Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Red Dot Rumble!

My muse apparently takes the form of Brad_in_MA...

He sent in this link to a red dot scope he's been thinking about getting for his Ruger Mark III:

Millett Demo SP1 Red Dot Sight 1" Tube 3 MOA Dot Matte Finish

Millett's sophisticated electronic red dot sight contrasts sharply against the background under bright and low light conditions. Redot is waterproof, shockproof, and guaranteed. Both have an eleven click dot intensity adjustment knob and sighting is crystal clear and parallax free. Weaver style rings included.

Now, I've got a handful of red dot sights - I've got a BSA on my Smith & Wesson model 422, and a Leapers (UTG) Red dot on my Ruger 10/22, as well as a TruGlo that was installed on the KRISS I had for T&E. I think there's another BSA kicking around in my drawer of random cheap optics (which is, literally, right above my drawer of random holsters). None of the sights I have are what anyone would call "premium", let's put it that way.

But damn, $30 for a scope and rings? I'm tempted to order one myself!

I don't have any affiliation with Millett; from what I can tell they've got some pretty decent stuff. I really liked the Oko reflex sight that Mr. Completely showed me at SHOT Show last month, but I don't think Brad's ready to spend the same amount of money on an optic that he did on the Ruger. Ditto Aimpoint, Trijicon, or Burris. All great optics, but a little bit "above the pay grade" of what Brad's looking for. The Millett fills a nice niche between the Barskas and Leapers and the high-end stuff, and he won't feel bad about upgrading down the road and leaving the Millett in a drawer.

So, anyone have any experience with Millett red dot scopes?

That is all.


Angus McThag said...

Which is better, a $30 optic that's out of stock or a $500 which is?

Marv and I did a comparison between my $700 Aimpoint and his vast collection of $60 red-dots. I will have spent less in the next year because he's got to put in fresh batteries every time we go to the range.

Rifleman762 said...

I have no experience with the Millett, but for extremely reliable red dots in the $100 range, I'd recommend Primary Arms or the Bushnell TRS-25.

JFT said...

Haven't used one of their red dots, but I have a TRS-1 on my AR, and it's a quality optic.

Jason Roberts said...

I had this exact same one mounted on a S&W 22a. Worked just fine.

Mopar said...

Looks like that $30 price was for a one off sales demo. Hopefully Brad is the one who snagged it!

Kevin said...

I've got the Bushnell TRS-25 on my AR and it works like a champ. Not $30 mind you, but less than $100.

B said...

I have one mounted on a mark III. Good sight. Reliable. Doesn't eat batteries.

it has about 6500 rounds under it with no issues except the extension tube working loose all the time. (Not a big deal)

IIRC, I paid about $89 for mine a few years ago.