Originally Posted by frostyone
I don't believe that is what he is talking about. A magnified optic can be a better choice for certain people depending on the application. I think he is referring to things like buying a cheap airsoft quad rail for $50 when you can buy a Magpul MOE for $35 and just add rail sections. Or why spend $100 on some knock off red dot when primary arms makes a red dot with a great warranty for $90.
My first AR had enough cheap knock off crap that worked ok but I would have never trusted my life to. I went through multiple red dots before finding 1 that would hold zero. I was pretty broke at the time and didn't know any better. As I got online and started reading I decided that this AR would have no cheap junk. I didn't want to have to wonder if things were gonna work.
I sold the first AR. My current AR will never leave.
When I started crunching the numbers to buy my first AR, I looked at a couple at the local gun stores, but the wide variety didn't leave me feeling warm and fuzzy, so I went online, and found this forum. Yeah, I looked at many other forums, but most were almost shills for their sponsors, and the mods would literally lock a topic because someone didn't 'use the search function', or, in the most bizarre instance, someone went in, asking questions for guidance on what to build, and the mod locked the damn topic and told the poor guy to come back after he had built his rifle.
That was retarded.
So...I came here, read a bunch, asked a TON of questions, and built my AR.
I currently run Magpul on it, with BUIS form Magpul, with a Primary Arms RDS on it. I have the magnifier, 6X, stuck in my drawer. I didn't find it conducive to my shooting.
Currently saving nickels and dimes to buy my next RDS, and thinking about holographic for it. I know I'll drop several hundred on it, but I look forward to it, but that will be months down the road, as I have some things going on that take priority over my getting a new toy for my toy.
I may go dissipator look on it. I like that style. But that is really about all the more I can think of wanting to do to it. I like it clean and uncluttered.