After listening to customer feedback, Vortex did an upgrade to the AMG UH-1 holographic sight. The Gen II version has a sleeker design and a larger rear window for improved field of view.
In the company’s own words:
Just look at the brand-new, American made AMG UH-1 Gen II: Tactically-minded shooters loved the Gen I’s rugged reliability and lightning-quick target acquisition in close quarters, but they craved night-vision compatibility. The AMG UH-1 Gen II answers that call in a big way.
With four night-vision compatible settings and a dedicated night-vision button, the Gen II is ready to light the way, day and night, keeping the incredibly fast EBR-CQB reticle clear. For quick transitions between night-vision and daylight performance, the Gen II features immediate recall to a shooter’s last daylight setting.
To make target acquisition even faster, we’ve increased the viewing window’s already generous size. And target acquisition isn’t the only thing that’s gotten faster: A truly toolless battery cover makes battery replacement fast and easy to keep your Gen II up and running.
Here’s the product overview video:
How does the Gen II compare to the Gen 1?
As Vortex describes it:
Hold up the new AMG UH-1 Gen II next to the Gen I and you’ll notice the Gen II is sleeker, with a bigger rear window. (Not to mention it looks amazing.) But go beneath the surface, and you’ll see the difference between the Gen I and the Gen II is as clear as day and night.
At the same time, shooters will find all the features that made the Gen I such a powerful tactical solution. The incredibly clean and intuitive reticle is simple and fast, and FHQ technology virtually eliminates stray light emissions for stealth movement with no forward signature. Also included is the integrated quick-disconnect mount for easy on, easy off convenience.
The best part is, Vortex was able to build all that innovation into a lighter platform, giving shooters even more maneuverability.
AMG UH-1 Gen II Specs
- Mount Type: Weaver/Picatinny
- Magnification: 1x
- Dot Color: Bright Red
- Dot Size: 1 MOA
- Eye Relief: Unlimited
- Adjustment Graduation: 1/2 MOA
- Max Elevation Adjustment: 100 MOA
- Max Windage Adjustment: 100 MOA
- Parallax Setting: Parallax Free
- Length: 3.9 inches
- Weight: 11.0 oz
As Vortex says, the AMG® UH-1 Gen II proves that when you listen to your customers, great things happen.
· $799.99 – AMG UH-1 Gen II Holographic Sight
Update: See Garand Thumb’s review of the AMG UH-1 GenII holographic sight.
“Vortex has once again knocked it out of the park.” -Garand Thumb.
About Vortex Optics: American owned, veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces, and distributes a complete line of premium sport optics, accessories, and apparel. Dedicated to providing unrivaled customer service and exceptional quality, Vortex backs its products with the unconditional, transferrable, lifetime VIP Warranty. Built on over 30 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex® has emerged as a leader in the optics market.