HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics’ GLx 2x Prism has been awarded the ‘Best CQB Optic’ award for Ballistic’s Best 2020 Editors’ Selects Awards. These awards recognize outstanding performers in various product categories within the firearms community, including handguns, rifles, optics, and more. Ballistic’s Best Editors’ Selects Awards focus on products that go above and beyond the competition, winning out in key performance features for their selected category. For the CQB optics category, the GLx 2x Prism won the editors’ trust for its combination of form factor, innovation, and reliability.  

Released earlier in 2020, the Primary Arms Optics GLx 2x Prism bridges the gap between reflex sights and conventional prism optics. The GLx 2x Prism is part of Primary Arms’ GLx optic series, which brings premium technology and materials into an approachable price range. “The GLx 2x Prism is unique in that it rivals optics popularized by the military, but affordable for the civilian market,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms Optics’ Director of Product Marketing. “We’re proud to see its strengths recognized in this year’s Editors’ Selects Awards.”

Weighing in at only 11oz, the GLx 2x Prism is comparable to many full-size red dot and holographic weapon sights, though the ultra-clear 2x magnification and etched ACSS ballistic-compensating reticle provide additional precision at further distances. The daylight-bright illumination with Primary Arms Optics’ patented AutoLive™ motion-sensing on/off technology grants the user enhanced performance in any environment or lighting condition, while conserving runtime for an extended 20,000-hour battery-life. Since this is a magnified optic with an adjustable diopter, it’s well-suited for marksmen with astigmatism, which can greatly impair the visibility of other traditional reflex sights. 

“The Editors’ Selects winners are based on a lot of actual hands-on testing by the editors and dozens of our expert content creators,” Athlon Outdoors Editorial Director Nino Bosaz said. “The folks at Primary Arms have steadily sent us affordable optics that work great and come out on top during torture testing, but the Primary Arms GLx 2X Prism reigns supreme. We also shot many optics at the Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous in 2020, and the GLx 2X Prism was a true standout among a sea of red-dots.”

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About Primary Arms Optics
Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seeks to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction. 

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