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hazmatt Sunday, July 9th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Simmons 42mm Red Dot Sight: much larger and heavier than the FOT Sight, though it seems to offer a bit more precision.
Marker Setup: AGD Tac-one (RPG Minitac)
Deadlywind Fibur CF Barrel
Freak inserts (.687, .689, and .691)
Ricochet Apache LED Hopper
Strengths: Indestructible
Lightweight
Weaknesses: Ghost rings a bit large, Pin inside can come loose, expensive
Review: I bought this after reading the previous positive reviews. I'm not quite as thrilled with the product as the previous reviewers. It is indestructible, but the ghost rings are actually too big and don't create a very small focus area for sighting. Plus, the pin inside tends to unscrew with the vibrations of firing the gun. The problem with this is that it's difficult to screw it back in because the screw is underneath one of the ghost rings. Also, it can't be adjusted and secured into any specific height within the ghost ring.

Another minor complaint, which may be related more to my gun than anything else, is that it has a very low profile, and depending on whether or not you mount a stock on your gun, you may have to purchase a raised sight rail on which to mount the FOT sight. Other sights, such as red dots, often don't require additional sight rails because they mount slightly higher on the gun.

*Edit*
After playing for a longer time (not to mention much more often), I've raised my opinion of this product. In response to the two comments, it is true that you can adjust the screw inside the ghost ring--that was my original problem with it coming loose. It's also true that the problem with the screw becoming loose can be resolved with some loctite or (in my case) teflon tape. It's a simple solution that takes care of that issue. While aiming still isn't quite as precise as with a good red dot, this product has other benefits.

After using both this sight and a Simmons 42mm red dot, I have to say that I like both equally. Along with its durability, I've also come to appreciate this sight for its light weight. It's much lighter than a red dot. Besides that, it takes up very little space comparatively. I really appreciate that now that I've switched from a Tippmann Custom Pro to an AGD Tac-one.
Conclusion: Unless you're afraid of having your sight damaged, get a red dot instead. The FOT is a decent sight, but it's really not worth the cost. It's an expensive sight for what you get, and should be cheaper.

*Edit*
If you can find one of these, check it out and see what you think. I've checked the Opsgear web site, and I'm not sure they make it anymore. You may be able to find one on Ebay or other forums.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 at 1:43 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Anteater1717 Sunday, February 4th, 2007 | 7:52 pm PST
it can be adjusted up and down but paintball guns typicaly are not accurate enough to benifit from it. if you take the sight off there is a small allen wrench screw wich can be adjusted
   

Evil_Wayz Monday, February 26th, 2007 | 5:21 am PST
Seems to me your complaint could be solved with a bit of loctite.
   

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