At IWA 2017 GECO introduced the Black riflescope series, which has been designed specifically for tactical sports shooters and law enforcement. We had the opportunity to try out the 1-8×24i Tac riflescope at the range.
GECO Black 1-8×24i Tac: riflescope for tactical shooting
The GECO Black riflescope has everything a discerning marksman would expect. It combines excellent optics with a robust housing and a military design. During the test, the integrated horseshoe reticle allowed for a combination of intuitive quick shots at short distances and precise shots at greater distances. The illuminated reticle is located in the 1st focal plane and switches off automatically if not used for a while. Above all, this conserves battery life.
The GECO Black 1-8×24i Tac with 8× zoom performed excellently on our Schmeisser Dynamic Semi-Auto. The riflescope could be used as a red dot sight without magnification with both eyes open. This makes it absolutely ideal for dynamic rifle shooting (IPSC Rifle).
Adjustments can be made easily using the turrets — even when wearing gloves. The magnification of up to 8× is infinitely adjustable and the image is outstanding.
Technical data of the GECO Black 1-8×24i Tac riflescope
|Central tube diameter:||34 mm|
|Field of view (m/100):||35,0 - 4,4 m|
|Total length:||273 mm|
|Total weight:||770 g|
|Price:||1,899 euros (recommended retail price)|
Test summary for GECO Black 1-8×24i riflescope
The GECO Black 1-8×24i Tac riflescope leaves nothing to be desired. It has everything a high-quality tactical riflescope for sports shooters should. The high-quality optics and the robust exterior were very well received in the test. GECO gives a 10-year warranty on the riflescope.