Military and police forces around the world train operators to range and engage targets using meters, so we designed a reticle that is familiar and intuitive for many of you. The BDC also utilizes 50-meter increments for even finer range estimation capabilities than ever before, all while still being extremely fast and easy to use. We’ve even built in the ability to range targets that are partially obscured. With only brief windows of presentation, knowing how far away the target is results in not only more effective fire but the ability to more accurately deploy additional assets as needed.

    Additionally, the new ranging bars located to the sides of the chevron tip reticle can be used as moving target leads. This feature is available on other ACSS reticles, but the difference that sets Aurora apart is the ability to lead targets moving up to 40mph – a feature that is increasingly important for soldiers – utilizing horizontal ranging bars that extend from each side of the chevron tip. The Aurora ACSS reticle is the first Primary Arms reticle designed specifically for military use, so combining it with the TA31 4×32 ACOG was the obvious choice.

    The ACOG’s durability and optical clarity are legendary, and they’ve been a trusted optic for our soldiers for decades. In 2016, Trijicon recognized the utility and capability of our Advanced Combined Sighting System (ACSS) reticle, making it the first 3rd party reticle commercially available in a factory Trijicon optic. We are very proud of that fact and set our team to work on something even better. Now for 2019, we have once again teamed up with Trijicon to bring the ACSS Aurora to the table. Designed from the ground up to wring every bit of performance out of these top-tier combat optics, the ACSS Aurora readily increases first hit probability and decreases time on target dramatically. For the latest and greatest combination of military grade optics and smart reticle design, look no further than TA31 4x ACOG combined with the Primary Arms ACSS Aurora reticle.


    While many reticles found in an ACOG include some capability to range targets and have some form of integrated BDC, none are equipped with the full set of features or the remarkable ease of use that come along with the ACSS Aurora. We’ve painstakingly developed and engineered this reticle and optic combat system to bring the toughest, most feature-rich performance to the people that demand it the most.