Handguns require specialized optics. Leupold Handgun scopes deliver the extended eye relief, generous eyebox, and the bright, crystal-clear optics you need to shoot accurately with today’s modern, high-powered handguns. They’re extensively tested, to ensure they’re ready to withstand the crushing recoil dealt by the hardest-kicking hand cannons. The Leupold Golden Ring is your performance guarantee, backed by the Golden Ring Lifetime Guarantee, which means if for any reason it fails to do what it’s supposed to do, Leupold will either fix, or replace it. All Leupold scopes are designed, machined and assembled in America.
Leupold outfits the handgun scope line with Multicoat 4, their own proprietary lens coating system to keep image quality pristine. Multicoat 4 greatly increases the amount of all available light that reaches the shooter’s eye. At the same time, it minimizes the reflections of the sky on the outer eyepiece. You’ll never be able to control the light, but Leupold’s Multicoat 4 lets you can always make the most of it.
Leupold’s exclusive new Xtended Twilight Lens System allows you to hunt right until the end of legal shooting time, regardless of the light. It goes a step further than even the Index Matched Lens System, using Leupold’s index matched glass with wavelength specific lens coatings designed to optimize the transmission of low-light wavelengths. When most scope manufacturers quote percentage of light transmission, they usually mean at 550 nm, the green wavelength where the human eye is most sensitive. The challenge is that in twilight conditions, green light disappears and blue/violet light takes over. The Xtended Twilight Lens System places extra emphasis on matching coatings to glass indices to achieve the best possible transmission of the blue/violet spectrum, without sacrificing the color balanced light transmission across the visual spectrum of the Index Matched Lens System.
Leupold treated all exterior lens surfaces of their handgun scope line with DiamondCoat 2, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance ever offered. DiamondCoat already exceeds military standards for hardness and durability. DiamondCoat 2 offers unsurpassed durability and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth. DiamondCoat 2 has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast.
Leupold Handgun scopes have an extremely fast-focus eyepiece and a twin-bias spring erector system for repeated accuracy. All scopes have a one-inch 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum main tube making for a lifetime of use.