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Elcan SpecterDR 1-4


The SpecterDR 1-4 Dual Role Optical Sight represents a revolution in optical sight design. The world’s first truly dual field of view combat optical sight, the SpecterDR switches instantly from a 4x magnified sight to a 1x CQB sight with the throw of a lever. Unlike zoom sights, the SpecterDR offers an optimized optical path and identical eye relief in both 4x and 1x modes.

Depending upon the situation, the user may adjust the sight to illuminate the crosshair or just a brilliant red dot in the center. In 1x mode, the SpecterDR has by far the largest field of view in the industry. In 4x mode the SpecterDR offers a generous field of view, long eye relief, and ELCAN’S legendary crystal clear image.

The SpecterDR 1-4 offers the best single solution for both Medium Range and CQB engagements and is designed to withstand the rigors of modern professional use.

Optional Adjustable A.R.M.S. Levers

All SpecterDR 1-4 Dual Role Optical Sights come equipped with standard integral A.R.M.S. but you can add Adjustable A.R.M.S. levers as an option. The New MK-II Lever® features a built-in precision adjustment wheel allowing finger tip (no tool) selection to desired tension to fit variations in 1913 Mil-Std Dimensions.  The mounts adjustment wheel comes pre-gauged and locked to the center of the Mil-Std dovetail specs.  The hash marks to the left or right of the adjustment wheels white marked indicator line, represent .002

Optional XOPTEK™ Micro Reflex Sight

Now add the XOPTEK™ Micro Reflex Sight as an included option on your SpecterDR 1-4. The XOPTEK™ Micro Reflex Sight is designed as a lightweight rapid aiming device for pistols and carbines and as an auxiliary sight for long-range magnified optical sights. In operation, the sight projects a brilliantly illuminated red dot into the user's field of view to act as a precise aiming point for close to mid-range targets.



Feature Specification
Magnification 4x / 1x
Length 153mm nominal
Width 74mm nominal
Height 78mm nominal
Weight 660g nominal
Reticle Dual-thickness ballistic crosshair with user-selectable red dot, VSOR rangefinder, and area fire circles.
Aiming Dot diameter 1.5 MoA @ 4x, 6 MoA @ 1x
Ballistic correction: Dual-thickness ballistic crosshair with user-selectable red dot, VSOR rangefinder, and area fire circles.
DFOV14-C1: CX5395 reticle: 100-600m for 5.56 carbine,700-1000m for 5.56mm LMG
DFOV14-C2: CX5396 reticle: 100-600m for 7.62 rifle, 700-1000m for 7.62mm LMG
CQB offset <44mm @ 60m
Field of View 26 deg @ 1x, 6.5 deg @ 4x
FoV @4x 11.4 m @ 100 m (34.2 ft @ 100 yds)
FoV @1x 48.8 m @ 100 m (146.3 ft @ 100 yds)
Illumination source Battery-powered LED
Crosshair illumination 5 settings, AN/PVS-22 compatible
Red Dot illumination 5 settings, AN/PVS-22 compatible
Eye Relief 70mm
Entrance pupil 32mm
Exit pupil 8mm
Nominal focus 150m @ 4x, 70m @ 1x
Fixed focus range 20m to infinity
Battery type CR2032 (3v Lithium)
Battery life 382hrs on max RD/reticle setting, 1730hrs on second highest RD setting, 1208 hrs on second highest reticle setting
Exterior finish Hard-anodized aluminum, gray/black color
Adjustment resolution 0.5 minute of angle
Adjustment range 120 minutes of angle
Base requirement Mil-Std-1913 ‘Picatinny Rail’
Attachment A.R.M.S. Levers
Shockproof: 450 g’s


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13 Reviews

  • 3
    Elcan Specter DR 1-4x 5.56

    Posted by Joel on 2023 Jul 24th

    The optic is well made, robust and very solid. Durability is a non-issue as it was made with a military end user in mind. If you get the adjustable ARMS levers, you can fine tune the lockup to your rail when mounting the optic.The eyebox is pretty tight, similar to an Accupoint 1-4 on 4x but at both 1x and 4x, this isn’t too noticeable if you have a stock with a wide cheek piece that gives you a consistent cheek weld like a B5 SOPMOD. Eye relief is also fairly short, so I have to run the optic with the base flush to the end of the receiver and the adjustable stock 1 position out from the closest for optimal eye relief. Even so, the optic can absolutely be run quickly like a red dot. The biggest con for me was the lack of an adjustable diopter. Those with mild to severe near sightedness will probably struggle seeing the reticle without their glasses, which can introduce problems if the intended use is home defense or SHTF where you may not have fast easy access to prescription glasses. If this optic had an adjustable diopter, or even a clip-on diopter, it would be nearly perfect and would warrant a 5 star score, but since time and aging is something that cannot be avoided, it would be nice to future-proof your optic so that older shooters can continue to enjoy their investment without the need for glasses. in summary, this optic is a very good choice for those who want an optic with military pedigree, who want fast transition between magnification levels, have good vision, are building a rifle where light weight isn’t the primary goal, want an optic that looks cool as hell, and don’t mind running a stock with a wide cheek rest and getting a solid cheek weld when using the optic.

  • 5
    Nothing Else I’d Rather Use

    Posted by JM on 2023 Feb 22nd

    Great quality, great optic. Most importantly, it looks cool on block II build. 10/10 would buy again.

  • 5
    Awesome Optic

    Posted by Andreas Fraenzel on 2022 Sep 30th

    After 3 days of comparing the SpecterDR 1x/4x vs. Eotech HWS EXPs3-0 with Eotech Magnifier G43, I come to the concluding that the Elcan system is the by far bettering integrated solution. Handling is easier, aiming is easier and faster and the red dot on top is a game changer.

  • 5
    Elcan Specter 1/4 7.62

    Posted by Reginald H. Mason on 2022 Sep 12th

    First, I have 3 Elcan Specter scopes- so that pretty much says how I feel about these scopes! Fantastic quality- super glass and durable. If you can afford you will not be let down!

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Schopf on 2022 Feb 1st


  • 5
    Perfektes Produkt

    Posted by Mark Legler on 2021 Nov 22nd

    Perfekt verarbeitetes Produkt. Einfach genial.

  • 5

    Posted by Randolph C Limjoco on 2021 Nov 10th

    I'm pleaded with the design, construction, fit and operation of my SPECTERDR

  • 4
    Elcan Specter DR

    Posted by Mark on 2021 Sep 8th

    Nice glass and reticle. Eye relief isn’t great but I guess that’s the trade-off for good glass and a nicely illuminated reticle. Quick detach mount is solid. Love it.

  • 5
    Elcan SpectreDR

    Posted by Unknown Assailant on 2021 Sep 2nd

    Top of the line gear. Solid like a brick. A sexy brick. Best glass ive looked thru yet. You could buy something else, but you will always wish you bought the Elcan.

  • 5
    Its great!

    Posted by Steve on 2021 May 9th

    Its foockin great!

  • 5

    Posted by Scott on 2021 Apr 9th

    There's a reason it's still around. Does what it does without issue.

  • 5
    Gets Better Every Generation

    Posted by Sylar on 2020 Nov 23rd

    This is my 3rd Elcan, and first time purchasing new and direct from ATI. The product itself needs no further props, other than perhaps that I prefer the 1-4x versus the 1.5-6x if nothing more than the weight advantage. Best field of view, superior optical clarity, and simply awesome even if just using it to take down white tail as is my intention. An additional shout-out to ATI; received a personal email confirmation as soon as I submitted my order, with quick shipping from UPS and expected superior packaging. I will be not only a repeat but a lifetime customer!

Q: How is the reticle calibrated?
A: The 5.56mm reticle is calculated using 62gr M855 ammunition from a 16” M4 barrel.The 7.62mm reticle is a blended reticle, using data from 147gr M80 and 168gr match ammunition from a 20” AR10 barrel.

Q: What parts of the reticle illuminate?
A: The crosshairs illuminate for a brilliant aim point through the whole magnification range, the Rapid Aiming Feature does not.

Q: What does the optic come with?
A: The optic comes equipped with Tenebraex scope covers and KillFLASH ARD, a LensPen, and battery.

Q: How do I know the optic is authentic?
A: Armament Technology has been in business for over 30 years and is the master distributer for SAI Optics. If you are purchasing from the Armament Technology Amazon store, we ensure the authenticity of the optic.

Q: Does it come with a mount?
A: No, you will have to provide a mount of your choice.

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