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Shot Show 2023 Report: The New Holosun DMS Series


Perhaps one of the most exciting news from the SHOT Show 2023 comes to the Holosun line. They surprised us with their latest innovation in their extensive line of red dot sights, but this time with an added bonus that might bring certain technologies closer to the average pocket.

We are talking about the new Holosun DMS Series, which is undoubtedly going to push the envelope and set a new standard in quite a few areas. It is sort of a “hybrid” systemHolosun took the traditional red dot and added the ability to overlay either a night-vision image or a thermal image over the red dot.

A lot of the information is still being concealed from the general public because the release date is still relatively far away and Holosun doesn’t want to jump the gun by giving away any potential promises that they might not end up being able to keep, but during the SHOT Show, we did get some basic info that we can share with you.

Holosun DMS-NV
Holosun DMS-NV

Three Versions of the new Holosun Series

Holosun has announced that their new DMS model will come in three different versions, each with unique features to cater to the needs of various users:

  1. DMS-NV: The first version will feature a traditional red dot with a night vision overlay over the red dot.
  2. DMS-TH: The second version, known as the standard version, will come with a thermal overlay, instead, which is a more advanced option for those who require more detailed imagery.
  3. DMS-TH Pro: Finally, the “Pro” or “Advanced” version will also feature a thermal overlay, but it will have a better (HD) thermal sensor, providing even more detailed imagery and capabilities.

While the exact details of how the interface will work are not yet available, as the product is still in the prototype stage, it is expected that the transition between the red dot and the other options will be almost seamless, making it easy for users to switch between the different modes.

Looking Through Holosun DMS-NV
Looking Through Holosun DMS-NV

Holosun DMS: Pricing for the Professional and Enthusiast

Considering everything written above you might think to yourself that the price of the announced Holosun DMS is going to be through the roof, but we think you might be positively surprised.

While nothing about this product is yet set in stone, according to our information, the price of this new hybrid red dot is going to be around $1000 for the night vision “DMS-NV” version, approx. $1600 for the standard thermal “DMS-TH” version, and approx. $ 2300  for the “DMS-TH Pro” version.

Holosun DMS-TH
Holosun DMS-TH

The Battery Life

One important aspect to consider when using this device is the battery life.

According to the limited information available right now, the battery life of the Holosun DMS is expected to last for about 5 hours on a single charge. While this may not be the longest battery life on the market, it is still considered to be an adequate amount of time for most users.

However, it is important to note that the device can be charged from an external pack while running, so it is not totally unreasonable to expect that the Holosun DMS will be usable even while it is charging.

The Release Date of Holosun DMS

As mentioned above, Holosun remains a bit secretive about its new DMS series because it is still in its prototype stage, but they did reveal an approximate release date.

Holosun DMS is expected to be released in the Q4 of 2023.


In conclusion, the new Holosun DMS Series has certainly piqued the interest of the industry with its innovative hybrid system that combines traditional red dot sights with night-vision and thermal imaging capabilities. While much of the information about this new product is still under wraps, what we do know is that it has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about rifle sights and thermal imaging technology.

It’s clear that Holosun is making a big push to establish itself as a major player in the field of rifle sights, and the DMS Series is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence. We look forward to learning more about this exciting new product and the impact it will have on the industry. The DMS Series is a breath of fresh air that we believe will be a game-changer in the market of rifle sights.

Shot Show 2023 Report: The New Holosun DMS Series
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  • I’d like to test one out for a demo and give you a option from a new user I don’t own any nite vision equipment but I’ve lived and hunted the swamp for 30 yrs so I’d like to try ,I’ll sendit back thanks ,capt.caveman

  • It seems that every new product is given every concern, except where to buy the thing. So if actually selling the “new product” is not that important!
    Box one up and send it to me for free, because it’s not that important to me either…

    • Holosun has a habit to present products that are still in the prototype phase. However, at this year’s Shot Show (2024), we learned that these sights will be available for purchase in February 2024.

    • We were informed at this year’s Shot Show that DMS-TH will finally be available for purchase in February 2024.

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