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What is the NTOA?

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is a leader in testing and evaluation for tactical products, determining suitability and performance in law enforcement applications. The mission of the National Tactical Officers Association is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. NTOA testing covers a wide arrangement of guns, gear, and accessories that officers deploy to achieve their mission, including Primary Arms optics.

The NTOA’s testing draws from many criteria, evaluating products by their build quality, ease-of-use, design features, and practicality for law enforcement operations. These tests cover weeks of analysis and trial usage, grading products according to at least 6 of the 13 major testing criteria listed below. To pass, the product must average at least a 3 across all criteria. The NTOA grants special awards to products that perform exceptionally well, achieving ‘Silver’ rating with a 4-4.49 average, or a ‘Gold’ rating with 4.5+.

Below, you’ll find the full listing of NTOA recommended optics, including rifle scopes, prism scopes, red dot sights, and accessories.

NTOA Awarded Primary Arms Scopes

Our rifle scopes offer superior precision for the most exacting marksmanship. Both duty carbines and marksman rifles can leverage the innovative optical technologies in rifle scopes to improve high-speed precision for any engagement distance. Combined with the power of the ACSS reticle system, Primary Arms Optics rifle scopes go above and beyond for officers in the field.

The NTOA has tested and recommended these Primary Arms Optics rifle scopes:

NTOA Awarded Primary Arms Prism Scopes

Our prism scopes prioritize durability, precision, and innovation. These optics draw from the most rugged designs on the market, ensuring that the user can count on their prism scopes through all the hazards and impacts of field use. With a variety of magnification options, these prism scopes are suitable from close quarters to long range.

The NTOA has tested and recommended these Primary Arms Optics prism scopes:

NTOA Awarded Primary Arms Red Dots

Red dot sights are the cornerstone of close-quarters combat optics. With unlimited eye relief and a fast-acquisition dot reticle, red dot sights are the common choice for many duty carbines. Primary Arms Optics red dot sights carry a reputation for exceptional durability and value, making them suitable for almost any budget.

The NTOA has tested and recommended these Primary Arms Optics red dot sights:

NTOA Awarded Primary Arms Mounts

Your optics are only as good as your mounting system, so Primary Arms Optics is committed to bringing the best possible optic mounts at any price point. Using industry-leading hardware and innovative engineering, our optic mounts allow you to achieve greater torque values while preventing rust and corrosion that might compromise your optic’s reliability.

The NTOA has tested and recommended these Primary Arms Optics optic mounts:

Primary Arms Optics Mission


Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seeks to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.


We were founded based on a simple idea that has become the cornerstone of our business: To provide firearms enthusiasts, professional shooters, and servicemen and women the highest quality and affordable prices.