The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has awarded Primary Arms Optics with six new ratings. NTOA evaluate products based on their performance in tactical law enforcement applications. Ratings cover many of the 2020 Primary Arms releases, including the SLx® 3x Gen III Prism, the SLx 5x Gen III Prism, the SLx MD-25 Red Dot Sight, the GLx® 2x Prism, the GLx 2.5-10x44 FFP Rifle Scope, and GLx 30mm Rifle Scope Mount. “We’re proud to see that this year’s new products performed well with the National Tactical Officers Association,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing.
The evaluations by NTOA test draws from real-world performance as well as the products build quality, ease of use, design features and their practicality for law enforcement operations. After weeks of analysis on said products and trial through usage the grading success of these pieces had to come through at least 6 of 13 major evaluating criteria. In order for a product to pass it must average a 3 or higher across all criteria with special recognition granted to products that perform remarkably well earning them a ‘Silver’ (4-4.49 average) or a ‘Gold’ (4.5+) rating.
Each of Primary Arms six newly submitted products for 2020 achieved a positive recommendation by their NTOA assessors which comes on the back of last year’s five successful ratings – three of which earned silver ratings in addition to two accomplishing the full gold rating. Mears added, “Law Enforcement is one of our highest priorities in developing new products that exceed expectations. The NTOA’s ratings confirm that we’re bringing professional-grade quality and technology at consumer-friendly pricing.”
2020’s first positive recommendation arose from the SLx 3x Gen III Prism with ACSS CQB-M2 5.56 Reticle with the SLx 5x Gen III Prism with ACSS Aurora® M 5.56 Reticle also going on to receive gold-medal recognition with an average score of 4.52 out of 5. The 5x Prism’s durability and image quality, which is supplemented by a versatile magnification and intuitive reticle design was noted by evaluating officers. Further recognition came for the SLx MD-25, GLx 2x Prism with ACSS CQB-M5 5.56/.308/5.45 Reticle, GLx 2.5-10x44mm FFP Rifle Scope with ACSS® Raptor M2 Reticle, and GLx 30mm 0 MOA Rifle Scope Mount as their exceptional performance saw them awarded with silver medal acknowledgment.