as of 11-1-03
spyder tl+ w/
smart parts AA 2k3 barrel- 16inch
adco sure shot dot sight
ricochet AK hoper
dosen't show up well sometimes
batery holder (it's weak!)
ok.. I waited a long while to write this, to see how it worked "long term" for my play stile.
1)- It's cheep! this both helps and hinders, but you don't have to work about breaking $80 worth of equipment. ( I got my sight for less than $30 shipped)
2)- the warranty is nice- after playing wit this for six moths, someone at my field was shooting hot ( hot enough to get kicked of the field for the rest of the day- I don't know how hot beyond that ) and my front lens had started to crack ( I'd been hit there several times before). He managed to shoot me on the front of the sight, and break the front glass (paint went down the tube- ugly mess). so I sent it in, and across country ( CA to MA) it took less than a week (4 business days) for me to get a brand new one sent back.
3)- scares the pe outa newbs - get this baby sighted in, go to the field, and after two or three games, they will all be calling you "sniper" and cowering behind their bunker every time you take a shot.
1-) Ok, it's cheep. Im sure you ca buy a tank of a sight that has a better filed of vision, that will never break, and does everything but make the ball curve to you intended target- not thins sight. it's simple ( figuring out how it works is simple enough ) and made of plastic, so if you play hard ( rough perhaps) and get dirty allot, this sight is probably gonna break on you sometime in your near future ( stuff happens ), but the warranty helps, $8 = brand new sight.
2)- the battery is held in by a paper-clip-of-a-contact and it did get bent (on the one I sent in just recently) but a thick rubber band placed over he contact and around the tube keeps it on nice and tight. simple fix.
3)- the dot completely disapperes on me sometimes- Ive attributed this mostly to my polarized sunglasses I usually wear outdoors (at certain angles the dot gets filtered out) and even when im not wearing my sunglasses, it can be real weak on a sunny day. quick fix- get a pair of cheep kiddy sunglasses (the kind with the plastic lenses) and cut a circle out of them. place it over the lens and you have a cross between a red dot and a occluded (sp?) sight. take it of in low light conditions though...
4) Ugly writing on the sides- but a sharpie fixes this just fine :)
the biggest problem with sights, is adjusting for the flightpath of the ball, if you have a gun that just sprays, there is no point in a sight, but if you want to make that first shot count, get one.
this sight is nice because I don't have to worry about it (ok I fiddle with it, but I like to do that ) it's cheep to get, and cheaper to replace. it's got it's problems, but it's worth the price and the warranty helps a lot