I first heard about the Truglo Tru Tec from a friend. We were having a conversation about how many red dot sights were extremely expensive…
…and then he told me about this new sight that was supposed to have a lot of really great features, but also is affordable.
I know that he has not bought several of them, and I have one, which I’m extremely happy with.
So today, in this red dot sight review, I want to tell you why I think the Truglo Tru Tec is the best red dot sight under 200 dollars!
So, if you’re ready, let’s begin!
The Battery Life Is Wonderful…
It used to be extremely rare for a sight to have thousands of hours of battery life. Only the highest quality red dots like Aimpoints would have that type of features.
And all the others would have batteries that would constantly have to be replaced. But Those days are long gone!
The Truglo Tru Tec uses one CR 2032 battery which can last for thousands of hours.
This is an amazing feature because many shooters simply don’t want to turn their optics off.
They want to have them on and ready to go just in case they need to grab their rifle and use it in a hurry.
And when you have thousands of hours of battery life, leaving your sight on and remembering to swap out the battery once a year, is simply a breeze.
The Auto On And Off Feature…
A really exciting feature that comes with this budget red dot sight is that it can automatically turn on and off.
The Tru Tec will automatically turn itself on if it senses movement.
So, if you had to grab it in a hurry, that movement of picking it up would probably turn it on and you wouldn’t have to press any buttons.
But it’s also, programmed to automatically turn off after 8 hours of non-use. And you can actually program that down to 2 hours.
Solid Lens Clarity And A Bright Dot…
Another great feature about the Tru Tec is that the lens is pretty clear.
When you look through the sight, you don’t see any blue tint shading over everything and distracting you.
And the 2 MOA dot is sufficiently bright as well. With some lower priced optics the brightness, especially during the day can leave a little bit to be desired…
But the Truglo Tru-tec’s brightness is outstanding.
In addition to that, the Tru Tec uses a 2 MOA dot reticle. Now, there are many different styles of reticle, but the simple dot reticle has always worked really well.
And it’s not too large of a dot as well, which is a problem because it can end up covering too much of your target and really make precision difficult.
The 2 MOA dot is just the right size for this style of reticle.
You Get Two Mounts With It…
The Tru Tec comes with a low and a high mount. Now, the low mount is great if you want to mount this sight on a shotgun, an AK, a pistol caliber carbine, or any rifle similar to those where you need to keep the sight low.
But it also comes with a high mount which is perfect for mounting this sight on an AR 15 because it gives you a lower one-third co-witness with your back up iron sights.
This all really adds a lot of value because you don’t have to go out and search for the perfect mount and then spend more money on it once you find it.
So In Summary, Here’s What You Get With The Truglo Tru Tec Red Dot Sight…
- Ultra long battery life
- Crisp and Bright 2 MOA dot reticle
- A clear lens to see through
- 2 included mounts
So, for right now, I think the Truglo Tru Tec is the best red dot sight under 200 dollars. In fact, I could also say it is the best red dot sight under 150 dollars because you can usually find it for well under that. And I highly recommend this optic if you’re looking for good quality at a reasonable price.
Be safe and have fun!