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What is the Combat Cut on the Wolverines Rear Sights forward slide?

We chose to use a Combat Cut rear sight placement for two reasons.   When shooting a pistol with a dot optic on it, you are focusing on the target, looking through the dot. You then superimpose the dot where you want the round to strike, and press t

What should I torque my screws to?

For any 1/2 inch nuts on Mount and Ring Bases, we suggest between 20 to a maximum of 30 inch pounds. For any screws affixing the tops of your ring or mount covers to secure your optics, we suggest between 10 to a maximum of 18 inch pounds, with 15 be

How are Swampfox optics coated?

All Swampfox Optics are fully multi-coated, fog proof, and have hydrophobic coatings on the lenses. Some items have specialty lenses and coatings, such as ED. Please refer to specific specs for each item for more details.

What is the difference between FFP and SFP?

FFP (First focal plane) plane scopes are more specifically designed for tactical shooters and hunters where the distance to target changes and is often unknown. FFP scopes place the reticle in front of the erector. This affects the reticle by chang

What is a BDC Reticle?

BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation) is a measurement for bullet drop on your reticle. BDC is very effective when you know the range of your target. In order to use the reticle properly, you will have to zero the rifle at the range that is recommended in

What is a Co-Witness Mount?

Co-witness refers to the alignment of your iron sights with your optic sights. The basic concept is when aiming down sights you would expect both your iron sights and optic sights to be aligned which is co-witness. The two most comment types of co-wi

What is MOA?

MOA (Minute of Angle) is an angular measurement used to change the impact of the bullet at different distances. Before you can change the impact of the bullet, the shooter needs to know the distance of the target. MOA that is 1/60th of a degree. Ther

Understanding Bullet Trajectory

Bullet trajectory has a different flight path than what the shooter sees in their line of sight. Optics and iron sights are mounted above the barrel and there is an offset of about 2 inches on average. The straight line the shooter see in their line

What is MIL, MRAD. and MIL DOT?

MIL(Milliradian) is a form of angular measurement similar to MOA. MILs are used to estimate the range of the target to affect bullet impact. MILs use milliradians which is 1/1000 of a radian. A radian is an angle of subtended at the center of the cir

What is Parallax?

When the shooter is looking through their optic, they will notice the crosshairs are perfectly centered and aligned with the target. Once the shooter starts to move their head around, they notice the crosshairs appear to move a little in relation to

Kingslayer and Liberator Auto Off, can it be programmed?

No, the Kingslayer and Liberator red dots are programmed to turn off after 4 hours of constant on without a button pressed.   If you are seeking a more user friendly auto on and off setup, our Liberty and Justice are designed with our Shake N Wake f