GUN Red Dot Sight from 1337tactical.com. Do you recommend it?

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    http://www.1337tactical.com/shop/productview.php?productId=111

    I've heard real good things about it and would like OT's opinion. I want to use it for my AR while working (Police Officer) I know it's not an aimpoint or an eotech and some of you will scold me for going cheaper but if it shoots true and holds zero who gives a fuck? I'm not in the desert fighting a war and my rifle is babied. I don't care if I can't submerge the thing 100 feet underwater... That said, should this red dot suffice?

    I'm new to red dots. I have shot a knockoff like it from Tasco and it worked great.
     
  2. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I also want to buy a quality BUIS. What do you recommend?
     
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    You get what you pay for.




    ie: no.
     
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    :werd: drop cash and get a real Aimpoint
     
  6. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Whats the actual benefits other than a long battery life? Benefits as in ones I actually give a shit about. Like I said the gun is not going to get thrown around and used as a hammer and it will not be submerged into water.

    Are there any real recognized drawbacks to this sight from 1337tactical?
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    K, I'll look them up thnx.
     
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    the price to me says that it is a cheap, low quality chicom POS. It might be ok for airsoft and .22LR, but put it on something even as small as a .223 and it will probably crap out.

    Aimpoint, on the other hand, is like a fucking energizer bunny, it aint going to stop working.
     
  9. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    maybe it's a low priced gem? :hsugh:
     
  10. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Ain't that what BUIS are for :mamoru:
     
  11. Keesh

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    The fake Aimpoints have a 5moa dot and you can get like a 2 or 3 moa with the real thing. Red dots can usually take quite a bit of abuse in terms on recoil. Yeah the real thing is better but there's probably no chance any of my guns are going to be seeing any sort of combat. If it were me I'd buy something cheap and spend the rest on ammo to practice. I'm not made of money :o
     
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    richk has one of those on his AR and tested it out today. It felt like it was well-built and handled about 200 rounds at the range without flinching. Dot quality was better than my ~$100 Bushnell dot sight - no blooming on the projected dot whatsoever. At 50 yards, the dot seemed to stay on target rather well until you reached the outer third or so of the radius. richk was shooting pretty good groups in spite of the fairly large dot size.

    Downsides seem to be limited to probable crappy battery life relative to the real thing and some issues with batery contact (resolved by backing the cap on the battery compartment off a bit from full tightness). Brightness level selector adjustment was not as crisp as it could be. The cantilever mount doesn't have a slick throw lever (it does co-witnesses almost perfectly with the front sight post).

    No idea how long it will last, how much abuse it can take, or what it's like vs the real thing, but my initial impression was positive.

    richk might have more to say or just or call me a goddamned liar.
     
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    You don't knock your rifle around any moving it in and out of the car or with other stuff in the car? It always sucks to spend extra but I think if your life might depend on it one day you won't be thinking "oh well this is what backup sights are for" if it doesn't work.
     
  14. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I fail to see how this one will get loose/off sight/ or broken from a little bumping around. Ya it's not an aimpoint but is there are documented cases of this thing being fragile? I'm not saying I know the answer but I don't see it being fragile.
     
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    theres some reviews on the ar forums on his optics. pretty good reviews
     
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    If you are using it on duty, you shouldnt get some clone. Get the real deal...especially if someones life or yours can possibly be in jeopardy if it all of a sudden fails and you need to shift to BUIS on the fly. :dunno:
     
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    You could probably write it off on taxes, so I'd buy something a little higher quality. Your link doesnt work either. Although some may consider it blasphemous you could get a Kobra for $175 and it'll stand up to any abuses and bouncing around the trunk of your car w/o losing zero.

    That said I have a cheap Hakko Tacopoint, its worked ok for me.

    BUIS I like Troy and Knights.
     
  18. McCroskey

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    Mine seems to work ok, but I wouldn't use it on a duty weapon, not yet at
    least. If your life or someone else's life may rely on the sight, I would get
    the real deal.

    If you're like me and put lots of holes in paper and whatnot, the cheap sight
    seems to do fine.


    I would say it's as good as any of the low end dot sights though, maybe
    better. Seems to be a pretty clean knock-off.
     
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    Are you willing to bet your life that the cheap rip off model has its electronics as well potted/protected/insulated as the premium models because no guys on arfcom that shoot 30 rounds a month and take their ars to the range in $150 cases have had problems with it? You seem to be really set on it so I don't know why you're asking us, but I sure wouldn't.
     
  20. 7

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    So pretty much daily you could be in a position where you may have to depend on your weapons to save your life yet you want to skimp on sights? NIIICE. :hsugh:
     
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    For plinking it works great. I had played with an EOtech somewhat before and had not tried an Aimpoint so I decided to buy this to see if I would like the Aimpoint style. I still have it and it works perfectly after lots of rounds. It will hold zero and if you do buy it, dont use the same style batteries. There is a camera battery that is the size of the two put together that will work better.

    Having said the product works just fine, I happen to like our Eotech much more. Not that the clone is junk but I do not perfer the style. However as I trust my clone for plinking and messing around as it has yet to fail or lose zero, I would get the real thing if beng used for duty.

    Also look at an Eotech before as you may like that style much more like I do.
     
  22. Anders 7

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    I'd just get an EOTech your already about in that price neighborhood.

    I'd just get an ACOG and write it off when tax time comes.
     
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    Sigh. Okay, I'll splurge and get the Eotech. I didn't want to go cheap I just wanted to see my options. Thnx for your input guys. :)
     
  25. Anders 7

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    What's the cheapest place to get Eotech's?
     

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