Bushnell’s Improved TRS-26 and New Tac Optics Red Dots – SHOT Show 2018

Optics industry leader Bushnell has many new additions to their red dot options this 2018, including a successor to the widely-successful and very affordable TRS-25: the TRS 26. This red dot is at the center of Bushnell’s new Tac Optics line for black rifles and tactical shotguns.

The TRS-26, like its predecessor, is a low-cost red dot sight suitable for rifles and shotguns with updated controls and improved battery life. It’s a tube-style mini red dot and along with the First Strike 2.0 the first of two updated red dots. The First Strike 2.0 is a mini red dot sight for long guns and pistols.

Additionally, Bushnell is showing off three new red dots scopes, the Mini Cannon, the Lil P(prism) and the Big D(ot).

The Mini Cannon gives users four reticle options at the push of a button and delivers industry-leading battery life with more than 30,000 hours with one cell. The Lil P(rism) is one of the industry’s smallest prism sights with a BDC reticle designed for carbines.

The Big D(ot) is anything but small with a 37mm objective lens and an unrivaled field of view compared to other red dot scopes.

While they’re all interesting red dot sights, the TRS-26, and it’s incredible price point, stole focus.


The TRS-26 has a 3-MOA red dot and a 50,000-hour battery life. That is well over 5 years of on time. This fixed one-power wonder also includes a high-rise mount so no need to source one separately.

The updated TRS-26 doesn’t have a dial like the older version, instead, it uses a push-button interface sealed to the elements.


The controls are simple and intensity is controlled by pushing a button up or down. It runs off a commonly aavailable CR2032 button cell. You might be used to these if you have a red dot sight already.

The TRS-25 red dot established a reputation for toughness and durability and we fully expect the new TRS-26 to perform the same — and at an unbelievable price point.


The MSRP on the TRS-26 is just $194, with street prices even lower. That’s a bargain. You could outfit three of your guns for the price of one compared to . Expect these to be flying off store shelves at a gun shop near you soon.

For more information about these and other Bushnell products visit bushnell.com .

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Ahole May 21, 2018, 8:38 pm

    Uh, so where is this vaporware???
    Its almost June?

  • KCB January 30, 2018, 11:37 pm

    I wrote a second comment because the first comment didn’t post sorry delete one if you like

  • KCB January 30, 2018, 11:33 pm

    No more Bush nell for me. I have a TRS-25 that I returned to Bushnell to be repaired within 4 months of purchase. They returned it to me saying it meets their standards. The 5 power was perfect for the distance and size of target I was shooting. From day one the 1 to 6 power of the TRS-25 was more pear shaped than round. If I had the Presidents name and address I would mail it to him as a gift. I now have a Nikon 2 X 7 scope.

    • Charles September 27, 2018, 4:59 pm

      The TRS-25 is a 1x red dot scope. There is NO magnification on it, so your post makes no sense.

  • Zupglick January 30, 2018, 12:44 pm

    If you are in a real jam, the CR2032 cell is used as backup battery in most desktop computers.

  • Ricky Price January 30, 2018, 12:43 pm

    Had the T25 on a 300 Blackout. Never let me down. Killed a bunch of coyotes. The T26 should be just as good.

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