ARP 131 - Interview with Vortex Optics


Welcome to Episode #131 of the AR15 Podcast. We’ve got Vortex Optics with us this week to talk about their company and their extensive line of scopes, red dots, binoculars and more.  We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers.

Main Topic:  Reuben Aleckson: Vortex Optics

History of the Company

Reuben’s involvement

-Customer interaction

-3 Gun Competitor

How do you segment your products?

AR Specific Lines?

Sparc II

Strikefire II

Spitfire 3X

Viper PST

Strike Eagle

What differentiates one optic from another?

What differentiates Vortex from everyone else?

What Optics parallel the other competitor’s models

Aimpoint CompM3 = Strikefire II

ACOG = Spitfire 3X

Trijicon RMR = Razor Red Dot

VCOG = Razor HD Gen II

Products to look out for in the future?

Where to pick up Vortex?


-Social Media

Otis Technology:

May 25: @msr300blk

May 31:  Billy W. - @bigbiller on Instagram

June 7: Chris Inouye

June 14: David Michaelson

June 21: Daniel McElwain

June 28: Rick Rasnic

July 5: Roger Morris!

The fine folks at Otis Technology have sent over a mountain of rifle maintenance tools and cleaning kits for the AR-15 and AR-10.  We’ve been tasked with giving them away.  Watch for the special posts on Facebook and Instagram to get a chance to win some of the awesome products made by Otis Technology.  We’ll give away a complete MSR Cleaning kit in either 5.56 or 7.62 in the middle of each month up until Christmas, when we’ll give away a complete Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System to one lucky listener.  During the alternating weeks, we’ll be giving away a host of Otis tools and cleaning supplies.