The POSP series is world famous for its quality and is current military issue for the Red Army. It is built battlefield-tough from magnesium alloy and has fully multi-coated optics. Any picture of current Russian operations in Chechnya and elsewhere show these scopes in abundance. The most advanced Eastern optic available, the POSP 3-9x42 (military designation 1P21) is available in 3-9x or 4-12x power. This tank of a scope has a dual illuminated (two bulbs) reticle and automatic elevation adjustments; it is virtually an automatic version of the original POSP. Take time to find out about the benefits of the advanced metering grid that it uses. You'll always know your kill distance. Baseline zero of the sight is accomplished by the use of two recessed turret adjusters. Once this is done, the sight uses a one-knob adjusting wheel for all three functions of zoom, range estimation, and angle of adjustment of the sight. Once the user zooms in to fit the target into a scale located on the rangefinder, the scope has already estimated the range. Range in hundreds of meters is indicated at the top of the sight reticle. Although based upon the 7.62x54R caliber of weapons, this sight will also be useful on other calibers of rifles. The POSP features a red illuminated reticle which allows you to make perfect kill shots in dusk conditions. Illumination is provided by a simple diode; check our Accessories section for a variety of replacement diodes in various colors. Laser-equipped models come with a professional tactical laser sight (red, 650 nm) which significantly increases aiming accuracy and target acquisition. The laser dot is 1.2 MOA (35 mm) at 50 meters. All POSP's feature professionally ground, crystal clear optics, nitrogen filling to prevent lens fogging, and larger diameter tubes for improved light gathering under the most severe conditions. Probably the best scope, dollar for dollar, in the world, it is waterproof and can be used in any climate condition. It comes with a high quality mil-spec finish, and with everything shown in the picture: rubber lens cap, eye piece, and nylon carrying case. If you want the look and performance of a true POSP and place a premium on shooting comfort, this is your best choice. This scope is equipped with the Russian Standard Small Arms Mounting System that can be easily mounted to any automatic weapon with a side rail. It can not be mounted on any Western mounts such as a Weaver-style mount, etc. Although originally designed for the SVD Dragunov and PKM machine gun, The POSP 3-9x42 uses the standard night vision base clamp system, which will correctly fit all types of both AK and SVD side plates. This sight fits low to the receiver, lower than most POSP models, and therefore it provides a wonderful cheek weld on standard military stocks. Because of this, it also sits more to the left than some POSP models, and therefore may not be suitable for some left handed shooters. The POSP series uses standard, readily available watch batteries. Side rails, replacement mount bottoms and batteries can be found in our Accessories section.
Be sure to check out our available accessories for the POSP scopes. Details are covered in the video below.