Don Edwards

Testing Steiner's Gun Optics

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Duration:   11  mins

In PDN’s first Product Showcase Live Event, the gun optics company featured was Steiner Optics. If you missed the live event, watch this extended video to see what Steiner is doing in terms of personal-defense optics.

Steiner Optics is known as a high-quality brand that’s been in existence since the late 1940s, designing and manufacturing binoculars, riflescopes, and other optical products. Steiner is perhaps more well-known among firearms professionals for its technical innovations in gun optics and products geared toward military and law enforcement, but the company has a lot happening in the consumer market also. Let’s find out more.


Through his company Greenline Tactical, Don Edwards is one of the premier trainers for night fighting. He trains professionals as well as private citizens, and we’re proud to have him as a PDN Contributor. Don tells us more about Steiner gun optics. The P4Xi is an LPVO (Low Power Variable Optic) riflescope that can be quickly and easily adjusted from 1X to 4X. This model is popular on law enforcement patrol rifles.


Steiner’s DRS 1X is a more traditional scope that functions similarly to other red-dot optics. Lightweight, compact and simple to use, the DRS 1X is perfect for home defense. Don presents the features of this close-quarters optic, and Rob Pincus joins him on the range for a demonstration of its capabilities.


Steiner also makes lasers, and Don shows us a Dual Beam Aiming Laser – Advanced 3. It’s a Class 1 version, which means it’s civilian legal and not as high powered as military lasers. The DBAL-A3 has an IR laser pointer, IR illuminator, and green laser pointer in a single compact unit. It features an adjustable IR illuminator for better illumination at longer ranges, dual activation switches, and high/low power modes. If you want a high-quality laser as part of your defensive gear, the DBAL-A3 is available for the commercial market.

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