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Number of Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 7.8 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $30

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Now you can keep both eyes open while using a sight. Think about it, both eyes open means full perifial vision while shooting. Not only will you see your target, you'll see it all.
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The Adco Swifty Sight is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Kamotz Thursday, December 6th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Marker Setup: Tippmann Model 98
32 Degrees 14" Carbon Fiber
ACI Sub-Zero 4 stage
Rocket Cock
Adco Swifty Red Dot
Tippmann Ordnance TM-203
Strengths: It looks cool.
You can adjust it to any part or the ball arc, so it does what it's supposed to, helps you aim.
No need for batteries.
Weaknesses: First let me explain what you see looking through the lens. You don't see a glowing red dot floating on your target. You see flat black plastic with a red dot in it. So in other words, if you close the eye not looking though the site, you can't see anything. Now I know what you're supposed to do with this design. You're supposed to look though the sight with both eyes open, and you prain superimposes the dot over what you're looking at. Yes it does do that, however there is a flaw in that basic design. Since only one eye see the target, and one eye sees the dot, you loose depth perception completely. Sure you have full peripheral vision, but what good it that if you can't tell how far away your target is? Also, it takes a good 5 or 6 seconds for your eyes to adjust. Enough time to make it useless for quick shots.

I had the same problem as the previous poster, direct sunlight results in strong reflections that render the sight totally useless. It works best on cloudy days, or when playing with woods cover.
Conclusion: I got mine for fairly cheap. I was fairly skeptical about the point of sights on paintball guns, and I remain that way now. Even though I'm totally disappointed in it, it does serve a small purpose for slow, carefully executed shots. I rarely use it though. I just leave it on my marker because it looks really cool. =)

If you really want a red dot sight, go with the Adco Champ red dot sight. It has a glowing red dot that doesn't block you depth perception by blocking the view of one eye.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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Mentat72 Friday, May 4th, 2001
 
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: This sight is great for the price. I have it on my Spyder TL Plus, and I experienced the same problem as the guy before me did attaching it to the sight rail. I found I could crank down on it enough to be tight, so I smeared threadlok on the end of the screws, backed them almost all the way out, add threadlok to the nuts, the cranked down on them again. It hasn't come loose since. I don't have the low light problems however. Mine seems to be good right up until dusk. I also don't have the reflection problems. Maybe I don't focus enough on the orange reflector, but I thought I wasn't supposed to. Anyway, I have a remote setup, so SWAT-style gun-in-your-face tactics are easier with this sight. It's also great that you don't need to go around the powerfeed because there is no retical. I love this sight.
Weaknesses: The looseness on my sight rail
A little difficult to get used to. Some of my friends actually couldn't see it (retards).
Conclusion: Cleaning it is easy, just run some water on it.
Zeroing is easy
Quality is excellent, especially when you consider the low price. I got mine for $21 here in town.

I give it a nine.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Saturday, November 25th, 2000
 
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: Reasonably priced (~$22 at a local shop) occluded sight.. Doesn't need batteries. Is adjustable for left/right and up/down movement.
Weaknesses: I've had problems mounting this sight to a standard sight rail (phantom 5" sight rail and stock class feed rail, spyder shark-rail) because it doesn't clamp down far enough. It fits well on my Carter Buzzard which has a sight rail slightly larger than others. It requires a good deal of light to be effective (bright daylight works great, when it starts getting anything except that it gets a bit harder to see) even with their "advanced light gathering" thingy. It would be nice if it had a cover for the middle portion of the sight because when looking through the orange plastic lense you tend to see a lot of reflection in that area. A cover would eliminate anything like and would make it easier to see the amber dot.
Conclusion: I won't really argue about if red-dot sights have a point in paintball-- I've have good experiences with them (I use a BSA 42mm sight and I've played against guys on a stock class team using an Adco Swifty and they were deadly accurate with it).. It's tough to say whether or not I'd recommend the Adco Swifty to someone-- I'm rather jaded by the fact that it doesn't mount well to any guns' sight rails. Though-- I've talked with others who have had NO problem mounting theirs to the same guns (phantoms).. Your guess is as good as mine. But-- compared to some of the sights out there [Imp, Copperhead, other battery-powered yet uber-small sighting ring ones.. $15 Wal-Mart specials] this one is nice. Worth trying out since they're not that expensive.. I give it a 7 because of the poor fit on my guns. Also amount of glare/reflection that comes into the picture because of the lack of covering device, and also the need for direct sunlight. An excellent idea for Adco would be to sell a battery and LED add-on that would provide a powered light so as to make the dot really shine through the reticle. It would also make this sight viable for night games or low-light conditions.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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paintballkid199 Friday, August 31st, 2001
 
1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: This sight is great for the price. I have it on my core sharc (the best i tell ya), and I experienced the same problem as the guy before me did attaching it to the sight rail. I found I could use a rubber band or a bit of paper to snug it up It hasn't come loose since. I don't have the low light problems however. Mine seems to be good right up until dusk. I also don't have the reflection problems. I have a remote setup so it is easier with this sight. It's also great that you don't need to go around the powerfeed because there is no retical. I love this sight. !!!!! sorry i have the same oulook on this sight as the person below me !!!!

Weaknesses: The looseness on my sight rail A little difficult to get used to.
Conclusion: Cleaning it is easy, just run some water on it.
Zeroing is easy
Quality is excellent, especially when you consider the low price. I got mine for $18.99 here in downtown .
Rating:
10 out of 10
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