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Holosun thermal pistol sight

Undoubtedly, Holosun has been the leading innovator in the red dot sights sector in recent years. Their exhibition spaces at trade shows are invariably bustling, reflecting their consistent introduction of new, innovative products. As per tradition, our marketing team made a point to visit Holosun’s booth this year to explore their latest devices. While we covered a substantial amount at Shot Show, our interest at IWA was particularly piqued by the thermal pistol sight, which is currently in the prototype stage. In this review, we’ll share insights gathered from their team.

Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System
Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System

Red dots and thermal technology

Last year, Holosun made headlines with the launch of their thermal rifle sights, capturing immediate market interest. Given the significant investment of time and resources in this technology, it was a natural progression for them to explore its application in pistol sights as well.

Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System
Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System

Two components

As the device is currently in the prototype phase, it lacks a finalized name and design. Essentially, it comprises two main components: a flashlight equipped with an integrated thermal sensor, and a dot sight. The flashlight mirrors the functionality of a standard pistol flashlight (while also featuring a thermal sensor), while the dot sight closely resembles a conventional dot sight in appearance. This design ensures that the setup feels familiar and intuitive to experienced pistol users.

Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System
Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System

To activate the thermal technology, you simply press the button on the flashlight and another on the dot sight. The sensor in the flashlight is designed to interact with the dot sight. While both the dot sight and the flashlight are capable of operating independently, utilizing the thermal technology requires them to function together. The dot sight’s dimensions are similar to those of Holosun’s 507 Comp, known for its large window, yet it features an enclosed design that offers extra protection.

Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System
Holosun Thermal Pistol Red Dot Sight System

Price and availability

At IWA 2024, the system was presented in its early prototype stage, and we learned that it’s unlikely to be released this year. By displaying prototypes at trade shows, Holosun gathers crucial feedback from customers on improvements needed before the device becomes available for purchase.

Many details, including the cost, are still undecided. Holosun aims to price this system below 1000 €, but the exact pricing is still uncertain.

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Holosun thermal pistol sight
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Holosun's significant investment in thermal technology last couple of years naturally led to its application in pistol sights.
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