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Barph Friday, March 26th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: A5
Lapco Bigshot w/ Apex
CAR Stock
BSA 30mm RGB sight
Lapco Offset Rail attachment
BT Fixed Rail attachment
Strengths: Easy to set up and use
Works as described
Weaknesses: Fragile
Can't see with stock on without the use of attachments
Review: First and foremost: When I decided to buy this, I went to www.sportsmansguide.com like some other people have suggested. That is clearly where the best buy is and shipping was great. Do know that I believe that this model has been updated. It is now a RGB (red, green, blue) sight with 3 brightness settings for each color. I could not find the sight described above with just a red dot with 11 brightness settings. Other than that it's the exact same product. Is this a problem? No. Personally I couldn't care less about the other colors.

The good:
It's really cool looking! Attaching it to my A5 took about 10 minutes once I figured out how to do it. Sighting it in was very simple and fun. Personally, I think it helps my accuracy a lot, but I think it's mostly because I always liked to aim down the barrel. Not much else to say here... just a cool product.

The bad:
If you have a stock on your marker, BE WARNED! Unless your eyeballs are in your mouth, you wont be able to see this thing at all! To make a long story short, this is what I finally had to do: I purchased a BT fixed rail AND a Lapco offset rail. I mounted the BT rail first and then put the Lapco on top of it (you could do it the other way around to). Only after this point was I able to see the red dot with my CAR stock on while wearing a mask. After I had both of those accessories on, I just had to readjust the sight and it worked like a champ.

I couldn't help but worry about the lens and getting the sight shot and having to throw the thing away. Lets face it: this thing is going to be right in front of my face most of the time and has a pretty good chance of getting nailed! The manufacturers don't really take this into consideration either when they make these. These sights are made for firearms, not paintball. So I added a little bit of insurance to the rig just in case it took a direct hit.

I found an old cheap flashlight and removed the plastic lens. I filed down the lens to meet the size of the sight and mounted it to the front of the sight with some electrical tape. Unless you are 2 feet away, you cant even tell it's there. I'm also happy to report that looking through the sight is just as clear as before I mounted the lens to it. I would much rather go to Walmart and buy another $2 flashlight than have to replace the whole sight!
Conclusion: Helpful product to those who like some assistance with aiming. Adds a lot of style to your marker and some functionality but make sure you take some measurements and do your research before you just go out and get one.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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