M-Spec Red Dot Sight is Ready For Duty

The Sightmark M-Spec takes a beating from the Cheyenne, Wyoming police department and proves it’s a durable and reliable piece of essential gear.

Our country’s police forces wouldn’t be able to protect and serve without reliable equipment. They are better prepared to do their duty safely and swiftly when they are equipped with dependable gear they can trust. Sellmark Corporation Senior Law Enforcement Sales Representative Rich Collier who is also a current Deputy Constable of Tarrant County and former Chief of Police says law enforcement need their equipment to be reliable, cost-effective and have a good warranty. It is a tough job evaluating a new product. Getting it wrong can cost innocent lives. How can they be sure it won’t fail when it really matters?  In 2017, Sellmark added a dedicated team to support local, state, national and even international law enforcement personnel. With new GSA-approval, it is now easier for government agencies, including law enforcement, to purchase Puslar, Sightmark, Firefield and 12 Survivors products. Sellmark stands by its products and without hesitation will send them out to police departments for review and testing.

Sighmark Ultra Shot M-Spec reflex sight with black and white background
The Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec passes rigorous testing from the Cheyenne, Wyoming PD.
Black reflex sight with scratch marks
For 18 days, the Ultra Shot M-Spec was pushed to its limits and didn’t fail once.


One product that both law enforcement and military find useful is a red dot or reflex sight. These optics provide quick target acquisition and accurate shots, are easy to use, perform well in low-light, and allow the user to aim and shoot with both eyes open, which is important to staying situationally aware.

From February 8 to February 26, 2018, the police department of Cheyenne, Wyoming ran the Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS (SM26010) through the gauntlet. In fact, they performed more rigorous testing on a product than any other department. Officer Young of Cheyenne, Wy PD pushed the M-Spec to its limits and it exceeded expectations.

The Ultra Shot M-Spec is a night-vision compatible reflex sight with an illuminated red 65 MOA circle dot crosshair reticle with 6 brightness settings.


  • 65 MOA red Circle Dot Crosshair (60 MOA circle w/ 5 MOA sub tension, 2 MOA central dot)
  • 8 brightness settings, 6 night-vision compatible settings
  • 33×24 window
  • 105’ field of view at 100 yards
  • Unlimited eye relief
  • 120 MOA elevation adjustment
  • Up to .50 caliber recoil-resistant
  • IP68 IP Rating, submersible to 40’
  • Weaver/Picatinny mount
  • CR2 battery with up to 1,000 battery life
  • Parallax-corrected lens system from 10 yards to infinity
  • -22 to 160 F operating temperature
  • 103mm long x 49mm wide x 61mm tall
  • Weighs 7.5 ounces
  • Cast magnesium housing with protective shield
  • Automatic shut off after 5 minutes of no motion

Here is the detailed account of the test:

Cheyenne, Wyoming PD received the unit along with a magnifier on February 8, 2018. It mounted quickly without issue to a DPMS AR-15 and was easily zeroed at the range. The leaver on the magnifier got in the way of the rifle’s charging handle but changing the lever to pull closed to the front made it fit better. Shooting several drills at steel targets at 100 to 25 yards, the M-Spec’s dot was easy to see and got on target quickly. After 180 rounds, the optic was still holding zero.

Drop Testing

Banged up reflex sight
This unit was dropped and thrown repeatedly and never lost zero.

The DMPS rifle was tipped over on its side 20 times and the Ultra Shot M-Spec still held zero. The magnifier was removed, and the rifle was tipped over again on top of the sight and it still held zero. The rifle was dropped from a height of 3 feet onto its side an additional 20 more times. Zero was still held. Then it was dropped from 4 feet directly onto the optic 5 times and removed from a vehicle 20 times. It was after this round of testing that zero moved three inches high.

On 2/26/18, the rifle was dropped directly on top of the optic from three feet and again, it kept zero. To test the durability of the optic by itself, it was removed from the rifle and thrown 10 feet into the air, allowing it to hit the gravel 5 times. It still held zero. Additionally, the M-Spec alone was thrown about 20 feet into the air 5 times and still held zero. The sight by itself was thrown down range 30 yards and it still stayed zero. Thrown 30 yards again—it still held zero. Thrown 45 yards down range and it stayed zero. While taking the optic on and off the rifle, Officer Young accidentally over-tightened the rear mounting screw, stripping the screw. The M-Spec had not been turned off since the department received it on February 8 and was still fully operational.

Extreme Temperatures

Two days after getting the Sightmark M-Spec, Officer Young froze the rifle with the red dot attached in sub-zero temperatures and poured water over the optic and magnifier.

After freezing, on February 13, 2018, the M-Spec was still functioning at full power, despite having been turned on since the 8th. The magnifier needed slight adjustments to bring the reticle back to center. Despite this, the M-Spec was still holding zero.

Officer Young put the rifle with the optic attached in a hot shower and then froze it in a sub-zero temperature for three hours. It was frozen multiple times and tested for fogging.

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After finishing the drop and extreme temperature tests, Officer Young drove around with the rifle and M-Spec in his trunk for two days. He slid it down a flight of carpeted stairs. After all of this, he fired 60 rounds and found that zero was still held.

After test and evaluation were finished, the Cheyenne, Wyoming PD ordered 10 units for law enforcement use.

To reach Sellmark’s Law Enforcement team with questions about products and ordering, call 817-225-0310 extension 288.

Does your department conduct field testing of products before purchasing? If so, we’d love to hear what types of tests you perform. Leave your comments below.

Sightmark Takes Home the Hardware

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/10/19) – Voted on by Optics Planet’s “Hand-Selected Product Experts” the winners of the Optics Planet 2017 Brilliance Awards are in. After competing against tens of thousands of products, Sightmark walked away with two Brilliance Awards in the following categories:

Best Boresighter: Sightmark OPMOD G.U.M.B. Limited Edition Green Universal Boresight

Best Gen 1 Night Vision: Sightmark Ghost Hunter 1×24 Night Vision Goggle Kit

Black, night vision goggle kit
The Ghost Hunter night vision goggle kit wins Optics Planet 2017 Brilliance Award.

Powered by a single CR2 battery, the Optics Planet Exclusive Limited Edition Green Universal Boresight attaches magnetically to the barrel of any size pistol or rifle, saving the shooter money on wasted cartridges and the expense of buying different boresighters for different caliber barrels.

Sightmark’s Ghost Hunter 1×24 Goggle Kit was chosen to be Optics Planet best Gen 1 Night Vision Goggle due to its ability to deliver high-quality image and resolution. The Sightmark Ghost Hunter 1×24 from Sightmark is equipped with a head mount for comfortable, long-lasting, hands-free operation. Safeguards include an automatic shut-off when exposed to bright light sources, ensuring years of operation and its built-in IR illuminator comes in handy when natural ambient light is not enough. Of course, both units are backed with Sightmark’s hassle-free Lifetime Warranty.


Sightmark 10th Anniversary Ushers in a New Look!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/07/07) – Throughout the first 10 years, Sightmark committed to enhancing accuracy and your overall shooting experiences through innovative products in a constantly evolving environment. That commitment has not changed and is more emphasized than ever with the brand’s new logo, recent product launches and exciting surprises to be unveiled in January 2018.

Sightmark 10-year anniversary logo in silver
Sightmark remains committed to making its mark honorably, reliably and dutifully.

“There’s more to our logo change than meets the eye. We are excited about the change because it emphasizes more than just the turning of a page on our 10th anniversary,” stated Sightmark President, James Sellers. “It truly symbolizes the brand’s form and function, as well as demonstrates our laser focus on advancing product technology that further enriches professional and recreational shooting and outdoor experiences.”

“For our 10-Year Anniversary, we wanted our logo to match our brand story without straying from the roots that made Sightmark great. Precision, Clarity and Boldness” adds Creative Director, Jeremy Helm. “We simplified the font to make it more crisp and clear. We cleaned up the reticle to make the lines more precise and visible. We made the entire logo one color and bolder, so we could continue to make our mark on the industry. We want people to recognize our brand no matter the size or background it is used on. We are proud of where we came from and where we are going with Sightmark.”

Sightmark Wolverine 1×28 FSR Red Dot: NTOA Recommended

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/01/19) – Sightmark is proud to announce the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has completed testing of the Sightmark Wolverine 1×28 FSR Red Dot Sight (SM26020), resulting in the organization’s high recommendation of the dependable red dot sight to its law enforcement community, and an overall rating of 4.62 out of 5. The Wolverine FSR received high marks from law enforcement individuals across various categories including performance, ease of use, quality, durability, accuracy and more.

Wolverine red dot with NTOA recommendation logo
After 1,000 rounds, the Wolverine holds zero and didn’t malfunction once.

Designed for close quarter engagements, the durable Wolverine FSR Red Dot boasts an IP67 waterproof rating, is submersible to three feet of water and is protected by a single piece of rubber-armored 6061-T6 aluminum. Fog proof and nitrogen purged, the Wolverine FSR allows shooters to take aim with its 2 MOA red dot reticle in extreme temperatures ranging from -22° to 122° F. Weighing only 12.3 ounces, the Wolverine delivers heavy-duty performance in a lightweight package and has an incredible battery life of over 114 years on low setting using just a single AA battery.

One NTOA tester commented, “This is by far the best red dot sight I have used for the price…After shooting about 1,000 rounds in a month I [haven’t had] any problems with the sight. It held zero and never malfunctioned.” Another tester noted, “…the most notable feature is the power and consumption.”



Sightmark’s SS600 Tactical Flashlight Receives NTOA Recommendation

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/01/19) – Sightmark is proud to announce the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has fully tested the Sightmark SS600 Tactical Flashlight (SM73010), resulting in the organization’s esteemed recommendation. The Sightmark SS600 underwent testing by NTOA members and was graded on characteristics such as design, ease of use, versatility, application and others. Joining a growing list of other Sightmark products, the SS600’s recommendation by such a respected organization attests to its performance and dependability.

SS600 tactical LED flashlight with NTOA stamp of recommendation
The SS600 tactical LED flashlight exceeds expectations and is confidently recommended from NTOA.

Ideal for tactical situations, the ultra-tough Sightmark SS600 Flashlight features an aircraft-grade aluminum construction and type II MIL-SPEC anodizing. Suitable for harsh climates and extreme abuse, this high-intensity flashlight is dustproof, waterproof and has weather resistance rating of IP67. The SS600 is designed with a 3-prong, glass-breaking bezel, allowing law enforcement and first responders a glass-breaking and self-defense tool. The flashlight has a selector switch with 3 modes: 600 lumens, 100 lumens and strobe. An exceptionally bright, Cree® T6 LED bulb delivers a solid beam of essential light for emergency situations.

One NTOA tester noted, “the appearance of the light is appealing and the machining cuts in the body provide a very slip-resistant surface and fits nicely in my hand.” Whether lighting the way for law enforcement operations or military missions, the Sightmark SS600 delivers confidence in harsh climates and during tactical situations.

About NTOA

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence. To learn more about NTOA, visit www.ntoa.org.


NTOA Tested and Recommended: Sightmark 8×42 XD Binoculars Make the Cut!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/01/18) – With the mission to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel, the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and its 40,000+ members have completed testing of the Sightmark 8×42 XD Binoculars (SM12102), resulting in the highly regarded organization’s recommendation of the Solitude XD Binoculars. The NTOA gave praise for the Solitude’s optimum clarity, durability and ease of use. “Thank you for participating in our Member Tested and Recommended Program. The 8×24 XD Solitude Binocular has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association.”

“We’re always excited when customers recommend our products to others and doubly excited when law enforcement, tactical response teams and other uniformed service members make those recommendations. That positive feedback from those who depend on our equipment to get through dangerous engagements truly drives what we do and why we do it”, stated Sightmark president, James Sellers.

NTOA-approved stamp on Solitude binoculars
National Tactical Officers Association tests and recommends Sightmark’s Solitude binoculars

Featuring cutting-edge optical technology for stunning sharpness and contrast, the Sightmark XD Binoculars are perfect for viewing objects at long distances. Engineered with Bak-4 roof prisms, these binoculars yield an advanced straight tube light system, allowing maximum light transmission and brightness. Wrapped in a durable rubber-armored coating, the Sightmark 8×42 XD Binoculars boast a shockproof, fogproof, waterproof and dustproof construction, creating a superior and long-lasting binocular.

Sightmark to Make its Mark at 2017 CES

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/12/05) – Sightmark is pleased to announce plans to participate in the 2017 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, January 5 – 8. Sightmark anticipates exhibiting the best in high-tech optic excellence at the largest gathering of consumer technology businesses. If plans to visit the Consumer Technology Association’s Consumer Electronics Show are in your future, be certain to visit Sightmark’s booth to learn more about how dedication to innovation and quality is revolutionizing the shooting industry.

Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other premium, cutting-edge shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement, Sightmark products are designed for competition, tactical applications, shooting, home defense, personal safety and hunting.

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Spanning 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space, CES is the place to be for high-quality exposure in the technology world. Stop by the Sightmark booth to visit with staff and learn more about Sightmark products. Media members interested in scheduling an appointment to learn more about Sightmark products and technology are invited to email mediarelations@sightmark.com.

NTOA Tests and Recommends Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/10/03) – Sightmark is proud to announce the product performance results of the Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight (SM26005), as reviewed by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). NTOA is a premier training resource and tactics development organization catering to law enforcement professionals nationwide. The organization’s testing has resulted in recognizing the Ultra Shot’s performance and recommending the reflex sight to the organization’s law enforcement membership.

The Ultra Shot M-Spec can handle up to .50 caliber recoil and comes recommended from the NTOA.

“We’re incredibly proud of our Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex products and believe they truly are an industry-leading close- to mid-range optic rugged enough to handle the hard, sometimes gritty work our nation’s law enforcement must engage in,” stated Sightmark President, James Sellers. “It’s critically important to us that we provide products law enforcement can depend on when it matters most. The results affirm we are doing that.”

The Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight delivers lightning quick target acquisition with parallax correction, infinite eye relief and an ultra-clear field of view through an advanced, coated, distortion free, anti-reflective, scratch-proof lens system. Encased in a military spec, heavy duty, cast magnesium alloy housing with an additional protective shield, the Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight is designed to handle high-recoil (up to .50-caliber), submersible up to 40 ft. (IP68 waterproof rated) and provides long-lasting reliability (up to 1,000 hours of battery life with motion-sensor auto-on/off technology). Perfect for day or night operation, the Ultra Shot M-Spec includes a quick-detach lever and is compatible with PVS-14 as well as many other night vision devices.  Eight daytime brightness settings, several reticle options, digital switch controls and 1 MOA windage and elevation click-adjustments (up to 120 MOA) combine to accommodate customization to suit any environment and provide on-the-fly, real world versatility.

About NTOA

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence. To learn more about NTOA, visit www.ntoa.org.


Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30×50 TMD Riflescope: NTOA Tested and Recommended!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/08/17) – Sightmark is proud to announce the product performance results of the Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30×50 TMD Riflescope, as reviewed by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). NTOA is a premier training resource and tactics development organization catering to law enforcement professionals nationwide.

NOTA approval logo next to Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30x50mm riflescope
The Pinnacle riflescope proves itself after testing from NOTA.

Sightmark’s first-focal-plane Pinnacle™ 5-30x50mm TMD Riflescope features a rugged, hard-anodized 30mm aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum tube and razor-sharp, fully multi-coated glass. The versatile Tactical Mil-Dash (TMD) reticle is specifically designed for on-the-fly rangefinding and lightning quick target acquisition even at extreme distances.

Engineered with Sightmark’s Triple Duty™ concept and featuring a limited lifetime warranty, the brand’s flagship Pinnacle 5-30x50TMD optic, with distinct-click .1 MRAD windage and elevation turret adjustability, zero stop, adjustable parallax, illuminated TMD reticle and first focal plane design, is the perfect addition to your precision shooting, tactical and long-range hunting lifestyle.

About NTOA

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence. To learn more about NTOA, visit www.ntoa.org.

Sightmark to Make its Mark at IACP 2016

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/08/17) – Sightmark proudly announces a plan to support law enforcement worldwide by attending the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention, scheduled for Oct. 15 – 18, in San Diego, California. “We are huge fans of the global law enforcement community,” stated Sellmark President, James Sellers. “We recognize their commitment to serving and their need for high-quality, reliable equipment designed to enrich experiences and increase survivability.”

During the convention, Sightmark plans to exhibit new, innovation-driven optics, sights and accessories as well as our most popular tried-and-true offerings. Sightmark products planned for exhibition include the Pinnacle 1-6×24 and 5-30×50 first focal plane riflescopes, Wolverine and Wolfhound tactical optics, Ultra Shot M-Spec reflex sight, tactical magnifiers, night vision optics and more.

IACP attendees visiting the Sightmark booth are sure to learn about a wealth of innovative high-quality optics and accessories, and see first-hand just how well the brand pays attention to the needs of law enforcement. Virtually all Sightmark products include a limited lifetime warranty.