Stephen: Hey, Evelyn, long time no see. How are you getting on?
Evelyn: Every thing is great! I happen to have a question to ask you, are you free now?
Stephen: Yes, it’s my pleasure.
Evelyn: Great! When I choose scopes, I saw some 1x optical scopes. Is this kind of scopes necessary for shooting?
Stephen: Oh, a good question. Actually 1x optical scope is much more useful in shooting than you thought.
Evelyn: Really? Any suggestions on choosing a 1x optical scope?
Stephen: There are so many different kinds of 1x scopes like 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-8. What’s certain is that, higher magnification may cause more distortion to the image.
Evelyn: I got it. Then what are the advantages of 1x optical scope?
Stephen: A true 1x scope is popular in fast shooting. Cause using a high magnification scope will make it difficult for you to find the target in a short range, a 1x power scope is a good choice in this situation. Using a 1x scope in short range shooting, once you find the target, you can shoot as fast as you can, you don’t need to waste time to find the target or to aim at it. What’s more it is possible to shoot with both eyes open like a red dot, You can share both eyes image, to make aim easier.
Evelyn: I still don't understand, why don't we just use the iron sight?
Stephen: Just like I said, the biggest advantage of 1x scope is quick search and quick aim. Use the iron sight you need to keep your eyes, the iron sight and the target in one line, use the scope you just need to aim through center of the cross hair which will save much more time.
Evelyn: That's true.
Stephen: What’s more, the image we see through the scope is much clearer than we see through our naked eyes just like Picture 1, have you ever notice that?
Evelyn: Wow, I don’t really notice that!
So what kind of gun type is suitable for 1x optical scope?
Stephen: Cause 1x scope is always shorter than large magnification scope. It is quite suitable for AR Carbine, Rifle for short range and many other short type guns. Size and weight are other big advantages of 1x optical scopes. Light weight and smaller size can make you easier during a long time shooting.
Evelyn: I see! Are there any other points?
Stephen: Yes! Many so-called 1x scopes we can find on the market is not exactly 1x. Most of them are 1.1x or higher magnification although they are called 1x scopes.Finally,I will recommend some true 1x scopes to you,you may check on our official online store: