Made for Paintball Markers - Fits the A5 and Model 98 and clears the hoppers.
Designed by OPSGEAR working with SG FIVE SWAT Trainers
Bead Blasted Anodized Aluminum - BLACK
The two GHOST Rings align in seconds to provide instant target acquisition
Will mount on the Tippmann A5 or Model 98
Will Mount on ANY weaver style, picatinny or 20mm mount in seconds
Can be mounted toward the front (Close Quarter Style) or on the top of a rail
Requires no batteries
The OPSGEAR Fast on Target (FOT) Sight is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Simmons 42mm Red Dot Sight: much larger and heavier than the FOT Sight, though it seems to offer a bit more precision.
AGD Tac-one (RPG Minitac)
Deadlywind Fibur CF Barrel
Freak inserts (.687, .689, and .691)
Ricochet Apache LED Hopper
Ghost rings a bit large, Pin inside can come loose, expensive
I bought this after reading the previous positive reviews. I'm not quite as thrilled with the product as the previous reviewers. It is indestructible, but the ghost rings are actually too big and don't create a very small focus area for sighting. Plus, the pin inside tends to unscrew with the vibrations of firing the gun. The problem with this is that it's difficult to screw it back in because the screw is underneath one of the ghost rings. Also, it can't be adjusted and secured into any specific height within the ghost ring.
Another minor complaint, which may be related more to my gun than anything else, is that it has a very low profile, and depending on whether or not you mount a stock on your gun, you may have to purchase a raised sight rail on which to mount the FOT sight. Other sights, such as red dots, often don't require additional sight rails because they mount slightly higher on the gun.
After playing for a longer time (not to mention much more often), I've raised my opinion of this product. In response to the two comments, it is true that you can adjust the screw inside the ghost ring--that was my original problem with it coming loose. It's also true that the problem with the screw becoming loose can be resolved with some loctite or (in my case) teflon tape. It's a simple solution that takes care of that issue. While aiming still isn't quite as precise as with a good red dot, this product has other benefits.
After using both this sight and a Simmons 42mm red dot, I have to say that I like both equally. Along with its durability, I've also come to appreciate this sight for its light weight. It's much lighter than a red dot. Besides that, it takes up very little space comparatively. I really appreciate that now that I've switched from a Tippmann Custom Pro to an AGD Tac-one.
Unless you're afraid of having your sight damaged, get a red dot instead. The FOT is a decent sight, but it's really not worth the cost. It's an expensive sight for what you get, and should be cheaper.
If you can find one of these, check it out and see what you think. I've checked the Opsgear web site, and I'm not sure they make it anymore. You may be able to find one on Ebay or other forums.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 at 1:43 pm PST
Tippmann A-5 MP5 setup
Special Ops Paintball MP5 air-thru mag
Opsgear M4 wire stock
Opsgear FOT rail mount and FOT sight
All Metal Construction
A little pricy.
For the same price, you can get a bigger red dot sight.
Well, you have to use a riser in order to use this sight. You can get any riser or buy the Raider one. But be forewarned, the A-5 stock hopper will not fit if you decide to use the Raider riser. That's the only down part. Anything else is all good. The sight is durable and tough. It's all metal construction. The only problem I've experienced on the field is aiming because the mask gets in the way.
Overall, a good product. I would recommend it if you don't want to fiddle with batteries or worry about shattering the lens on your sight.
A5, 3position stock od green, 7inch raider grip, fake magazine, opsgear fot sight, weaver second handelod grean, rufus dawg remote, 14 in teardrop barrel, od grean magpul.
Strong locks on very quickely first paintball sight that is practical while playing
You nead a raise to use it
It is not ment for the stock rail on the a5 irt is ment for the raider grip like pictured. but you still ned to raise the sight if you have a stock and you whant to use it while plaing. this site locks on quick so it ends up to be very practical. thi sight is extremaly rugged because it is metal so you dont half to worrie about it braking. no batories+ no lenses+.
When mounted on standard A-5 Rail you still cant see with your mask on.
OK i really like it, I haven't used in the field yet but i still really like it. BE AWARE. On the web site they say that it works perfect with the RAIDER SIGHT RAIL AND SCOPE MOUNT.
"This RAIDER Scope and Mount Combo will fit the top of any Paintball Gun that has a 7/8 inch top rail such as the Model 98 or Tippmann A5.
The rail will clear the Hoppers on these markers and host the FOT sight and all other weaver based sights we carry.
THE SIGHT RAIL DOES NOT CLEAR THE HOPPER!
The standard A-5 hopper wont even fit on the marker when you have the sight rail on. The hopper doesn't fit straight and when you look through the sight you can only see half of the circles. You cant still use the TAC CAP but who wants to run around with only 50 balls in there hopper. I haven't found out how to fix this problem yet but I'm on it.
The sight is very nice. It is kinda expensive but what isn't, BUT Be sure to match it with a different sight rail.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 9:54 pm PST