Sightmark Wolfhound and Mini Shot M-Spec Kit Doesn’t Compromise!

Written by Jamie Trahan, 18-year Law Enforcement Officer and Sightmark Pro Staff Member

The military-inspired Wolfhound and M-Spec Mini Shot kit keeps you on target no matter the situation
The Wolfhound 6xc44 prismatic sight and Mini Shot M-Spec red dot with 3 MOA dot

In this world, there is always a compromise. You can’t have this without giving up that. An item usually does one thing brilliantly and so-so at the others. Thanks to the forward thinkers at Sightmark, they’ve come up with several ways to combat this problem. Sightmark gives you three ways to attack this issue—a fixed red dot sight with a separate magnifier, a 1-4x or 1-6x variable magnification optic, or two fixed optics mated together such as the Wolfhound 6×44 with Mini Shot M-Spec Kit (SM13026LQDK.)

With this kit, you have a CQB sighting system up top with the Mini Shot M-Spec red dot sight and an extended range fixed magnification optic below with holdovers out to 900 yards via its advanced horseshoe reticle and holdovers. Truly, the best of both worlds.

Looking through Mini Shot M-Spec
Looking through Mini Shot M-Spec

Admittedly, this type of setup is not proprietary to Sightmark, as Trijicon has a similar setup with its 6×48 ACOG paired with their own RMR mounted up top. The ACOG is battle-proven from conflicts around the world and comes with a price point to reflect that—being more than double what the Sightmark’s Wolfhound/Mini Shot M-Spec kit. With the consumer in mind, Sightmark designed a combo unit that is rugged and user-customizable. They do this by having the Wolfhound’s reticle being user-adjustable with the shooter’s choice of either a red or green reticle via battery-powered illumination as opposed to the ACOG being fiber optic/tritium based which, in certain lighting conditions, may wash out. The Wolfhound is also submergible to 10 feet which means that unless you are SCUBA diving with your AR-15, the amount of water that the average person comes in contact with is absolutely no problem for this optic combo.

To quote Sightmark:

“Together, the Wolfhound 6×44 prismatic sight and Mini Shot M-Spec reflex sight kit are designed to keep shooters on target no matter the situation. Ballistically matched to .223 (55 and 62 grain ammunition) the Wolfhound 6×44 features an advanced horseshoe reticle with holdovers from 300 to 900 yards while the Mini Shot M-Spec provides an easy to find 3 MOA reticle and parallax correction for effortless transitions between short- and long-range targets. Both optics also boast impressive battery life:  Upwards of 4,000 for the Wolfhound and up to 30,000 hours on the Mini Shot M-Spec. The combination offers quick target acquisition from either sight and is truly a multi-tasking optic setup ideal for professional use, competition shooting, hunting and recreational plinking.”

I can tell you, my first impression upon opening the box was that this thing is rugged and robust as everything it promises. The rubber armor on the Wolfhound offers protection from impact and helps prevent zero loss for the optical prism system. The LQD mount is solid and has zero movement when mounted on my rifle. In addition to the Wolfhound, this was my first time getting my hands on the Mini Shot M-Spec which I have been patiently waiting to test out (that separate review will come later).

the Wolfhound’s etched reticle can remain illuminated upwards to 4,000 hours, the M-Spec Mini Shot features the ability to last up to 30,000 hours.
The Wolfhound’s etched reticle can remain illuminated up to 4,000 hours, the M-Spec Mini Shot features the ability to last up to 30,000 hours.

As mentioned, mounting the setup was a breeze and then it was off to the range. I used a 36-meter zero for the Mini Shot and a standard 100-yard zero on the Wolfhound for the holdovers to be accurate. I used the Sightmark .223/5.56 NATO boresight (SM39001) to get me nearly there and then dialed it in with live fire. Using 62-grain Remington Premier Match (R223R6) ammo, an MOA sized group was easily accomplished from a bench. Due to my range limitations, I was unable to push it past 200 yards. I have absolute confidence in the optic’s ability to do what it says via the holdovers, but remember ammunition and skill have a lot to do in the long-range shots this reticle is designed to accommodate. If you’re going out there and using target/plinking budget ammo, you can’t reasonably expect to make 600-, 700-, 800- or 900-yard shots using a holdover. The glass is nice and clear due to being fully multi-coated to provide the highest light transmission across the visible spectrum. In addition to the quality of the glass itself, the rear diopter is adjustable for the individual shooter’s eye enabling it to be perfect for YOU. The Wolfhound’s center aiming dot is a 0.5 MOA enabling the pinpoint accuracy out to 300 yards. For anything close quarters, the horseshoe also allows quick target acquisition in the event you do not choose to transition to the Mini Shot.

Sightmark looked at the intended use of this combo and, with the consumer in mind, designed a combo unit that is rugged and user-customizable thereby making the optic YOURS.
The Wolfhound 6×44 prismatic sight and Mini Shot M-Spec reflex sight kit are designed to keep shooters on target no matter the situation.

Now, the Mini Shot M-Spec is the business. The dot is crisp even on the highest setting which, for some red dot sights, causes issues, but not on this one. The transition from the bottom-mounted Wolfhound to the top-mounted Mini Shot is about an inch of eye movement. It is nearly seamless moving from one to the other and using the top-mounted Mini Shot, such as in a building clearing type environment, allows a comfortable head position as you’re moving through the structure. It really is the best of both worlds neatly packaged together.

The overall length is 2.3 inches shorter and over a 1 pound lighter than its competition and provides more comfortable eye relief. It comes with a separate mount for the Mini Shot, rubber lens covers, a honeycomb filter (kill flash) for the front lens of the optic, a battery and a limited lifetime warranty.

If this type of setup has been something you’ve been looking for, go to www.sightmark.com and check this kit out. You owe it to yourself to check it out before looking at the competition. There’s a LOT of training ammo available for purchase with that extra cash you will be saving.

 

 

 

Sightmark Wolfhound 6×44 and Mini Shot M-Spec: Two’s Company

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2017/11/15) – Sightmark is proud to announce the new Wolfhound 6×44 Mini Shot M-Spec Kit. Military-inspired, these two optics work together to keep shooters on target no matter the situation. Designed for the MSR platform, the Sightmark Wolfhound reticle is ballistically matched to .223, 55- and 62-grain ammunition.  Etched into its top-tier glass lens, the Wolfhound’s 6×44 horseshoe reticle features a 7.5 MOA outer ring for flawless close-range shooting, while its .5 MOA central dot and holdovers at 300 to 900 yards allow the shooter to take precise long-range shots.

Included with the Wolfhound 6×44 is Sightmark’s new Mini Shot M-Spec. Built with a high-strength protective steel shield and 100% waterproof aluminum body, the M-Spec Mini Shot is a battle-tested optic able to withstand any tactical situation thrown its way. Ideal for target shooting and law enforcement applications, the crisp 3 MOA red dot reticle has up to a 30,000-hour battery life with a 12-hour auto shutoff, giving shooters even more time at the range. The Mini Shot’s ability to mount on the Wolfhound 6×44’s top Picatinnyy rail, gives shooters the option for close range operations and long-range precision shooting, making them effective at all distances. Included in the kit is a Wolfhound rubber lens cover, honeycomb filter, Mini Shot M-Spec rubber cover, Mini Shot low profile fixed mount, Mini Shot AR riser fixed and batteries for both units.

 

Hunt Among the Predators With Sightmark Wolfhound LQD’s

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/11/11) – Sightmark is eager to announce the release of new Wolfhound QD Prismatic Sights. Built with speed and agility in mind, with an advanced, fully multi-coated, scratch-resistant lens system, Wolfhound optics are aggressively styled to take you to the top of the prismatic food chain.

Wolfhound prism sight with rail on top
Sightmark upgrades the Wolfhound LQD prismatic sights

For close- and long-range shooting applications, the Wolfhound 3×24 HS-223 LQD (SM13025-LQD) and Wolfhound 6×44 HS-223 LQD (SM13026-LQD) display a 7.5 MOA horseshoe duplex reticle with .5MOA center point, offering precision shooting holdovers for 52- and 55-grain .223 loads. For heavy-duty long distance power, the Wolfhound 6×44 LR-308 LQD (SM13026LRD-LQD) has a long-range duplex (LRD) reticle calibrated for standard .308 175-grain ammo. All Wolfhound reticles feature 100-yard parallax settings, ultra-thin .5 MOA subtension lines for improved target acquisition and 5-position red and green illumination.

The newly upgraded Wolfhound LQD models are easily affixed to weapons via locking quick detach mounts, also allowing swift removal in situations where seconds count. All Wolfhounds lend their razor-sharp image quality to a durable, fully multi-coated prism glass system. Famously robust, rubber-armored, anodized 6061 aluminum Wolfhound bodies provide superb protection from hard use and harsh environments.

Whether the demands for your optic include tactical law enforcement missions, military-inspired combat, competitive target shooting or serious game hunting, Sightmark Wolfhound LQD’s offer incredible tracking and dependability, and come from the box ready to make their mark.

The Sightmark Wolfhound 3×24 Prism Sight: NTOA Tested and Recommended

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/10/21) – Sightmark is proud to announce the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has completed testing of the Sightmark Wolfhound 3×24 Prism Sight (SM13025), resulting in the esteemed organization’s recommendation of the Wolfhound to its professional law enforcement members. “Thank you for participating in our Member Tested and Recommended Program. The Wolfhound 3×24 HS-223 Prismatic Weapon Sight has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association.”

Wolfhound prismatic weapon sight
Wolfhound prism sight is recommended to law enforcement members by the National 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.

Built specifically for your aggressive duty and recreational shooting lifestyle, the IP68 waterproof-rated Wolfhound boasts 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum wrapped in rubber-armor for shockproof, fogproof, dustproof reliability while anti-reflective, multi-coated glass ensures razor-sharp clarity. Perfect for close- to mid-range tactical operations and hunting, the Sightmark Wolfhound 3×24 Prism Sight is specifically calibrated for 55-gr and 62-gr .223-caliber firearms and features a 7.5 MOA horseshoe (HS) duplex reticle with .5 MOA center point, 5-position red and green illumination, ¼-click MOA windage and elevation adjustability, 100-yard parallax settings and ultra-fine .5 MOA subtension lines for improved target acquisition.

Whether the Sightmark Wolfhound leads the way into military missions, law enforcement operations, 3-gun competition or simply hunting prey, this military-inspired, superb tracking, ultra-innovative prism sight is ready to help you make your mark. The Sightmark Wolfhound 3×24 Prism Sight includes a rubber lens cover, honeycomb objective lens filter and CR2032 battery.

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 Wolfhound 3×24 and 6×44 Sights: Perfect Prismatic Predators

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2016/06/24) – Sightmark® is proud to present its line of Wolfhound Prismatic Sights. Built aggressively, with speed and agility in mind, Wolfhound sights rise to the top of the prismatic optics food chain to reign as the industry’s top predator.

Black prismatic weapon sight mounted on an AR-15
Wolfhound sights have red and green illumination, 100-yard parallax setting, and 0.5 MOA.

Wolfhound magnified sights are available in 3×24 for close-range hunting and operations while the 6×44 leads the pack for long-range objectives. Both models are offered with 7.5 MOA horseshoe (HS) duplex reticles, with 0.5 MOA center points, designed for both 55-grain and 52-grain loads, while the 3×24 also is available with an HS-AAC, perfectly suited for .300 Blackout in either 125-grain or 220-grain supersonic and subsonic loads. The Wolfhound 6×44 is also available to take down long distance prey with a long-range duplex (LRD) reticle calibrated for standard .308 M118LR 175-grain ammunition. All reticle options include 5-position red and green illumination, 100-yard parallax settings, and ultra-fine 0.5 MOA subtension lines for improved target acquisition.

Sightmark’s Wolfhound line of prism sights are rugged and ready to handle extreme situations between -40° to 160° F. Both the 3×24 and 6×44 offerings include durable prism glass systems and adjustable diopters designed to render razor sharp image quality. Equally as impressive as the prism and premium, full multi-coated, scratch-resistant lenses, the Wolfhound’s rubber armored, high-grade, anodized 6061 aluminum body provides peace-of-mind dust proof, shock proof, hermetically sealed, IP68-submergible protection from anything the field has to throw at it. While Wolfhound 6×44 models features a top-mounted Picatinny rail to accommodate an additional accessory, all models include precise windage and elevation adjustability with superb tracking. 3×24 models features ½ MOA clicks while 6×44 models shift ¼” MOA per click.

Whether Sightmark Wolfhound Prismatic Sights lead the way into military missions, law enforcement operations, 3-gun competition or simply hunting prey, such as predators do, this military-inspired, superb tracking, ultra innovative alpha male of the prismatic sight world is ready to help you make your mark. All models include a rubber lens cover, honeycomb objective lens filter and CR2032 battery.

Sightmark Releases Advanced Prismatic Weapon Sights

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2015/08/04) – Sightmark is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated Wolfhound 6×44 and 3×24 Prismatic Weapon Sights. These advanced, military-inspired weapons sights are designed for quick-target acquisition on an AR platform. Both feature an advanced Horseshoe Dot reticle to compensate for bullet drop. The reticle is ballistically matched to .223, 55- and 62-grain with holdovers from 300 to 900 yards.

Black, prismatic weapon sight designed for the AR-15
The two new Wolfhound prismatic weapon sights are designed for the AR-15 platform.

Wolfhound 6×44 Weapon Sight
Engineered for precision placement at longer distances, the Wolfhound 6×44 is equipped with a 5 MOA central aiming point for precision long-range shooting and a 7.5 MOA outer circle for closer shots. The device features an impressive 2.8-inch eye relief—longer than most on the market—for a natural, comfortable shooting stance. Its fixed power prismatic optical design keeps the object in focus at 10 yards or more.

Wolfhound 3×24 Weapon Sight
Delivering flawless short-range shots, the Wolfhound 3×24 is ideal for a variety of challenging shooting situations including 3-gun competitions, hunting and law enforcement applications. Compact enough to not weigh down the rifle, its 3x magnification offers the versatility to focus in on both short- and medium-distance shots.

The Wolfhound 6×44 and 3×24 Prismatic Weapon Sights are rubber-armored, making them safe from impact. Fully submergible, they are 100% waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. Both feature an all-aluminum Picatinny mount, ensuring secure attachment with every shot fired. The built-in Picatinny rail on top allows for additional optics to increase short-range accuracy.

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Sightmark® Debuts Long-Range Prismatic Weapons Sight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2015/03/19) – Hunt down your target with the speed and agility of the all-new military-inspired Sightmark® Wolfhound™ 6×44 HS-223 Prismatic Weapon Sight. Designed for quick target acquisition on an AR platform, this device features an advanced Horseshoe Dot reticle to compensate for bullet drop and an impressive 2.8-inch eye relief—longer than most on the market—for a natural, comfortable shooting stance. The reticle is ballistically matched to .223, 55- and 62-grain with holdovers from 300 to 900 yards.

Black, prismatic weapon sight with 2.8-inch eye relief
The Wolfhound features a 2.8-inch eye relief and 5 MOA aiming dot.

“The Wolfhound 6×44 is equipped with a 5 MOA central aiming point for precision long-range shooting and a 7.5 MOA outer circle for flawless close-range shooting, making it the ideal optic for the experienced shooter wanting to make their mark,” said Tim Hewitt. “We’re proud to make this unique product available to our customers.”

The Wolfhound 6×44 yields a fixed power prismatic optical design, keeping the object in focus at 10 yards or more. Safe from impact and fully submergible, the rubber-armored device is 100% waterproof, dustproof and shockproof.

The weapon sight features an all-aluminum Picatinny mount, ensuring secure attachment with every shot fired. The built-in Picatinny rail on top allows for additional optics such as the Sightmark Mini Shot™ Reflex Sight or other compact red dot sights to increase short-range accuracy.

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