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 Does anyone have any suggestions for a good red dot sight that would be used in an urban environment? I would want it for quick target acquisition, not picking someone off from far away

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 I know eotech's are one of the best, but anyone in particular? I don't quite understand what the different specs of each one mean

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EOTECH 512, WITH THE DOUBLE AA BATTERIES.

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Always, always, always have access to spare batteries.


I've been on extended calls, SWAT callouts and range events where guys run out of power. Have batteries. Some stocks have places where you can store batteries. Whatever you decide,... have spare batteries.


The alternative is to have your glass mounted in such a way so you can go to iron sights if necessary.


Which voices the perpetual discussion: glass vs. open sights for urban rifle application. It is my contention you should be able to 10X within your qualification requirements every single time. If you can't do that, then maybe you're too far away. (Snipercraft notwithstanding)


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I have an aimpoint micro H1 on my rifle...its small, light, and the battery lasts about 5 years even if its left on the whole time

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I have an aimpoint micro H1 on my rifle...its small, light, and the battery lasts about 5 years even if its left on the whole time


 


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What? A battery that stays strong with it being left on for 5 years.


Send us a link or some kind of documentation to prove this. If this bogus, eh, so what.


But if it is good, you could really be on to something that would be important for folks with red dot accessories.



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metrorw30 says ...



I have an aimpoint micro H1 on my rifle...its small, light, and the battery lasts about 5 years even if its left on the whole time


 


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What? A battery that stays strong with it being left on for 5 years.


Send us a link or some kind of documentation to prove this. If this bogus, eh, so what.


But if it is good, you could really be on to something that would be important for folks with red dot accessories.



-http://www.aimpoint.com/products/all-products/product-singleview/product/Micro%20H-1/


The spec sheet does state the battery (single CR2032) has a usable lifespan of 50,000 hours of continuous use. I guess the term "continuous use" can be construed as leaving it on continually for 5 years, but I don't see how that is actually plausible.


Sure would put a dent in the Energizer Bunny's retirement pension!

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MH557 beat me to the reply...


I keep mine turned off, mostly because I'm not working in an assignment that lends itself to frequent deployment of the weapon...and don't plan on waiting till its dead to replacethe  battery.


But its nice to know it draws very little power, and if I replace it once every other year or so I shouldn't have to worry about it going belly-up when I need it most!

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MH557 says ...



TheSarge says ...



metrorw30 says ...



I have an aimpoint micro H1 on my rifle...its small, light, and the battery lasts about 5 years even if its left on the whole time


 


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What? A battery that stays strong with it being left on for 5 years?


Send us a link or some kind of documentation to prove this. If this bogus, eh, so what.


But if it is good, you could really be on to something that would be important for folks with red dot accessories.



-http://www.aimpoint.com/products/all-products/product-singleview/product/Micro%20H-1/


The spec sheet does state the battery (single CR2032) has a usable lifespan of 50,000 hours of continuous use. I guess the term "continuous use" can be construed as leaving it on continually for 5 years, but I don't see how that is actually plausible.


Sure would put a dent in the Energizer Bunny's retirement pension!


 


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Ok, I looked it up for myself. Thanks for the link.


It advertises that if the Aimpoint is left in the 'on' position, it will indeed last 5 years. If this actually could be reported back by users, this would set a new standard of reliability. Even one, two, three or four years left on would be miraculous.


We would just like to hear a testimony or two. Something in line with leaving it on for three years in a gun safe or drag bag.


Still, having a spare battery(s) is not a bad idea.



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i would also suggest the c-more scout or tactical sight. limited magnification non parallax same as eotech and aimpoint can still use the iron sights

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Ok, I looked it up for myself. Thanks for the link.


It advertises that if the Aimpoint is left in the one position, it will indeed last 5 years. If this actually could be reported back by users, this would set a new standard of reliability. Even one, two, three or four years left on would be miraculous.


I don't it. I would just like to here a testimony or two. Something in line with leaving it on for three years in a gun safe or drag bag.


Still, having a spare battery(s) is not a bad idea.



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Sarge,


If you "google" the words: aimpoint micro t-1 torture test there are a number of YouTube videos that show the optic in action.  the T-1 model is almost identical to the H-1, the only difference being the compatibility with NVG's.


Daniel Defense M4 torture test with an Aimpoint Micro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUgzlF_4XUs


 

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TheSarge says ...



Ok, I looked it up for myself. Thanks for the link.


It advertises that if the Aimpoint is left in the one position, it will indeed last 5 years. If this actually could be reported back by users, this would set a new standard of reliability. Even one, two, three or four years left on would be miraculous.


I don't it. I would just like to here a testimony or two. Something in line with leaving it on for three years in a gun safe or drag bag.


Still, having a spare battery(s) is not a bad idea.



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Sarge,


If you "google" the words: aimpoint micro t-1 torture test there are a number of YouTube videos that show the optic in action.  the T-1 model is almost identical to the H-1, the only difference being the compatibility with NVG's.


 


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Outstanding. Thanks for the info. AND I HOPE EVERYONE WHO READS THIS IS TAKING NOTE. SOUNDS LIKE A FANTASTIC ITEM. MAYBE EVEN AMAZING.


 



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I have an acog on one of my rifles, it doesn't run down, but admittedly it is nuclear powered.

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I have had an EOTECH on my patrol M4 for 10 years. I would not change it.  Yes I have to change batteries evry 3months but that is a small price to pay for an optic built like a tank, floating dot, accurate.


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I have had an EOTECH on my patrol M4 for 10 years. I would not change it.  Yes I have to change batteries evry 3months but that is a small price to pay for an optic built like a tank, floating dot, accurate.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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 Aimpoint PRO. 3 year battery life with continuos use, 2MOA, and it comes with its own mount. Nuff said


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 Aimpoint PRO. 3 year battery life with continuos use, 2MOA, and it comes with its own mount. Nuff said


oh and its around low 400 bucks if you shop around. I trust with my life every day. 



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I have had my aimpoint T-1 4 MOA in the "on" position  9 setting for 2.5  years and it is still going.  This is not a patrol rifle, but has seen extensive use and abuse.  Just because it can last for 5 years, doesn't mean you should not change out the battery at a good interval, maybe with some other gear and make it a simple schedule.

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The SWAT teams around where I live all have EOTech sights on theirs.  If you go that route, they have them on amazon for 399.99 and it takes AA batteries.  The guy where I work though has a DPMS with a Trijicon acog on his, however most people don't have the money to shell out the price of another rifle for a scope.

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ACOG with an illuminated chevron.


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 Does anyone have any suggestions for a good red dot sight that would be used in an urban environment? I would want it for quick target acquisition, not picking someone off from far away


Aimpoint 11419 9000L Red Dot Sight on sale -eurooptic.com


I have experience of Vortex and Ampoint riflescope and must tell you both are very impressive. I would always suggest either you take cheapest "Vortex SFRD-HUNT Strike Fire Red Dot Sight"  or go for "Aimpoint 11419 9000L Red Dot Sight" that costs arround $169.99 and $419 respectively. See the product specification at eurooptic.com for details. 


 


 



 

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I have EoTech on two rifles and they work great. If I could afford the $1,000 plus price tag of a ACOG I would try one.