Minus the Aimpoint name and with less warranty and slightly less battery life but as tested by many folk including those at ARFcom same durability and functionality for one tenth the price with the same physical packaging & appearance...
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$79 to $99
Primary Arms ~ Red Dot Sights
Primary Arms - AR15.COM
Review of Primary Arms cheap red dot - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Primary Arms Micro Dot Gen 3 Vuurwapen Blog
YouTube - Primary Arms Micro Dot Gen 3 Toss/Drop Fun
Of course if you're going to be shipping off to a known war zone or are a LEO or are running a security detail that seriously mandates use of such gear then a real not knockoff Aimpoint makes the most sense. Especially when Uncle Sam/the client is paying for it anyway by way of reimbursement/expense charge back.
But for the 98.5% rest of us who are shooting no further than 100 yds. at best on a range under at the worst overcast grey skies not 10' away from a heated truck/car with a sammich and hot coffee inside...Well then these lesser and lower cost product should be more than fine for that use and the one off odds against odds use in repelling Deebo upon he kicking in our residence door.
There is cost and there is benefit, and jut beyond where the two meet is called the area of depreciating return.
Toys are meant to be fun and tools to be useful. Not to bankrupt you nor steal food from your table.
- Janq is neither GIJOE nor COBRA, and thus does not need GIJOE or COBRA grade and attendant cost gear