Red dot sights. Traditional Red dot sights need batteries which drain fast . Cleaning the lense if you get hit in the sight. Fiber Optic Sight avoids all of these hassles.
A-5 with a bunch of accessories.
Accurate once you learn to aim with it. Hi visibility, No batteries, no cleaning.
Glow stick popped out when took a direct hit and got lost.
I loved it until it broke. Glow stick popped out of the sight during a game and is lost. What the heck do I do now Brass Eagle? How about making it so it sits more securely in the sight or selling replacement fiber optic sticks like similar products do for real hunting rifles.
It's good but don't cry when the glow stick gets lost. You've been warned it's a weak construction and manufacturer doesn't sell replacement sticks.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 at 5:46 pm PST
-Very cheap (7.95 dollars)
-Makes use of my sight rail
-Easy to use
-Did I mention cheap?
-Hard as hell to put on my Spyder 2 in 1 JAVA sight rail.
-Flat head screws
-The mount things are a little small, could be longer.
First upgrade on my gun, worth it's weight in gold.
I use it like this, I sight it so I can only see the green dot,
I then open both of my eyes,
I focus on anything other than the gun,
I point my gun at the target, see blurry green dot meet point of aim,
Basic BB gun scope waaaay back when I was a newb with my Stingray. Needless to say, didn't work.
Blue Shutter with Storm frame with chrome aluminum Mako grips
Shocktech rear cocking delrin bolt
Chrome Palmer Stabilizer with gauge
2.5" Chrome CP Lightning Drop
Cp on/off ASA
12 V revvy with WAS TurboRev board and vortex impeller
2 100 round pod pack
12" chrome CP
14" JJ ceramic
Here's the one I use the sight on:
VSC CCI Phantom
11" CCI barrel
BE Tru-Glow sight
Ronin Gear Stock Class Harness
It actually works. Don't try this with a gun like a Stingray or stock Spyder and expect it to work. It won't work over your powerfeed at all, and a centerfeed is difficult to work with as well. but if you have a clear sight rail and an accurate gun (like a Phantom) it works pretty well. It doesn't restrict vision like a scope, and it's small, so it gives almost no extra target, unlike the red-dot sites. It takes no batteries as an added bonus.
Runs off sunlight. Needless to say, doesn't work too well at night. It also takes a while to figure out how to use it for accurate shots, and it's almost worthless in speedball, unless there's the leg sticking out and you have plenty of time to aim. If you don't know how to use a fiber optic sight, it will take a while and you'll likely give up on this.
It does the job and does it as well as any other sight if you know how to use it. The low profile is nice, and even if you did take a hit, I don't think it would break the sight. And even if you did, it's only $10, so it's no major loss. It doesn't work with powerfeed guns, it's too low a profile, and if you try to use it as an optical illusion sight it makes it really insanely hard to line up. I'm giving it an 8 because if you put it on the right gun and know how to use it, it'll work as well as an $80 sight, and it doesn't take batteries and it is VERY low profile. On the other hand, it won't work at night (neither does any sight though, unless it's night vision), and it won't work with a powerfeed or vert feed gun. I tried it on my Shutter and I couldn't make it work.
It is accurate and can get you a target fast. Its cheap, no batteries, does not require much sun light to work, built hard and wont break easily like most sights.
Itz too damn small. It cant fit any of my markers. Got me so mad I wanted to use it as a target.
Good scope if you could actually use the small piece of crap. Maybe if you tape it on your marker you might be able to use it. From what I tried, dunt get the scope if you own a Tippmann Pro-Carbine or Stringray. All in all it was a waste of my money.
-- Its very cheap, I got my at Kmart for $10.50
-- It does its job very well for longer shots, that is once you learn how to use it right.
-- This sign along with my 16" barrel makes snipping possible.
-- You can get your target in your sight fast because it glows. (also I like how you donít have to look at your sight then at you target to see if its lined up. What I do is look at my target and wait for a red dot to show up on the player --- its kind of like a laser --)
-- It doesnít require much light, and since you donít play much in the dark, its great!
-- It intimidates the other players because it looks kind of like a laser!!
-- Just like most of the others who put a review on this website. I also had the biggest pain, putting this thing on. Its to dang small_!!
-- I do a lot of close shots (meaning around 15ft) so it isnít really used much. (I kind of wish I hadnít bought it)
-- There is quite a few goods about this sight but putting this thing on was such a pain in the ----- that it almost wasnít worth it (I got so mad!!!). Also I donít use it very much so who needs it? I give it a 5 out of 10 because its kind of half good and half bad.
Doesn't fit - I heated mine with hot water to expand the plastic so I could slide it on the dove tail (did'nt help enough) then I took two flat head screw drivers and tried to pry its opening up so I could slide it on and it started to break so I stoped and it still wasn't open big enough to fit on a standard 3/8" dovetail.
Don't buy it, its not worth the hassle, also if it was installed I don't know if it would have had much more advantage over just staring down the side of your barrel
I have a copperhead red dot sight but the batteries are empty
Tippman 98 Custom with many things on it, Optimized for Co2 use and speedball
its cheap, I bought it at K-Mart for around $10. I thought it would be neat to have it replace the front sight of my '98 so when I look trough the back sight i have a little red dot. it hasn't taken a hit yet but the plastic feels pretty sturdy and the fiber rod has a plastic cover on it to protect it from paintball hits
Very difficult to install if you dont know how to do it right
I did the following.
1. get a small pot and fill it with water and heat itf
2. remove all the screws from the sight
3. put the sight into the boilling water for about 30 seconds
now that its hot it should be more elastic and you should be able to put it on your rail
another negative aspect of this product is that it is manufactured by Brass Eagle and therefore has the Brass Eagle reputation of being junk
you can't adjust it but i knew that before I bought it
its not a bad sight after i got it to fit on my gunn it does the trick
Spyder Imagine w/o bottomline setup, 14" PMI razzor, 14 oz co2 and viewloader revolution 12v w/ x-board
i guess it slightly improves your aim
very cheap construction, HARD to fit on gun
I can understand how this product works for some, but for me it doesn't. It's rather cheaply made, the plastic feels very flimsy, and it was almost impossible to fit onto the marker... my accuracy was not really improved with this product, it just seems a whole lot easier to do with the naked eye, but to each his own.
A product that you will either love or hate, buy it if you really want to, but don't expect too much.
Tippman Custom 98
BE Fiber Optic Sight
-Good Accuracy (If you know how to use it)
- Looks Cool
- Stinks to get on your gun (see review)
I bought this sight a K-Mart's "going out of business" sale for $6.00. I took it home and tried sliding it on to my dovetail on my Tippy...nope, wouldn't fit. So I did the remove the screws and boil for 30 seconds trick and it slid right on. Problem solved.
Anyways, I play in the back so I get to use the sight a lot. I have only played in one game with it and it seemed to shoot at what I aimed for. Plus it looks awesome. What else could you ask for for 6 bucks?
Great sight for the price. If you can find one, buy it. Just boil it and it will slide right on. I give it a 7 for the hassle of installation.