Spotlight: Holosun Technologies committed to creating optic and laser technologies for LE needs
The company saw a need for high quality, feature-packed optical and laser sights for officers who wanted more than what was currently available
Company name: Holosun Technologies
Headquarters: City of Industry, Calif.
Signature Product: Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight (AEMS) and 509T X2 pistol optic
1. Where did your company name originate from?
The Holosun name combines "Holo" from holographic and "sun" as in solar which is currently one of our key technologies. Early on, Holosun was a supplier/manufacturer of holographic and laser sight components, but we have since moved on to focus on reflective LED and laser sighting systems.
2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
Holosun already had an extensive background in laser and LED technology. We saw a need for high quality, feature-packed optical and laser sights for users who wanted more than what was currently available. Since then, our optical sights with Solar Failsafe and Shake Awake technologies along with our Multi-reticle Systems (MRS) have gained immense popularity among professional users, competitors and self-defenders.
3. What is your signature product and how does it work?
Our signature products would be our new AEMS (Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight) and our new 509T X2 pistol optic.
AEMS combines a large field of view in a compact, lightweight rifle optic package. 509T X2 is a titanium, enclosed LED pistol optic system that provides the proven durability of an enclosed system with Holosun reliability. Although these are rifle and pistol optics, respectively, they offer the same feature set that makes Holosun optics so popular including Solar Failsafe, Shake Awake and our Multi-reticle Systems.
4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the police community?
Keeping up with the times is very essential in certain areas. For example, Holosun pistol optics are far superior to iron sights for many reasons, most importantly safety. If an officer is forced to draw their weapon, having a target-focus, as opposed to a front sight focus, provides faster sight picture acquisition and allows the LEO to keep their eyes focused on an attacker's hands. Pistol mounted optics also provide a noticeable increase in accuracy and precision, which is of utmost importance.
5. What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
The biggest challenge Holosun has faced was keeping up with the demand during 2020 and 2021. We saw a tremendous increase in demand for Holosun optics from both professional users and non-LEO end users. This unprecedented demand had our factory at full capacity to meet the needs of our customers.
6. What makes your company unique?
Holosun is unique because we listen to end user feedback and combine that feedback with our own technology to produce innovative products. We are fortunate to have relationships with key figures within the law enforcement and firearms training communities who provide input during product development.
7. What do your customers like best about you and your products?
Holosun customers have the confidence they are getting the best products with the best features at the best price. They know they can rely on our customer service to provide swift, friendly after-sale support with replacement parts, warranty service and technical support.
8. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?
Law enforcement is a tough job and Holosun appreciates the men and women who work every day to improve the lives of Americans. It is very rewarding when a local deputy or officer visits our office with a Holosun pistol optic on their duty weapon. Knowing that agencies like the L.A. County Sheriff's Department approve Holosun 407/507/508/509 pistol optic models for duty use gives a feeling of pride as an equipment supplier to our local law enforcement.
9. Do you support any charitable organizations within public safety or the community? Tell us more.
Yes, absolutely. With our office located in Los Angeles County, we work with the LASD and our local station supporting various fundraising events. This year we were happy to be involved in events benefitting our local sheriff station's Youth Activities League and their wellness/athletic programs.
10. Is there any fun fact or trivia that you'd like to share about your company?
One fun fact about Holosun that we are proud of is that roughly half our staff are military veterans who have served in the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force.
11. What's next for your company? Any upcoming new projects or initiatives?
Holosun will introduce several new products at SHOT Show in 2022. We invite your readers to visit our booth or visit holosun.com during the show for more details.