Holosun has been absolutely nailing it on optics for the last couple years. So much so that they’ve crowded their catalog and are unfortunately competing with their own backdated list of products.
This is inevitable as technology and the market progresses, just look at how many variants of Geissele AR handguard that are out there or the fact that BCM is still trying to liquidate Keymod rails on uppers as their MCMR and quads continue to dominate sales.
One of the newer offerings is the AEMS, it is joining a strong performing field of “micro” long gun dots which offer sealed and purged emitters with fairly small footprints. This sight was so well received Reptilia made a mount for it.
This MRO, T2, CompM5, and AEMS suite of options offers us a strong feature set list from all in a variety of prices.
Personally I feel the AEMS brings most of Holosun’s strengths with it. Super clean LED emitter, simple and robust control suite. It also brings some features people, like and some do not, in the battery compartment. You need the little tool to swap batteries, it isn’t ‘field expedient’ in the way other caps are. But largely this is fine as battery life is long, the tools are inexpensive and plentiful and easy to keep in small tool kits.
So yeah, AEMS for carbines and shotguns. Full send.