A holographic sight has a clear dot that is projected as a hologram between two glass plates. The intensity of the dot can be adjusted via the two buttons on the back of the housing. To turn off the dot, the brightness buttons must be pressed simultaneously.
Traditional open sights often use a round notch and pointed grain. The human eye automatically centres to the notch, making it easy for both novice and the experienced shooter to get a good aiming point.
This HWS partially copies that concept, but with a modern twist. This model has a donut reticle with a dot in the middle. This makes it so that the eye automatically centres the dot on target for more intuitive aiming.
To be used with a CR123A battery, this allows you to set a Red or Green reticle to the desired brightness.
A holographic sight is different from a reflex sight. Both are also known as ‘Red Dot’ sights. A holographic sight produces the target as a hologram between two glasses that is clearly visible. The advantage of a Holosight compared to a reflex sight is that they also still work when, for example, the glass is broken (it is a hologram that is projected in the air and therefore not as a reflection on the glass). Reflex sights project a laser onto a glass which is used by the shooter as an indication of his target.