Harnessing the power of the sun, Holosun had its new SCS – Solar Charging Sight – leading a pack of new items on display at SHOT Show

The Holosun SCS uses a Grade 5 titanium housing that's lighter and stronger than aluminum and features a reticle that offers a 2-MOA dot and 32-MOA circle available in either red or green. Oh yeah, and its Solar Failsafe system sucks in ambient light to charge an internal battery. Holosun tells us it can charge rapidly during regular range time and maintenance sessions with the internal battery, which is able to store a 20,000-hour (2.28 year) charge in the total absence of light.

"So, if you are in a troll cave, you never see light, you never start a fire, this is the sight for you," Adam Litke, a competition 3-Gun shooter with Holosun, told Guns.com. Litke told us he has been running the first-gen prototype on the sight for over eight months with good reports and stresses that the SCS is easily usable with night vision. 

Holosun SCS solar powered sight
The Holosun SCS requires no external battery and uses a small onboard solar array to charge the internal power source, using less energy to run the sight than it harnesses, allowing it to build a charge off virtually any ambient light. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The SCS has an automatic brightness adjustment that cranks up the power to have a bright reticle when you are under the sun, then automatically dims down to match ambient lighting conditions indoors or in low/no light situations. It is parallax-free and has unlimited eye relief with a working temperature of between -22°F and 140°F. 

Holosun SCS solar powered sight
The Holosun SCS is a direct mount to Glock MOS systems and the IWI Masada with a low enough deck height for use with standard-height iron sights. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Cost on the Holosun SCS is $399-$429, and they are expected to be available later this year. 

RML, AEMS, etc.

Other new products from Holosun include its Rail-Mounted Laser. The RML is small (1.97x1.18x0.9-inches, 1.8 ounces in weight), made with a durable polymer housing, and is IPX8 rated for water and dust resistance. Tested to 2,000G shock resistance for use in extreme environments, the laser can be adjusted by 4 MOA per click and can travel a total of +/-60 MOA. It has both a red and green option. 

There is also the EPS, or Enclosed Pistol Sight, available in both a full-sized and a carry-sized version, and the AEMS CORE rifle optic, which features a 2-MOA red or green dot reticle and Shake Awake technology. 

Holosun AEMS Core sight
The AEMS CORE housing is made of pressure-forged aluminum and is black anodized for durability. It is a lower-third co-witness, uses a single CR2032 battery, and has a 50,000 hour approximate run time between changes. Asking price is $352.93. (Photos: Holosun)


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