SHOT Show 2020 – The Meprolight FORESIGHT reflex sight introduces the concept of augmented reality in a sighting system for small arms: programmable through a mobile phone app, it offers selectable reticles, a compass, a sight leveler, and much more!
The Mepro FORESIGHT augmented reflex sight, introduced by Meprolight of Israel at the 2020 SHOT Show, was conceived to allow hunters, sport shooters, private security operators and law enforcement officials with a high-tech solution to enhance their capabilities on the field, the range, or on the job.
Externally very similar to Mepro's well-established RDS sight – albeit with a visible change in a digital buttons set located just in front of the objective so that the shooter won't need to fumble on the sides of the optic or change position to turn the device on or off or perform adjustments – it features actually more than meets the eye.
Featuring a green illuminated interface and illumination, windage and elevation adjustability options, the Mepro FORESIGHT offers a choice of five different, selectable reticles right out of the box, as well as a built-in sight leveler and compass to help achieve accuracy through more stable aim.
The sight itself is powered by a built-in battery that is rechargeable through a USB-C cable, and features a built-in power gauge. All key operation data are displayed at once on the HUD, easily accessible at a shooter's glance.
Other features of the Mepro FORESIGHT can be unlocked by downloading and installing a dedicated application for iOS or Android devices, to which the FORESIGHT can be connected via Bluetooth. The application gives access to a vast array of pre-sets, allowing shooters to easily zero and store up to ten zeroing profiles for ten different guns and/or loadouts, regardless of caliber; the app will also provide access to a wider choice of reticles, including dedicated reticles for shotguns and less-lethal weapons.
Standing very compact at 11,7 cm / 4.6" in length, 6 cm / 2.35" in width and 6,8 cm / 2.68" in heigth per merely 280 grams (2.9 oz) in overall weigth, the Meprolight Mepro FORESIGHT will also offer new options in the future through free software updates, such as a built-in shot counter display to know exactly how many rounds were shot, or how many rounds are left in a pre-defined magazine. Future pairing with the Meprolight Double Shoot app will allow the Mepro FORESIGHT to automatically zero after shooting at specific paper targets.