Handgun Scope 3-12x32mm

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The 3-12x32mm Burris Handgun Scope is designed for handgun shooters that refuse to accept compromises. It allows shooting handguns at significant distances,  but still maintains the eye-relief and ruggedness that pistols require.

MSRP: $575

Compatible Reticles

Ballistic Plex™
Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics
Simple, highly effective compensating reticle

Available On: Handgun
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Ballistic Plex | Burris Optics


Item Number
Knob Style
Objective Lens Diameter
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Ocular Lens Diameter
Focal Plane
Main Tube Size
Field of View
Eye Relief
Exit Pupil
Click Value
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Adjustable Parallax
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Ballistic Plex™
Matte Black
Capped Hunting
44 mm
32 mm
38 mm
1 in.
14 low - 4 high (ft. @ 100 yds.)
10 - 19 in. at low, 10-12.5 in. at high
11 low - 2.7 high (mm)
1/8 in. @ 100 yds.
28 in. @ 100 yds.
28 in. @ 100 yds.
Objective PA
25 yds. - infinity
10.8 in.
16.0 oz.
Handgun Scopes
  • Features the Ballistic Plex™ reticle, the most simple, effective, and elegant trajectory-compensating reticle for hunting
  • Long-range accuracy in a simple design that’s easy to use
  • Can be matched with any caliber or bullet weight
  • Parallax adjustment for improved accuracy at long distances
  • Designed for handgun hunters who need a robust scope to handle the harshest recoil
  • Compact
  • Long eye relief, ideal when hunting with a powerful handgun
  • High-grade optical glass for excellent brightness and clarity and lasting durability
  • Quality, precision-ground lenses are larger than comparable scopes for better light transmission
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating aids in low-light performance and glare elimination, increasing your success rate
  • Double internal spring-tension system allows the scope to hold zero through shock, recoil, and vibrations
  • Positive steel-on-steel adjustments ensure repeatable accuracy
  • Waterproof
  • Nitrogen-filled scope tubes prevent internal fogging even in cold and rain
  • Durable, stress-free, solid 1-piece outer tube withstands shock and vibrations of even the heaviest-recoiling calibers
  • 1-in. body tube
  • Guaranteed by the Burris Forever Warranty
Handgun Scope Manual
October 29, 2015
New for 2022 | Burris Optics
May 23, 2022
Handgun Scope 3-12x32mm is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 80.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Had a problem with the eyepiece I bought this brand new in the box. When I opened it up and tried to adjust the eyepiece to focus on the retical it wouldn't move. I noticed a lot of exposed threads and assumed it had been backed all the way out and was stuck there. Not wanting to force it, I sent it back to Burris for repair or replacement. I'll update this rating based on the results. I currently own 3 other Burris optics and they are stellar.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from previous purches please don't print this. Ordered a 3x12 from Optics Planet. Received w/o fact. sticker or plastic wrapper.(open box,used ?) The elevation was not working, form all the way up to down, did not matter. Upon contacting them 3 days later nada..Have 2 2-7 and a 7x great. just old and need more. Will prob. end up sending back to ya'all for repair. Your warrenty beats all else. Little diapointed
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I replaced my Burris Scout Scope I replaced my Burris Scout Scope with this one because of the higher magnification and it works great. I have a much better view of my target now and I'm glad they came out with this more powerful model.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like it should I have only shot a box of shells with it. I have it on a 6.5 that has stout recoil , so far holding zero well and clear glass. At first I wasnt sure bout the fine plex , I thought a heavier plex would be faster to aim, but as I use, it I have decided with a scope this size the fine crosshairs make it faster to find the target ,doesnt block it out, I am very pleased at this point
Date published: 2021-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear glass, durable, easy to use I have 6 of these, in 3x12 and 2x7. Each one had served me well. I have the 3x12 BP's on my longer range XP100's. After running the velocity of the specific handgun, I use the Burris Ballistic program and get my drops on the ballistic lines. Record them on a card, go shoot at those distances to verify and then hunt. Great scope. Never had one fail.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye Relief The eye relief is very good and is able to hold the gun to the side when hunting,
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than most I’ve used I am part of a group of four that shoot S&W 41’s at a local range. I’ve used dot sights on my 7” barrel until we started shooting at 3/4” dots at 25 yards. I put this scope on my 41 and first noticed it’s light transmission was great throughout the zoom range. Now I’ll start punching these tiny dots with my friends. Couldn’t be happier!
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice My cross hairs in my scope broke after a box of shells
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed at present Product seems defective new out of the box. This is contrary my experience with other Burris optics, of which I have 3 examples. I have messaged customer service and am waiting a reply. I have every confidence that Burris will make things right, but this was not a good start.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchase of new Burris Handgun Scope Model 200298 I purchased this particular scope after reading various reviews on available handgun scopes for a Magnum 44 revolver. I must say to date I have had no problems and am very happy with the price, clarity and variable performance of this optic.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2-7x32 I bought this scope a month ago got it on bore sighted it and you can’t hit anything try to pull the target up and the scope becomes a peep sight adjusted the eye relief nothing goi g to take this off and get something better
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality scope I recently purchased the scope to mount on a hunting pistol. The overall brightness & clarity is readily obvious when you pick the scope up. Although I have yet to use it on the pistol, I don't anticipate any issues.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a replacement for a defective scope. The first scope withstood 30 shots from a Ruger Blackhak 44 rem mag. I didn't get a chance to sight in the pistol yet . Hope the replacement is better than the first one.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear optics Clear optics,all moving parts move smoothly,excellent reticle,nice anti glare finish,only disappointment was not being made in the USA as are all my other Burris pistol scopes,time will tell if it's as well made.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Confused, Not Repaired I sent my Burris 2 1/2x-7X to Burris Warranty Repair because after 10 years of using it, I took it out of the case one day and was not able to bring the sight picture back closer than 12 inches from my eye to sight it in. It appears as though you were looking at it backwards. I just received it back and it states that it was re-centered, recoiled, and fog tested. SCOPE IS AN LER OR LONG EYE RELIEF USED FOR SCOUT MOUNT OR PISTOL APPLICATIONS. Okay, I'm aware of that however, something changed and you can no longer bring the sight picture closer than about 12 inches from your eye and have any clarity. Something changed. This was my fathers scope mounted on a TC 223, I have fired it so many times on so many different occasions. Something changed in the ability to bring the sight picture closer for seated/supported firing than holding it out a foot away at the firing table. Very happy with the turn around time, however not so happy with the turn around result they did not correct the problem with the sight picture. My ratings on this product are from the first 10 years of use.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 600 yard shot! This my Encore that I built with a 270 barrel. It is topped with a custom mounted 3-12 Burris Hand Gun Scope and Burris Rings. I was able to make a 600 yard shot on a full size IPSC target with this scope.
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I'm very pleased with the clarity of this scope. I'm still struggling with the eye relief. Over all it's every bit as good as all the other Burris products I've relied on.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great easy to zero and the best warranty Easy to use and great warranty.our shooting group uses burris because of price and the posted lifetime warranty.we use the optics for ar15.red dots for handguns and shotguns
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I had my handgun scope mounted a week before deer gun season. This scope is absolutely amazing great look & easy to see out of! I’d recommend it to anyone that’s serious!!
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bang for the buck You can spend more money if your ego makes you but you will not get a better scope for the money nor will you get quality that is unsurpassed by more expensivtive scopes.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice scope I bought this scope a little while ago for my smith& wesson performance center Xvr 460 magum hunter model with the 14 inch barrel. Its a perfect match for that weapon
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Scope This a great scope for the money. I mounted it on a Savage Super Striker pistol in .223 caliber. I plan to take some prairie dogs with the combination.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burris Hand Gun Family I have a few Thompson Center Encore and Contender pistols and they all are topped with Burris Hand Gun Scopes. Burris makes the best scopes!!!
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too early to tell! Just came in, now I have to install/boresight and go to the range! The scope should be fine for a 22mag pistol, if the weather permits.
Date published: 2019-12-14
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear lens, great reticle for pistol shoot l purchased this scope few weeks ago, not mounted on the TC Contender yet but will work as expected and some.....
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scope repair Sent my scope for a check up. The process was easy, scope was returned in less than 2 weeks. Great service
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great long lasting scope Scope is 20yrs old, several hundred 375 Winchester and too many .223 to count. Great scope for the money
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear and robust,,! Got this for my .500 .holding up well.we will see how it goes but so far it's been great
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glass I just picked this up. Great clarity. I'm excited to test ballistic reticle accuracy.
Date published: 2017-02-03
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Can I get target turrets for the 3-12 handgun scope?

Asked by: Thinds
We currently do not offer target turrets for the handgun scopes.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-02-08

what is the eye relief for the 2-7 handgun scope?

Asked by: Vinnie11
Hello, 9.2-12 inches. (For additional specs please see the specs tab above)
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2020-01-23

The parallax adjust claims it adjusts down to 7 yards. Will focus remain clear at 7 yards when set on highest magnification? I shoot a local club at 10 meters and am currently using a BSA scope and anything higher than 4x becomes distorted.

Asked by: dyates
Yes that scope is intended for that sort of very short range use!
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-01-23

How do you adjust the focus on the 2-7x32mm handgun scope? Does it have a movable lock ring or european style eyepiece.

Asked by: freddie
Hello, It features a European style eyepiece.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2022-06-04

Do the handgun Burris 2x20 scopes have 1 inch tubes? Are they made in C. O. ? Are they warranted for life?

Asked by: Feef
They have a 1" tube, are made in the Philippines, and are backed by the lifetime Forever Warranty.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-01-09

On the 3-12 Handgun scope, what are the MOA equivalents of the Ballistic Plex drop lines at 12 power? How about at 3 power?

Asked by: mk300
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2019-03-22

What is the weight on the handgun 2x20mm scope?

Asked by: Legoland
Hello, As per the specs on this page: 13oz
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-31

What is the eye relief of these 2-7 handgun scopes?

Asked by: Brent 75
Hello, 9-21 inches. For additional information, please scroll up to specs.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-24

What are the dimensions of the 200298 scope?

Asked by: Buz 1
Hello, Specs are located here: https://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/handgun-scopes-series/handgun-scope-2-7x32mm
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-18

Will the 200298 fit factory Ruger rings on a super Blackhawk ?

Asked by: Red Ryder
This will depend on the height of the rings.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-03

How can I obtain replacement turret caps for my Burris 2-7x32 Scout Scope?

Asked by: dporsay
For parts requests please visit: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-06-20

Which red dot optical solution would you suggest for a S&W 460? Also please confirm that it would be covered under your lifetime replacement warranty.

Asked by: Paul5577
All products are covered by the Forever Warranty. As for which red dot, that depends highly on personal preference. It seems you selected a scope. I would recommend a Fastfire red dot.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-30

Hi,       Is the 3x12 handgun scope available in Australia? Cheers Mal in au

Asked by: MGMAN
It sure is! BERETTA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PO Box 4258 3164 Dandenong South Telephone: +61 3 9799 510 Telefax: +61 3 9799 5199 email: info@berettaaustralia.com www.berettaaustralia.com.au
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-05-25

My windage adjustment knob has a R and arrow. Does that mean R clicks correct to the right and vice versa,

Asked by: Ole Jack
Right would mean you are adjusting your point of impact to move to the right. "Chase your group", essentially.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-04-06

At what distance is the Handgun Scope 2x20mm designed to be parallax free?

Asked by: Texs
100 yards.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-04-05

Sorry to be a pest...can you tell me the what features/specs the 200220 doesn't have that the new 2X20's have? I'm looking at a lightly used 200220 for $100.

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, The only differences were purely cosmetic. We had a branding/logo change about 3 years ago.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-03-20

I have 3 3x12 pistol scopes and i lost one of the turret caps

For parts requests please visit: https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-02-21

Where is the #200291 handgun scope made? I need a scope for my new .44 mag. revolver. I'm an old Burris fan from the days when all scopes were made in CO.

Asked by: Lakeside442
It is made in the Philippines.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-01-28

Will this scope handle the recoil of a 500 S&W Magnum revolver?

Asked by: Nate222
Yes. It is suggested that quality rings are used, such as the Burris Signature Rings, and that the manufacturers installation and torques specifications are followed.
Answered by: TeamBurris4
Date published: 2017-12-04

Do you make this scope in silver? I have a TC Pro Hunter pistol that is ss and would like nice with this scope.

Asked by: Larry77
The 3-12x handgun scope is not available in silver. The 2-7x and the 2x20 both have a nickel option.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2018-06-23

Is this scope available in a stainless steel finish. I am looking at the 2x7x32 pistol scope.

Asked by: lotsaluckhh
Item 200298 is available in nickel. It's silver, but not stainless.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2017-11-30

Hi dear  I am living in newzealand, i need 2,3 scope and other stuff . Do you guys shipping in newzealand

Asked by: Yaad
We certainly do! Beretta New Zealand 146 Rockfield Road P.O.Box 12009 PENROSE, AUCKLAND Tel. 0064 957 13370 Fax 0064 957 12271 email: berettanewzealand.co.nz
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-11-01

I have a 3rd adjustment just below my windage .It has a screw adjustment.What does it do? Sam

Asked by: osammy1
Hello, That is a Posi-Lock system. For use instructions please consult your manual.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-04-02

I have a Burris 2-7X32mm scope mounted on my .41 S&W. Had it done in a gun shop The eye relief is good 2-4 power, but if I turn it up to 7, I must move the scope closer to my eye to see clearly. Is this normal, or does the scope need to be moved farer b

Asked by: Firewalker
It sounds like the gun shop did not mount your scope correctly. You need to set eye relief at the highest power in order for it to be usable at all ranges. This goes for all scopes, but this is exacerbated by long eye relief (LER) scopes. At max power, also set your reticle focus. This is done by turning the diopter ring closest to your eye. I recommend setting that against a neutral colored plain background.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-03-22

There appears to be an increasing accumulation of dark flecks that are on the inside of the lenses of the scope, as I have tried cleaning the outside to no effect. This scope was on a used rifle I bought about 14 or 15 years ago. Is this common?

Asked by: Alexjv
No that is not common. But we are absolutely happy to get your scope in and get it cleaned out and restored to new condition. Please follow the links below to our support portal. https://burris.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-03-21

What height rings are recommended for the 3-12x handgun scope? The scope will be mounted on a Picatinny rail.

Asked by: Jack4449
That will depend on what handgun you are mounting it to. Please contact customer service for more information.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-08-07

Is the 2-7x32mm pistol scope rated for 45-70? I'd like to use this as a scout scope

Asked by: JLindsay0651
All Burris Optics are recoil tested beyond .50BMG.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2017-08-01

How do you set the posi lock on the 2x7 pistol scope?

Asked by: Jimmy M
Before making adjustments unscrew the posi lock cap and back the screw out a half turn. Once finished making adjustment, snug up the screw to "finger tight" and replace the cap.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2019-04-27

I own one of your 2x pistol scopes. I want to mount it on a Mosin Nagant 762x54R. Will it handle the recoil of this rifle?  Thank you very much. Ron Gilbrech I plan to use a S&K scout mount with 1" rings.

Asked by: Gun Nut
Yes it will handle the recoil, all Burris Optics are rated to beyond .50 BMG.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2019-08-23

I have a Burris scope 2x-7x 32mm KHJ120269. How does this differ from the 200299 I see here?

Asked by: Walter49
Unfortunately your serial number does not tell me the item number that you have so the two cannot be compared.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2017-05-23
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