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Every Month We Scour the Web for the Best Optics & Guns on Sale from Our INSIDER Brands

We searched the web far and wide for optics and guns on sale from our INSIDER brands. Check out our picks below. 

At H&B INSIDER, we work to both educate and inform firearms enthusiasts. And we’re lucky to work with some of the top brands in the industry to do so. 

One of the perks of following INSIDER is getting the inside track on what’s going on with these brands. As a bonus, we search for great firearms at steep discounts. We update this article every two weeks to keep it current, so feel free to bookmark it if you’re in the market. 

You’ll find our list of top optics and guns on sale below. 

Best Guns on Sale from INSIDER Brands

Note that the guns on sale are current to the date we post but might change over time. Check the price to verify that firearms are still available or on sale.

Ruger LCP — $209.99 ($50 Off) 

ruger lcp

First on our list of guns on sale is the Ruger LCP. Weighing in at 9.6 ounces, the Ruger LCP chambered in .380 auto is an excellent concealment pistol. The LCP has a double-action-only, hammer-fired mechanism, with the hammer recessed into the rear of the slide. It features a glass-filled nylon frame, hardened steel slide, and low-profile front and rear sights. Unlike many small semi-automatic pistols that operate with a blowback action, the Ruger LCP operates on a locked-breech system, which mitigates recoil. Capacity is 6+1 rounds. 

Bergara Terrain Wilderness .308 — $1,149.99 ($100 Off MSRP) 

bergara terrain wilderness

Next on our list of guns on sale is the Bergara Terrain Wilderness .308. Featuring a Terrain molded stock with mini-chassis, this rifle is also outfitted with a Bergara Performance Trigger and a five-round AICS-style detachable magazine. The high-quality Bergara barrel is finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote and features a seamless, omnidirectional and multi-ported muzzle brake that reduces felt recoil by up to 35 percent. And the super-smooth B-14 Action, which is a two-lug system with a sliding plate extractor and a coned bolt nose and breech, ensures smooth feeding and extraction of the cartridge. 

Walther P22Q With Nickel Slide — $249.99 ($80 Off) 

guns on sale: Walther P22Q With Nickel Slide

Third on our list of guns on sale is the Walther P22Q with a nickel slide. This ergonomically designed rimfire takes .22 LR shooting to a whole new level. The P22Q operates with an external hammer and a double-/single-action trigger, a thumb safety blocks the firing pin, and an additional safety prevents the pistol from firing if dropped. The slide is nickel-plated for maximum corrosion resistance, and front and rear serrations offer a solid grip on the slide when loading or clearing the weapon. It also features a threaded barrel and 10+1 capacity. 

Christensen Arms Mesa Titanium Metallic Gray — $1,879.99 ($70 Off MSRP) 

Christensen Arms Mesa Titanium Metallic Gray

Chambered in 6.5mm Creedmoor, the Christensen Mesa is a titanium action compact hunting rifle that any hunter will be proud to take to the woods or mountains. Featuring a match-grade 2.5- to 3-pound trigger, the rifle weighs in at a scant 6.1 pounds sans optic. Features include a 416R stainless steel barrel, seamless stainless steel radial brake, skeletonized bolt handle, billet aluminum machined bottom metal, and a top-quality Limbsaver recoil pad. 

Sig Sauer P229 Nitron Compact — $999.99 ($50 Off) 

Sig Sauer P229 Nitron Compact

Popular with law enforcement, this 9mm pistol offers outstanding performance in a compact, easy-to-carry design. A one-piece, reduced-reach ergonomic E2 grip and a shorter barrel and slide facilitate effective concealed carry for law enforcement and civilians alike. The stainless steel slide features black Nitron coating to resist wear and corrosion, and the three-dot SIGLITE night sights provide excellent target acquisition in all conditions. With a 3.9-inch barrel, the pistol has a capacity of 10+1. 

Taurus Raging Hunter .357 Magnum — $759.99 ($140 Off)

taurus raging hunter

Handgun hunting is growing by leaps and bounds, and this revolver, chambered in .357 Magnum, can get you into the game at a greatly marked-down price. The exclusive cushioned insert grips on the Raging Series large-frame revolvers makes shooting them comfortable and controllable. The unique placement of the factory-tuned porting and gas expansion chamber also aids in managing the recoil of the Raging Hunter. With an overall length of 10.85 inches and weighing in at 55 ounces, the revolver’s cylinder holds seven rounds. 

NEMO Executive Order — ($570 Off MSRP) 

nemo executive order rifle

If you’ve ever wanted an AR-style rifle in the super-accurate 6.5mm Creedmoor chambering, NEMO has you covered with the Executive Order. At $570 off MSRP, this is one of our guns on sale that comes in second for the best discount. With a 20-inch Proof Research barrel, shooters can get maximum velocity out of this accurate long-range cartridge. The 14.75-inch handguard is made from 6061 extruded aluminum and has an M-Lok modular rail system. Overall weight is 8.2 pounds empty, and the magazine holds 20 rounds of 6.5 Creedmoor goodness!  

Kimber K6s Revolver — $969.99 ($590 Off) 

kimber K6s Revolver

We’re including this gun again this month because Cabela’s continues to have it at nearly $600 off. Of all of our guns on sale, this is by far the steepest discount. The Kimber K6s double-action revolver, chambered in .357 Mag., is built to last from solid stainless steel. The carry revolver has an internal hammer, alleviating the chances of catching it on your clothing when drawing the gun. The low-profile rear sight is dovetailed to the frame and is drift adjustable, and the white-dot front sight is pinned to the barrel. Capacity is six rounds. 

Walther WMP Optics-Ready — $449.99 ($50 Off) 

Walther WMP Optics-Ready

This pistol from Walther features a new patented feature called the Quad Release, where you have a button-style mag release and an ambidextrous paddle-style release on the same gun. The slide features protruding front and rear cocking serrations, allowing for complete control during weapon manipulation, and a performance duty trigger offers a distinct, recognizable and repeatable action. Featuring adjustable sights, the gun also comes optics ready with a cover plate installed in the optics cut. Capacity is 15+1 rounds. 

Ruger Security-9 with Hogue Grip — $309.99 ($70 Off) 

Ruger Security-9 with Hogue Grip

Last on our list of guns on sale is the Ruger Security-9 with Hogue grip. Made for concealed carry, the Security-9 has all the features of a top-quality carry gun. The pistol features an internal hammer and smooth trigger, as well as an easier-to-rack slide than found on most striker-fired handguns. The Security-9s frame is constructed with glass-filled nylon with a precision machined, hard-coat, aluminum chassis that contacts the slide with full-length guide rails. Capacity is 10+1, and this particular model also features a Hogue Beavertail HandALL grip! 


Best Sales on Optics & Sights From Our INSIDER Brands

Note that the optics on sale are current to the date we post but might change over time. Check the price to verify that the optics are still available or on sale.

The right optics and sights can make a vast difference in any hunting or shooting scenario. Ask anyone who has gone hunting, scouting, or long-range shooting and they will all tell you the same. Would I use iron sights to hit a mile-long target? Nope. Would I go hog hunting at night without a thermal imaging scope? No way. Would I go scouting for deer without a pair of binoculars? No flippin’ way!

Optics and sights have been a boon to the firearm industry and while they are certainly useful, they can also take major hits to the family budget. Here is a list of some great deals from our INSIDER brands that offer some of the best optics and sights on the market:

Pulsar Talion XG35 Thermal Scope – Save $800

Pulsar Talion XG35 Thermal Scope

First on our list of optics and sights is the Pulsar Talion XG35. The Talion XG35 is a thermal scope that delivers a cutting-edge 640 × 480, 12µm thermal sensor and a precision-crafted 35mm F/1.0 germanium lens. Its 2.0 – 16x magnification range extends detection capabilities up to 1,750 yards.

The Talion XG35’s adjustable objective focus and multi-point mounting interface allows users to precisely adjust the eye relief. Powered by the innovative Pulsar APS5 battery system, it doles out an impressive seven hours of uninterrupted operation on a single charge.

The Talion features a user-friendly navigable button and control wheel system for easy one-handed use. The Talion also features built-in photo and video recording with sound, Wi-Fi connectivity and compatibility with the Stream Vision 2 App.

The Talion XG35 has an IPX7 waterproof rating and a robust magnesium alloy housing, ensuring reliability even in the harshest weather conditions. Plus, with a high recoil rating of up to .375 H&H and 12 gauge, it’s engineered for rugged performance.

Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 Pro 2-8x Thermal Roof Prism Monocular – Save $200.00

Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 Pro 2-8x Thermal Roof Prism Monocular


The Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 Pro thermal monocular features a brand-new 384×288 microbolometer sensor with thermal sensitivity of 25mK and a state-of-the art 640×400 AMOLED display. The Axion 2 XQ35 Pro has extended detection capabilities to over 1,400 yards, catching even the slightest changes in infrared heat for impeccable image quality.

With 2-8x magnification, built-in photo and video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 16GB memory card and a pocket-sized design, the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro is a technological marvel. Supported by the Stream Vision 2 app, shooters can easily record and archive their outings, access firmware updates, transfer files wirelessly and utilize their smartphone or tablet as a secondary display.

At just 0.6 pounds, the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro is crafted from high-quality reinforced magnesium alloy, offering IPX7 protection and operational reliability in temperatures ranging from -13F to 122F. Powered by a Pulsar APS5 Li-ion battery, it has an 11-hour runtime, ensuring extended usage without compromise.

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro 3-12x Thermal Rifle Scope – Save 15%

Pulsar Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro 3-12x Thermal Rifle Scope

Pulsar’s Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro 3-12x Thermal Rifle Scope can detect heat signatures up to 2,000 yards away. The 1024×768 AMOLED display can easily see through visibility-impairing weather conditions like fog, smog, or rain. Its 10-hour battery life and convenient USB-C charging ensure prolonged nighttime adventures without interruption.

Beyond its thermal prowess, the Thermion 2 LRF XQ50 Pro 3-12x offers multiple reticle options and weapon profiles. It can be easily transferred to various firearms without the need for re-zeroing. When adjustments are necessary, its revolutionary Freeze Zeroing enables precise modifications without altering the initial aiming point.

As with many Pulsar products, its integrated photo and video recording capabilities allow users to capture memorable moments in the field.

Pulsar Merger LRF XL50 2.5-20x Thermal Roof Prizm Binocular – Save $800

Pulsar Merger LRF XL50 2.5-20x Thermal Roof Prizm Binocular

The Pulsar Merger LRF XL50 integrates a 1024 HD thermal sensor into the existing Pulsar Merger thermal binocular housing, resulting in Pulsar’s most powerful thermal optic ever made.

Equipped with 2.5-20x variable magnification, the Merger LRF XL50 features a jaw-dropping 1024 x 768, 12µm thermal imaging sensor, providing unparalleled detection capabilities extending up to approximately 2,500 yards, even in poor weather conditions. Enhanced by an advanced fast aperture F50/1.0 germanium lens, 8 color palette options, and dual high-resolution HD AMOLED displays, it delivers exceptional detection and identification capabilities. The Merger ensures spot-on distance assessments in both single measurement and continuous scanning modes thanks to its built-in precision laser rangefinder. Standard features include built-in video and photo recording with 16 GB of free storage space.

Lastly, along with its high-quality reinforced magnesium alloy, the Merger boasts an IPX7 waterproof rating and operates flawlessly within a temperature range of -13 to 122°F.

EOTECH HHS VI Sight – Save $60


No matter the situation, the EOTECH Holographic Hybrid Sight VI (HHS VI) stands ready to deliver spot-on shooting accuracy across all distances. Featuring the EXPS3-2 holographic sight paired with the G43 magnifier, this duo offers exceptional performance in a compact design. With minimal rail space requirements, the night-vision compatible EXPS and the sleek G43 3X magnifier provide substantial shooting advantages without taking up precious space.

Equipped with 20 daylight settings and 10 settings optimized for night-vision devices, the HHS VI ensures optimal visibility in any lighting condition. Built to withstand the elements, this EOTECH sight is water-resistant up to 33 feet, ensuring reliability in adverse environments. Its single CS123 battery has a runtime of up to 1,000 hours.

EOTECH G45 Magnifier – Save $21

EOTECH G45 Magnifier

Out of the gate, the EOTECH G45 Magnifier has a fixed 5x magnification—a perfect partner for a deer hunt or a day at the range. It’s equipped with a quick-detach (QD) mount which easily flips up or down when going from close-quarters combat to distant targets. The gnarled turrets allow rapid adjustments—even while wearing gloves. Compatible with all EOTECH holographic weapon sights, this magnifier offers unmatched versatility to elevate your shooting experience.

EOTECH Vudu FFP Illuminated-Reticle Rifle Scope – Save up to 5%

EOTECH Vudu FFP Illuminated-Reticle Rifle Scope

The EOTECH Vudu FFP Illuminated-Reticle Rifle Scope features an illuminated, glass-etched reticle and a first-focal-plane design. Shooters will appreciate the effortless distance estimation at any magnification level and in all lighting conditions. Crafted with XC high-density, low-dispersion glass, and anti-reflective coated lenses, it ensures optimal light transmission clarity.

The Vudu FFP offers push-button illumination controls which deliver 10 brightness settings and a convenient 2-hour auto-off feature. Made of shock-resistant, aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized finish, it withstands years of hard use. The scope is O-ring sealed for water resistance and is nitrogen-gas purged for fog resistance. Lastly, the Vudu FFP is powered by an included CR2032 battery.

Sightmark Wraith 4K Max 3-24×50 Digital Rifle Scope – Save $300

Sightmark Wraith 4K Max 3-24x50 Digital Rifle Scope

Experience adaptability like never before with the Sightmark Wraith 4K Max 3-24×50 Digital Rifle Scope. Transition effortlessly from full-color daytime mode to either green or black-and-white nighttime modes. Equipped with an advanced 4000×3000 digital CMOS sensor, this scope delivers pristine, high-resolution imaging regardless of lighting conditions.

The removable 850nm IR illuminator, extends nighttime target acquisition capability up to 300 yards. Customize your experience further with 10 reticle options and 9 color choices. With a built-in camera, capture up to 7 hours of HD video of your hunts to share with friends or study animal movements and behaviors. The scope is engineered from shockproof, IP55 water-resistant aluminum to take on hard use in all weather conditions.

Sightmark Presidio 3-18×50 MR2 Rifle Scope – Save $80

Sightmark Presidio 3-18x50 MR2 Rifle Scope

The Sightmark Presidio 3-18×50 MR2 Riflescope offers versatility for close to mid-range shooting in a sleek design. Engineered with shooters in mind, the Presidio 3-18x features a first focal plane reticle calibrated for a maximum caliber of .338, with red reticle illumination for enhanced contrast in low-light conditions, complemented by fully multi-coated optics.

Featuring capped, low-profile turrets with crisp, audible clicks and aggressive exterior knurling, shooters can confidently adjust windage and elevation. Accuracy and durability are enhanced thanks to the built-in zero stops and single-piece aircraft-grade aluminum construction plus the IP67 waterproof and dust-proof ratings.

Sightmark Pinnacle 1-6×24 TMD Rifle Scope – Save $400

Sightmark Pinnacle 1-6x24 TMD Rifle Scope

Built on Sightmark’s Triple Duty concept, the Sightmark 1-6×24 TMD Riflescope is a versatile optic designed for competition, tactical missions, and hunting. The Tactical Mil-Dash first-focal plane reticle offers precise rangefinding and rapid target acquisition. Crafted with precision machining and premium Japanese glass, the Pinnacle 1-6×24 TMD ensures crystal-clear resolution and distortion-free imagery at any magnification.

The red/green illuminated reticle maintains its visual proportion to the target throughout the magnification range, enabling effective rangefinding and holdovers. With true 1x magnification for both-eyes-open usage at close range and a 6x optical system for distant targets, this riflescope offers exceptional versatility. It includes fully adjustable ballistic-tested BDC dials for 5.56×45 55gr and 7.62×51 180gr loads, ensuring precise shot placement.

Featuring constant eye relief, a 6:1 zoom ratio, a wide field of view, and 5 brightness settings, the Pinnacle provides unmatched clarity in various lighting conditions. Waterproof, fog-proof, shock-proof, and the ability to withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter, the Pinnacle is prepared for any adverse weather conditions.

It’s no surprise to us that the Pinnacle boasts a recommendation by the National Tactical Officers Association!

Sightmark Core HX 3-12×56 HDR Hunter Dot Rifle Scope – Save $60

Sightmark Core HX 3-12x56 HDR Hunter Dot Rifle Scope

Last on our list of optics and sights is the Sightmark Core HX 3-12×56 HDR Hunter Dot Riflescope. Engineered to overcome the challenges normally experienced by rifle hunters, this riflescope offers unparalleled versatility in the field and excels in low-light conditions.

With a dependable 3-12 magnification range, it features a 56mm objective lens for enhanced performance in low-light environments and a dot duplex reticle for precise shot placement. Made to complement a variety of hunting rifle calibers, the Core HX 3-12×56 HDR Hunter Dot is constructed from a single piece of rugged aircraft-grade aluminum, ensuring resilience against the most demanding conditions. Shockproof, fog-proof, and waterproof, this reliable optic is built to endure whatever challenges nature throws your way.

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