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Donster 125 Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Basic Red-dot sight
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, SP 20" Tactical Barrel, Special Ops A5A2 Stock, Shorty Grip, Dagger Vest (Digicam), Marauder II Battle outfit (Digicam), Opsgear UMP gas-through mag, RIchochet R5 hopper, Lapco Offset sight rail, Armson Pro-Dot Max Duty Gunsight, Orange Howitzer Bolt, Vortex Mod,
Strengths: Ease of use
Solar powered
Weaknesses: Solar-powered
Review: Well i got this sight for X-mas. However, i only got to test it out for a bit because up hear in canada, it gets too cold to play.

The sight is very well made and put together. The casing is aluminum. The actual red dot effect is produced via an acrylic rod that is encased with what appears to be impact resistant plastic. The light enters the front and sides and lights up the rod giving the user an appearance of a red dot. Armson does make some sight with tritium i beleive. however, most contries (at least canada anyway) are not allowed to import it because it is midly radioactive (or something along those lines). Furthermore, i believe tritium is very expensive. Anyway, the reason why i bought this sight was so i can have that first shot accuracy and be able to take a paintball head on and not have it break. Special Ops paintball conducted a test and found this to be the most durable sight. after it takes a hit, simply wipe it off and its good to go! (i will update it once this actually happens to me)

The total length of the sight is around 4" (i will give exact measurments when i update this review) and is made to fit to a 3/8" weaver rail via two attachment screws that tighten metal clamps. It is the same setup as the BT fixed sight rail system. This sight fits perfectly on the BT fixed sight rail as well as the 45* mount on the Lapco offset sight mount.

Ease of Use:
While i have yet to zero it in. It is very easy to do. the tuning dials are locked in place with two set screws. simply looses these and dial in your sight. tighten the screw when you are done to prevent the dials from being accidentally adjusted. What makes this sight also very versatile is that is can be used with verticle feeds if needed be. TO actually use this sight 9it is similar to the Dye Izon this way), just bring your marker to bear, aquire the red dot, then look at your target. you should then see your target with a red dot on it and sometimes the outline of the sight depending on your depth perception (it is hard to explain, so im sorry).

EDIT (Sun. April 15, 2007):
I just got to play a game with my sight yesterday. I even zeroed it in. It was very easy to do as i expected. And once i did so, i had deadly accuracy. I think i still have to fine tune it a bit, but as of now, i can hit pretty much wherever you want me to, give or take a few inches. it is a great sight and i highly recommend it to anyone!

This is both a strength and a weakness. It is a strenth because the lack of betteries makes this a hassle free sight. however, dont go play any night or 24 hour games with this, because even though it can work in low light level environments, it cannot be used when there is no light present. In terms of low light levels, i have been able to aquire the dot inside my house during a winter overcast at around 5:00pm. so it is very good at what it does.
Conclusion: A very good sight. i recommed it to anyone. I like to snipe, so this will give me the accuracy i need via the red dot, but its fast target aquisistion makes it perfect for medium engagements. rest assured, i will update this review once i get more play time with it.
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, April 15th, 2007 at 7:26 am PST

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