Most Helpful Customer Reviews
|6 of 6 people found the following review helpful|
||Overrated - 6/15/2014|
|I purchased the Sightmark version of this laser first because I wasn't sure if I wanted or would like a laser. I did so I decided to upgrade to this laser. Longer range. Sits lower on the rail. Right??? Wrong!!
It is no brighter than the Sightmark, and sits no lower. Plus, the Sightmark can be adjusted on the fly with its finger controls. This sight requires you to retrieve an Allen wrench and remove the covers. Plus the Sightmark operates with a constant on or pressure switch without changing settings. This sight requires you to decide between the pressure switch or normal switch. You can't use both at once.
Overall, this laser and the Sightmark are about equal and the Sightmark is cheaper and has better controls. I'd chose the Sightmark.|
|5 of 5 people found the following review helpful|
||Awesome Addition To My AR - 10/7/2010|
|This is the only laser I've ever owned, so I'm not exactly an expert, but in my opinion it's worth the price. The construction seems very solid, casing, battery cap and windage/elevation adjustment covers are all aluminum while the rear cap where the activation switch and plug for the pressure switch plugs in is heavy duty plastic. The power switch positions and plug location for the pressure sensor are very clearly labeled and idiot proof.
As for performance, this laser is very bright and daylight visable as advertised out to about 100 yards but not with the naked eye. You need a spotter scope to see the dot at that range. Actual naked eye visibility out of direct sunlight is about 25 yards max. In direct sunlight it's about half that. Still impressive considering the housing rates the laser's output at <5mW and more then enough for what a laser is meant for, which is fast close range target aquisition.
I own a DPMS Lite 16 with a Magpul MOE Handguard. Took about 10 minutes to mount to the top of the handguard (12 o'clock position). I chose to mount the laser as far back towards the carry handle as possible so as to A: Keep the laser lens away from the barrel to prevent soot getting on it and B: to keep the rifle from becoming barrel heavy. Took about 10 minutes to take my handguard off, install a 3" rail (purchased seperatly this laser DOES NOT come with a rail) then put it all back together and mount the laser with supplied allen wrench. I chose not to use the pressure switch.
Sighting took about 10 rounds. Put the laser on the bullseye, fired a round, looked where the bullet went, adjust windage/elevation, repeat.
All in all, a really fun product. I was basically just looking for something to have fun with at the range (I can shoot from the hip rapid fire now and actually hit the broad side of a barn haha) and this does the job while looking great. Costs a little more then some of the other lasers I've seen but I think it's worth it.|