November 30, 2021

EOTECH HWS EXPS2 Vs. Trijicon ACOG 4×32 BAC Riflescope

The AR-15 is one of the most (if not the most) popular rifles used in America.



Because the AR-15 is a highly versatile tool that can be utilized for a variety of purposes in many different situations. Whether you want to take part in a 3-gun competition, go on a hunting trip, or defend your home should the unimaginable happen, the AR-15 is the perfect firearm for the job.

Today we’re going to discuss 2 of the best scopes you can mount on your AR-15.



The EXPS2 from EOTECH is a top of the line holographic sight that’s made in the U.S.A. Like the AR-15 you’ll be mounting it on, this is a versatile sight you can implement in a variety of situations. If you’re looking for a sight for tactical shooting or home defense, the EXPS2 is a great option.

Let’s go over some of the specs:

Weighs 11.2 oz
CR123 Battery
20 Brightness Settings
10 Ft. Water Resistance
Fits on a 1” Weaver or Picatinny Rail System
Adjusts Windage and Elevation at 0.5 MOA Per Click
Retails at $649

The EXPS2 isn’t a cheap optic, but it’s also not an outrageously expensive optic either. Compared to the less expensive XPS2, the EXPS2 is definitely a better buy. While the cheaper XPS2 model has it’s brightness setting placed at the rear of the optic, the EXPS2 put the adjustment settings on the side. This makes it easier to adjust the brightness if you decide to mount a magnifier behind the holographic sight.

It should also be noted that the brightness settings are specific to daytime. The EXPS2 isn’t compatible with night-vision devices. So if you plan on needing a scope compatible with your NVDs, then the EOTECH HWS EXPS3 is the holographic sight you’re going to need.


Trijicon ACOG 4×32 BAC Riflescope

The Trijicon ACOG is a brilliant scope that any gun enthusiast would be proud to have in their arsenal. Trijicon ACOGs have been the primary rifle optics of the U.S. Marines for nearly 20 years and the reason becomes pretty clear once you’ve used one. These sights are some of the most durable on the market and the clarity of the glass used is second to none.

Here’s a more in-depth look at the specs:

Weighs 15.1 oz
Fixed-Power Design
Illuminated by Fiber Optics and Tritium
Dry-Nitrogen Filled to Prevent Fogging in Extreme Cold and Heat
4x Magnification
High-Quality Coated Glass with 0 Distortion
Designed to be Used with Both Eyes Open
Trijicon TA51 Mounting System
Retails at $1502

The Trijicon ACOG 4×32 BAC Riflescope is by far the most expensive scope on this list, but I would argue that they’re worth every penny. If you’re looking for a good universal optic for hunting, tactical shooting, or 3 gun competitions then this is the sight for you. Most Trijicon ACOG models are made using the same forged aluminum as your AR-15 uppers making them exceptionally durable. Unless you’re actually trying to break this scope, it’s going to last you a long time. If you can get past the high price point, this scope will make a great addition to your arsenal.


Which one is better?

Both the EOTECH HWS EXPS2 and Trijicon ACOG 4×32 BAC Riflescope are excellent options if you’re on the market for new optics to attach to your AR-15. Both of these optics are expensive, but experienced shooters will appreciate the flexibility these scopes provide.

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