Hunters, varmint shooters and metallic-silhouette competitors will appreciate the new Nikon Monarch UCC 2.5-8x28 handgun scope, designed to complement today's powerful handguns. This scope incorporates precision-ground, polished lenses coated with Nikon's Ultra ClearCoat. It is outfitted in a one-inch body tube formed from aircraft-grade aluminum, and the scope is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for waterproof, shockproof, fogproof performance. The Nikoplex reticle and quick-focus eyepiece allow for fast, accurate target acquisition and focus. Low-profile, hand-turn windage and elevation adjustment knobs offer precise 1/4-MOA click adjustments, and the dials are ridged, making them easy to operate with gloves. The new Monarch is available in silver or matte black finishes and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Suggested retail price is $444 for silver finish, $424 for matte. Contact Nikon Sport Optics, Dept. HG, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064; (800) 247-3464; www.nikonusa.com.