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 5 out of 5 by from Clear and Sharp! Burris makes excellent handgun scopes! I have my 2x mounted on a .454 Casull.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best This scope is very stable and accurate, and really handle the 454 ammo.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pistol scope Great scope,good clarity and holds point of impact,love Burris scopes!
Date published: 2020-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent durable scope! Perfect for my Colt 44 magnum, great scope for any large revolver.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great! I haven't mounted it yet so I can't say to much.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best scopes out there! These are great and clear scopes with a forever guarantee!
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3-12X32 I have the 3-12x32 on a S&W 14" 460. Love the scope
Date published: 2016-03-25
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Would this scope work as well on M1A Scout Rifle?  Was wanting a long eye relief scope, but would like more magnification than the Scout Scope. Thanks

Asked by: Halon Shooter
It could be possible to get this to work using a cantilevered scope ring/mount and the rifle's scout rail. However this could lead to potential ejection issues if the scope hangs over the receiver too much.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-10-16

Is it possible to get the 2x7x32mm handgun scope with the ballistic plex reticle in sliver

Asked by: Whiskers
Yes that is item 200298.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-01-05

Are the lenses on your scopes glass or plastic ? Where were they made ?

Asked by: ronsyre
The lenses are made of glass.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-07-09

Any of these in stock or are they being discontinued?

Asked by: Olly
There are currently no plans to discontinue any of the Handgun scopes.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-03-22

I have just purchased a BFR in 45-70. Will this scope hold a zero? I will be shooting 300 grain bullets.

Asked by: Riffle
All Burris riflescopes, mounts, and sights are built to withstand recoil of up to .50 BMG
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-12-22

I'm considering a purchase of a new handgun scope for my 460 Smith and Wesson. I've read that several people have had problems with the scopes not being able to handle the heavy recoil. I'm wondering if this problem has been fixed 

Asked by: Aws6275
I mounted mine on a Smith & Wesson Performance center XVR 460 15 inch barrel. I've sent back 2 times. This time I was told it can't be fixed. I shot 1 box each time before it broke. I love the scope but they don't make it any more.
Answered by: Littlebill
Date published: 2019-04-27

I recently purchase a Burris 2-7x32 handgun scope to use on a T/C long range pistol. I was wondering if it is possible to have target type adjustment knobs installed on this scope?

Asked by: Arnie
Target knobs are not available for handgun scopes.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-03-22

What distance is the parallax set at?

Asked by: mgmer
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-11-02

in the 2x handgun scope, is the reticle wire or etched glass?

Asked by: Jerseytex
The reticle is foil in the handgun scope.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-03-22

Is this 3x12 handgun scope available with a illuminated red dot

Asked by: red coyote
No, unfortunately. None of the handgun scopes have the option for illumination.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-03-22

I'm looking at the 200298 scope but the specs has conflicting info on the site. I'm wanting the ballistic plex reticle with the nickle finish. Also wondering what the finish is. Thank you

Asked by: Adam Peterson
We do not offer a handgun scope with both nickle finish *and* a ballistic plex reticle. #200298 is Nickel finish with a Plex reticle. #200279 would be Matte black with a Ballistic Plex reticle.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-08-12

Can I mount 2x20mm scope on Ruger super Blackhawk hunter 44 mag. without changing rings that came with the gun . thank you

Asked by: mitch 44
If they are one inch rings of appropriate spacing to fit the scope, then you *should* be able to use them
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-13

Can I get this scope with ballistic plex in nickel finish? Cabela's and Midway only have it with plex.

Asked by: Bigfoot
Unfortunately, the Handgun scope is not available with both Ballistic Plex and a nickel finish. If you like, a Plex-equipped Nickel-finish Handgun scope could be fitted with a Ballistic Plex reticle for $60 at our facility.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-03-22

What height of the zee rings would you recommend for on a Browning Buckmark with factory rail and the 2X20 scope? My daughter will be using it for the silhouette round in 4-H shooting sports out to 100 meters.

Asked by: 4H Shooter
Medium should hold the ocular bell high enough. #420084
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2018-04-16

Can this scope handle a 30-06 round?

Asked by: PaReg
All Burris Scopes are recoil tested to beyond 50BMG, in both directions. (taking airguns into consideration). Your scope will absolutely hold up to 30 06.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2016-04-22

I bought your silver 2-7X32mm handgun scope and intend to mount it on a Ruger Takedown Charger .22LR that has a factory Picatinney rail attached to the receiver. What rings would you recommend for my application? Thank You, Ken Niederer

Asked by: Kenneth
The rail that comes with the Ruger 10-22 series firearms is of a combination design that will allow all of our Zee or Rimfire/Airgun rings to be attached to it. Medium height should be fine
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-04-08

just bought a contender with 3 super 14 barrels so ..I pu a 2-7 x32 can you tell what height rings to buy ..?

Asked by: 4719dave
You can use the medium zee rings or medium universal style rings.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2017-08-01

I have a Ruger scout rifle. Would this scope work on a forward mounted rail.

Asked by: Doughp
Yes, but the optimum eye relieve of the Scout scope will be more ideal.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2016-03-15

Where was this scope manufactured?

Asked by: Kotaztrafy
All of our scopes are manufactured in the Philippines.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can I get the 3-12x32 in stainless? 

Asked by: John R
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burris-2-7x32mm-Duplex-Reticle-Silver-Handgun-Scout-Scope-Nice-/131724217979?hash=item1eab600e7b:g:55YAAOSwFNZWuneY this might be an older model but it's stainless.
Answered by: jkhero
Date published: 2017-01-23

Can I use a 2X7 hand gun scope on a M1A scout rifle?

Asked by: oldnewbe
That all depends on where the mounting rail is positioned. If your base is positioned so that you can get enough eye relief on the scope then you shouldn't have any problems.
Answered by: BurrisCustomerService
Date published: 2015-10-11

I'm looking at 2x20 pistol scope and don't understand the eye relief; 10-24".  It's a fixed power scope so why would the eye relief not be a fixed distance?  

Asked by: dwheatl1
The 2x20 scope has a range of eye relief from 10"-24". Anywhere in this range will have a clear field of view.
Answered by: Team Burris 3
Date published: 2017-09-21

Burris 2-7 scope w/posi lock. Can't get adjusted. Looking for manual, can't find on your website. Wonder if I don't know how to use the posi lock. Where is the manual. If I can't get it figured out, can I send it back for you to look at/fix?

Asked by: kenrose
The posi lock is simply a set screw under a cap. Remove the cap, and loosen the posi lock with a screwdriver. Then, once you're all set and zeroed in, tighten the posi lock and replace the cap.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2018-03-22

I have a .44 mag barrel coming for my Thompson/Center Encore pistol and what to get one of your 2X20 handgun scopes. Can you supply the correct mounts to use?  Thompson/Center's  item number  is 07121528.  Thanks. 

Asked by: Mooning Duck
That barrel should be coming with a Weaver mount, so our Signature Zee rings or Xtreme Tactical in medium height should work great.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2015-03-25

Hello, I have read my eyes blind on scout vs. handgun scopes, this would be mounted on an M1 Garand Scout rifle, eye relief apprx. 10 Inches, would this work? And what about at max magnification? I would think the parallax adjustment would help...

Asked by: garandshooter
Yes. Scout scopes and handgun scopes have very similar eye relief.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2018-03-22

Where is this scope manufactured? Sincerely, Peter

Asked by: Pete
That scope is manufactured in the Philippines.
Answered by: TeamBurris2
Date published: 2021-09-15
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