Springfield Armory Introduce New HEX Red Dot Optics -The Firearm Blog


Springfield Armory have announced the launch of a new line of red dot optics for pistols and rifles. The new HEX line launches with two new sights: the WASP, a micro red dot reflex sight designed for concealed carry pistols, and the DRAGONFLY, a standard size red dot which can be mounted on rifles and pistol caliber carbines.

Wasp (Hex/Springfield Armory)

Dragonfly (Hex/Springfield Armory)

Here’s Springfield Armory’s announcement in full:

Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the new HEX™ line of optics, designed to deliver a higher standard of performance and superior optical support for handguns and long guns. The two new HEX optics offer intuitive target acquisition, faster follow-up shots and every-day dependability.

The micro-sized HEX Wasp™ is intended for use on CCW pistols like the 9mm Hellcat® OSP™ and features the Springfield Micro™ footprint popularized by the Hellcat OSP. This system allows for direct mounting to the slide of a pistol, ensuring the lowest possible mount and an ability to co-witness with iron sights like those of the Hellcat. The HEX Wasp is “always-on,” featuring an auto-dimming sensor that regulates the brightness of the dot based on changing ambient light conditions. Battery life is rated at a two-year runtime.

The standard-sized sibling to the Wasp is the HEX Dragonfly™, a versatile red dot sight perfectly suited for use with full-size handguns as well as rifles and shotguns. Employing the Springfield Standard™ footprint, the Dragonfly allows the user to manually choose from eight brightness levels, and a 16-hour auto-off feature prevents the battery from being unintentionally drained. Battery life is rated at a three-year runtime.

Machined from 6061 T6 aluminum that is Hardcoat anodized for protection and durability, the HEX 3.5 MOA Wasp and Dragonfly feature patent-pending side serrations as well as lens shrouds on the forward face that offer added protection for the scratch-resistant, anti-glare-coated glass lenses. Additionally, IPX7-rated waterproofing ensures rugged dependability.

“With the release of the new HEX line of red dots, Springfield Armory is providing shooters with appealing options for their optics-ready firearms,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The demand for quality red dot optics is growing every day, and these HEX optics stand ready to deliver the quality and performance shooters are expecting.”

Each HEX is built to exacting specifications from premium materials, and every HEX product is thoroughly tested and backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

For more information on HEX optics, visit: www.hexoptics.com

Let’s take a look at the two models, first up the WASP:

Wasp (Hex/Springfield Armory)

SPECIFICATIONS

DOT SIZE: 3.5 MOA Dot, Red

PARALLAX ADJUSTMENT: Parallax Free

ADJUSTMENT: .5 MOA (90 MOA Windage & Elevation)

MAGNIFICATION: 1x

BATTERY: CR2032 – 65,000 Hours

OPERATION: Always On

BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT: Auto-Dimming

WATERPROOFING: IPX7

LENS: Glass, Scratch Resistant & Anti-Glare Coating

HOUSING MATERIAL: Machined 6061 T6 Hardcoat Aluminum

FOOTPRINT: Springfield Micro™, Shield RMSc

WIDTH: 0.95″

LENGTH: 1.60″

HEIGHT: 0.86″

WEIGHT: 0.7 oz

The WASP has an MSRP of $299, you can find more details on it here.

Wasp (Hex/Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory describe the WASP as being:

Designed for low-profile, direct mounting, the HEX™ Wasp™ is perfectly suited for compact applications like today’s concealed carry pistols and offset rifle mounting. The Wasp is always powered and features an auto-dimming sensor which regulates proper dot brightness based on ever changing ambient light conditions. Precision machined from 6061 T6 Hardcoat anodized aluminum and outfitted with a scratch resistant, anti-glare glass lens, the HEX Wasp is a rugged, reliable companion for your optics ready everyday carry.

Wasp in its fancy packaging (Hex/Springfield Armory)

The other new optic, the DRAGONFLY is designed for mounting on pistols or longarms:

Dragonfly (Hex/Springfield Armory)

Here’s what Springfield Armory have to say about the DRAGONFLY:

The HEX™ Dragonfly™ is our most versatile reflex sight and is perfectly suited for pistol, rifle, and shotgun applications. Manual brightness adjustment of the 3.5 MOA dot offers maximum control and the 16 hour auto-off feature prevents your battery from draining if you accidentally leave it on. Precision machined from 6061 T6 Hardcoat anodized aluminum and outfitted with a scratch resistant, anti-glare glass lens, the HEX Dragonfly is a durable, standard size reflex red dot that delivers lightning-fast target acquisition and faster follow up shots.

Dragonfly (Hex/Springfield Armory)

SPECIFICATIONS

DOT SIZE: 3.5 MOA Dot, Red

PARALLAX ADJUSTMENT: Parallax Free

ADJUSTMENT: 1 MOA (160 MOA Windage & Elevation)

MAGNIFICATION: 1x

BATTERY: CR2032 – 100,000 Hours

OPERATION: Manual, 16 Hour Auto-Off

BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT: Manual, 8 Levels

WATERPROOFING: IPX7

LENS: Glass, Scratch Resistant & Anti-Glare Coating

HOUSING MATERIAL: Machined 6061 T6 Hardcoat Aluminum

FOOTPRINT: Springfield Standard™, Vortex® Venom® / Burris® Fastfire™

WIDTH: 1.14″

LENGTH: 1.90″

HEIGHT: 1.01″

WEIGHT:1.2 oz

The DRAGONFLY has an MSRP of $249. Find out more about it on HEX’s site, here.



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