With Schmidt & Bender’s 1-8×24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC, the company has not only set new standards, but also won a tender conducted by The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support for military equipment patrol configuration G28 optics. The compact two-in-one system combines a red dot in the second focal plane with an illuminated reticle in the first focal plane. This joins the advantages of a reflex sight with those of a conventional riflescope, providing an ideal solution for clear vision.

Together with the close combat (CC) mode, diffractive red-dot technology allows individuals to use the riflescope as a reflex sight. In this mode, the scope is parallax-free to under 10m and is characterised by its 1.0-fold magnification. For those over 1.1x, it is parallax-free at 100m. The dot size is not magnified and retains consistently good vision. At higher magnifications, the reticle in the first focal plane can be used to determine target distances and object sizes. With a maximum magnification of 8x, the ShortDot provides the ideal conditions for target identification.

Coming in at under 30cm, with a tube diameter of 30mm, the ShortDot is an extremely compact system. With the visual fields of 35.3 and 4.9m, targets can be seen up to 100m. The elevation and windage turrets can also be secured against any unintended adjustment with a simple locking mechanism. The user has a direct elevation adjustment range of 120cm at 100m, as well as a windage adjustment range of ± 60cm at 100m. In addition to the black model, the scope is available in the camouflage colours RAL 8000 and Pantone 7504 M.