Magnifying Patrol Rifle Scopes Assessment Report

Executive Summary

Magnifying patrol rifle scopes aid in aiming a patrol rifle by providing a magnified view of distant threats (e.g., armed gunman).  In July 2013, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted an operationally oriented assessment of magnifying patrol rifle scopes.

Assessment Results

Assessment Results

Criteria Ratings

Criteria Ratings

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Full Review

Emergency responder agencies that consider purchasing magnifying patrol rifle scopes should carefully consider each product’s overall capabilities and limitations in relation to their agency’s operational needs. For a full report including assessment methodology, see the full report.