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How To Buy A Red Dot Sight?

Have you ever been in a situation where you have to brainstorm on which red dot sight to buy? Herein let’s discuss how to choose the best and right red dot sight. Before buying any product it is imperative that you know what exactly is the purpose of the red dot sights. Red-dot, amber chevron, amber circle, holographic, collimator or reflex. Call them what you want, they are way faster than traditional iron sights.

Red dot sights are able to be used on pistols, rifles, and even shotguns. They are most recommended for being pretty close to an object to help guide you in whatever you are trying to shoot. These optics are as critical as they are for a conventional scope, even if for different reasons. Light from an LED is projected onto a front lens and then projected back to the shooter’s eye. The lens is selectively reflective as all but the LED light passes through the lens, which allows the view beyond the sight to appear transparent to the shooter with the exception of a red dot. There are many sellers out there that make great red dot sights for whatever type of gun you are using and whatever budget you have. I am going to mention some of them and why they are a great value for your money.

Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight

When it comes to choosing a red dot sight, I generally opt for Aimpoint. This brand manufactures COMPM3, as well as other sights, like Micro T-1 and Micro H-1. Nowadays the Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic are used by the police and military as well. I have come across various reviews that have been put up by such users. The Aimpoint has become especially popular with the sell of Micro T-1 and Micro H-1. These are miniature sights – 2.4-inch x 1.6-inch and weigh around 3.0 oz only. Yet their performances are outstanding with a four minute of angle (MOA) red dot. Different types of settings are also available for these red dot sights: four night vision settings and eight daylight settings. Thus, this makes your work easier.

Aimpoint Pro

There I got a little carried away by the Aimpoint red dot sights. But there are other companies as well like Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) and EOTech Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) that are preferred by the US military troops. With advances in this technology, sights have gotten smaller and smaller while still providing plenty of options for the operator. Besides you can also check out the Sightmark Red Dots Sight Ultra Reflex Sight Dove Tail. This is ideal for those who have a low budget. These are made of aluminum and have outstanding internal locking system. The easy mounting system also allows quick attachment to the firearm you are using.

There is also the Vortex Red Dot. There are 4 separate mounting heights digital rear facing, and side controls in this particular brand. You can make use of these to alter the brightness and even turn on the night vision mode. Next is the Burris AR-332 Tube Tactical Prism Red Dot sight with AR-QD QUICK. This one is very rugged but not overly bulky for your gun and it can be mounted very easily on any gun. The scope has integrated lens covers and also has a 1.5 inch sunshade. This model also has some excellent reviews and customer ratings.

As you can see for yourself there are various kinds of red dot sights available for your purchase. It is completely on your choice and usage which one you want to go for.

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About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!
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