Red Dot Optic sight for M4?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Wornouttrails, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Wornouttrails

    Wornouttrails New Member

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    Looking to upgrade my sights on my M4 Carbine.........Any recommendations on a good quailty Optic? Thanks, W.T.
     
  2. ARnoob

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  3. Ruzai

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    Well, it depends...What's the optic going to be used for, close range or medium to long range? Do you want any magnification? Red-dot type or crosshair type?
    Most importantly is what is your price range?

    If you've got the money you could always go with a good ACOG or a Jpoint or the bundle of the two from JP Enterprises, of course that's the high end stuff for competition. Check out OpticsPlanet.com - Binoculars, Sunglasses, Night Vision Goggles, Riflescopes, Flashlights, Telescopes, Rangefinders, Microscopes - Hunting, Outdoor, Science, & Military Gear
     
  4. StoneCobra

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    Like ARnoob said, I don't know what your funds are, but the Aimpoint H-1 is great. It is light and very quick on aquiring the target. This also depends on what range you will be using it for, but you can always add a magnifier.
     
  5. russ

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    So far, I'm digging my EOTech 512. I may see about adding a magnifier to it at a later date.
     
  6. StoneCobra

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    That's a good way to go also! I think it is a toss up between them both. I run an aimpoint on my personal AR and a eotech on my SWAT rifle. I like both,, but was really impressed with the H-1 Aimpoint.
     
  7. Wornouttrails

    Wornouttrails New Member

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    Thanks for your insight on my m4 sight delima!

    I am leaning toward an H-1 Aimpoint for my M-4! (The 517 Eotech may also find its way on the shorty) ..................Thanks, W.T. :cool:
     
  8. MILWAR

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    I'm a Tactical Gear Retailer. The Aimpoint Micro H-1 is definitely a good choice.

    When you pick up the H-1, you'll have to decide if you want to mount it directly on the rail, or on a raised mount. The H-1 is a small sight and the red dot will be approximately 1/2 and inch above the rail surface.

    If you'd like the dot higher than that, there is a Larue Quick Disconnect mount that will raise it another 1/2 an inch.

    If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask. We have a lot of experience with the Aimpoint line.

    Have a good day!

    Matt
     
  9. IGETEVEN

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    MILWAR welcome to the FTF forum! :D

    Maybe you can stop by the INTRODUCTIONS section of the forum and tell us a little about yourself...and your TG site. :)

    You may be able to drum up some business and returning customers here, if you become a Vendor...with the usual * cough, cough * FTF forum member discounts! :D

    Please contact Administration if you would be interested in becoming a Vendor here.

    Jack
     
  10. MILWAR

    MILWAR New Member

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    Wow, didn't know it was that affordable. I saw the outrageous monthly fee that another "popular" forum wanted me to pay to be a "member" and decided to go in stealth on all the forums.

    I got the subscription, thanks for the heads up!

    Ok, I'm legit now.....lol

    Matt
     
  11. MILWAR

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    We do have the Aimpoint Micro H-1 in stock with free shipping (ships within 24 hours). You can see it here:

    Aimpoint Micro H-1

    It shows a picture of "just the H-1 on a Rock River Arms rifle", and it shows a picture of "the H-1 and the Larue" mount. You can add the mount by choosing the checkbox option that says: LaRue Quick Release Raised Mount (11465)

    Matt
     
  12. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Oh hell!! :eek:

    A brand new Supporting Member? Now I really want some real special FTF forum optical tactical gear discounts...and that INTRODUCTION, Matt! :cool:

    Jack
     
  13. brandy

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  14. NPD5946TSW

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    I run an aimpoint T-1..... basically the same as the H-1.. tough as nails. I have a compm2, m4s, and an eotech 512.... but the aimpoint micro's (H-1 and T-1) are sweet. I just can't take the thing off....
     
  15. Gatekeeper

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    While I really wanted to get a T-1 or H-1 I really didn't have the cash to spring for one.
    I ended up getting a Vortex SPARC mini red dot a few weeks ago for $199 including mounts.
    While the battery life is measured in months instead of years like the Aimpoints, the batteries are cheap, it's waterproof/shockproof and seems like its a very well made lower cost option.
    I am very impressed with it so far, but only time will tell if I need to test Vortex's lifetime warranty
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    Last edited: May 15, 2010