Blocked by hopper, Harder to remove hopper (at first), Pretty darn big
Well after reading many reviews and opinions about sights, I said what the hell, it's only 30 bucks, and bought the Adco Sure Shot. It's a nice looking sight, has that cool red front lens - increases your cool factor. Set up was easy at first, lock it onto the sight rail and it's rock solid, very durable. BUT.. then I tried to put the hopper on my A5. Bad news... it wouldn't fit. I had to remove the rear adjustable sight on the A5, which you literally just yank out. That let me move the sight back about another 3/4 of an inch. With that the hopper goes on, but it still barely touches the front corner of the sight. People that know the A5, you know you have to spin the hopper clockwise to "unlock" it and remove it. Well the sight being on the gun prevents this. You gotta' use a little muscle and twist it counter clockwise and pull it out - which really isn't a problem. So then I take a gander through the sight... first thing I notice: the hopper blocks over half the view through the sight (people without A5's this probably won't be much of a problem). BUT... having researched the sights I knew this wouldn't be a problem. You just sight it with both eyes open. keeping your left eye in line with the sight. This way your left eye sees the red dot, and your right eye sees the target. It basically looks like you have a lazer sight lighting up your target. If you move your gun.. the red dot moves equivalently, so it really feels like that red dot is dead-on right down the center line of your gun....Nice. Okay... out to test it. At first the sight was a little off, but it wasn't too bad - maybe 6" to a foot at 30 yards. I messed around a little and seemed to recall that I was more accurate with the stock A5 sight. so... I went back inside, took of the Sure Shot, put the stock sight back on and re-tested. It was definitley not as accurate as the Sure Shot. Back inside, put the Sure Shot back on... back outside...this time with a screwdriver to adjust it. I took a few shots and adjusted the sight - still at 30 yards - until I got it pretty much dead on. I'd say all the shots were going within about a 8-10 inch circle - not bad for paintballs. After the testing, I decided I'd stick with the sight. Definitely more accurate and more consistent than the stock A5 sight.
Overall, I'd say it's a darn good sight. It's relatively inexpensive and it seems pretty durable. But then comes the debate of whether or not you "need" a scope. I say that if you play speedball and arena type games, don't waste your money. But.. if you do scenario & woods type games (like me) then it's a good investment IF (and that's a big if) you have a good barrel. I have the A5 flatline which basically rocks the friggin' house, so accuracy isn't a problem with that barrel. We all know that paintballs aren't very consistent in flight pattern, but if you have a good barrel, and an actual opportunity to 'snipe' someone - such as in a woods game - then this sight will definitely improve (but not guarantee) your chances of getting a hit on your first shot. I'm keeping it on my gun.
Adco Hot Shot (Better in some ways, worse in others, I will explain in the review)
Tippman 98 Custom with 14" Smart Parts Tear Drop Barrel, Ricochet 2K Black Hopper with counter, Worr Gas 70ci 4500psi Nitrogen tank
Not very Durable
Red dot is extremely weak
This will be the first review I've ever given such a low score and there is a good reason. I read all the reviews on this product. All positive and above a 7. Don't be mislead by the reviews. In all honesty, the sight that comes built in to my tippmann 98c is more useful. The Adco SS sight sits well above the gun and even after a lot of adjusting i was unable to line up shots from about 50 feet away to a target about the size of a human torso. The sight broke my first time out when I slipped and fell. But even before it broke, the red dot is NOT visible outdoors and only faintly visible indoors. The sight ends up getting in your way more than it does any good. Unless your gun has no sight I wouldn't spend your money on this. You could spend your money more productively than I did.
If you're dying for a sight this is said to be one of the better ones for a good price. But for sight newbies (like I was), keep in mind that sights have no zoom and can be next to useless other than their looks. Honestly, I would have taken the cheaper Hot Shot over this as the built in targeting for the Hot Shot was way more visible than the Sure Shots Red Dot which was rarely visible. Below Average but not horrible.
Model 98- teardrop barrel, ADCO sure shot sight, psycho ballistics drop forward.
-easy to install
-2 brightness settings
This sight is awsome. It makes your gun cool but most importantly it improves your aim. It is so easy to aim now. Just line up one eye up with the sight and then get the red dot on target. If you like to get a hit with as little paint as possible then I recommend this sight.
This product is really great if you like to aim or if you play woodsball. If you want a good sight, this ones it. I will give it a nine because no product is perfect.
Tippmann 98 Custom, 14inch J&J Ceramic Barrel, Smart Parts Drop Forward, Adco Sure Shot, 12oz & 20oz Co2 tank.
Very easy to install. Good bright dot. Easy to see through.
Kind of hard to "zero" in, but once you do, you will hit almost anything.
This is probably the best sight you can buy for the money. Don't get the Adco IMP, it feels a lot cheaper and isn't as good as this sight. And this sight looks kick @$$ on almost any gun. I put it on my friends Spyder and it looked awesome.
Pure Energy 20 oz. CO2 tank w/butt plate, Pure Energy 12 Oz. CO2 tank w/butt plate, Pure Energy 9 Oz. CO2 Tank w/butt plate
*Coming Soon: ArmoTech Mars EVO*
-Closed in so you don't get a reflective glare from the sun
-Great brightness settings for different areas and sunlight
-Can see the dot even in the middle of the day
-Batteries are cheap and easy to find
-Good field of view
-Plastic, but they all are, so that's nothing to count off against it
-Little bit on the tall side, but its nice if you don't want to buy a raised sight rail or you have a long neck
-Weird ripple effect as you're looking through the sight, but you can still see well
Definitly a good buy. Very cheap, and a good addition to any support or overwatch player. And hey, I use one and I'm a mainline player. It's great!
Every thing about this sight is good. The red dot appears clearly and visibly in daytime and night time. The intensity levels also help you so you can use highest intensity durring the day and lower for at night. It isn't that expensive either. I got mine for thirty dollars. Also, after you install it onto your gun, it stays there. It dosen't loosen and fall off. It also lets you position it so you can point the sight upper or lower and right or left. Its pretty acurate. I shot from about 50 ft away from my target and the paintballs hit where the red dot was located. Some missed about only by inches.
Nothing is really bad about this product. I had some trouble intsalling it but it wasn't that bad. Also, you probably wont be able to find the battery at some supermarket or pharmacy. I bought them at a Radio Shack. Also, the red dot only is visible through the scope. I think this is a good thing cause other people wont see it and they wont know your about to shoot them.
This is a good sight and I reccomend it to any one interested in a sight that is good and not too expensive. Buy this sight, you'll be happy.
I've only tested it, but i noticed a few nice things. It has a fairly wide field of view. Feels fragile at first (actually the little lens cap on the front broke installing the thing) but if you get it put on well it's quite stable. Warranty against damage anyway, so who cares. Red dot is excellent. Has 2 settings, but even the first one showed up fine in the middle of the day, unless you point it at the sun, but why the heck would you be doing that?
Has a fragile feel. Doesn't fit very securely onto a flatline barrel system, but that's the barrel shroud's problem, not the sight. Also, if you have a flatline and you get the sight, you're gonna have a problem with your hopper blocking your view. I'm gonna see if I can solve that with a new elbow or an extension. Also, getting a smaller 40 round hopper may be better. If you're sniping with a sight you probably don't need more that 40 rounds anyway.
m98 w/flatline, CAR stock, remote, sure shot sight, v-bolt, etc...
It is great... It seems to have nice long battery life... (i accedentally left mine on between playing) ....(like a week) and it was toast.....but i snagged another for 1.87$ ...the 2 brightness modes are nice....mine hasnt been hit, but i have knocked it a few times..........ok.........for all you people that obviously dont know how to use a red dot sight......dont close 1 eye and look down it.....keep both open and line your closest eye up with the dot.......then you should see everything with just a dot flying around....put the dot on the target.....and splat.......i dont really fumble with the aligning too much.....
nothing really...........i guess its plastic....but what do you expect for the price....
good...if you want a good quality, but cheap site...buy it....
spyder tl plus
14in. dye exel barrel
sure shot laser sight
-battery is outstanding, last for awhile and is easy to put in and take out
-even though it may take you a good 25, 30 minutes to set properly, if done right you can't miss
-is allowed in tornament play because the laser is built in and doesn't shine on the player
-you can't really use a laser sight during speedball because if you spend time lining up your target chances are against you and you'll probably get shot. so do to that the on;y way you can use the sight is if you are trying to be a stealth player.
great if you want to be a stealth player and great for the money spent.gives you pin-point accuracy when installed right.i picked off a couple of my friends with the sight so i know it works out great. plus since i have the spyder tl plus the sight worked out great because there is this thing that blocks the rail so it forces you to get a sight. and thank god i picked this sight because nothin i've used so far beats it.