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Holosun symbols, letters (A, B, C, G, M, R5, G5, U, T, L, FL, FDE, HS, HE, R, GD, GR, RD, ACSS)

Red dot sights made by Holosun are a great choice for those who are looking for a quality, affordable red dot sight. Even though these devices are made in China, they perform well and even better than some more expensive red dot sights on the market. Holosun uses special symbols (letters) to indicate the function of the device. Because the meaning of these symbols is scarcely explained anywhere on the web, we have decided to list all their symbols and their meanings here to help the users and potential buyers.

Holosun HS

HS – a Holosun standard, non-elite model. The illumination of the device is red and the housing is made of aluminum.

a Holosun standard, non-elite model

a Holosun standard, non-elite model

Holosun HE

HE – a Holosun Elite model. 'Elite' indicates that the device has one or two of the following characteristics:

  • titanium housing
  • green illumination
  • gold illumination
HE – Holosun Elite. The model in the picture is referred to as 'Elite' because of the green illumination.

HE – Holosun Elite. The model in the picture is referred to as 'Elite' because of the green illumination.

Holosun A

A – The battery compartment is located at the bottom of the device. The red dot sight features a unique mount made by Holosun (other Paralow devices have the same footprint as Aimpoint Micro).

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'A' means that the battery compartment is at the bottom of the device

'A' means that the battery compartment is at the bottom of the device

Holosun B

B – The battery compartment is located at the side of the device. To access it, the user has to pry open the battery tray.

Holosun devices marked with 'B' have a tray for the battery compartment

Holosun devices marked with 'B' have a tray for the battery compartment

Holosun C

C – the device features a solar panel. The battery is in the tray on the side.

'C' means that the device features a solar panel

'C' means that the device features a solar panel (HS403C)

Holosun G

G – The battery compartment is located at the side of the device. To access it, the user has to remove the round-shaped cover.

'G' stands for the round-shaped battery compartment on the side of the device

'G' stands for the round-shaped battery compartment on the side of the device (HE530G-RD Elite)

Holosun M

M – The device is made out of strong, military-grade T7076 aluminum and features a glossy finish.

HS515GM comes with a glossy finish

HS515GM is made out of military-grade T7076 aluminium and features a glossy finish.

Holosun R5

R5 – The device features a visible red laser.

R5 means that the device features a visible red laser

'R5' means that the device features a visible red laser

Holosun G5

G5 – The device features a visible green laser.

G5 means that the device features a visible green laser

'G5' means that the device features a visible green laser

Holosun U

U – The turrets for elevation and windage adjustments are shrouded (protected from the sides).

'U' means that the device has shrouded (protected) turrets

'U' means that the device has shrouded (protected) turrets

Holosun T

T – The device is made of titanium.

HE508T-RD Is made of titanium

HE508T-RD Is made of titanium

Holosun L

L – This symbol indicates a new, improved model that retained the features of the previously introduced model (with the device HS403GL, for example, symbol “L” indicates that it is an improved model of the HS403G device).

an upgraded version of the former 403G model

An upgraded version of the former 403G model

Holosun FL

FL – The device features flip-up covers (Paralow models with number '1' in their names (e.g. HS515CM) come with flip-up covers by default)

FL stands for flip-up covers

'FL' stands for flip-up covers

Holosun FDE

FDE – The device comes in flat dark earth color.

the 'FDE' colour

the 'FDE' colour

Holosun RD

RD – The product features red illumination.

'RD' models come with red illumination

'RD' models come with red illumination (HE508T-RD)

Holosun GR

GR The product features green illumination.

'GR' models come with green illumination

'GR' models come with green illumination (HE403B-GR)

Holosun GD

GD The product features gold illumination.

'GD' models come with gold illumination

'GD' models come with gold illumination (HE403R-GD)

Holosun R

R The device has a rotary switch for illumination control instead of buttons.

'R' models come with a rotary switch for illumination control instead of buttons

'R' models come with a rotary switch for illumination control instead of buttons

'R' models come with a rotary switch for illumination control instead of buttons

'R' models come with a rotary switch for illumination control instead of buttons

Holosun ACSS

ACSS – the device comes with Primary Arms' CQB ACSS reticle.

HS503G-ACSS comes with Primary Arms' CQB ACSS reticle

HS503G-ACSS comes with Primary Arms' CQB ACSS reticle

 

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