Holosun EPS and EPS Carry: Versatility in Optics By: Kat Ainsworth

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Red dot sights are a fantastic tool for rapid target acquisition, a broader field of view, and versatility. Whether you’re using your gun for self-defense or going hunting, mounting a red dot sight to it will serve you well. The Holosun EPS and EPS Carry line of red and green dot sights is designed with tactical applications in mind, but it can handle whatever you need it to do. These sights are well made with attention to detail and boast a variety of features to make them user-friendly and solid performers.

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Holosun EPS and Holosun EPS Carry red dot sights
While the EPS and EPS Carry optics are essentially the same, their dimensions are only marginally different. (Photo credit: Holosun)

Holosun provides details on their red dot sights:

Utilizing range and carry pistols often means having two different optics that need to be trained on extensively. No one can expect to wield a concealed carry pistol the same way as a full-size pistol on the range, let alone utilize the same or similar optic. This can often frustrate shooters who engage in competition and conceal carry. Holosun has sorted out some of these difficulties with the EPS (Enclosed Pistol Sight) and EPS Carry pistol reflex optics.

While the EPS and EPS Carry optics are essentially the same, their dimensions are only marginally different. Coming in a 7075-aluminum black anodized housing at 1.4 oz with a 0.90 x 0.63 window size, the EPS is a full-size pistol reflex sight. The EPS features the lowest deck height, which allows a user to employ standard height iron sights and/or the reflex sight. Even though they are similar, the EPS Carry utilizes the same 7075-aluminum black anodized housing design while weighing 1.23 oz and employing a 0.77 x 0.58 window. The EPS Carry is designed for use with carrying or compact pistols.

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The EPS red dot sights are offered in either red or green. (Photo credit: Holosun)

The manufacturer went on to add:

Both variations are available with a green (540nm) LED with either a 2MOA or 6MOA dot reticle or Holosun’s Multi-Reticle System: 32MOA Circle w/ 2MOA Dot, 2MOA Dot only, or 32MOA circle only. As with all the reflex sights, the EPS/EPS Carry is parallax-free with unlimited eye relief in an aspheric glass lens. Each contains a CR1620 battery providing up to 50,000 hours of continuous use. There are eight daylight and four night vision-compatible brightness intensity settings. Essential for a carry pistol, both options possess Shake Awake technology with last setting recall paired with Holosun’s Solar Failsafe.

Both versions are IPX8 certified water and dust-proof. The reticle has a travel range of +/- 30 MOA, and each windage or elevation adjustment is 1.5 MOA per click. All EPS models utilize the Holosun “K” series footprint to make fitment straightforward.

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The EPS Carry Red MRS features 2 MOA dot & 32 MOA Circle, 7075 T6 aluminum housing and what the company states is their lowest deck height, facilitating use with standard height iron sights on many pistol models. (Photo credit: Holosun)

Holosun EPS Carry Features

  • 2 MOA Dot & 32 MOA Circle
  • Up to 50,000 Hours of Battery Life
  • Parallax-free & Unlimited Eye Relief
  • Aspherical Glass Lens with Zero Distortion
  • Shake Awake Technology with Last Setting Recall
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum Housing
  • Solar Failsafe
  • IPX8 Certified Waterproof
  • Holosun “K” series footprint
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The EPS Green 6 features 6 MOA dot, 7075 T6 aluminum housing and Holosun’s lowest deck height, facilitating use with standard height iron sights on many pistol models. (Photo credit: Holosun)

MSRP for the EPS line of red dot sights varies from  $435.28 – 458.81 (Red – Green).